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Vice President, Sponsorship & Mission Services

Facility: Catholic Health Assoc.
State: St. Louis, MO
Contact Name: Cara Brouder
Contact Title: Sr. Director, Human Resources
Contact Phone: 314-253-3498
Contact Email:
Position Summary
This position provides leadership and oversight to the Mission Services department through coordination of Mission Integration, Leadership Formation, Theology and Ethics, Ministry Formation and Sponsorship, to promote a vision and understanding of Catholic health ministry as an essential ministry of the Catholic Church while being attentive to this department's role in CHA. Duties include serving as a spokesperson for CHA on Sponsorship and Mission issues, in conjunction with President/Chief Executive Officer, and maintaining effective relationships with other national organizations and CHA members. In addition, serves as a member of the association's core leadership group and senior management.  Travel is required (approximately 40%).

Essential Functions

  • Oversee the management of the Mission Services Department through ensuring the presence of qualified staff to carry out CHA's mission and respond to member and ministry needs with regard to mission integration, theology and ethics, leadership formation, sponsorship and ministry formation. Set overall direction, plan strategic initiatives, implement association vision, make administrative decisions, coordinate staff activities and develop and monitor department budget 
  • Coach and develop Mission Services staff to maintain vision and productivity
  • Coordinate the work of Mission Services department with other departments by facilitating collaborative development of all projects
  • Promote integration of the mission dimension in association activities including mission related committees, employee activities including the All-Staff Retreat and mission in-services
  • Research, writing, consultation, and presentations on ministry issues in response to member requests and association strategies
  • Provide guidance for mission resources on CHA website
  • Participate in a leadership capacity in Mission/Advocacy Collaborative Meetings and all Mission-related CHA programs
  • Serve as a member of the President's Advisory Council which requires attendance at all Board meetings and relevant member sessions
  • Promote collaborative efforts between CHA and other Catholic Institutions and organizations and others as timely and appropriate
  • Promote work environment conducive of teamwork

Experience:  Minimum of 12 years' experience in a Roman Catholic ministry. 

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability:  Member of the Roman Catholic Church. Broad knowledge of sponsorship and Catholic moral and social traditions. Working knowledge of health care and health system management. Demonstrated research, writing, and presentation skills. Ability to address educational needs of a variety of groups including bishops, sponsors, physicians, senior leadership, and staff. Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to influence others. Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to listen, reflect, and communicate the mission and values of the organization. Excellent written and oral communication. Proficient use of the internet for research and electronic communication. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to plan and direct complex projects involving multiple staff and various forms of consultative participation. Skilled at collaborative approach to work. Basic understanding of word processing and spreadsheet application.

Education/Certification: Master's or PhD in Roman Catholic theology (or equivalent work experience).
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