Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please note that most jobs with the Society are at the local Council or Conference level. To find your local SVdP Council or Conference, click here.

Jobs listed here are at the National Council Office, located in St. Louis, MO. Current National Council job openings are posted on Use the keyword St. Vincent de Paul to find our most up-to-date listings.

To apply, please follow the instructions in the position posting, including résumé and salary requirements. Thank you for your interest in joining the Society!

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Director of Program and Strategic Development


The Director of Program and Strategic Development analyzes member and external information to provide guidance to the National Council’s CEO and Board of Directors on new national and local programs, national strategies, and subsidiaries. S/He will be a key member of the executive team and will serve as a trusted partner to the CEO. The ideal candidate will be innovative, diplomatic, data-driven, and a strategic thinker and executor. S/He analyzes business information to provide members with tools to further develop existing business and services offerings. S/He identifies current and future trends that may impact the mission and activities of the Society, communicating findings and possible preventions and responses for the Protection and enhancement of the Society’s impact. St. Louis presence highly preferred.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the strategy team and manage outside consultants to implement, develop, and evaluate the organizations’ strategic directions.
  • As program ideas arise, research their potential and work with leadership to assess the degree to which the ideas advance the mission and objectives of the organizations. Analyze or program impact in alignment with the Society’s mission, financial opportunity, risk, and competition’s effect on the Society’s reputation and brand. Evaluate other salient factors to determine which ideas should proceed to the national CEO and National Board for further discussion.
  • Collaborate with the SVdP USA grants management team to lead implementation of program ideas through collaborative funding opportunities.
  • Observe and analyze external, societal, and business trends that currently or may in the near future impact the mission, business and activities of the Society. Report findings and observations, along with recommendations for preventative measures and responses, to Society leadership. Assist/lead the design of high quality qualitative and quantitative analyses and regularly communicate the resulting analyses and elevated key insights.
  • Develop business plans for any ideas above that proceed to the next level of discussion, including financial pro formas, leadership needs, capital plans if any, staffing, startup costs, rollout plans and other elements for a successful business or program launch and multiyear development.
  • With other national staff and local leaders, analyze current operations of Society programs for the purpose of developing and recommending best practices including those in spiritual formation, services for the poor, membership recruitment and development and all other areas. These may include models in existing Council/Conference examples and external/new ideas for Society testing.
  • Serve as the National Council’s “research and development” resource for the Board and CEO to consider new program ideas, national strategic direction of the Society, and related futures thinking.
  • Upon assignment, staff the National Board of Directors’ strategic planning committee or related teams.
Program Management
  • The Director may directly manage one or more high profile strategic National Council initiatives. Program management requires strong project management and relationship management skills, establishing clear objectives and timelines, and solid execution.
  • S/He advances current strategic partnerships and identifies opportunities for new strategic partnerships.
  • Leads the ideation, preparation, and delivery of tactical and strategic updates on strategic partnerships requested by the leadership team, Board of Directors and other priority partners.
  • Ability to assess and prioritize strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to assess and manage risk.
  • Flexible approach to work and ability to manage ambiguity in a volunteer-driven work environment.
  • Experience with social impact nonprofits is preferred; experience working with membership organizations is a plus.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Requirements
  • Knowledge of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s mission, values and offerings preferred.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis, forecasting, and strategic information leading to business planning including startup and pro forma development.
  • Financial acumen to develop budgets, sales/expense forecasts, business plans and related reporting documents.
  • Experience in trends analysis, research, and potential impact conclusions.
  • Outstanding presentation skills including business pitches, and verbal and written communications.
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative team environment among staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to listen deeply and communicate proactively, transparently, and diplomatically; excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Able to organize, prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment. Exceptional engagement and relationship management skills.
  • Supports the Rule and Bylaws of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of the Society and all pertinent legal regulations.
  • Prepares and accomplishes annual performance and program objectives.
  • Participates in annual self-evaluation and performance review.
Employee Benefits

Full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week, the package includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Vacation, PTO and Holiday Leave

The National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to

Digital Communications Manager


To raise the online and digital presence of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul via our social media and website, as well as to provide information and support to both members of the Society and those not involved in the Society through various forms of communication (email, video, photography, and all other forms of both external and internal communications).

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintains the Society’s social media presence through posts on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Monitors trends and analytics to make sure SVdP content meets the needs of our various online audiences, including Vincentians, donors, potential members, and those we serve.
  • Compiles, edits, and produces the Society’s electronic newsletter, “Frederic’s E-Gazette” every week.
  • Designs and produces marketing materials, including social media posts, donor communications, email campaigns, and others as assigned.
  • Supports broader communications efforts, including writing, interviewing, coordinating with vendors, and contacting media.
  • Works with video files including extracting and pulling together clips.
  • Creates materials for National Assembly, Midyear Meeting, and other national events, including presentations, save the dates, and email promotions.
  • Helps promote the Society through support of several event sponsorships each year, including material development, booth management, swag creation, and follow up communication.
  • Provides exceptional assistance to Vincentians requesting information regarding communications and branding.
  • Performs administrative tasks specific and necessary to the Chief Advancement Officer and the Director of Marketing and Communications.
  • Assists the National Director of Marketing and Communications with various internal and external communications programs and initiatives, including media outreach.
  • Accepts responsibility for quality work product.
  • Other assignments as determined by supervisor.
Key Competencies of the Position
  • Efficient/effective communication oriented.
  • Ability to self-start, balance multiple priorities, and be accountable to deadlines.
  • Prioritizing.
  • Accuracy and detail oriented.
  • Multi-task oriented.
  • Follow-through and time-consciousness.
  • Ability to initiate independent activity.
  • Willingness to function as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of National Council brand standards and “voice.”
  • Collaborative spirit with National Council staff and Vincentians across a variety of work functions.
  • Flexibility/adaptability to a variety of assignments.
  • Ability to collaborate with coworkers, Vincentians, and members of the general public.
  • Competent in developing measurable objectives
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Requirements
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and graphic design skills.
  • Knowledge of social media algorithms and trends.
  • Familiar with paid advertising on social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with key operating systems that the National Council Office currently uses, including Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Suite, HootSuite.
  • Ability to maintain focus on work through interruptions.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Relates well to outside contacts and other staff members.
  • Organizational ability.
  • Proofreading skills.
  • Photography and/or video skills a plus.
  • Assists staff with specific projects that relate to the Advancement Team.
  • Supports the Rule and Bylaws of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of the Society and all pertinent legal regulations.
  • Prepares and accomplishes annual performance and program objectives.
  • Participates in annual self-evaluation and performance review.
  • Periodic travel.

Annual salary range $50,000 – $55,000, depending on experience; great benefits, including retirement contribution.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to

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