Pastoral Ministry, FT Employee
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Washington, DC)

The Director, Domestic Social Development, a practicing Catholic in good standing, directs, supervises and coordinates the efforts of the Office of Domestic Social Development, in order to advance the domestic social development aspects of the USCCB mission and the Bishops’ priorities and plans.

Key responsibilities include:
• Managing and supervising the day-to-day activities of the Office and staff;
• Coordinating staff assistance and support for the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, as well as appropriate task forces;
• Contributing to public policy analyses that lead to policy development and/or recommendations;
• Contributing to advocacy of public policy positions on priority domestic issues with members of Congress and the Executive Branch in close coordination with Government Relations Office;
• Contributing to the development, review and clearance of bishops’ statements, official correspondence, resources, alerts and other communications on domestic issues;
• Developing, delivering and arranging presentations on domestic social justice issues in accordance with the bishops’ teaching and positions.

This work is carried out under the direction of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and the supervision of the Executive Director, JPHD, as well as in collaboration with the Directors and Associate Director of the Department working together as a team, with final responsibility, authority and accountability resting with the Executive Director.


Education: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree desirable

Major Field/Specialty: Domestic public policy, Catholic Social Teaching or related field

Other Specialized Training:
• Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and teachings of the Catholic Church
• Knowledge of and commitment to Catholic Social Teaching
• Knowledge of major domestic issues as well as public policy processes

Type and Nature of Professional Experience (minimum 10 years):
• Management experience that demonstrates effective skills in supervision and administration, including budgeting and planning
• Experience in policy development and advocacy on issues of life and dignity, justice and peace
• Exhibit positive leadership within staff and among peers with ability to build consensus and problem solve in complex situations
• Ability to communicate well orally and in writing and to articulate complex positions persuasively
• Collaborative work history that suggests ability to work with USCCB senior staff and the bishops of the Catholic Church

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