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Provincial Assistant for Health Care (PAHC)
Jesuits West Province
 
The Institution
 
THE JESUITS WEST PROVINCE
 
The Society of Jesus, the largest men’s religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, assigns 20,000 priests, brothers, and scholastics to ministries worldwide. A Provincial leads each province. The standard term of office for a Provincial is six years.
 
Jesuits West Province numbers 416 brothers, priests and scholastics who serve in ten western states — Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. In addition, individual Jesuits serve in ministries throughout the United States and abroad, including Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.
 
SACRED HEART JESUIT CENTER
 
Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (SHJC), located in Los Gatos, California, serves as a retirement community for Jesuit priests and brothers. SHJC serves as the only venue for infirmary care for Jesuits on the west coast. SHJC is a 91-room, four-story facility that houses a 34-room, 24-hour full-service nursing care infirmary (Regis Infirmary), as well as thirty rooms for assisted living care, and twenty-seven rooms for independent living. The facility similarly includes a chapel, a dining room, an outdoor pool, garden areas, and grounds where the residents can walk. The center employs approximately sixty staff members (part-time and full-time) including nursing, maintenance, food service, landscaping, and office staff. 
 
Position Concept and Basic Function
 
The PAHC provides leadership in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Society of Jesus in meeting the physical and mental health needs of the Jesuit members of the province by developing and implementing best practices in healthcare for older adults. 
 
The PAHC functions as a professional resource for the Provincial and the religious Superior and Administrator of the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (“SHJC”); and supports the Superior in the management of the SHJC Administrator. Supervises regional health care coordinators.
 
In conjunction with the local community superior, the PAHC assists as necessary in the planning, coordination, implementation, and management of best practices in health care services for Jesuits with a focus on age friendly health systems at the community level.
 
At the national level the PAHC collaborates with other health care professionals responsible for Jesuit health care.
 
Essential Functions:
 
Mission and Philosophy
 
  • Ensures that health care services and policies are consistent with community needs, Jesuit philosophy, mission, and values.
  • Provides leadership in the development of community-wide efforts directed toward improving the health of province members.
 
Responsibilities at the Province Level:
 
  • Coordinates and plans with the Provincial and province staff key health care initiatives for the Jesuits in the province and guides the implementation of approved directives and guidelines.
  • Coordinates and manages health care services among the appropriate persons – including regional healthcare coordinators; individual Jesuit(s), local Superior(s), and health care providers as needed.
  • Meets regularly with the Provincial and the Executive Assistant (Socius) and attends the meetings of the Province religious superiors to report on health care issues, as requested.
  • Collaborates with the Treasurers’ Offices as required for budgetary, health insurance coverage, or other issues that may arise.
  • Hires and supervises regional health care coordinators.
  • Meets with individual Jesuit priests, brothers and scholastics as needed.
  • Develops and administers an annual budget to implement the objectives of healthcare/retirement.
  • Addresses the broad health care needs of each Jesuit and assists in the planning and implementation of his care, including the transition, when necessary to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center or private facilities as appropriate.
  • Assesses the needs for safety and current living arrangements considering the individual Jesuit’s capacity for apostolic work and independent living.
  • Aids individual Jesuits in selection of general practice/internal medicine physicians and other specialists as needed.
  • Develops and implements training local superiors or their delegate in working with elderly religious in a religious community using current methodology.
  • Acts on behalf of or in concert with the local Superior(s) in reviewing the discharge plans for hospitalized Jesuits, ensuring appropriate post hospitalization placement.
  • Provides communication and education to Superiors, health care staff and communities regarding transitions, retirement issues and other health care concerns as needed.
  • Advises on and assures appropriate placement and follow-up of Jesuits requiring special off campus non-Jesuit-sponsored services.
  • Initiates, implements, and schedules the meetings of the Health Care Committee.
  • Promotes appropriate use of the healthcare system through individual case management, use of negotiated contract provides and promotion of illness prevention programs.
  • Promotes the guidelines for Jesuit healthcare as found in the “Jesuit Healthcare Handbook for the United States Assistancy and the Community as Mission” document.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities for Sacred Heart Jesuit Center (SHJC)
 
  • Supports the SHJC Superior in the oversight of healthcare services for community members.
  • In conjunction with the SHJC Superior, manages the SHJC Administrator to ensure SHJC adopts and follows best practices for independent living, assisted living, and infirmary care.
Responsibilities at the National Level
 
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals working for Jesuits at the national level and with the healthcare coordinators in each Province.
  • Participates as a member of the Benefits Committee:  a subcommittee of the Jesuit Health Trust Board of Trustees.
  • Provides consultation regarding the Jesuit Health Trust and serves as the main point of contact for special override consideration for health care coverage.
  • Serves on national committees as needed.
Competencies and Qualifications:
 
