Original Job Posting
The Diocese of Oakland (Diocese) serves Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of its commitment to service, the Diocese has reestablished an African American Catholic Pastoral Center (AACPC). The mission of the AACPC is to assist African American Catholics in their efforts to become self-determining within the Diocese; to become an effective voice in Diocesan departments and policy making; to broaden and expand African American membership within the Diocese; and to help make the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Oakland relevant to the needs of the broader African American civic community.
The Coordinator is the AACPC’s senior leadership role and will report to the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization of the Diocese. In partnership with Diocesan Leadership and the Diocese’s Task Force for Racial Justice, the Coordinator will have primary responsibility towards shaping AACPC strategy and effectuating its goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· In partnership with others, develop, communicate, execute, and sustain AACPC’s short and long-term strategic initiatives.
· Lead the effort to discover and identify the African American experience within the Diocese including working with African American parishes and other African American Catholic constituencies.
· Identifying, assessing, and conducting diligence on potential programs and opportunities to expand African American participation in the Church and enrich the lives of African American Catholics.
· Work collaboratively and effectively with other internal functions within the Diocese, including but not limited to Diocesan School Board; the Department of Catholic Education; the Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization; and other Ethnic, Pastoral and Cultural Centers.
· Help shape and direct the Diocese’s response to race-related social injustice.
· Organize and coordinate Diocesan partnership with San Francisco Bay Area community organizations towards addressing the major poverty-related challenges facing the African American community.
· Identify and develop alternative funding sources towards creating financial independence for AACPC.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
· 10+ years’ experience in church administration, strategic planning and/or developing/implementing programs directed to the African America community.
· Seminary training or related religious training.
· BA/BS degree required post-graduate work, preferred.
· Experience as part of a leadership team and a desire to work with other Diocesan departments.
· Aptitude for strategic planning and execution.
· Strong leadership, presentation, and organizational skills.
· Strong problem-solving skills, using an analytical approach, and consultative “partner-focused” approach.
· Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
Salary will be based on past professional and educational experience and commensurate with the E-5 placement. This is a full-time position and includes full diocesan benefits including: health, dental/vision, contribution of 8% of salary to Lay Employee Retirement account, $25K life insurance at no cost, vacation, and sick leave accruals, among other benefits.
Oakland, CA, USA