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About Us2019-07-16T15:36:19-04:00

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!

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Our Team

Cassandra L. Agredo, LMSW
Cassandra L. Agredo, LMSWExecutive Director
cagredo@xaviermission.org
212-627-2100, x208
Christina Bowman, MDiv
Christina Bowman, MDivDirector of Outreach
cbowman@xaviermission.org
212-627-2100, x211
Rachel Johnson, MSW
Rachel Johnson, MSWDirector of LSEP
rjohnson@xaviermission.org
212-627-2100, x205
Beverly Torres
Beverly TorresChef
Raymond PerezMaintenance & Inventory Manager
Maria Cecilia RoyoAdministrative Assistant

Board of Members

Fr. Daniel Corrou, S.J., Acting President
Interim Pastor, Church of St. Francis Xavier

Charles S. Mattingly, Esq.
The Corcoran Group

Paula Sarro, Esq.
Mercy Center

Board of Directors

Fr. Daniel Corrou, S.J., Ex officio
Acting President, Xavier Mission

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

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

AnnMarie Boccuzzi
The Altman Building

Anissa Dhouibi
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

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

Joseph DiGregorio, Esq.
Barry, McTiernan & Moore

Arlene G. Gharabeigie, Esq.
Saks Fifth Avenue

Martin Keohan
Bloomberg LP

Matthew Lafargue
Michael Kors

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

Willard Mechem
HSBC

Nora Moran, LMSW
Safe Horizon

Matthew A. Pucker
Compass

Mona Sheikh
Morgan Stanley & Co.

Daniel Tore, Vice-Chair
Torebro, Inc.

Laura Weng
Microsoft

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:

Xavier Mission seeks a motivated part-time intern to manage and develop its Web and social-media presence.  The ideal candidate is a journalism or communications student who can bring good writing skills, voice and creativity to the role.  With the aid of a communications plan/calendar, the social media intern will make frequent social posts using text, video and photos to engage the XM community of guests, volunteers and donors in the Mission’s ongoing work and special events. Candidates able to make a year-long commitment are preferred.

*Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

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 (companies, sponsors, individuals, other not-for-profits) who can leverage resources to further enhance the services provided by Xavier Mission.

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 you are comfortable with.

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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