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CALC Extends Opportunity for Community Director
By Neda Ayar :: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 :: 58333 Views :: Career & Education, CALC


Job Title: Director
Reports to: President – CALC

The Director of CALC supports the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, professionalism and commitment to our community.

Position Summary
The Director is the lead manager responsible for program development and implementation, effecting and carrying out programs for fundraising, special events, major gifts and assist in grant writing and projects related to CALC’s mission to serve our community.  This position requires close coordination and communication with CALC’s Executive Board and is the liaison between the Board and other community organizations.  In addition, this person is required to work successfully with representatives from various communities, organizations and agencies with respect to the diverse populations and cultures, serves and seeks to serve.

Necessary qualifications include:
• Must be fluent in Arabic and Chaldean and English
• Excellent communications skills
• Good written and communication skills
• Ability to work effectively and independently with various levels of organizations, and community leaders and representatives
• Strong leadership qualities and experience
• Ability to effectively represent in its work with diverse communities
• Demonstrated program development and implementation skills.
• Must be multi-lingual (Arabic\Chaldean & English)
• Liaison between clients serviced and Executive Board
• Suggest ways to streamline routine procedures and processes. 
• To provide accurate & timely work
• To work effectively and relate well with others; including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Organization.
• Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others and works, to maintain constructive working relationships.
• Able to maintain confidential information.

Responsibilities - Include, but not limited to:
• Work in partnership with community-based providers and administrative and clinical staff to develop and implement programs that promote CALC’s programs
• Develop and promote community relations opportunities. This position is responsible for developing and implementing programs for CALC
o Recruit and direct volunteers in these activities.
o Plan, coordinate and implement programs if needed
• Represent the organization at community meetings. This position serves as a principal representative of the organization, maintaining and developing relationships with key external contacts and the community at large.
• Work with other community-based organizations, insurers, and community coalitions to develop programs, events, and new initiatives that promote CALC’s services and needs.
• The office receives numerous calls ranging from requests to concerns and complaints – must have proper follows up to ensure that each is handled in a timely and optimal manner.
• Attend CALC Advisory Board meetings and report on programs as needed
• Keep the Executive Board informed on programs\projects in process
• Plan and coordinate future programs for CALC
• Work closely with CALC Executive Board to meet the goals & mission of organization
• Manage CALC staff (Office Coordinator & Warehouse Coordinator) and their responsibilities
• Other assignments as they arise

St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
Fax: (248) 524-1957

Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.