CHA offers a hybrid work environment and competitive benefits.
Internal Number: 5252
This position serves as a primary resource to sponsors of Catholic health care as they guide their sponsored works, transition to new forms of sponsorship, and come together as a sponsor community. Responsibilities include the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, services, and products designed to support sponsor groups and bishops; working in cooperation with other service areas within CHA; and to provide research, education and formation for evolving forms of sponsorship and governance. Travel is required (approximately 35%).
Lead the emergence of the sponsor community in collective identity
Research and develop resources relating to theology and canonical aspects of sponsorship with a special emphasis on lay involvement and formation
Develop and provide education and formation for sponsor boards, governance boards, corporate members, bishops, CEOs, and their ministries
Provide consultation and referrals to sponsors and their organizations
Plan regular meetings with representative members and sponsoring entities
Sustain relationships with appropriate Dicasteries in Rome
Oversee the Sponsorship Institute
Oversee the Sponsorship Formation Program for Catholic Health Care
Coordination of the Ministerial Juridic Person Collaborative
Contribute to programming for other areas of service within CHA as collaborator and presenter.
Oversee ongoing development of resources such as Sponsor Competencies
Serve as member and staff coordinator for CHA Sponsor/Canon Law Committee
Contribute regularly to Health Progress
Produce or solicit scholarship on specific aspects of sponsorship
Monitor, research and assess atypical sponsorship arrangements such as diocesan oversight of investor-owned hospitals that retain Catholic identity
Participate in CHA strategic planning process, prepare board reports and attend board meetings as required
Support CHA's annual Assembly as necessary and as requested, including working on site during the program
Experience: 3+ years’ experience in governance of Catholic ministry and 3+ years’ experience working in canonical sponsorship. Experience and ability to understand and work collaboratively with church leaders. Experience in non-profit, corporate matters. Demonstrated expertise in fostering a strong sense of Catholic identity and as it applies to ministry. Understanding of Catholic theology and canon law as it applies to Catholic health ministry. Experience with Catholic health care systems and with the Catholic Health Association. Demonstrated expertise in effective communications and presentations. Proven leadership experience in management or supervision.
Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Superior knowledge of ecclesiological aspects of the ministry of Catholic health care including juridic persons, the role of bishops and their national conference, and relations with the Holy See. Working knowledge of sponsorship issues in Catholic health care. Strong communication and dialogical skills, particularly in meetings with CHA members and with members of church hierarchy. Ability to work with the executive leadership of health care, with members of juridic persons, with bishops and their key advisors, and with boards of health care organizations (Catholic or otherwise). Practicing Catholic with demonstrated understanding of church structures, practices (rituals and traditions), moral and social teaching. Knowledge of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills.
About Catholic Health Association of the United States
The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) advances the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals, 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, the Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation. Consider joining our mission-based organization by sending a resume to HR@chausa.org. CHA offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.