• Director of Programming

    Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, Iowa
    Job Description

    General Summary:                                                                                                                    
    The mission of the Sisters of St. Francis is to live and promote active nonviolence and peacemaking. The Franciscan Peace Center is a ministry of the Clinton Franciscans and promotes the mission through advocacy and programming.

    The Director of Programming works as part of a team with two other persons: the Director of Strategic Planning and the Director of Digital Outreach and Advocacy. The team creates a dynamic future for the Franciscan Peace Center and facilitates its functioning. The team is responsible for coordinating communications, collaboration, outreach and advocacy efforts, and designing initiatives and programs.
     
    The Director of Programming's primary role is to develop creative and innovative on-site and online programs. These programs focus on creating transformative skills and capacities to live from the principles of active nonviolence and Catholic Social Teaching. There is a particular emphasis on promoting social justice, a healthy environment, and racial equity using active nonviolence.
     
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
    1. Establish a strategic and operational direction for the Center’s programs

    • Generate new program ideas; develop and organize programs

    • Create educational and experiential programs, in coordination with the Center’s team, using the framework of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, which includes the congregation's corporate stands and anti-racism efforts  

    • Generate programs to teach the various aspects of active nonviolence within multiple venues

    • Establish ongoing assessment of trends and programs to continue expanding the program audiences and outreach

    • Utilize outside advisors to support the exploration of new programs, evaluation tools, and
      service expansion 

    • Generate ideas specifically for online programs to serve specific audiences, in coordination with the Director of Digital Outreach and Advocacy

     
    2.  Manage education program and advocacy initiatives

    • Monitor programs using the Laudato Si’ Action Platform as a framework

    • Maintain an annual plan and schedule of programs

    • Engage presenters for various programs

    • Organize in-person programs

    • Coordinate with the Director of Communications and Development and the Director of Digital Outreach and Advocacy to promote programs

    • Make presentations as needed to community groups

    • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers

    • Involve Sisters, Sojourners, and Associates in activities as they are able

    • Utilize outside advisors, as needed

     
    3. Perform other duties as directed by the Director of Strategic Planning
     
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

    1. Alignment with the values, spirituality, charism, and mission of the Clinton Franciscans

    2. Knowledge of religious life and Catholic Social Teaching preferred

    3. Bachelor’s degree in a related subject is required

    4. Interest and experience in active nonviolence, social justice, climate change, or racial equity advocacy

    5. Experience in creating and organizing educational programs

    6. Experience with non-profit organizations

    7. Excellent oral and written communication skills

    8. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and use of the internet

    9. Ability to work cooperatively as a team member

     
    Working Conditions:
    This is a full-time, exempt position with hours required to accommodate responsibilities.
     
    Accountability:
    As a member of the team, the Director of Programming is responsible to the Director of Strategic Planning.
     
    To Apply:
    Resume with cover letter may be submitted to the Sisters of St. Francis, 843 13th Ave N, Clinton, IA 52732 or emailed to office@clintonfranciscans.com. For more information, call 563-242-7611 or visit www.clintonfranciscans.com/get-involved/employment.

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