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Communications Manager for Vocation Promotion and Ignatian Spirituality (Washington, DC)
Communications Associate for Justice and Ecology (Washington, DC)


Communications Manager for Vocation Promotion and Ignatian Spirituality
Jesuit Conference, Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion
Washington, DC

The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCCU) is a work of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers commonly known as the Jesuits. The mission of the Society of Jesus is to work for reconciliation with God, humanity and the environment, and the JCCU supports that mission by serving as a collaborating body of the provincial superiors of Canada and the USA.

The JCCU's Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion coordinates a comprehensive communications program that promotes the mission of the Society of Jesus in Canada and the United States and throughout the world, overseeing website, social media, media relations and public relations messaging.

The Communications Manager for Vocation Promotion and Ignatian Spirituality will serve on the JCCU’s communications team and take the lead in creating and curating online content to promote vocations to the Society of Jesus and engagement with Ignatian spirituality within the broader public.

The communications manager will work collaboratively in these two interconnected but distinct areas of Jesuit ministry:

Vocation Promotion

  • Relentlessly and tastefully promote the Society of Jesus by creating and curating vocations content on the @BeAJesuit social media platforms (particularly Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube)
  • Gather, organize and present statistical data related to how social media content is performing
  • Serve as a point person in the JCCU office for vocations promotion personnel across the Jesuits provinces of Canada and the USA, working with this group to convene meetings, set group goals, grow in social media best practices, build consensus and encourage others in collaborative vocation promotion efforts

Ignatian Spirituality

  • Help lead the visioning, planning and execution of the expansion of content related to Ignatian spirituality on jesuits.org, so that visitors to the site can more deeply engage with Ignatian spirituality online and learn about opportunities for in-person engagement in their geographic region
  • Curate existent materials from around the internet and create original content for jesuits.org and our social media channels related to Ignatian spirituality, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola and the Ignatian practice of discernment
  • For jesuits.org and social media, write and curate timely prayers, spiritual reflection resources and blog-style posts accessible to a broad Catholic audience about Jesuit saints and other prominent members of the Society of Jesus, Ignatian spirituality centers and other institutions, and other topics connected to the practice of Ignatian spirituality
  • Work with the JCCU communications team to produce original video, audio and photographic content on themes connected to Ignatian spirituality
  • Connect with pastoral ministry personnel from the Jesuit provincial offices across Canada and the United States to understand their priorities, learn the Ignatian spirituality landscape, and provide occasional trainings for ministries in communications best practices

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the experience of practicing Catholics between the ages of 18-35
  • Deep familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Familiarity with and deep interest in the Society of Jesus, Ignatian spirituality and the Catholic Church
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate spiritual and religious topics to a non-expert audience with clarity
  • Enthusiastic collaborator and organized self-starter
  • Background in communications or Catholic ministry or both; at least five years of professional experience and a master's degree in communications, marketing, theology or ministry preferred
  • Availability for some travel and occasional weekend work
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud applications preferred
  • Spanish proficiency preferred

This is a full-time position with benefits based at the JCCU's headquarters in Washington, DC. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to jcuemployment1@jesuits.org by Friday, August 16, 2019. Other forms of media samples (e.g. audio, video, photo, related social media posts) are also welcome.


Communications Associate for Justice and Ecology
Jesuit Conference, Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion
Washington, DC

The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCCU) is a work of the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers commonly known as the Jesuits. The mission of the Society of Jesus is to work for reconciliation with God, humanity and the environment, and the JCCU supports that mission by serving as a collaborating body of the provincial superiors of Canada and the USA.

The JCCU's Office of Communications and Vocation Promotion coordinates a comprehensive communications program that promotes the mission of the Society of Jesus in Canada and the United States and throughout the world, overseeing website, social media, media relations and public relations messaging.

The Communications Associate for Justice and Ecology will work closely with the JCCU's Office of Justice and Ecology (OJE) to coordinate OJE's communications efforts both within the Jesuit network and for the broader public. (OJE advocates, networks and educates for social and environmental justice, placing the voices of marginalized communities at the center of our work. Our current public policy priorities are climate change, criminal justice, economic justice, human rights in Latin America and migration.)

Responsibilities of the associate will include:

  • Producing web content covering social justice focus areas, legislative advocacy campaigns and Jesuit ministries engaged in social justice ministry throughout Canada and the USA, including written stories for jesuits.org and video, audio and photographic content for OJE's social media platforms
  • Highlighting the human stories at the heart of Jesuit advocacy for social and environmental justice, especially lifting up the voices of those on the margins
  • Actively managing OJE's social media platforms and website to promote ongoing education and advocacy on priority issues
  • Providing written, photographic and social media coverage of OJE events
  • Coordinating periodic communications with key stakeholders within the Jesuit network
  • Setting up and distributing action alerts to engage the Jesuit network on key advocacy issues

Qualifications:

  • Deep familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Strong writing skills; ability to communicate Catholic and Jesuit concepts and social justice priorities clearly to a broad, non-expert audience
  • Passion for storytelling and Catholic Social Teaching
  • Collaborative, creative, flexible, self-starter
  • Availability for some travel and occasional weekend work
  • Familiarity with the process of legislative advocacy preferred
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud applications preferred
  • Spanish proficiency preferred

This is a full-time position with benefits based at the JCCU's headquarters in Washington, DC. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to jcuemployment1@jesuits.org by Friday, August 16, 2019. Other forms of media samples (e.g. audio, video, photo, related social media posts) are also welcome.



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