Saint Bridget Catholic Church, a parish of about 3,000 families in Richmond, VA is seeking a Director of Social Ministry (DSM) to respond to the needs of Saint Bridget parishioners and its surrounding communities. The Director of Social Ministry will be empowered to discern and promote the dignity of all human persons through direct service, legislative advocacy, parish, and community organizing. The Director of Social Ministry, guided by continued formation and prayer, will strive to put faith into action throughout our community.
The Director of Social Ministry will interface with clergy, staff, parishioners, outside communities and charitable organizations on a daily basis. Under the direction of the pastor, the Director of Social Ministry, in collaboration with the parish clergy, parish staff and volunteers, will lead in the design, development, implementation, and success of Saint Bridget Catholic Church’s social ministries.
A combination of a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Non-profit or related field and 3-5 years of social ministry experience in a parish or related work is preferred. The Director of Social Ministry must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.