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Program Manager – Family Pastoral Care & Support

Organization: Archdiocese of Saint Louis
Full Time

Office/Agency Introduction:

Would you like to work for one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis for the fourth year in a row? 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 also offer a generous benefits package. We are a non-profit organization which encompasses 180 parishes, 110 schools, over 90 offices/agencies and a Catholic population of more than 500,000.


Position Summary:

We have a full-time opportunity fora Program Manager. This role is responsible for planning and coordinating programs and events that serve, educate, and pastorally care for families. This person collaborates with parishes, apostolates and agencies in their mission to share the person of Jesus Christ,the Gospel message and the Catholic faith with the people, Catholic or not, of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Gather content and articles for the monthly Disciple’s Dispatch Family Life e-newsletter(10,000 subscriptions) & quarterly Never Alone Divorce/Separated e-newsletters including collaborating on topics, and writing, editing and proofing.
  • Oversee and Organize the Annual Jubilee Anniversary Mass including collaboration with the Office of Worship, publication, and liturgical support.
  • Work with the Marriage Ministry Coordinator on the roll out of the Post Cana Program
  • Handle the Social Media for the Office of Marriage & Family Life (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).
  • Work with Catholic Men for Christ & Catholic Women for Christ Committees & parish reps to promote and roll out small faith sharing groups & following up attendees getting involved in ministries at the parish.
  • Work with staff on the planning of the Men & Women’s Conferences by handling the scope that is not handled by the Event Planner including event material, and day of the event support.
  • Manage the Grief Ministry including training and development of Grief Support Facilitators.
  • Manage the Divorce/Separated Ministry including training and development of Divorce Support Facilitators.
  • In collaboration with Sr. Marysia, CYA, and the Director of Life, Family, &Social Responsibility develop pastoral care for families that have been affected by family members experiencing same sex attraction.
  • In collaboration with the Catholic Education Office and Young Adult Office to roll out the “Leading & Loving” Program through Family Honor to help parents learn how to speak to their children about chastity and other virtues through the lens of TOB.
  • In collaboration with Office of Worship to implement a more intentional and consistent means of preparing parents and God parents for Baptism, because this is an opportunity for accompaniment and missionary discipleship.
  • In collaboration with Sr. Marysia and Catholic Education develop support programs to educate and alert parents about the dangers of social media and electronic communications for children and how that is impacting the family.
  • Manage the Catholic Grandparent’s Ministry throughout the Archdiocese.
  • In collaboration with Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul, and Young Adult Office to roll out a Father Mentorship program.
  • Work with and collaborate with the apostolates that serve the family located in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For instance, Spiritual Motherhood for Priests,Virtue Media Works, St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Grandparents Association,etc.
  • Working asa team to coordinate and programmatically support the Respect Life Program Manager.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong background theology, pastoral studies, or related field,or its equivalent is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with social media.
  • Spanish language skills are a bonus, but not required.
  • Must be a practicing Catholic who is knowledgeable regarding the Church’s teaching on Life issues.

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job:

  • Focused passion and zeal for the ministries of marriage and family.
  • Ability to prioritize and work both independently and with others on a team.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and face-to-face with a natural talent to meet and welcome people.
  • Ability to present and engage with others up to medium size (50-100 people) groups.
  • Flexibility in both thought and action and the ability to redirect priorities when necessary.
  • Spirit of open and collaborative communication.

Contact Details:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to Human Resources at humanresources@archstl.org.