Social Media Outreach Program Specialist - Men's Ministry

Ministries Arlington, Virginia


Position at Catholic Diocese of Arlington


The Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life serves the Bishop and pastors on issues related to marriage and family life and the dignity of the human person.  The Office operates Gabriel Project and Project Rachel, ministries to pregnant women and post-abortive women and men, respectively.  In addition, the Office assists the Virginia Catholic Conference in efforts to educate legislators and voters and advocates on issues in support of families and human life.

The Program Specialist is responsible for developing and sustaining men’s ministry, all social media platforms with a mission of drawing all the faithful closer to Jesus Christ and to the sacraments of the Catholic Church. 





  • Design and implement a social media campaign that presents marriage, family and respect life in a positive light by   
    • Using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), email, phone and face to face meetings.
    • Monitoring and updating pertinent web sites to ensure that data is current, attractive, and user-friendly.
    • Tracking, analyzing, and reporting on statistical trends.


  • Assist with the expanding the visibility and outreach of all Marriage, Family and Respect Life programs by
  • Creating the Marriage, Family, and Respect Life newsletters that reach men, women, those suffering after abortion and those in need of pregnancy assistance. 
  • Assisting Gabriel Project by answering telephones and email inquiries and helping to assess the needs of those individuals.


  • Oversee and strengthen the Men’s Ministry, including but not limited to, establishing strong relationships with parish leaders, working with the Executive Director to organize and plan the annual men’s conference, and creating the quarterly newsletter. 


  • Assist with additional programs, events, and initiatives sponsored by the Office such as the Marriage Jubilee Mass, conferences, days of recollections, 2minutes2virtue, 40days40ways, etc.




  • Direction Provided
    • Provide direction and articulate the mission of the work unit as defined by the Executive Director
    • Devise and communicate a strategy to achieve the mission
    • Plan the overall objectives of the work units


  • Supervision Received
    • Exercises significant discretion under the general direction of the Executive Director


  • Management
    • Positions supervised: None


  • Budgets and Financials
    • Manages the men’s conference and social media budgets



  • Physical Demands/Working Environment
    • While performing the duties of this job, required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weight of 10 – 50 pounds
    • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read
    • Frequently required to sit, hear, talk and use repetitive motion of the hands/wrists
    • Work performed in and out of the office setting
    • Able to hold a valid driver’s license and to operate a vehicle
    • May be required to travel to parishes throughout the diocese
    • Occasional evening and/or weekend work is required
    • Work performed in an individual, well-lighted office.  The noise level is usually low.  The space is wheel chair-accessible




Knowledge/Skills:  Proficiency in digital and social media.  Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.  Organized and detailed oriented.  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programsMust be a practicing Catholic with creativity and a passion for furthering the mission of the Catholic Church.  Proficiency in Spanish preferred.


Education Required:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree and work experience.


Years and Types of Experience:  Three to five years related experience.