Government Relations Associate
The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is seeking a government relations associate. The government relations associate 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 government relations associate is one of MCC’s day-to-day points 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, though the person is also responsible for building relationships with parishes, laity, and other stakeholders in the Catholic community. The government relations associate 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.
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Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, writing sample and three references to Hiring Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or Minnesota Catholic Conference, 475 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103.
Position open until filled.
No phone calls, please.
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:
- Podcast/Radio Production & Editing
- Website design and development
- Brand identity enhancement
- Videography & Editing
- 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.
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