Pastoral Letter from Bishop John Noonan

The Eucharist: God Among Us

As we begin our journey toward a Eucharistic Revival, I write with great hope and joy in
God that His Presence will ever be our guide. I offer you my prayerful reflection about
how we might begin our journey together and consider our relationship with God as the
defining moment of our faith. I ask you to pray and discern where we might together
recommit our desire to receive Jesus in the Eucharist that we are filled with God’s
Presence and become Christ to one another. It is my fervent prayer that, on our journey,
we will love Jesus in one another.

Part-Time | Resale Shop Assist. Manager

Description

 The Resale Store Assistant Manager assists, supervises, monitors and evaluates the daily operations of the St. Vincent de Paul Resale Store. Provides support to the Resale Store Manager by establishing and maintaining customer services and is accountable for the financial accountability and operations of the store ensuring maximum sales and profitability through merchandise, inventory, expense control, human resources management, and managing operating costs and shrinkage 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Actively promotes the vision and mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Resale Store. 
  • Assists Store Manager with operations.
  • Creates and promotes exceptional customer service. Fosters a welcoming environment.
  • Addresses customers inquiries and resolves to the best of their ability to customer complaints, while maintaining standard policies and procedures.
  • Maintains high standards of merchandise through overseeing and participating in the cleaning, and inspection of goods. Ensures all merchandise is in working condition, meets safety requirements and is accurately priced.
  • Acts on slow moving merchandise through markdowns and display placement, rotating inventory as needed.
  • Maintains inventory system for sales floor. 
  • Conducts daily ready meetings with the volunteer teams.
  • Trains cashiers of all procedures. Fills in cashier position when necessary.
  • Trains and guides volunteers on processing, pricing and placement of donated goods. 
  • Assists in unloading donation drop offs received, and loading sold merchandise into customers vehicles.
  • Monitors security cameras and handles incidents when they occur.
  • Prepares daily reconciliation of monies to control totals and secures money in tamper proof bags in safe.
  • Works with the volunteer cashiers to ensure accurate recording of sales at the register.
  • Research errors on register and credit card machine and corrects if needed.
  • Opens and closes store operations and produces daily and monthly reports.
  • Adheres to Diocesan policies and procedures, including Fingerprinting and SET.
  • Ensures safety standards are adhered to at all times to prevent injuries.
  • Participates in staff and volunteer meetings.
  • Acts as Store Manager in their absence.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience in retail management (2+ years) and supervision of staff (1+ years) required. 
  • Associate degree highly preferable or equivalent retail/resale and management experience. 
  • Experience overseeing volunteers a plus. Knowledge of cash register operations and reconciliation of funds beneficial. 
  • Must successfully pass Diocesan Safe Environment Training and Background Screening. 
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Organizational/Interpersonal Skills: 

Excellent organizational skills are required. Strong verbal, writing & organizational skills. Proficiency in Windows, point of sale software, and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Strong teamwork skills required. Excellent time management skills required. Sound decision-making skills.

Physical Demands:

This position requires moving stock, stocking shelves, organizing donations, and keeping the store in customer-ready condition. 

This position also requires the ability to:

  • Process information and merchandise through register and inventory system. 
  • Communicate with volunteers and customers. 
  • Read, count and write to accurately complete all documentation. 
  • Freely access all areas of the store including selling floor, stock area, and register area. 
  • Operate and use all equipment necessary to run the store. 
  • Climb ladders. 
  • Ability to stand most of the scheduled time, up to six hours.
  • Move or handle merchandise throughout the store generally weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • Work varied hours/days to oversee store operations. Ability to work weekends.

Part-Time | Gift Shop Assistant

Description

The Gift Shop Assistant is responsible for supporting with the procedures on a part-time basis. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  include the following. Other duties as assigned. 

