At CMN, it is our mission to engage Catholics in this important pro-life issue, to end the use of the death penalty and promote restorative justice. We need your help in developing an efficient, effective effort. As they are available, this page will also highlight current job openings at CMN.  Please see job posting for information about how to apply.

Director of Community Engagement 

The Director of Community Engagement directs CMN’s programmatic work in the movement to end the use of the death penalty and to advocate for principles of restorative justice. S/he manages relationships with national and local partners and Church leadership, especially State Catholic Conferences, to assess opportunities for collaboration and participation in state campaigns. The Director of Community Engagement also works with Catholic dioceses, parishes, and community volunteers to empower local educational and advocacy efforts. In tandem with the CMN team, the position participates in developing communications, educational materials, and public presentations.   

This position is based in Washington, DC.


Manages relationships with campaign partners
  • Assess opportunities for collaboration and oversees the development of partnered projects

  • Facilitates relationship building between the larger death penalty movement and Church leadership

  • Provides insight into Catholic messaging, introduces the use of CMN educational resources, and strategizes the most effective way that CMN can support and enhance local campaigns

Manages relationships with Church leadership  
  • Assesses opportunities for collaboration and oversees the development of partnered projects

  • Activates parish, diocesan, and national leadership efforts and initiatives, including social media campaigns, speaker tours, and presentations

  • Seizes opportunities for the use of CMN resources at the parish and diocesan levels and by national ministry organizations as appropriate

  • Promotes national Catholic voices, including Catholic lay organizations, individuals, and women religious, in speaking out against the death penalty

  • Assists with composing press releases, prepares talking points for interviews, and contributes to CMN’s monthly newsletter

  • Provides updated state campaign information on the CMN website

  • Creates Salsa mailings, action alerts, and social media content

  • Develops programmatic materials such as voter information cards, backgrounders, and organizational brochures

Community Engagement
  • Identifies local leadership and empowers them to lead educational and advocacy efforts in collaboration with existing organizations and State Catholic Conferences

  • Coordinates CMN’s participation in local and national conferences, events, and meetings

Skills and Experiences

  • Highly Organized, able to multi-task

  • Utilizes a collaborative work style, comfortable working with a team

  • Excellent written and personal communication

  • 3-5 years experience working with Church leadership, Catholic lay organizations, or faith-based advocacy

  • 3-5 years experience in programmatic management, campaign management, and/or communications

  • Experience with Wordpress, Salsa Lab, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive is helpful 

Salary and Benefits

  • The starting salary is $40,000-$45,000 based on experience. 

  • CMN provides individual health insurance. 

Application Process

  • Please send cover letter and resume to:

Karen Clifton