The Office for English Pastoral Services is looking for an Associate Director. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2015.

Job description:

The Associate Director is the chief operating officer of the Office for English Pastoral Services (OEPS). As such, the Associate Director:

  • Reports directly to the Director of the OEPS
  • Coordinates the implementation of pastoral initiatives for the English-speaking community
  • Maintains links with pastoral personnel in the parishes, especially lay pastoral personnel
  • Leads the staff of the OEPS in day-to-day affairs
  • Responds to and follows up inquiries made to the OEPS, including serving as ombudsperson where necessary
  • Develops and leads formation/training programs to support pastoral initiatives
The ideal candidate:

  • Is a practicing Roman Catholic imbued with a spirituality of hope and trust in the providence of God and with a deep confidence in the magisterium and tradition of the Church
  • Is eligible for a pastoral mandate according to the canon law of the Catholic Church
  • Is fluent in English and French (other languages an asset)
  • Has a strong knowledge of the English-speaking sector of the Archdiocese
  • Has practical knowledge of parish life and work
  • Is able to relate pastorally to people, including praying with people and leading them in prayer
  • Maintains confidentiality with complete discretion
  • Has strong organizational and communication skills
  • Possesses a solid background in Roman Catholic theology and doctrine (pastoral theology an asset)
  • Has a car and a driver's licence
  • Is able to creatively use office software applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access) with an ability to rapidly "pick up" new skills in this area
  • Can be flexible with work hours (e.g. evening and weekend work when required)  

This is a full-time position (5 days per week). It is open to both clergy and lay people. Deadline for applications: June 1, 2015.
    Interested candidates should send a complete curriculum vitae (including references) to:

    Bishop Thomas Dowd, 2000 Sherbrooke ouest, Montréal (Québec) H3H 1G4