Job Summary: Communicates, collaborates and cooperates closely with each of the ten coordinators and ministries under the auspices of the “Family Life” umbrella, all of which are bilingual. They are: Engaged Encounter, Sponsor Couple Program-Marriage Preparation, Foccus, Marriage Encounter, Natural Family Planning (maintains certification and qualification for ministry specialists for Billings and las Americas ovulation methods), Cana II, Beginning Experience, RCA (Recovering Couple Anonymous), Reverence for Life (Project Gabriel), maintains parish-based support for inquiries for Bereavement support, Rachel’s Vineyard and Retrouvaille. Serves as liaison for Knights of Columbus, Charismatic Renewal, other movements as assigned and ACTS. Answer questions concerning marriage preparation and knowledgeable of the Archdiocesan and Diocesan guidelines in this regard. Organizes meetings, attends annual conferences, and represents the ministry at various functions. Conducts on site training for parishes and vicariate requests for lay ministers especially in rural locations. Provides support to diocesan support ministries and parishes.
Supervisor: Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Communicates, collaborates and cooperates with umbrella ministries.
2. Provides information on the diocesan guidelines for marriage and answers questions.
3. Organizes and conducts Family Life Commission meetings at least twice a year in order to keep the lines of communication open, discuss ways to improve the ministry and deal with complaints.
4. Responsible for the following annual functions: World Marriage Day (February), and collaborates with the Walk for Life Rally and Mass.
5. Fills in for Director at meetings and various functions when they are not able to do so.
6. Deals with problems as they arise within the ministry among the various leadership or team members.
7. Attends the annual Spring Region Meeting.
8. Attends the NACFLM Annual Convention.
9. Prepares and manages the ministry budget.
10. Collaborates with other diocesan ministries.
11. Make decisions which involve the ministry.
12. Participates in staff retreats and continuing education.
1. Previous experience in ministry and community work.
2. Bilingual with good communication and writing skills.
3. Ability to prepare and manage a budget.
4. Ability to organize, plan, and conduct meetings.
5. Ability to work well with others.
6. Willingness to travel and attend meetings outside of usual work day.
7. Knowledge of or willingness to learn the Marriage Guidelines for the Diocese of El Paso and the Marriage Guidelines for the Texas Catholic Conference.
8. Be ministry oriented.
9. A bachelor’s degree in the area of Theology/Sociology (Family Life) or related field is preferable.
1. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, some evening and weekend work will be required to meet the needs of ministry.
2. Notify immediate supervisor of any changes in work schedule.
3. Use of own vehicle. Will be reimbursed for mileage at the current rate.
Disclaimer Clause: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.