Overview

Overview
The Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America brings insights from the Catholic intellectual tradition to bear upon economic life through thought leadership and education. Our Ecclesial Management programs teach management theory and practice to priests, religious, and laity. The Busch School is housed in Maloney Hall, a beautiful century-old collegiate gothic building reopened in early 2019 after a $37 million renovation.

The Director of the Ecclesial Management Programs is responsible for marketing and administering the Ecclesial Management Programs. The Director must have good oral and written communications and expertise in administrative tasks, program planning, goal setting and project management, as well as knowledge of program development and implementation. The Director is responsible for academic program planning and implementation, fundraising, marketing, and all administrative aspects for this graduate-level program including selection of clergy and religious and faculty members.

Responsibilities
Manage the Master of Science in Ecclesial Administration and Management (MEAM) program and other related programs (e.g. program for bishops, senior clergy, pastors, religious, etc.).
Promote Ecclesial Management programs through networking, relationship-building, targeted marketing communications.
Manage the MEAM program budget.
Strategically identifies issues or needed program changes.
Develops, implements, and directs ideas and changes for program development and improvement.
Establishes and maintains strong partnerships with faculty members and clergy/religious to ensure that activities align with the student’s needs and program goals.
Identify and solicit gift prospects.
Develops and directs a comprehensive evaluation plan to improve program offerings and outcomes.
Approves the design of program promotional materials.
Solicits participation by clergy and religious in conferences.
Oversees appointment of new faculty members.
Monitors participation of all faculty members in program activities.
Oversees process of admissions, including processing of student applications, gathering credentials, and scheduling interviews.
Processes paperwork for acceptance or rejection of applicants.
Coordinates and manages all student requirements.
Follows students’ progress through the entire program, advising students on academic requirements and assisting in resolving problems using a variety of resources.

Qualifications
A Master’s Degree and a minimum 10 years work experience in a managerial/leadership role. Academic administration strongly preferred. Experience working within the Catholic Church or a Catholic organization strongly preferred. Understanding of Catholic Church structure, hierarchy and practices. Knowledge of priestly and religious formation programs. Unquestionable commitment to the Catholic faith.

About The Catholic University of America

The Busch School of Business at Catholic University seeks candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to our University’s mission, which reads as follows:

“As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Grounded in Catholic ethics and morals, the core principles of the program are solidarity, firm commitment to the common good, subsidiarity and respect for human dignity. Our students leave the program as well-rounded business people guided by integrity.

The Director for this executive program is responsible for academic program planning and implementation, and administrative aspects for this graduate-level program including selection of faculty members. The program includes approximately 40 students.