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Parish Director of Mission - St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish, Wellington, NZ

St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish is seeking a Full-Time Parish Director of Mission to work collaboratively with the Parish’s office team, parish leadership and volunteers.

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for an individual who can provide pastoral leadership for the faith community of St Francis of Assisi Ohariu.

Ideally you will have a background of active involvement in a Catholic Parish, be an excellent communicator with well-developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills and can work collaboratively and effectively within our community of communities.

You will ideally have:

  • Education: Formal studies in scripture, liturgy, ecclesiology, morality, and parish ministry is desirable.
  • Skills / Knowledge:
  1. A practicing Catholic participating in a parish with an informed understanding of Vatican II and contemporary Theological developments and how these apply to the mission of a parish.
  2. Supervisory ability and interpersonal communications skills.
  3. Good organizational skills, facilitation skills, and ability to manage.
  4. Good record keeping skills and a knowledge of Microsoft Office software.
  5. Ability to prioritize, be flexible, present oneself professionally, and to maintain confidentiality.

The Parish Director of Mission’s Purpose is to:

  • Provide pastoral, spiritual, and organizational leadership for the faith community of St Francis of Assisi Ohariu.
  • Be a unifying and animating presence for St Francis of Assisi Ohariu.
  • Invite all people of faith to carry out the mission of the Church.
  • Lead new projects in response to the Vision and Mission Statements.
  • Continue to develop a new model of being Church in the 21st Century.
  • Represent St Francis of Assisi Ohariu to the Archdiocese of Wellington and other churches, communities, and government sectors.
  • Follow the outcomes of the Archdiocesan Synod 2017.
  • Implement the framework of operation and development of the St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish Model.
  • Implement and adapt the Model of St Francis of Assisi Ohariu to further the mission of the Church.
  • Support, promote and enhance the rituals and liturgies of St Francis of Assisi Ohariu.

The role is Full-Time, based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Applications close 29 October 2021 at 5:00pm.

For more information on the position please email [email protected] or [email protected]

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