The Director of Peace and Social Justice directs the programs and activities of this office to promote an understanding among people of the Diocese about Catholic Social Teaching, fostering the social mission of the church and working for the common good.
- Serves as a liaison in the area of Advocacy and Justice to the Florida Catholic Conference and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and directs initiatives of these organizations to Diocese of Venice constituents as appropriate
- Prepares annual budget for the Office and monitors budget
- May represents the Diocese at Florida Catholic Conference meetings, events, and activities regarding Advocacy, Justice and Peace
- Works collaboratively with leaders in parish social ministry, clergy, religious staff of other Diocesan offices toward promoting Catholic social teaching throughout the Diocese
- Responsible for promotion and coordination of the collection and programs of the USCCB Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and Catholic Relief Services in the Diocese
- Offers programs to bring the diocesan community to an understanding that action for justice is a constitutive dimension of Christian life
- Plans and manages training and development of parish social ministry leaders and coordinators
- Coordinates and provides oversight for educational and legislative advocacy efforts
- Networks with interfaith and community based coalitions, agencies, organizations and interfaith communities when appropriate
- Addresses media regarding social justice and life issues under the direction of the Diocesan Director of Communication
- Advises the Bishop on appropriate community and public policy initiatives
- Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in education, theology, sociology, or other related field.
- Knowledge of Catholic social teaching and experience as a leader and facilitator is required.
- Strong ecumenical orientation is desired.
- Must be flexible with regard to work hours.
- Strong pastoral formation background/education is an asset.
- Ability to effectively communicate Catholic social teaching and Bishops’ initiatives in this area to the Catholic community
- Bi-lingual, English/Spanish desirable
- Demonstrated sensibility to a multi-cultural church.
- Proficiency with information technology
- Excellent communication and organization skills
Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only those individuals who meet the qualifications and skills of the position will be contacted for further interviews.