Welcome to Xavier Mission!

Xavier Mission is a FOR-IMPACT organization providing basic services as well as opportunities for empowerment and self-sufficiency to New Yorkers in need. We prefer the term “for-impact” rather than “non-profit”, as we would rather be defined by what we DO than what we don’t do.

Since 1983, Xavier Mission has welcomed, served, and empowered our guests with dignity and respect. We operate six community outreach programs that provide a continuum of services to those facing difficult times.

Each individual program provides an opportunity for our guests to take a step towards achieving safety, stability, and self-sufficiency, and works in collaboration with our other programs to offer holistic care and support.

Thank you for your interest in Xavier Mission. We look forward to seeing you soon!

36

Years of Service

6

Staff Members

Unending Love

Our Team

Cassandra Agredo, LMSW
Cassandra Agredo, LMSWExecutive Director
cagredo@xaviermission.org
212-627-2100, x208
Rachel Johnson, MSW
Rachel Johnson, MSWDirector of LSEP
rjohnson@xaviermission.org
212-627-2100, x205
Roxanne De La Torre
Roxanne De La TorreDirector of Outreach
rdelatorre@xaviermission.org
212-627-2100, x211
Beverly Torres
Beverly TorresChef
Briana Prieto
Briana PrietoAdministrative Assistant
Raymond Perez
Raymond PerezMaint. & Inventory Manager
Adilson Silva
Adilson SilvaCustodian

Board of Members

Fr. Kenneth Boller, S.J., President
Pastor, Church of St. Francis Xavier

Charles S. Mattingly, Esq.
The Corcoran Group

Paula Sarro, Esq.
Mercy Center

Board of Directors

Fr. Kenneth Boller, S.J., Ex officio
President, Xavier Mission

Cassandra L. Agredo, LMSW, Ex officio
Executive Director, Xavier Mission

Dawn Besthoff, Chair
The New York City Law Department (Ret.)

Ann Marie Boccuzzi
The Altman Building

Will Brown, Jr., Ph.D.
Brown Companies & Associates, Inc.

Anissa Dhouibi
Citigroup

Robert J. Diehl, CFA
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Harry Francisco Lewis Escobar
Grupo APEX

Vaishali Javeri, Esq.
Credit Suisse

Matthew LaFargue, Vice-Chair
Michael Kors (Ret.)

John J. Langdon
Hickory Farms, Inc. (Ret.)

James MacGregor, Treasurer
Alliance Bernstein Global

Nandini Nair, Esq., Secretary
Greenspoon Marder LLP

Patricia O’Connell
Aerten Consulting

Matthew A. Pucker
Compass

Daniel Tore
Torebro, Inc.

Employment & Board Opportunities

Xavier Mission is looking for new members of our team to keep our operations running smoothly behind the scenes! We are seeking energetic, hard-working people who are interested in serving their community and gaining valuable professional experience at the same time.

The following employment opportunities are available:

Position Overview:
The Development Manager at Xavier Mission will be an integral player in a small but mighty team devoted to making life better for thousands of New Yorkers struggling to survive.

This is a new position at the organization, allowing for the Development Manager to be creative and put their own stamp on the job while working with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director to develop and implement a more strategic, consistent fundraising approach at Xavier Mission. The Development Manager can expect support from an active, engaged Board of Directors with varied backgrounds and experience.

