Director of Pastoral Planning, St. Cloud, MN – Posted 11/09/17

Director of Pastoral Planning
Diocese of St. Cloud
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Diocese of St. Cloud is seeking a Director of Pastoral Planning. This unique role supports and interacts regularly with the bishop, the Diocesan Planning Council, and parish faith communities in guiding the Church’s mission both in the present and into the future.

The ideal candidate has a contagious energy for meaningful work and engaging in active listening. Developing and nurturing relationships with clergy and laity, diocesan staff, and parish leaders and staff, is integral to this position. General responsibilities include implementation of diocesan pastoral plans, assisting parishes with planning needs, and overseeing risk management programs.

Qualifications include knowledge of the Catholic faith, collaborative ministry work experience, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in management and record-keeping, maintaining deadlines, confidentiality, and conflict resolution are valuable. Master’s degree and experience in pastoral planning are preferred.

Major Job Responsibilities/Percentage of Time:
Directs Implementation of Diocesan Pastoral Plans
Serves as Resource for parishes in pastoral planning needs
Manages Planning Advisory Council
Oversees Risk Management Programs and Services

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities:

  • Excellent administrative skills including interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, management, supervision and collaborative ministry
  • Ability to prioritize projects
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to present oneself professionally
  • Good organizational skills and record-keeping skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to engage with others in a pastoral manner
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to adapt to changes in routine or schedule
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills

To apply: please submit the application (found below), resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendations by January 5 to


 This application is only for position openings at the Diocesan Offices and not to be used for parish, school, or Catholic Charities openings.

Diocesan Job Application (DOC)

Instructions for completing the electronic employment application:

  1. Save this document to your computer.
  2. Open the document in your word processor, complete the Application, and save the document again.  (Your signature can be gathered at a later time).
  3. Before the application deadline, e-mail this document as an attachment to the Office of Human Resources with the Diocese of Saint Cloud at:

Note: If you are having difficulty saving or e-mailing the form, you may print the application form and mail or fax it to the contact information below.

 Office of Human Resources
Diocese of Saint Cloud
305 North 7th Avenue
Saint Cloud, MN  56303
FAX:  320-258-7652