Due to a planned retirement in early 2023, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, KY (www.covdio.org) seeks candidates for the position of Executive Director of its Catholic Charities ministry. As Christ “came not to be served, but to serve”, a primary focus of the social mission of the Church is mercy to the poor and the sick, works of charity, and mutual aid intended to relieve human needs of every kind. This is an exciting time in our local Church, and we seek a compassionate servant-leader with the professional expertise to manage, collaborate, and lead. The role of the Executive Director is to ensure clarity and fidelity to the Church’s mission and the Bishop’s vision for the diocese, by providing management and direction to this important human services ministry. A key function of this position involves day-to-day oversight of twelve different areas of service, including: Parish Kitchen, which has operated seven-days-a-week since 1974 and serves up to 150 mid-day meals daily; Mobile Food Pantry, providing 20-40 food items per visit at no cost to eligible residents of five rural counties within diocesan boundaries; Jail and Prison Ministry, which strives to meet the spiritual needs of all who are impacted by the criminal justice process; Counseling, including individual, child, family and marriage, pregnancy, and school-based services; and St. Joseph Supportive Housing, providing housing, assistance, and intensive case management to eligible previously homeless families and individuals. The Executive Director’s role also involves supervision of and/or responsibility for twenty-two staff members and numerous regular and occasional volunteers; ongoing evaluation of current programs as well as potential new initiatives to address unmet needs; coordination and collaboration with other diocesan offices; and representing the Bishop of Covington and Catholic Charities throughout the diocese and the community at-large to develop relationships and support. Candidates must, first and foremost, be faithful and actively practicing Roman Catholics. Required qualifications include an advanced degree in a professional or human services field, prior experience in administration and leadership, and demonstrated competence in the practice of Catholic social service. Those interested in this opportunity may submit a letter of interest along with a comprehensive resume or C-V, including compensation history and a list of references that includes contact email addresses, by email or by fax to Stephen Koplyay, SPHR, at [email protected] or 859-392-1589.