For over 40 years, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps has worked to build a more just and hopeful world by placing young leaders in vital service with poor and marginalized communities. This is no small task. Each year, we recruit and support over 200 volunteers, coordinate with over 150 partner agencies, and provide meaningful engagement to over 10,000 alumni and donors.
We rely on passionate and creative professionals to further this mission. Many of our employees are former Jesuit Volunteers, while others are drawn to us as a justice organization at the front lines of social change. Our team is mostly distributed across a couple of states, but we also have some full-time employees who work out of one of our offices in Baltimore or Detroit. A handful of staff are part-time volunteer support staff and they live and work in cities where we place volunteers.
We pray together twice a week and gather monthly to discuss our individual and departmental Anti-racism goals.
As an organization committed to advancing racial equity and inclusion, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps encourages applications from candidates of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, languages, and physical abilities.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is committed to the ongoing work of becoming an anti-racist organization and, through that, dismantling the systems, structures and policies that perpetuate racism and anti-Blackness. The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible for guiding JVC to embed values, principles, policies and practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the organization with staff, Jesuit Volunteers (JVs), former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs), agency partners and the broader JVC community.
We value a highly collaborative, dynamic workplace. We ask for the big ideas and work together to make them a reality. We tackle challenges as a team and value feedback that helps us grow. And we constantly reevaluate and assess our work, ensuring we are doing the best we can to further our mission.
We value a diverse staff that benefits from true work-life balance. We encourage applications from candidates of all ages, races, ethnicities, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and physical abilities. And we offer competitive wages and generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, vision, dental, and prescription drug coverage, and employer matching on our 403 (b) retirement plan for all full-time staff.
-Comprehensive medical/Rx, dental, and vision coverage
-Life, AD&D, and LTD insurance
403(b) contribution plan with up to 4 percent matching
-Between 20 and 25 days of PTO (combined vacation, sickness, and personal leave)
-10 common holidays per year
Up to 12 weeks of personal leave to care for a child/children after birth or adoption placement, to care for an employee's spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent with a serious health condition, or for the employee's own serious condition
These are the basic principles that inspire our work each day, the goals toward which we strive, and the way we ground ourselves in the mission we serve.
JVC staff shares a commitment to the organization's mission
We live out the same mission-centered culture everywhere. We work: in each office, on the road, in the world. We believe that God is active in our day. We understand our work as service and formation. We pray together.
JVC staff are guided by the organization's four values in our decisions and interactions
We engage in the learning and practice of Ignatian spirituality. We respect each other as a community of colleagues. We steward our resources. We strive for right relationships. We endeavor to create a balance of work and personal life that allows for the living out of these values away from work. We promote awareness and understanding of all forms of social injustice throughout our organization.
JVC staff take responsibility for the ownership of JVC
We are ambassadors for JVC in all places and times. We have a confidence and trust in each other. We believe in each other’s ability to meet high expectations. We celebrate accomplishments. We embrace a spirit of cura personalis. We create a safe workplace. We embrace and rejoice in differences.
JVC staff are leaders who are ready to respond to emerging opportunities
We make decisions after thoughtful discernment. We embrace change. We eliminate barriers to fulfilling our mission. We maximize our capacity by finding creative solutions. We create and provide tools for efficient work. We learn from our mistakes and renew our efforts.
JVC staff bring a spirit of generosity to our work and interactions
We are passionate. We seek the magis. We work in a spirit of collaboration. We are privileged to accompany Jesuit Volunteers and our many partners. We are flexible. We value creativity and fun.
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