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Projects & Program Strategist

Life, Justice, & Peace

Posted 5/22/2018 until 9/6/2018

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Office of Life, Justice and Peace (OLJP) implements the vision of Archbishop Jose Gomez on social issues by offering strategic leadership to parishes and community partners through education, advocacy, prayer and service. OLJP promotes the common good, rooting initiatives in the reality that each person is created by God for relationship with him and in community with others.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles. With our vast ethnic, cultural and economic diversity is a small manifestation of the universal church. Promoting authentic human development in this context requires a culture of encounter and a transformative commitment to solidarity.

OLJP focuses on the issues of abortion, assisted suicide, death penalty, human trafficking, homelessness poverty, foster care, healthcare, post-abortion healing, religious freedom, and environmental justice within the context of developing an authentic human ecology for the communities of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The Projects & Program Strategist (PPS) of OLJP is responsible for the development and maintenance of all initiatives of OLJP.

The PPM maintains strategic partnerships with organizations and agencies throughout the Archdiocese to ascertain needs and determine appropriate resources. The PPS works closely with the OLJP team, the Digital team, and the Government Relations team to coordinate efforts as appropriate. The PPS identifies what is necessary for the success of each initiative, creates content, and works closely with the entire OLJP team to manage timelines and resources. The PPS works closely with parishes, schools and other ministries to determine needs and the means by with OLJP can meet them. The PPS coordinates special events and works closely with production and promotion teams in the Archdiocese, in parishes and in the broader community.

The PPS possesses detailed knowledge of all OLJP projects and programs and is dedicated to advocating and advancing these priorities – both within the agencies, parishes and schools of the Archdiocese as well as with the public including government, community and cultural agencies. The PPS operated within the structure if OLJP and works a high degree of independence, initiative and prudence, and adheres to strict professional standards of confidentiality.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.


  • Work closely with the Parish & Community Leadership Developer and the Parish Leadership Coordinator to coordinate program development, training opportunities, leadership resources, and partnership with local life-affirming organizations.
  • Strategically anticipate the needs of OLJP to educate and advocate on life, justice and peace issues throughout the year and in response to liturgical and advocacy priorities.
  • Work with the OLJP team to strategize projects and programs that meet the needs of the ADLA community and further the OLJP mission.
  • Communicate with ADLA and parish leadership to advance goals, discern needs, and promote OLJP projects and programs.
  • Research and develop materials that meet the needs of the people and institutions in ADLA; promote programs; manage timelines and budgets.
  • Respond rapidly to new initiatives and strategy as needed to meet  the needs of the ADLA community on advocacy and educational efforts.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of OneLife LA annually, working closely with the production company and the OLJP team to determine theme, speakers, and community partners.
  • Facilitate strategic partnerships with leaders and organization in ADLA and the community to further the OLJP mission.
  • Provide recommendations for new initiatives to OLJP team, parish leaders and community partners.

Requirements:

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • Bachelor’s Degree highly preferred
  • Practicing Catholic

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Catholic social doctrine

Skills:

  • Strong project management, research and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Outstanding communication skills including the ability to prepare and deliver oral and written reports and presentations to a variety of audiences


Abilities:

  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Fantastic customer service and ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Ability to determine priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and ability to drive multiple projects concurrently, both independently and in a team.  

HOW TO APPLY:


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website athttp://archla.org/employmentpdf 

 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​

Information/Application Contact:

Life, Justice, & Peace
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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