The West Field Director position is integral to the larger Mission & Mobilization division and the goal of building a movement of millions in support of CRS' mission and strategic priorities. Animated by our Catholic faith's call to action to alleviate suffering and work to create a more just world for the world's poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, CRS is seeking to build a movement of millions of people in the United States and around the world to increase the Church's impact and influence in combatting global poverty, violence and injustice. Our new Movement Building strategy is the outward expression of missionary discipleship--calling forth leaders who have encountered Christ in the face of the poor, becoming prophetic advocates for justice and the common good. Guided by our Catholic faith, we are committed to building a movement of passionate individuals across the United States who will take action to advance CRS and our vision of integral human development for all.
The Field Director is responsible for building an ever-increasing network of chapters (or groups) of CRS supporters throughout the West region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The network of chapters (or groups), representing key audience segments, including but not limited to high schools, colleges & universities, Hispanic constituencies, parish and diocesan-based adult audiences as well as ecumenical, interfaith and secular audiences as appropriate, will support CRS' issue-based campaign activities, and will significantly bolster our advocacy, policy and fundraising priorities and goals.
The West Field Director oversees the expansion of a chapter infrastructure in the West region. In close collaboration with the Senior Advisers for Volunteer Management and Leadership Development & Training and under the guidance of the Director of Chapter Management, the Field Director oversees the building of a mobilized and passionate constituency network in support of CRS issue-based campaigns with a primary focus on advocacy and fundraising in the West region.
The West Field Director, in conjunction with the Senior Advisers for Volunteer Management and Leadership Development & Training, supervises three (3) Field Organizer/Trainers, one (1) Volunteer Manager, and one (1) Event Coordinator/Support staff. The Field Director, in close collaboration with the Senior Advisers for Volunteer Management and Leadership Development & Training, is responsible for ensuring that the chapter-building methodology is implemented evenly across the West region and in keeping with the division's movement strategy, targeting key audience segments for chapter growth, retention, and development, as well as organizing our engagement of chapter leaders on a regional level.
The West Field Director coordinates closely with Charitable Giving's Regional Development Directors on planning and executing joint events; collaborates closely with Mission & Mobilizations' Government Relations team on targeted advocacy actions outside of the campaign and chapter work; coordinates with relevant Communications officers as it relates to regional media outreach; collaborates closely with the Church Engagement Team to ensure cohesive representation and follow up; and participates in divisional and agency leadership and strategy meetings.
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.