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)
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Staff Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the Secretariat staff and to the Bishops’ Committees it serves, with special administrative support to the Executive Director. They are responsible for office and fiscal management and all other operations supporting the committee and staff's implementation of approved projects and responsibilities. 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 according to its Catholic identity.
Education Level: H.S. diploma required; 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 e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access software, etc.
· Knowledge of office practices
· Good verbal and written communication skills
· General office management and support, particularly in a religious or non-profit situation
· Strong attention to detail, ability to use independent judgment, and to take initiative
· Demonstrated ability to work well with a team of staff, being able to take work from all of them, to prioritize tasks, and to communicate well with staff.
· Demonstrated ability to distribute various support tasks and share them with the Office Assistant in such a way that the total work of the Secretariat runs smoothly and effectively.
· Experience assisting with budget planning and preparation
· Experience drafting correspondence
· Working collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and others to achieve mission goals and objectives
Number of Years Required: 2-3 years work-related experience, preferably in a church system