FI opens hiring process for a new Executive Director

UPDATED: We invite members of the Franciscan family to apply by 31 March 2023.

On 31 December 2023, Br Markus Heinze OFM will end his term as FI’s Executive Director, after serving the maximum of nine years. According to the FI Charter, the Executive Director is appointed for a three-year term, renewable not more than twice.

As the sponsor of FI, the Conference of the Franciscan Family now invites qualified members of the Franciscan Family to submit an application for this important position by the end of February 2023, with a final selection set to take place in May.

This early opening is meant to ensure sufficient preparation and transition time between the current and future director. The new Executive Director shall assume the position on 1 January 2024.

All requirements for the position can be found here.

To apply, prospective candidates must be members of the Catholic or Anglican Franciscan Family and provide the following by 31 March 2023, in English:

  • Résumé or curriculum vitæ
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of support from their respective Major Superior (Provincial, Custos, National Minister, etc.).

Applications and any related questions are to be addressed to