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Parish Social Ministry/Social Justice Ministry Coordinator
Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry

An excellent opportunity exists for a full-time Parish Social Ministry/Social Justice Ministry Coordinator.

The primary responsibility of this very important position will be to infuse Catholic social teaching and the Church’s social justice perspective into all aspects of Catholic life in the Archdiocese of Hartford, especially social justice formation processes and parish social ministry.

Additional duties will include, but are not limited to providing assistance to parishes in developing effective parish social ministry as outlined in Communities of Salt and Light (USCCB, 1993); convene parishioners on a regular basis, especially those involved in social ministry, for education, information, networking and support through conferences, meetings and workshops; and provide formation opportunities including conferences, workshops, in-service trainings and consultation for parish leaders.

Qualified candidates must possess a knowledge of the Catholic Church including familiarity with its structures, functions and institutions and ability to work with clergy at all Church levels
Commitment to the Gospel, Catholic Social Teaching, and discipleship.

This position will require a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in social services, human relations, adult education, or a related field, with a working knowledge of principles of Catholic social teaching. An understanding and commitment to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching Vatican II documents and familiarity with Catholic Theology, is required.

A minimum of three years of experience in community organizing, parish social ministry or a related area, is preferred.

Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written, to facilitate meetings, conduct oral presentations, or write documents, grant applications, press releases and/or reports. Also required are excellent skills in building relationships with people of diverse cultures, in addition a knowledge, skills, and ability to utilize office equipment, personal computer and software including Microsoft Office applications, is required.

Interested applicants should submit an updated resume and salary requirements to:
Karen Kean
Director of Human Resources

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