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.
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, Secretary
The New York City Law Department (Ret.)
Ann Marie Boccuzzi
The Altman Building
Will Brown, Jr.
Brown Companies & Associates, Inc.
Robert J. Diehl, CFA, Treasurer
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Arlene G. Gharabeigie, Esq.
Saks Fifth Avenue
John J. Langdon, Chair
Hickory Farms, Inc. (Ret.)
Alliance Bernstein Global
Nora Moran, LMSW, Vice-Chair
Nandini Nair, Esq.
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Matthew A. Pucker
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 opportunities are available:
The Director of Outreach is an integral player in a small but mighty team working hard each day to make life better for thousands of New Yorkers who are struggling to survive. The Director of Outreach is a true champion who has responsibility for the operation, management, and development of the four outreach programs of Xavier Mission: The Welcome Table soup kitchen, Customer-Choice and Emergency Food Pantries, Clothing Room, and the Coughlin Men’s Shelter. The Director of Outreach also coordinates seasonal, one-time, and new projects, including Thanksgiving Week, the winter Giving Tree, and the partnership with the West Village Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Other superhero duties of the Director of Outreach include supervising part-time program staff; recruiting, coordinating, and supervising volunteers of the programs; engaging in programmatic development and evaluation; and building and maintaining relationships with program guests, volunteer leadership teams, and other community organizations.
The Director of Outreach reports to the Executive Director.
- Operate and strengthen existing programs to meet the specific needs of Xavier Mission guests (who are low-income and/or homeless and deal with a variety of challenges including trauma, mental health issues, and substance abuse).
- Engage Xavier Mission guests within program services and on an individual basis for additional services.
- Recruit, train, and coordinate leadership volunteer teams to operate the programs and projects.
- Develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures for volunteers and guests.
- Recruit, train, coach, and evaluate the Chef, the Maintenance & Inventory Manager, and long-term volunteers.
- Maintain relationships with program leadership teams.
- Recruit, organize, schedule, and supervise short-term volunteers.
- Oversee client referrals to other programs as needed.
- Network on behalf of Xavier Mission within the community.
- Attend and participate in local conferences, coalitions, etc.
- Consult with Executive Director to maintain budgets for programs.
- Work collaboratively with staff of the Church of St. Francis Xavier as necessary to operate programs.
- Manage government funding for food and supplies in accordance with stated guidelines.
- Order, track, and manage food and supply deliveries from various vendors utilizing multiple funding streams.
- Coordinate and oversee Thanksgiving Week events, including the Thanksgiving Day meal delivery and service.
- Maintain relationship with the West Village CSA, including coordination of logistics and staffing.
- Attend, assist with, and participate in organization-wide events, including the annual fundraiser, LSTEP graduations, and Mission Weekend, as well as one-time events.
- Perform administrative tasks including paperwork, data entry and submission, and communications with volunteers and partners.
- Perform any related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.
- Must be able to work Sundays and the second Saturday of each month.
- Must be able to work Thanksgiving Week, including Thanksgiving Day.
- Relevant work experience with similar clientele and volunteers in non-profits, social work, or related field strongly preferred.
- Passion and interest in Xavier Mission’s mission and values.
- Compassionate and understanding.
- Ability to engage effectively and work collaboratively with various stakeholders, including guests, volunteers, staff, Board, and partners.
- Ability to engage effectively with many different personalities.
- Calm under pressure.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory skills.
- Initiative and good judgment in prioritizing tasks.
- Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.
- Flexibility and willingness to collaborate.
- Knowledge of and comfort using email and Microsoft Office.
- Enthusiastic and easygoing.
- Hard-working and self-motivated.
- Bachelor’s Degree in social work, social policy, or a related field preferred.
- Familiarity with email marketing platforms (Mailchimp, Constant Contact) and CRM databases a plus.
- Experience working with volunteers a plus.
- English fluency required; proficiency in Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin a plus.
Essential Physical Demands:
The person in this position:
- Must be able to frequently remain 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 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.
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 experience, including 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.