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We are looking for motivated, talented people to join our team as we serve the Catholic community of over 2200 families called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people. We have over 50 ministries, as well as a flourishing religious education program and School.

Our parish is led by Msgr Robert Meyer (Father Bob) and we always encourage new team members to join us! View our job listings below.

Opportunities

Photographer/Videographer


Reports to: Associate to the Pastor Role Description: We are seeking a creative, hardworking, personable, and driven photographer to join our team. In this position, you will play a key role in the visual storytelling and branding of our company. You will use artificial and natural lightning to aid you in creating strong photographs and videos to appeal to our parishioners. The type of pictures you take will depend on what our team asks for, but you will collaborate with a variety of creatives in both studio and natural settings. Duties and Responsibilities: - Take images for certain information in the bulletin - Take photographs for weddings, mass, and other event settings - Collaborates with the staff and ministry leaders to ensure their desire for the project is being fulfilled - Shoots corporate work that will be used for websites and other promotional material - Transports, sets up, and operates various production equipment including cameras, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for location and studio production - Produces engaging videos frequently for sharing on social media - Other duties as assigned Qualifications Some items to be considered for the position: - Excellent computer knowledge for both MAC and PC environments - Experience working with photo and video editing software - 5+ years of experience working with cameras, lighting, and other photography equipment - Portfolio requirement - Professional photography and videography experience (at least 2 years) - Organized, dependable and detail oriented - Cooperative team member - Takes direction and constructive criticism well - High sense of urgency - Able to work well under pressure - Bachelor’s degree or more a plus - Understanding of Roman Catholicism, a plus - Must pass a criminal background check - Must receive a Protecting God’s Children certificate Considerations Some items to be considered for the position: - Part-Time - Must provide own camera/video camera - Flexible hours available, must be in constant communication with supervisors - Benefits not included If interested, please forward your resume and a cover letter to Karen Imbach at kareni@stteresaavila.org.




Youth Ministry Team Member


Reports to: Youth Ministry Director Term: 2020-2021 Role Purpose: The Youth Ministry Team is comprised of adults who will be responsible for living out their Catholic faith to encourage and invite middle and high school students to have a closer relationship with Jesus Christ as his disciples. Duties and Responsibilities: - Work with the Youth Ministry team to assist during different programs and events as needed for middle and/or high school students - Assist with leading Confirmation Small Groups - Assist at Teen Liturgies as needed - Welcome students at programs and events - Provide a safe space for students to explore their faith, grow in it, and connect with others - Invite students to opportunities for worship, socializing, and service - Empower and engage other students to live out their faith - Other duties as assigned Qualifications: - Practicing and fully initiated Roman Catholic - A positive role-model and witness to a life of faith - Motivation to serve and minister to students - Must pass a criminal background check - Must receive a Protecting God’s Children certificate - Must complete Archdiocesan Code of Conduct Benefits: - Skills Development - Resume and Reference Builder - Service Hours If interested, please contact David Carvalho at davidc@stteresaavila.org.




Sacristan


Reports to - Pastoral Associate

General Description:

A Catholic who has received sacraments of initiation and has knowledge of Catholic worship. Maintains the integrity of the Church Sacristy and Memorial Hall. This person is responsible for setting up for mass and cleaning the sacred vessels after mass. Part time position with shifts assigned monthly.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

The following specific responsibilities are representative of duties required in this position. They may be unilaterally but reasonably changed based on the working environment and departmental needs.

  • Prepares altar, sanctuary and church building for mass.

  • Assist presider and liturgical ministers in preparing for mass. Act as server when needed.

  • Keep sacristy, sanctuary, and church pews in order. Report any serious maintenance issues to supervisor.

  • Responsible for inventory and care of liturgical supplies.

  • Friendly attitude with Parishioners.

  • Availability to work weekdays or weekends according to shift assignments.

  • Adherence to all procedures in Sacristan Manual.

  • Opening and locking of church and awareness of all security procedures.

Qualifications/Skills:

Detail oriented individual with welcoming disposition and good organizational skills. Ability to serve at mass.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a normal office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

There are no out of the ordinary physical demands.

Possibility for hourly compensation.




