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Conferences Manager

This position is designated salaried & exempt

Reports To:  Director of Conferences and Service Learning

Scope of Position: 

Together with the Director of Conferences and Service Learning and Conference Formation Coordinator, the Conferences Manager enhances Vincentians’ growth in Faith, Fellowship and Service.  This position supports the work of Cincinnati District Council Conference members through consistent reference to and modeling of the concepts contained in the Rule and Manual of the Society.  The Conferences Manager is responsible for delivery of support and advice in response to Vincentians’ formation and service needs.  This position develops relationships with individual Vincentian volunteers, especially Conference officers.  The Conferences Manager promotes compliance with the Rule; use of Best Practices; and facilitates positive relationships and enhanced engagement with District Council staff and Special Works.  Hours may vary; some nights and weekends required. 

Job Responsibilities:

1.    Ensure that Vincentian Conference officers and members receive timely support in response to their questions and other needs.  Consult and advise Vincentians involved with complex cases.

2.    Enable inter-Conference communication and collaboration in order to share best practices and effectively match resources with needs.

3.    Oversee the planning of Council-wide meetings & events for Vincentians.

4.    Regularly attend Conference, cluster and deanery meetings.

5.    Oversee the continuous maintenance of referral resources.

6.    Maintain and supply material resources to Conferences.

7.    Support Conferences in their utilization of the District Council’s CMS and National Council Member databases.

8.    Contribute to the development of formation materials and assist in the delivery of formation / training workshops.

9.    Ensure Conferences submit accurate quarterly reports on a timely basis.

10.   Advocate for Vincentian values and priorities in strategic planning & tactical execution for the District Council. 

11.   Work with Director of Conferences and Service Learning to revitalize struggling Conferences, form new Conferences where possible and recruit new Vincentians to existing Conferences.  Provide recruiting and other support in communicating with parishes / communities.

12.   Oversee the distribution of the Conference Assistance Fund. 

13.   Other duties as assigned. 

Please note that SVDP-Cincinnati plans to hire a Conferences Coordinator at a later date. 


Bachelor’s degree, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and good oral and written skills required. Must be able to work effectively with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Must have a basic proficiency level in both Word and Excel. Experience in human services, nonprofit leadership, volunteer coordination or related field is preferred.  Prior experience as a member or knowledge of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is desirable. While our Society productively employs compassionate people of diverse faith, this role’s direct engagement with Pastors, Pastoral Staff, & Conference Vincentians makes the ideal candidate an actively practicing Catholic.

Physical Requirements:

Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk; however there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items up to 35 lbs.  Ability to drive or otherwise commute to and from and participate in offsite meetings and events is required. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume & compensation expectations to slain@svdpcincinnati.org.  Thank you.

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Social Services Advocate                            

(20 hours per work, including Saturday morning)

Scope of Position:

The Social Service Advocate is the primary contact person for those requesting services from the organization. Engagement, assessment, eligibility determination, gathering documentation and service delivery are principle functions. Engaging neighbors to develop a holistic plan that incorporates help from SVDP with resources available through other agencies or individuals to address their needs is another critical function. The team member must be able to build relationships with neighbors in need, helping them recognize and utilize their personal strengths and resources in the problem solving process. This team member must consistently model the mission and values of St. Vincent de Paul.

Job Responsibilities: 

  1. Participate as a member of the SVDP Social Services team.
  2. Engage neighbors seeking assistance to holistically assess overall situation, eligibility for assistance and provide SVDP assistance and referrals as necessary.
  3. Assess and respond as appropriate to needs of neighbors presenting critical situations at any time during business hours.
  4. Prepare case notes; develop and maintain paper files, enter required neighbor related data accurately into our electronic case management system.
  5. Participate in selection process used to identify requests for rent and utility assistance to receive funding.
  6. Knowledge and understanding of how to access assistance from community resources as appropriate to address needs presented by neighbors.
  7. Lead/participate in special projects as assigned.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required as is a current Ohio driver’s license. Post secondary education in social work, human services, or related fields is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills; an ability to communicate well orally and in writing; and a comfort and ability in relating to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds are necessary.

Work Environment: 

Office Environment – Adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.

Physical Requirements:  

Job duties can primarily be performed from a desk; however there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items up to 35 lbs; driving an automobile.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume & compensation expectations to mreid@svdpcincinnati.org.  Thank you.