Director of Mission Integration (Part-time) -- Catholic Charities

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ST. LOUIS, a federation of eight agencies, has been helping people in need since 1912. In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our mission is to serve people in need, especially those who are poor and vulnerable; work to improve social conditions for all people in the community; and call members of the Church and community to do the same. On an annual basis, the Catholic Charities Federation assists over 136,000 people, through 100 programs at 50 sites, in 11 counties of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The Director of Mission Integration is a part-time position that assists in developing and strengthening the core values and mission of Catholic Charities of St. Louis. This position supports and facilitates Catholic Identity activities, including spiritual development activities, throughout the Catholic Charities Federation. This position promotes the mission and fosters collaborative efforts with parishes, schools, partner organizations and the broader community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Promote the mission of Catholic Charities and importance of Catholic Identity across the Federated agencies, including meeting with agency executive directors and boards of directors.
  • Visit Catholic parishes, schools and Newman Centers, and others in the community, to introduce them to the mission and work of Catholic Charities.
  • Assist with board orientation and board retreats to provide an understanding of the mission of Catholic Charities, the importance of mission integration and Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Organize and/or conduct retreats/mission days for Catholic Charities Federation leadership and staff.
  • Support Federation leadership (Catholic Charities president and agency directors) in their roles, as needed.
  • Oversee and coordinate the plans and activities of the Mission Integration Committee (staff representative from each agency).
  • With the chaplain, coordinate offering Holy Eucharist, Reconciliation, Baptism, Confirmation and Anointing of the Sick to staff and clients, if they are not receiving them through their parish.
  • Offer to provide 'mission moments' and inspirational thoughts at board and staff meetings, and through communications channels.
  • Train people to conduct these 'moments.'
  • With the chaplain, coordinate offering blessing of buildings, statues, pictures, rooms, etc.
  • Help Federation staff and boards to plan liturgies and services, with assistance of the chaplain as needed.
  • Work with the Development & Communication Department to use social media and other means of communication to promote the mission of Catholic Charities.
  • Serve as a member of the Catholic Charities (Central Office) Management Team.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the Mission Integration and Advocacy Committee of the Catholic Charities Board of Directors.
  • Work with staff of the Archdiocese to promote Catholic Charities at educational sessions and other gatherings.
  • Promote the mission of Catholic Charities whenever and wherever the President requests.

Qualifications:

  • Priest,deacon, religious sister or brother, or laity who is active in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
  • Knowledgeof Catholic Social Teaching and other teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Knowledge of Catholic Charities, its work, activities and population served.
  • Experience in a mission related position.
  • Teaching or counseling experience.
  • Development of educational presentations and materials.
  • Strategy and goal setting, along with attainment (for a department).
  • Administrative experience.

To Apply, send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Les Lexow, Senior Director Human Resources at llexow@ccstl.org.