This position serves as a primary resource to sponsors of Catholic health care as they seek to guide and influence their sponsored works and prepare for transition to evolving forms of sponsorship to support their health care ministry goals. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, services, and products designed to support Members of juridic persons including laity, leaders of religious institutes, and bishops who sponsor U.S. Catholic health care; to work in cooperation with other service areas within CHA, providing research and development, education and facilitation to support sponsors of Catholic health care; and to foster evolving forms of sponsorship and governance to meet future ministry needs. Travel is required (approximately 35%).
3+ years' experience in governance of Catholic ministry and 3+ years' experience working in canonical sponsorship. Experience and ability to understand and work collaboratively with church leaders. Experience in non-profit, corporate (merger/acquisition) matters. Demonstrated expertise in fostering a strong sense of Catholic identity and as it applies to ministry. Understanding of Catholic theology and canon law as it applies to Catholic health ministry. Experience with Catholic health care systems and exposure to the Catholic Health Association. Demonstrated expertise in effective communications and presentations. Proven leadership experience in management or supervision.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability:
Superior knowledge of ecclesiological aspects of the ministry of Catholic health care including juridic persons, the role of bishops and their national conference, and relations with the Holy See. Working knowledge of sponsorship issues in Catholic health care. Strong communication and dialogical skills, particularly in meetings with CHA members and with members of church hierarchy, in being an advocate for Catholic health care. Ability to work with the executive leadership of health care, with members of juridic persons, with bishops and their key advisors, and with boards of health care organizations (Catholic or otherwise). Practicing Catholic with demonstrated understanding of church structures, practices (rituals and traditions), moral and social teaching. Knowledge of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills.
Master's degree in theology/canon law/health care, or a combination of these.
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) advances the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, the Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation. CHA is an Equal Opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Consider joining our mission based organization by sending a resume to HR@chausa.org