Mission Associate

Dismas Ministry

Dismas Ministry is a national, Catholic nonprofit that provides pastoral outreach – free bibles, prayer books, rosaries, and faith, prayer, bible, social teaching study courses – to Catholic prisoners, as well as to those of other faiths who request spiritual support. The mission also includes support to chaplains (Catholic and non-Catholic), regional Catholic prison ministries, families of incarcerated, and the general Catholic community.


Position Details

Mission Associate
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Serve as a team player in the Dismas Ministry business operations to help support the mission. The Mission Associate will implement the administrative and programmatic aspects of our publications and mailing ministry. Working under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Mission Associate will manage all incoming requests for materials, maintain data records for all individuals in our network(s), and oversee the packaging and mailing of these parcels on a weekly basis. The ideal candidate will be personable and responsible with the ability to grasp the ministry’s mission within the overall mission of the Catholic Church. This individual will help build relationships, foster a sense of team, and promote the mission and values of Dismas Ministry.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Process and open daily mail received from our constituents across the United States 
  • Regularly add new or update existing records in all databases
  • Prepare packages of materials requested by inmates, and the chaplains and volunteers who minister to them; oversee other volunteers in this area
  • Maintain and update the inventory management system
  • Help develop a “green” system of filing and record keeping
  • Perform light office duties, as needed

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized; can work independently
  • Experience with database management and excellent computer skills
  • Interest in implementing best practices in the areas of project and data management
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to adjust to fast-changing priorities in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and social justice

Part-time, 15 - 20 hours/per week

Paid bi-weekly without benefits; hourly wage 

Flexible scheduling: hours to be determined at time of job offer

Location: Milwaukee, WI (Cardinal Stritch University campus)

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