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Justice Associate

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Justice & Development


Salary: $49,525.00 - $59,426.00 Annually 


Main Function:

Provides collaborative, technical and administrative support to the Congregation Justice Coordinator, Congregation Justice Committee, and Laudato Siʹ Action Platform Coordinator.


Justice Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Congregation Justice Coordinator and Laudato Siʹ Coordinator in assisting the Congregation to live out and respond to issues related to Congregation Corporate Stands and commitment to the Laudato Siʹ Action Platform, and Family of Holy Cross Statements.
  • Researches and analyzes justice issues as requested by Congregation Justice Coordinator and Laudato Siʹ Coordinator.
  • Recommends, prepares, publishes action alerts, theological reflections and other education and formation resources.
  • Provides support to Congregation Justice Committee by assisting in planning and preparing for the Congregation Justice Committee’s annual meeting, disperses funds to CJC members for travel expenses and area justice projects, helps format members’ contributions for reports.
  • Tracks and monitors status of projects from Congregation Justice Office and Laudato Siʹ Coordinator
  • Provides support to Office of Development projects, especially CSC Ministry With the Poor Fund grants based on the seven goals of Laudato Siʹ; Mentors sisters on developing justice projects and partnerships.
  • Coordinates and assists in planning and presenting at justice-related events, retreats and web conference meetings.
  • Assists with developing, updating and evaluating the Laudato Siʹ Action Plan and Yearly Justice Report on Corporate Stands

Communication Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Communications Department to create and post justice-related materials across various platforms, including website, social media and print and electronic publications, as requested by coordinators. 
  • Manages the Justice Resource Library, orders resource materials, as directed.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assumes responsibility for effective and efficient office operations of Congregation Justice Office and Laudato Siʹ Coordinator.
  • Processes membership renewals, subscriptions and check requests; maintains General Leadership Team Donations Account.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Maintains confidentiality and privacy in all matters concerning the Justice Office.
  • Complies with work rules, regulations and instructions; follows established systems and procedures; completes assignments with minimal supervision.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with competence in social justice issues and Catholic Social Teaching. Master’s degree preferred. A demonstrated ability to research and write in a professional manner articles for publication that conform to a prescribed style and format. 


Minimum of two (2) years working with social justice issues and at least one (1) year of administrative experience supporting executive level management is required.


Normally is given scope of task to be completed and allowed to take necessary steps to achieve desired results upon supervisory approval. Failure to follow proper procedures could result in financial loss and/or reflect negatively on the Congregation.


Problems require some analysis of complicated data. Solutions may be attained by examining examples of past occurrences or similar situations in the same or other departments. Work that is standardized requires the ability to follow standardized procedures. Work that has no precedent requires creativity in developing new standards.

Personal Interaction

Work requires giving/getting information while maintaining a cooperative and harmonious atmosphere. Requires communication with those within and outside the organization.

Equipment Utilization

Work requires practical knowledge of sophisticated office equipment including computer, scanner, fax, and copier. Excellent web search skills are required. Must be familiar with the following software programs:  MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Zoom.  Must have the capacity to learn new programs as necessary.

Hazards or Fatigue

Ordinary care and caution must be exercised while performing work activities.  Occasional muscle fatigue, eyestrain, backache and headache may be present after prolonged activity.

Planning and Organizing

Works both on a day-to-day plan and a long-term project plan. Schedules routine tasks, taking into account any accumulated backlog. Anticipates daily workflow. Rearranges schedule for rush assignments or emergencies.

Directing and Instructing

Not required.


Ability to prepare, analyze variances, and interpret financial budget information and make recommendations to supervisors on expenditures.

Scope of Supervision

Not required.

Other Acknowledgements:

Sisters of the Holy Cross, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. In order to protect the right to equal employment opportunity, this organization does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, creed, or qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities and duties performed on the job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the job-related duties, responsibilities, or activities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.