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Director of Evangelization in Baltimore, MD at The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Date Posted: 12/21/2018

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Job Description

Basilica of the Assumption, located in downtown Baltimore, seeks candidates for a Director of Evangelization.  The position seeks to faithfully uphold the orthodox teachings of the Catholic Church and promote the mission to evangelize current active parishioners, inactive Catholics, and all searchers and seekers of the Catholic faith.  This person will also create and implement Adult Faith Formation programs for the Basilica of the Assumption community.  This position will lead the community effort to welcome, educate, spiritually enrich, and grow the community through program creation, formation experiences, and sacramental support in coordination with the Rector.  This position plays an active role in Parish leadership, volunteer coordination, and program and ministry support. In coordination with the office staff, this position leverages new media and technologies to create and support faith formation for the Parish and all those who encounter our Liturgies, programs, and ministries. The Director of Evangelization is expected to work within an all-for-one team environment and support activities that go beyond the scope of the position, which may include Development, Business, Music, Office Management, etc. The successful candidate will work directly under the supervision of the Rector or his designated delegate and in cooperation with the Parish Staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute Evangelization Strategy and Planning
  • Collaborate and synthesize program and ministry ideas with guidance and approval from the Rector or his designated delegate
  • Reflect the voice and vision of the Rector or his designated delegate when he cannot be present at Parish leadership or volunteer meetings and engagements
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers to assist with evangelization and formation efforts, including, but not limited to the Docent program at the Basilica
  • Work collaboratively with Parish staff to engage their ministries and incorporate the message of evangelization in their programming
  • Help shape, formulate, and implement all initiatives and ideas for evangelization efforts suggested under the guidance of Pastoral staff and leadership
  • Serve as the primary resource and coordinator for Discovering Christ, RCIA, and other Parish programs
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive project plans and evaluations of all Evangelization initiatives.  Develop spreadsheets and ad hoc reports to track initiatives
  • Clearly express the vision and goals of evangelization within the Basilica community through face-to-face contact, web technologies, and/or printed materials

Job Requirements

  • Practicing Catholic with an understanding and belief in the teachings and dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Living a life consistent with Catholic teachings
  • If married, in a valid Catholic marriage
  • Professional and positive team player in all aspects of the job responsibilities
  • Expertise in volunteer management and recruitment
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Theology or Religious Education preferred
  • Experience in Parish Leadership role and working within a collaborative office environment
  • Excellent communication skills in written or spoken word