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Edited by William P. Daly, SPHR
Sample job descriptions for many positions within parish settings, including administration, liturgy, catechetics, music ministry, pastoral counseling, social ministry & many support staff positions.
This publication is a 2006 revision of the Parish Job Description Manual, produced by NACPA in 1995. This new edition is entirely rewritten. In it, we present job descriptions from parishes of various sizes in different parts of the country and sample job descriptions taken from materials distributed by dioceses for their parishes. Most of the job descriptions have changed from the previous edition. We have added descriptions for many new titles. The job descriptions appear in the manual in occupational group order, e.g., ministry positions are grouped together, as are office staff positions, maintenance positions, etc. The Table of Contents lists all the job descriptions in Occupational Group order.
The detailed Index that follows the Table of Contents should ease the process of finding descriptions for specific job titles. The editor selected samples based on the desire to provide a variety of approaches to naming and describing parish jobs and to provide both brief and more detailed descriptions. Some descriptions received minor editing to reflect recent changes in federal law or to conserve space in the book.
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The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) promotes leadership in human resources, finance and administration that models Gospel values, promoting justice in the workplace.
To accomplish our mission we promote comprehensive church personnel systems which integrate Catholic social teaching and sound management principles; strengthen working relationships among Church leaders, ministers and employees; develop church personnel and human resource skills and competence and commit to excellence through Gospel values.