Professional Level: At least 5-7 years’ experience in a management and supervisory role
Direct Supervisor: Vicar General
The Archdiocese of New York is large and diverse, with ministries serving 2.81 million Catholics and encompassing 290+ parishes in the greater New York area. The Family Life Office serves the people of God in the archdiocese by helping them to discover and live out their lives as persons made in the image and likeness of God by providing programs and resources that prepare and enrich engaged and married couples; educate, support and strengthen families; build and promote a culture of life; and provide healing and comfort to those struggling with loss, grief, or brokenness.
“Catholic marriage and family life ministry serves all married couples and families by proclaiming the love of God to them and helping them embrace their vocation to love and discipleship.”1 The Director of the Family Life Office will be responsible for carrying out this mission by leading, managing, and supervising the 9+ staff members who coordinate and assist with the specific programs and ministries within the Office, as well as collaborating with the other Archdiocesan pastoral offices who support this mission. Working closely with the Vicar General and the Cardinal, he/she will continue to regularly discern the trajectory of the Office, the need for new initiatives and approaches, or greater emphasis in a particular program, depending on changes in public policy, threats to the God-given definition of marriage and family, technological advances, and other shifts in the cultural climate.