FELLOWS PROGRAM

A year-long fellowship program for Catholic graduates

Do you dream about a job in ministry but want to learn best practices in management to help you lead in a faith-based environment? Or do you long for a corporate job where you balance your career and Catholic faith? Then consider joining Leadership Roundtable Fellows program that offers a one-year, faith-based experience in Washington, DC. You will have the opportunity to live in community with other local Catholic volunteers, serve full-time at Leadership Roundtable, and develop a broad skill set of best practices in management and leadership to help you successfully transition to a ministry or career.

You will gain confidence, skills, professional network, and lived experience from which you can make more informed choices about your career direction. This program will expose you to a range of options and give you professional coaching and guidance to discern next steps. Fellows will work in entry level professional positions, concentration on either nonprofit management, fundraising, programs, communications, operations and finance, or a combination thereof based on Fellow’s skills/interests and the needs of the organization at the time. Each department’s tasks are slightly different but most will include a combination of administration, communication, research, organization, data entry, and writing.

Leadership Roundtable Fellows offers recent college graduates an opportunity to put their faith into practice as they work side-by-side with Church leaders and top business professionals to learn best practices in management that they may carry with them into a ministerial or professional career. Through this program, Leadership Roundtable seeks to support a new generation of Catholic leaders who are committed to excellence in management and leadership, while grounding them in the values of their faith and service to the common good.

Service Length:

12 months from start date. Ideally, we would like the Fellow(s) to start in August, but are flexible based on needs and fit.

Requirements:

Applicants must be Catholic, 21-30 years and older, with no dependents, and a U.S. social security number. Completed Bachelor’s degree. The program applicant should have a committed faith life, a willingness and desire to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually, a desire to live in an intentional, faith-based community, and a heart for service. The Fellow’s Program is a unique opportunity in the full-time volunteer space. A Leadership Roundtable Fellow feels called to serve God’s people through his/her administrative, business, communications, or development skills. These are in need in our nonprofits, churches and other ministry sites. If you want to be mentored by the organization that trains top leaders to run diocese, parishes, and organizations, this service opportunity is a great fit for you! For the workplace, the Fellows should demonstrate flexibility and an ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Strong attention to detail. Superior written and verbal communications skills desired. Proficiency in Google Docs, Microsoft Excel and Word. Knowledgeable of Catholic Church structure is helpful. Openness to live and grow in community.

Financial Arrangement:

Monthly stipend of $700 (to cover food, transportation, and all personal needs).  Housing, health insurance, and any workplace related costs are included.

Living Arrangements:

Leadership Roundtable Fellows will live in a Catholic volunteer community house that is located within walking distance of the office or accessible via public transportation.

Program Size:

We welcome at least one (up to three) Fellows per year.

Training includes:

– First-class mentorship in nonprofit management.

– Time each week dedicated to professional development based on personal and professional goals.

– A spiritual director.

– Ways to build your professional network.

– Opportunity to engage one-on-one with Leadership Roundtable’s network of business and Church leaders through his/her Fellowship year.

Application Deadline:

Rolling deadline. Our goal is to find the ideal fit for this unique opportunity.

How To Apply