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Catholic Relief Services Overview
Baltimore, MD
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and ... Read more

Mission: PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,

SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Catholic Relief Services full-time (More than 10 years)


    I have worked with dozens of international development organizations (either directly, or in collaboration with their teams.) Truthfully, I think CRS does some of the best work of all organizations. They hire smart people and they are truly committed to their mission.


    the organizations is generalist. I went in as a specialist in the area of Small Enterprise Development... ... I left with a much more diluted focus on general management. Yes, some SED, but lots of Health, Emergency, Education, etc. This can be a pro or a con.... ... depends on your career objectives. I also feel that the affilitation to the Catholic Church can be a liability. The social justice and Catholic Social Teaching elements of their mission hold water .... ... but they still need to carry a lot of water when it comes to equal opportunity employment, birth control and cow-towing to episcopal hierarchy.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Catholic Relief Services (Baltimore, MD) in May 2016.


    The hiring process was pretty easy. I submitted my resume and other information requested into the portal. I got a call several months later from HR to fix a time to speak with the Manager. First it was a phone conversation and then a meeting at the office.

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    • Why do you want to work in non-profit, giving your background in business?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • An estimated 813,908 South Sudanese refugees are in Uganda--the majority of them being women and children--and they are in desperate need of food and water.

    Providing Water and Relief for South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

    Lorna Jeruwa, 15, fled South Sudan with her 2 little brothers when fighting broke out in November 2016. They became separated from their mother, so Lorna now has the responsibility of feeding and taking care of her brothers, Isaac and Francis. They are living in Bidibidi, a refugee camp in northern Uganda, with seven other children.

  • Steve Hellen (Director of ICT4D & GIS) explains the role of digital innovation in development. CRS is a founding partner of the ICT4D Conference to be held in Hyderabad 15-18 May 2017.

    The solution is digital: Digital India holds the key to lasting social impact

    The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN provide us with a vision for a fairer, more equitable world by ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The targets related to each of these goals sets out several paths for all of us to follow in the mission to achieve the overall goals.

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