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Associate Director (Full Time)
The Associate Director assists the Executive Director in the management of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection. Will also work directly with the Executive Director to effectively carry out the following tasks: (1) assisting individual dioceses/eparchies in the selection and implementation of “safe environment” programs; (2) assisting Episcopal regions and provinces in the development of appropriate mechanisms to audit adherence to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Associate Director assists the Executive in supporting and implementing the bishops’ strategic plan for the conference and demonstrates shared qualities of effectiveness in all work interactions. The Associate Director must be a practicing Catholic, registered in or regularly attending a Catholic parish or Catholic Faith community, who embraces, upholds and promotes in every aspect of his/her work the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree strongly preferred
Major Field/Specialty: Social Science, education, law, business or related field of study.
Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)
1. Ability to monitor and evaluate work plans and processes by established principles and standards
2. Ability to work with bishops and high-level regulatory officials at the national and state levels.
3. Ability to work with victims of abuse and their families with very sensitive and confidential issues.
4. Complex, sensitive and highly confidential work with high-level officials and public organizations
5. Awareness of statutes, regulations, precedent decisions, and legal requirements.
6. Field and supervisory experience in child protection desirable.
7. Public policy and experience with the media helpful.
8. Speaking, training, and facilitation skills along with the ability to conduct briefings, write reports and statements.
9. Ability to collaborate with peers, colleagues, and others to achieve mission goals and objectives.
10. Ability to write reports and prepare draft responses on complex topics.
Number of Years Required: 6-7 years of related experience
GRADE LEVEL: E