We are currently looking to fill the following staff position:

  1. Director of Social Outreach
  2. Director of Children's Faith Formation
  3. Director of High School Youth Ministry
  4. Preschool Teacher

Thank you for your interest in St. John Neumann. Below are our current open positions. Please send your resume and cover letter to operations@sjnaustin.org

1. JOB TITLE: Social Outreach Director

Please send your resume to outreach@sjnaustin.org 

Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Reviewed: 10/2020                                                                                                                        

Catholic Required:  Yes

Position Summary

In the Gospels, Jesus’ earthly ministry begins with the proclamation of Good News for the poor, liberty for captives, sight for the blind, and freedom for the oppressed. In modern language, this proclamation can be seen as Jesus’ mission statement. We, as the Body of Christ, are called to perpetuate this mission.

The Social Outreach Director, through relationship building, ongoing education, leadership development, and project planning, creates opportunities for the community to serve those among us most in need, bringing parishioners closer to Jesus Christ.

The person in this role is responsible for developing and implementing various Social Outreach programs.  This position facilitates the attainment of the parish mission and related goals and objectives of the parish through various administrative responsibilities. The Director reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) and operates with moderate latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.

Ministerial Character

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, which the Bishop has entrusted to him. He makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the parish. In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. John Neumann Catholic Church help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Essential Duties

  • Provide spiritual and organizational support for ministry leaders
  • Provide a presence of care for walk-in/telephone clients; identify resources to assist with basic needs (food, water, clothing, shelter, personal development)
  • Collaborate with Faith Formation leaders (high school, middle school, religious education) in providing service opportunities and mission trips for youth and their families
  • Coordinate/facilitate social justice programs (JustFaith; Exploring Migration, Faith & Racial Healing,)
  • Serve as Stephen Leader for parish Stephen Ministry program
  • Recruit volunteers for annual Habitat for Humanity home build
  • Serve as Liaison for Mobile Loaves & Fishes Commissary
  • Lead various teams of parishioners in ministry to the homeless (make-ready, truck-run, training)
  • Develop and lead Disaster Relief Team (natural disaster, pandemic, etc)
  • Liaison with various ministries (ie. St. Vincent de Paul, Threads of Hope, Culture of Life, Catholic Charities)
  • Implement Helping Hands and CRS Rice Bowl programs
  • Participate in Faith-In-Action Advocacy Day
  • Prepare newsworthy information for dissemination in the parish and/or diocese publications
  • Prepare and monitor an annual budget
  • Maintain awareness of current ministry trends via training, pastoral letters, and local/national councils
  • Maintain Resource Manual of Outreach programs and services
  • Ensure Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) program guidelines are followed
  • Assist in other projects as assigned by the Pastor and/or the COO
  • Travel within the city is expected in the course and scope of Social Outreach duties
  • SJN representative for Social Outreach ministry within the Austin community

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of development, public relations, and marketing
  • Knowledge/experience in budgeting
  • Self-starter, creative outlook
  • Communication skills – excellent oral and written; comfortable with public speaking
  • Skilled in non-profit management – supervisory duties may be included
  • Skilled in using personnel management best practices
  • Skilled at time management (organizing and prioritizing) to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Skilled in demonstrating spiritual leadership
  • Comfortable praying with others and leading others in prayer
  • Well organized; attention to detail and ability to organize others
  • Ability to use judgment and discretion appropriately to resolve problems and achieve goals
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others both as a team member and as a team leader
  • Ability to create and foster an environment consistent with the parish mission and goals
  • Ability in competencies such as interpersonal influence, innovative thinking, relationship building, and performance leadership
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all segments of the community (parish, priests, religious, laity, Catholic ministries, Catholic schools, civic leaders, and community agencies)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Training:

  • Must have knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching and the proven ability to infuse those teachings into all areas of parish life (Youth and Adult Faith Formation, to include RCIA, Retreat Ministry, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology; or, related field. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs
  • Ability to read/write/speak fluent Spanish is preferred

Experience:

  • Experience in finding and/or developing resources for assistance through networking and research
  • Experience in dealing with clients; setting of appropriate boundaries and other appropriate dimensions of working with others
  • Must have at least two years of work experience in a pastoral setting
  • Experience working within the Catholic community

Catholic Requirement:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing: Required

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies through the employment period

Working Conditions

  • All employees of the parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the Church.
  • The parish is an at-will employer.
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by the parish are tobacco-free.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays will be required.
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech (Catholic prayer and liturgical celebrations).
  • Must be able to lift 5 to 30 pounds
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.

