Job Title: Director of Liturgical Ministries - Adrian Dominicans
Location: Adrian
State: Michigan
Close Date 17 Apr 2017
Position Description:


The Director of Liturgical Ministries oversees the Worship Department in its mission to promote a dynamic celebration of Catholic Liturgy on the Motherhouse campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The liturgy includes public sacramental celebrations, as well as other forms of group prayer, and is faithful to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the Mission and Vision of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.



The Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating liturgical celebrations and other forms of group prayer on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Examples of celebrations include daily Mass, Dominican Feasts, Jubilees, Rites of Formation/Commitment, funerals, feasts of the annual liturgical calendar, etc. The Director’s principal duties are to:

  • Ensure all liturgical events are well-prepared and celebrated with creativity, coordination of effort, collaboration, and maximum participation.
  • Promote the use of a variety of musical compositions and cultural/artistic expressions in liturgical celebrations and prayer.
  • Lead team meetings with Department Co-Workers and volunteers to promote excellent communications, set goals, plan programs, and schedule staffing.
  • Draw upon personal and professional resources in the formation, education and inspiration of the Department team and liturgical ministers.
  • Supervise and evaluate Co-workers and volunteers effectively; recruiting new volunteers as needed.
  • Recommend policies for liturgical practices to the General Council and Campus Administrators as appropriate.
  • Prepare and administer the annual budget of the Worship Department
Required Qualifications:


Graduate Degree: M.Div. or MA in Theology or equivalent

  • Three to five years experience in liturgical leadership, preferably with women religious, using the skills and abilities listed below.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and administrative skills to run a department and interact daily with dozens of Sisters and Co-Workers.
  • Working knowledge of the texts, Rites and Liturgical practices of the Roman Catholic Church, and contemporary resources in worship and ritual practice.
  • Ability to discern, learn, and integrate the culture of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
  • Openness to a variety of prayer styles to meet the diverse spiritual needs of the Sisters.
  • Strong pastoral skills and ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with others.
  • Computer literate; working knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Power Point, Excel).
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • At times, it is necessary to walk from one location to another on campus
  • Must be sighted and capable of hearing and communicating
  • 80-hours per pay period.


  • Adequate office and workspace, technological support and supplies provided.
  • Generally busy area with times of numerous interruptions
  • Some evening, holiday and weekend work required, particularly Sundays.



  • Medical, dental and vision insurance available to purchase
  • Congregation paid life, short term and long term disability coverage
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Paid time off


Desired Qualifications:

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