Director of Discipleship

St. Benedict the Moor Parish (Omaha) - Omaha

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Part-Time

Location

Name of Facility: St. Benedict the Moor Parish
Address
2423 Grant St
Omaha, Nebraska
68111



Submitted By

Name: Fr. Dave Korth
Email: dmkorth@archomaha.org


Description

Department: Parish Staff
Reports to: Pastor of the Historic 24th Street Family of Parishes (SBTM & SH)


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Position Summary:

In union with the Archdiocesan Pastoral Vision and the goal to become a missional community, the St. Benedict the Moor Director of Discipleship promotes the mission to evangelize and catechize parishioners, inactive Catholics, and all searchers and seekers of Jesus Christ. Because St. Benedict the Moor is the sole historically Black Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Omaha (and the entire state of Nebraska), these evangelization efforts have a particular emphasis on the Black Catholic community. To this end, the Director will oversee evangelization efforts at St. Benedict the Moor Parish primarily through equipping leaders for evangelization. The role includes program creation & management as well as discipleship formation. The incumbent will also collaborate with the Sacred Heart Director of Discipleship to develop and maintain the steps of the parish family’s Clear Path of Discipleship. This position plays an active role in parish leadership, volunteer coordination, and program and ministry support.

The Archdiocese of Omaha requires every parish family to identify at least one “Evangelization Coordinator”. The St. Benedict the Moor and Sacred Heart Directors of Discipleship fulfill this requirement for their respective parish.

This is a year-round, part-time position that will routinely require evening and occasional weekend duties. As such, work hours are flexible in consultation with the Pastor.


Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Displays and maintains an active spiritual life rooted in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ

2. Appreciation for St. Benedict the Moor Parish and a desire to be an active parishioner

3. Strong ability to develop interpersonal relationships and communicate effectively (especially with the mission field of North Omaha in mind)

4. Missionary spirit and demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to inspire others to carry out the mission and ministry of evangelization in a pastoral manner

5. Ability to self-start and exercise creativity and resourcefulness in carrying out job responsibilities

6. Ability to work within a team and receive direction and feedback

7. Demonstrated organizational skills with an ability to plan, design and assess programs in a timely manner

8. Ability to adapt and apply knowledge and skills to a variety of parish situations that may occur

9. Ability to address key contemporary moral and social issues with a pastoral approach, centered in Church teaching

10. Strong communication skills and effective use of social media and Microsoft Office suite

11. Maintains confidentiality in dealing with information

Education and Experience
1. Active, practicing Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church, with a demonstrated commitment to prayer and continued formation

2. Bachelor’s degree, preferably in the areas of theology, pastoral ministry, or spirituality, or equivalent experience

3. Knowledge of and sensitivity to the unique cultural characteristics and needs within the Black Catholic community, as well as experience in service or outreach to marginalized communities

4. Experience in pastoral ministry, faith development, and evangelization

5. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the “New Evangelization,” as well as current trends and methods in evangelization

Application Instructions

To begin your application, please email our Office & Communications Coordinator, Pam Golka at plgolka@archomaha.org or call the office at 402-451-5755. The application process will involve an interview.