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Job Type: Part-Time Position
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Director of Family Faith Formation:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines, IA is seeking a Director of Family Faith Formation. This is a new and exciting position at Sacred Heart responsible for working in a team environment with the larger Family Formation Team to equip families as the first educators of the faith. This position will implement, support and evaluate family-based formation, parent-led sacramental preparation programs and youth offerings for Sacred Heart families with children from birth through 6th grade. The ideal candidate will bring energy to the position with initiative for implementation of new ideas and continuous improvement. Must be a practicing Catholic, have a degree in Theology or certificate from the Catechetical Institute or the like. Experience as a catechist or teacher for either adults or children preferred. Bilingual applicants (English/Spanish) highly encouraged to apply.
The Director of Family Faith Formation supports the parish vision to recognize and equip the parents as fist catechists and draw parents and their children to encounter Jesus personally and lead them to become Active Apostles who are confident in sharing the good news of God’s love to the community.
Sacred Heart offers a full employee benefits package including health insurance, dental, vision, 403(b), FSA, tuition discount, and a flexible work schedule. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Pastor, ideally beginning in May 2021. Full job description can be found on our website: www.sacredheartwdm.org/employment
Sacred Heart is a large (about 7000 parishioners, 2400 families), engaged parish community continually seeking to live out its mission more fully. We have a successful school, talented parish staff and many vibrant parishioner led ministry groups that are driving Sacred Heart ahead, guided by the Holy Spirit. Our mission is to be a Catholic Community sharing the Good News of God’s love through active apostleship. The Mass stands at the heart of our parish family and inspires everything we do. We equip families to be the first educators of the faith as nothing else is more powerful in faith formation. Sacred Heart has been in the West Des Moines community for 125+ years which gives us a wonderful diversity of age, culture and spiritual journey. We are blessed to have 20% of our parishioners with their native language being Spanish. We strive to be a welcoming community where everyone is more than just a name, they are truly known and belong in our family.
Send your cover letter and resume to Loralee Chase, Parish Business Manager, email Loralee.email@example.com, or mail 1627 Grand Ave. West Des Moines, IA 50265.
515.225.6414 ext 314 for more details. Full job description can be found on our website: http://www.sacredheartwdm.org/employment