Employment & Internships

Careers at Catholic Volunteer Network:

No open positions at this time. Please scroll down to see available internship opportunities. 

Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network member programs:

Manager- Friends First 
Description: To provide administrative, managerial, and clinical leadership for Friends First, a volunteer mentoring program for at risk kids.

"Some children are in need of a caring friend to help, but may not be dealing with the same circumstances that rise to the level of seriousness that requires placement in a residential setting like Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Mercy Home responds to their need for additional support through the Friends First Mentoring program serving youth throughout Cook County who live at home with their own families. Mentees may come from economically-struggling single-parent households or from neighborhoods with limited opportunities. Mentors support their mentee in gaining self-confidence, finding direction, and resisting negative peer pressure. They give of their time and take these young people to places like ball games, museums, parks and more. They expand young people's horizons through shared activities. Many of these young people may never have had ventured outside of their own neighborhood prior to their involvement with Friends First. They benefit by experiencing new things, seeing new parts of the city, and having a friend to lend an ear and lead by example." 

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Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline required and 5 years of experience; Master's degree preferred. Managerial experience in social service or child welfare agency with proven proficiency in management, training, and program development. Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to develop and manage budgets. Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret various types of information from multiple sources. Willingness to work a flexible schedule and provide administrative support and managerial leadership outside normal work hours, including evenings and weekends. Is open and respectful of cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of clients and is willing and competent to work with a diverse client population. Must have a valid Illinois driver's license, the ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the Department of Children and Family Services. Regular and predictable attendance. Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.

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Recruitment Manager
Maryknoll Lay Missioners, Maryknoll, NY

Description: The Recruitment Manager is responsible for designing and implementing the annual Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) recruitment plan. She/he will nurture and enhance existing MKLM networks and create new networks to attract individuals seeking to serve in overseas Catholic mission. The Recruitment Manager will work closely with members of the Mission Services Department (MSD), other MKLM departments as well as the Regions to fulfill the recruitment objectives of the organization.

Qualifications: Understanding of US Catholic Church and community; Excellent communication skills; Strong interpersonal, interviewing, leadership and coordinating skills; Ability to coach individuals regarding their ability to thrive in overseas mission with MKLM; Capable of drafting & implementing the annual MKLM recruitment plan and budget; Team player, but able to accomplish tasks and take initiative; Ability to publicly represent MKLM, including public speaking in small and large venues; Organized and capable of managing many relationships and tasks at once; Ability to travel 75% of the time within the U.S. including some weekends; Work well under pressure of time limits when necessary; Strong technical and creative skills in web-based/social media communication’ Experience with Microsoft Office and database management; Fluency in Spanish will be helpful; At least three years working in a job with clear performance goals, reporting and accountability requirements, and performance reviews; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent skills; Excellent personal relationship skills.

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Alumni Coordinator
JVC Northwest, Portland, OR
Description: The Alumni Coordinator is responsible for the development, maintenance, and expansion of JVC Northwest’s volunteer alumni network across the United States, with an emphasis on Former Jesuit Volunteer (FJV) activity and engagement outside of the Northwest. The Alumni Coordinator assists in the planning of FJV reunions, retreats, fundraising opportunities, and other events. JVC Northwest is seeking a person with excellent organizational, speaking, and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative and team oriented environment. We are a faith-based organization with a focus on our core values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least one year of nonprofit or similar organizational experience in alumni relations, marketing, event planning, and/or fundraising. This position requires a thorough understanding of social media and online marketing techniques, and experience with graphic design is a plus. Bachelor’s degree and proficiency in Microsoft Office and database software are required. Former Jesuit Volunteers or those who have completed a year of service are strongly encouraged to apply. The Alumni Coordinator is employed at will. Successful clearance of pre-employment reference checks and criminal history background checks are required for final hire. 
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Program Director
Description: The CKSC is a community of volunteers that live in community while serving the people of Detroit at a number of human services agencies. CKSC members work in schools, soup kitchens, community centers and human service organizations. Volunteers commit to living a life based on the three pillars of Faith, Service & Simplicity. The Program Director will have lead responsibility for recruitment of new volunteers and significant responsibilities with all operational areas, including grant writing, finance and community life. In all of these areas, the Program Director will be supported by a committed and active Board of Directors.

Qualifications: High level of integrity; Strong commitment to faith development, service to others and simple living; Bachelor’s Degree; Able to work independently; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work with or learn a variety of software, including spreadsheets, simple databases, graphic design and bookkeeping packages; Available to travel to various recruiting events throughout the year (typically a few trips per year of 3-4 days each); Experience in faith-based service preferred; Experience in community living preferred; Experience in urban service and/or living preferred.
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Program Associate
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Baltimore, MD

Description: Serving as a member of the Program team, the Program Associate is responsible for providing administrative support to a team of Program Managers and Program Coordinators. The Program Associate will also support Jesuit Volunteers in a variety of ways. Examples of this support are arranging travel back and forth from retreats or guiding them with their health insurance. In addition, the Program Associate will have the opportunity to, when ready and trained for the task, support one or two communities in the role of Program Coordinator. Reporting to the Program Director, this role has a close working relationship with Program Coordinators and Program Managers. The job involves visits to other agencies, houses and retreats.

