Job Opportunities With Priests for Life
Priests for Life is expanding to a larger headquarters, which will be
located in a building we own in Titusville, FL! We are therefore hiring for
positions in that
Florida location, for work to begin in the summer.
At Priests for Life, we believe that because the defense of life is the
most important work on earth, it should be carried out with the highest
professionalism and dedication. We are therefore always looking for men and
women who want to combine their professional skills with the deep
satisfaction of saving lives and advancing the Culture of Life.
Standard requirements for all positions
1. Applicants must be highly organized and efficient, have good “people
skills,” have a high-energy level, and be detail-oriented. Our office is a
high-paced work environment that demands the ability to juggle multiple
tasks and to meet critical deadlines.
2. Applicants must be very familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and
3. Those who apply should email resumes to
and should include three references and three letters of recommendation.
4. Please indicate the job you are applying for.
Current Job Opportunities
Social Media Manager and Video Editor
Note: This individual would work
remotely until the late Spring/early Summer of 2017 and then would begin
working in our new Titusville, FL headquarters.
Priests for Life is looking for a highly
motivated and creative individual with experience and a passion for
connecting with people on social media, and activating them to become
involved in the pro-life movement, support our work, and utilize our
An essential component is communicating the
ministry’s brand in a positive, authentic way what will attract today’s
social media audience.
This individual is instrumental in managing the
company’s content-related assets.
Creation and publish relevant, original,
Follow a regular publishing schedule.
Implement a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan
specific, timely marketing campaigns.
Promote content through social advertising.
Deliberate planning and goal setting
Development of brand awareness and online reputation
SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
Cultivation of leads and sales
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Flickr, Tumblr,
Google+, SoundCloud and other platforms
We are at the forefront of how pro-life groups
utilize social media, and we are present on multiple social media platforms,
as can be seen at our special website
This position also involves some video editing,
at a very basic level:
o Lower thirds
o Audio/video cleaning up
System Administrator (SA) is
responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration,
operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and all related
infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and
development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This
individual ensures that system hardware, operating systems, software systems
are operational and updated.
This individual will lead
project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases
using PFL's Project Management Methodology. These activities include the
definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research and
development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design;
and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the
responsibilities will include but is not limited to the following:
Engineering of SA-related
solutions for various project and operational needs.
Install new / rebuild
existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings,
directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and
In working with the National
Director and the COO, develop and maintain installation and configuration
Contribute to and maintain
Research and recommend
innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system
Perform daily system
monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server
resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs,
and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
Perform regular security
monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
Perform daily backup
operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are
successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are
created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
Perform regular file
archival as necessary and within the parameters of the PFL procedures.
Create, change, and delete user accounts.
Provide Tier III/other
support per request from various staff members. Investigate and troubleshoot
Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and
communicate with impacted parties.
Apply OS patches and
upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
Configure / add new services as necessary.
Upgrade and configure system
Perform ongoing performance
tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure
CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
Maintain server room’s
environmental and monitoring equipment.
Bachelor (4-year) degree,
with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science.
Administration/System Engineer certification.
Four years system
Candidate must be able to
deal with a variety of problems and, when procedure requires, to decide
which answer is best.
Individual must be able to
interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology
or concepts not familiar to many people.
Provide technical guidance
to members of Administration.
require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced
Executive Assistant (General)
A minimum of two years experience as an
executive assistant required. Excellent communication skills a must.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 2013/2016.Salary commensurate with
Tasks include but are not
limited to the following:
• Day to day scheduling of
appointments and management of meetings for our executives
• Interaction with
pro-life, government, and Church leaders regarding joint projects
• Reading through and
providing synopsis of various documents for Priests for Life executives
• Writing drafts of
responses to such communication and making recommendations
proofreading, scanning and faxing
• Research assignments
• Assist in the
preparation for meetings, retreats, trips and conferences
• Run various errands
• Manage incoming and
outgoing phone calls, letters, and emails
Public Outreach Associate
Our public outreach
associates respond to inquiries from the public about Priests for Life
regarding various aspects of abortion, the pro-life movement, Priests for
Life, and issues raised by us and our guests on our many radio, television
and internet broadcasts.
They also initiate
communications with the public, as instructed, to foster participation in
various projects and activities of Priests for Life and the wider pro-life
The individual in this
position must have a 4-year college degree and must be proficient in
Microsoft Office 2013/16. Candidate must be organized and be able to handle
pressure in a high paced environment. He or she must be a good writer, be
knowledgeable of pro-life movement, the Church and must have a professional
and pleasant phone presence.
Proficiency in reading and
writing in Spanish is also needed.
All correspondence, i.e.
emails, snail mails, social media messages, and phone calls must be answered
within one business day of being received. These procedures are all outlined
in detail according to the Priests for Life’s correspondence/public outreach
procedure which insures the consistency of the messages from our ministry to
Speakers Bureau Associate
The Pastoral Team of Priests for Life is
committed to a constant schedule of meetings and speaking engagements
nationally and internationally. Our team of speakers average about two trips
per week. Our Speakers Bureau Associate must manage these trips according to
the very detailed Priests for Life Travel procedure. Below are the
requirements for the position:
• Candidate must have a 4 year college degree
• Candidate must be organized and be able to
function in a busy and fast paced environment; must be detail-oriented and
at the same time have a good phone presence, interacting with the public.
• Proficiency in Microsoft 2013 or 2016
Office Suite a must
• Keep track of incoming invitations
utilizing a Microsoft Access database
• Strategize with travelers and management
regarding the best use of opportunities presented by the invitations
• Handle all communication between Priests
for Life and the inviting groups
• Prepare detailed itineraries for the
traveler according to the travel procedure.
