Catholic Charities of St. Louis
Position Description: 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ST. LOUIS, a federation of eight agencies, has been helping people in need since 1912. In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our mission is to serve people in need, especially those who are poor and vulnerable; work to improve social conditions for all people in the community; and call members of the Church and community to do the same. On an annual basis, the Catholic Charities Federation assists over 136,000 people, through 100 programs at 50 sites, in 11 counties of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The Project Coordinator is a full-time position. Primary responsibilities include promotion/support of integrated services across the federation, disaster preparation planning and response, volunteer coordination, and Pathways to Progress support:

Pathways to Progress:
• Assist in the development of Pathways to Progress including preparation/update of policies and procedures; initiate appropriate meetings with community partners, including the Community Advisory Council and maintain relationship with evaluation team at universities.
• Support case managers as needed.
• Responsible for assisting in the growth process and progression of the initiative, while improving visibility.
• Perform administrative tasks, including communications, coordinate meetings, orientation and training.

Disaster Preparation, Response, and Recovery:
• Assist in the development and design strategies for agencies, parishes, and Archdiocese; Coordinate efforts within the Federation and community partners to respond to disasters provide services to those affected through trainings and various meetings.
• Assist with volunteer coordination for Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) if necessary.
• Provide follow-up with internal and external parties regarding disasters.

Volunteer Coordination:
• Facilitate meetings with volunteer coordinators at federated agencies to discuss best practices, policies and standards, opportunities and challenges.
• Update and create bi-annual listing of volunteer opportunities across the federation.

Other Projects/Initiatives (As they arise):
• Oversee practicum students working on projects as assigned by Department Director, including, but not limited to, the Program Director’s Section of Service Integration.
• Participate on committees representing Catholic Charities at the request of the President.
• Work on various projects as determined by Central Office and/or Department Goals.

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Nonprofit Administration is desirable.
• Bachelor’s in Social Work, Human Services or related field with two years of experience in office setting, acceptable.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team setting and coordinate a high volume of various assignments, effectively handle multiple tasks at one time, and maintain attention to detail.
• Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to learn organization’s database, records management system, and other software.
• Proficient grammar, editing, writing, presentation and communication skills oral and written.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment in making independent decisions with a high degree of tact.

Incumbent’s private and public positions and values must be in full and complete agreement with those of Catholic Charities and with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Contact Details: 

To apply, send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Les Lexow, Senior Director Human Resources at