  • Opens the Gift Shop.
  • Welcomes customers and volunteers.
  • Cleans and organizes shelves.
  • Removes trash by emptying trash containers.
  • Maintains a clean floor.
  • Logs into the system and completes the register total form with a volunteer/employee present.
  • Runs the cash register (as needed).
  • Completes the register total form confirming the cash in the register.
  • Prints the day end report, counts cash, reconciles the day’s sales using the register total form.
  • Uses the tamper evident cash bag to deposit the sales proceeds (cash/check/credit card) and the register total form.
  • Follow the closing procedures.
  • Assists with the inventory system to include ordering, merchandising, receiving, pricing and storage.

Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree required in business management or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in retail sales.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and focus on customer satisfaction.
  • Basic mathematical abilities, including the ability to add, subtract, divide, multiply, and tabulate figures.

Organizational Interpersonal Skills:

Excellent organizational skills are required. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. Strong teamwork skills required. Excellent time management skills required.

Language/Communication Skills:

The ability to communicate, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing and maps. Good verbal communication skills and excellent active listening skills. Strong English language skills in both spoken and written word.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position frequently requires moving stock, stocking shelves, and keeping the store in customer-ready condition.

This position also requires the ability to:

  • Process information and merchandise through computer system and POS register system.
  • Freely access all areas of the store including selling floor, stock area, and register area.
  • Operate and use all equipment necessary to run the store.
  • Climb ladders.
  • Move or handle merchandise throughout the store generally weighing 0-50 pounds.
  • Work varied hours/days to oversee store operations.

Catholic Faith:

  • Requires an appreciation and respect for the Catholic Church and its teachings.
  • Employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the church.
  • Their public behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the polices of the Diocese.

Part-Time | Food Pantry Administrative Assistant

Description

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church is actively seeking a part time Food Pantry Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for the coordination of volunteers for the Food Pantry Ministry . In this capacity, the position is responsible for coordinating new volunteers, maintaining communications with existing volunteers, and coordinating activities and scheduling volunteers for all Pantry Coordination Teams. This person will also be responsible for administrative activities related to the success of the Food Pantry operations for 20-24 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships and effective communications with all existing volunteers.
  • Schedules volunteers and teams.
  • Processes and trains new volunteers.
  • Orders food for distribution and provides set-up information for distribution.
  • Creates and maintains pantry calendar.
  • Coordinates with volunteers to organize and develop schedules for the Food Pantry.
  • Sets up workstations for each Open Pantry day.
  • Closes work stations and collects paperwork after each Open Pantry day.
  • Maintains client records.
  • Maintains a filing system for pantry records.
  • Processes donations of food, cash, and other items.
  • Receives telephone calls and answers inquiries in a prompt manner.
  • Compiles food pantry statistics and prepares reports.
  • Works with and oversees the work of Pantry teams, monitoring team compliance with Pantry Standard Operating Procedures and retrains volunteers, as necessary.
  • Knowledgeable of all organizational structures, policies, procedures, and forms that allow the Pantry teams, leaders, and volunteers to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Knowledgeable regarding Food Pantry operations and would be able to step in and perform any Food Pantry duty; would be able to substitute for the Leader of any Pantry Team.
  • Ensures all Diocesan, Parish, USDA, and other regulations are followed.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Requirements

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and possess a heighted sense of confidentiality and a strong sense of respect for the Roman Catholic Church. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Catholic Faith

Requires an appreciation and respect for the Catholic Church and its teachings. Employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the church. Their public behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the polices of the Diocese.

Education and Experience 

· Associates degree preferred, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel. Basic mathematical abilities, including the ability to add, subtract, divide, multiply and tabulate.

Skills and Abilities

· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills characterized by an ability to effectively interact with the general public in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills with an ability to read and analyze routine correspondence and compose appropriate responses.
  • Excellent analytical skills with an ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Excellent organization skills and time management skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Meticulous, showing extreme care with minute details.
  • Extremely positive, joyful, friendly and loving personality.
  • Computer skills including use of spreadsheets and email applications.

Working Conditions

Must be able to work flexible hours to complete various tasks when required. Must be willing to work in conditions of repeated stress and function well under pressure.

Physical Requirements

The ability to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to reach, grasp, feel, and see up close and from afar. Must be able to use basic office computer hardware and peripherals, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to communicate verbally and in written form. Must be able to climb a ladder and lift up to 40 pounds.