Posted: Aug 18, 2022

African American Catholic Pastoral Center Coordinator

Diocese of Oakland - Oakland, CA
Application Deadline: Sep 9, 2022


General Description::
The Diocese of Oakland (Diocese) serves Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the SanFrancisco Bay Area. As part of its commitment to service, the Diocese has reestablishedan African American Catholic Pastoral Center (AACPC). The mission of the AACPC is toassist African American Catholics in their efforts to become self-determining within theDiocese; to become an effective voice in Diocesan departments and policy making; tobroaden and expand African American membership within the Diocese; and to helpmake the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Oakland relevant to the needs of thebroader African American civic community.The Coordinator is the AACPC’s senior leadership role and will report to the Director ofFaith Formation and Evangelization of the Diocese. In partnership with DiocesanLeadership and the Diocese’s Task Force for Racial Justice, the Coordinator will haveprimary responsibility towards shaping AACPC strategy and effectuating its goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:
· In partnership with others, develop, communicate, execute, and sustain AACPC’sshort and long-term strategic initiatives.· Lead the effort to discover and identify the African American experience withinthe Diocese including working with African American parishes and other AfricanAmerican Catholic constituencies.· Identifying, assessing, and conducting diligence on potential programs andopportunities to expand African American participation in the Church and enrichthe lives of African American Catholics.· Work collaboratively and effectively with other internal functions within theDiocese, including but not limited to Diocesan School Board; the Department ofCatholic Education; the Department of Faith Formation and Evangelization; andother Ethnic, Pastoral and Cultural Centers.· Help shape and direct the Diocese’s response to race-related social injustice.· Organize and coordinate Diocesan partnership with San Francisco Bay Areacommunity organizations towards addressing the major poverty-relatedchallenges facing the African American community.· Identify and develop alternative funding sources towards creating financialindependence for AACPC.

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essentialduty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/orability required.· 10+ years’ experience in church administration, strategic planning and/ordeveloping/implementing programs directed to the African America community.· Seminary training or related religious training.· BA/BS degree required post-graduate work, preferred.· Experience as part of a leadership team and a desire to work with other Diocesandepartments.· Aptitude for strategic planning and execution.· Strong leadership, presentation, and organizational skills.· Strong problem-solving skills, using an analytical approach, and consultative“partner-focused” approach.· Excellent communication skills, written and oral.


How To Apply:

How to Apply/Contact:
Please submit letter of intent and resume to:Gloria Espinoza, Director of Human [email protected]