Remote Position

(Full Time)

Purpose:
The organization exists to promote and carry out National Eucharistic Congresses for the Catholic Church in the U.S. These Congresses are opportunities to gather tens of thousands of Catholics from across the country to participate in formation sessions, share in prayer and worship experiences, and renew their missionary commitments as followers of Jesus Christ.

Position Summary:
The Executive Director serves as the pivotal staff person who, understanding all facets of the organization, articulates the mission to others, seeks partnership with organizations consistent with the mission, and leads each National Eucharistic Congress in a manner that fulfills its mission.

Key Responsibilities:
1) Vision

  • Prayerfully discern and implement the plan of the National Eucharistic Congress Board of Directors and support Eucharistic renewal efforts in Catholic dioceses across the country.
  • Boldly share the vision of the Board of Directors with key partners and collaborators.

2) Revenue

  • Represent the organization as its primary leader (face of the organization).
  • Achieve fundraising goals as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • Prepare accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results, variances, and performance trends.
  • Ensure that every donor is contacted at least annually, thanked, and inspired.
  • Demonstrate measures taken to cultivate organizational and individual donor relationships.

3) Organization Management:

  • Oversee all operations of the non-profit, seeking to fulfill the mission and achieve the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Provide fiscal management of the organization’s budget which includes operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining the resources of the organization.
  • Oversee and report on the organization’s results for board of directors.
  • Build relationships with ministry partners and expand the organization’s reach.

4) Interfacing with the Board of Directors and Networking Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively with the Board of Directors, primarily through the Board President.
  • Lead the organization in a manner that supports and guides the mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of the organization which includes working with the Board Treasurer to plan the annual budget.
  • Provide ethical and leadership in keeping with Catholic teachings.
  • Work diligently to promote the organization and build relationships with partners and donors.
  • Maintain the organizations website and other social media platforms
  • Provide input and support for the strategic plan of the organization.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Strong understanding of Catholic culture, diocesan structures, parish life, and ministries.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, grasp of data analysis and performance metrics.
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Understanding of financials, budgeting, and resource management.

Education and Experience Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an operational environment with non-profit and/or for-profit organizations.
  • Familiar with current trends in fundraising and knowledgeable of fundraising tools.

Please submit cover letter and resume to David Spesia at dspesia@usccb.org