Job Postings

Coordinator for the Office of Natural Family Planning (Phoenix, AZ)

Posted: October 19, 2018


Coordinator for the Office of Natural Family Planning – Job Posting


Purpose and Scope:

To support the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix and its mission to help all persons encounter the living Christ, through the Office of Natural Family Planning, this position directs the instruction, support and promotion of Natural Family Planning (NFP), chastity education and related marriage and family life issues.

Essential Job Functions:

• Coordinate NFP focus and programs. Maintain an office that teaches only certified methods of NFP and stays within established USCCB guidelines. Establish criteria for recruitment, screening and training of potential instructors in NFP and chastity education in English and Spanish and other needed languages to ensure program philosophy and standards are both understood and upheld.
• Coordinate instructor certification, evaluation, formation, and in-service training to maintain quality of instruction.
• Coordinate master schedule of all NFP classes, locations and instructors.
• Supervise Office of NFP staff, including staff evaluation and development in consultation with the Director, Marriage and Respect Life.
• Promote NFP services through advertising, contacts, newsletters, website articles, speaking engagements, and workshops.
• Acts as Bishop Olmsted’s liaison to affiliated leadership and research groups (i.e. medical professionals, etc.).
• Establish and maintain effective communications between the Office of NFP and appropriate people and organizations within the Diocese of Phoenix.
• Supervise and coordinate the teaching activities of the diocesan NFP instructors in other NFP methodologies.
• Develop and maintain a budget for the Office.
• Coordinate maintenance of statistical information for evaluation of the program’s growth and overall effectiveness.  Provide necessary reports reflecting program activity, development and effectiveness when required.
• Oversee the work of Catholic Academy for Life Leadership.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• Ability to keep abreast of NFP trends and incorporate, new information while maintaining the program’s values and philosophy.
• Ability to work under pressure, take initiative, be creative and anticipate solutions to problems; need good judgment in emergency situations and when working with varied personalities and cultures; must be able to work with frequent interruptions.
• Basic knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, communicating, administering, managing and training staff and volunteers effectively.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
• Excellent communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

• BA degree in Science or Theology.
• Instructor in one accepted method of NFP.
• Three years working experience in a similar position.
• Practicing Catholic who lives and supports the teachings of the Catholic Church.

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

applicants@diocesephoenix.org

Diocese of Phoenix
Attn: Human Resources
400 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Permissions Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Communications (USCCB)

Posted: September 27, 2018

Position Description:

Provides comparative reading and general administrative support to Permissions and the Office of the Secretary of Communications, in particular the Operations and Project Management team. Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference.  Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.

Requirements:

Educational Level:  Associate or B.A. from accredited college or university, or certificate from business school, or equivalent experience; or related work experience.

Major Field/Specialty: Business, English, Communications, Administration

Foreign Language Requirement: (if any) Spanish desirable, but not required

Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)

Knowledge of Catholic Church hierarchy, protocol and basic doctrine
Proficiency with e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access software, etc.
Experience with SharePoint very helpful
Experience with Common Spot very helpful
Good verbal and written communication skills
Bookkeeping/basic accounting skills
Good organizational and time management skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:

Must have worked in an environment in which there was demand for:

Verbal and written communication
Attention to detail
Organization and planning
Initiative
Interpersonal communication
Intensive and complex computer use.

Number of Years Required: A minimum of 2-3 years’ work-related experience. 


Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, Pontifical College Josephinum (Columbus, OH)

Posted: August 31, 2018

The Pontifical College Josephinum, founded in 1888 and located on a beautiful campus north of downtown Columbus, Ohio, has a College of Liberal Arts and a School of Theology. The College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate degrees in philosophy and humanities as well as a two-year pre-theology program offering a certificate or a bachelor of philosophy degree. The School of Theology offers a Master of Divinity (MDiv), a pre-doctoral Master of Arts in Theology (MA), as well as a Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree (STB), which is offered in affiliation with the Pontifical Lateran University.

The Josephinum is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology in the School of Theology beginning in the Fall of 2019. For the successful candidate, a completed doctorate in Moral Theology (Ph.D. or STD) is desirable.

The ideal candidate should be able to teach as many of the following courses as possible in the MDiv curriculum: Fundamental Moral Theology, Virtue, Catholic Social Teaching, Sexual Morality, Medical Morality. The candidate would also have the opportunity to teach electives at the graduate level of his/her choice and expertise, and to direct theses for the MA and STB degrees. The appointment will be to the faculty of the School of Theology, though occasional teaching in the College of Liberal Arts may be required.