2. JOB TITLE: Director of Children's Faith Formation

Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Catholic Required:  Yes

Ministerial Character

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, which the Bishop has entrusted to him.  He makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the parish.  In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).  He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. John Neumann Catholic Church help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Director of Children's Faith Formation (CFF/DRE) is responsible for the parish Religious Education (Pre-K through fifth grade) program as designated by the Pastor.  Currently, this includes developing curricula, training, staffing of necessary classes, sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and catechist formation. The DRE must understand the nature and purpose of religious education and continuously assess the needs and priorities of the parish, working with the pastor, the faith formation team, parents, and teachers. This individual will be expected to demonstrate good public relations skills, as well as teaching skills. This is a 40-hour per week, year-round position.

Under the direction and guidance of the Pastor, the Director of Children's Faith Formation will report to an immediate supervisor. They operate under general supervision with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative while maintaining compliance with both the Church and Diocesan guidelines. This position facilitates the attainment of the parish mission and related goals and objectives of the parish through various administrative and supervisory responsibilities.

This position requires the combining of leadership ability and individual accountability to guarantee results and solutions which meet the goals of a large, growing parish. This position also requires superior communication, organizational and time management skills. Attention to detail and the ability to          multi-task in a fast paced, fluid environment is a must. While the goal of the parish is to grow solid, self- managing volunteers, it should be recognized that this position requires “hands-on” involvement and participation with all aspects of religious education.

Essential Duties (in order of priority):

  • Initiate, organize and implement long-term programs to meet the faith formation needs of the Parish, particularly with regard to PreK – 5th-grade children
  • Initiate, organize the implement sacramental preparation programs for first reconciliation and first Eucharist
  • Recruit, train, and provide support for volunteers
  • Initiate parish activities to enhance education programs that are consistent with Diocesan policies and norms
  • Oversee programming and planning for family religious education division
  • Administer the Office of Religious Education, to include: budgets, schedules, record keeping, teaching materials, and supplies, communication with parishioners, annual projections, keep office hours consistent with the educational program, supervision of RE support personnel, and meetings with parents
  • Provides guidance and leadership to all volunteers; evaluate the performance of assigned volunteers
  • Ensures parish/diocesan guidelines within the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program are followed/promoted
  • Work collaboratively with department heads and ministries both within the parish and the Diocese of Austin

Marginal Job Duties

  • Special RE events planning
  • Calendar planning 18 months out, with Faith Formation team and immediate supervisor, in an effort to coordinate ministry groups with particular ongoing events of the parish
  • Submitting bulletin and website content; brainstorming ideas for future articles and interviews and writing
  • Sunday supervisor for religious education volunteer staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Catholic faith formation and lesson-planning
  • Rites and celebration of sacraments
  • Skill in organizing, prioritizing, and using effective time management techniques
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Demonstrate good judgment and problem solving (“think on your feet”) to achieve goals
  • Well organized; ability to organize others and events
  • Ability to create and foster an environment consistent with the parish mission and goals
  • Ability to demonstrate success in competencies such as interpersonal influence, innovative thinking, fiscal accountability, relationship building, and performance leadership
  • Teaching, training, and public speaking
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to all parishioners and ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent in a foreign country is preferred
  • The degree should be related to theological studies or a comparable area. A Master’s Degree or licentiate is preferred
  • Ability to read/write/speak fluent Spanish is desired but not required

Experience:

  • 2-3 years’+ work experience with Catholic parish
  • Background in teaching is helpful

Catholic Requirement:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing: Required

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Texas Class C Driver’s license
  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies through the employment period

Working Conditions

  • All employees of the parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church
  • The parish is an at-will employer
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by the parish are tobacco-free
  • Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays is required
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Catholic Christian prayer
  • Will be required to lift, move or carry objects- up to 25 pounds
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards
  • Will attend continuing education classes, annually

