Coordinator of Information Technology & Media

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
  • Systems / Operations
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Communications
  • Information Technology

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is a large and growing parish and thriving grade school in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. St. Thomas seeks a highly motivated and trained Coordinator of Information Technology and Media Communications to serve the needs of the parish and school. The Coordinator will perform all the duties of a tradition IT professional - managing servers, networks, computer systems, and help desk functions - but also participate in the evangelical mission of the church. In this regard the Coordinator will contribute to the process of visioning, creating, and executing evangelical outreach by way of electronic, visual, and audio communication media. He/she will be dedicated to working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team including evangelization, events, and liturgy staff in order to draw the whole parish into participation in the life of faith in our parish. Above all, the successful candidate will be an active and faithful Catholic, committed to growth in virtue within the body of Christ. He/She will be committed to working in a collaborative team environment with accountability to the parish's mission: to bring every person into intimacy with Christ.

Essential Job Functions

  • Participate fruitfully as a member of the parish staff and a multi-disciplinary team including operations, evangelization, parishioner engagement, and liturgical staff.

  • Manage servers, DNS, DHCP, active directory, Office 365, ESET antivirus within a domain environment.

  • Maintain routine backup schedule and recovery of databases and server, both local and online.

  • Configure individual computers with parish and/or school software for integration into the production environment.

  • Deploy patches to all systems on the network via WSUS and via active directory.

  • Keep software up to date as new versions are released.

  • Repair computer hardware for integration into the production environment.

  • Forecast needs assessment for future years in order to procure appropriate software and hardware.

  • Keep inventory of software licenses, computer systems, and technology related hardware.

  • Configure and maintain modems, wireless access points, routers, switches and firewall for network connectivity.

  • Provide 24/7 on-call help desk support functions, responding to support calls by way of voice call, text, email, and verbal requests for assistance.

  • Teach program specific functions to end users to improve processes and increase productivity.

  • Oversee website hosting, domain and SSL certificates, provide technical support for website.

  • Provide consultation and direct service in terms of website development and other social media.

  • Assist with filming video, photography, recording audio, and editing of the same.

  • Assist in setting up and breaking down equipment, adjusting sets/lighting/cameras, providing set ups for tech and media for various events liturgical and non-liturgical

  • Perform other position-related tasks as deemed necessary or assigned by supervisor or pastor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic proficiency in video camera work, still photography, and audio recording, including mic's, recorders, and acoustics

  • Familiar with movie editing such as Final Cut Pro movie editing and sound recording software such as Adobe Audition audio editing software or similar.

  • Some familiarity with film, lighting, and sound equipment and set up.

  • Basic understanding of digital distribution platforms and livestreaming technology

  • Completion of annual Diocesan safe environment training.

  • Possession of valid AZ Driver's License, own transportation and the ability to drive on parish business in conformance with the Diocese of Phoenix Transportation Policy.

Minimum Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • High School Diploma, Bachelor's degree preferred, College or trade school courses in videography, editing, audio tech a bonus

  • Two to five years of IT and media experience in a parish or diocesan setting or other setting.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Active Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church.

  • Professionalism, ability to meet deadlines, flexibility, ability to adapt to changing environments

  • Punctuality and enthusiasm, attentive to detail and precision