The expected teaching load will be six (6) courses annually. If the successful candidate is a priest, depending on other responsibilities assigned by the rector for spiritual direction or formation in the external forum, this teaching load may be reduced. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in the overall formation program through membership on various committees according to his/her interests and the needs of the seminary.

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Executive Director Of Evangelization And Catechesis (Archdiocese of St. Louis)

Posted: August 31, 2018

In responding to the call of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, who calls us ‘to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s Journey in years to come.’ This role will be instrumental in the Church’s Missionary transformation, ecclesial renewal and addressing the social and formational needs within the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The newly created position of Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis is responsible for developing, overseeing and supporting faith formation, education and missionary discipleship in the 179 parishes, 100 elementary schools, and 9 high schools serving 510,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Reporting to the Archbishop, as a member of his Ministry Team Advisors (MTA), the Executive Director will lead and supervise the following established ministries: Catholic Education & Formation (includes Elementary /Secondary Education, Special Education, Religious Education, Paul VI Institute, Adult Faith Formation and Lay Formation) and Adult/Youth Missionary Discipleship (includes Catholic Youth Apostolate, Young Adult Ministry, and Newman Centers and Marriage & Family Life Office). Supporting and promoting the Catholic Church’s teachings and in alignment with the Archbishop’s vision, the Executive Director is charged with ensuring that the teachings of the Catholic Church are integrated throughout every aspect of Catholic life and ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Essential Functions:
1. Reporting member of MTA to provide meaningful input and recommendations on policies, strategies, current issues and trends regarding Catholic Education and Lay Formation.
2. Works with pastors and catechetical leaders of the parishes to develop and implement the Archdiocesan vision for missionary discipleship and faith formation for lay leaders including their human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral needs as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ
3. Strategizes and oversees the development of a common curriculum for use in school and parish religious education programs with common standards for religious education certification.
4. Works with ministry leaders to prepare budgets for each ministry and is responsible for ongoing monetary accountability/supervision.
5. Collaborates with ministry leaders to set measurable goals for ministry activities and create meaningful reports of outcomes to be regularly communicated to the Archbishop and MTA.
6. Provides assistance to parishes in selecting and hiring personnel.
7. Maintains membership and participation in appropriate National, Regional, and Archdiocesan catechetical organizations as required.
8. Additional related responsibilities may be assigned to his position.

Please click here for more information.


Associate Director, Catechesis and Faith Formation (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO)

Posted: August 31, 2018

The Associate Director for Catechesis and Faith Formation provides catechetical and discipleship leader training and mentoring services that equip parishes to evangelize/form parishioners and increase ministerial leadership capacity.

Essential Duties

Teach train-the-trainer sessions in content and methodology for catechists and catechetical leaders involved in children’s faith formation.
Create discipleship group leaders through small-group discipleship processes who can also make future leaders.
Provide mentorship to catechetical leaders empowering them to form and mentor other catechists and leaders.
Adapt/redesign existing resources to fit appropriate cultural contexts.
Partner with parish DREs and catechetical leaders to establish online networks and in-person communities enabling the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and resources.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Possess extensive knowledge of catechetical processes, discipleship processes, ecclesial documents, Sacred Scripture, and Catholic doctrine, as well as an enthusiastic love for the Church.
Exhibit excellent teaching methods and train-the-trainer level proficiency in catechetical methodology and discipleship principles. Adept at addressing large group audiences in training, retreat, parish mission, and conference settings.
Display strong verbal and/or written communication skills in both English and Spanish. Expertise in leading small groups. Facilitates group discussion through active listening, asking clarifying questions, and soliciting feedback.
Find solutions acceptable to diverse groups with conflicting interests and needs. See old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems. Adapt to changing work responsibilities and cultural environments.
Champion innovative change and remove obstacles to support change. Think in terms of desired outcomes and long-term goals.

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Secretariat Director for Christian Community (Archdiocese of San Antonio)

Posted: August 31, 2018

The Archdiocese of San Antonio is seeking a full-time qualified candidate for the position of Secretariat Director for Christian Community: Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. The Director serves the multicultural pastoral needs of children, youth, young adults, adults (as couples, and also men and women separately) and seniors; provides leadership, vision, and content which will serve as the foundational part of resources to parishes and Catholic organizations in the development of the vocation of the laity, marriage, family life & youth and other ministerial programs as assigned. Director is also the representative is also the representative of the Archbishop in matters pertaining to supporting the Laity and Family ministry leadership in parishes and schools providing for opportunities on formation and spiritual growth.

Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Theology, preferable in matters of the Laity or Marriage and Family Life; and at least three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience as well as a thorough working knowledge of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory of Catechesis, the National Directory for Catechesis, and current developments in the Church’s theology of the vocation of the laity, marriage and family life, particularly as expressed in the writings and vision of St. John Paul II, papal and Episcopal documents and Canon Law. Candidates must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills; success working with committees; strong public relations skills; proficiency of MS Office (Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher); and excellent organizational skills. Candidates must be Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church and Bilingual in Spanish and English required. Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed.

Please click here to apply.


Associate Director, Office for Family Life (Archdiocese of Washington, DC)

Posted: August 31, 2018

Description The mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the archdiocese is seeking an Associate Director of the Office for Family Life.

The mission of the Office for Family Life is to serve the Archbishop and the needs of the priests and parishioners in building, strengthening, and supporting a culture of marriage and family life for evangelization in the Archdiocese of Washington. The Office for Family Life carries out this mission in its responsibility for coordinating formal marriage preparation, training in natural family planning, support and healing groups for separated and divorced Catholics, annual men’s and women’s conferences, ministry to couples struggling with infertility, the annual Jubilarian Mass honoring wedding anniversaries, provide resources and training for parish family life ministries as needed especially in marriage enrichment and chastity education, and collaborate with other archdiocesan offices in the service of evangelization.

The Associate Director will be responsible to the Director of the Office for Family Life and work to recruit, develop, and train teams of volunteers, schedule marriage preparation, and support NFP introduction and training. In addition, the Associate Director will assist the director by maintaining a database of parish family life ministry contacts, the scheduling of family life catechesis and marriage preparation, and help to promote and develop resources for NFP awareness week; Oversee digital communication material, including the delivery of monthly e-newsletters, update content management for our websites and for communicating initiatives of the Office for Family Life

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Program Director - Family Initiatives Phase II, St. John Paul II Foundation (Houston, TX)

Posted: August 31, 2018

The St. John Paul II Foundation is a national Catholic apostolate proclaiming the Good News about life and family through education and formation. We accomplish our mission through three hallmark initiatives. The Program Director for Phase II of Family Initiatives will oversee the development of a marriage enrichment program based on our Together in Holiness conference series and curriculum. The Together in Holiness marriage enrichment program will be designed for parish-based marriage enrichment groups and other small faith communities of couples. The creation of a forward-thinking multimedia resource for delivery of content and engagement with participants is central to the program and a key for success. The Together in Holiness multimedia project will become the premier marriage enrichment program in the country. Nota bene: Based upon particular skill-sets of employee, among other factors, Program Director will be responsible for directly implementing the major duties below or overseeing others directly involved in specific duties described below.

Major Duties:
1. Lead the development of the Together in Holiness web platform, multimedia series and accompanying resources for a small faith community and parish-based marriage enrichment program.
2. Determine needs of target audience(s), the necessary involvement of the Foundation in supporting and nurturing adopters of the marriage enrichment program, and develop requisite support structure.
3. In collaboration with the President develop a sustainable business plan for Phase II and support efforts to secure funds for project.
4. Develop relationships with speakers, diocesan partners, and other stakeholders for both contributions to series and for expert review/beta-testing/feedback.
5. Coordinate meetings with President and Co-Founder to discuss development of key ideas to ensure that input is given at key stages in development. Arrange for testing of content with key stakeholders.
6. Based upon existing themes of Together in Holiness conferences, develop a theological and practical structure for content of individual modules, allowing for consistency between themes and modules, and improvement as capacities develop.
7. Write/edit/develop content for modules that will be both consistent across marriage enrichment program and appropriate to the module. Where other parties will present the information, bring them in on development once a structure and basic content parameters are chosen.
8. Select and collaborate with vendors to produce or implement web platform, video production, design, printing, and other necessary elements of the program.
9. Direct creation of all project outputs, from design to video concept and execution, to matching and corresponding printed materials. Ensure that Foundation branding is upheld throughout development.
10. Develop distribution and marketing plan in coordination with partners, based in but not limited to existing conference model; direct implementation of marketing and distribution. Work with colleagues to ensure prominent presence at conferences.
11. Arrange for testing of content with key stakeholders.
12. Participate in staff meetings and other projects connected with the Foundation and perform other duties as assigned by the President.

