Associate Director for Policy: Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, DC)

Associate Director for Policy: Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, DC)

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 to fulfill job duties in accordance with 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 Catholic Church, etc.)

  • A sound understanding of Catholic teaching, church structures, and practices.
  • Public policy experience and knowledge of assigned policy area and related areas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in technological aspects of office life, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, Internet, etc.

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:

  • Experience with 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 persuasively.
  • Following established policies and procedures.
  • Effectively collaborating with peers, colleagues, and others to achieve mission goals and objectives.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops office is in Northeast Washington, DC near The Basilica and campus of Catholic University of America, just blocks from the Brookland stop on the red line. USCCB offers a fantastic suite of benefits to include 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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