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.
  • 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
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 22nd. 
Program Manager, 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 Manager 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, Master's degree is welcome. 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. 


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:

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.

For more information about this position, please click here

Outreach and Events Coordinator
JVC Northwest, Portland, OR

Description: The Outreach and Events Coordinator is responsible for alumni development and special events coordination, focused on the five states of the Pacific Northwest. Outreach efforts will focus on building relationships with former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs) and executing an FJV outreach plan which includes: updating FJV contact information; helping maintain the online FJV directory; facilitating the organization of FJV groups in the Northwest; and reconnecting FJVs with JVC Northwest. Special events work will focus on planning the annual fundraising gathering in Seattle, as well as other events throughout the year. 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 Volunteer is strongly preferred. The Outreach and Events Coordinator is employed at will. Successful clearance of pre-employment reference checks and criminal history background checks are required for final hire.

To apply, email JVC Northwest at info@jvcnorthwest.org with “Outreach and Events Coordinator” in the subject line for job description and application information. We will begin reviewing applications on June 7, 2017 and will accept applications on a rolling basis thereafter.

Advancement Assistant
JVC Northwest, Portland, OR

Description: Based in Milwaukie, OR, in the Portland Metro Area, the Advancement Assistant is responsible for supporting the Director of Advancement in the creation of a financially sustainable future for JVC Northwest. Responsibilities include donation processing and mailing of thank you letters; management of communications between the Director of Advancement and supporters of JVC Northwest; and, coordination of donor meetings and out of state travel.  JVC Northwest is seeking a person with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with 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. This position is part-time, 20 hrs/week.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working in an office setting, and experience with development or alumni/donor relations is a significant plus.  Former Jesuit Volunteers or National Service Members preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and database software is required.  The Advancement Assistant is employed at will. Successful clearance of pre-employment reference checks and criminal history background checks required for final hire.

To apply, email JVC Northwest at info@jvcnorthwest.org with “Advancement Assistant” in the subject line for job description and application information. We will begin reviewing applications on June 7, 2017 and will accept applications on a rolling basis thereafter.

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


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.