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Executive Director of Evangelization and Parish Support

Organization: Archdiocese of St. Louis
Full Time

Position Summary


In responding to the call of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, who calls us, “to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization,” this role will be instrumental in the Church’s Missionary transformation, ecclesial renewal and addressing the social and formational needs within the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

In alignment with the Archbishop’s vision, the Executive Director is charged with ensuring that the missionary-disciple impulse and teachings of the Catholic Church are integrated throughout of Catholic life and ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Executive Director will also help to create and implement missionary-discipleship culture within Archdiocesan agencies, and assist pastors and lay leaders on the parish level.


Essential Functions:


1.) Serve as a member of Archbishop’s Ministry Team of Advisors with accountability for the strategy, prioritization and promotion of cross-functional evangelization initiatives within the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

2.) Supervise programs for pastors and catechetical leaders of the parishes to develop and implement the Archdiocesan vision for missionary discipleship and faith formation for lay leaders including their human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral needs as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

3.) Works with ministry directors to prepare budgets for each ministry and is responsible for ongoing monetary accountability/supervision.

4.) Collaborates with ministry leaders to set measurable goals for ministry activities and create meaningful reports of outcomes to be regularly communicated to the Archbishop and MTA.

5.) Provides assistance to parishes in selecting and hiring personnel.

6.) Additional related responsibilities may be assigned to this position.


Position Requirements:


1.) Be a practicing Catholic and possess a thorough knowledge of the Catholic Church, its structures and systems.

2.) A Master’s Degree in Theology, Education, Pastoral Ministry or related field.

3.) A minimum of 10 years of experience in directing and managing pastoral ministry required, including knowledge of best practices in evangelization, catechesis, and organizational leadership. Familiarity with principles and dimensions of adult faith formation, catechist formation, young adult ministry, youth ministry, family life.

4.) Demonstrated experience in leadership and management of a large staff, including fiscal responsibility.

5.) Excellent familiarity with applicable Church documents concerning evangelization including but not limited to Evangelii Nuntiandi, Evangelii Gaudium, Go and Make Disciples Of All Nations, Disciples Called to Witness, and Living as Missionary Disciples.

6.) Ability to work in collaboration with other Archdiocesan offices to communicate and implement archdiocesan vision, guidelines and policies with parish leaders.

7.) Experience in marketing, strategic planning, program development and crisis management.

8.) Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.

9.) Computer and electronic communication skills.

10.) Ability to travel locally and nationally on occasion.



Essential Professional Skills:


1.) Must be on fire about the Catholic faith and energized by the Joy of the Gospel.

2.) A mission-driven understanding of the Church’s vision for lifelong faith formation.

3.) A commitment to foster open communication and build a cohesive team.

4.) Strong interpersonal skills, able to build relationships internally and externally. Ability to foster collaboration across departments in order to create effectiveness and support strategic objectives. Able to build positive relationships with stakeholders.

5.) Well-disciplined in organization, prioritizing multiple tasks and self-motivation and using analytical thinking and sound judgement for critical issues.

6.) Openness and adaptability to new issues and to changing priorities.

7.) Ability to represent the Archdiocese of St. Louis locally, regionally, and nationally in the area of Evangelization and Discipleship.

8.) Spanish language skills would be beneficial.


All employees of the Archdiocese of St. Louis are required to convey the Church’s message and to assist in carrying out the Church’s mission, including upholding the standards of the Catholic Church in his/her day-to-day work and personal life. Further, all employees are expected to be persons of integrity and must conduct themselves in an honest and open way, free from deception or corruption, and in a manner consistent with the discipline and teachings of the Catholic Church. Personnel are expected to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all, including the standards and policies set forth in the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct and other Archdiocesan Policies and Guidelines.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]