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Publisher & CEO
Oregon Catholic Press

Publisher & CEO, Oregon Catholic Press

Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), the largest U.S. Catholic publisher of liturgical music and worship aids, is seeking a new Publisher & Chief Executive Officer to provide strategic leadership for this 501(c)(3) not-for-profit company. This individual will work with the Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and polices. The Publisher is also responsible for providing operational leadership, working with executive management and administrative teams to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. In this unique position, the Publisher is also a vital source of creative, artistic and pastoral insights. These relate to product decisions (regarding music and other publications), marketing, and to relationships with OCP customers, composers and external stakeholders.


1. Strategic Planning: Lead the strategic planning process for the company. OCP’s long range plans must balance economic performance (margin) with the mission of OCP and its relationship with the Catholic Church. Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the growth objectives of the company.

2. People & Environment: Ensure the selection, development, leadership and empowerment of strong, capable people. Maintain an extraordinarily good work environment in which people are given high respect, opportunities to perform, and fair rewards.

3. Products & Quality: Ensure the development and production of high quality processes and publications. Monitor customers’ reactions to OCP products and act appropriately on their input. Constantly monitor OCP markets for new product or product refinement ideas.

4. Customers & Composers: Ensure the best possible service to OCP customers with the objective of positioning OCP as the most innovative, forward-looking company in the business. Attract and publish the music of the most talented composers writing for the Catholic Church.

5. Public Relations: Build relationships based on trust and confidence with outside organizations and individuals that directly affect the success of OCP (e.g., United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Association of Catholic Publishers, other publishing companies, etc.). Maintain active associations with these and other organizations and individuals of importance to OCP.

6. Fiscal Affairs: Constantly monitor the financial condition and performance of OCP to ensure that assets are prudently managed and that operating results are sufficient to ensure corporate viability.

7. Editorial Authority: Exercise final editorial authority for all OCP products and services.

8. Reporting: Regularly report to the Archbishop of Portland, the OCP Board of Directors, and to OCP employees regarding the state of the company.


1. Education & Professional Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, with emphasis on publishing, business or liberal arts. In addition, education in Catholic liturgy and/or music, theology or editing would be helpful. In all cases, appropriate experience can be substituted for formal education.

2. Knowledge & Experience: Senior management experience in a successful, medium-sized organization is required. Experience successfully managing people, directing an organization, negotiating strategic acquisitions and/or partnerships, and achieving sound financial performance is essential.

The Publisher must be a skilled communicator and able to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders. As such, advanced verbal and written communication skills are required.

Proven leadership skills are highly important. The Publisher is OCP’s primary leader and is accountable for the company’s vision and value system. High levels of creativity and innovation in these areas are critical for success.

Music appreciation skills are also of high value, as they relate to building relationships with composers of Catholic music. Likewise, successful experience in publishing, knowledge of the Catholic music publishing industry, and general market/product intelligence are desirable.

The Publisher should have familiarity with intellectual property, especially as it pertains to copyrights, licensing, and digital technology.

The Publisher should also have liturgical experience and should possess a thorough knowledge of Catholic teaching on the nature and place of sacred music in the liturgy and be committed to implementing the Church’s norms on sacred music. The Publisher should be a practicing Catholic with firsthand knowledge/experience of the Church.

3. Other Qualifications: On a personal level, the Publisher must be energetic and capable of successful leadership in a dynamic organization where creativity, development of human potential and economic performance are all important. The Publisher should have a proven record of success, stability and demonstrated high values and ethics. The Publisher should be willing to take a fresh look at the operation of OCP and lead in new directions as deemed appropriate and in the best interests of the organization and the Church.

4. Position Accountability: This position is accountable to the Archbishop of Portland and to the Board of Directors for all company activities and results. OCP's top management structure includes the Publisher who functions as the CEO, a Chief Operating Officer who is accountable to the Publisher for the day-to-day business operations of the company and, a Chief Products Officer who is accountable to the Publisher for product development, music development and outreach, marketing and sales. This position also helps to support the Catholic Sentinel (newspaper for the Archdiocese of Portland) in cooperation with the Archdiocese and its editorial staff.

Located in Portland, Oregon, heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, OCP offers an excellent work environment with great work/life balance and easy access to public transportation. Our compensation package includes a competitive salary and outstanding benefits package which includes top-tier medical and dental insurance, generous paid time off (including disability leave), retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and more. OCP is an affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. 

Contact Information:

For more information and to apply for this position, please provide cover letter, resume and salary history online at

Executive Director
MiraVia Inc.

MiraVia, Inc. ( a privately-funded nonprofit corporation operating in Charlotte and Belmont, North Carolina is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. MiraVia provides a wide range of services to pregnant women and their children, regardless of their economic, social, religious, racial, or ethnic background. MiraVia is registered in the P.J. Kenedy and Sons Directory of Catholic Charities. The organization employs 16 people and the annual budget is approximately $600,000 with total net assets of approximately $3 million.

