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Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio
Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Parish and Community Engagement Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Administration
WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Mission Advancement; Marketing and Communications; Volunteer Coordinator
LOCATION: Mid-Pointe
DATE: August 2020

Position Summary: The Parish and Community Engagement Coordinator advances the goal of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio (CCSWO) to build a transformational community of solidarity among clients, staff, volunteers and supporters. The Coordinator increases the number and depth of meaningful relationships between external supporters, with a concentration on Catholic parishes, and the poor and vulnerable whom we serve and empower. The Coordinator promotes Catholic Social Teaching and CCSWO’s mission and facilitates greater giving, volunteerism and supporter involvement. This position may require some evening and weekend work.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Establish ongoing, positive relationships with parish pastors, staff, ministries, committees and commissions to learn specifics of the parish ministries. Find ways that CCSWO may engage with parish missions by connecting parish needs to CCSWO services and CCSWO needs to parish resources.
2. Likewise, establish ongoing, positive relationships with other key stakeholders and partners in the broader community that advance CCSWO’s goals.
3. Maintain an awareness of CCSWO program goals and activities in order to connect program staff to parish and community resources.
4. By working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator, lead volunteer recruitment for the agency through parish and community relationships, external communications and occasional participation in recruitment events.
5. Advance awareness among parishioners and in the community of Catholic Social Teaching and CCSWO’s mission and distinctive work through presentations, retreats and other formational activities.
6. Support the spiritual development of CCSWO’s staff, volunteers, clients and supporters through prayer and other reflection opportunities.
7. Work closely with the Archdiocesan Catholic Social Action Office, other offices and relevant committees to advance CCSWO’s goals.
8. Serve on CCSWO’s Mission Encounter management team to coordinate how our development, marketing, parish outreach, volunteer and Catholic Social Action work is building a community of solidarity, encounter and accompaniment.
9. Serve as back-up staff support for CCSWO’s Food for All program when needed.
10. Other related duties as assigned.

Minimal Qualifications:
1. Bachelors’ degree required.
2. 3-5 years work experience in parish, social work, human services, mission work or a related field.
3. High-level written and spoken communication skills.
4. Ability to relate to and communicate with various racial, socio-economic, cultural and faith-based populations.
5. Proven track record of effectively presenting to public audiences.
6. Strong knowledge of the Catholic faith, especially Catholic Social Teaching and experience translating such knowledge in relatable ways to others.
7. Demonstrated ability to design and develop workshops and prayer groups.
8. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities.
9. Effective teamwork skills, including fostering trust, engaging in productive conflict and dialogue, demonstrating commitment and accountability, and producing measurable results.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Spanish proficiency.
2. Masters or equivalent degree in Theology or related field.
Organizational Responsibility:
Employees of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio will have knowledge of the Catholic faith, a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of Catholic Charities. Employees will not publicly oppose the teachings of the Catholic Faith nor publicly advocate for any position in conflict with Catholic teaching, or the specific positions of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This requirement includes any public speech, demonstration or writing including the use of social media or other digital technologies.

Work Environment:
Typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues

Work in a variety of locations and venues off site which may be different from the typical office environment and require some flexibility.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to meet the following physical requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:
 Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment;
 Talk to other employees/clients and hear them;
 See and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents;
 Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 15 pounds.

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