FELLOWS PROGRAM

A year-long fellowship program for Catholic graduates

Do you dream about a career in ministry but want to learn best practices in leadership and management to help you lead in a faith-based environment? Or do you long to work in a professional environment where you can both gain critical skills and balance your career with your Catholic faith? Consider joining Leadership Roundtable’s Fellows Program. 

The Fellows Program offers a one-year, faith-based experience working with, and learning from, our national team as we promote the best practices and accountability in management, finances, communications and human resources development in the Catholic Church in the U.S. through direct training of Church leaders, national convenings, and fundraising efforts. By joining our Fellows Program, you will have the opportunity to serve full-time at Leadership Roundtable and develop a broad skill set in management and leadership to help you successfully transition to a career in ministry or nonprofit environment.  

Through the Fellows Program, Leadership Roundtable seeks to support the next generation of Catholic leaders who are committed to a thriving Church that operates with excellence in management and leadership, while grounding them in the values of the Catholic faith and service to the common good.

What to Expect

You will gain confidence, skills, and direct experience in the various aspects of our work at Leadership Roundtable, all grounded in the Catholic faith, while also building a professional network among national Catholic leaders. The Fellows Program will expose you to several professional fields and offer one-on-one professional coaching, and guidance from a staff mentor to help you discern the next steps in your career. You will also have the option to have a spiritual director of your choosing throughout your fellowship. As a Fellow, you will gain hands-on experience in various fields including: nonprofit administration, fundraising, project management, leadership development, communications, operations, and finance based on your skills and interests as well as the needs of the organization. Your daily tasks will vary, but throughout the course of the fellowship, will include administration, programs support, research, technology support, data entry, and writing.

Service Length:

The Fellows Program is a 12-month program. 

Requirements:

Applicants must be Catholic, a recent college graduate (within the last 5 years) and authorized to work in the United States. Applicants should have a committed faith life, a willingness and desire to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually, and have a heart for service. Applicants should feel called to serve God’s people through their administrative, business, communications, or development skills, and demonstrate flexibility as well as an ability to work independently or part of a team. A strong attention to detail and superior written and verbal communications skills are desired. Proficiency in Google Docs, Microsoft Excel and Word are required. A knowledge of Catholic Church structure is preferred.

Financial Arrangement:

Monthly stipend of $1,400. Health insurance is included, as well as reimbursement for approved work-related expenses.

Location:

Currently, this program is remote so can be done from any part of the United States.

Application Deadline:

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

How To Apply

WHAT OUR FELLOWS SAY

Bryant King
2020-21 Leadership Fellow

“Serving as a Fellow at Leadership Roundtable has been a great privilege, allowing me to gain invaluable skills and mentorship in nonprofit management and operations. My time as a Fellow provided me the opportunity to work alongside an incredible team of dedicated professionals who are at the forefront of efforts to positively impact the Church in the United States so that it is aligned with the vision and ethos of Pope Francis. I am deeply grateful to have contributed, during my fellowship year, to many facets of the organization’s impactful work at a critical point in the life of the Church. I look forward to carrying the experiences and skills I have gained at Leadership Roundtable with me as I pursue a career that allows me to advance the common good and serve as an advocate on behalf of those most in need in our country and in our world.”

Bryant is a double alumnus of Georgetown University (SFS ‘18, SSP ‘19), where he studied international human rights and foreign policy. Prior to joining Leadership Roundtable, he served as a humanities teacher, college counselor, and campus minister at Xavier High School, a Jesuit college preparatory school in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Following his fellowship year, Bryant will attend law school, where he will concentrate his studies on international human rights and criminal law.

Chloe Boudreaux
2019-2020 Leadership Fellow

“I am grateful for my time with Leadership Roundtable in their Fellows Program. Leadership Roundtable offers a unique experience for Fellows, which combines a small, nonprofit staff environment with the work and impact of a national organization. As a Fellow, I participated in high-level conversations and decision-making, major fundraising efforts and event planning, national communications, and more — all through the lens of my Catholic faith. Leadership Roundtable’s Fellows Program created a space for me to grow personally, deepen my faith, and develop professionally. Furthermore, I networked with and learned from national leaders from many fields of study and work. My experience with Leadership Roundtable was truly invaluable.”