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Search for an Executive Director
 For the Military Chaplains Association (MCA)

Executive Director Search 2012

The MCA is the voice of chaplaincy— and a professional organization for chaplains of the Air Force, Army, Navy, Department of Veterans Affairs and Civil Air Patrol.  The MCA articulates its congressional mandate with a professional, prophetic, and pastoral voice.  Located in beautiful Arlington, Virginia, the MCA is a non-profit agency chartered by the United States Congress.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and visionary leadership skills including developing and writing policies and procedures in administration, budget and financial management, effective interpersonal relations including proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing, familiarity with military as well as chaplain organizations, and the ability to network with other chaplains throughout various organizations.

The executive director will work with the National Executive Committee to develop and implement its strategic plan and advocate on behalf of chaplain ministry in military and chaplaincy related settings.  The executive director administers the national office including managing its data bases, overseeing its finances and investments, coordinating fund raising activities, writing grants, maintaining records of the organization,  editing MCA publications  and updating the website and Facebook page.

The initial term will be for one year; during which the primary function of the executive director will be to interface with all of our constituencies and working closely with the leadership of the MCA, to develop a comprehensive strategic plan that will strengthen the organization and provide value added to each of our constituencies.

If you are qualified and possess at least five years of experience related to this position, you are encouraged to apply for this position by submitting a letter of application with references and a resume or curriculum vita to the MCA office.  They can be submitted by email to

Salary and Benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.

Further information about the MCA may be obtained by contacting  Make inquiries through the MCA office with Deputy Executive Director, Monsignor George Dobes: (703) 533-5890.

Feel free to contact the President or Vice President for clarification and inquiries:

President – Ed Brogan  Cell: 703-395-1820

Vice President – Greg Caiazzo  Cell: (504) 251-5162

During the first year, the duties of the executive director appear in black and the duties of the deputy executive director appear in red.

  1. Works with the National Executive Committee to develop and implement its strategic plan.
  2. Advocates on behalf of chaplain ministry in military and chaplaincy related settings.
  3. Administers the national office and manages its data bases.
  4. Maintains equipment, services, supplies and files in the national office.
  5. Maintains the records of the organization.
  6. Finances and Accounting
    -Banking and transactions
    -Audit and tax preparation IRS 990 Form
    -Form 1099-MISC
  7. Completes application process and publicity for Combined Federal Campaign Application and United Way Campaign Application.
  8. Coordinates meetings of the National Executive Committee and the National Institute.
  9. Maintains the MCA website and Facebook page.
  10. Edits the publications of the MCA.
  11. Coordinates fund raising and writes grants.
  12. Keeps abreast of laws, regulations, directives and doctrine affecting chaplain ministries.
  13. Manages public relations, chapter development, and membership recruitment and retention.
  14. Interfaces with the leadership of chaplaincy and of the military coalition.
  15. Develops and monitors the operating budget.


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Register for MCA 2012 National Meeting

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Military Chaplains Association Annual National Meeting

17-19 April 2012 at the La Quinta Inns & suites

San Antonio Convention Center

Thank you for joining our 2012 National Meeting. We are looking forward to strategically crucial and timely presentations.  Chaplain (Colonel) Herman Keizer, USA (Ret.) is briefing on the subject of moral injuries that occur during war. Chaplain (Brigadier General) Douglas E. Lee, USA (Ret.) is briefing on current religious liberty issues and role of the new Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty. During the annual business meeting for MCA members, we will elect six new leaders for our National Executive Committee.

The Military Chaplains Association National Office is handling all registrations and payments. We recommend that you link on the registration and travel information sheet below and review this thoroughly before you complete the registration process.

Important Registration & Travel Information (pdf)

Spouse and Guest Expenses. Spouses are invited to attend all events without additional charge other than meals. Other personal or professional guests are welcome to attend our special meal events even if unable to attend other sessions.

Partial Attendance. For participants who are only able to attend less than half of the total plenary sessions because of official duty requirements, a pro-rated registration fee is available. Please contact the MCA Executive Director at (904) 422-1789 with that request.

Hotel Reservations. Separate from MCA meeting registration, please reserve your room at the La Quinta. The event room block is available through Monday, 2 April 2012. Call 1-866- 527-1498, Option 1. The group booking name is “Military Chaplains Association. The group booking code for our room block is “0501GRAXUM.” As available, the hotel will book extra nights before and after at the special conference rate of $99 plus taxes for single or double occupancy. The famous San Antonio Fiesta begins on Thursday, 19 April and continues for ten days.

Registration Form (pdf)

Registration by Surface Mail. If you prefer to register by surface mail, please download the form from the link above, complete all information blanks, and send to the MCA National Office with payment.

Registration and Payment Online. We recommend that you print out the full registration form above for reference. To register online and make payment via PayPal, continue with the form below. You will receive a copy of your entries via email. So will the MCA. However, your registration process is not finished until the MCA receives a copy of your PayPal payment notification. This means that there will be two separate emails for your online registration. Both are necessary in order to complete the process.

On-line Registration Form

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Important Update for 2012 Annual Meeting

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We relocated our event to the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Convention Center on 303 Blum.

Call (866) 527-1498.  Use Option 1 for group reservations.

Our group listing is “Military Chaplains Association.”  Our room block code is “0501GRAXUM.”  This covers Sunday, 15 arrivals through Thursday, 19 April departures.

Lodging is $99 per night plus taxes for single or double occupancy and includes complimentary breakfast.  Pending room availability, the rate applies three days prior and three days following our event.

Posting the MCA registration form is delayed until Friday, 2 March.  We apologize for the delay.  Expect a $99 registration fee and $45 awards banquet fee.

Tuesday, 17 April - MCA National Executive Committee all day; meeting registration begins at noon; afternoon seminar on moral injury issues; hospitality hour and awards banquet begin at 6PM.

Wednesday, 18 April – Annual membership meeting breakfast; Chaplain Herm Keizer on “Moral Injuries During War” and panel discussion; installation of new MCA officers and memorial service; lunch on your own; afternoon briefing by Chaplain Doug Lee on the new Chaplains Alliance for Religious Liberty; dinner TBA.

From Tuesday morning, 17 April through Thursday morning, 19 April, forward to assistance with recording your story for the Chaplains “213 by 2-03-13″ Campaign in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

For those interested, Fiesta San Antonio 2012 begins on Thursday, 19 April and continues for ten days.

We appreciate you patience with the change in meeting location!

- - Thank you for supporting our Nation’s Warriors, Veterans, families, survivors, and their chaplains. - -