Feb 15, 2023

Program Coordinator - Business Development and Support

  • St. John Paul II Foundation
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full time Business Development Customer Service Nonprofit Sales Training

Job Description

Position:    Program Coordinator – Business Development and Support

Reports To:    Vice President of Operations

Position Type:   Full-Time


Description: The St. John Paul II Foundation is a national Catholic apostolate proclaiming the Good News about life and family through education and formation. We accomplish our mission through three hallmark initiatives – Together in Holiness, Converging Roads, and Shepherd’s Heart. The Formation series  is a dynamic and innovative initiative for couples in parishes, schools, and small communities that complements our marriage Conference series. The Formation series deepens the formation of couples through the cultivation of authentic communities of friendship facilitated by Host Couples who are formed and supported by the Foundation. The Program Coordinator will have two main areas of responsibility: To cultivate and secure relationships with dioceses, parishes, schools, and Host Couples; and to provide exceptional onboarding and ongoing support to all partners at every stage.


Major Duties:

1.      Collaborate with Vice President in identifying, cultivating, and securing partnerships with stakeholders at all levels: dioceses, parishes, schools, and Host Couples

2.      Establish and develop relationships with business partners; explore and propose collaboration with prospective stakeholders; and prioritize expansion into new markets and growth in current markets

3.      Manage entire cycle of business development while communicating activity and results relative to strategic and departmental goals, both internally and externally

4.      Manage existing pipeline, generate new leads, and identify and contact decision makers (clergy, pastoral leaders, and couples) to close business opportunities and establish partnerships

5.      In partnership with Vice President and other staff, implement strategies for leveraging the Together in Holiness Conference series as a platform for promoting the Formation series and vice versa

6.      In conjunction with the Vice President, create and execute a clear and effective plan for ongoing support of and engagement with Host Couples

7.      Provide ongoing support to partners and Host Couples, ensuring satisfaction and retention through regular contact and engagement

8.      Stay attuned to trends and pastoral priorities of the Catholic Church at the universal, regional, and local levels, and respond creatively and proactively to these trends and priorities

9.      Contribute to the professional environment and Catholic culture of the St. John Paul II Foundation

10.  Participate in staff meetings and other projects or events connected with the Foundation and perform other duties as assigned by the President



·         Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Leadership, Communications, Business Administration, Sales, Marketing, or Theology) and/or relevant experience.

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

·         Strong organizational and project management skills, as well as excellent attention to detail

·         Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


Strong Candidates will:

·         Manifest a passion for the Church’s teaching on marriage and family and for supporting young married couples in their vocation to holiness as spouses and parents

·         Demonstrate ability to work independently, take initiative, and close partners/stakeholders

·         Display a high level of professionalism in working with Church officials, staff, partners, Host Couples, and benefactors

·         Exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit that initiates and executes sales and support strategy

·         Possess the ability to encourage, affirm, and support a diverse group of people

·         Illustrate a strong capacity for creative and confident problem solving

·         Show flexibility and confidence working in new and diverse situations

·         Have experience in sales/business development  

·         Have experience with database management


This position is located in the Greater Houston area. The ideal candidate will be in the area or willing to relocate. Some travel will be required. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.


Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest and resume to susie@forlifeandfamily.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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