Aug 16, 2019

Director of Mission and Outreach

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

Job Description


St. John the Evangelist Parish is seeking a full-time Director of Mission and Outreach to assist our parish in increasing opportunities for service in our community and the world at large. This is a key position and has been open since the first of the year as we are dedicated to finding the best possible candidate for this important position.

Working closely with the pastor and parish staff, the Director of Mission and Outreach will be focused on enhancing existing programs and developing new service opportunities to help our parishioners become the face of Jesus Christ to others.

Responsibilities include:
Coordinating annual mission trips to the Dominican Republic and assists in sponsoring a school and students in the country

Developing domestic mission trip opportunities and coordinating all service projects and mission trips in the community and surrounding states

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

Overseeing our food pantry and St. Vincent de Paul to ensure that we are serving the needy in our community with economic relief and food

Providing service opportunities for our Religious Education and School students

Collaborating with Relational Ministry to develop service opportunities for small groups and developing/maintaining online sign up platform

Researching, developing and implementing a spiritual gifts assessment to help parishioners determine where they can best use their gifts in service to others

Our ideal candidate will have a dynamic, outgoing personality coupled with a strong passion for helping others. Responsibilities for this position include a heavy emphasis on planning, coordination and communication in addition to the ability to develop strong leaders. Attention to detail is critical to success in this position.

A bachelor's degree in related field or experience in service / outreach fields is preferred. A strong personal faith, administrative, organizational, communication and computer skills are all essential to success in this position, as is creativity and innovation.

St. John the Evangelist Parish is a dynamic parish, located in St. John, Indiana, just 40 minutes outside of Chicago. We are a large, active and growing parish focused on evangelization and service. Interested and qualified persons should send resumes to Kris Ziegelhofer, HR Coordinator.

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