Job Description
Internal Title: Advisor I
Job Location: SE Region/Telecommuting – Preferred Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Establishes and manages relationships with diocesan and parish leaders, other CRS partners in the region, leaders of key audiences including high schools, colleges/universities, Hispanic constituencies, and the extended Catholic, ecumenical, and interfaith community, as guided by CRS Partnership Principles for the purposes of identifying, recruiting, retaining, and training CRS chapter members and leaders in support of CRS issue-based campaigns.
  • In close collaboration with HQ/National-level Senior Advisor, conducts presentations, trainings, workshops, courses, and retreats for CRS chapter leaders and chapter networks to build the capacity of chapter participants to engage in CRS issue-based campaign activities.
  • Works with all appropriate staff to plan, implement, and support regional outreach activities such as CRS speaker tours and other events in the region and at the national level.
  • Works closely with other CEMs to assess training modules and campaign content and action materials and provide feedback for improvement and adjustments to HQ staff, including Sr. Adviser, Campaign Content and Action team, and Strategy & Operations team.
  • Monitors closely the recruitment and retention of chapter leaders and members to ensure alignment with strategy and goals.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in social justice, social work/advocacy, non-profit management, business, pastoral ministry, or related fields
  • Three years of relevant experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Catholic social teaching and its practical application, contemporary Catholic Church issues and trends; knowledge of the structure of the Catholic Church in the U.S. and demonstrated ability to work within its culture
  • Demonstrated ability to work with clergy, religious and lay leadership within the Catholic Church, as well as leadership in other Catholic institutions, organizations and agencies
  • Broad knowledge of international issues, particularly related to the developing world
  • Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Ability to travel in the US and overseas, required
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Superior interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to implement comprehensive training curricula, facilitation ad representation skills
  • Public speaking experience and skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Flexibility with work hours as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of international issues, particularly related to the developing world

 (if applicable) NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.

EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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