Employment & Internships


Careers at Catholic Volunteer Network:

Executive Director
 
Trinity Executive Partnership is assisting Catholic Volunteer Network, located in Takoma Park, Maryland, in the recruitment of a new Executive Director.
 
Catholic Volunteer Network fosters and promotes full-time domestic and international faith-based volunteer service opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills.  As the leading membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs, it supports and enhances the work of its members through volunteer recruitment, training and resources, networking opportunities and advocacy.
 
For more than 54 years, Catholic Volunteer Network has been the leading advocate for faith-based service. In the past year, CVN supported 18,587 volunteers serving with 180 programs. Collectively these volunteers impacted the lives of more than 2,821,000 individuals through a variety of services including education, social work, health care, sustainable farming initiatives, prison ministry, homeless services, and much more. Volunteers served in 45 states and 109 countries.
 
Responsibilities: The Executive Director, responsible to the Catholic Volunteer Network Board Chairperson, will provide national leadership to strengthen the lay mission movement through the efforts of Catholic Volunteer Network and its member programs.  The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction and outcomes of Catholic Volunteer Network.  Areas of responsibility include executing the objectives of CVN’s strategic planning, managing the fund raising effort to support the annual operating budget, coordinating the delivery of membership services, conducting public relations with partner organizations, and serving as staff to CVN Board and its committees.  The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of CVN and has three direct reports responsible for the day-to-day functions including development, operations and finance.
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in non-profit management.
  • Charismatic leader with a strong personal value system, particularly in relationship to the Catholic faith.
  • Experience with a faith-based service program in a religious organization and/or with a similar membership/association type of central office is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written, communication and people skills, including experience writing/preparing written communications or publications.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Creative, business-minded thinker, with a proven track record of successful fundraising endeavors.
  • Capable of both a high degree of independence and team approach in work responsibilities.
  • Proven aptitude with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher) and database management software.
Interested Applicants - Please Contact:
 
Richard D. Sbarbaro
Partner
Trinity Executive Partnership
2215 York Road, Suite 210
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 708-531-0100
Fax: 708-947-9075
 
 
Recruitment Associate
Takoma Park, MD (outside Washington, DC) - with extensive travel 

Description: Do you love talking about service, meeting new people, and traveling to exciting places? Then the CVN Recruitment Associate position may be a good fit for you! This short-term position is a key element in Catholic Volunteer Network's recruitment strategy, connecting with thousands of prospective volunteers to share about promote full-time, faith-based service opportunities. The Recruitment Associate will visit 75+ campuses to conduct info sessions, classroom presentations, one-on-one meetings, and participate in volunteer/career fairs.

Qualifications: Must have successfully completed at least one term of service with a CVN member program; A strong belief in the value of faith-based service, and enthusiasm to share one’s story with prospective volunteers; Bachelor’s degree or related experience; Good communication skills, both written and oral. Spanish language skills are a plus; Demonstrated commitment to social justice, especially racial justice concerns; Familiarity with the Catholic Church and comfort participating in faith sharing, prayer services, and Mass; Familiarity with the practice of discernment; Basic computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, social media outlets, and Google Drive. Design skills and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus; Excellent organizational skills, ability to keep thorough records, and exercise fiscal responsibility and documentation; Public speaking experience; Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel frequently (up to 75% of the time).

For more information about this position, please click here. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Katie Mulembe at kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org (no phone calls please). Deadline for applications Monday, May 15th. 
 
Program Coordinator, From Service to Sisterhood Initiative.
Takoma Park, MD (outside Washington, DC)

Description: Catholic Volunteer Network, a national resource center for faith-based volunteer programs based in Takoma Park, Md., is in search of a Program Coordinator to lead Catholic Volunteer Network's initiative to support and strengthen communities of women religious. This project will encourage the on-going development of new volunteer programs sponsored by communities of women religious, foster greater collaboration among communities of women religious regarding volunteer placement sites and community living, encourage more individuals to take part in the work being done by Catholic sisters, and offer current and former volunteers the opportunity to consider a religious vocation.

Qualifications: We are seeking a well-organized, skilled communicator with a passion for service. Bachelor's degree is required. The ideal candidate will be an alumna(us) of a CVN member program, have experience with retreat planning, and will have worked closely with communities of women religious. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and diversity work. Strong technology skills, including social media experience are a plus. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Periodic travel is involved.

