This is a member of the Pastoral Staff who oversees a community engagement strategy focused on welcoming new members to the community, and engaging parishioners to embrace their stewardship call to share their time and talent with the St. Simon Parish Community while fulfilling their spiritual and faith experience as community members. The Coordinator supports parish events that help to create a “one community” collaboration between the church and school.   The Community Engagement Coordinator derives great satisfaction out of helping all members get the most out of their St. Simon Parish community experience.


Qualifications and Skills


  • Welcoming, compassionate, friendly, and faith-filled demeanor.
  • Leadership style that enables, encourages, and supports lay leadership and partnership within the parish. Must be collaborative and team oriented.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to build strong and enduring relationships between parishioners, pastoral staff, and ministry leaders.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be organized and detail oriented with good follow-through skills.
  • Experience as a St. Simon parishioner and understanding of parish programs and ministries are a benefit.
  • Must have technology skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms.
  • Professional, pastoral, motivational, community builder. Must be able to promote new and existing programs.


Essential Functions


Welcome Ministry

  • Staff resource to the Parish Life Group Welcome Ministry. Assures that the committee is staffed and functioning as defined by pastoral staff.  Oversees Welcome Ministry meetings.  Assures that the welcoming materials are current and complete.
  • Assures that the data collected during the registration process is captured for a variety of database applications, and that the information is disbursed and communicated to staff and parish leaders.
  • Launches the welcome process to assure that new members are assimilated into the parish community in a deliberate way. Will meet with all incoming members of the community to explain what St. Simon has to offer.
  • Communicates any identified unmet needs to pastoral staff and parish leaders.
  • Supports parish stewardship efforts by helping to identify new member gifts and talents.
  • Works to identify families for referral to parish ministries, supports and promotes St. Simon Parish School, Preschool of Religion, Children’s, Youth, and Adult Faith Formation by liaising with Pastoral Staff coordinators.


Stewardship of Time and Talent

  • Supports parish stewardship efforts by helping to identify new and existing member gifts and talents. Works to connect members to parish ministry opportunities for sharing their gifts.
  • Maintains a Volunteer Listing of current members serving in ministry, and helps volunteers understand the Diocesan policies for Safe Environment.


Hospitality Ministry

  • Creates a welcoming environment for parishioners and guests before and after Masses by coordinating greeters and ushers for liturgies.
  • Coordinates “Donut Sundays” or other hospitality activities intended to provide opportunities for parish members to engage with one another after Mass.


May be given other duties from time to time as assigned by the pastor.  The Community Engagement Coordinator is required to attend regularly scheduled pastoral staff meetings and other parish gatherings.


Education and Experience:  Background or education in related fields required.  Experience in social media marketing is a plus.  Active member of the St. Simon Catholic Parish community and familiar with program offerings of both the church and school a plus.


Language Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills in English required;.  Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.


Computational Skills: Must be able to maintain a matrix of various activities to support the community engagement strategy.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and respond to a variety of situations related to community engagement.  Ability to understand and apply guidelines and organizational ability required.


Physical Demands: While performing duties of this job, the employee must be able to transport materials and equipment (up to 30 pounds) to and from various locations as necessary. The employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, use hands in repetitive motion tasks, handle objects, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Working Conditions: The employee is expected to work a 19-hour workweek. The 19 hours will be on a flexible schedule as work demands.  Weekend work, especially Sundays, will be common and expected. Occasional evening work will be required.


Other Requirements: The employee must demonstrate a history of effective leadership, good judgment, initiative, confidentiality and discretion. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic.

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