Thursday, July 03, 2008

Classifieds (outside diocese): Director of the Office of Worship

Position available: Diocese of Raleigh, Director of the Office of Worship

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, NC is seeking a Director of the Office of Worship to assist the Bishop in the role as principle liturgist of the Diocese. The position will report to the Vicar General.

The Diocese of Raleigh was established in 1924 and encompasses the eastern half of the state of North Carolina. It includes 54 counties, is divided into eight deaneries with a total of 96 parishes, missions and stations and seven centers for campus ministry. The registered Catholics in the Diocese have doubled in number since 1990, now standing at 188,000. In the past 15 years, more Spanish-speaking people have settled in North Carolina than in any other state in the Union.

The Director of the Office of Worship serves as a resource on liturgical matters to the Diocesan Bishop and to the parishes of the Diocese. The Director will also provide leadership and support in coordinating all Episcopal and Diocesan liturgies, recommending particular norms and praxis in keeping with the universal liturgical norms of the Church, and conduct liturgical formation on the Diocesan and parish levels in appropriate collaboration with Diocesan offices.

The successful candidate is a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with a true love for God, His Church, and the Sacred Liturgy; will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Theology, preferably a Master's or Licentiate degree in Liturgy or Liturgical Theology. In addition, the successful candidate will have three to five years of significant experience in planning and coordinating Diocesan and/or parish liturgies; has an understanding of the Spanish language and Hispanic liturgical customs, with fluency of the language preferred; and have strong leadership and communication skills.

The Director should be an example of leadership and professionalism in the execution of all his/ her duties and work effectively with staff members, parish representatives and volunteers. Attractive characteristics of such an individual include having an understanding and appreciative attitude with an openness to learn.

Salary range is $40,000 to $50,000, commensurate with education and experience.

A letter of interest and resume should be sent in confidence to: Frank Shannon, Principal, EduSearch, Email:

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