Dec 01, 2022

Part-Time Pilgrimage Coordinator

  • National Centre for Padre Pio
Part time Nonprofit Other Religious Education

Job Description

Job Description

The National Centre for Padre Pio, a Catholic shrine and information center located in Barto, Pennsylvania, is seeking a part-time Pilgrimage Coordinator.

(The town of Barto is located 70 minutes northwest of Philadelphia, 40 minutes southwest of Allentown, and 15 minutes north of Pottstown by car.)

 Responsibilities include: 

·       Developing and implementing effective strategies to promote group pilgrimages to the National Centre for Padre Pio from the Diocese of Allentown and neighboring areas 

·       Serving as the primary point of contact for group leaders planning a pilgrimage to the National Centre, gathering accurate and necessary information concerning groups, and maintaining effective communication with group leaders  

·       Working with group leaders to develop their individual pilgrimage itineraries  

·       Overseeing logistics of group visits and shepherding groups during their visits 

·       Serving as the principal tour guide for adult groups, serving also as speaker for them when the Director of Evangelization is not present

·       Serving as the primary tour guide and speaker for all youth groups (Homeschoolers, Confirmation Candidates, Scouts, etc.)

·       Interacting directly with visitors who are not part of an organized group on a day-to-day basis (greeting them, answering questions, etc.)

·       Publicly praying and livestreaming the daily Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy

·       Serving in the capacity of Sacristan and assisting with Mass as needed (previous experience a plus but not required)

·       Opening and closing on the spirituality center building as necessary

·       Providing a list of upcoming groups with all pertinent information to other staff members on a monthly basis or as needed

·       Maintaining records for group visits and providing an annual report to the Executive Director and General Manager

·       Serving as a back-up to the Director of Evangelization when she is not available (will be cross-trained in all facets of this position in order to be fully prepared when needed)

·       Other duties are possible as the position is further developed

Job Requirements

The Pilgrimage Coordinator will work primarily on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends during daytime hours for a total of roughly 23-25 hours per week; however, specific workdays and hours will fluctuate depending on group schedules. As such, flexibility with availability is required.

Applicants should be comfortable speaking to and engaging with large groups of people, with strong oral communication and interpersonal skills being essential.

Applicants should have a basic proficiency with using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Applicants should possess a passion for the Mission of the National Centre for Padre Pio and strive to continually grow in one’s knowledge of the life and spirituality of Padre Pio.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Angela McClellan at Please do not call about this position. Thank you.

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