Chief Executive Officer

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 June 2020
  • Hamden, Connecticut, United States
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 16 July 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer, The Living Chapel


The Living Chapel is conducting a search for its first Chief Executive Officer. We seek a global changemaker who can lead the organization on the international stage at the intersection of faith, ecology, public art, technology and community engagement. The CEO will develop the plan for the global program and successfully implement it with participation from stakeholders who are experts in their field. The successful candidate will lead and influence the organization towards favorable growth. They will design and direct strategies that support and enhance organizational operations. Must be a multi-talented, entrepreneurial leader with a passion for the environment, who feels a deep spiritual affinity for this uniquely interdisciplinary initiative.



  • Large scale project management experience

  • Excellent communications/marketing/PR savvy

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Strong financial management experience

  • Mission-drive, values-driven

  • Able to build a strong organizational culture

  • Branding experience to ensure a successful global roll-out

  • Experience with media and technology development (i.e., app development, geo-spatial technology)

  • Ability to develop and implement organizational strategy, policy, and philosophy


  • Capable of handling matters of great cultural and religious sensitivity

  • Strong motivational skills

  • Respected within the nonprofit world at the highest level (Vatican, UN, Ministers of the Environment) and by executives of major charitable foundations

  • Experience in running large-scale programs with community engagement

  • Ability to engage a wide spectrum of national and international donors, partners and stakeholders


  • Comfortable developing and overseeing an innovative technology program that applies the latest geospatial advances and mobile technology to our global ecological programs, resulting in the generation of scientifically verifiable outcomes

  • Environmental/ecological specialization: not essential, but must be familiar with environmental issues and passionate to learn more about these topics


  • Deeply attuned and sensitive to issues of faith: essential


  • Master’s degree or terminal degree in a field related to the interdisciplinary work of The Living Chapel, or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates please send letter of inquiry, resume, references and salary requirements to: Julie Bond at:

About the Organization


The Living Chapel is a US-based global environmental interfaith initiative under Inspired Harmony, Inc. whose mission is to unite all people around the shared value of care for our common home. Through widespread community involvement and intercultural, intergenerational collaboration, the Living Chapel integrates the values of biodiversity, harmony, and unity across the fields of ecology, faith, and art.

The flagship Living Chapel is an innovatively designed, eco-friendly, outdoor installation that opened in the Botanical Garden of Rome in June 2020. It was inspired by a call for the all-encompassing care of our planet in Laudato Si’, an encyclical issued by Pope Francis in 2015. The Living Chapel structure and ensuing tree-planting initiative comprise a global campaign in collaboration with the Vatican and the United Nations to serve as a collective environmental and ethical call to action. Upcoming installations are planned for Manila, Mumbai, California, and several African countries. The organization will provide a platform of tools and resources to facilitate the creation of thousands of Living Sacred Spaces worldwide, each one serving as an interfaith community hub for environmental action.

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