Employment Opportunity


TMC Mission Statement - The Thomas Merton Center works to build and support collaborative movements that empower marginalized populations to advance collective liberation from oppressive systems.


Job Title: Executive Director

Job Status: Exempt, Full time

Reports to and Supervised by: Executive Committee, Board of Directors

Position Supervises: Staff, interns, and volunteers

Expected Start Date: August 2022

Pay Rate: $50,000/year salary; health/dental/vision care; 11 paid holidays, paid time off for illness and vacation


Position Summary:
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing finances and operations of the Center, including general administration, fundraising, staff supervision, and building maintenance. This position requires the ability to work effectively with the Board of Directors, supervise staff, and oversee relationships with volunteers, project leaders and the community. Expertise and demonstrated commitment to the Thomas Merton Center mission and values is also required. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Organizational OperationsEngages in administration and oversight to ensure that operations of the organization are appropriate and functional.

    • Responsible for the effective administration of general operations.​

    • Responsible for the recruitment, retention, and supervision of competent, qualified staff.

    • Responsible for signing all contracts, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

    • Responsible for management of technology involved in TMCs information systems, including but not limited to Database and Systems Admin, Network/security, selecting hardware and software solutions.

  2. Financial Performance and ViabilityDevelops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Thomas Merton Center.

    • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the Thomas Merton Center's mission.

  3. Organization Mission and Fulfillment of Strategic PlanWorks with Board and Staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled and to help the board to execute effectively the Strategic Plan of the Center. 

    • Responsible for implementation and oversight of the Thomas Merton Center's programs and projects that contribute to the Merton Center's missions.

    • Responsible for the enhancement of the Thomas Merton Center's image being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

  4. Board CommunicationsProvides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to complete its work. 

    • Attend monthly Board meetings.​

    • Provide financial reports, staff reports, and program updates to the Board on a monthly basis.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise, support, and cultivate a culture of collaboration with staff.

  • Production of the annual budget and fundraising to meet financial needs of the Center in coordination with Board and Staff. 

  • Establish job descriptions, employment and administrative policies and procedures for all operational functions and oversight of the day-to-day operation of TMC.

  • Serve as the Thomas Merton Center's primary spokesperson with the organization's constituents, the media, and the general public.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the Thomas Merton Center's mission.

  • Report to and work closely with the executive committee, committee chairs and Board directors to seek and ensure their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the Thomas Merton Center.

  • Ensure strategic planning and implementation. Oversee marketing and other communication efforts.

  • Review and approve contracts for projects.

  • Other duties as assigned by the President of the Board. 


Candidates must be able to:

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Work as part of a team.

  • Comfortably speak to groups in public and private settings.

  • Work with people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Multi-task.

  • Work efficiently with limited resources.

  • Take initiative to work independently and ask for support when needed. 

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Produce excellent written communications.

  • Utilize technology with competence.


Working Conditions (with reasonable accommodation as needed):

  • Flexible work schedule including evening and weekend work. 

  • Small office setting with limited resources.

  • Occasional participation in outdoor actions, regardless of weather conditions.

  • Job at times requires physical movement and is at other times sedentary.

  • Occasional need to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Computer usage.

  • Travel to local meetings.



  • Minimum two years relevant experience in nonprofit adminstration and financial and program management, preferably in grassroots or community organizations.

  • Expertise and demonstrated commitment to the Thomas Merton Center mission and values. 

How to applySubmit cover letter and resume by email to: employment@thomasmertoncenter.org. Applications will be received until the position is filled. 


The Thomas Merton Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.