Mar 16, 2022

IT Systems Specialist

  • Paradisus Dei
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

About The Work

We serve the servants. At Paradisus Dei, our entire team works diligently to help individuals, small groups, parishes, and volunteers start and run life-transforming programs. We run a diverse set of systems to support this mission.

Your role in this mission work is three-fold:

  1. Provide technical support to our staff and those people using our platforms to encounter our programs.
  2. Maintain and administer the current systems we use to this purpose.
  3. Assist in managing the ongoing development of solutions as we look for new ways to reach people through technology.

Our current systems include contact management platforms, class management platforms, donor management platforms, transactional and marketing email platforms, payments platforms, domain management, websites, native video player apps, mobile apps, video streaming platforms, community platforms, Google workspace administration, data management, and security management.  

The job is based in Houston, Texas, and reports to the Director of Mission Engagement. Partial remote work may be available for this position. This position is entry-level.  

Employees work Monday-Friday with a typical workday of 8 hours. 

About You

Working in ministry is a personal calling. Therefore, it is appropriate to spend time in prayer and discernment to see if God is calling you to work in this vineyard. Team members must embrace all the teachings of the Church and have a zeal for their Catholic faith and the opportunity to use their gifts and talents on behalf of the Lord. Because we strive to bring about conversion and spiritual growth for those to whom we minister, it is fitting that employees at Paradisus Dei also desire to grow in personal holiness.

A System Specialist must be able to work independently and proactivity on long-term projects while having the flexibility to switch to supporting staff, volunteers, and participants at a moment's notice. The ideal System Specialist has:

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • Natural technical aptitude
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Can work on multiple projects simultaneously

All applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or like discipline.

How We Work

We aim to always practice what we preach as a ministry. There is nothing more detrimental to God's work in ministry than the 'spirit of the world' entering into our team. Therefore, we aim to make the Christian virtues found in the beatitudes the foundation of our office culture.

Therefore, as an office, we strive to: 

  • Find more joy in the fulfillment of the mission of Paradisus Dei and the success of other people than in our own accomplishments.
  • Help others discover and fulfill their call to contribute to the new evangelization according to the talents God has given them.
  • Always be open to constructive criticism offered in a spirit of charity.
  • Work diligently to become more effective laborers in the vineyard.
  • Offer the everyday difficulties of our jobs in a spirit of service to help facilitate someone’s encounter with Christ.
  • Proactively help others without needing to be asked.
  • Be willing to inconvenience ourselves to help make someone else’s life better. 
  • Speak about things that are true, good, and beautiful.

Benefits And Compensation:

Paradisus Dei seeks to bring superabundance to family life. Therefore, we must first practice what we preach with all of our employees. Benefits at Paradisus Dei seek to help you live a healthy, holy, and happy life both in and outside of work.

Employees start with 10 vacation days. There are 10 holidays and/or holy days we also take off and we gift everyone off the Octave of Christmas, the eight days beginning with Christmas Day and ending on New Year's Day, January 1. In addition to all of this, we highly encourage and advocate taking silent days of prayer, reflection, and restoration at least once per quarter. We do not work on Sundays and rarely on Saturdays, except for occasional retreats or events.

For group insurance, we offer a wage-up strategy. This includes a monthly stipend in addition to your salary to help offset the cost of healthcare. We provide a service that allows you to work one-on-one with health care professionals to pick the right health care plan for you and your family. You will have a large variety of insurance options within these offerings and get to choose your level of coverage or choose a Christian health sharing plan.

We provide competitive compensation. However, nobody on our team will ever get rich in ministry but we hope to provide a fair wage that allows you and your family to live a modest and dignified lifestyle.

Spiritual Perks:

We highly encourage daily Mass and for those who are daily communicants, that hour can be counted as a work hour. On many occasions, we celebrate Mass within our office chapel.

We embrace "ora et labora" - pray and work. We work hard. We pray hard. All of our work depends upon our prayer because in ministry, only God transforms hearts and only God can bring about supernatural fruitfulness. Our daily rhythm includes prayer four times throughout the day. When the bells chime in the office we congregate to the chapel for 1) Morning Consecration 2) The Angelus at Noon 3) The Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 pm and 4) The Magnificat of Mary towards the end of the workday. We bring the intentions of the ministry and all the participants and benefactors into our prayer. 

How to Apply

We want to get a sense of who you are and what you are passionate about. In your cover letter, please tell us a little about yourself, your passions, why you want to apply for this job, and why you think it is a good fit for you. Send resume and cover letter to mike.dicosola@paradisusdei.org. 

We can’t wait to hear from you! 


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