As staff to the Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, the Associate Director has the responsibility to develop and implement policies, in collaboration with the Office for Government Relations and other USCCB policy offices, which promote and protect marriage and family life as the fundamental living cell of society. Additionally, the Associate Director serves as LMFLY's point person contributing to the Church's policy response to gender ideology. The Associate Director is solely responsible to the Executive Director and, through that relationship, to the Committee Chairman. The Associate Director contributes to the bishops' strategic plan, demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect, and contribute to the USCCB mission, and fulfills job duties following its Catholic identity.
Education Level: Masters or Juris Doctorate, MA Public Policy, or related graduate degree/professional certification Major Field/Specialty: Public policy, theology, law
Other Specialized Training: (i.e., word processing, personal computer, knowledge of the Catholic Church, etc.)
• A sound understanding of Catholic teaching, church
structures, and practices.
• Public policy experience and knowledge of assigned
policy areas and related areas.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficiency in technological aspects of office life,
including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, Internet,
Type and Nature of Professional Experience:
• Experience with the legislative process.
• Public policy development and advocacy on life and
dignity, marriage, and family issues or related areas.
• Knowledge of the theological foundations to the
Church's public policy positions
• Problem-solving and articulating complex situations
• Following established policies and procedures.
• Effectively collaborating with peers, colleagues, and
others to achieve mission goals and objectives.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's office is in Northeast Washington, DC, near The Basilica and campus of the Catholic University of America, just blocks from the Brookland stop on the red line. USCCB offers a fantastic suite of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, parental leave, tuition assistance, 403(b) contributions, and free parking to those who commute by vehicle. USCCB offers the ability to work remotely two days a week. Number of Years Required: Five to six years of related work experience.
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