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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Program Specialist  (Full Time)
Department-Office-Secretariat: Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth
Date Posted: January 04, 2022

Under the immediate supervision of the Associate Director within the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life, and Youth, the Program Specialist assists in providing staff support to the Committee, with an emphasis on ministries with youth and young adults, and a specific focus on the annual and international celebrations of young people, including World Youth Day. 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 according to its Catholic identity.

Graduate-level preferred, minimum of BA

Major Field/Specialty: Theology or religious studies; pastoral ministry; youth and young adult ministry 

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:


  • Experience in ministry work on the parish and diocesan level or within a Catholic apostolate, organization, or movement
  • Experience as a teacher or catechist of the Catholic Faith
  • Experience participating or leading diocesan, national, or international events for young people
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to sound and effective catechesis
  • Experience in Church systems and structures
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive communications
  • Experience in administration or other supervisory experience

Number of  Years Required: 3 years

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