Diocese of Tucson
Job Title: Director, Office of Child, Adolescent, and Adult Protection (OCAAP) Exemption Status: Exempt
Department/Location: Diocese of Tucson Pastoral Center / Tucson, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Bishop and the Sexual Misconduct Review Board of the Diocese of Tucson and the administrative direction of the Moderator of the Curia or the Human Resources Director, the OCAAP Director is responsible for ensuring compliance by the Diocese of Tucson and its affiliated organizations, and their employees and volunteers with every aspect of the Guidelines for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Misconduct (hereafter, Guidelines). The Director is also responsible for developing, coordinating, facilitating, managing, organizing, and implementing the necessary controls and measurements for an effective safe environment compliance-monitoring program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform as both a spiritual and administrative leader in support of the Church and the diocese in their spiritual and pastoral mission.
- Shall abide by Catholic principles in the Director’s professional and private life and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures.
- Manage in a professional manner, all cases and activities of OCAAP as required; ensure investigations are properly conducted as necessary, and generate periodic reports as required.
- Ensure adherence to budget in accordance with fiscal requirements; manage personnel assigned in accordance with current personnel guidelines and procedures.
- Show initiative in fulfilling responsibilities; especially by proactively monitoring compliance by parishes, schools, and other entities affiliated with the Diocese with all applicable Safe Environment related policies, practices, and procedures.
- Be proactive and take the initiative in identifying unacceptable risks to the well-being of children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults.
- Manage OCAAP personnel and the department budget in accordance with applicable laws, personnel policies, and fiscal practices and procedures.
- Manage all situations (cases) coming to the attention of the Diocese; respond effectively and immediately to any allegation of child abuse or sexual misconduct in conformity with civil law and the Guidelines.
- Exercise balanced and prudent judgment, empathy, sensitivity and patience in the application and interpretation of all elements and mandates of the Guidelines.
- Foster communication and work collaboratively with the Sexual Misconduct Review Board, all diocesan personnel, and other individuals and entities that become involved with or that are related to the work of OCAAP; generate reports as required.
- Ensure proper records are documented and archived for all cases coming to the attention of OCAAP.
- Create and provide training to administration, employees and volunteers at Parishes, Schools and Catholic entities within the Diocese of Tucson.
- Collaborate with the Chancellor and the Director of Human Resources as requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Bishop, or the Moderator of the Curia.
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal office environment
Required Activities: Walking, sitting standing, stooping, reaching, talking, handling, hearing, carrying, and keyboarding
- A working knowledge of, and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Catholic Church; must also be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church
- Excellent communications skills including written, verbal, public speaking, and presentation skills.
- Excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player.
- Be able to travel and be available for evening and weekend work as necessary; have reliable transportation.
- Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Proficiency in the use of computer technology including word processing and the use of excel and related technology; ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Flexibility in assessing needs and strategies and adapt appropriately in a ministerial environment.
- The ability to successfully complete a criminal history and background check.
- Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance.
Education and Experience:
- Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business or Public Administration, similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of five years’ experience in a high-activity environment and demonstrated success as a manager.
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
- A Master’s degree in a related field.
- Prior law enforcement experience or experience in personnel investigations in Human Resources or a similar environment.