The Coordinator of Social Ministry oversees all of the parish efforts to serve the needs of the poor and vulnerable of our community. She or he is tasked first with the primary goal of "Bringing Christ to the World" by engaging in each person in need, offering the Good News of Salvation, and working with them to provide for their temporary, earthly needs. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the generosity provided by the parish and that resources are used with prudence and care.
Job duties include:
Set a mission and vision for social ministries that is centered on Christ, the Eucharist, and the rich tradition of the teachings of the Church regarding the Gospel of Life and the dignity of the human person.
Oversee all aspects of the parish's Social Outreach programs to include recruiting, training, and supporting the vast volunteer ministries. Ministries include direct service to the poor and may include assistance to refugees, local needs, and assistance to the needs of parishioners.
Oversee the parish's Pregnancy Outreach program, with a strong emphasis on providing abortion alternatives, defending the unborn child, and caring for the mother and father of unexpected pregnancies.
Coordinate the parish's efforts to be a pro-life, anti-abortion voice to the community and the world.
Foster cooperation with local agencies, when appropriate, and develop relationships with those who can join us in assisting the poor.
Develop outreach to families in and outside of the parish.
Coordinate with Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia as a partner agency in providing for the needs of the poor and vulnerable.
Assist the pastor in being the voice of conscience for the parish and an advocate for the preferential option for the poor.
An active, practicing Roman Catholic in union with the teachings of the Church regarding life, faith and morals, and the dignity of the human person.
An active and robust prayer life, devotion to the Church and the Eucharist.
Strong executive function, with an ability to communicate well in written and spoken form.
Ability to recruit, train, and support volunteers.
Ability to assess and screen applicants for financial need.
Ability to pray with and for the poor, volunteers, staff, and parishioners.