Holy Family Catholic Community is one of the largest and most vibrant parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago. We are searching for a Parish Manager, committed to their Catholic faith, who can thrive working with a staff of diverse backgrounds to support the Pastor in delivering the Mission of Holy Family Church. (See our website holyfamilyparish.org for more information about the parish)
The business and administration of the parish is the direct responsibility of this role. Direct reports include parish administrative staff (Director of Finance, Director of Digital Development, office and administrative support staff, and the maintenance supervisor). The ministry directors have dual reporting to the parish manager and the Pastor.
The responsibilities of this role are wide and varied in both the business and ministry functions. The business functions include responsibility for operations, finance, marketing, development, administrative staff support, vendor contracts, local human resources, digital presence and growth, Knights of Columbus Ministry, and liaison to the Holy Family Foundation. The Parish Manager works with the Finance Director and the Finance Council to assure the financial health of the parish, and with Pastoral Table Council on the broader parish vision. The Parish Manager is responsible for the daily operation and upkeep of Holy Family’s campus, buildings and grounds; defining and managing projects to ensure the long term viability of the campus; and the role of liaison with the building and security councils for long range planning activities. Guiding, managing and providing counsel on all non-sacramental issues for ministry directors and attending director weekly meetings as required by the Pastor is also part of the role. The role of the Parish Manager is one that requires a large degree of flexibility and availability. Presence is required at all parish events and activities, as well as involvement in planning or working at the event when appropriate.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Support of Pastor – includes any needs or projects requiring your assistance.
- Overall knowledge of activities, finances, special areas of interest and ministry activities to assist in the management of the Parish and support/inform the Pastor. Eyes and ears of the Parish for the Pastor.
- Participate in the hiring process of all key parish positions
- Weekly meetings with operations and administrative teams to set priorities, review and approve projects, and provide direction in support of events and functions.
- Regular meetings with Finance Director to review financial state of the parish.
- Participate in monthly Pastoral Table Meetings.
- Participate in Finance Council Meetings.
- Schedule and run Building Committee meetings
- With the Pastor prepare a bi-weekly email blast containing updates of parish happenings.
- Prepare weekly announcements for Liturgical Arts. This will assist you in keeping in touch with all that is going on with various ministries.
- Staff representative for the Knights of Columbus. Meetings as needed and regular communication of Knights activities and needs, as well as Parish needs and support of Knights.
- Campaign management – manage collections, communicate with donors, updating community on use of funds as consistent with the Campaign plan.
- Miscellaneous items such as vendor contracts, legal matters, incident/accident reports.
- Overview of Cross of New Life items and working with Office Manager.
- Integrity-requires a high degree of integrity.
- Leadership Skills – It is necessary to be able to lead a group of independent individuals, who also often times work independently, to create a team that supports each other and works as a team.
- Independent – This is a position requiring complete independence to manage a parish with 4,000 families and a staff of more than 25 parish staff.
- Dependability – Many people both staff and parishioners will rely on you for assistance, to maintain organization and stay focused on the Mission.
- Attention to details – ability/instinct to see and notice all by scanning a room or situation.
- Initiative – A willingness to personally take on responsibilities and challenges. Looks for areas of improvements personally and on campus.
- Discretion – Recognizes and respects the need for confidentiality.
Please contact Ro Geisler at email@example.com if interested.