Job Opportunities

St. Francis Xavier Parish

Director of Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment

Full-Time-Exempt

St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Faith Community is seeking a full-time bilingual Director of Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment

The Director of Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment reports directly to the Pastor

JOB SUMMARY/FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The bilingual Director of Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment fosters the Catholic and Jesuit identity of the Parish through the promotion and creation of programming that supports the Parish mission. The Director provides opportunities and activities that enable parishioners, families, and friends of St. Francis Xavier to respond to the invitation of St. Ignatius Loyola to “find God in all things,” to live for the greater glory of God,” and seek the “magis” as well as strive to live as “men and women for others.”
  • In conjunction with the Pastor and Parish Manager in advancing the mission of St. Francis Xavier, the Director assumes all administrative and organizational responsibilities for this department and its staff. The Director supports and promotes the Catholic Church’s teachings on faith formation and evangelization and ensures integration throughout every aspect of Catholic life and ministry within St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Faith Community.

The Director:

  • Includes, collaborates with, and enables others to foster adult faith in the parish community; proven adult catechetical vision and competency; possess the time, energy, and commitment to drive the adult learning agenda of the parish; suitable formation in theology, pastoral and education skills and spiritual development.
  • Continues existing Ignatian programs as well as explore new opportunities in which to share Ignatian Spirituality with our Catholic faith community.
  • Possesses experience, education and enthusiasm to advance evangelization opportunities for the St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Faith Community.
  • Recruits, directs, and supervises volunteers in all areas of position responsibility.
  • Develops ongoing faith and ministry formation opportunities that meet the needs of the Spanish- speaking members of St. Francis Xavier.
  • Provides professional leadership by developing, reviewing and revising departmental goals/objectives and oversees their implementation.
  • Directs all department activities; promotes support for key departmental events and initiatives by having a direct presence.
  • Oversees all departmental communications (web page, semi-annual Adult Faith brochure/Ministry Brochure) correspondence and reports.
  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with all Parish and School department administrators to foster and promote a collaborative and cooperative working climate.
  • Demonstrates the ability to guide, customize, and follow through on all expected responsibilities for effective programming.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and awareness of cultural diversity and an ability to incorporate this into programming and pastoral practice. Display genuine interest and care for parishioners by honoring the cultural context and personality distinctions.
  • Accepts various other assignments/projects consistent with the responsibility level and general duties of a Department Director.
  • Possesses excellent communication, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Attends local Trainings and Conferences provided by the Diocese of Phoenix or as directed by the Pastor as needed and budgeted.
  • Implements, promotes, and enforces mandatory diocesan “Called to Protect” requirement(s) for volunteers and Participate in Diocesan & Parish Safe Environment Training.
  • Adheres to personnel practices of the Diocese of Phoenix and applicable parish policies and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Understand, or have the willingness to grow in appreciation of, the dynamic principles of Ignatian Spirituality.
  • Creative, innovative, strategic thinker with high level of initiative and strong work ethic.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Proficient in both English and Spanish; able to effectively write and speak both languages.
  • Understand the dynamics of evangelization and conversion
  • Present a collaborative, open-minded, and organized approach to program development
  • Possess an active Catholic faith journey and understand the sacramental nature of our faith.
  • Desire to share, expand, and explain Catholicism through programming that is accessible and engaging
  • Provide an enthusiastic perspective in the development of an enriching calendar of events.
  • Appropriate level of education in theology, pastoral studies, religious education or a related field (Master’s Degree a plus).
  • Minimum of five years of formation experience in a parish or Diocesan position. Related degrees and comparable experience will be considered.
  • Develop a volunteer base that involves parishioners in program development and leadership
  • Skilled in technology including both PC and Mac platforms, candidate must be willing to become highly proficient in all internal systems including: Parish Data Systems, Raiser’s Edge, Google Apps, and other internal applications as needed
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Demonstrate excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills
  • Must have initiative, creativity, sensitivity to the needs of people; sound judgment regarding individual and program needs
  • Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive/personal information
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends, as required
  • Ability to lift 30 - 50 pounds
  • Demonstrate dedication to the community of St. Francis Xavier and the Catholic Church by participating in liturgical celebrations, prayer and service, requested parish events, etc.

