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Office for Human Resources

Director, Office for Safe Environment

Job Title: Director
Office: Office for Safe Environment

Job Description

The Diocese of Springfield is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director in the Office for Safe Environment. The full-time exempt position is responsible maintaining a safe environment program for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois following the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s, (USCCB), Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People and Essential Norms and for keeping abreast of emerging safe environment issues to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.  This includes serving as primary safe environment contact for the USCCB Office of Child and Youth Protection, coordinating the training/educational and background check aspects of the policies and procedures of the diocese, preparing for regular compliance audits and working with other diocesan and parish personnel to ensure appropriate programs, policies, education and training are in place.

Job Qualifications

Successful applicants should have a highly developed interpersonal skills, excellent written, verbal, public speaking, planning, and organization skills, ability to train small and large groups, maintain confidentiality, and be proficient in Microsoft Office.  The position requires applicants to be a practicing member of the Catholic Church in good standing, have a solid understanding of the Catholic Church and its ministerial obligations, and have a minimum of 5 years experience in education, social work, administration in a pastoral setting or other related field preferably in the Catholic Church or Catholic Charities. An undergraduate or graduate degree in education administration, social work, or related field desired. The position requires a valid driver's license and the ability to travel.

How to Apply

To apply by email, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to

To apply by mail, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to
Office for Human Resources
Catholic Pastoral Center
1615 West Washington
Springfield, IL  62702