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Executive Assistant, St. Jerome Institute (Hyattsville, MD)

Posted: August 17, 2018

St. Jerome Institute (SJI) is a private, independent high school in Hyattsville, Maryland, offering a classical liberal arts program in the Catholic tradition opening in the Fall of 2019. SJI’s integrated, Christocentric approach addresses the particular concerns of contemporary education of young adults just beginning to find their place in a rapidly changing world.  At a time when young men and women begin to ask the perennial question “Who am I?” the St. Jerome Institute seeks to provide the sustenance, formation and mentorship that is so deeply longed for in the young soul.  This formation occurs most fundamentally in the context of the SJI community.  SJI’s faculty and staff  are committed to fostering a collegial, joyful and passionate community in the realization of the academy’s vision and culture.   Students enjoy a unique liberal arts educational experience with a curriculum that is designed as a single, unified, four-year program of study. The program is interdisciplinary within each year and meaningfully develops across the years to provide better context and greater mastery. The entire school works together to form a thoughtful, convivial community where students, faculty, and families can flourish.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Answer and manage incoming communications efficiently and professionally
• Receive and interact professionally with parents, students, and visitors
• Represent the vision and mission of the St. Jerome Institute with articulation and cheerfulness
• Prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations, and other documents
• Prepare financial statements, reports, memos, invoices, letters, and other documents
• Handle basic bookkeeping tasks
• Schedule and manage headmaster calendar
• Help prepare for meetings
• Assist in planning and coordinating events
• Manage and track annual enrollment process to include correspondence and maintenance of the student enrollment database
• File and retrieve documents and reference materials
• Record, transcribe, and distribute incoming communications
• Receive and process records requests in a timely manner
• Collect tuition and fees and issue receipts to parents
• Provide general administrative support
• Other duties as assigned

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Director of Center for Family Life Formation (Archdiocese of Omaha)

Posted: August 16, 2018

The Director of the Center for Family Life Formation assists the Archbishop in advancing the vision of “One Church: encountering Jesus, equipping disciples, and living mercy.” To move the Archdiocese closer to realizing this vision, the Director’s primary mission is to implement and execute effective strategies to assist parishes and schools in transforming the culture through the Christian family. The incumbent works closely with the other Pastoral Offices of the curia (Evangelization, Schools, Stewardship, and Pastoral Planning) in a team approach in order to foster a unity of vision that is necessary to accomplish the overall mission, which is to
make disciples who are sent out as leaven to transform the world.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director leads out of a team of passionate missionary disciples who aid parishes, schools, and their leadership in cultivating opportunities for families to encounter Jesus and equip them for the work of serving, in order to build up the body of Christ.

• Communicate and promote the Pastoral Vision to parishes and pastors to facilitate understanding of the vision and the priority of evangelization.
• Initiate individual meetings with and provide ongoing mentorship and support to pastors and parish leaders helping them to envision and implement family evangelization and discipleship initiatives in their context.
• Maintain the highest level of expertise and knowledge in family issues, as well as Catholic moral and social teaching.
• Foster the local leadership of marriage preparation and enrichment opportunities in parishes.
• Continue the development and offering of dynamic marriage preparation and enrichment opportunities for the archdiocese as needed.
• Promote and assist in the implementation of human sexuality formation in parishes and schools that equips families.
• Provide advocacy, vision, and formation for the pro-life movement that raises up missionary leadership in parishes and schools.
• Develop and offer new approaches, resources, and assistance for parishes in Baptism preparation.
• Provide leadership, education, and professional development for all team members in the department. This includes the oversight of formation efforts and the developing of individual team members’ strengths, ensuring they are properly equipped, resourced, and led.
• Provide vision, direction, and formation of the team and their individual duties according Pastoral Vision of the archdiocese.
• Ensure alignment of activities to the teachings of the Catholic Church. Responsibilities will also include outlining budget needs and adherence to approved budgets in realizing goals and objectives.

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Administrative Assistant, March for Life Education & Defense Fund (Washington, DC)

Posted: August 16, 2018

The March for Life Education and Defense Fund is a small non-profit organization that coordinates the world’s largest annual pro-life event and civil protest. The organization is uniquely positioned to positively impact culture through the annual March, as well as other educational campaigns and activities throughout the year. The organization is currently seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant. The position will report to the Director of Operations of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

As Administrative Assistant, you will provide functional support to accounting, development, event
planning, and administration. The Administrative Assistant, who often serves as first point of contact
for inquires from the public, is an integral part of the March for Life team and assists with effectively
carrying out the daily operations of our Washington, D.C. office.