• Review upcoming trips and invitations via
weekly meetings with the traveler
• Work to maximize the impact of trips by
looking for opportunities for media outreach and other forms of publicity
and interaction with leaders and the public
• Arrange for various communications between
travelers, administration, and inviting groups.
• Communicate with our travel agency
regarding the booking of flights, hotels, and transportation.
Our receptionist is the voice and face of Priests for Life to the public who
visit our office or call on the phone. Hence we are looking for someone with
a lot of people skills and, at the same time, an attentiveness to detail and
the ability to discern the proper level of importance of various
communications that come to the central office.
• Welcomes visitors by greeting them, in
person or on the telephone.
• Connects visitors and vendors with the
• Keeps track of the whereabouts of staff and
connects them with Administration who may want to speak with them.
• Assists in building security by following
procedures; checks security monitors before letting guests in; updates
• Receives and properly handles/re-routes
a) Phone calls and voicemail messages
b) Emails from various company accounts
d) Comments filled out in various online forms
• Sends faxes, prepares letters and emails as
• Carries out certain data entry tasks,
collating, typing, or other administrative tasks as directed.
• Assist in the physical preparation of
various mailings as directed.
• Maintains telecommunication system by
following Priests for Life detailed procedure with respect to phone and PBX
• Windows 7/10
Computer Help Desk
Our Help Desk technicians assist our staff both in the main office and
remotely in our satellite offices with day to day hardware and software
issues that may arise. This individual needs to have knowledge of a wide
range of hardware, software and operating systems, be proficient at
troubleshooting, and have the skills to work with and explain computer
issues to staff of widely varying degrees of computer knowledge.
• Provide tier one technical assistance and
support for incoming queries and issues related to computer systems,
software, and hardware.
• Respond to users either in person or over
• Assist in writing training manuals.
• Train users in latest OS, software,
• Execute daily, weekly and monthly
maintenance of computer systems.
• Respond to all helpdesk trouble tickets
from users seeking help.
• Ask questions to determine the nature of
• Walk users through problem-solving process.
• Install, modify, and repair computer
hardware and software.
• Clean up computers.
• Run diagnostic programs to resolve
• Troubleshoot technical problems with Local
Area Networks (LAN), and other systems.
• Install computer peripherals for users.
• Follow up with users to ensure issue has
• Work closely with the System Administrator
At Priests for Life, we put a very high
priority on building, utilizing and maintaining the best systems for
managing the large volume of data that comes to us each day. We currently
utilize primarily SQL Server and MS Access. We need the expert help of
someone familiar with the functioning and design of these systems, and
flexible enough to follow the guidance of the Administration in terms of our
database needs and direction of development. Our database systems have all
been built in-house and are highly customized to meet the specific needs of
Priests for Life. Along, therefore, with knowing how these systems work, the
Database Administrator needs to become very familiar with the specific ways
in which Priests for Life utilizes, analyzes, and shares our data and needs
to be ready to work within those parameters.
configure new SQL Servers
database servers are backed up in a way that meets the Priests for
Life’s (PFL) Recovery Point Objectives (RPO)
to ensure it meets PFL’s Recovery Time Objectives (RTO)
SQL Server service outages as they occur, including after-hours and
SQL Server monitoring utilities to minimize false alarms
systems are brought in-house, choose whether to use clustering, log
shipping, mirroring, Windows Azure, or other technologies
performance issues arise, determine the most effective way to increase
performance including hardware purchases, server configuration changes,
or index/query changes
company’s database environment
new database code meets PFL’s standards for readability, reliability,
give developers a list of the top 10 most resource-intensive queries on
the server and suggest ways to improve performance on each
indexes for existing applications, choosing when to add or remove
complain about the performance of a particular query, help improve the
performance of that query by tweaking it or modifying indexes
Server training sessions for application developer(s)
developer(s) on the most efficient database designs (tables, datatypes,
stored procedures, functions, etc)
Requirements and Experiences should
improving MS Access and MS SQL Server T-SQL queries for at least three
years. You may have technically had “C# Developer” or “Java Developer”
on your job title, but you were known amongst the office as the go-to
person for Access and T-SQL questions.
troubleshooting experience with at least three years production Access/
SQL Server. You don’t have to be the only DBA or have DBA in your job
description, but you should have been the one person that the company
would call if Access and/or SQL Server service stopped working.
Profiler traces and other tools to find the most frequently run queries
party applications/tools like sp_BlitzIndex® and DMV queries to answer
questions about index usage
queries to improve performance
2013/16, MS SQL Server 2008/12/16
Priests for Life relies on the daily donations
of people around the nation to support our life-saving work. The team who
enter those daily gifts consists of fast paced, high energy individuals who
handle a multi million non profit organization. These individuals must be
very detail-oriented and accurate, and comfortable entering data and
handling money for most of the day. At the same time, these individuals must
have high people skills, patience and kindness on the phone, and the ability
to explain to donors the answers to their questions and concerns in a way
that will motivate them to continue giving and even to increase their
with MS Access and entering donations
experience a plus
MS Outlook including creating Outlook calendars
using customized MS Access DB
monthly donations including calling monthly donors, credit declines,
closely with the Finance Department
etiquette a must
with Mail merge documents
requests and inquiries regarding Wills and Bequests, according to the
opportunities Priests for Life offers donors to support us in this way
Must be able
to drive to the bank and post office to pick up and drop off daily