Connecticut Catholic Conference
A full-time Executive Director is needed for The Connecticut Catholic Conference, which is the public policy office of the Catholic Church in Connecticut. The Conference is the vehicle for speaking with a united voice, informing and advocating on important issues that promote the good of the Church and the common good of all people. The Conference also provides educational outreach and understanding through grassroots engagement with the Catholic faithful and like-minded groups.
Major responsibilities of the position will include, but not be limited to:
- the building and the maintaining of relationships with Connecticut Legislative and Executive Branch officials in order to provide a working mechanism for education and advocacy of the Catholic Church’s public policy views
- general managerial and administrative supervision of the operation of the Corporation and to direct and coordinate the activities of the Corporation in the furtherance of its purposes
- keeping The Board of Directors informed of legislation upon which some action may be required; creating and overseeing robust outreach programs to educate the Catholic faithful on the public policy issues confronting the Church and to assist clergy and laity with appropriate teaching materials in support of this task, through collaboration with Catholic educational and fraternal organizations
- and, creating and overseeing a grassroots advocacy mechanisms to engage the Catholic community and like-minded groups to support the mission of Church in the public square
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science or a related field (or equivalent work-related experience), is required. Juris Doctorate, is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be a practicing Catholic and knowledgeable of Catholic social teachings and committed to a consistent ethic of life.
The position of Executive Director is required to be eligible to be registered as a lobbyist with the CT Office of State Ethics.
To obtain a full job description, or submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements, please email: Karen.Kean@aohct.org.
Deadline for submissions is October 12, 2018.