Evangelization Specialist

Church & Missions Full Time

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THE POSITION: The Evangelization Specialist is responsible for assisting pastors and parish leaders in implementing and developing various programs and initiatives in the areas of evangelization, discipleship, and the training and commissioning of apostolic leaders. This position requires a dynamic person who can interact with a variety of personalities, easily adapt to quickly changing situations, and is passionate about helping parishes further the mission of Jesus Christ.

This position requires an individual who is experienced in evangelization and has direct experience leading RCIA on the parish level. It will also require a broad familiarity with resources, methods, and trends in catechesis and discipleship.

The salary range for this position is $50,000-60,000 and will be determined based on prior experience and education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Essential duties and responsibilities of the Evangelization Specialist include the following:

Initiate collaboration with lay leaders and clergy who have responsibility for the RCIA on the local level.
Mentor and empower key parish leaders in the areas of evangelization, discipleship, and intentional accompaniment.
Working closely with the other members of the Evangelization Team, this individual will provide optimum support to parishes in RCIA, evangelization, and discipleship.
Provide both large scale workshops/retreats and on going mentoring to individual leaders.
Assist in the development and implementation of programs, events, and services specifically for non-metro parishes (i.e., Western, Eastern, and Northern areas of Archdiocese);
Have input in, and assist the Director in the creation and monitoring of the annual budget process;
Remain current in the areas of theology and catechetics by studying the documents of the Catholic Church, specifically the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis, papal encyclicals and exhortations, and documents from the USCCB;
Perform any other duties or special projects assigned by the Director of Evangelization and/or Executive Director of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries and/or the Moderator of the Curia and/or the Archbishop.

Require advanced degree in Theology or related field, and/or equivalent experience in parish/diocesan life.

Must be in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043);
Must refrain from promotion of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals;
Must be dynamic and enthusiastic about Catholicism and evangelization, taking a pivotal role in participating in the team efforts of the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries;
Possess thorough understanding of evangelization and experience with various methodologies for the implementation thereof and possesses the ability to clearly and enthusiastically communicate the goals of evangelization, and to motivate others in sharing the faith with renewed enthusiasm and new methods;
Have an intimate knowledge of the RCIA, not only on a theological level but also on the practical level.
Ability to accompany individual parish leaders on a professional level.
An ability to establish rapport, putting people at ease; show genuine interest in others' needs and feelings at appropriate times;
Must be a team player, passionate about collaboration between different ethnic communities in the Church.
Must demonstrate a spirit of humility, willing to learn and implement the particular vision of the Evangelization office and be coached by the Director of Evangelization.
An ability to adjust constructively and flexibly to meet the requirements of different work situations; maintain patience, confidence and composure under pressure or adverse circumstances without compromising the timely completion of job duties;
Must possess superior organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to maintain strict confidence regarding all information and issues addressed under this position, in the department and all other ecclesiastically related entities of the Archdiocese of Denver;
Must recognize sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.

Visual acuity both near and far, travel throughout the Archdiocese is required as needed, manual dexterity with good eye/hand coordination, good hearing, speech and the ability to operate computer and mouse, copier, fax machine, printer and telephone. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

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