Catholics for Choice — International Program Associate

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Catholics for Choice Published: April 17, 2017
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Catholics for Choice is seeking an experienced advocacy professional to join our international program. This is an opportunity to be part of a successful and fast-paced nonprofit with a close-knit staff of passionate individuals who share a commitment to reproductive choice, justice and true religious liberty. If you are committed to advancing abortion rights and access around the world, thrive on relationship-building, take the initiative to get things done, are intellectually curious and a creative problem-solver and are ready to go wherever in the world Catholics for Choice is needed, we want to hear from you.

The Associate/Senior Associate will work closely with two international program staff and the executive leadership to: educate the public, policymakers and the media about Catholic support for women's autonomy in reproductive health decisions; foster and sustain relationships with advocates and leaders in Latin America, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Europe; and help build a stronger community of advocates worldwide to diminish the influence of religious extremism on public policies on women's health. The position is based in Washington, DC, and includes a significant amount of international travel.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field and three or more years of successful professional experience working on international advocacy projects advancing reproductive health and rights. S/he will possess excellent organizational and time-management skills; have a strong understanding of the global landscape on reproductive health, human rights, gender equity and development; be culturally sensitive and savvy at managing relationships with diverse partners abroad; show good judgment, discretion, diplomacy and an open-minded spirit; demonstrate impeccable verbal and written communication and have an unwavering support for a woman's right to choose. Knowledge of Catholicism, experience working in international settings and Spanish language proficiency are desired. Field experience and grant management skills are a plus. Salary and seniority will be dependent on knowledge, skills and experience.

Why work at CFC?

  • Because, like us, you want to shape and advance sexual and reproductive ethics that are based on justice, reflect a commitment to women's well-being, and respect and affirm the capacity of women and men to make moral decisions about their lives.
  • Because you want to be part of a group of hardworking professionals based in DC who make real change happen all around the world.
  • Because CFC provides exceptional employee benefits, including competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance (CFC pays 100% of employee premium), generous paid time off (vacation, sick, personal days and holidays), 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution, commuter benefits and more.


Applicants should submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and two writing samples (no more than 3-5 pages) to, subject line: CFC International Program Associate/Senior Associate. PDF format is preferred. Applicants who do not demonstrate knowledge of Catholics for Choice's work will not be considered.

Employment decisions at Catholics for Choice are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Catholics for Choice does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all organization-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.


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