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Administration

Director of Hispanic Ministry
Office for Hispanic Catholics
Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Summary

The Director, in collaboration with the Vicar for Cultural Ministries, is responsible for setting a vision for the Office and ensuring the pastoral care of the Hispanic Catholic community.  In doing this, the Director is responsible for all aspects of ministry to Hispanic Catholics, which includes collaboration with other offices, Secretariats, Archdiocesan entities. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Sets a vision for pastoral care of the Hispanic Catholic Community.
  • Develops with staff, long, mid, and short term goals for the office and its mission.
  • Visits and supports parish communities and offers help in the development of Hispanic Ministry.
  • Serve as a resource person to Archdiocesan Offices, parishes, other institutions in the Hispanic community.
  • Organizes events sponsored by the Office and supports others: Heritage Mass, TV Mass, Life Congress, Catechetical Forum, Youth Events, etc…
  • Plans, reviews, approves, and evaluates all programs of the Office for Hispanic Catholics.
  • Prepares and administers office budget.
  • Represents the Archdiocese on local and national issues involving Hispanic Catholics.
  • Serves as liaison between the Archdiocese and the Hispanic Community.
  • Prepares and /or translates homilies/documents for various Archdiocesan offices.
  • Supports efforts of advocacy according to Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Supports the initiatives and projects of the Vicar for Cultural Ministries.
  • May support formation of seminarians, deacons and others by teaching at the Mobile Catholic Institute or other sites.
  • Performs other duties assigned by supervisor.
  • Collaborates with other Archdiocesan Offices and entities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education: Master's Degree in Theology or Pastoral Ministry or related field, preferred.

Experience:  Knowledge of issues surfacing within the Hispanic Catholic Community on a local/national level.

Other:  Bilingual (English/Spanish) and sensitive to cultural diversity

 Knowledge of computer Microsoft and Excel

 Excellent communication skills communication and administration.

  Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships.

 Prior supervisory experience.

 A solid commitment to the Vision and Mission Statement of the Archdiocese.      

 Valid driver’s license.                  

Working Conditions

May include some evening or weekend meetings.

 

APPLY

Contact: Rev. Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., Vicar for Cultural Ministries, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 222 North 17 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel: (215) 667-2822. FAX: (215) 587-3561. Email: fr.blewandowski@archphila.org