Position: Program Coordinator
Department: Respect Life & Human Rights Office
Status: Full-Time, Benefit Eligible
Schedule: Flexible, 30 hours per week
Coordinate, develop, implement, and maintain Diocesan programs related to Church teaching on contemporary social issues such as the sanctity of human life, the dignity of the person, and religious liberty. Represent the Church in local pastoral, liturgical, educational, and public policy activities. Serve as a point of contact for inquiries and requests for assistance and resources from leaders and the faithful within our Diocese.
- Collaborate with other chancery offices to coordinate diocesan programs, activities, and events.
- Serve as a diocesan liaison and resource for developing parish-based ministries and provide support for parishes, schools, and pastoral leadership activities.
- Work closely with community partner organizations and provide referrals to local service organizations.
- Coordinate the local implementation of national United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) programs and the communication of Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) policy statements on behalf of the Missouri Bishops.
- Facilitate regular stakeholder communication through presentations, newsletters, and social media updates.
- Manage administrative activities and tasks for the Respect Life & Human Rights Office.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Solid understanding of the principles of Catholic social teaching (dignity of the person, solidarity, subsidiarity, and the common good)
- Excellent organizational skills
- Intermediate skills in Outlook and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Practicing Catholic with ethical standards, personal integrity, and conduct consistent with the morals and teachings of the Catholic Church; includes faithful obedience to the Magisterium.
- Three or more years of experience in areas of pastoral care, educational, liturgical, or policy advocacy programs in areas of Catholic social teaching.
- Proven office administrative experience, including planning and budgeting tasks.
- Experience with on-line email marketing and communication software (e.g. Constant Contact, iContact, etc.) and with website maintenance.
- Undergraduate degree in a related field.
The Diocese offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental and vision plans, STD/LTD fully paid by the employer, retirement plans including a 403b plan and a defined benefit pension plan. Paid time off includes generous paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leaves.
Note: All Diocesan employees are required to consent to a background check, and sign and acknowledge the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry Code of Conduct prior to hire. Completion of Protecting God’s Children training is required within 60 days of hire.