Director of Mission
Since 1905 Catholic Extension has been providing funding and resources to the poorest regions of America to unleash the transformative power of faith. With the generosity of individual donors and local and national foundations, we raise funds to help these poor, forgotten and often isolated communities flourish. We invest in:
BULIDINGS buildings by supporting the construction and renovation of churches and church facilities.
LEADERS for the Church by providing education, training and support to seminarians, priests, sisters, deacons and lay leaders.
MINISTRIES by supporting pastoral, youth, young adult, campus and outreach ministries, Catholic schools and religious education.
Catholic Extension's mission department develops strategic relationships with Catholic dioceses to nurture, optimize and implement funding programs and projects that have a transformative impact on faith communities and the populations they serve. Annually, Catholic Extension supports over 1,200 programs and projects throughout the U.S., for a total of approximately $20 million in funding.
The Director of Mission will play a key role in continually shaping and implementing the ways in which Catholic Extension invests in the Church's most under resourced and isolated communities. This is a leadership position on the mission team and at Catholic Extension.
Catholic Extension has 50 full-time employees based at its headquarters in Chicago or in one of its regional offices. Its staff is comprised of talented and experienced staff works in a dynamic, fast-paced, and team-focused culture. Catholic Extension provides a comprehensive benefits program to health & welfare insurance, matched 403(b) and paid time off to name a few.
The search is being led by Zack Reynolds of Diversified Search. Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to Zack through the office of Alex Lurie at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Phone: 312-234-0393
In this role, you will:
- Report directly to the Vice President of Mission
- Serve as a thought leader and help to create new mission programs and initiatives.
- Travel to mission territories, connect with leaders and communities and represent Catholic Extension to strengthen relationships and return with information and impactful ideas influencing short-term and long-term support.
- Manage emerging funding initiatives that represent creative opportunities for resourcing poor Catholic Dioceses.
Candidates must be Spanish-English bilingual, spoken and written. This position will be preferably based out of Chicago or Boston. However, location is flexible.