Parish, Schools, and Advocacy Engagement Coordinator (Mission Advancement)
Louisville, KY, United States of America

Overview

Catholic Charities of Louisville is an apostolate of the Archdiocese of Louisville and member of Catholic Charities USA. We provide service for people in need, advocate for justice in social structures, and call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.

Catholic Charities of Louisville is the social-service arm of the Archdiocese of Louisville. We provide help and create hope for the poor and vulnerable through a wide range of programs, assisting clients of all races, backgrounds and beliefs. Our service area includes 24 counties throughout Central Kentucky.

Catholic Charities of Louisville was established in 1939 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) human service organization in 1993. It is one of over 160 Catholic Charities USA social service agencies in the United States.

Catholic Charities of Louisville has established three core values to represent us as an organization and are a gauge for how we work with each other as well as our clients and partners. They are Welcome, Strengthen and Empower.

Job Skills / Requirements

Full Time Exempt Position with a Salary of $41,025

GENERAL SUMMARY:

This position is part of the Mission Team of Catholic Charities, Louisville, and assists parishes, pastors, pastoral leaders, parishioners, and Catholic schools within all 24 counties of the Archdiocese to engage and integrate Catholic Social Teaching into their programs and ministries.

This role has a lead in providing advocacy leadership to both agency staff and parishes to engage them in legislative advocacy and to take action on public policy around issues affecting the clients we serve and vulnerable populations in our Archdiocese and beyond.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS:

  1. Participate as an active member of the Mission Team, which includes attending meetings and working collaboratively on projects that advance the mission of the agency.
  1. Serve as a conduit between parish/school leaders and Catholic Charities through regular intentional interactions which ascertain needs and opportunities for collaboration and engagement, communicate best practices in charity and justice, and track information of parish/school visits into the parish engagement data base.
  1. Offer guidance and parish/school-based resources to assist pastoral and school leaders in providing formation & engagement opportunities around Catholic Social Teaching.
  1. Maintain regular communication and coordination with the Archdiocesan offices of Schools, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and Pro-Life.
  1. Serve as contact person for Refugee Simulations, providing parishes and schools with resources and training to facilitate these events, and coordinating within the agency as needed.
  1. Coordinate and facilitate opportunities for interactions between parishioners and elected officials with respect to social policy issues.
  1. Foster relationship building with local and federal office holders, and supporting the Catholic Conference of Kentucky with regards to state-level issues and office holders.
  1. Share and communicate opportunities for advocacy through our USCCB, CCUSA, CRS, and CCK action networks.
  1. Assist the Director(s) of the Mission and Development team(s) to identify key parish leaders to serve as Parish Ambassadors with our agency.
  1. Serve as designated diocesan liaison with Catholic Relief Services and, with CCL Mission and Development teams, coordinate outreach to parishes and schools.
  1. Assist the Director of Mission in the promoting national and local CCHD/CRS/OFL grant processes, and identifying potential applicants.
  1. Must be comfortable dealing with a diverse group of cultures in a way that makes everyone feel the values of our organization: welcome, strengthen and empower.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Master’s degree in Theology preferred

Versed with Catholic Social Teaching

At least 5 years’ experience in a parish or school setting

Advocacy experience desirable

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This work is performed in an office setting with moderate noise due to computers, printers, and people moving about, and performed in the community representing the agency.

EFFORT:

  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distant vision
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to travel frequently within the community
  • Ability to accurately examine and analyze information

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT:
telephone, computer, printer, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, scanner, and shredder

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Must have valid driver’s license and personal transportation.
  • Must be able to communicate well verbally and in writing with colleagues, parishes, clergy, and other community personnel.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and handle stressful situations.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must be proficient in PC skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook as well as working with databases and doing on-line research.
  • Must be able to relate to a varied ethnic population
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Must demonstrate self-confidence, initiative, flexibility, good supervisory skills, and a high degree of professionalism

Education Requirements (Any)

MA

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan


This job reports to the Director of Mission

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1