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."
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Program Associate Pro-Life Activities (Full Time)
The Program Associate is a practicing Catholic who embraces and promotes the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church in every aspect of their work. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, the Program Associate is responsible for the front line / public face of the Secretariat through websites, social media, email, and phone triage. In collaboration with other Secretariat staff, the Program Associate also coordinates programs, tracks media, drafts content, and provides administrative support to other professional staff.
Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan and 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 required Major Field/Specialty: Theology, policy, bioethics or communications, and graphic design preferred
Other Specialized Training: (i.e., word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)
· Awareness and understanding of, and commitment to, the Catholic Church’s theology, structure, and hierarchy.
· Familiarity with major life-related issues in the U.S.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Adobe Photoshop (or other design programs), online communications tools (Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.), and analytics tools (such as Google analytics).
· Familiarity with website content management systems.
· Ability to communicate in ways that are articulate and persuasive.
· Ability to assist/conduct research projects.
· Strong writing and editing skills.
· Planning, time management, and organizational skills.
· Creative, self-starter.
Foreign Language Requirement: (if any)basic Spanish helpful, but not required
Number of Years Required: 2-3 years of related experience