The Family Life Coordinator is a ministerial position that:
-assists parents in the spiritual formation of their families, encouraging and equipping them to become the spiritual leaders of their homes, thus building up the Kingdom of God through the domestic church
-fortifies married couples to live in and live out the grace of their marriage
-develops and implements family catechesis preparatory to the first reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist
-directly oversees the parish's summer catechetical offerings to families and their children
Jesus Christ is the exemplary and primary teacher of the Catholic faith; the Catholic Church was instituted by Christ for the continuing articulation of His Gospel of salvation. The Family Life Coordinator (FLC) is a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ and of His Church. FLC conveys the Church's message and assists in carrying out the Church's mission, which is always and everywhere the salvation of souls. FLC upholds the standards of the Catholic Church in his/her day-to-day work and in his/her personal life. As a member of the St Anne parish staff, FLC is a person of integrity and conducts himself/herself in an honest and open way, free from deception or corruption and in a manner consistent with the teachings and disciplines of the Catholic Church. FLC follows rules of conduct that will protect the safety and interests of all, including the standards set forth by the Diocese of Tulsa personnel policies and St Anne parish policies and guidelines.
Key Responsibility Areas
The Family Life Coordinator, under the guidance of the Pastor, supervision of the Director of Faith and Education, and formed by Bishop David A. Konderla's pastoral letter God Builds a House, will develop an annual plan to host gatherings throughout the year that challenge, build, and strengthen the domestic church, primarily through the parish's Family Formation initiatives.
-Research, develop, plan, and present Family Life resources and curriculum
-Plan and execute one Parent Formation Gathering each month
-Plan and execute one Family Gathering each month
-Plan and coordinate outreach/service project with families
-Recruit and manage a Family Life volunteer base
-Plan and execute formation events and activities that support strong marriages, including monthly date nights for married couples of all ages
-Support Youth Formation Coordinator and participate in parish's youth group activities
-Connect with families new to St Anne's parish and parish life
-Provide support to parents and families in every stage of life
-Be available to support Pastor in counseling/references
-Connect parents and families with appropriate parish ministries and service, advocating for them when necessary
-Initiate, develop, and maintain personal relationships with families through the variety of Family Life activities
-Assess the effectiveness of Family Life programs and provide feedback to Pastor, Director of Formation and Education, and parish staff
-Serve as spokesperson for and enthusiastically promote Family Life ministries to the broader parish community
-Coordinate and attend parish events to foster and build whole-parish fellowship and outreach
The Family Life Coordinator, under the guidance of the Pastor, supervision of the Director of Faith and Education, and informed by Diocese of Tulsa's forthcoming sacrament preparation guidelines, will develop and deliver family catechesis to parents of candidates for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist as part of St Anne's Family Formation initiatives.
-Tailor formation materials for both on-age candidates for the First Sacraments (2nd graders) and those children who have not received the Sacraments at the typical time
-Coordinate formation meetings and workshops in anticipation of these Sacraments' reception
-Collaborate with Pastor and Associate Pastor to organize candidate interviews in anticipation of each Sacrament's reception
-Coordinate the liturgies at which candidates will receive each Sacrament
-Collect and collate baptismal records for each candidate
The Family Life Coordinator, under the guidance of the Pastor and supervision of the Director of Faith and Education, will plan, implement, and oversee St Anne's two summer offerings: Totus Tuus and Vacation Bible School
-Develop Vacation Bible School theme, curriculum, and daily schedule
-Obtain materials necessary for the daily implementation of Vacation Bible School curriculum
-Recruit adult volunteers to teach lessons and school-age volunteers to help for Vacation Bible School
-Lead volunteer training sessions preparatory to the week of Vacation Bible School
-Oversee and lead each day of Vacation Bible School
-Understand the organizing and operational principles of Totus Tuus
-Recruit host families to house Totus Tuus missionaries
-Coordinate daily schedule for Totus Tuus missionaries
-Recruit adult and high school volunteers to assist Totus Tuus missionaries
-Work with the Parish Director of Operations to facilitate details of summer programs (eg, t-shirts, meal coordination, reservation and preparation of facilities, etc)
-Two years of ministry and leadership experience
-Familiarity with and willingness to help lead parish ministries that form intentional disciples
-Servant's heart with spiritual maturity and sensitivity
-Passion and aptitude for family ministry
-Passion for connecting church and home
-Experience discipling others and leading them to discipling others
-Experience and fluency leading small groups
-Ability to recruit, train, and oversee volunteers
-Ability to develop and implement strategic processes
-Knowledge of and ability to articulate the Church's sacramental, ecclesial, moral, and spiritual theology and how to apply them to the faithful
-An active and deep Catholic faith with full participation in the communal worship and sacramental life of the Church
-Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Skilled in organization and time management
-Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
-Computer fluency - knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office and Google Suite
-Exceptional organizational and administrative skills
-Enjoy creating and implementing new initiatives
-Sincere commitment to collaboration with St Anne's constituent groups: staff, volunteers, families, and others and maintenance of positive relationships
-Exercise considerable independence and prudential discretion
-Ability to face situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights and privacy of others
-Ability to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities
-Works with high level of accuracy and attention to detail
-Willing and ready to go above and beyond expectations, especially including working extra hours during the busy seasons of parish life
-(if not already certified) VIRTUS certification to be completed within 7 days of employment, and before any interaction with children or vulnerable adults
-Pass required BCI/FBI background check prior to employment and every five years
-Maintains a valid driver's license and has reliable transportation
Family Life Coordinator will pursue continuing education and formation through the Diocese of Tulsa's Integrated Formation Program. For 2023-2024, this formation includes a six-module series conducted online; afterwards, FLC is responsible for ten credit-hours of yearly formation, most of which will be provided through Alcuin Institute programming.
While performing the duties of this position, the Family Life Coordinator is regularly required to stand; walk; sit, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. FLC must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. FLC's position requires acuity in close vision and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Position will require some evening and weekend hours in addition to an equitable number of daytime office hours.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The above description, key responsibility areas, and duties describe the general nature and level of work for the position of Family Life Coordinator, but this is not intended an an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of the employee in this position.
Qualified individuals interested in applying for this position are asked to email cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your pastor) to Director of Formation and Education, Dcn. Kevin Malarkey, [email protected]. Initial review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted by appointment only. Please do not call or drop in.