The Assistant Director, Laity, is a practicing Catholic registered in a Catholic parish who embraces, upholds, and promotes in every aspect of their work the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church. Under the direction of the Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and supervision of the Associate Director for the Laity, assists in aspects of the Committee and Secretariat’s work about the formation, promotion, and pastoral support and resourcing of the lay vocation, and particularly to ministries with youth and young adults.
The Assistant Director is responsible for Collaborating with dioceses and national and international organizations to grasp the needs and develop resources for the U.S. Bishops’ ministry to and with young people. Includes Catholic Scouting, World Youth Day, the annual Global Celebration of Young People, parish-based youth, and young adult ministry. Lay formation and resource development, emphasizing the Lay Apostolate to and in the World, serves as liaison to Ecclesial Movements and New Communities—design and conduct meetings associated with the work of the Secretariat and Committee. Represent the issues and efforts of the Committee in the media and other public forums as requested. Function as a team member within the Secretariat and collaborate with other offices and committees of the USCCB—address correspondence related to Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the Lay Apostolate. Engage in any other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or pastoral ministry required; social sciences and humanities desirable and could serve if 4-5 years relevant experience in national or diocesan work. Understanding of and commitment to the mission and teachings of the Catholic Church Knowledge, familiarity, and application of the Church’s teachings regarding the Lay Apostolate, the Church’s ministries with youth and young adults, and marriage and family Effective writing, editing, and public speaking skills. Proficiency with technological aspects of office life, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, social media.
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