• Our Mission

    Catholic Urban Programs advances the dignity of the human person through compassionate response to human needs, advocacy for justice, and the empowerment of individuals and families to reach their full potential.

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  • Our Vision

    A southern Illinois where hope prevails, justice reigns, and people are transformed.

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  • History

    Catholic Urban Programs (CUP) has been providing services throughout Southern Illinois for over 40 years. Founded in 1973 as a department of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, CUP served the poor of East St. Louis. Over the years, CUP (currently the Human Services Office) has expanded the area it serves and has helped others create additional programs (Griffin Center, Neighborhood Law Office, Holy Angels Shelter, and Hubbard House) to meet additional needs of the same population

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HIRING: Assistant Executive Director

Position:  Assistant Executive Director

Department:  Administration

Reports To:  Executive Director

Position Summary:

The Assistant Executive Director is responsible for the overall development and management of site specific agency programs. In the absence of the Executive Director, the Assistant Executive Director will assume full responsibility for the facility and act as a liaison with all contracted services at the facility.

Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Business, Health Services, Social Work, Public Administration or related field preferred.

  • Minimum five  years' management experience in management in a social service setting

  • Proven clinical skills

  • Applied budgetary knowledge

  • Highly organized and attentive to detail; outstanding skills in documentation

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office computer applications, Word, Outlook and Excel.

  • Experienced with office equipment operations

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written

  • Skilled in negotiating and mediating

  • Takes the initiative and displays resourcefulness

  • Manages multiple priorities concurrently in a time-sensitive manner 


  • Manages the day-to-day programmatic operation of  CUP

  • Manages the operations and upkeep of CUP properties

  • Active in implementation of organizational policies set forth by Board of Directors.

  • Recruits, hires, and trains personnel

  • Oversees the staff of the Charity Office

  • Provides forum for ongoing staff development and team building

  • Provides administrative and case management supervision of management staff to ensure sound casework practice and compliance with government Policies and Procedures

  • Ensures contractual compliance with program goals and objectives

  • Establishes standards and procedures for all case-related activity

  • Responsible for the appropriate utilization of Data Base programs and assures all staff have needed training in the utilization of these programs 

  • Program liaison regarding community participation in the agency’s decision making process. 

  • Represents the agency for designated programs at community and Board Meetings

  • Program liaison to DHS and other funding sources regarding contracts and grants, including the application, implementation and reporting processes

  • Coordinates, schedules, assigns staff to and monitors outreach and presentation activities

  • Develops a model for intervention using a multifaceted approach of skills building, group work and casework

  • Applies qualitative and quantitative reporting systems to assess effectiveness of service delivery and to identify gaps in service not otherwise covered by pre-existing policies and reports

  • Coordinates volunteer/internship activities in cooperation with the volunteer director

  • Acts on behalf of the Executive Director in his/her absence

  • Performs all other tasks as assigned

Submit a resume or questions c/o Rhonda Herring ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or 7 Vieux Carre Dr., East St. Louis, IL. 62203. All resumes must be submitted by November 14, 2017.

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