USCCB: Staff Advisor at Secretariat for Divine Worship, Washington, D.C.

The Staff Advisor will assist the Executive Director in developing vernacular editions of the liturgical books of ethnic and cultural groups. Assist in developing responses to liturgical inquiries from bishops, liturgy directors, organizations, and others. 

Serve as Secretariat staff member to one or more of the committees and task groups of the committee. The Staff Advisor arranges meetings, prepares all documentation, issues minutes, and provides follow-up work to those meetings. The Advisor will serve as lead staff liaison to the Subcommittee on Divine Worship in Spanish. Develop and edit educational, promotional, and documentary materials for the committee for publication. Review liturgical materials prepared for publication as a part of the special appeals and projects of the USCCB, as directed. Assist in preparation of liturgies for the plenary meetings of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (each November, and most years in June), and the Administrative Committee of the USCCB (each March and September).

Major Field/Specialty: Liturgical Studies. Master’s degree or its equivalent. Native fluency in Spanish, working knowledge of Latin recommended. A reading knowledge of other modern languages, Italian or French helpful. Experience assisting the office of worship, a center for liturgical research, or similar responsibilities.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals and liturgical documents; write resources, correspondence, and liturgical scripts. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, individuals, and the public. Familiarity with processes involved in the approval of liturgical texts. Able to work in a collaborative and team environment to achieve results. A minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience.

Full Medical/Vison/Dental/Pension Plan/Free Parking/ Tuition Assistance/Paid Vacation & Sick Leave

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Since 1970, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has served the clergy and faithful of the dioceses of the United States by providing leadership, scholarship, and resources to aid in the authentic implementation and celebration of the liturgy.