Manager of College Councils


New Haven, CT, US, 06510

Category:  Fraternal

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The Knights of Columbus is a tax-exempt Catholic fraternal benefit society that provides financial security to members and their families through our life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, investment and annuity products. Charity is at the core of our missions: our profits are donated to help those in need and to support our faith - $1.73B over the past ten years.


While we have many employees who are not Catholic, we follow the Church’s teachings in our investment strategies and our employee benefits. As part of our religious mission, we support the pro-life cause by contributing to the March for Life and pregnancy resource centers, we oppose assisted suicide and euthanasia, we are evangelists for the Catholic faith, and we help Christians who are facing religious persecution in the Middle East.  We all work together to support our two million members as they volunteer to help others in their parishes and communities around the world.


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Serves as manager Coordinator of College Council and operations in the Supreme Office. Directly responsible for College Council Health, growth and development on college campuses in the United States and Canada Perform other duties as assigned by, and in the manner proscribed by the Director of College Councils 


Core Responsibilities


  • Responsible for all aspects of the Knights of Columbus College Council Program.
  • Responsible for promoting that the Knights of Columbus are in service to the Catholic Church and therefore must intentionally exemplify the importance of personal prayer and a lived faith.
  • As instructed by the Director of College Operations, assist with coordinating the KofC College Advisory Board and annual College Conference.
  • Maintain liaison with College Advisory Board and track progress of assigned projects.
  •  Track health and fraternal progress of College Councils; advise Director of College Operations on opportunities to improve college Knight experience.
  • Coordinates with State Council personnel, especially with the State College Coordinator, State Membership Director and District Deputies where College Councils exist or are being developed.


Skills Qualifications


  • Clear understanding of the Catholic faith and the ability to emulate and articulate the importance of living it in councils, on campus and in society
  • Knights of Columbus membership required
  • Effective oral and written skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and experience required
  • Leadership experience with the ability to motivate individuals and groups toward new actions and behaviors
  • Ability to work independently day-to-day and as part of a team


  • Exclusive knowledge of the laws, policies and procedures of the Order preferred
  • Prior knowledge of and experience with local and/or state Council operations


  • BA or BS degree with emphasis in Business, Communications, Marketing, Theology or related field Preferred:
  • MA or MS degree with emphasis in Business, Communications, Marketing, Theology or related field
  • 3-5 years of public speaking, marketing and presentation experience or equivalent combination of training and experience


The wage range for this role takes into account a broad array of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including but not limited to: skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.  The range below applies as long as the work is performed in Connecticut; the Knights of Columbus reserves the right to adjust the wage range if the position is performed in another location.  At the Knights of Columbus, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $59,200-$91,700.

Physical Demands

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a majority of the workday.

KofC Cares

Our mission is focused on family and faith, and we support our employees in seeking a balanced life.


Employee benefits include:


Time Away: 13 paid holidays per year in addition to vacation and paid sick leave, and flexible workweek schedules.


Professional Development: Certifications, designation, and tuition reimbursement.


Retirement Benefits: 401(k) retirement savings plan with matching company contributions, and cash balance retirement plans fully funded by the company.


Health and Wellness:


  • Short-term disability and term life insurance fully paid for by the company;
  • Up to 12 weeks of childbirth leave under STD policy.
  • One week of fully paid parental leave for all new parents, including adoptive and foster parents.
  • A variety of health insurance options, including premium-level family coverage and a pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions. The Order's health plans do not cover abortion, sterilization, or contraception, and the Order has helped advocate for other employers who do not want to provide coverage.
  • Long-term disability insurance;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Vision insurance;
  • Health club membership reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program


Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford