The position has been filled as of July 1, 2022.
Summary of position responsibilities: Responsible as part of a team for advocacy, collaboration, networking, communication, social analysis, research, policy formation and recommendations on environmental and economic justice, with a particular focus on MOGC’s Faith Economy Ecology program. Write articles for bimonthly newsletter NewsNotes, and other Maryknoll reports and publications on occasion. Give presentations on virtual meetings and webinars. (See links to examples below.) Attend virtual and in-person meetings with committees and policymakers in Washington on a regular basis and international conferences hosted by the United Nations and partner organizations on occasion.
- Engage in advocacy on assigned issues with particular but not exclusive attention to those affecting people and communities served by Maryknoll missioners.
- Maintain current social analyses of assigned themes through personal observation and study, Maryknoll contacts, other U.S. and international sources, and various publications in order to facilitate Maryknoll’s positions regarding issues assigned.
- Provide information, analysis and recommendations to Maryknoll leadership concerning positions and policy statements that Maryknoll might make on ecological and economic issues as well as on U.S. and international policy on those particular issues.
- Collaborate with other members of the Office for Global Concerns team on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with Maryknoll regions and units regarding justice, peace and integrity of creation issues.
- Coordinate with other Maryknoll departments and the Maryknoll Affiliates as appropriate regarding assigned issues.
Specific responsibilities as Coordinator of FEE program: The FEE Program Coordinator will work with MOGC Director, the MOGC part-time FEE researcher and other MOGC staff addressing issues related to the global economy and ecological integrity to coordinate all aspects of the MOGC Faith Economy Ecology Project. He or she will:
- Build expertise within MOGC staff and in other interfaith communities about the intersection of the global economy and ecological sustainability specifically by convening and facilitating the Faith, Economy and Ecology Working Group and its activities including the articulation of key ethical questions about the growth-driven global economy and consumption-driven lifestyles.
- Work to bring these questions into the public policy debate in Washington, D.C., primarily into discussion about U.S. energy and climate change-related policies, the food and water crises and migration.
- Promote ecologically conscious communities and their strategies through building relationships with Maryknollers and participants in Maryknoll-related projects while educating and advocating for viable energy, economic and lifestyle alternatives.
- Strengthen MOGC’s engagement in education and advocacy with other organizations already active in pursuit of systemic change in this area, especially in regard to active participation in religious and secular working groups focused on the issues of trade, extractive industries, and the planning of Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference when the theme is appropriate.
- Develop and promote excellent educational resources on climate change, resource extraction, clean energy alternatives, the financialization of nature and just, sustainable lifestyles.
- Strengthen and coordinate national and international advocacy by various religious organizations seeking to inject into the policy debate a faith-based voice for ecological economics and just, sustainable lifestyles.
- Identify, divulge, promote and shape U.S. policies that support viable sustainable alternatives for personal, community and institutional futures.
- Identify, promote, and shape U.S. policies that promote an economy centered on human rights and the rights of Earth.
- Coordinate investigation and promotion of strategies, including better enforcement of existing laws and new laws, to make corporate structures and other powerful forces shaping the global economy accountable to the common good.
- Coordinate educational efforts of MOGC in the area of integral ecology.
- Contribute to faith reflections on integral ecology and related advocacy issues noted above.
- Participate in CIDSE priority area working groups related to FEE themes such as “Corporate Regulation and Extractive Industries” or “Climate Change and Energy.”
- Participate in WISC (Washington Interreligious Staff Community) and other Washington-based working groups, such as Energy and Environment Working Group, Interfaith Working Group on Trade.
- B.A./B.S. required; advanced degree preferred
- Solid understanding of Catholic Social Teaching
- 1-3 years of relevant experience, including professional, volunteer and/or mission experience
- Desire to work for a faith-based organization and respect for Maryknoll’s faith tradition
- Excellent research and writing and public speaking skills
- Strong capacity to function in coalitions with like-minded organizations
- Solid interpersonal communications skills
- Professional demeanor
- Ability to work independently with deadlines
- Willingness to be an integral part of the team and share office responsibilities
- Available to work fulltime, 35 hours per week
- Available to travel as needed
Location: Washington, D.C., with occasional domestic and international travel.
Maryknoll offers an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career development and competitive benefits. EOE.
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and published writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject Line: FEE Program Coordinator Search
Position posted May 27, 2022. Open until filled.
Examples of FEE Coordinator written products and public speaking: