Essential Job Functions (Duties)
Job Philosophy: As a Pastoral Staff member the person in this position is in an important role of leadership and catechesis. Actions, attitudes, and words must be guided by the Mission Statements of the parishes in the STME Cluster.
The underlying approach to serving the needs of staff, volunteers, participants in programs and ministries, and visitors should always be guided by the desire to reflect Christ’s love and model servant leadership.
Ministry of Stewardship
- Serve as staff liaison to the Stewardship Committee at each parish.
- Plan and execute the annual November stewardship weekend of renewal for time, talent, and treasure within the annual focus on the Committed to Christ Plan for Intentional Discipleship. This is to be coordinated with the pastor, staff, and committee chairpersons. Including things like witness talks, videos, preparation of forms and materials, etc.
- Coordinate and develop stewardship education/formation, including overseeing and updating all stewardship material. Include STME CFO and Finance Councils in developing stewardship materials.
- Oversee follow-up activities after Stewardship Weekend. Work with office staff to record and share timely communication to appropriate ministry coordinators. Second mailing to those who didn’t pledge if needed.
- Direct welcoming of new parishioners with registration, follow up procedures, and other possible activities such as hosting regular welcoming brunches or community connection events.
- Coordinate and indirectly influence both STME School development programs.
- Develop and coordinate parish communications to parishioners regarding planned giving.
- Provide ongoing education and formation to the parish at large within the context of C2C, encouraging an understanding of stewardship as a way of life.
- Prepare reports on all phases of stewardship to pastor, Stewardship Committees, Pastoral and Finance Councils and staff.
- With the business office, monitor and implement the parish policy on fund raisers with an eye to eliminating those that are not useful or necessary and to diminish the establishment of new ones.
- Serve as the brand steward for the STME Cluster and its mission and ministries, ensuring that all outgoing communication has a consistent voice and demonstrates judicious use of our communication channels;
- Collaborate with parish leaders to develop communications strategies that will broaden the reach of parish messages and assure “end-user friendly” approaches to our communication efforts;
- Develop and refine parish-wide “core” messages to ensure organizational consistency with the C2C Ministry Plan;
- Collaborate with parish leaders to develop, implement, and evaluate an annual master communications plan to guide large-scale parish communications;
- Recruit and manage a communications team to support the development and execution of the communications strategy;
- Provide oversight for all key communications channels (including but not limited to: bulletin, website, social media, newsletters, direct mail, newcomer welcome packets, broadcast email, robocalls, narthex pamphlet racks, bulletin boards, and flat screen monitors;) and facilitate the timely and effective use of these tools.
- Oversee timely data entry and maintenance in the parish database using a program that meets the needs of the STME Cluster;
- Mentor and lead the team member responsible for the parish website administration and coordination;
- Coordinate documentation of various parish activities in photo/video;
- Oversee day to day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development;
- Identify challenges and emerging issues in communication faced by the organization.
- Work with parish leaders and committees to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them;
- Implement staff instructional workshops focused on communications strategies, tools and technology;
- Track and measure the level of engagement produced by various communications over time;
Other Job Functions
- Attend Pastoral Staff and Business/Stewardship Staff meetings; coordinate and chair as directed;
- Attend Common Leadership Night and meet with Stewardship Committee, and participate in Finance Council meetings;
- Create annual department budget and monitor it;
- Meet regularly with heads of ministries to determine vision, implementation, and effectiveness of those ministries.
- All other duties as assigned
License or Certificate Required:
Must have completed Safeguarding All God’s Family training
Minimum Level of Education/Qualifications/Training Required
A practicing Roman Catholic, in good standing;
At least a Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Preference for Religious Studies, Communications, Journalism, Writing, or related field;
Experience in a parish or non-profit setting preferred, with focus on Development and/or Mission;
Possess strong interpersonal communication (verbal and written) skills;
Ability to organize and oversee multiple ministries and develop, direct and empower volunteers who serve in those ministries;
Proficient in using Google Cloud, Microsoft Office, database management, social media tools and website content management;
Self-starter, sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, able to work independently, deadline oriented, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
Ability to work hours required by the position;
Ability to apply commonsense when carrying out instructions furnished in written or oral form, anticipating next step of the process or project;
Ability to positively and efficiently change priorities, as needed, and complete tasks within reasonable timeframes;
Able to multi-task efficiently and accurately;
Consistently maintain acceptable performance standards;
Candidate should be willing to participate in workshops and other continuing educational and spiritual formation opportunities.