Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes
POSITION TITLE: CLUSTER BUSINESS COORDINATOR
REPORTS TO: PASTOR
The Cluster Business Coordinator is a professional who reports directly to
the pastor. This minister assists the pastor with the stewardship of the physical,
financial and human resources of the cluster, in accordance with canon law and
diocesan policies and guidelines. The Cluster Business Coordinator is a person of
faith committed to Gospel values. He or she values the organization and responsible
management of resources, and helps the Church fulfill its mission and purpose.
The Cluster Business Coordinator serves in a key cluster management
position. The Business Coordinator, together with the pastor, parochial vicar(s),
deacon(s), pastoral life coordinator and school principal, forms the core
management team that ensures the administrative and pastoral needs of the cluster
A. Financial Responsibilities
1. Prepares, administers and reviews compliance with the budget for revenue and
expenses in collaboration with the finance council(s), pastor, cluster pastoral life
coordinator, school principal and appropriate committees.
2. Provides staff support for the Cluster Finance Council and to the Budget and Properties
Subcommittees of the parishes. Advises the Finance Council regarding the application of
financial policies. Ensures the Council and parish Budget and Properties Subcommittees
have the information needed to carry out their responsibilities.
3. Provides staff support for the development and stewardship efforts of the cluster.
Within a framework of stewardship as a way of life, facilitates the achievement of cluster
revenue targets, including cluster offertory, Bishop’s Appeal, special collections, planned
giving, and other fund-raising activities.
4. Monitors the collection, counting, depositing and recording of cluster revenue from all