Director of Justice and Peace

St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  40 (Full-time)

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

The Director of Justice and Peace provides oversight of justice and peace ministries in areas of justice formation, service and mission in the wider community, and advocacy. Through these ministries, the Director of Justice and Peace fosters the social mission of the Church, raises awareness of social issues of concern, and promotes an understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.

  • Works collaboratively with clergy, parish and school staff, and volunteers in promoting Catholic Social Teaching and the social mission of the Church through service projects, mission trips, small group programs, community events, as well as through the bulletin, newsletter, social media, and other forms of communication.
  • Analyzes local, national, and global social issues and needs in light of Catholic Social Teaching and creates, leads, and facilitates programs and ministries that motivates timely parishioner involvement in efforts for action, reflection, and transformation.
  • Plans and manages training, formation, and development of justice and peace ministry leaders.
  • Recruits and forms parish volunteers to serve in social ministries, mission trips, and advocacy campaigns.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Justice and Peace Tithe Stewardship Committee and guides the distribution of parish donations to community organizations.
  • Networks with and maintains strong relationship with leadership of the Diocese of Raleigh, community based coalitions (e.g., ONE Wake), agencies, organizations, and area faith congregations to collaboratively address issues of justice and peace.
  • Oversees the work and goals of staff person who serves as Coordinator of Justice and Peace.
  • Provides oversight to the material donation drives.
  • In partnership with Director of Parish Life and St. Vincent DePaul, coordinates emergency assistance to those seeking financial assistance, food, housing, and other basic needs.
  • Develops and adheres to ministry budgets and goals, supported by Administrative Assistant.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 60 days of hire.
  • Minimum level of Education: Bachelor’s Degree in theology, education, sociology, or related field.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience:
    • Years of related work experience:  minimum 3 years.
    • Area of related work experience: parish or diocesan-based social ministry, charitable service, advocacy, mission work, pastoral ministries or a related field.
    • Strong relational, communication, computer, organization, budgetary, and leadership skills.
    • A thorough understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and its’ application to a wide scope of contemporary social issues.
    • Comfortable speaking to small and large groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in theology, education, sociology, or related field.
  • Experience in small group facilitation and teaching.
  • Experience in leading advocacy campaigns and community-based organizing, as well as project and event planning.

Supervises:  2