Cranaleith, meaning “Sanctuary of Trees,” is a retreat, education and conference center tucked away on 10 picturesque acres in the northeast section of Philadelphia. Since it opened as a spiritual retreat center in 1998, Cranaleith, has served nearly 50,000 guests. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, Cranaleith is a contemplative space where individuals can reconnect with their spirit and creativity, in harmony with nature. Experienced staff and volunteers create a wide range of retreats, workshops, and seasonal programs for individuals and groups of all faiths, offering in-person and digital experiences. Cranaleith is committed to making its programs accessible to all, especially to persons who are poor and those who work in solidarity with them.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and acts as a liaison between the board and staff. This individual is the face of Cranaleith, with a gift for building relationships to create a path for the future. Key responsibilities include maintaining a strong presence with external constituents, managing staff and volunteers, helping Cranaleith reestablish a vision for mission and programming, and securing the funding needed to make that vision a reality. The new Executive Director will continue to chart new paths to transformative, accessible programming that is aligned with the Center’s mission to serve others, especially those who lack financial resources. The leader will support the organization’s mission through development, fundraising, marketing, and outreach, as well as operations oversight and management.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a strategic leadership role within a nonprofit organization, preferably in spiritual ministry. The successful candidate will have a passion for Cranaleith’s mission and an understanding and commitment to the individuals it serves. The ideal candidate must have a strong background and proven record in development and fundraising with a demonstrated ability to build, foster, and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external constituencies including strong board relations. Demonstrated success in fiscal management, budget preparation, audit review, and executing a strong organizational financial policy is required. Outstanding written and verbal communications skills are essential as are visionary and strategic planning capabilities. Bachelor’s degree required. Willing and able to travel regionally and must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends as needed.

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications and additional information on Cranaleith Spiritual Center, visit our website at

Qualified candidates may send resume to:

Catharine McGeever
Lambert & Associates
222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083

[email protected]


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