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The Sisters of the Presentation were founded by Honora "Nano" Nagle in Ireland on December 24, 1775. In November 1854, five Presentation Sisters arrived in San Francisco from Ireland at the invitation of Archbishop Joseph Alemany. By 1900, the San Francisco Presentation foundation established two convents and schools within the city limits named Presentation High School, San Francisco, and one in Berkeley named Presentation High School, Berkeley. The Sisters opened other schools in Northern California. Presentation High School in San Jose, CA, is still in operation.

Today, the Presentation Sisters are active in leadership roles in various organizations, as well as active in prayer and other activities which promote a sustainable society founded upon respect for the earth, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.


The Presentation Sisters seek to retain the first executive director for the congregation. Reporting to the Board of Directors (leadership team of the Presentation Sisters), the executive director will oversee the civil operations of the Sisters such as communications, finance, and care of sisters who reside in the Motherhouse and require assistance as well ensuring the financial stability for all sisters in the congregation. New sisters are not joining the congregation by design. Eventually, there will be no more Sisters of the Presentation, San Francisco. The executive director will partner with the leadership team in navigating this arc of the congregation's completion. This transition may span decades, with no exact date at the moment.

As the first executive director, this is a wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to shape the role and greatly affect women who have spent their lives helping others. There is no religious requirement or preference, but one must have curiosity and learn the values and culture of the Sisters.

Key Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership and Management

• Oversee all operational and financial activities of the organization
• Manage and inspire staff
• Foster an organizational culture of results, learning, innovative thinking, accountability, and collaboration
• Maintain an effective and collaborative working relationship with the leadership team of the Sisters as a whole and with individual members
• Serve as the principal resource to the leadership team of Sisters and its key committees and give strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation

Fiscal Management

• Develop, manage, and monitor organizational budget in partnership with the Chief Financial Officer and the Board of Directors
• Strategically link revenues and resource allocation to facilitate and manage needs of the congregation
• Oversee the presentation of financial and organizational progress reports to the Board of Directors

Strategic Planning

• Develop and execute a strategic plan in conjunction with the leadership team

Outreach and External Relationship Building

• Serve as a compelling spokesperson for the Sisters of the Presentation and tell its story in a compelling and authentic way
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with supporters, collaborators, and the community at large

Professional Experience/Qualifications

• 5+ years leadership with managerial, financial, and operational experience as an executive/senior manager, including staff management of 10+, and budgetary accountability of at least $3M
• Experience developing and executing strategic plans for an organization
• Demonstrated ability to develop and retain diverse staff, with a commitment to equity and inclusion

• Outstanding communicator with excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills
• Proven ability to manage, adapt, and facilitate change
• Proficiency in financial management and analysis
• Ability to plan and execute on specific metrics to achieve organizational goals
• Ability to build relationships with staff, supporters, and collaborators

Personal Characteristics:
• Flexible, adaptable, and humble with a good sense of humor
• Empathetic, compassionate, and kind
• Relational, not transactional, in dealing with people
• A leader who enjoys being the public face of an organization
• Organized with attention to detail and the ability to multitask
• High degree of emotional intelligence
• Calm under stress
• Commitment to principles of cultural humility in working with diverse communities

• Bachelor's degree required
• Advanced degree preferred

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $170,000 and includes a competitive benefits package.

Brakeley Search is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of PBVMSF. Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a resume and a letter outlining qualifications as PDF or Word documents to Chelsea Burr at [email protected] with "Executive Director PBVMSF" in the subject line.

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About the Employer
Led by the Spirit and inspired by the life and charism of Nano Nagle, we are Presentation women. We work for justice and structural change in issues related to women and children, immigrants and ethnic communities, the environment and human rights. With our Associates, we reach out in faith, in a spirit of hospitality, compassion, and simplicity to all of creation.

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