In conjunction with the Bishop, in furtherance of the mission of the Diocese of Oakland and in support of the Director for Faith Formation and Evangelization, the Associate Director will facilitate delivery of direct services and referrals to parishes and ethnic pastoral centers. This position is responsible for providing leadership, consultation, training, and support for program and formation opportunities for adults, catechists and lay leaders in the Diocese. When needed, the Associate Director will also assist the Director in the organizational and administrative responsibilities of the Department.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. *Implement the goals and objectives of the Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization, especially in regard to catechetical, theological, and lay formation.
2. *Assist the Director and other department staff in visioning, planning, attaining the realization of goals, and annual evaluation of programs of the department.
3. *Coordinate projects as assigned by the Bishop, BAC, and Director of FFE. Represents and resources the Bishop and his mission as needed.
4. *Participate in the planning, implementation and instruction of on-going formation opportunities for lay leaders.
5. *Participate in the planning, development, advertising, implementation, and instruction of the curricula for the Faith Formation programs of the Diocese. Displays competency through knowledge of resources and programs available.
6. *Participate in developing and maintaining programs for recruiting, training, evaluating, and recertifying Basic and Master Catechists according to the California Catholic Conference policies. Approve all requests for Basic and Master Catechist Certification of catechists.
7. *In conjunction with the Director and Coordinators of the Department, prepare and/or review catechetical curricula for the Diocese.
8. *Assumes responsibility for all departmental functions in the absence of the Director.
9. *Plan, collaborate, and liaise with Catholic educational institutions to assist in providing programming for leaders in the Diocese.
10. *Prepare and monitor budget related to programs of responsibility, and help to review the yearly budget of the Department.
11. *Participate in advisory boards, committees, and task forces as requested or needed.
12. *In conjunction with other staff, collect, monitor, and supervise statistical information and permanent records related to programs mentioned above.
13. *Network, consult and resource various local, regional and national advisory boards, organizations, committees, and task forces – where applicable.
14. *Display genuine interest and care for the people of the Diocese by honoring the cultural context and personality distinctions.
15. *Demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative style in a team environment.
16. *Draft correspondence and other documents and papers.
17. May be given various other assignments and projects consistent with the responsibility level and general duties of an Associate Director.
* Denotes essential functions of this position, in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Requirements and Preferences
Education Required: Master’s Degree in related field (Theology / Education / Administration); knowledge of Church doctrine, especially the documents on Evangelization and Catechesis;
Experience Required: Five-year experience in related field.
Experience Preferred: At least three-year experience at Diocesan level. Working knowledge of Diocesan structures, parishes and operations.
Skills Required: Excellent communication, organizational, and administrative skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office software. Bilingual: Spanish native speaker or strong knowledge of Spanish written, spoken, listening and reading.
Skills Preferred: Ability to oversee staff.
Ability to embrace and work in a multicultural environment.
Other Required: Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a strong faith commitment, dedicated to the Gospel values and living a life of prayer and service; ability to provide own transportation; valid CDL and verification of auto insurance; availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
This position shares in the pastoral and spiritual leadership and service of the university community. The position is responsible for the overall direction of the Spirituality in Residence (a.k.a. Resident Ministry) program in the undergraduate Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) and the coordination of the department’s outreach and ministry with graduate students. The position is full-time, 11-month (.92/year; August 1 – June 30) and reports to the Associate Director of Campus Ministry. Position is currently open and a starting date within this academic year may be negotiated.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide pastoral leadership, service and outreach to the SCU community.
• Provide pastoral counseling to students, regardless of religious affiliation.
• Participate in and help to lead Campus Ministry-sponsored campus events and programs.
• Represent Campus Ministry on various university committees and/or at campus events.
2. Collaborate with the Campus Ministry team in planning, implementing and assessing services, programs, events, and offerings.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings.
• Engage in discussions regarding the vision and priorities of Campus Ministry.
