The Archdiocese of St. Louis invests in its employees and provides an environment with a focus on work/life balance and encourages its employees to be good stewards of the Church. We are a non-profit organization that encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000.
We are currently seeking a full-time Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry. This role works in collaboration with the Hispanic Pastoral Leaders Group (HPLG). This role coordinates promotes and supports the priorities and goals of the Office of Hispanic Ministry, and the pastoral priorities of the Archdiocese.
The Coordinator’s major areas of responsibilities include coordinating faith formation programs; assisting in the research, development, and implementation of evangelization resources and training; and providing administrative support to the office and its affiliated ethnic minsters (e.g., Filipino, Brazilian communities). The Coordinator provides regular outreach to our parishes with Hispanic ministry and maintains our contact data updated and our communication current and consistent. The position requires excellent oral and written skills in both the Spanish and English language, as well as strong skills in technology and social media. The position requires an ability to work evening and weekend hours.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordination of Faith Formation, Pastoral Leadership and Evangelization Programs (40%):
•Develop and maintain timely and effective systems of communications with our Hispanic parish leadership.
•Implement and evaluate all aspects of our faith formation, pastoral leadership, and evangelization programs.
•Provide proactive support to archdiocesan offices and other ecclesial, civic and academic collaborators working with our faith formation and educational programs.
•Attend pastoral parish programs, as needed, to provide direct organizational support.
•Maintain current information and records on all office programs.
•Assist in the development of marketing and promotional materials and serve as Spanish editor for Spanish pastoral publications.
•Provide on-line resources to enhance and complement all aspects of our programs.
•Assist in the development of assessment and evaluation tools for all faith formation and educational programs.
Development of Evangelization In-person and online/virtual Resources and Training (30%):
•Provide in-person and virtual resources that can assist parishes and the Archdiocese in their respective evangelization efforts (e.g. Spanish retreats, Hispanic popular religious practices, parish-based bible-study groups, etc.).
•Provide resources and methods to help intercultural parishes come together for liturgical celebrations.
•Provide faith formation resources for family ministry, Pastoral Juvenil (youth and young adult ministry), and Hispanic vocations.
•Provide resources for Hispanic pastoral leadership formation.
•Work collaboratively with other archdiocesan agencies to provide pastoral resources that can assist the Catholic community to integrate into the life and services of this local church.
•Provide pastoral resources to assist parish leadership and community in their implementation of our Catholic teaching and ministry to immigrant and refugee communities.
•Work collaboratively with Catholic Charities offices to connect the Hispanic community to our social services.
•Work with the Office of Communications to develop Spanish resources that connect to the Hispanic community.
Support Services of the Office of Hispanic Ministry and Affiliated Ethnic Communities (30%)
•Work collaboratively with our office volunteers and provide direct support.
•Provide direct support to our ethnic ministries, e.g. Filipino, Brazilian communities.
•Provide outreach and support to our parishes on issues related to Hispanic ministry and the Hispanic community.
•Serve as a direct contact for the office of Hispanic ministry.
•Answer phone calls/emails to provide support, references, and resources for persons needing assistance with our Hispanic programs and initiatives.
•Maintain database and records for the office (e.g. contact information of collaborators and program participants, etc.)
•Represent the office in parish and deanery meetings.
•Represent the office at academic, civic, and other ecclesial events.
•Represent the office in regional and national Hispanic conferences and meetings.
•Volunteer as a speaker for the Annual Catholic Appeal and provide ongoing support to ACA initiatives.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
•Practicing Catholic with a commitment to Hispanic values, and an understanding of the pastoral needs and gifts of the Hispanic Catholic community.
•Commitment to the pastoral dimensions of Catholic theology, and Hispanic popular religiosity, spirituality, and culture.
•Experience in pastoral ministry and project management.
•Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks successfully.
•Bilingual: Excellent Spanish/English language proficiency.
•Strong technical/computer and social media skills.
•Bachelor’s degree and/or strong work experience in Hispanic ministry or related fields.
Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job
•Attitude of service and welcome.
•Commitment to excellent stewardship practices.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Excellent ability to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
•Ability to collaborate with and support co-workers on a daily basis.
•Ability to network locally and nationally as needs arise.
Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Human Resources at [email protected]