Chief Community Advancement Officer

St. Philip's School and Community Center
June 10, 2021
1600 Pennslyvania, Dallas, Texas
Job Type


St. Philip's School and Community Center is a ministry that operates a private, non-denominational, Pre-K through sixth grade elementary school, building academic excellence, strong self-esteem and high character values.  In addition, for more than 30 years, we have provided programs 12 months a year through our Community Center for children, their families and for senior citizens in South Dallas, including athletic, after-school and cultural programs, the food pantry, and a meals-on-wheels depot.

General Summary

As a part of the leadership team, the Chief Community Advancement Officer reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Community Center Services and, Community Development.   Responsible for the direct supervision of a team of five and a division of approximately 10 staff.  This position requires a strong people management acumen that leads, directs and enhances the potential of the team.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Urban Development or similar degree
  • Five years of managerial experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite
  • 2 years experience in a non-profit organization


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop/refine strategic vision in consultation with department directors
  • Supervise, lead weekly team meetings
  • Manage projects to ensure timely completion of department rocks/goals
  • Gather data and report out on weekly metrics
  • Conduct periodic staff performance evaluations


  • Responsible for ensuring that Community Advancement program content is reflected in all communication materials (newsletters, magazines, website)

Board Liaison/Support

  • Attend and prepare/provide reports for monthly board meetings and Executive

Committee meetings

  • Plan and orchestrate quarterly Community Advancement Committee meetings
  • Serve as primary liaison for board committee members, providing and communicating opportunities for engagement throughout the year

Community Networking

  • Establish high impact strategic collaborations – being out in the community, understanding the landscape of Community Services and Community development in South Dallas
  • Represent St. Philip’s on multiple collaboration teams (Currently: TREC, EPA, Area Planning Committee)
  • Participate in relevant City Council and Committee meetings
  • Attract Resources for Community Advancement

Public Relations

  • Serve as primary spokesperson for St. Philip’s Community Advancement


  • Plan and lead fundraising efforts for Community Advancement in coordination with the Philanthropy Department


Required Qualities

Employee Core Values:

Servant-heart: Displays Christ-like character

Respectful: Treats all with dignity

Trustworthy: Behaves and speaks in a manner that builds trust

Pursing Excellence: Strives to be better both individually, organizationally and in the community

Collaborative: Works well with others

Dedicated: Works hard, Passionately invests in ministry


Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Person must exhibit manual dexterity, hear and understand speech at normal levels; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Application Instructions

All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to


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