Responsibilities include representing MiraVia to build support for the organization and its mission; working with the Board of Directors toward the continued development and improvement of the organization’s strategic plan and to set & meet organizational goals; providing direction and leadership to MiraVia staff; driving private fundraising in concert with the Board of Directors, including annual fundraising events such as the Annual Banquet and Golf Tournament; positioning MiraVia for corporate and institutional funding; driving marketing and communications in coordination with the Board of Directors and MiraVia staff; positioning the organization as a thought leader in the pro-life community on a local, regional and national level; working with other pro-life organizations to create efficiency between MiraVia and other organizations providing services to pregnant women and their children; cultivating and directing a network of volunteers and supporters for MiraVia; assisting the Finance Committee in the creation of the annual budget and manage the organizations’ finances in concert with the approved budget; and overseeing and having ultimate responsibility for all compliance activities (audit, annual 990 filing, licensing requirements, etc.);

Qualifications include demonstrating a passion and commitment for the mission of MiraVia as well as show evidence of a successful career path showing significant management and advocacy responsibilities. While nonprofit experience is preferred, candidates with both for-profit and non-profit experience would be a strong plus. Experience with fundraising is strongly preferred. Candidates must demonstrate strategic thinking skills and an ability to develop, budget, organize and execute a strategic plan--past experience in strategic planning is a strong plus. Candidates must be action oriented and demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong presentation and public speaking skills. Candidates must have demonstrated supervisory skills and experience in managing a successful team of people.

Minimum Education and Experience: A master's degree in Social Work or Public Administration and four years of experience in a human services field including two years in a supervisory or managerial capacity; or graduation from a four-year college or university and six years of experience in human services field including three years in a supervisory or managerial capacity; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the President of the Board of Directors, Jordan Raniszeski, at

Policy and Outreach Coordinator
Minnesota Catholic Conference

The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is seeking a joyful and entrepreneurial missionary disciple to serve as its Policy and Outreach Coordinator. The Policy and Outreach Coordinator assists in the development and implementation of the public policy initiatives of the Catholic bishops of Minnesota. Primary duties include serving as an organizational point of contact between parishes and Catholic organizations regarding MCC policy initiatives; further developing the Catholic Advocacy Network’s grassroots community of advocates; educating clergy and laity through writing and speaking events; and building coalitions within and outside of the Catholic Church. Some lobbying work at the Minnesota Capitol may also be required.

Minimum requirements: Servant leader; thorough knowledge of Catholic social teaching; fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church; bachelor’s degree and two-years’ experience in government relations, advocacy organizing, public policy, or related field; excellent communication skills; an entrepreneurial and evangelical spirit; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Preferred qualifications: Graduate or law degree; Spanish-language fluency. 

Contact Information:

Send cover letter, resumé, short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to or HR Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference, 475 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103. No phone calls, please.

Position open until filled. 

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco

Catholic Charities of San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo (CCSF), created nearly 110 years ago is one of the largest nonprofit social service organizations in Northern California, serving more than 40,000 people of all faiths annually through some 35 programs aimed at families, aging adults, adults with disabilities, children and youth, who can benefit “from a hand up, not a hand out.” With a staff of about 600 (460 FTE), including about 60 managers, and a current annual budget of about $42 million, CCSF presents its chief executive officer and 30-member governing Board with a considerable management/governance challenge and opportunity. The successful new Chief Executive Officer will be deeply committed to Catholic traditions of service to the poor, and will possess exceptional nonprofit leadership, fundraising and institution-building abilities. See and

Contact Information:

For information about the position, and in strict confidence, request a detailed career prospectus from Dr. Robert M. Fisher, RUSHER LOSCAVIO FISHER Nonprofit Executive Search (San Francisco), at

Vice President for Academic Affairs
Viterbo University

Viterbo University, located in scenic La Crosse, Wis., invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs. The university seeks a strategic, forward-thinking, collaborative individual to join the leadership team of its next President, Glena Temple, Ph.D., as she leads Viterbo University into the next chapter of its history.

A warm and welcoming community for students, faculty, and staff of all faiths, Viterbo’s proud Catholic and Franciscan heritage can be felt throughout campus. As one of only 24 Franciscan universities located in the U.S., Viterbo’s values-based education features opportunities for leadership linked to service with a strong emphasis on ethics. Viterbo’s main campus is located on 21 acres on the south side of the city of La Crosse, with two satellite centers in West Allis, Wis., and West Des Moines, Iowa, which focus specifically on graduate programs. The university enrolls about 1,800 undergraduates. Over 800 students are enrolled in associate degree programs, master’s programs in education, business, mental health counseling, and servant leadership, as well as the doctor in nursing practice program. The Center for Adult Learning offers a specialized learning environment tailored specifically for serving the needs of working adults with classroom-based and online associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the average class size is 16, helping to cultivate the strong relationships shared among students and faculty through mentoring, advising, and teaching. Today, there are more than 20,000 Viterbo alumni nationwide.

With oversight of the four recently structured Colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Leadership, Education, Science, and Mathematics, and Nursing, Health, and Human Behavior, as well as the library, registrar, and other academic centers and services, the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) will provide creative, collaborative leadership for Academic Affairs, and will clearly and effectively articulate and implement the strategic plan. The VPAA is responsible for coordination of the academic program of the university, including program development and evaluation, academic standards, and evaluation of teaching and support services. The VPAA also coordinates, monitors, and assures implementation of the university’s plan for assessment of student learning as well as curriculum development and faculty development. In consultation with the President and Vice President for Finance and Administration, the VPAA determines budget priorities and administers those priorities for the Academic Affairs Division. For additional information about the university, community, and the desired experience and attributes sought in the Vice President for Academic Affairs, please visit

Contact Information:

The university is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note indicating the nature of your working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to:

The position is open until filled but only applications received by Jan. 2, 2017, can be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting Andrea Warren Hamos at or Andrea Cowsert at

Viterbo University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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