Website Franciscan Mission Service

Where lay people work for peace, justice, and hope

About Franciscan Mission Service:

Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides Catholic women and men the opportunity to serve in solidarity with economically marginalized communities around the world. FMS trains, sends, and supports lay Catholics to serve others in a way that is respectful of cultural and religious differences.

About the DC Service Corps Program:

The DC Service Corps (DCSC) Program offers young-adult Catholics opportunities to learn about nonprofits, deepen one’s commitment to service, grow in faith, and live out the Franciscan values daily. In the spirit of Saints Francis and St. Clare, volunteers serve for a year in various ministries, sharing Christ’s love and cultivating relationships of peace and justice.

This transformative experience is enriched by an intentional Christian community, in which volunteers focus on simple living, prayer, reflection, and living the Gospel mission of “service and action for a more just and humane world.” As a house of hospitality, Casa San Salvador provides volunteers with the opportunity to live with (and offer hospitality to) guests from around the world.

DC Service Corps Program – USCMA Communications Associate

Overview:

Are you curious about the world? Do you love to learn about other cultures, other peoples, from around the world? Are you a geography geek and you don’t want anyone to know?

Come work with the United States Catholic Mission Association and help us build the Global Mission Registry – an international database of mission sites, trips, parish partnerships, medical missions, and mission projects. You will be in direct contact with women and men around the world who – every day – give witness to their faith through service and proclamation, prayer and worship, inculturation, interreligious dialogue, social justice and reconciliation.

USCMA, housed in the building as Franciscan Mission Service, was founded in 1949. It aspires to be a national alliance of all Catholic organizations – and individuals – who are dedicated to mission – the mission of the Church Jesus entrusted to the Apostles. To learn more about USCMA visit its website – www.uscatholicmission.org.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and distribute the Global Mission Registry form.
  • Develop a communications and marketing strategy to get the word out – to parishes, schools, universities, hospitals – about this free registry and its value to their mission.
  • Identify and write stories about missions, trips, and partnerships that join the registry.
  • Develop a good working relationship with religious institutes, volunteer programs, dioceses, parishes, hospitals, and universities that sponsor mission trips or mission sites.
  • Assist in the development of grant requests to fund the Global Mission Registry.
  • To join a domestic and international mission trip to get firsthand experience of the types of mission sites, trips, partnerships, and projects that would be a part of the registry.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be 21-35 years old and have a desire to develop servant leadership skills
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to service, social justice, and one’s own faith development
  • Open to learning about Franciscan spirituality and committed to living in intentional community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, theology, sociology, history, public relations, marketing or another related field.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Detail-oriented and organized with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at once.
  • Knowledge of and interest in social media best practices.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies
  • Bonus: experience with, and skills in, membership management software.

Application Details:

  • Submit an application by visiting the following webpage: https://franciscanmissionservice.org/programs/dc-service-corps/#application
  • Accepting applications until June 30, 2020 or until the position is filled

To apply for this job email your details to info@franciscanmissionservice.org