Support the Catholic Church and it’s efforts to promote peace, justice, and racial equity while living and working in Washington DC! You’ll gain experience working in a nonprofit setting and learn how to live out your faith in your work and community during your year of service as a Program Associate with Pax Christi.
DC Service Corps Position – Program Associate at Pax Christi
Description: Pax Christi USA is the national Catholic peace and justice movement. We work for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world through prayer, study and action. This position includes support work in all aspects of Pax Christi USA’s mission with special attention on programs and communications. Responsibilities as a member of the program team will include assisting in field organizing, communications and outreach, student and young adult organizing, as well as overseeing specific projects and events. Additional work in fundraising and development and administration will be assigned to achieve a well-rounded exposure to all aspects of the workings of a national nonprofit with a mission to promote peace with justice. Pax Christi USA is committed to advancing racial equity both internally and externally. Staff members should incorporate a racial equity lens to their work and participate in ongoing training in anti-racism and anti-bias.
About the DC Service Corps Program:
The DC Service Corps (DCSC) Program offers young-adult Catholics opportunities to learn about nonprofits, deepen one’s commitment to service, grow in faith, and live out the Franciscan values daily. In the spirit of Saints Francis and St. Clare, volunteers serve for a year in various ministries, sharing Christ’s love and cultivating relationships of peace and justice.
This transformative experience is enriched by an intentional Christian community, in which volunteers focus on simple living, prayer, reflection, and living the Gospel mission of “service and action for a more just and humane world.” As a house of hospitality, Casa San Salvador also provides volunteers with the opportunity to live with (and offer hospitality to) guests from around the world. The house is located in a vibrant Catholic community of DC, walking distance to the National Basilica, restaurants and shops, and a metro and bus stop hub.
–Must be 21-35 years old and have a desire to develop servant leadership skills
–Have a demonstrated commitment to service, social justice, and one’s own faith development
–Open to learning about Franciscan spirituality and committed to living in intentional community
–Experience working with a mission-based organization
–Friendships for life in intentional community
–Professional development and spiritual formation
–Monthly stipend, health insurance, and a fully-furnished bedroom in a vibrant DC community
How to apply:
–Submit an application by visiting the following webpage: https://franciscanmissionservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DCSC-2021-2022-Streamlined-Application-Blank.docx
–Or by emailing [email protected] for more information!
–Young-adults with a heart for service are encouraged to apply, even if they may not meet
every qualification listed above.
–Accepting applications until July 31, 2021 or until the position is filled.
About Franciscan Mission Service:
Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) is an independent nonprofit organization that provides Catholic women and men the opportunity to serve in solidarity with economically marginalized communities around the world. FMS trains, sends, and supports lay Catholics to accompany others in a way that is respectful of cultural and religious differences. Our missioners take on a posture of humility and honor the wisdom of the communities in which they live.