CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JACKSON, MS
Contact: Abbey Schuhmann, 601-949-6934, [email protected]
Title: Coordinator, Office of Intercultural Ministry
Department: Department of Faith Formation
Reports To: Director, Department of Faith Formation
The development of Intercultural Ministry across the Diocese
Develop a greater awareness of the need for and appreciation of intercultural ministries across all traditions, ethnicities, and geographical areas within the diocese, drawing on the insights and recommendations of the report, “Sharing the Gift: Developing Fruitful Intercultural Ministry.”
Training and Support
Identify and share best practices, with an emphasis on faith formation, in intercultural ministry. Work with those involved at the diocesan and local parish level to develop leaders tasked to meet the needs of our various intercultural communities.
Position Type: Exempt, Full Time
Work Environment: Regular work/office hours 35 hours a week. Travel required; mileage reimbursed. Some nights and weekend work.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree in Theology/Pastoral Ministry or another religious studies field preferred.
Minimum five years’ experience in parish pastoral ministry. Diocesan experience a plus.
Key Skills and Competencies
Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
A willingness to contribute to and work with the other teams in the Diocese of Jackson.
Experience of working successfully across a wide range of different cultures.
Experience of developing and providing training, preferably in a church context.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Able to facilitate conversations with and between different groups.
Great networking skills.
Fluency in both Spanish and English preferred.
Experience of building and leading successful teams, with a track record of working collaboratively.
Experience with supervision of staff preferred.
Summary of Essential Job Functions:
Providing resources and training for pastoral care taking place in the various cultural communities throughout the diocese.
Providing a link with the Office of Youth Ministry and the other Offices in the Department of Faith Formation to ensure a ministry of presence to youth of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences.
Providing diocesan wide events that celebrate our unique cultural experiences while inviting the larger community.
Assisting pastors, parish directors and pastoral leaders in educating the people of God on our responsibility to welcome new members from other cultures as their parishes grow in diversity.