Carlisle managing director John Nixon says the club will support new manager Graham Kavanagh in their pursuit of promotion.
Former assistant boss Kavanagh, who has overseen three wins and two draws since replacing the sacked Greg Abbott at the end of last month, has been tasked with the job of steering the club back to the second tier for the first time since 1986.
"Realistically, we have got to get to the play-offs," Nixon told the club's official website.
"We have two clear goals - on one side we have to get to the play-offs, or automatic promotion, if we really do want to get to the next level.
"If we don't have that ambition or vision, or if we don't want to get there, then we shouldn't be running the club.
"We have got to get there. That's Graham's job and I'll support him, and the club will support him, to get him all the players he wants to do that.
"He's got a different set of players and a different set of contacts. In some cases they are newer contacts, possibly younger in the game, and we'll see if that helps. He's got to work through that side of it himself.
"The next area is that we've got to give him the facilities to do that. That isn't his worry, that's mine.
"We've got to give him a stadium that is fit for the Championship."