JOB TITLE: Director of Music and Liturgy
DEPARTMENT: Sacred Worship
REPORTS TO: Pastor
HOURS: Full-Time (32h), including some evenings and weekends, funerals and Holy Days.
To provide outstanding leadership and teambuilding in all areas of liturgical ministry, particularly sacred music - all with a view to leading disciples into deeper conversion and fellowship, while ensuring that the parishes' liturgical celebrations are uplifting and deeply prayerful.
Music Ministry: Build and maintain the leadership of each parishes' music ministry, in a way that fosters prayer, discipleship, fellowship, youth involvement, and new leadership within parish life, while respecting the liturgical norms of the Roman Catholic Church. This includes building up the musicians involved with the Spanish Mass.
Musical Accompaniment: Accompanist skills preferred. If capable, this person will provide musical accompaniment for some of the Masses. Salary will be adjusted depending on whether or not this skill can be provided (versus hiring out to other accompanists). Foster the gifts and leadership of the other musicians / accompanists. Whether in person or delegating, ensure that well-trained accompanists are responsibly, prayerfully, and beautifully providing music at weekend Masses, Holy Days, and funerals.
Technology: Ensure that live streaming, lighting, sound equipment, etc. are operating smoothly; collaborate as needed with the other Directors and their staff / volunteers.
Liturgical Ministries: Build up leaders each area of liturgical ministry (lectors, servers, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, sacristans, church decorations/environment, Confession hospitality, live stream ministry) to ensure each of these ways of parish involvement is transformed into a path of discipleship, fellowship, conversion, and evangelization.
Liturgical Scheduling: Oversee scheduling for all liturgical ministries (or delegate / train the people who do the scheduling).
Funerals: Coordinate liturgical details for funerals, and provide music as needed
Sacred Worship Committees: Ensure regular and meaningful meetings of the Sacred Worship Committee (or appropriate equivalent) in either parish.
Hispanic Ministry: Ensure that volunteers, and programming are coordinated with the Hispanic ministry efforts of both parishes in a manner that respects cultural differences while fostering unity of mission within the parishes.
Administrative Duties: Recruiting, hiring, training, onboarding, and holding accountable direct reports and teams; planning, budgeting, and prioritizing needs with staffing, funding, and volunteering.
Other Duties: May assist at reception desk, lock and unlock building, and carry out other duties assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the parishes.
Redundancy and Succession Planning: Recruit and train others as backup in each of the above duties in a way that provides redundancy and more options in the succession planning of the parishes.
Leaders within music ministry at each parish (including Hispanic leadership).
Volunteer heads of each liturgical ministry at each parish (lectors, servers, EMHC, ushers, sacristans, ministry schedulers, Confession hospitality, live streaming, etc.). At least quarterly with each leader, more if needed - especially when onboarding new recruits.
OTHER REGULAR MEETINGS / COLLABORATION:
Standing weekly meeting with Pastor (Direct Report)
Standing Director meetings / check-ins
Regular collaboration with Hispanic ministry and integration of it into the parishes' programming.
Regular collaboration with St. Mary's Elementary and the broader Regis Catholic Schools system.
Provide monthly messaging to each parish in collaboration with the Communication Coordinator
Meet at least monthly with each of the other Directors (Director of Pastoral Ministry; Director of Finance, Buildings and Grounds; Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation).
Regular communication of pertinent information to the other Directors / respectful and accountable peer relationship with the other Directors.
May serve on Leadership Team and attend those meetings.
Communicate regularly with all other staff, particularly those who overlap with liturgical ministries (Marriage Preparation Coordinator, Faith Formation Coordinators, Bilingual Office Assistant, etc).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Visible and living witness to Catholic discipleship, including fidelity to Church teaching and morals, respect for pastoral authority, and a commitment to Catholic unity.
Commitment to personal healing, mutual respect, and vulnerable trust of team members.
Skill at evangelization and pastoral accompaniment.
Skill at leading others, delegating, and building teams.
Musical accompaniment skills (piano or organ) preferred.
Fluency in both Spanish and English preferred (Must be fluent in English).
Proficiency with technology, including Google Workspace, preferred.
High level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple priorities, with minimal supervision.
Ability to lift and carry twenty-pound parcels and/or boxes.
Ability to go up and down stairs.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Professional confidentiality and discretion regarding all financial and personal information.
Familiarity and conformity with the policies of the Diocese of La Crosse.