Executive Director, Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC)

The Missouri Catholic Conference, which supports the four Catholic diocese of Missouri, is looking for its next Executive Director.  The successful candidate is appointed by the board of directors, reports to the Missouri bishops and provides managerial and executive oversight of staff, facilities and operations of the MCC. 

The executive director must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. The executive director represents the Missouri bishops in an official capacity before the governor’s office, legislative leadership and state agencies, as well as national and statewide governmental and private organizations.  Additional duties include managing the fiscal operations of the MCC, budget development and approval, serving as secretary of the board of directors, member of the Public Policy Committee, and implementing all decisions of the board. 

The executive director works closely with staff to develop strategic action plans on issues of concern to the Church, overseeing the general counsels’ legislative and litigation efforts impacting the Church at state and federal level and directing all conference communication efforts especially with the secular press.

Candidates should have three to five years of demonstrated growth, advancement and level of responsibility in the areas of government relations or public policy. They should possess a bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations/policy or a related field; a master’s degree is preferred. In addition to being Catholic, all public and private positons must be in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Located in Jefferson City, the MCC offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salary. Interested candidates should send their resume, introductory letter and salary expectations to:  Kevin Loos, Archdiocese of Saint Louis, 20 Archbishop May Drive, Saint Louis, MO  63119