The mission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the archdiocese is seeking a Program Administrator of the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach.
The Program Administrator of the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach will be responsible to support increasing the vitality of the cultural diversity of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Responsibilities include managing programs, activities, and events that improve cultural recognition and culturally sustaining practices in our parishes and their ministries. The Program Administrator will oversee the implementation of certain OCDO initiatives per that annual pastoral plan across language groups and in multicultural parishes. The Program Administrator will develop and implementation formation programs for pastors, clergy and lay leaders that spread the Good News and are in alignment with the mission and vision of the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach.
Duties & Responsibilities
Support the annual OCDO pastoral plan development and implementation. He/she will identify clergy and lay leaders in our ethnic communities to support engagement and evangelization efforts. He/she will develop a framework for their engagement in alignment with the pastoral plan. Develop ongoing and regular meetings and communication with clergy and lay leaders. Serve as primary liaison for the Ecclesial Movements and Hispanic Catholic ministry. Manage the Continuous Formation Series. Curate resources to support parishes, ministries, and groups with the implementation of programs that support culturally diverse communities. Collaborate with Catholic Charities and other entities to support, educate, and communicate about immigration issues.
Support parish-level planning to improve operational vitality, evangelization, and engagement of culturally diverse communities. Support planning for celebrations that highlight the gifts of our culturally diverse communities. Prepare resources that educates and informs the faithful about cultural diversity and the Catholic faith. Support OCDO communications and outreach to inform our parishes and the faithful about cultural diversity, programs, and activities within the archdiocese.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Must be a practicing Catholic who supports the teachings of the Catholic Church
• Outstanding human relation skills and ability to work well with others.
• Effective team player with strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks under time sensitive deadlines.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Must be bilingual (English and Spanish).
Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in theology or related field or an equivalent combination of education/experience required.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
• Five or more years of experience in church ministry in a leadership capacity.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, printers and filing cabinets. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full-time contract position for 40 hours per week; attendance at events outside of normal work hours may be necessary.