We are currently looking to fill the following staff positions:

  1. Liturgy Director
  2. 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: Liturgy Director 

Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Reviewed: 02/2020
Catholic Required: Yes

St. John Neumann Catholic Church is looking for someone to join their amazing team as Liturgy Director. This person would need to be one who embraces the pastor's vision of moving from maintenance to mission. The pastor has a history of developing staff into experts in their field that serve with joy. We desire staff members who are hungry, humble, and smart. Staff members at our parish are supported in their personal, spiritual, and professional development as well as competitively compensated in relation to their experience and education. St. John Neumann is an amazing parish that is seeking to grow.

Candidates interested in this position should submit a cover letter and resume after reviewing the details below.

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. 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 Liturgy is responsible for all liturgical aspects of the parish and is the primary resource person in
matters of liturgy to maintain 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. The Director reports to the Associate Pastor and operates with moderate latitude for the
use of independent judgment and initiative. The Chief Operations Officer will support the Director of Liturgy through all administrative, Financial, and HR issues.
This position requires the combining of leadership ability and individual accountability to guarantee results and
solutions which meet the worship 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 liturgical preparation for the
parish.
This position requires regular, rotating attendance at each weekend Mass, to assist clergy and volunteers as
necessary. As an integral part of your ministry for the Church, as carried out in this position, support and uphold the
teachings of the Catholic Church 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. Continuously grow in your
profession by participating in liturgical conferences, retreats, associations, reading liturgical publications, and
participating in Catholic events.

Essential Duties (in order of priority):
Liturgical Coordination

  • Work collaboratively with the clergy, Music Director, Sacraments Coordinator and other parish groups
  • Ensure that the liturgical environment is properly prepared (flowers, vestments, candles, supplies, etc.) and are
    appropriate to the liturgical calendar and season
  • Coordinate major liturgical feasts such as Easter, Christmas, holy days of obligation, etc
  • Coordinate, prepare, and host outside clergy as necessary, including Testimonies of Suitability
  • Coordinate, schedule, and plan parish Reconciliation services
  • Coordinate and setup ministry table requests in the Narthex for volunteer recruitment efforts, etc
  • Monitor use of Church and Chapel and work with groups and individuals who use the space
  • Monitor and coordinate any need for repairs in the Church and Chapel with the Facilities Manager
  • Create, disseminate, and implement a yearly liturgical calendar of events

Communication

  • Update and print/post weekly Mass Volunteer Sign-in Sheets, Communion Charts, General Intercessions, special
    liturgical rites, blessings, Mass Intentions, and other notes
  • Prepare Presider’s Notes (script) that guides the celebrant in Mass
  • Post Presider and various ministry schedules in Sacristy
  • Schedule and maintain liturgical ministers for all services and instruct ministers to secure commitments, sub requests and update personal contact data
  • Design and write bulletin, newsletter, and any mass announcements
  • Update and maintain related liturgical webpages under the guidance of the Communications Director
  • Provide liturgical updates and ongoing communication to all ministers via email, text, and various applications

General Support

  • Ensure that vestments and all liturgical appointments, wardrobe, equipment and supplies are cleaned, stored,
    and properly maintained
  • Monitor any liturgical changes and advise pastor of steps necessary to update parish materials or procedures
  • Ensure that parish and diocesan guidelines regarding the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program are followed
    This includes tracking liturgical ministry volunteers EIM Workshops, their completion of an Application for
    Ministry, appropriate supervision of minors and vulnerable adults, and restricted or rejected volunteers
  • Create and implement a special collection schedule for the parish and maintain a contract with Our Sunday
    Visitor for mailed parishioner envelopes, in conjunction with the stewardship office and pastor.
  • Clean the holy water fonts and baptismal font weekly
  • Plan and implement church liturgical environment
  • Design and implement seasonal and special liturgy decorations for the church
  • Establish and monitor goals, successes, areas for improvement, and continued expectations of volunteers and
    the liturgy office itself
  • Other duties, as assigned (Example: Pickup supplies and may serve as Sacristan)

Liturgical Supplies

  • Order and maintain inventory of liturgical supplies including: wine, hosts, candles, vestments, and vessels
  • Order and maintain seasonal items: paschal candle, ashes, palms, training material, sanctuary flowers, reflection
    material, etc.
  • Maintain altar cloths and vestments appearance, upkeep and repair
  • Oversees the care of linens: cleaning and maintaining purificators, corporals and towels

Accounting

  • In conjunction with the Pastor, Music Director and Chief Operations Officer, develop and monitor the Liturgy
    budget. Supervise the purchase and use of liturgical supplies and other expenditures as necessary
  • Prepare check and credit card requests, purchase orders and reimbursement for other expenses

Liturgical Ministry Training

  • Recruit, train, supervise, and assist liturgical volunteers, including altar servers, sacristans, lectors, extraordinary
    ministers of holy communion, ushers, greeters, the flower guild, the altar society, adorers, communion service
    teams, and ministers to the hospitalized and homebound
  • Assist clergy with continuing educational opportunities and resources
  • Oversee and/or approve the training of liturgical volunteers at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and St. Gabriel’s
    Catholic School

Funerals/Inurnments

  • Partner with Music Director as an initial contact for family
  • Coordinate and assist families in liturgy preparation including readings and any family involvement, if desired
  • Coordinate with Bereavement ministry for reception after funeral, if desired
  • Schedule clergy for Vigil and Rosary services
  • Coordinate Presider, Altar Server, Lector, and Eucharistic Ministers
  • Coordinate with funeral home to ensure all needs of the family are met
  • Coordinate with Columbarium Administrator
  • Assist with Rites of Committal in the Columbarium by setting up supplies
  • Support the Sacraments Coordinator, as needed
  • Responsible for church setup, cleanup, and may function as Sacristan

Weddings

  • Partner with Music Director and Sacraments Coordinator as initial contact for couple
  • Coordinate and assist in wedding readings
  • Schedule clergy, Altar Server, Lector, and Eucharistic Ministers, as needed
  • Ensure Wedding coordinators are trained

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Catholic liturgical calendar and liturgical practices
  • Rites and celebration of sacraments
  • Knowledge of relevant Church laws and regulations
  • Ability to closely collaborate with musicians, clergy, and volunteers regarding liturgical celebrations for an
    optimal experience as deemed by the pastor
  • Skill in using personnel management best practices
  • Skill in financial and accounting policies and practices
  • Skill in organizing, prioritizing, and utilizing effective time management techniques to carry out multiple tasks
    and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Skill in demonstrating spiritual leadership
  • Demonstrate good judgment
  • Well organized and ability to organize others
  • 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
  • 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 provide excellent customer service to all parishioners and ability to work collaboratively
  • 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, or its equivalent in a foreign country is preferred
  • Degree should be related to liturgical 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 which included liturgical work, planning celebrations,
    interfacing with clergy and laity, etc. is strongly desired.

Catholic Requirement:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing: Recommended Highly Recommended - 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
  • Working around plants and flowers is required
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical
    celebrations
  • Will be required to lift, move or carry heavy objects- up to 40 pounds
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards
  • Will attend continuing education classes, annually

2. 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