Catholic Pastoral Centre
Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
(Full time term position)
The vision of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is that everyone will encounter the love and mercy of the Father through Jesus Christ, be accompanied by a community of believers, and be equipped to share that encounter with others.
This administrative assistant is an integral part of the effective operation of the Chancery offices providing administrative and secretarial support in both official languages to the Office of the Archbishop, the Vicar General, the Chancellor and the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support.
- Maintain Chancery records and files
- Processes the Marriage papers received at the Chancery
- Preparation of Celebrets and Faculties for priests as required
- Performs a variety of administrative and secretarial support that are confidential and sensitive in nature
- Provides French translation services for the Archdiocese
Attributes and Experience needed to be successful in this role: STRONG attention to detail is critical; Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible administrative and secretarial experience. Demonstrated high degree of maturity, initiative, sound judgement and professionalism. Proficient data entry skills and MS office skills are essential. Above average communication skills both written and oral – a positive – energetic individual who will jump in and help when needed and where needed. Above average organizational skills with an uncanny ability to prioritize competing priorities. The successful candidate will be fluent (oral and written) in both official languages.
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Search and adhere to the Archdiocese Responsible Ministry Protocol.
This is a full time term position until December 30, 2018. This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been found.
St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Halifax
Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally
whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small,
and show you care through your actions by giving your time … We are all God’s children
so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world
– just respond to people’s needs … We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean,
but that ocean would be less without that drop.- Mother Teresa
The Daily Bread Outreach program started a lifetime ago in the small kitchen of a rectory. The program today serves close to 200 people daily, Monday through Friday out of the church hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. This is a 100% volunteer program in which teams of dedicated and faithful volunteers, prepare and serve a noon meal to those that come to our door in downtown Halifax. The volunteers have created a warm and welcoming environment in which everyone is welcome.
A volunteer run organization does need “organization”, to that end we are looking for a special kind of individual who is willing to spend at least 15 hours per week, assisting with the administrative organization of this program which includes things like: screening volunteers; orientation of new volunteers; scheduling; quality control and dealing with client issues that may arise.
The coordinator would have the support of the Rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica and volunteer team leaders. This special individual brings their gifts of: compassion and empathy; critical thinking and problem solving skills; planning and organization; adaptability and flexibility; attention to detail and the ability to work with absolutely everyone.