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: At least two years of full-time work experience; At least one year of full-time volunteer experience with a faith-based volunteer program, including community living preferred; Former Jesuit Volunteer desired; Experience effectively working independently and as a member of a team; Experience with project and office management. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Demonstrated initiative and leadership skills; Strong intercultural communication skills; Ability to initiate and maintain relationships from a distance; Commitment to social justice and solidarity with people who are economically poor; Familiarity with and willingness to promote Catholic faith tradition and Ignatian Spirituality; Demonstrated skill in prompt and professional verbal and written communication; Comfort with technology for virtual teamwork; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications; Flexible, ability to adjust to changing circumstances.

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Director of Development
Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Baltimore, MD
Description: A dynamic, entrepreneurial leader will thrive in this position leading development for a multi-million dollar, global non-profit. This position provides strategic and operational leadership for the process by which JVC identifies, cultivates, solicits, recognizes, and stewards prospects and donors to nurture individual and institutional relationships and raise resources to sustain and grow the mission. The Director of Development manages a team of one to two full-time employees, serves on the leadership team, and reports directly to the President.
Qualifications: Education and Experience: B.A. required; advanced degree preferred; A minimum of five years professional fundraising or nonprofit executive leadership experience preferred, with evolution of increased responsibility and decision-making. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Technical proficiency in a variety of computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and data management/CRM systems); Proven leadership and management skills to motivate Development and Communications staff and its constituents in achieving organizational objectives; Excellent writing and public speaking ability in order to communicate powerfully; Strategic and analytical capabilities to use qualitative and quantitative input in driving organizational learning and success; A strong commitment to and understanding of donor recognition and stewardship; Experience in hiring, supervision, assessment, and training of staff; Familiarity with JVC and commitment to overall mission; Demonstrated intercultural competency and experience working across cultures; Good interpersonal skills and comfort with various constituencies; Ability to work both individually and as part of a team; Flexible, ability to adjust to changing circumstances; Familiarity with Roman Catholic Theology, particularly in the areas of service and justice; Personal experience of and comfort with Ignatian Spirituality.


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Site Leader

Description: The Sisters of Bon Secours, USA are expanding Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry (BSVM) to Richmond, VA. This opening for a BSVM Site Leader, Richmond is a brand new position. The Site Leader will assist in developing the ministry in Richmond while guiding the BSVM volunteers to fully engage in the charism of the Sisters of Bon Secours and fulfill BSVM’s mission of creating “transformation through service with others.” In support of this mission, the Site Leader will lead the development of the volunteers’ intentional community, the development of the volunteer ministries, and the development of volunteer discernment and professional growth. This is a full-time position based in Richmond, VA with some travel to MD.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Theology, Sociology, Education, Psychology/Human Development, or related field; A minimum of five (5) years of work experience in a ministry position, education position, or student life; Minimum of 3 years working with young adults; Understanding or willingness to understand the mission of BSVM and the Congregation of Bon Secours; Understanding of Catholic Social Teaching; Ability to relate to diverse populations; Proven track record of relationship building, with the ability to work with, as well as communicate effectively (verbal, written, interpersonal) with, all professional levels; Demonstrate high degree of initiative and autonomy with ability to work both independently  and as part of a team; Advanced MicroSoft Office, desktop publishing, website maintenance and social networking skills; Exceptional organization, creativity, time- and project-management skills; Ability to exercise good judgment; to be flexible and cooperative; Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills; Ability to protect the confidentiality of all information. Preferred Qualifications; Master's Degree in one of the fields listed above;  1-2 years of experience living and serving in an intentional, Christian community similar to BSVM or another full-time service program/volunteer corps.

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Internship Opportunities:

Catholic Volunteer Network offers internship opportunities to students to complement and enhance their learning objectives while obtaining practical experience in a professional office setting. The intern in this role may be eligible to earn academic credit; requirements for supervision or evaluation should be discussed at the time of interview. Travel stipends will be provided.

Catholic Volunteer Network - Internship Opportunities

Students in the Washington, DC area are invited to apply for our internship opportunities! Students with coursework in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Religious Studies/Theology, or other related fields will gain valuable experience helping to working as an integral part of the Catholic Volunteer Network National Office team. The CVN staff works with students to design internships that maximize each one's interests, talents, and learning objectives. We offer flexible time commitments throughout the year and pay a stipend whenever possible. 

Past interns have worked on projects such as:

  • Marketing: social media, graphic design, publication editing, writing of original content for newsletters and blogs. 
  • Promotions: assisted with the coordination of mailings and promotional campaigns. 
  • Event planning: assisted in the logistics for national conferences and workshops, local events, and alumni gatherings. 
  • Development/Fundraising: donor research, grant writing, and fundraising campaigns.
  • Much more!

Insterested applicants should send their resume to Katie Mulembe at kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org.

Short-Term or Summer Volunteers: Handled on a case-by-case basis. Stipend and housing capabilities are limited. For short-term positions, please contact at least one month prior to service.


This Job Board is reserved for paid positions within Catholic Volunteer Network and our member programs only. In addition to this service, we also have a weekly Job Bank email that we send to over 2,000 volunteer alumni. The Job Bank includes these positions, along with others in the fields of social services, non-profit, church ministry, development, and national service. To learn more about the opportunity to advertise your positions with us, please contact Katie Mulembe at kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org. Volunteers and alumni who wish to register to receive this weekly job bank can do so by clicking here.