Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation
St. Peter Catholic Church - Kirkwood
Location: Kirkwood, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: Commensurate with experience
St. Peter Church, an historic and vibrant parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, seeks a leader who will cultivate the faith life of active members as well as draw into the life of the Church those marginalized or unfamiliar with Catholicism. The ideal candidate will work with both existing adult faith programs and develop creative initiatives to support meaningful relationships with Jesus Christ for the individual and the community. This fulltime position in senior leadership with commensurate salary and benefits begins July 1, 2022.
The Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation must be living in full sacramental communion with the Catholic Church. The ideal candidate will possess advanced level degrees in Catholic theology or religious education and has demonstrated success in bringing results to evangelization initiatives. This person must be competent in applying age appropriate catechetical methods and basic program development as well as exhibit skills in interpersonal communication, collaborative ministry, social media and public speaking. Completion of the Prevent and Protect program and appropriate background checks are required. Other qualifications include:
Three years of ministry experience related to this role of evangelization and faith formation, preferably in a parish or similar Catholic institution.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
High degree of organizational skill.
Demonstrates creativity in developing events and opportunities for parishioners.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and public speaking with a wide variety of audiences.
Pastoral experience with people across the spectrum theological perspectives.
Experience with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Experience or familiarity with the ACTS retreat program.
Flexibility to act in both supportive and leadership roles.
Basic technological competence, e.g. Office Suite, email, Flocknotes, etc.
Experience with multi-media platforms.
Strong interpersonal skills and a spirit of joy and collaboration.
This person will provide the following functions:
Collaboratively develops and maintains a sequential catechetical process with appropriate materials for each stage of faith development and for life-long learning.
Oversees the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program and leads the team of catechists associated with this.
Develops and maintains a calendar of parish activities or exercises that celebrate the Church’s seasonal observances.
Serves as the point of contact for the parish’s small faith communities and prayer groups, providing assistance with resources and meeting needs as requested.
Assists the ACTS core team in their planning and execution of retreats.
Works with Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education and Formation and represents the parish at meetings and conferences pertaining to adult faith and catechetical programming.
Cooperates with parish staff in all necessary communication of relevant programs and securing use of the facilities.
Monitors and develops an annual budget in consultation with the parish Director of Finance and Operations.
Evaluates the programs to determine strengths, areas of improvement and future needs.
Perform any other pertinent duties as assigned by the pastor.
The Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation is a full-time position. This person will be provided office space with private telephone line, computer, internet access, and use of gathering spaces for work-related events. This role will require flexibility of time as evening and weekend work-related activities will happen. These times include but are not limited to the Christmas season, Holy Week and the Easter season.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.
Mobility requirements include walking the distance between buildings on campus as well as climbing and descending several flights of steps.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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Located in the heart of downtown Kirkwood, Missouri, Saint Peter is a vibrant parish of nearly 2,300 families in suburban St. Louis. Founded in 1832, we are today one of the most active parishes within the Archdiocese of St. Louis celebrating the sacramental life of the Catholic Church, 60 ministries and organizations carrying out the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, and a day school and parish school of religion totaling over 900 students.