The Director of Operations will be responsible for general oversight of the administration of resources and people to ensure they serve the stated mission of Annunciation BVM Parish. He/she will work closely with the Pastor and the Pastoral Team in creating a culture of missionary discipleship through established pastoral priorities.
Duties & Responsibilities
Mission & Envisioning Development: Collaborate with the Pastor through Next Generation Parish, a service provided by Catholic Leadership Institute, to identify and chart a path toward a clear mission and vision for the parish.
Team Leadership: Support and supervise members of the Pastoral Team to provide the proper guidance and coordination among strategic initiatives. This includes leading team meetings, internal communication, and oversight for parish events.
Human Resources: Assist the Pastor in professional development and personnel matters, including identifying and seeking out committed disciples to fill open positions.
Campus & Facilities Oversight: Guide property projects to completion by coordinating with different services to meet the parish's facility needs, including the rectory, church, school, convent, and parish hall. Oversee and serve as direct report for parish's (part-time) Director of Facilities Management.
Outreach & Evangelization Leadership: Assemble and oversee a team to increase contact and follow up with parishioners who are experiencing sacramental moments or other important life events. This includes outreach to newly married couples, families of those recently baptized, and families of the recently deceased. Establish an onboarding process for new parishioners.
External Relationships: Ensure the parish meets all statutory and Archdiocesan reporting requirements in a timely and accurate manner. Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with partners to support and advance the parish vision and mission. Represent the Pastor-when delegated-to external partners and communities.
Liturgical Assistance: Assist the Pastor in the organization, preparation, and execution of important liturgical events, such as funerals, 40 hours devotion, Christmas and Holy Week.
The ideal candidate will be a committed and engaged Catholic who is on fire with love for Jesus Christ and His Church. He/she must live the Faith vibrantly through participation in Sunday Mass, Holy Days of Obligation, and regular encounters with Jesus in the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. He/she must be eager to share the Good News with others and live a life in congruence with the teachings of the Church.
He/she should also possess:
• An advanced degree or certification in Church Management or a related field (commensurate experience will also be given due consideration).
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership skills.
• The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Demonstrative experience in innovative approaches to problem solving.
• Commitment to professional growth and personal holiness.
• Master's Degree in Theology preferred
An office space will be provided
Submit resume to Fr. Sean Loomis at [email protected]
About the Parish
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is composed of just over 1,300 registered families and is located in the Brookline neighborhood of Havertown, a suburb close to Philadelphia. Please view our parish website to learn more: www.annunciationparish.com.