Job Opening: Pastoral Associate for Young Adult and Family Faith Formation and Social Justice

Position Summary

The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, NY, seeks to hire a full-time Pastoral Associate for Young Adult and Family Faith Formation and Social Justice.

Organizes and directs the parish’s faith formation programs for young adults and families, and provides guidance and support for the parish’s social justice programs. Collaborates and works with other pastoral associates and the leaders of parish ministries to promote the mission and apostolic priorities of the parish.

Essential Functions
• Ignatian Young Adults (IYA)
Plans and coordinates the programming of activities that promote and enhance the faith life of the young adults of the parish. This age group includes women and men in their 20’s and 30’s. Builds upon current programming of: (1) weekend retreats, (2) gatherings for prayer and reflection rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, (3) informal social events, most notably a reception following the 7:30 PM Sunday Mass, (4) service opportunities, and (5) collaboration with other ministries of the parish.

• Family Ministry
Develops and organizes faith formation programming oriented to families with children whose ages range from toddlers to teenagers. Facilitates the activities of the Family Ministry team that are designed to promote a lived experience of prayer, community, and service. Actively involved in activities related to the Sunday morning Wallace Hall Family Mass. Promotes and facilitates the collaboration of Family Ministry with the other ministries of the parish.

• Moms, Pops, and Tots
Facilitates the weekly gathering of parents of toddler aged children who wish to gather in a casual environment at the parish and support each other in their roles as new or young parents. Develops and implements programming and activities designed to address the faith formation of this group of parents who desire to grow in faith and set the right example for their children from their earliest years. Promotes and facilitates the collaboration of this group of parents with the other ministries of the parish.

• Social Justice
Guides, supports, promotes, and facilitates the social justice activities and initiatives of the parish. Works with the Ignatian Social Justice Ministry to plan and effectively implement the social justice efforts of the parish, including direct service, advocacy, and educational programming. Networks with faith-based and community groups to build effective partnerships in areas of mutual interest that further social justice in the community. Promotes and facilitates the collaboration of the Social Justice Ministry with the other ministries of the parish.

Essential Skills
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral, written, and graphic communication skills
• Proven experience in program development and effective implementation
• Strong background in Catholic theology, including moral theology
• Ability to mentor young adults in their faith formation
• Openness to share one’s personal journey of faith to others
• Mastery of technology skills to create documents, presentations, and social media
• Demonstrated ability to adapt personal skills to a new environment
• Self-motivated with the ability to work in a multi-task environment
• Team player

• Degree in theology, divinity, pastoral ministry, or religious education from a Catholic college or university, preference given to candidates with a degree from a Jesuit institution or with experience and knowledge of Ignatian Spirituality
• A strong Catholic faith commitment and a willingness to communicate it with joy
• Experience (minimum of 2 years) with programs of faith formation at a Catholic parish or institution
• Familiarity with the social justice teachings and documents of the Catholic Church

Working Conditions
• Weekdays, some evenings and weekends as required

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

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