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Liturgical Formation Coordinator

Office of Worship

Posted 11/22/2019 until 3/2/2020

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Liturgical Formation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating formation of Liturgical ministers including Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Hospitality ministers, as well as, musicians and cantors.  The coordinator works in collaboration with other members of the staff to promote and update parish liturgical ministry in the Archdiocese.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

  • Engages in and supports a collaborative culture within and beyond the office and is responsible for procedures implemented through the Office for Worship.
  • Represents the Archdiocese and participates in national, regional, and local organizations and events to further the liturgical goals and mission of the office.
  • Stays current with church documents, leading trends, and development as it pertains to liturgical ministry.
  • Collaborates in department efforts to implement events on a diocesan and regional scale. 
  • Promotes a positive working relationship with his/her co-workers. Shares responsibility for general supervision and appraisal where and when appropriate.
  • Contributes to the development of the department budget.
  • Performs related duties as required.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administers the Liturgical Formation programs sponsored by the Office for Worship.
  • Meets with OFW staff on a bi-weekly basis to share calendar events and program information that pertain to the preparation of parish volunteer and staff Liturgical Ministers.
  • Acts as liaison between the OFW and parishes in the Pastoral Regions of the Archdiocese.
  • Aids parishes in implementing the liturgical philosophy, policy and directives of the Archdiocese.
  • Offers resources, and consultations on all activities related to Liturgy at the parish level.
  • Conducts informal parish visits upon request to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of parish Liturgical practice to offer suggestions and assistance.
  • Convenes Directors, Coordinators, Liturgical Leaders and key parish personnel, on a semiannual basis, to enhance their professional growth.
  • Informs constituents of days of enrichment and retreats for parish liturgical leaders.
  • Presents on liturgical topics as needed at annual Regional Congresses of the ORE.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator for Basic Faith Formation to ensure that liturgical ministers participate in a pre-requisite basic faith formation course.
  • In consultation with parishes, determines the needs for liturgical formation to assist parish staff and volunteers.
  • Collaborates with other OFW staff members in providing a thorough formation for parish liturgical ministers.
  • Acts as an advocate for all ministries.
  • Supports the work of other offices of the Archdiocesan Catholic Center:
    • Safeguard the Children
      • VIRTUS
      • Teaching Touching Safety
    • Office of Religious Education
    • Office of Parish Life
    • Office of Deaconate Formation
  • Performs related duties as required

Requirements:

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.
  • Experience in teaching liturgical formation at parish and diocesan levels.
  • Master’s degree in Liturgical Studies or related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years diocesan or 5-7 years of parish liturgical leadership experience.
  • Program development experience.
  • Recognized organizational and inter-personal skills are required.
  • Ability to work within diocesan systems and relatability to the parish experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Program planning, development, and organization and evaluation.
  • Resource and budget management.
  • Public speaking, group facilitation and teaching methodology.
  • Professional use of social media and technology.
  • The multi-cultural nature of ministry in the Archdiocese.

Skill in:

  • Pastoral application of Church teaching especially the Liturgical documents.
  • Effective communication in written and oral form.
  • Use of current office software including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and power point.

Ability to:

  • Communicate and teach in Spanish & English (preferred).
  • Exercise personal initiative while collaborating with a team.
  • Utilize a collaborative leadership style to facilitate the development of leadership in the parishes.
  • Work on weekends
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Occasionally lift to 20 pounds.
  • Sit for sustained periods of time daily.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.


HOW TO APPLY:


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf


The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to:employment@la-archdiocese.org


Please submit the email with the following subject line:


Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Locatio​n

Information/Application Contact:

Office of Worship
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6116
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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