• Participate in professional development.
3. Direct the Spirituality in Residence program.
• Design and implement Spirituality Facilitator formation and retreats, including regular meetings of the team and regular one-on-one meetings with the Spirituality Facilitators.
• Conduct performance reviews for all Spirituality Facilitators and facilitate contract renewals for returning Spirituality Facilitators.
• Oversee the hiring of Spirituality Facilitators including information sessions, candidate screening and interviews, and extension of offers.
• Represent Campus Ministry within the leadership structures of the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs).
• Promote Campus Ministry engagement throughout the RLC system.
4. Coordinate Graduate Student Ministry.
• Promote Campus Ministry offerings that are relevant to graduate and law students, collaborating, as appropriate, with the Campus Minister for Religious Diversity.
• Help to identify the unique needs of graduate and law students and to develop resources and programs that support the spiritual life of these students.
• Sustain key partnerships that support Campus Ministry outreach to graduate and law students (i.e., Global Engagement Office, Jesuit School of Theology, staff in each graduate program, etc.).
• Hire, train, mentor, and supervise graduate assistants representing the various graduate programs.
5. Provide administrative functions.
• Oversees budget for Spirituality in Residence and Graduate Student Ministry programs, including appropriate training and approvals for 11-16 graduate student staff, using Concur system.
• Other duties as assigned.
1. Contributes to the department’s efforts to carry out its mission, vision, and strategic priorities.
2. Ensures regular assessment of programs and events according to department guidelines.
3. Coordinates outreach and recruitment efforts for related programs.
4. Oversees financial accountability for area budget.
5. Establishes effective relationships within the university and beyond to advance department goals.
6. Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
7. Engages in professional development opportunities that enhance knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.
Provides Work Direction
1. Supervises 11/+ graduate/law students serving in the Spirituality Facilitator position.
2. Supervises 4/+ graduate/law students serving in the Graduate Assistant position.
3. Shares in the mentorship of other student staff and volunteers.
Requirements: (ie. education, good communication skills, evening/weekend hours, ability to lift 50 lbs.)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conferences, training sessions, workshops, meetings and liturgical celebrations within Bay Area.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Office environment with frequent interruptions.
• Regular commitments in campus chapel and prayer spaces.
• Pastoral needs that require immediate attention can surface unexpectedly.
• Knowledge of Ignatian spirituality and the tradition of Jesuit education
• Knowledge of non-Christian traditions and how to foster interreligious relations
• Experience with young adult spiritual formation
• Leadership experience in university residence halls
• Excellent communication skills, including proficiency in relevant technology
• Competency in multicultural, ecumenical and interfaith issues
• Prior pastoral and retreat leadership experience
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills
• Adept at project and event planning
• Able to work collaboratively with multiple groups to support programs that serve a diverse set of university constituents.
• Able to supervise and mentor two staffs of part-time graduate student ministers.
• Demonstrates good judgment and ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
• Available for regular evening and weekend work.
Education and/or Experience
• Master of Divinity or other Master-level degree in theologically fluent area.
Years of Experience
• At least two years of ministerial experience (paid or volunteer) in a pastoral setting, required.
Cristo Rey San Jose opened its doors in 2014 and are now part of the 35 school network. The Cristo Rey San Jose community embraces a blended learning model, is committed to social justice, strongly promotes community service, celebrates a diverse array of supportive Corporate Work Study Program Partners and has committed to seeing its graduates to and through college. The Cristo Rey San Jose mission is as follows:
Cristo Rey San José is a Jesuit, Catholic high school that empowers students from underserved communities in San José to be men and women for others who are prepared spiritually, academically, and professionally to complete college and who will become accomplished leaders committed to a lifelong pursuit of learning, faith,
and justice. Since the founding of the first school in Chicago in 1996, the Cristo Rey model has become one of the most innovative and successful educational programs in the nation, serving over 11,000 students nationwide.
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