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Diocese Position: Director of Respect Life Apostolate

The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Director of Respect Life Apostolate (RLA) to educate Catholics – whether clergy, religious, or laity – on the issues surrounding the Catholic Church’s teachings regarding the dignity of the human person and sanctity of human life. The Director provides leadership for the RLA and works towards collaboration among offices and agencies within the Curia.

The Director supervises, develops, and directs the Office in fulfilling the three-fold mission: to educate, to advocate, and to provide pastoral and spiritual programs that protect and respect human life from conception to natural death. RLA programs and ministries reach across age, gender, and location groups and are offered to the Catholics who reside in the five Vicariates, 103 parishes, 25 elementary schools, and three high schools within the boundaries of the Diocese of Belleville. The Director empowers parishes and schools in forming strong respect life ministry programs by providing support and resources.

The Director oversees the coordination of respect life activities and programs within the diocese, representing the diocese at the Illinois Catholic Conference and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Pro-Life Secretariat; and establishes a working relationship with the media, as well as with other pro-life organizations. The Director takes direction from the Bishop, the Illinois Catholic Conference, and the USCCB. He/she serves as an advisor to the Bishop.

Essential qualifications include being a practicing Catholic; Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience; and 1-3 years’ experience in a related role plus knowledge in Microsoft Office and other computer programs/applications.

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to Human Resources, Diocese of Belleville, 222 South Third Street, Belleville, IL 62220 or email humanresources@diobelle.orgApplication Deadline:September 24, 2021.

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