3. JOB TITLE: Director of High School Youth Ministry (DHSYM)

Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Reviewed: 2/2021                                                                                                                          

Catholic Required:  Yes

Ministerial Character

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, which the Bishop has entrusted to him.  He makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the parish.  In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people).  He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. John Neumann Catholic Church help to extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Director of High School Youth Ministry (DHSYM) works collaboratively with and under the direction of the Pastor, immediate supervisor, and the Chief Operations Officer.  The position allows for wide latitude to exercise independent judgment and initiative within the scope of the job.  This position facilitates the attainment of the parish mission and related goals and objectives of the parish through various youth programs to form intentional disciples directed at High School youth.

Essential Duties

  • As an integral part of your ministry for the Church as carried out in this position, support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic ministry and the mission of the parish in both your professional and personal life
  • Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Participate in staff functions; may include religious ceremonies, training sessions, and other activities
  • Collaborate with other ministry directors- on staff and at other parishes/diocese
  • Service to Youth: Plan, direct, and implement parish-level opportunities for high school youth to socialize, worship, learn and serve as defined in Renewing The Vision
    • Prepare/implement catechetical high school youth ministry program
    • Direct a sacramental preparation program specific for Confirmation
    • Organize and facilitate curriculum development and implementation of weekly Life Teen meetings
    • Organize and oversee all worship, praise, and outreach programs, service projects and events
    • Coordinate and oversee retreats, conferences, camps, mission trips, and other related youth activities
    • Attend various youth activities outside of church functions (contact work)
  • Service to Parents: Provide clear communication to parents regarding programs/events/activities
    • Create a welcoming environment
    • Foster parent participation and involvement in ongoing faith formation of their child(ren)
    • Provide resources and support, as needed
  • Service to Volunteers: Provide guidance and training for volunteers and evaluate performance
    • Develop and train Core team members and Peer Leader groups
    • Provide pastoral and professional care of adult and youth leader volunteers
  • Administrative Duties: Develop and manage department budget
    • Make recommendations for youth ministry event contracts
    • Implement and oversee fundraising events for various youth programs
    • Keep supervisors apprised of any program issues
    • Ensure compliance with Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) regulations and SJN policies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations
  • Spiritual and Leadership formation
  • Relational Ministry
  • Curriculum development
  • Effective time management skills
    • Strong (individual/group) organizational skills
    • Delegating/Scheduling/Prioritizing for maximum productivity
    • Meeting deadlines & budget constraints
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written
  • Public Speaking
  • Collaborative work
  • Demonstrate good judgment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • Degree in Theology, Religious Education or related field is preferred

 Experience:

  • Three year experience working in related (youth ministry) field
  • Correspondence using both telephone & computer
  • Familiarity with Parish Data Systems (PDS) is preferred
  • Experience working within the Catholic community is required
  • Knowledge of Life Teen & Edge programs
  • Knowledge of Catholic Bishop’s Renewing the Vision

 Catholic Requirement:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing is required

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification is suggested
  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies
  • Ongoing professional development training is encouraged

Working Conditions

  • All employees of the parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church
  • The parish is an at-will employer
  • Saint John Neumann campus (entire property) is tobacco-free
  • Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly
  • Working on weekends, evenings and some holidays will be required
  • Exposure to religious ceremonies, and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations
  • Adhere to appropriate attire and standards of conduct
  • Must be able to move moderately heavy equipment/objects

5. JOB TITLE: Preschool Teacher 

SJN Preschool is currently seeking a Pre-K 4 teacher, with a desire to work with young children.
Some of the exciting things that you will do as a Teacher include, but are not limited to:
  • Plan and implement the daily program.
  • Supervise the children, helping children to think creatively, solve problems independently, and respect themselves and others.
  • Spark imagination, build self-esteem, and help children discover new things each day.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly classroom and school.
Requirements:
  • MUST have Pre-K 4 experience.
  • Minimum 19 years of age w/High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • 2-year previous experience working in a licensed child care center
  • CPR and first aid training
  • Courses in ECE preferred
  • CDA preferred

Questions about employment at SJN please contact:
operations@sjnaustin.org