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Director for Catholic Charities 

The New York State Catholic Conference, representing the Catholic Bishops of New York State in matters of public policy, is seeking a Director for Catholic Charities. This position is responsible for the Catholic Conference’s human services advocacy efforts and the coordination of activities of the NYS Council of Catholic Charities Directors.  This position reports directly to the Conference’s Executive Director.

Specific areas of concern include behavioral health, criminal justice, developmental disabilities, family and community services, immigration and housing.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Executive Secretary to the Council of Catholic Charities Directors, including planning meetings, preparing agenda, materials and meeting summaries, etc.
  • Advocate on behalf of the Catholic Conference on issues related to Catholic Charities with legislative, Executive and state agency officials, including direct lobbying and writing of state budget testimony and legislative memoranda.
  • Provide analysis of state budget impact on Catholic Charities programs and agencies, and provide recommendations regarding gaps in state funding.
  • Coordination and staffing for various committees of the Catholic Conference and Catholic Charities Directors.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and experience in public policy advocacy and/or in a social services organization. As an office of the Catholic Bishops, we expect the successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic who believes in and follows the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Conference offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including paid vacation and personal time, health insurance and pension. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Send cover memo and resume to: Richard E. Barnes, NYS Catholic Conference, 465 State St., Albany, NY 12203 or No phone inquiries, please.