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Search Begins for Executive Director PDF Print E-mail
The Board of Directors of Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc. announces the commencement of the search for an Executive Director to lead the organization in the coming years.  Applications are currently being accepted.  Instructions for submitting an application along with the job description for the position are now available. The position will be open until filled.  Applications and cover letters received by December 15, 2015 will receive first consideration.  Applicants should DOWNLOAD the application in order to type into the document.  Interviews will be conducted in January and February 2016.

Since January 2014 the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council for Faith in Action Caregivers have been engaged in an intensive transition process to prepare for the retirement of the organization’s first and only Executive Director.  Jeanette L. Wojcik has announced her intention to retire sometime in 2016.  The retirement date is indefinite and will depend on when the Board of Directors has hired a new Executive Director.

In 2011 the Governance Committee developed a plan for the transition of executive staff.  At the time the committee was composed of Linda Comins, The Rev. Cynthia Byers Walter, Paula Singer and Carol P. Miller.  In January 2014 the Board of Directors appointed a Transition Committee to plan the process for the retirement of the Executive Director.  Members of the Transition Committee included Roanne Burech, Carol P. Miller, Paula Singer, The Rev. Donna Kraus and The Rev. Kenny Hardway.  The committee met monthly, read books and articles on nonprofit executive transitions, participated in webinars and even talked with Tim Wolfred, author of Managing Executive Transitions: A Guide for Nonprofits.  

As part of the process, the Board engaged the help of Helen Harms to assist with the development of a new strategic plan.  As the Director for Evangelical Mission and Coaching for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Helen brought a great deal of expertise to the transition process.  Helen led the organization in the development of a Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2018.   These goals will guide the work of the organization in the coming years.
  •    Increase the volunteer base by 21% at the end of three years along with commensurate increases in care receivers served and hours of service provided
  •     Increase the number of participating congregations who provide volunteer caregivers and / or financial support by 10% each year
  •     Develop strategies that solidify the vision, mission and values and promote them in the community to increase the number of volunteers, financial support for the organization and awareness of the services provided
  •     Secure consistent sources of funding while utilizing good stewardship of current resources to enable ongoing operations and fund capital improvements

In addition, a short term goal to provide funding for the administrative transition through July 2016 was included in the Strategic Goals.

The Search Committee consisting of Roanne Burech, Carol P. Miller, The Rev. Kenny Hardway, The Rev. Richard Skaggs and Mark Sengewalt have updated the job description for the position.  Applications are now being accepted through December 15, 2015.  The position description and application along with details of other information needed to submit an application are available for download. 

It is the hope of the organization that the process will continue to move forward with a number of qualified applicants from which to choose the next Executive Director and achieve the ultimate goal of making a smooth transition that will allow Faith in Action Caregivers to grow, thrive and continue to touch the lives of our elderly and disabled neighbors.