Dec 08, 2022

Pastoral Associate of Service and Outreach

  • St. John the Evangelist Parish
Full time Ministry, Pastoral Mission Work Nonprofit

Job Description

Located just 40 minutes outside of Chicago, St. John the Evangelist (SJE) Parish is a growing, innovative, Holy Spirit driven Catholic parish. We are seeking a Pastoral Associate of Service and Outreach to assist our parish in serving those who are poor or in need either physically, spiritually, or emotionally. Working closely with our parish team, the Pastoral Associate of Service and Outreach will be focused on creating opportunities for our parishioners to encounter Jesus in the poor and needy via new and existing initiatives.  Working closely with our parish team, the Pastoral Associate of Service and Outreach will be focused on enhancing our existing programs while creating new service opportunities for our parishioners to become the face of Jesus Christ to others.  SJE offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, which includes the use of a rent free home!

Responsibilities include:

  • Infusing spirituality and prayer into all service and ministry area

  • Coordinating international and domestic mission trips

  • Overseeing and expanding the SJE food pantry to ensure that we are serving the needy in our community with economic relief and food

  • Coordinating with ministry heads to assist with all disaster relief efforts, food and clothing drives, Habitat for Humanity, and other economic relief activities

  • Providing service opportunities for our Youth Ministry, Religious Education and School students 

  • Collaborating with Relational Ministry to develop service opportunities for Connect groups and to develop/maintain online sign up platform

  • Administering our hospital and homebound programs

  • Overseeing and acting as a liason for various ministries within Service, Outreach and Parish Life (for example, St. Vincent de Paul, Grief Ministry, Celebrate Recovery, etc.)

  • Developing new service and outreach opportunities in other ministry areas that allow parishioners to make a one on one connection with those they serve

  • Building volunteer teams and supporting volunteer leaders 

  • Providing opportunities for team leaders and members to grow in their relationship with Jesus

  • Supervising the Service and Outreach Assistant

Our ideal candidate is someone who has a personal relationship with Jesus and a dynamic, outgoing personality coupled with a passion for helping others. Candidates should have an understanding of the Church’s teaching on Social Justice and a desire to form others in that tradition.

Responsibilities for this position include a heavy emphasis on planning, coordination, communication and development of parish leaders.  Attention to detail is critical to success in this position as is creativity and innovation.  A bachelor’s degree in a related field or experience in service / outreach / non-profit fields is preferred.  

Interested and qualified persons should send resumes to Kris Ziegelhofer, HR Coordinator, at

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