Program Associate




P.O. Box 29034
United States


Franciscan Mission Service

DC Service Corps Program – Programs Associate Position

About Franciscan Mission Service:

Franciscan Mission Service (FMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides Catholic laity the opportunity to serve in solidarity with economically marginalized communities around the world. FMS trains, sends, and supports lay Catholics to serve others in a way that is respectful of cultural and religious differences. 

About the DC Service Corps Program:

The DC Service Corps (DCSC) Program offers young-adult Catholics opportunities to learn about nonprofits, deepen one’s commitment to service, grow in faith, and live out the Franciscan values on a daily basis. In the spirit of Saints Francis and St. Clare, volunteers serve for a year in various ministries, sharing Christ’s love and cultivating relationships of peace and justice.

This transformative experience is enriched by an intentional Christian community, in which volunteers focus on simple living, prayer, reflection, and living the Gospel mission of “service and action for a more just and humane world.” DCSC also provides its volunteers servant-leadership training, professional development, mentoring, faith formation, and educational seminars rooted in Catholic Social Teaching.

Key Program Benefits:

·      Experience serving with a mission-focused nonprofit serving those living on the margins

·      A fully-furnished bedroom, $350 monthly stipend and health insurance

·      An in-depth orientation and two retreats throughout the term of service

·      Spiritual direction and opportunities to deepen one’s faith

Community Life:

All DC Service Corps volunteers live together in an intentional community at Casa San Salvador, a house located in NE part of Washington, DC. The house is walking distance from the Brookland-CUA metro and bus station, which allows easy access to explore different parts of DC. The community consists of other young-adult Catholics serving in DC, and the community focuses on living out the Franciscan values of simplicity, fraternity, prayer, compassion for those living in poverty and care of creation. As a community, volunteers regularly gather together for prayer, reflection, meals and fellowship.

Hospitality Provisions:

As a house of hospitality, Casa San Salvador provides volunteers with the opportunity to live with (and offer hospitality to) guests from around the world, including visiting priests and sisters as well as secular Franciscans and the FMS overseas lay missioners (during their formation and re-entry periods).

Required Qualifications: 

·      Must be 21-35 years old and have a desire to develop servant leadership skills

·      Have a demonstrated commitment to service, social justice, and one’s own faith development

·      Open to learning about Franciscan spirituality and committed to living in intentional community.

Franciscan Mission Service

DC Service Corps Program – Programs Associate Position


The Programs Associate serves for 35 hours per week at the Franciscan Mission Service’s headquarters, assisting with projects essential to furthering the organization’s mission. The Programs Associate will gain professional skills in communications, operations, development and program administration— all of which are vital to the functioning of a nonprofit organization.

Position Responsibilities:

Assist with the many administrative aspects of the lay mission program such as: recruitment, discernment days, formation courses, and international lay mission support. Duties include, but are not limited to, organizing speakers and sessions, attending recruitment events, researching and contacting partners for recruitment, behind-the-scenes event support, short-term mission trip logistics and other administrative support.

Preferred Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in theology, religion, non-profit management, organizational development or other related field

·      Experience with planning events, retreats or programs

·      Highly detail-oriented and organized

·      Excellent computer skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Office

·      Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at once

·      Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies

·      Eagerness to participate in the organization’s hospitality ministry through welcoming and hosting guests at the Casa San Salvador hospitality house

Application Details:

· Submit an application by visiting the following webpage:

· Or by emailing for more information

· Accepting applications until August 10, 2018 or until the position is filled

· Young-adult Catholics with a heart for service are encouraged to apply, even if they may not meet every qualification listed above



  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply

Please follow the application instructions online and/or submit a resume and cover letter.