Jesuits around the world are organized into 91 geographic areas called provinces governed by a provincial superior who is appointed by and reports directly to the Society’s Superior General. Jesuit provinces are grouped into 10 regional “assistancies,” each with an “assistant” to Father General in Rome. In the United States, nine provinces form a single assistancy.
Although each province has its own administrative headquarters, the nine provinces of the United States are organized into a conference to promote common goals and oversee international projects. The Jesuit Conference of the United States offices in Washington, DC provide liaison staffing among the nine provinces, various national associations and the Society’s international headquarters in Rome.