Director of Missionary Discipleship, the Diocese of Pueblo – Pueblo

Diocese of Pueblo

Company Website

http://www.dioceseofpueblo.org/

Company Email

nmartinez@dioceseofpueblo.org

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Pueblo, CO

Address

101 North Greenwood Street, Pueblo, CO 81003

Description :

POSITION SUMMARY:

According to The Joy of the Gospel, with the primary goal of multiplying disciple-makers, the role of the DIRECTOR OF MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP is to advance the diocesan strategic planning and missionary conversion by networking and equipping Spirit-filled evangelizers, with a particular focus on Youth, Families, and Campus Ministry; collaborates with other staff members of the Catholic Pastoral Center and serves as a resource primarily to pastors and parishes in their efforts to establish and enhance the spiritual growth and formation efforts in their pastoral situation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Works to implement diocesan-wide initiatives, which could include special events, speaker series, formation programs development (i.e. “paths of discipleship”), and leadership training, with a specific focus on the New Evangelization
  • In connection with specialists in the field, employs best practices with necessary competency in knowledge (vision), policies (diocesan), communication (two-way), and execution (project success), especially with regards to formation in the faith, discipleship, and Sacramental readiness
  • Provides support for the deanery/parish evangelization plans; implementing the principles found in 4 Levels of Happiness, The Amazing Parish, and Ananias Training – in conjunction with the Director of Pastoral Services (a.k.a. Deanery Ambassador and Outreach Services)
    · Consults with the Senior Staff, other offices/departments, clergy, and parish leaders for program planning and evaluation, with regards to the functions and purpose of this office
  • Spends 25-33% of time on-site at parishes, visiting every parish at least once per year and every deanery at least twice per year
  • Serves as a consultant to parishes, linking resources to needs, especially during on-site visits: – Explaining the background, objectives, approach, and timing (etc.) of programs – Providing/modifying the use of the accompanying tools – Reviewing the initial assessment of needs and next steps – Follow up care and encouragement
  • Gathers contacts, observations, program needs, hopes and dreams into profiles to track progress
  • Serves as a creative catalyst, reaching out to incorporate young people/families into the mission
  • Participates in any task force assigned by the Senior Staff
  • Collaborates interdepartmentally on special projects and events
  • Coordinates and implements the Office’s communication plan (including Spanish); website content development, social media opportunities, e-newsletter, and/or other means
  • Writes and regularly submits entries for diocesan communications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • BA in Religious Education/Catholic Theology or a related field; MA preferred
  • 3+ years of ministry experience, preferably at the parish level or other Church organization
  • Experience in ministerial visioning and planning; familiarity with Church structures/processes
  • Familiarity with principles and dimensions of spiritual development for all ages
  • Fluency in English; Spanish and intercultural competencies are pluses
  • Must be an Missionary Disciple who embraces Catholic Church teaching, mission, and values
  • Participation in regional/national initiatives that focus on areas of parish excellence, pastoral leadership, evangelization and discipleship – to improve our results as a diocese
  • Ability to implement the Diocesan Strategic Plan according to Stella Maris
  • Proficiency in Forming Intentional Disciples (or equivalent); also preferred is a working knowledge of FOCUS (or other Campus ministry) and YDisciple (or equivalent Youth ministry)
  • Has attended, or is willing to attend within the first year, the following: – 4 Levels of Happiness, Train the Trainer (The Amazing Parish) and Ananias Training

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Indirect supervision, but no direct reports

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church · Must complete and maintain updated Safe Environment training and background checks
  • Must have a good driving record, current Colorado Driver’s license, and auto insurance

Please note this job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with and supportive of the mission of the Church. Their public behavior must not violate the faith, morals, or laws of the Church or the Diocese of Pueblo such that it could embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. It is expected that all employees respect Roman Catholic doctrine and religious practices. In some cases, reasonable accommodations for the religious practices of employees who are not Roman Catholic may be provided. Some positions will require that the incumbent be an active Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.

How to apply :

To apply send an application and letter of interest to nmartinez@dioceseofpueblo.org or Diocese of Pueblo Human Resources Office, 101 N. Greenwood Street, Pueblo, CO 81003.

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