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Holy Trinity Parish (Westfield, NJ)

Director of Communications (part-time approx. 20 hours)

The Communications Director will serve Holy Trinity Parish by developing, managing and delivering a comprehensive and effective communications strategy in collaboration with the Pastor, parish staff, Pastoral and Finance Councils. The Director will further Holy Trinity's mission and vision by promoting its ministries, programs and events to the parish and community at large. This will be done through the use of appropriate media platforms which include, but not limited to, print, websites, social media, digital applications, photographic and video content.

Responsibilities:

• Serve as the primary strategist and content creator of all Holy Trinity digital and print communication outlets primarily the weekly bulletin
• Update and maintain Holy Trinity Website. Work collaboratively with Pastor, staff and ministries to keep content current
• Update and educate parish leaders in communications opportunities
• Serve as the day-to-day communications contact for parish staff and ministry leaders, regularly interacting with them
• Daily posting of content  to social media outlets  including parish website, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, lnstagram, etc...
• Report communication progress to Pastoral Council
• Prepare and manage a communications budget
• Plan, create, and implement marketing campaigns and materials as needed to promote Holy Trinity activities as well as Archdiocesan hosted events
• Create flyers, banners, posters, etc., as needed
• Provide online opportunities for participation sign-ups, feedback, comments e-mail updates, more information, etc. (Survey Monkey, Flocknote, Constant Contact)
• Use of website to transmit additional opportunities for catechesis
• Participate in bimonthly staff meetings

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Be an active practicing Catholic with knowledge of Jesus' teachings as expressed through Catholic Tradition
• Outstanding writing ability
• Strong knowledge of current and emerging social media platforms
• Familiarity with Flocknote and Constant Contact is a plus
• Degree/experience in communications, social media management, marketing or journalism preferred
• Complete Protecting God's Children Training and Background Check as mandated by the Archdiocese of Newark
Please submit resumes to Fr. Anthony Randazzo by mail at 315 First Street, Westfield, NJ 07090, deadline of application is May 1, 2018.

Holy Trinity Parish (Westfield, NJ)

Adult Faith Formation Coordinator

The Adult Faith Formation Coordinator will be responsible for parish programs including workshops, scripture study, and invited speakers which will lead and assist the adults of Holy Trinity Parish in attaining a maturity of faith through instruction and formation in Catholic Christian teaching.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelors/Advanced Degree in Religious Education, Theology, Scripture Studies and/or certifications in these or a related field.
  2. Possess a thorough understanding of Catholic liturgy.
  3. Three years of experience in pastoral work
  4. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining a budget
  5. Active Catholic in good standing, called to this ministry from a sense of vocation; ability to adhere to the Diocesan Code of Ethics, participation in Virtus program (Protecting God’s Children), and all appropriate screening
  6. Ability to use current social media to reach all adults in all age groups.
  7. Ability to use or quickly learn all office software including Word, Excel, Publisher, and Power Point.
  8. Excellent organizational and communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with both staff and volunteers
  9. Must maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Select and evaluate curriculum, design a formation programs and implement a schedule to provide opportunities for adult faith formation.
  2. Coordinate and invite speakers from various sources for events for the entire parish and to serve existing groups such as Peace and Social Justice, Seniors, etc.
  3. Assure the recruitment, formation, and evaluation of support personnel (volunteer) necessary to accomplish the goals and objectives of this position.
  4. Assure all programs are evaluated, soliciting input from staff, participants, and Pastoral Council.
  5. Attend parish staff meetings, parish leadership meetings and other appropriate parish/diocesan gatherings as the schedule allows. Serve as the parish representative for Adult Faith Formation at the diocesan level.
  6. Maintain regular office hours, oversee the department budget, organize adult formation resources, supplies, files, and meeting space.
  7. Prepare annual budget, monitor income and expense, maintain accurate records, purchase resources.
  8. Would be the staff liaison for the RCIA coordinator and team.
  9. Pursue professional and personal faith development, maintaining a current level of knowledge and skills and participate in professional and personal growth opportunities as approved.
  10. Other duties or tasks as assigned by pastor.