For more information about this position, please click hereInterested applicants should send resume and cover letter to: Katie Mulembe, kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org. No phone calls please. 

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As part of Catholic Volunteer Network’s commitment to recruiting and retaining a just and representative work and volunteer force, they encourage people of color and individuals with disabilities to apply. Catholic Volunteer Network is an equal opportunity employer. It is their policy that employees and volunteers should be able to enjoy an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment or volunteer work will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.


Positions with Catholic Volunteer Network member programs:

Communications and Program Coordinator
 
Description: The Communications and Programs Coordinator ensures consistent and meaningful communications and programming for the Columban Center. In collaboration with the Director and Advocacy Coordinator, the Communications and Program Coordinator manages all organizational content in order to inform others about the justice and peace concerns of the Columban missionaries. They also provide opportunities for participation in Columban mission through various programming.
 
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s a plus; Proficiency in Spanish preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to use media and communications tools such as web design and content tools (Drupal 7), email advocacy and email promotion tools, social media-Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and other design tools; Ability to plan strategically, set goals, objectives and activities, and meet deadlines; Prefer 2 years minimum cross-cultural mission or volunteer experience; Prefer 2 years minimum communications experience; Ability to work collaboratively as a team-player and build relationships.

 

For more information about this position, please click here

Associate Director
FrancisCorps, Syracuse, NY

Description: FrancisCorps, a small Catholic, Franciscan non-profit that provides recent college graduates with a yearlong experience of direct service to the poor while living together in a volunteer community, is seeking an Associate Director (permanent/full-time). We have about 12 volunteers each year, some in Syracuse NY and some in Costa Rica. The Director of FrancisCorps currently provides for the recruitment, administration, and mission advancement of the FrancisCorps program. The Chaplain, working with the Director, provides the ongoing formation for the volunteers through regular retreats. We need an individual who can take a leadership role in recruitment while assisting in all the other facets of the FrancisCorps program.

Qualifications: Have a Bachelor’s degree; Prior experience in a ministerial role with young adults and/or long-term service experience; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Are familiar with the Catholic Church; Are a wiz at using a variety of Social Media. It is ideal if you…Have familiarity with the Franciscans and can speak, read and write in Spanish.

For more information about this position, please click here. Application deadline is Friday, May 19th. We plan to fill the position in June/July.

Development and Communications Coordinator
Mission Doctors Association

Description: This position will work with the Executive and Communication Directors in areas involving communication, promotion, and administration of development activities of Mission Doctors Association. Development responsibilities include: Facilitate, with assistance from the Executive and Communication Directors, and the Fund Development Committee of the Board of Directors, the development and implementation of an annual fund development strategy including direct mail appeals and online giving, monthly donor program, fundraising events, and grants.

Qualifications: With the assistance of the Communication Director, this position is responsible for updating and maintaining website, social media communications, and creating content for newsletters, brochures, advertisements, posters, and any other materials related to the marketing of Mission Doctors’ program and events.

For more information about this position, please click here. 

Ecuador Program Director
Rostro de Cristo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Description: The Ecuador Program Director is the onsite supervisor and manager for the Rostro de Cristo Program in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Rostro de Cristo is a Catholic volunteer and mission immersion program located on the peripheries of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city. We invite young people from the United States to a transformational faith experience; to a life of solidarity with others, especially the excluded and marginalized; and to respond to God’s call to love, mercy and justice. The Ecuador Program Director (EPD) reports to the Executive Director of Rostro de Cristo, Inc. (based in Braintree, MA). The Ecuador Program Director is the on-sight mentor, supervisor and manager of the Rostro de Cristo Program.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree preferred in Theology, Education, International Relations, Spanish or related fields or relevant experience.  Bachelor’s degree required. A practicing Catholic with experience in working and living with marginal communities (preferably in Latin America), a developed sense of cross-cultural faith-based mission today, an understanding of and commitment to social justice, a love for Latin America and its people. Recent experience in faith formation or pastoral work with young adults. Five years of post-college work and/or educational experience. Highly Proficient in Spanish.  Fluency preferred. U.S. citizenship or residency. Valid driver’s license. Willing to make a minimum of a two year commitment to the position.

For more information about this position, please click here.

 
 
 

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.