This role reports to the Executive Director, and will be responsible for managing and executing the organization’s fundraising efforts, grant development, annual appeals, reporting, campaigns, and donor relations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Administrative
    • Manage an organized database of donor information
    • Complete data and gift entry, update demographic information as needed, keep records of interactions with donors
    • Track progress of fundraising campaigns and events and report on them to stakeholders
  • Donor Stewardship/Communications
    • Steward existing donors with personalized communications, gift acknowledgements, mailings, meetings, and events
    • Identify and solicit prospective donors
    • Strategize to convert organizational supporters into donors
    • Work to diversify the network of support for Xavier Mission
    • Utilize social media platforms for Xavier Mission for donor communications
    • Write basic donor communications pieces (acknowledgements, requests, etc).
  • Events
    • Plan and execute the annual fundraising campaign
    • Organize and plan other fundraising events
    • Outreach to existing and potential donors around event sponsorship
    • Assist Xavier Mission staff with other events as needed
  • Grants
    • Research, identify, and contact potential grantors
    • Prepare grant packages
    • Track and prepare grant reports and ensure timely submission
    • Maintain and update grant documents and funding calendars
  • Planning
    • Follow Development Plan and provide updates on strategic goals
    • Provide input on future plans and help craft goals
    • Keep a calendar of fundraising activities throughout the year
  • Work collaboratively with the members of the Associate Board and the Board of Directors
    • Provide informative monthly development updates to the Board at meetings
    • Assist with updating the communications calendar for Xavier Mission
    • Work with outside contractors on larger communications projects and campaigns
  • Other
    • Network on behalf of Xavier Mission within the community
    • Perform any related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2-5 years relevant experience
  • Relevant work experience with a similar non-profit strongly preferred
  • Passion and interest in Xavier Mission’s mission and values
  • Creative problem-solver willing and able to adapt to changing needs
  • Confident and outgoing personality comfortable interacting with all types of people
  • Ability to engage effectively and work collaboratively with various stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Initiative and good judgment in prioritizing tasks
  • Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humor
  • Calm under pressure
  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Knowledge of and comfort using email and Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with email marketing platforms (e.g. Mailchimp, Constant Contact) and experience with CRM (e.g. Salesforce, Zendesk) databases preferred
  • English fluency required; proficiency in Spanish a plus


Essential Physical Demands:

The person in this position:

  • Frequently remains in a stationary position.
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, other offices, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
  • Occasionally carries boxes and containers full of documents, printed promotional materials, or promotional products relevant to the position.
  • Occasionally travels around New York City to attend meetings, conferences, and other organizational events.
  • Frequently communicates with staff, donors, volunteers, and clients and must be able to exchange accurate information in these interactions with clarity.


Salary & Benefits:

  • $60,000-65,000 (starting salary commensurate with experience)
  • Full benefits including health, dental, vision, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, and generous paid time-off policy.


Notes:

  • This is a full-time, salaried position, exempt from overtime.
  • Due to COVID-19, many of the administrative duties of this position can be done remotely; however, onsite work will be required so candidates must be local.
  • The Development Manager is welcomed and encouraged to spend time in the Xavier Mission programs, specifically the Welcome Table, Food Pantry and/or Shelter, in order to familiarize themselves with the programs for which they will be seeking funding.


How To Join the Team!

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter detailing your qualifications, and the specific writing sample (prompt below).

Writing Sample Prompt: Please write a letter (one page or less) acknowledging a substantial gift from a donor in support of Xavier Mission’s Financial Assistance Program.

See specifics for submitting your application in the column to the right.

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Xavier Mission is currently accepting applications for members to its Board of Directors. We are seeking leaders who support the mission, vision, values, programs and policies of Xavier Mission through collaboration, volunteering, innovative networking, and the creation of unique fundraising opportunities. Board members will be expected to address issues that include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, development, fundraising, communications, and operations. Board members utilize their professional experience to provide vision, energy, and insight to increase Xavier Mission’s resources and effectiveness. Board Members work together to develop and achieve our fundraising goals in order to enable us to continue our service to our community. The ideal Board Member will help with identifying partners who can leverage resources to further enhance the services provided by Xavier Mission.

We are particularly interested in individuals with development experienceincluding overseeing a portfolio of donors and prospects. The ideal candidate is familiar with the donor pipeline, including identification, research, cultivation, briefing, request for support, and prompt follow up, stewardship, and recognition. They will be comfortable helping develop individual donor strategies, along with materials, to identify, renew, and upgrade donor gifts.

