Manager, Ministry Development

Catholic Leadership Institute - Wayne, PA


A complete application includes cover letter with salary requirements and resume.

The Manager, Ministry Development works with the Vice President, Ministry Development and Client Services to ensure the maintenance and growth of clients engaged in all offerings from the Catholic Leadership Institute to equip leaders in the Roman Catholic Church in their ministry. Under the direction of the Vice President, Ministry Development and Client Services, s/he will: manage all aspects of external-facing activities and communications including client and prospect awareness, business development, delivery scheduling, contract renewal and ongoing care and support. This role is both leader and support. The Manager, Ministry Development proactively recommends and implements meaningful communications and inside sales efforts, and owns the content updates for the CLI website, while also supporting Client Services, Philanthropy and other Ministry Development functions through design, tracking and documentation of communications and pipeline status, and through meeting coordination, event management and Episcopal care. Additionally, the Manager, Ministry Development works closely with the Vice President, Client and Episcopal Services, with scheduling and training of leadership consultants.

This position is located at the CLI office, currently in Wayne, PA.

Desired Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of responsible leadership experiences in business development and marketing

Critical Qualifications/Skills:

· Excellent organization, interpersonal and relationship management skills required

· Solid understanding of business development, client support, and customer satisfaction functions

· Demonstrated ability of project management skills

· Comfortable with changing and adapting to respond to clients and organizational change

· Must be a team player and be self-motivated

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite required.

· Experience with CRM applications, website management, and technology preferred including Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Adobe InDesign.

· Experience in creating marketing communications – electronic and mail

· Respect for and understanding of the Roman Catholic community, parish life, and ministry

Key Responsibility Areas:


Manage, track, and respond to the varied business development opportunities and activities, planned or spontaneous, in order to expand our service to the Church.

Oversee and coordinate select opportunities to maintain yearly renewable contracts and grow revenue for the organization.

Create, populate, and oversee the master program calendar for Catholic Leadership Institute in order to ensure the most strategic deployment of qualified Leadership Consultants effective delivery of Catholic Leadership Institute’s services.


Identify, capitalize, and execute on opportunities to communicate the mission of CLI with external constituencies so that the good news of our work reaches its maximum impact.


Manage, track, and execute communications with US and Canadian Bishops in order to provide quality support and care.

Critical Success Criteria:

  • Self Assurance And Humility: Has deep trust in the Lord and in one’s ability to meet most challenges. Inspires self and others to fulfill commitments and achieve a positive outcome. Does not seek personal recognition but is committed to the success and growth of others. Makes it about the other person rather than about self. Invites others to more fully participate and open up. Understands that “I have to do it myself and I can’t do it alone.” Values excellence and is committed to lifelong growth in holiness, confidence, and competence.
  • Comfortable With Ambiguity: Has ability to ‘go and figure it out’ when all necessary information is not available. Is willing to make quick decisions even without all the facts. Handles deviations from routine without assistance; readily accepts changes in procedures, assignments and priorities. Takes change in stride; adapts, improves and overcomes obstacles and challenges. Can balance competing priorities in assignments. Doesn’t dwell on the negative or downside of things or decisions.
  • Resilient Drive: Has the ability and energy to do what it takes to be faithful to God’s call and to one’s unique role in service to the CLI Vision and Mission. Is motivated to achieve his/her goals and to support the goals of the organization, knowing that that will require effort, flexibility and skill. Anticipates problems and obstacles and brings resourcefulness and a “can-do-spirit” to both short and long-term goals and tasks. Finds satisfaction in the living out of one’s purpose and values and in the effort it takes to achieve one’s key responsibilities and SMART Goals. Is committed to the development and training that it will take along the way.

Application Procedure:

A complete application includes a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements describing the candidate’s reasons for considering the position and perceptions of what makes him/her a good fit. For consideration, please e-mail the cover letter with salary requirements and resume. Phone screenings will be made with selected candidates before face-to-face interviews.

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

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