Page updated as program, development, and communications associate openings in our Nonprofit Servant Leadership program become available. All positions are 13-months long and work in our Washington, DC office.


We are currently seeking faith-filled young adults to immediately  fill the following in our Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program:

Communications Associate - graphic designer

Are you a wizard with Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign? Got an eye for photography or a flair for video editing? Have a gift for connecting over social media? Apply for the graphic designer position.

Come create print and digital marketing/fundraising materials for a Catholic nonprofit addressing issues of poverty in DC and around the world. Fill your portfolio, get solid references, learn about nonprofits, and grow in your Catholic faith as one of Franciscan Mission Service’s communications associates. We are looking for a creative, detailed, organized self-starters who can tell compelling stories in a variety of mediums.

Position Responsibilities

  • Design or create graphics for print and online materials including brochures, invitations, e-newsletters, posters, banners, t-shirts, and more
  • Manage and contribute to social media and online presence, including the website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube videos, Linkedn, Pinterest, other
  • Assist with the ongoing development and implementation of the FMS communications and development plans
  • Regular office duties
  • Support our event planning/execution
  • Participation in staff meetings and events
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in advertising, graphic design, marketing, or other related field
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Highly creative
  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong photography and videography skills
  • Excellent computer skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Able to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects at once
  • Knowledge of and interest in social media
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse constituencies
  • Bonus: Skills in web design and audio editing
Program Associate

If you’ve enjoy’ve enjoyed coordinating retreats or facilitating faith formation programs, this may be the position for you. Come contribute to the training of lay people for long-term overseas service and help coordinate the Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips to Bolivia and Washington, DC.

Starts in January 2015.

Position Responsibilities

We are looking for an individual who takes initiative, is creative, and highly organized to help with our ongoing administrative tasks.

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.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in theology, religion, non-profit management, organizational development or other related field
  • Experience with program organization and facilitation
  • 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


Nonprofit Servant Leadership Program Requirements

  • Between the ages of 21 and 35
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and social justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to one’s own faith/spiritual development and openness to learning about the Franciscan charism
  • A desire to engage in the FMS community beyond the workday, particularly as it relates to living in the FMS intentional community/house of hospitality (includes weekly meals and prayer)


  • a monthly stipend
  • housing in an intentional young adult community
  • insurance
  • a retreat
  • spiritual direction and formation
  • professional development and mentorship
  • weekly hands-on volunteering opportunity
  • no commuting cost



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Q: When is the application deadline?

A: There is no set application deadline. As a spot in the program becomes vacant, the position is posted here and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the spot is filled.

Q: What is the start date?

A: Please see each position’s description for specific start date. There is no calendar or schedule for when positions begin. Rather, as an associate approaches the end of their 13 months of service, the position is posted and we begin to consider candidates for the opening. The position stays open until the ideal candidate is found.

Q: What are the steps in the application process?

A: After acceptance of your written application, we will ask for one pastoral reference and three professional references. The pastoral reference could be from from a pastor, campus minister, spiritual director – someone who has journeyed with you in your faith life. While the professional references could include professors, we would like at least one to be from someone who supervised you, even if it was for an internship or summer job.

We will also schedule a phone or Skype interview. If you are in the DC area, we might ask you to come to the office for this part.