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Location: Silver Spring, MD – Omaha, NE – Philadelphia, PA (preferred locations)

Sustained and inspired by their relationship with God and one another, the mission of the Sisters of Mercy is to respond with vision and compassion to the needs of people who are poor, sick and uneducated.  This mission serves as a motivational force in the day-to-day activities of employees as they extend compassion and mercy to others, practice and encourage social justice, and strive to live mercifully.

General Summary
The Senior Executive, Insurances and Fleet is responsible for directing all activities associated with corporate insurances, ministry insurances, sister health insurances; fleet management; and general risk management. This position also oversees sister government benefit program enrollments. The Senior Executive, Insurances and Fleet provides leadership and direction in a manner consistent with the Mission, Direction Statement, Values and Goals of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Inc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of sisters’ health insurance.  Research, recommend and implement a standardized health insurance program for sisters along with maintaining data regarding sisters’ healthcare.
  • Management of processing of applications for government programs for sisters, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other programs.
  • Direct all Insurance / Risk Management activity for Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Inc., to include property, automobile, general liability, workers compensation and misconduct insurance. Streamline and optimize insurance procurement across the Institute for efficiencies and to ensure proper coverage for entities.
  • Management of a fleet program (approximately 1,525 vehicles) which includes motor vehicles for sisters (vehicle orders, titling and registrations, insurance updates, reporting, and maintenance of a vehicle database). Identify best practices and write a Request for Proposal for implementation of uniform policies and practices by an Institute-wide fleet vendor(s).  Vendor services to include repairs, maintenance, gas cards, registrations, and vehicle purchases and disposals.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Inc. organizational policies and applicable laws. Ensures that the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy is properly integrated in all aspects of work.
  • Participates in personal professional development activities to maintain up-to-date knowledge of insurances and fleet management and policies related to the finance department of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Maintains active membership(s) in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Available to travel to other locations, occasionally overnight.
  • Available for occasional evening or weekend events or meetings.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

Education

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
  • CPA preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience at an executive level.
  • Previous experience in a non-profit and/or religious organization preferred.
  • Previous experience leading a large organization required.

Competencies

  • Possesses detailed knowledge of accounting principles, laws and regulations and not-for-profit accounting.
  • Possesses detailed knowledge of insurance, both corporate and individual.
  • Possesses detailed knowledge of fleet management.
  • Must possess managerial and leadership skills with the ability to lead an organization with significant financial responsibilities.
  • Must be able to cultivate effective working relationship with colleagues, staff, leadership and sisters.
  • Sensitivity to the culture and decision-making processes inherent in a faith-based Community required.
  • Must operate with integrity and a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% as required.

Executive and Leadership Characteristics

  • Community: Expends the extra effort to put people at ease; extends hospitality graciously; builds rapport with others; can motivate individuals and teams; empowers; brings out the best in people; helps individuals realize the importance of their work in contributing to the mission; shares wins and successes; and shares credit for accomplishments.
  • Respect: Shows sincere interest in each person, expresses appreciation, apologizes for misunderstandings, inconveniences or mistakes; listens with empathy to understand others’ thoughts, feelings and concerns; uses language and expressions that are appropriate to a religious institution; treats all persons whom we serve and with whom we work with respect and compassion.
  • Justice: Treats employees justly and respectfully; deals fairly with everyone and does not play favorites; acts to ensure that diversity is encouraged at all levels; and pro-actively seeks to form partnerships that promote the spiritual works of mercy.
  • Integrity: Is widely trusted; keeps confidences; regarded as a direct and truthful individual; and does not blame others for their own mistakes. Maintains confidentiality to position at all times.

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrates an ability to understand and make a commitment to the Mission and Values of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity and a commitment to ethical principles.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with various constituents (i.e., civic community, vendors, consultants, religious community members, colleagues, etc.).
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with evolving systems and structures and possesses the flexibility to adapt to changing environments.
  • Demonstrates an ability to effectively work with a variety of personalities or stress-inducing factors associated with a broad base of people and time constraints.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

Physical:  Able to push, pull, lift, or carry objects less than ten pounds.  Perform moderately difficult motor skills such as operating computer keyboard.  Frequently walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods.

Environmental Conditions:  Functions in a general office environment under normal conditions. 

If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your resume to:
Anne Searl, Sr. Director Human Resources
asearl@sistersofmercy.org