Working Relationships and General Requirements

  1. The pastor will supervise this position.
  2. Will work with the entire staff to coordinate the calendar and use of building space when scheduling events.
  3. This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, with a fixed annual salary.  Evening and weekend hours will be required, as related ministry activities necessitate.  The minister is responsible for establishing an appropriate work schedule of office hours, activities and compensatory time off when additional hours have been worked.
  4. Physical requirements include light physical effort, regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, lift, and perform computer keyboarding.  May need to carry/lift items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Saint Francis de Sales (Lodi, NJ)

Maintenance Worker

Overall Responsibility

Helps to provide adequate maintenance and preventive maintenance on all Saint Francis de Sales equipment, buildings, grounds, and vehicles to ensure safety to all persons, including staff and visitors, and to extend the life and appearance of these items. The part time custodian is responsible for the general upkeep and cleanliness of all church property and the general security of the building while on the job.

Reports to: Pastor Classification: Non-exempt

Position Summary

Responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, and repair of parish and school facilities. Performs a variety of facility and equipment maintenance duties. May perform various routine maintenance and repairs including routine carpentry and plumbing duties based on skill level and experience.

  • Help with a variety of installation, repair and renovation to buildings including but not limited to electrical fixtures and switches, and semi-skilled tasks in construction, repair and maintenance of wooden structures and articles.
  • Assists with installation, repair and renovation of some equipment including metal and wood equipment, electrical appliances, valves, gas stoves, hot water heaters, sinks, commodes, hand basins, kitchen appliances, heating and cooling systems, sewer lines, irrigation sprinklers.
  • Removing of snow and ice from roadways, parking lots ramps and walkways.
  • Lays pipe, digs ditches, trenches, and post holes.
  • Does rough painting and rough concrete laying and patch plastering. Removes and replaces defective motors and valves.
  • Moving and transporting furniture books misc. items from buildings
  • Preparing books, wine and host for weekend liturgies
  • Operates a variety of trucks in the performance of construction and/or maintenance work.
  • Performs routine mechanical equipment maintenance.
  • Maintains daily maintenance logs and work reports indicating time and materials used.
  • Be responsible for all equipment, tools and other equipment.
  • Assist other areas related to overall maintenance of the system when assigned.
  • The above does not exhaust duties. Other duties may be requested from time to time through the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications

Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and a valid State driver’s license. Must be 21 years of age or older. Has knowledge of procedures, practices, tools, and equipment used in maintenance. Must possess ability to:

  • Move, load and unload equipment and supplies weighing 35 pounds and heavier.
  • Work independently without direct supervision.
  • Walk long distances around campus; bend, stoop, squat and reach; climb ladders.
  • Make judgement related to emergency and safety matters.
  • Previous experience in cleaning, maintenance, or other related fields.
  • Ability to handle physical workload.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Certificates, Clearances, Licenses

Valid Driver's License

Work Schedule

Work will take place Monday through Friday, 29hrs/week to be arranged with the pastor.

Contact Information

Fr. Francisco J. Rodriguez

St. Francis de Sales

125 Union Street

Lodi, NJ 07644

973-779-4330 ext. 11


Parish Community of Saint Helen (Westfield, NJ)

Our vibrant parish of 4200 families is seeking a part-time Secretary (24 hours per week) to support the Director of Religious Education with a focus on children 4-10 years old. There is much interaction with parents who have questions about the Rel Ed program & activities. The ideal candidate should have a familiarity with Catholic sacraments. Qualifications include: high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as Sign-Up Genius; ability to learn and support software programs and parish databases; well-developed people skills; strong written and verbal communication; excellent organizational skills and ability to solve practical problems; ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters. The part-time schedule is 4-5 hours each day with occasional flexibility needed to work 5 evenings per year due to Holiday and Sacramental activity. Submit resume to RelEdSecposition@sainthelen.org

General Description

This position involves providing secretarial support to the Director of Religious Education (K-4) 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

The following specific responsibilities are representative of duties required in this position. They may be unilaterally but reasonably changed based on the working environment and parish needs.

