RCIA Coordinator

National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica2100 W. 12 Mile Rd.Royal Oak, MI 48073
Parish Ministry
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National Shrine of the Little Flower
Attn: Beth Spizarny
2100 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Position Description

FLSA: Exempt
Job Status: Part Time
Reports To: Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation
Position Summary/Purpose:
The Coordinator of RCIA will oversee the pastoral, catechetical, and liturgical dimensions of welcoming new adult members into the Catholic Church according to the vision of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
In the spirit of Unleash the Gospel, the Coordinator of RCIA will encourage, challenge, and mentor inquirers as they encounter Jesus and grow as his disciples, connecting them to the community life of the Church, and empowering them to be witnesses in the world of what God has done in their lives.
Pastoral Accompaniment
  • Create a cyclical year-round RCIA process with multiple entry points in order to welcome inquirers throughout the year and allow catechumens and candidates to progress at their own pace.
  • Collaboratively build a bridge between RCIA and Alpha.
  • Develop a team of adult leaders who can pastorally accompany catechumens and candidates as sponsors and small group leaders, training them to watch for the signs of conversion which indicate that inquirers are ready to join the catechumenate.
Evangelization & Catechesis
  • Offer an evangelizing catechesis which is Trinitarian, Christocentric, and Ecclesial.
  • Present the richness of the Catholic faith in a way that is both systematic and organic, and follows the way of beauty.
  • Invite candidates and catechumens to respond to the demands, excitement and adventure of being a disciple of Jesus in the heart of the Catholic Church.
  • Incorporate personal testimonies as well as a variety of teaching methods in order to engage multiple intelligences.
Liturgical Support
  • Coordinate all liturgical rites in collaboration with priests, sacristans, musicians, and other key staff.
  • Offer administrative support for all liturgical rites, as needed.
  • Prepare catechumens and candidates through liturgical catechesis and effective communication.
Communication & Community Engagement
  • Communicate effectively regarding the RCIA process, schedule, and expectations.

  • Develop a process through which Neophytes are accompanied throughout their first year as Catholics.
  • Empower Neophytes to witness to others by sharing their story as well as the truth, goodness, and beauty they have found in the Catholic Church.
Event Coordination
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee weekly RCIA meetings, RCIA Team meetings, and yearly RCIA retreat.
  • Manage yearly budget for RCIA.
  • Support RCIA for children as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Performance Appraisal:
Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation will conduct an initial appraisal within 180 days of employment followed by an annual appraisal.
Candidate must be a practicing Catholic, in good standing, in full communion with the Catholic Church and embracing the fullness of the teaching of the church.
Candidate must possess Bachelor’s degree in theology or related field, as well as RCIA Certification through AOD (or working towards).
Candidate must have a minimum of three years of experience in RCIA or a related ministry.
Candidate must demonstrate the ability and willingness to work collaboratively with clergy, staff, pastoral leadership, and volunteers at the parish level, as well as with Archdiocesan Offices, and other Coordinators of RCIA.
Candidate must exhibit strong organizational and communication skills and be proficient with technology.
Candidate must be willing and able to travel locally, have a flexible schedule, and be available some nights and weekends.
Candidate must complete a background check and VIRTUS safe environment training.
Standard benefits in accordance with Archdiocesan and Michigan Catholic Conference policy.

The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105753