Maintenance Team Member


Role Purpose The Maintenance person will assist the parish in carrying out small to large scale physical plant projects for the parish. The position will work for the parish as a member of the maintenance team. The role requires a wide range of repair and maintenance skills. Duties and Responsibilities The applicant will perform the following functions: - Repair faulty appliances - Cleaning tasks - Repair toilets, bathrooms - Fix minor electrical issues - Remodel rooms - Paint interiors and exteriors - Other duties as assigned Skills The applicant will need skills in the following areas: - Air conditioning - Appliances - Carpentry - Drywall - Electrical - Flooring - Heating and Cooling - Kitchen and Bath Remodeling - Painting - Plumbing - Pressure Washing - Roofing - Windows and Doors - Other duties as assigned Qualifications Some items to be considered for the position: - High School diploma required - Additional certifications for plumbers, electricians, etc, a plus - 2-4 years maintenance experience or in a related field requested - Must pass a criminal background check - Must receive a Protecting God’s Children certificate Considerations Some items to be considered for the position: - Part time position and full time position - Weekends and holidays, flexible - Salary: Commensurate with experience Experience: - Handyman: 2 years - Maintenance: 3 years Education: High school or equivalent Job Types: Full-time, Part-time




Adolescent (Youth) Ministry Coordinator & Spanish Ministry Coordinator


Role Purpose: The Adolescent Ministry Coordinator is a member of the Faith Formation Team. Together with support staff, he/she executes programming for Grades 5-12, including Confirmation Preparation as a part of life-long faith formation geared toward becoming an active disciple. The AMC works within the Faith Formation Team to organize and help leader various aspects of Youth Ministry (Grades 5-12) in the Parish and for teens in the wider Summit community. These aspects include: engagement, service, discipleship, worship and hospitality. An added component is to establish, connect and build a program geared toward the Spanish-speaking community and the further concentration and development of programming for faith formation among the children. Duties and Responsibilities: The Adolescent Ministry Coordinator and Spanish Ministry Coordinator will be responsible for the following: - Implement a comprehensive Youth Ministry for Grades 5-12, in line with the USCCB's Renewing the Vision and Pope Francis' Christus Vivit - Work as part of the Faith Formation Team to reimagine faith formation, especially as it relates to family formation, digital catechesis and the development of a mentorship culture - Collaborate with the volunteer Spanish community Ministry Leaders to develop programs and initiatives - Follow an outlined discipleship pathway and scaffolding to ensure the development of skills for life-long faith development - Ensure a safe environment for pre-teens and teens to explore the faith and connect with others - Execute an intentional preparation for Confirmation, Middle School Faith Formation and High School programming, trips and events - Collaborate with our Music Ministry to oversee our 12:00 pm Spanish Mass and 5:00 pm Sunday Teen Mass and livestream - Oversee internship program for high school upperclassmen, aimed at transitioning them into leadership roles - Train and supervise a team of volunteers including, but not limited to, small group leaders, Confirmation mentors, hospitality ministers, liturgical ministers and other support roles, with a specific emphasis on parent involvement - Collaborate with Parish staff to advance Parish mission, objectives, projects and planning - Work with Faith Formation Team to maintain department budget and fiscal responsibility - Other duties as assigned Qualifications: - Bachelor's Degree or current student in Education, Religious Studies or related field - Two to three years of experience in Youth or Family Ministry - Fluency in Spanish - Creative and forward thinking, with the ability to translate best practices and data driven trends into practical ministry - Deep faith and personal commitment to the life of the Catholic Church - Demonstrated leadership and organizational ability, skills and desire for collaboration, together with ability to take initiative and work independently. - Strong communication skills, both written and oral; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a variety of groups - Knowledge and skills within the social media domain and digital catechesis - Must be detailed-oriented, able to handle multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists - Knowledge and skills to do research, writing, and prepare formational materials and programs; ability to organize, conduct and evaluate formation program - Ability to do long range planning and project management, overseeing a team of paid and volunteer individuals - Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs and Google Suite application St Teresa of Avila Church offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, as well as a comprehensive employee benefits package through the Archdiocese of Newark. Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Betty Bruno, Executive Assistant to the Pastor Email: bettyb@stteresaavila.org Mail: St Teresa Avila Church 306 Morris Ave Summit, NJ 07901 Attn: Betty Bruno





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