Assistant Director – Office of Hispanic Ministry

The Diocese of Allentown is seeking a full-time (35 hours/week) Assistant Director in the Office of Hispanic Ministry.  This exempt position supports and assists the Director in fulfilling the functions of the Office of Hispanic Ministry. This Office serves as a liaison and catalyst for the Hispanic community. This position requires demonstrated oral and written bi-lingual and bi-cultural (English/Spanish) aptitude.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assists the Director in planning, developing and implementing events, programs and workshops intended to meet the formation of the Spanish speaking faithful in the diocese.
  • Assists with communication with priests, deacons, religious and lay leaders involved in Hispanic Ministry throughout the Diocese, as well as Secretariats, parishes and ecclesial movements to deliver jointly-sponsored programming to the Spanish speaking community.
  • Assists in prioritizing and organizing the work of the office, including performing bi-lingual administrative duties including translation.   
  • Develops and maintains newsletter for Hispanic movement leaders, ambassadors and pastors.  Acts as editor and contributor to the newsletter and monthly Spanish AD Times article.
  • Collaborates to provide workshops or training on the parish, regional and diocesan level – Outreach and Advocacy educational programs.
  • Coordinates volunteer opportunities and involvement for Hispanic faithful in the diocese.
  • Develops community outreach and educational opportunities for the Hispanic community. Raise awareness through public speaking (parish meetings, group meetings, etc.)

Competencies

  • Communication— Good verbal and written communication skills to effectively address all levels within Hispanic ministry.
  • Technical – proficient using Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel.   

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in religious studies, theology or related area of Hispanic ministry
  • 2+ years of experience in ministry or related area
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Candidates will be practicing Catholics and must be committed to the mission of Catholic Church. 
  • May occasionally be required to work outside of normal workweek or in addition to normal work hours due to special projects, meetings or events.  
  • Valid driver’s license

For immediate consideration applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by June 30, 2018 to:  

Diocese of Allentown
Attn:  Human Resources Office (AD- OHM)
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538
resumes@allentowndiocese.org

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