Now Hiring: Director of Parish Care


Job Description: Director of Parish Care

The Director of Parish Care is a leader, responsible for cultivating ministry and programs that meet the spiritual, corporal, and relational needs of parishioners and the broader community. Along with the pastor/priest, addresses the care of souls at all stages of maturity and relationship with the Church. Leads and manages the Parish Care Department, and reports to the Director of Ministry Strategy. Under the Director’s leadership, the Parish Care Department implements the mission, values, and goals of the parish’s strategic plan. In particular, the Director is responsible for programs and ministry through paid staff and volunteer teams, including (but not limited to) counseling, funerals, visitation of the sick and homebound, the parish nurse, recovery ministries, and wedding preparation. The Director is responsible for recruitment, supervision, acquisition, and management of staff, volunteers, curriculum, and resources.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Ministry Strategy

Classification: Full-Time, Salaried

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage, and supervise the Parish Care Department employees and volunteers, in accordance with the current organizational chart
  • Develop and manage department program activities, plans, and budgets
  • Work closely with program staff and the Director of Ministry Strategy to coordinate planning and execution of various care programs within the parish
  • Collaborate with pastor/priest in addressing pastoral, counseling, and sacramental needs of parishioners
  • Ability to work cross-culturally with ethnically diverse parishioners
  • Attend weekly department-head meetings and monthly staff meetings
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • College degree or equivalent and relevant pastoral education
  • Knowledgeable and articulate in Catholic theology and pastoral practice
  • Bilingual Spanish-English preferred, but not required
  • Excellent people skills and ability to manage complex pastoral situations
  • Capacity to manage and multitask projects, budgets, staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, leadership presence
  • Highly organized, self-managing, project-oriented, detail-oriented
  • Confirmed, practicing Catholic in good standing
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license

To apply, contact Greg Smith @