Title: Multicultural Ministry Director (Full-time/Exempt)
Salary Range: Pay Grade E-7 $44,000 - $47,000
Education: Bachelor's degree in theology, pastoral ministry, or other community service area.
Experience: Five years experience in Hispanic Ministry or multicultural office. Also have at least three (3) years experience with administrative work requiring organizational skills and proficiency in computer software and other office applications.
The Catholic population of North Louisiana is blessed with the presence of diverse cultures, ethnicities, and races. The Church's life and mission is enriched and enlivened by this broad range of experience and background. The Cultural Ministries Office coordinates activities and programs to support parishes, entities, and ministries in the Diocese of Shreveport in their efforts to welcome, accompany, and include all God's People as they fully participate in the faith, life, and ministry of the Church.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Previous experience in pastoral ministry at the parish or diocesan level with focus on intercultural ministry is preferred.
A professed and practicing Catholic who can articulate the teachings of the Church and is a zealous disciple of Jesus.
Life-long learner with a passion for diverse cultures and traditions.
Relationship-builder who acts with wisdom and humility and demonstrates a sensibility or respect for various ethnicities/cultures.
Pursuer of justice and advocate for the isolated and forgotten.
Excellent communicator who invites participation and collaboration. Ability to adapt message according to the needs and characteristics of many different audiences.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English and Spanish.
Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated skills in organizing and supervising people in formation and administration in a multi-cultural setting.
Ability to work independently and highly self-motivated.
Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
Position requires comprehensive analytical skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with staff members, clergy, parishes as well as other organizations.
Travel out of town and out of state is required occasionally for meetings, retreats, conferences, and other Church related events as well as weekend events and meetings.
Confidential information, whether oral, written, or electronic should be maintained in a manner that ensures its confidentiality and respect for those it might involve.
Able to lift at least 30 lbs.
• Health insurance inclusive with dental. Also, an alternative HSA qualified health insurance plan
• Supplemental vision, dental and other supplemental policies available
• Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Flexible spending account for pretax medical expenses
• Retirement 403(b) plan. Includes employer contribution based on years of service
• Holidays, holy days, vacation, sick and bereavement days off
• Annual employee retreat other events to continue to strengthen the working environment and support of each employee