Jun 28, 2018

Executive Director, DeMello-Stroud Spirituality Center

  • The Moran Company
  • Telecommute/Remote Position
Full time Executive Internet/Social Media Marketing Nonprofit Public Relations

Job Description

De Mello-Stroud Spirituality Center
Executive Director 

The individual in this position will be allowed to telecommute/work remotely



Until his sudden death on June 2, 1987, Fr. Anthony de Mello, S.J. was the Director of the Sadhana Institute of Pastoral Counseling near Poona, India. Author of five best-selling books, renowned worldwide for his workshops, retreats, and prayer courses, he aimed simply to teach people HOW TO PRAY, how to WAKE UP AND LIVE.

J. Francis Stroud, S.J., a close colleague of Father Tony, served as Executive Director of The DeMello Spirituality Center from its founding in 1984 until his death in 2007. He lectured and conducted conferences on DeMello Spirituality throughout the United States and Europe. In 2011, the Center was renamed the DeMello-Stroud Spirituality Center.

The Center’s vision is to globally touch as many people as possible with the wisdom and teachings of Father Anthony de Mello. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Funding is now available to hire an Executive Director. There is no physical location for the center. Center assets are the de Mello Books, CD’s and other content. Current programs are retreats conducted by Board members.

We are now seeking a dynamic leader to join us as our Executive Director. The new Executive Director will have a chance to help shape and build the De Mello-Stroud Spirituality Center as we move into the next stage of our existence. The Executive Director will be responsible for setting direction, advancing the Center, and managing the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Setting direction and leading the Center in its mission to advance the teachings of Anthony de Mello, S.J.
  2. Driving the process of visioning, developing, and articulating the Center’s strategic objectives with the Board of Directors.
  3. Serves as the primary face of the Center in the external community – being active and visible in the community (including other spirituality and retreat centers, churches and other religious organizations, and businesses), speaking on behalf of the Center, and communicating the De Mello message, spirituality, and values.
  4. Develop and implement a marketing and communications strategy to sell De Mello books, CD’s, and other content.
  5. Establishes effective relationships with potential and ongoing funding sources, including foundations and individual benefactors.

Key Success Factors

  • A spirituality that is committed to the message and the guiding principles of Anthony de Mello, S.J.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to teach and present to adult audiences.
  • Strong collaborative interpersonal skills.
  • Open-mindedness to diversity including communities interested in the self-help, recovery, religious and spirituality.
  • The ability to attract and inspire others, including volunteer board members and benefactors. Open to accepting many different types of people.
  • Have a “Servant Leader” approach to work and be of strong character and integrity. (More concerned about serving others rather what one might “get” from the position.)
  • Business skills. Have the skills to monetize the Center’s De Mello content. Financial awareness.
  • Technology awareness and media savvy to promote and distribute De Mello content.
  • The people skills to establish effective relationships with funding sources, including foundations and individual benefactors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • A spiritual direction that embraces Father de Mello’s message
  • Knowledge of and experience working with faith-based organizations


De Mello - Stroud Spirituality Center firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Application Process

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