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Monday, November 30, 2009

Position Vacant: Coordinator of Parish Services



Faith and Life News | Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
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POSITION VACANT

COORDINATOR OF PARISH SERVICES
Diocese of Wollongong

The Bishop of Wollongong, Most Reverend Peter Ingham, invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Parish Services for the Diocese of Wollongong. The successful applicant will assume duties as soon as possible.

The Coordinator will be a member of the Parish Services Team in the Office of the Bishop which seeks to effectively serve the needs of the parishes. The Parish Services Team includes the Liturgy Coordinator, the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator and the Pastoral Planning Coordinator. The Coordinator of Parish Services will be responsible to the Director of Parish Services.

The successful applicant will have:

A strong commitment to the Catholic faith and active involvement in the life of the Church

  • A spirit of prayerful discernment
  • The ability to articulate clearly the place of the parish as an integral component of the Church's evangelising mission
  • Proven leadership experience in collaborating with parish priests, parish staff and parish communities in shaping and implementing this vision
  • An understanding of current issues in the Church in Australia in relation to parish life and ministry
  • The skill to plan and implement new areas of parish activity in response to parish and Diocesan needs
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A commitment to pursuing and promoting Stewardship as a way of living Christian discipleship in the individual, parish and Diocesan context
  • A commitment to collaborative processes
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (preferably in the areas of theology and/or parish ministry).

An information package can be obtained by emailing jane.edwards@dow.org.au or by contacting Jane Edwards on (02) 4253 0900. Applications must include the names and contact details for at least three referees, one of whom must be your Parish Priest, and should be addressed to The Director of Parish Services PO Box 1239 Wollongong NSW 2500. Applications close on Friday, 11 December 2009.

The position of Coordinator of Parish Services is 'child related employment'. The preferred applicant for employment will be subject to employment screening.


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