The Program Assistant / Parish Support Specialist for the Office of Faith Formation will assist with all aspects of developing and sustaining programs and outreach to audiences served throughout Catechetical Formation. The Program Assistant will work with the Faith Formation staff to devise and communicate a strategy to support leaders and create resources for existing and new programming. Additionally, this position will assist the Director with the design and support of programs, training, and other events that encourage people of all ages to become more fully involved in the life of their parish and grow in their Catholic Faith. Ongoing programs include but are not limited to: Totus Tuus, Bishop's Youth Pilgrimage, Diocesan Catechetical Conference, Eucharistic Congress, Catechist Certification, retreats, days of reflection, catechist formation and PCPL meetings. Lastly, this position will assist with other relevant tasks both within the office and regionally as designated by the Director of the Office of Catechetical Formation.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Must be a practicing Catholic, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, registered and active in a parish. Possess a master's degree in Religious Education (or an allied field), a Pontifical Catechetical Diploma, a Master Catechist Certificate, or the equivalent. Have five years of demonstrable successful experience in parish/diocesan work. Have the ability to collaborate, communicate and cooperate. Be well rounded in catechist formation and continuing education. Possess good written and oral communication skills.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: This position is full time and requires occasional travel to parishes on weeknights, Saturdays, and Sundays.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.