Careers at United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind.  The bishops themselves constitute the membership of the Conference and are served by a staff of approximately 315 lay people, priests, deacons, and religious, located at the Conference headquarters in Washington, DC, with branch offices in Miami, FL and Rome.

The Conference is organized as a corporation in the District of Columbia. Its purposes under civil law are: "To unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; to care for immigrants; and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being."

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, disability or other status protected by Federal, State or local laws, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals needing assistance.

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Clergy/religious candidates must request written approval form their diocesan bishop or religious superior before an application can be considered. Diocesan lay employees must also request approval from the local bishop. Minorities are encourage to apply.


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Staff Assistant (LMFLY)  (Full Time)
Department-Office-Secretariat: Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
Date Posted: July 28, 2021


Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Staff Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the Secretariat staff and to the Bishops’ Committee it serves, with exceptional administrative support to the Executive Director. This position is responsible for office and fiscal management and for all other operations that support the implementation of approved projects and responsibilities undertaken by the committee and staff.


The Staff Assistant contributes to the bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect, and contribute to the USCCB mission and fulfill job duties following its Catholic identity.

Education Level: Undergraduate degree or equivalent preferred                    

Major Field/Specialty: Humanities, liberal arts, communications, theology/religious studies are preferable.      


Other Specialized Training: (i.e., word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)

·       Basic knowledge of the Catholic Church and its beliefs, practices, and structures

·       Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.); WordPress, Adobe Pro Suite, social media platforms, etc.

·       Knowledge of office practices

·       Good verbal and written communication skills


 Number of Years Required: 2-3 years work-related experience preferably in a church system


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