BENEFITS:

As a member of Xavier Mission’s Board, you will connect with community members, philanthropists and corporations while making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experiences to create a significant impact for a cause you care about while connecting with like-minded peers who share your passions and ambitions. Members will be given the opportunity to expand their personal and professional networks by meeting new people at meetings, fundraisers, and social events, as well as having opportunities to network and build relationships with leaders across an array of industries. In addition to harnessing your skills, creativity and knowledge to help those in need, members will learn new skills beyond their professional expertise and gain new perspectives on important social issues. Board members receive no financial compensation for service. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Xavier Mission Board Members​ ​are asked to serve as volunteers in our programs, plan and attend events for the benefit of Xavier Mission throughout the year, and contribute in a meaningful way, through either ticket sales or contributions to the execution of the event. They are asked to introduce the work of Xavier Mission to their internal networks through personal conversation, mail and/or social media in order to help increase awareness. Members serve as thoughtful advocates for​ ​Xavier Mission, staying up-to-date on its mission, programs and events. Members make Xavier Mission a philanthropic priority. This commitment can be achieved through a combination of in-kind gifts, friend-raising, ticket sales to fundraising events and personal contributions at an amount that is meaningful and significant to you.

Directors attend and actively participate in monthly Board meetings and are expected to participate in at least one Board committee. Board terms are three years.

Xavier Mission is seeking to establish an Associate Board from the emerging leaders of NYC who support the mission, vision and values of Xavier Mission through volunteering, innovative networking and the creation of unique fundraising opportunities. Associate Board Members will assist Xavier Mission’s Executive Board in the achievement of it’s fundraising goals in order to enable us to continue to welcome, serve, and empower our guests with dignity and respect.  All funds raised will help to support the operation of our six community outreach programs which provide a continuum of services to those who are facing difficult times. The ideal Associate Board Members will help with identifying partners (companies, sponsors, individuals, other not for profits) who can leverage resources to further enhance the services provided by Xavier Mission.

General Responsibilities: 

Under the guidance of the Executive Board, Associate Board Members​ ​are asked to serve as volunteers in our programs, plan and attend events for the benefit of Xavier Mission throughout the year and contribute in a meaningful way, through either ticket sales or contributions to the execution of the event. They are asked to introduce the work of Xavier Mission to their internal networks through personal conversation, mail and/or social media In order to help increase awareness. Members serve as thoughtful advocates for​ ​Xavier Mission, staying up-to-date on its mission, programs and events. Members make Xavier Mission a philanthropic priority. This commitment can be achieved through a combination of in-kind gifts, friend-raising, ticket sales to fundraising events and personal contributions at an amount that you are comfortable with.

Benefits:

As a member of Xavier Mission’s Associate Board, you will connect with the next generation of compassionate philanthropists while making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experiences to create a significant impact for a cause you care about while connecting with like-minded peers who share your passions and ambitions. Members will be given the opportunity to expand their personal and professional networks by meeting new people at meetings, fundraisers, and social events.  Associate Boards provides members with opportunities to network and build relationships with leaders across an array of industries. In addition to harnessing your skills, creativity and knowledge to help those in need, participants will learn new skills beyond their professional expertise and gain new perspectives on important social issues.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The fifteen Associate Board members will serve on board committees in addition to their role as Associate Board members, They will be joined by two Associate Board Chairs, One Chair of the Engagement Committee, One Chair of the Fundraising Committee, and one Chair of the Events Committee.   

The Associate Board is expected to hold monthly meetings and members are expected to attend 75% of these meetings in person, or by conference call, on occasion, if physical presence is not possible. All Members will serve a two year term with the option to extend for one additional year with approval of the Associate Board Chairs and the Executive Board Liaison. (With the exception of one founding Associate Chair and the founding Chair of the Engagement Committee, who will be expected to serve for two and one half years for continuity.)

To apply for Job Openings & Internships:

Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications for the specific position to the Executive Director at:

cagredo@xaviermission.org OR

Cassandra Agredo
Xavier Mission
55 West 15th St.
New York, NY 10011

Please mark your e-mail subject line or letter with the position title.

To apply for the Board of Directors or Associate Board:

Submit a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest for the specific Board to Cassandra at cagredo@xaviermission.org AND Dawn at dawn.xmboard@gmail.com.


Xavier Mission is an equal opportunity employer. People of all races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply.

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