Associate Director for Policy
The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is seeking an associate director for public policy. The associate director assists the Catholic bishops of Minnesota and the executive director by actively identifying, formulating, and implementing public policy objectives that promote the common good in the state of Minnesota.
The associate director is MCC’s day-to-day point of contact with public officials and is responsible for facilitating good relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle. We work to find common ground for the common good.
Lobbying, policy analysis, and building coalitions comprise the principal duties of the associate director, though the associate director is also responsible for building relationships with parishes, laity, and other stakeholders in the Catholic community. The associate director also works with other MCC team members to facilitate programming and develop resources that help Catholics be more effective faithful citizens and live missionary discipleship in the public arena.
- Thorough knowledge of Catholic social teaching;
- Practicing Catholic who exhibits fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church;
- An entrepreneurial and evangelical spirit;
- Three years of legislative, lobbying, or public policy experience, or experience in a related field;
- Demonstrated knowledge of the legislative process;
- Strong analytical and research skills;
- Clear and consistent verbal and written communication skills combined with effective interpersonal and organizational skills;
- Experience with Microsoft Office 365 Suite and products;
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
- Law degree or graduate degree;
- Spanish language fluency.
Send cover letter, resumé, short writing sample, and three references to HR@mncc.org or HR Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference, 475 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103. No phone calls, please.
Position open until filled.
Policy and Outreach Coordinator
The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is seeking a joyful and entrepreneurial missionary disciple to serve as its Policy and Outreach Coordinator. The Policy and Outreach Coordinator assists in the development and implementation of the public policy initiatives of the Catholic bishops of Minnesota. Primary duties include legislative advocacy; serving as an organizational point of contact between parishes and Catholic organizations regarding MCC policy initiatives; further developing the Catholic Advocacy Network’s grassroots community of advocates; educating clergy and laity through writing and speaking events; and building coalitions within and outside the Catholic Church.
Servant leader; thorough knowledge of Catholic social teaching; fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church; bachelor’s degree and two-years’ experience in government relations, advocacy organizing, public policy, or related field; excellent communication skills; an entrepreneurial and evangelical spirit; proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Graduate or law degree; Spanish-language fluency.
Send cover letter, resumé, short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to HR@mncc.org or HR Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference, 475 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103. No phone calls, please.
Position open until filled.
Are you looking to learn more about the intersection of your Catholic faith with policy and society, while building your communications skill-set in a professional environment? Consider interning with the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota. We’re on the cutting edge of advocacy and catechesis communications and are looking for talented and enthusiastic interns to join us.
Communications interns will contribute to MCC’s apostolate by aiding our efforts to communicate the Church’s social vision and advocacy efforts to a variety of audiences, including Minnesota Catholics, the state legislature, and the media. Communications interns will contribute to the daily and ongoing communications needs of MCC, while also working on special projects in any number of the following areas:
- Website design and development
- Brand identity enhancement
- Press relations
- Writing and editing
- Social media strategy and innovation
- Graphic design
- Database and advocacy platform reorganization
- Young adult outreach
Qualified candidates will have a deep interest in and commitment to the Catholic faith, particularly as it applies to politics and society; will possesses communications skills and abilities in at least some of the aforementioned areas (and a desire to grow in others); and will bring a track record of hard work, creativity, and positivity.
Click here to download the full internship description including details on how to apply.