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Diocese of Baker

Chancery Pastoral Center Job Description
  Position Title: 
  Tribunal Coordinator and Ecclesiastical Notary
  Office of Canonical Affairs and Matrimonial Tribunal
  Reports to:  Judicial Vicar   Date:  March 2017
  Classification:  Full-time   Application Deadline:  April 11, 2017

Interested parties can submit cover letter and resume to:
The Very Reverend Andrew Szymakowski, JCL, Judicial Vicar,

Job Description 
This position works cooperatively with the Judicial Vicar and other members of the Tribunal staff in the canonical instruction of marriage cases to include pre-nuptial paperwork presented to the Tribunal for evaluation.  According to the pastoral nature of the Tribunal ministry strict confidentiality must be observed at all times.

Essential Functions:

Answers all incoming phone calls and emails to the Tribunal office.

Serves as Ecclesiastical Notary for Tribunal purposes

Assist persons seeking information regarding annulments in person, by phone or in writing.

Processes appropriate documents relative to the instruction of assigned cases.

Preliminary identification of applications according to category and assigns to weekly cycle.

Handles correspondence regarding processing and adjudication of cases.

Maintains filing system of current and archival files of Tribunal.

Organizes and attends weekly case review, drafts necessary decrees or correspondence.

Prepares monthly report of overall case activity of Tribunal.

Prepares the annual reports (2) to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signautra in Rome and the annual report to the Canon Law Society of America (CLSA).

Available to attend canon law training workshops or CLSA conferences as may be required.

Assists in processing pre-marital paperwork.

Assists in accounts receivables and accounts payable of marriage cases.

Maintains Tribunal library and canon law periodical subscription

Other tasks as deemed appropriate for Tribunal efficiency and in assistance to the Judicial Vicar.

May assist in other Diocesan duties upon Judicial Vicar approval.



Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point) and ability to learn new software programs including Canonical and FOCCUS
Excellent phone and organizational skills
Working knowledge of current office practices and equipment
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Professional temperament and appearance
Ability to communicate effectively in English in oral and written form using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
Knowledge and understanding of the mission doctrine and law of the Catholic Church with emphasis on Marriage law and theology, the Pastoral Guidelines of the Diocese of Baker  and the healing ministry of Tribunal work
Ability to work and relate to a variety of personalities and cultures with diplomacy, friendliness and poise
Able to work in a team-oriented environment, handle multiple assignments consecutively and prioritize workload

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Youth, YOUNG ADULT and Ministry Coordinator
Diocese of Baker

Chancery Pastoral Center Job Description
  Position Title:  Coordinator
  Primary Ministry:  Youth, Young Adult and Administration
  Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
  Reports to:  Director   Date:  January 2017
  Classification:  full time, exempt  

Send applications or inquiries to: barry@dioceseofbaker.org

Job Description 

This role provides a rare opportunity for a person who is committed to the totality of the New Evangelization and is looking to serve in an expansive and dynamic role.

The Youth and Ministry Coordinator is an integral and collaborative role within the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis team. Working in alignment with the Bishop's vision and the mission of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, this role has both ministry and administrative responsibilities.

Due to the nature of the Diocese of Baker (largely rural with few full-time parish staff exclusive to youth ministry), this position is not exclusive to youth ministry. In the Diocese of Baker, all chancery staff "wears many hats."

Under the direction of the Director, ministry responsibilities include developing, communicating and implementing diocesan initiatives for youth ministry (middle and high school), young adult evangelization and catechesis, and family centered sacramental preparation.

Administrative responsibilities include scheduling, communicating and logistics for all Office of Evangelization and Catechesis events, editor of a monthly eNewsletter highlighting diocesan ministry initiatives, maintenance of existing online (web) pages, development and promotion of new online media tools in collaboration with the ministry team.

This position requires travel (averaging 25%) to parishes and schools throughout the diocese to meet with staff and volunteers. This role also serves as a member of a training team for various ministry leadership and catechetical workshops. Proficient bi-lingual (Spanish and English) written and oral skills are preferred, but we will consider all qualified candidates.


A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church

BA in catechesis, theology, religious education or a related field

3+ years of experience working in a diocesan role or large parish/school that includes responsibilities for youth ministry or educational /catechetical role with youths

2+ years of ministry experience working outside of youth ministry (e.g. adult faith formation, family ministry; men, women or couples ministry)

5+ years of administrative experience

Demonstrated knowledge of papal documents, especially having experience incorporating precepts of the New Evangelization as promulgated by St. Pope John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis

Complete familiarity and applied experience with USCCB "Renewing the Vision" and Life Teen

Excellent written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills

Competent computer skills: email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher software, Social Media

Experience creating/defining evangelization and catechetical guidelines and resource


Administrative Responsibilities

Coordination for Office of Evangelization and Catechesis communications, event scheduling and logistics

Collaborate in development and implementation of regular diocesan communications and promotional material via several channels (email, letters, eNewsletter, website, blog site, etc.)

Maintain diocesan webpage descriptions and links for diocesan catechetical resources, trainings/workshops, list of recommended textbooks, curriculum and additional resources

Coordination of the diocesan catechist certification program

Assist in developing and implementing policies, programs and best practices as directed

Collaborate with all chancery staff in communications and planning


Ministry Responsibilities

Participate in regularly scheduled ministry planning and prayer meetings

Participate in parish and school visits to assess needs and concerns for youth, young adult and sacramental preparation programs

Assist parishes (pastors and adult staff) implementing Life Teen

Lead the coordination of annual youth camps and retreats (e.g. securing retreat leaders/teams, developing flyers, communications to parishes, managing registrations, etc.)

Coordinate annual diocesan young adult retreat

Coordinate quarterly Theology on Tap (or equivalent) events in key diocesan locations

Participate within a team in diocesan workshops for parish/school staff and volunteers in support of diocesan initiatives relating to the mission of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Collaborate with other diocesan departments (e.g. Bishop's Office, Communications, Finance, Hispanic Ministry, Retreat Center and Tribunal)

Be available to answer phone calls and emails as required

Keep apprised of USCCB and Vatican news, resources and programs, for possible incorporation into diocesan initiatives

Application Process
Interested candidates please email barry@dioceseofbaker.org (English and Spanish):


St. Andrew Parish, Ellensburg, WA

St. Andrew Parish in Ellensburg, WA is seeking a full-time youth minister to lead our enthusiastic, faith-filled team of volunteers in developing a dynamic and engaging youth program. 

You will work under the direction of our Pastor and parish administrator with some expectations including organizing the confirmation program, several retreats, and attending a youth convention. 

As this is a new position, you will also have the latitude and support to use your own experience and creativity for our youth program. 

Must be an active Catholic, at least 21 years of age, and have youth ministry education or comparable experience, as well as a passion for reaching teens and lighting a fire in their hearts that will lead them to becoming active Catholic adults.

For information contact the parish at (509) 962-9819.

Applications and related information can be obtained at:  

Full-time position with great benefits!

Application Deadline: April  30, 2017.



The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker 
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