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Director, Respect Life Office

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Catholic Charities Smith - Denver, CO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$65,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary


Director, Respect Life Office


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been serving northern Colorado since 1927.  We serve tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services (for women), Early Childhood Education, Shelter Services, Catholic Charities Housing, St. Raphael Counseling, Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish & Community Services.

Our employees are crucial to our success in achieving our Mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.  Catholic Charities provides a work environment where self-motivated and mission driven individuals are recognized and rewarded.  We accomplish this through:

  • Employer sponsored training

  • Culture of Trauma-Informed Care

  • Generous compensation and benefits package.

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to welcoming applicants and program participants of all faiths; as well as an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, volunteers, and program participants. Candidates who bring diversity to our team are encouraged to apply.



A Director, Respect Life Office:

  • Develops, communicates and implements a strategic vision for the Respect Life Office that aligns with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the ministries of Catholic Charities and the legislative work of the Colorado Catholic Conference.
  • Is an expert on pro-life issues, and educates a wide variety of audiences on pro-life issues, especially those associated with preborn children and end-of-life concerns. Potential audiences include but are not limited to middle and high school students; parishes; community groups; Catholic Charities’ partners; ecumenical groups; legislators; donors and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates, organizes and teams to develop and maintain professional relationships with parishes and community-based organizations to extend the reach of community support around life issues. Collaborate with other public and private agencies to increase awareness and support for pro-life issues and have the ability to promote and market the services of Respect Life Denver.
  • Responsible for the creation, communication and alignment of Respect Life chapters in parishes across the Archdiocese of Denver and serve as the primary resource and glue for clergy and laity who are called to pro-life ministry and advocacy.  Serves as a liaison with churches, schools, community groups and organizations to educate and advise on both the ethics and science of life issues and will champion tools such as Footprints across the AOD.
  • Develops strategy for the Respect Life Denver office in coordination and collaboration with the VP/Marketing & Community Engagement and overall mission and vision of Catholic Charities.


  • The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing on a variety of life-related issues, based on Catholic Social Teaching, ranging from embryology to end-of-life decision making, is critical.
  • Ability to understand and convey to others the values and social teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to the mission and work of Catholic Charities, practicing Catholic preferred.
  • Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from accredited four-year college or university; and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and/or intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043). Refrain from public promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause a scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals.


Salary: $65,000-$80,000 annually with increases commensurate with experience & education.

Schedule: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week.


Training: We provide a robust training curriculum that will support our employees throughout their career.  Training provided within the first year of employment includes: De-escalation & Safety; Public Speaking; Mental Health First Aid; Substance Abuse & Mental Health; Human Trafficking; Trauma Informed Care; and many more.


Benefits: In addition to being part of a higher purpose while working in a challenging yet rewarding environment, eligible Catholic Charities employees receive a generous benefits package, including:


  • Extensive Paid Time Off including 15 Paid Holidays annually (4 weeks accrual for new employees - increasing yearly) promoting work life balance.

  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency contribution of 4% & match up to 2% of annual compensation.

  • Choice of 3 PPO Medical Plans (90% of employee's and 75% of dependent’s premiums is paid by Agency), Dental, & Vision starting the 1st day of the month following start date.

  • May be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through Federal Student Loans and many more benefits.


ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?  If you are ready to make answer the call and make a difference, please submit your application online at  We look forward to meeting you!

We conduct background checks as part of our hiring process.

Drug-Free Workplace.

We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. Consistent with applicable laws, Catholic Charities makes all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship without regard to race, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship, the presence of any physical or mental disability of someone otherwise qualified, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects application procedures, hiring, advancement, transfers, reductions in force, discharge, compensation, training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.