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Associate Director Divine Worship (Full Time)
Assist the Executive Director in the administration of the Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship and its Secretariat, and in other functions, tasks, and roles of the Executive Director. Ongoing administrative tasks of the Secretariat include preparation of the annual plans and program summaries; preparation of the annual budget of the Secretariat; supervision of the work of support staff, particularly in the absence of the Executive Director; responding to an above-average amount of correspondence; assisting the USCCB General Secretary with questions of a liturgical nature which may arise; being available to provide information to bishops, diocesan, and parish liturgical personnel, et al. who request it. The Associate Director must be a practicing Catholic, registered in a Catholic parish, who embraces, upholds, and promotes in every aspect of his/her work the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church. The Associate Director helps promote and implement the bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference
Education Level: Master’s Degree
Major Field/Specialty: Liturgical Studies or Sacred Theology
Other Specialized Training: Practicing Catholic with sound knowledge and understanding of Catholic Church theology, structure, and hierarchy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Outstanding proofreading skills. Computer proficiency in Word, internet and e-mail.
Experience directing a diocesan office of worship, a center for liturgical research, or similar administrative responsibilities. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals and liturgical documents; ability to write resources, correspondence and liturgical scripts, Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups: individuals and the general public.
Number of Years Required: 7 years
GRADE LEVEL: E