II. PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THIS POSITION
The Director of Involvement is a key member of the Family Leadership Team (FLT) and reports directly to the pastor. The Director is responsible for developing a culture in the Family of Parishes that recognizes stewardship as a way of life that is rooted in the teaching that all we are and have in life is a gift from God. This position provides vision and leadership to successfully implement a comprehensive stewardship effort that focuses on education, formation, and promotion of the spirituality of stewardship and stewardship-related activities, inviting parishioners to share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure within the Family of Parishes and overall life of the Church.
III. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES & REGULAR ACTIVITIES
A. Serve as a member and primary staff representative to the Stewardship Core Team.
B. In partnership with the Stewardship Core Team, develop and implement an annual plan for all stewardship activities within the Family of Parishes. Some areas of focus within the plan include:
1. Hospitality and welcome, with a special focus on engaging new parishioners.
2. Education and formation of stewardship as a way of life, especially through lay witness opportunities.
3. Annual Renewal Process to invite parishioners to share their gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
C. Assist with formation and training for new members on the Stewardship Core Team.
D. Develop and lead ongoing stewardship formation for parish staff and key Family of Parish leadership groups (e.g., Pastoral Council, Finance Council, commissions, committees, ministry groups).
E. Identify and train individuals for Lay Witness Talks and other opportunities to promote stewardship as a way of life.
F. Responsible for all internal and external parish communications.
G. Stay current with trends in stewardship and share information and practical suggestions with the staff and Stewardship Core Team.
H. Identify and promote opportunities for parishioner involvement and assist parishioners discerning how/where to best use their gifts and talents within the Family of Parishes.
I. Assist with stewardship-related special events (e.g., Welcome Night for New Parishioners, Volunteer "Thank You!" Event, etc.).
J. Be attentive to ways to enhance stewardship practices within the Family and ensure that all Family communication, ministries, and practices are consistent with principles of stewardship.
K. Oversee all aspects of fundraising & planned giving initiatives and campaigns.
L. Ensure safety and well-being of all parishioners and guests in conjunction with the Safety Committee guidelines.
M. Develop and execute an approved budget.
N. Attend all meetings as required by the Pastor.
O. Other duties as assigned by the Pastor.
IV. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
A. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND/OR ABILITIES (SKAs)
1. 3-5+ years of business finance or other relevant experience (Catholic church or school experience preferred).
2. Experience with public speaking & communications desired.
3. Experience with fundraising, project management & strategic planning desired.
B. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelor's Degree required (Business or Communications Majors preferred)
V. WORKING ENVIRONMENT
This position may require frequent evenings and/or weekend work and an unpredictable schedule. Employees of Catholic Church will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of Catholic Church. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.
Candidate must be a practicing Catholic.