This document is designed as a summary or general description of the job and may not include all the duties, knowledge, skills or abilities required or associated with the position.

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Capital Campaign Assistant

Position Description: Status Part-Time/24-hours per week, non-exempt, position occasionally includes some evening and weekend hours. Reports to: Director of Benefactor Relations.

General Description

It is the role of the Director of Benefactor Relations, and as such, the Capital Campaign Assistant, to ensure that St. Francis Xavier exemplifies the principles of donor-centered practices and processes. Working collaboratively, the Capital Campaign Assistant shall demonstrate to our parishioners, parents, volunteers and donors the impact of their investments of time, talent and treasure.

The Capital Campaign Assistant reports directly, and is accountable to, the Director of Benefactor Relations. In this role, a strong candidate will provide data entry support for donor programs and processes, coordinate all donor recognition and correspondence, and provide thorough administrative and communications support, planning and execution of tactics related to the ongoing Campaign-related fundraising activities and special events. The candidate should have strong computer skills and be able to interpret data across all campaign platforms.

The Capital Campaign Assistant will interface with Parish finance staff to oversee donor gift acceptance and accurate accounting of the donor gift database.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Provide important donor services such as: gift acceptance and timely acknowledgement, gift recognition and appreciation, accountability, reporting and other communications which in turn support donor cultivation
  • Update daily campaign batch deposits
  • Update database files, specifically credit card data, — contact on-line donors when credit card expiration dates expire
  • Send Monthly Statements to SFX Donors for outstanding pledge balances
  • Send special acknowledgement when pledges are paid in full
  • Ensure database is updated on a regular basis
  • Track deceased records – do not mail to deceased parishioners or donors
  • Monitor new parishioner/school family data
  • Update weekly, or as needed, database information
  • Track delinquent pledges and conduct personal follow up to verify payment status
  • Complete Donor Match Paperwork as required for various organizations
  • Maintain current and accurate donor related documentation
  • Oversee meeting hospitality- campaign meetings and special events
  • Provide accurate and timely Capital Campaign reports for Department and Staff Meetings
  • Supports parish-wide efforts to include clergy, parish administration, school faculty, staff and students in the development of comprehensive donor reports which strengthen St. Francis’s relationships with individual donors, corporations, foundations and organizations
  • Provide support for stewardship program which continues to expand the system of reporting to a greater number of donors
  • Work with the Director of Benefactor Relations on all marketing efforts, including the parish bulletin, campaign updates, website, social media, and donor communications

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Creative thinker with strong work ethic
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Skilled in technology including both PC and Mac platforms
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Work both collaboratively and independently while maintaining a high level of productivity
  • Ability to keep donor and prospect information confidential
  • Database and CRM management experience – Raiser’s Edge platform a plus
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, etc.) as well as Mac Office products such as Pages, iMovie, etc.
  • Strong technical background including Google apps and social media platform management
  • Candidate must be willing to become highly proficient in all internal systems including: Parish Data Systems, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, Google Apps and other internal applications as needed.

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Parking Security at the school

Want to work a few hours to supplement your retirement? Our St. Francis Xavier School needs some help a few hours at the start and end of the school day to secure the safety of our students. Your job is to simply guide drivers through pick up in a safe manner according to our drop off and pick up procedures.

This position is a total of 10 hours a week at $15/hour from Aug-May.

Please contact Mary Harvey at 602-266-5364 or at mary.harvey@sfxphx.org if interested.

Hours:

  • Mon-Fri from 7:30-8:30am
  • Mon-Thurs from 2:30-3:30pm
  • Fri from 12:45-1:30pm