  • Possess a doctorate in nursing practice or nursing science strongly preferred or an MSN with experience.
  • Progressively responsible experience in healthcare administration and multi-level clinical and operational services for aging adults.
  • Holds a current nursing license in the State of California.
  • Possesses a sound understanding of clinical and management requirements for a continuum of adult health care services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Contemporary computer skills.
  • Familiarity with the Society of Jesus and the Catholic Church, and ability to work with Jesuit priests, brothers, scholastics and all levels of management and employees.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, management, team building, and negotiating skills and the ability to influence others to take appropriate action. Demonstrates creativity, vision, and the ability to conceive the long-term implications and impact of current decisions, events, and trends.
  • Ability to preserve highly confidential and sensitive information. Knowledge of confidentiality standards related to protected health information.
  • Possesses a Current Nursing Home Administrator’s License (or is in progress) is a plus.
  • Available to travel to visit Jesuit priests, brothers and scholastics as needed and attend national meetings.
Application Procedures
 
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Jeffrey Harris Bilson with Druthers Agency at jeffrey@druthersagency.com
 
Jesuits West makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, and disability unrelated to job performance. The Province hires without regard to religion when Catholic faith is not a job requirement, and welcomes people of all faiths.  
2022
Regional Director of Advancement, 
Northern California 
Jesuits West
 
The Institution
 
The Society of Jesus, the largest men’s religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, assigns some 17,000 priests and brothers to ministries worldwide. In pastoral, educational, and other ministries, our priests and brothers collaborate with laymen and women, civic organizations, local dioceses, and other religious orders. As catalysts for change, we invest personnel and funding in those “turning points” in society where we believe the greatest good can be achieved. Our ministries express the power of faith doing justice by combining belief in fundamental human dignity with advocacy for the poor and marginalized.
 
The USA West Province (“Jesuits West”) supports a 10-state region that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Jesuits West, a province of approximately 540 Jesuits, is led by Father Sean Carroll, S.J. with an 11-member executive team overseeing an approximate staff of 30 with offices in Los Gatos, California and Portland, Oregon.
 
Position Concept and Basic Function
 
The Jesuits West Province seeks an experienced professional to join its integrated Advancement Team as the Regional Director of Advancement (“RDA”) with a territory of Northern California.  Reporting to the Provincial Assistant for Advancement, the RDA is responsible for creating and enhancing relationships with current and prospective Jesuit network friends, alumni and donors. The RDA will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors for leadership level gifts that support the fundraising initiatives of Jesuits West. 
 
Reporting to Provincial Assistant for Advancement, responsibilities will include:
 
  • Works as a collaborative member of the Advancement team, with province employees from other sectors, and with Jesuits to ensure a comprehensive constituent outreach and engagement program.
  • Develops strong relationships that positively impact the mission of the Society of Jesus.
  • Works with the Provincial Assistant for Advancement and other Advancement staff to develop individualized strategies for portfolio donors and other fundraising initiatives on behalf of the province.
  • Manages a Portfolio of 150+ active prospects and donors. Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, and solicits major gifts of $10,000 or more, and develops younger donors (aged 35-50) who can make smaller major gifts of $5,000-$10,000. Additionally, brings in Planned Gifts and collaborates with the Director of Legacy Planning when appropriate.
  • Ensures the Province database of friends and donors is updated to ensure current and accurate information. Adds new donors to the database. Reviews database on a regular basis to assess and update donor capacity and Portfolio as necessary. Creates actions in Raiser’s Edge with detailed notes on all meetings with donors and any other significant actions. Updates proposal tab frequently as gifts come in so the record is current.
  • Prepares written, customized funding proposals to individual donors and foundations including all supporting financial documentation and all related correspondence and follow up.
  • Plans and executes regional meetings and events for the Provincial or other Jesuit speakers and “donor appreciation” events.
  • Prepares personalized acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders for all major gifts in the territory.
  • Prioritizes and strategizes the setting of meetings with major donors for the Provincial and the Provincial Assistant and RDA to attend in the territory. Utilizing knowledge of the donor base, RDA chooses donors to target for the Provincial (in consultation with Provincial Assistant). Also sets up meetings for other Jesuits when they are in the region.
  • Attends local, regional, and national Province-sponsored functions as required. Covers events in the region which are Jesuit-based and maintains a high profile in Catholic circles in Northern California.
  • Upholds Advancement Office’s confidentiality practices.
Qualifications
 
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Minimum of 7 years of Advancement experience with an emphasis on major gift acquisition and planned giving.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Proven success soliciting six-figure gifts and building long-lasting relationships with major donors and foundation Executive Directors and program directors who give at a six-figure level.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the Roman Catholic Church and the international vision of the Society of Jesus.
  • Sound judgment, flexibility, professionalism, independent thinking, tact, speed, responsibility, accuracy, and personal integrity and honesty.
Schedule
 
The position is exempt in Northern California.
 
Requirements and Application Procedure
 
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to UWEjobs@jesuits.org. Review of applicants for employment will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
 
Jesuits West makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, and disability unrelated to job performance. The Province hires without regard to religion when Catholic faith is not a job requirement, and welcomes people of all faiths.  
2022
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