Director of Program and Strategic Development

National Council - Society of St. Vincent de Paul   Maryland Heights, MO   Full-time     Research & Development
Posted on April 3, 2024

Newly created position

Key Responsibilities:

-Lead the strategy team and manage outside consultants to implement, develop, and evaluate the organizations’ strategic directions.

  • -As program ideas arise, research their potential and work with leadership to assess the degree to which the ideas advance the mission and objectives of the organizations. Analyze or program impact in alignment with the Society’s mission, financial opportunity, risk, and competition’s effect on the Society’s reputation and brand. Evaluate other salient factors to determine which ideas should proceed to the national CEO and National Board for further discussion.
  • -Collaborate with the SVDPUSA grants management team to lead implementation of program ideas through collaborative funding opportunities.
  • -Observe and analyze external, societal, and business trends that currently or may in the near future impact the mission, business and activities of the Society. Report findings and observations, along with recommendations for preventative measures and responses, to Society leadership. Assist/lead the design of high quality qualitative and quantitative analyses and regularly communicate the resulting analyses and elevated key insights.
  • -Develop business plans for any ideas above that proceed to the next level of discussion, including financial pro formas, leadership needs, capital plans if any, staffing, startup costs, rollout plans and other elements for a successful business or program launch and multiyear development.
  • -With other national staff and local leaders, analyze current operations of Society programs for the purpose of developing and recommending best practices including those in spiritual formation, services for the poor, membership recruitment and development and all other areas. These may include models in existing Council/Conference examples and external/new ideas for Society testing.

-Serve as the National Council’s “research and development” resource for the Board and CEO to consider new program ideas, national strategic direction of the Society, and related futures thinking.

-Upon assignment, staff the National Board of Directors’ strategic planning committee or related teams.

This position is based in St. Louis and has a starting salary of $100,000 to $125,000.

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