  • Provide clerical services and technology support to the Director of Religious Education (K-4)
  • Fully proficient in Regpacks Religious Education System
  • Be fully informed regarding Religious Education Calendar/class schedules, parish center room assignments, grades 1-4 syllabus (all found on our website)
  • Navigate Saint Helen websites to provide information as needed
  • Utilize Parish Soft/church database of parishioner data
  • Protecting God’s Children – disseminate information, ensure compliance via Virtus 
  • Respond to parents’ Religious Education related questions
  • Prepare and organize Religious Education materials, track status of pick up by catechists and parents 
  • Assemble catechist envelope with Communion materials
  • Obtain required Sacrament documentation and record selected sacramental data in parish record books
  • Track one-on-one home instruction status of work and follow-up as needed
  • Be present at service projects, rehearsals, parent meetings, sacrament masses and services (includes some evening activities)
  • Participate in Religious Education check in and check out process
  • Assist in preparation of materials for Kids Corner programming
  • Prepare Children’s Weekly Bulletin and place in Meany Hall
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word: responsible for scheduling all volunteers utilizing Sign up Genius, email, and phone contact
  • Maintain Sign Up Genius for 1st Holy Communion Masses; contact and coordinate volunteers for Reconciliation Services, and other K-5 services
  • Answer and screen telephone calls, and record messages
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and/or Apple Suite or Google
  • Ability to learn and work with software programs and parish databases as needed
  • Typing proficiency of 50wpm
  • Professional communication skills both in person and on the telephone
  • Written and verbal communication is clear and concise
  • Well-developed people skills in interacting with all who come to the parish office
  • Maintain professional appearance
  • Ability to solve practical problems while dealing with a variety of variables and know when to seek guidance
  • Ability to adapt and change as initiatives are proposed and implemented
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters
  • Ability to interpret a variety of written and oral instructions
  • Positive and supportive to the DRE and all staff members
  • Efficient time management skills (ability to multi-task and be detailed oriented)

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma
  • 3-5 or more years working in a general office setting with the public is desired.

Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Parish Community of Saint Helen (Westfield, NJ)

Our vibrant parish in Westfield, NJ is seeking a part-time Secretary (24 hours per week; Monday through Thursday 10:00-4:00 with some flexibility) to support the Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister with a focus on students in 5th-10th grade. The candidate will interact extensively with parents, students and our parish staff.

General Description

This position involves providing secretarial support to the Director of Religious Education (5-10) and Youth Minister (9-12) 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

The following specific responsibilities are representative of duties required in this position. They may be unilaterally but reasonably changed based on the working environment and parish needs.

  • Provide clerical services and technology support to the Director of Religious Education (6-10) and Youth Minister (9-12)
  • Fully proficient in Parish Databases
  • Be fully informed regarding Religious Education Calendar/class schedules, parish center room assignments and grades 6-10 and Youth Ministry syllabus (all found on our website)
  • Support all retreats and service trips
  • Navigate Saint Helen websites to provide information as needed
  • Protecting God’s Children – disseminate information, ensure compliance via Virtus 
  • Respond to parents’ Religious Education related questions in consultation with Director of Religious Ed and Youth Minister
  • Prepare, organize and track status of Religious Education and Youth Ministry materials
  • Assemble Confirmation materials and obtain required Sacrament documentation and record selected sacramental data in parish record books
  • Be present at Confirmation rehearsals and Confirmation and other activities as needed by DRE and Youth Minister
  • Participate in Religious Education check in and check out process
  • Responsible for training, daily schedule and check list for the Teen Evening Receptionists
  • Answer and screen telephone calls 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Skills

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint) and/or Apple Suite or Google Suite
  • Ability to learn and work with software programs and parish databases as needed
  • Typing proficiency of 50wpm
  • Professional communication skills both in person and on the telephone
  • Written and verbal communication is clear and concise
  • Well-developed people skills in interacting with all who come to the parish office
  • Maintain professional appearance
  • Ability to solve practical problems while dealing with a variety of variables and know when to seek guidance
  • Ability to adapt and change as initiatives are proposed and implemented
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters
  • Ability to interpret a variety of written and oral instructions
  • Positive and supportive to DREs, Youth Minister and all staff members
  • Efficient time management skills (ability to multi-task and be detailed oriented)

Education and/or Experience 

  • High school diploma (College Degree preferred)
  • 3-5 or more years working in a general office setting with the public is desired.

Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.