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The full-time Program Director is responsible for managing Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) in-person programs and related campaigns which take place throughout the year in various locations throughout the United States. Reporting to the executive director, the director will also work in collaboration with ISN’s other full-time and part-time administrative, as well as consultants, volunteers, etc. as appropriate.

Ignatian Solidarity Network is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners across the U.S. With over one-hundred member institutions in thirty-four states, ISN engages students, faculty, staff, parishioners, alumni, current and former Jesuit volunteers, etc. through in-person programs and online outreach.

Ideal candidates for this position will possess at least 3 years experience in Catholic education, ministry, or related field, as well as a passion for the faith-based social justice mission of the Ignatian Solidarity Network.

The position will be based at ISN’s national office, located in University Heights, Ohio, with the opportunity to travel 10-15% of the year. Some weekend travel is required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The program director will be responsible for the management of the following programs and initiatives:

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

  • Establish and manage IFTJ steering committee and subcommittees, including coordination of meetings, management of committee materials and data, etc.
  • Ongoing management of relationship with IFTJ venue for current and future years, including guest room occupancy and audiovisual and facilities needs
  • Manage group and individual registration in lead up to the IFTJ as well as on-site registration for attendees, speakers, etc. throughout the event
  • Manage website content in partnership with communications director and integrated marketing director
  • Manage speakers, including keynotes, breakouts, advocacy orientation, etc.
  • Develop and manage event schedule from initial planning to on-site implementation
  • Manage communication with group registrants, delegation leaders, individual registrants, speakers, etc.

Arrupe Leaders Summit

  • Manage facilities scheduling and reservations for yearly summits
  • Establish facilitation teams, additional speakers, mass celebrants, etc. for each summit
  • Direct facilitation team formation, preparation, in preparation for each summit
  • Coordinate school group registration, including establishing registration protocol, payment methods, etc.
  • Facilitate each summit on site in collaboration with team members and additional ISN staff as necessary

Ignatian Justice Summit

  • Manage facilities scheduling and reservations for yearly summit
  • Establish facilitation teams, additional speakers, etc. for summit
  • Direct facilitation team formation, preparation, in preparation for each summit
  • Coordinate school group registration, including establishing registration protocol, payment methods, etc.
  • Facilitate summit on site in collaboration with team members and additional ISN staff as necessary

Solidarity on Tap

  • Establish and manage SOT partner committee (JVC and JVCNW)
  • Coordinate SOT events, in partnership with local organizations and partner committee
  • Implement SOT registration, promotion, and communication for each event
  • Coordinate distribution of promotional materials and at-event promotional items for each SOT event

Ignatian Family Advocacy Month (IFAM)

  • Co-coordinator IFAM activities, campaigns, and other initiatives in partnership the ISN-issue staff and directors of integrated marketing and communications

Non-Annual Programming (eg. Jesuit Parish Justice Summit, Immersion Coordinators Summit, etc.)

  • Manage facilities scheduling and reservations for each program
  • Establish facilitation teams, additional speakers, etc. for each program
  • Direct facilitation team formation, preparation, in preparation for each program
  • Coordinate registration, including establishing registration protocol, payment methods, etc.
  • Facilitate program on-site in collaboration with team members and additional ISN staff as necessary

Issue and Campaign Oriented Programming

  • Provide support to issue/campaign staff in managing program logistics (reservations, meals, etc.)
  • As needed, provide on-site support for programs

General Responsibilities

  • Collect and manage participation data for all in-person programs and campaigns
  • Evaluate programs using appropriate tools to assess quality and impact
  • Work in partnership with the director of development and networking to establishing funding proposals for major gifts and grants as needed
  • In partnership with the executive director, utilize the national advisory council’s feedback and analysis for program development and enhancement
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the executive director

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in social justice education/action—ideally in a faith-based setting;
  • B.A./B.S. in theology, education, or a related field;
  • Significant appreciation for ISN mission grounded in Catholic Social Teaching and Ignatian spirituality, particularly related to Church teaching on migration;
  • Familiarity with Catholic Church and the network of Ignatian/Jesuit institutions across the U.S.;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage small logistical planning and long-term event management;
  • Professional writing and editing skills, including flexibility to write in different styles for various audiences;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in a multi-level context;
  • Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of constituencies;
  • Attention to detail, commitment to accuracy, and ability to produce high-quality work;
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals;

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with various software: database (i.e. Salesforce), website content management (i.e. WordPress), and email marketing (i.e. Mailchimp);
  • Master’s Degree in related field (education, theology, or related field)

ADDITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Articulate and professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, and initiative;
  • Committed to collaboration with both fellow staff members and other constituencies;
  • Comfortable with working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Interest in continuing to develop skills and learn from others;
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own responsibility;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships;
  • Sense of humor;

TRAVEL

10-15% of the year, ability to facilitate ISN programs, attend conferences and other networking events. Some weekend travel is required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

COMPENSATION

Competitive annual salary for a national nonprofit, religiously-affiliated organization based in Northeast Ohio. Salary and benefits will be facilitated by John Carroll University through an established business partnership.

Ignatian Solidarity Network is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. In order to build the strongest organization possible, ISN actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds (including but not limited to ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation) to apply.

APPLYING FOR THE POSITION

Ignatian Solidarity Network is an independent 501(c)3 organization. However, ISN has a business relationship with John Carroll University related to human resource management. Thus, all applicants for this position will apply via the John Carroll University’s online employee applicant system—including the submission of a cover letter and resume/CV. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Christopher Kerr, ISN Executive Director at ckerr@ignatiansolidarity.net, but application materials will ONLY be accepted through the John Carroll University applicant system.

To apply for this job email your details to ckerr@jcu.edu