The Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has an opening for a Coordinator of Communications and Resources. This position manages communications for the department, working collaboratively with Public Affairs, producing press releases, articles, and use of social media. The Coordinator of Communications is responsible for developing and facilitating the sharing of resources related to safe environments and victim assistance and developing and administering training programs for use by dioceses. This position contributes to the bishops' strategic plan for the Conference. It demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect, and contribute to the USCCB mission and fulfill job duties per its Catholic identity.
Education Level: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred Major Field/Specialty Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Theology, Social Work Language Requirement: (if any) English, Bilingual helpful.
Three - five years of working experience with experience in project management and administration, proficiency in written, oral, and digital communications. Individuals must have academic/professional experience with research or program/policy analysis.
Must be able to work independently, take the initiative and work collaboratively on projects with short deadlines, prioritizing daily work while being aware of future project deadlines; excellent time management skills and organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
Effective and proficient use of the computer to include advanced knowledge of computer programs such as SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Excel, and other Microsoft Office Programs. Preferable experience with LMS (learning management systems), MMS (member management systems), social media management, Google Analytics, Canva, Canvas, and instructional design.
Should be able to identify diocesan/eparchial needs and produce related resources, compose correspondence and reports, proofread, and edit documents accurately.
Demonstrate initiative and anticipate administrative and resource needs. Professionally manage confidential documents and conversations. Develop positive interpersonal relationships in the workplace. Follow established policies and procedures. Collaborate with peers, colleagues, and others to achieve mission goals and objectives. Knowledge of the Catholic Church structure and hierarchy requires understanding the history of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, Knowledge and understanding of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the Essential Norms, the John Jay Studies, and Good organizational and time management skills.
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