Responsibilities:
 Handle all bookkeeping: process invoices and payments, record deposits.
 Assist with budget development and annual audit.
 Process donations and maintain donor records; create and send donor acknowledgement letters.
 Support direct mail fundraising team by maintaining supporting documentation and
communicating donor requests.
 Assist extensively in March for Life event planning and logistical coordination.
 Create and monitor online event registration pages.
 Manage office phone and email communciations.
 Maintain and order office supplies; receive and process mail.
 Help team members with various projects throughout the year.

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Farm Apprenticeship (Lancaster Co., PA)

Posted: August 16, 2018

Fall-Winter 2018-19

General Description: Apprenticeship on a small sustainable farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (verdantview.com). We prefer a 4-month commitment in order for the apprentice to become skilled with daily work. Along with farm work, apprenticeship includes management of educational tours, homesteading workshops (ice cream, cheese, soap-making), and a book list which will progress according to the interest and reading pace of the apprentice. (See suggested readings below.) 

Work & Expectations: The apprentice is expected to work five days per week, roughly 7:30am to 5:30pm, with breaks for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast and lunch is enjoyed communally and provided by the farm. Responsibilities include feeding of calves, chickens, goats and other animals; opportunities to help with gardening, pasture management, construction, or mechanics, based upon the applicant’s interests; management of farm tours and homesteading workshops; and helping with B&B hospitality (check-in guests, answer questions, etc.). Having one’s own car is recommended for personal transportation.

Compensation: Apprentice will have opportunities to learn most aspects of the art and business of homestead farming. If living quarters are required, salary begins at $800 / month. If no living quarters required, salary is $1200 / month. Two home-cooked, communal meals on most days (breakfast and lunch), except Sundays. Small private living quarters with bath and kitchenette (stove, oven, sink and
refrigerator/freezer) on basement level.

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Principal, St. Vincent de Paul School (Mount Vernon, OH)

Posted: August 16, 2018

St. Vincent de Paul School, an accredited Preschool-grade 8 Catholic School located at 206 East Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio, is seeking candidates for the position of Principal to begin the 2018-2019 school year.
 
The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church; have, or working toward obtaining, an administrator’s license; have excellent communication skills; leadership and management abilities; have current FBI and BCI&I background checks; proof of attendance at a Protecting God’s Children seminar; and have completed the online administrator’s application for the Diocese of Columbus. Salary will be commensurate with candidate’s education and experience.

Please submit your materials including a cover letter of interest, resume, educational philosophy, a letter from your current Pastor speaking to your membership and participation in the Catholic Church and five reference letters to Jeanne Gissel, HR Assistant for Teacher Personnel, Office of Catholic Schools, 197 E. Gay Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or by email at jgissel@columbuscatholic.org.


Part-Time Administrative Assistant
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

~$18 per hour
~19 hours per week on average, flexible

Dear MTS Students (and anyone interested):

I am writing to advertise an excellent opportunity for part-time work available for immediate hire at the nearby MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The Emergency Preparedness Department at MWHC has made this flexible and well paying part-time position available to Institute and CUA students for over a decade now. I had this job for two years while I was in the Ph.D. program and left in May when I took a full-time job at the Diocese of Arlington.

Job responsibilities include the full range of standard office tasks. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and the like is required, along with strong organizational skills for maintenance of the office filing system. Copying, printing, scanning, document creation, taking or placing the occasional business phone call, running errands here and there throughout the four-hospital campus, and other odd jobs make up the general substance of the work. Our role is to provide support for Wendy Clark, the main administrative coordinator for the department director, Craig DeAtley, who in turn oversees emergency preparedness at two of the four hospitals on campus and contributes to similar initiatives at the city-wide, regional, and national levels. Pete Jensen is the assistant director, and Henry Wickus and Denisha Brinkley of the John Paul II Institute MTS program are already working as assistants in the office.

The pace of the work tends to ebb and flow, but even in its busiest seasons I never found it too much to balance with studies and family life. The work is not mentally draining or physically exhausting in the way that some part-time positions can be, and the need for occasional time off to prepare for exams or finish papers or make a trip home is understood.

Our office is a 20-minute walk from campus and accessible via free shuttle service from the Brookland and Columbia Heights metro stations. In addition, the hospital has a chapel where the Catholic chaplaincy celebrates Mass daily over the lunch break.

Please send resumes to wendy.g.clark@medstar.net and by all means pass this information along to anyone else who might be interested.

Thank you and best wishes,
Alexander Wolfe


Staff Assistant, Secretariat of Doctrine (USCCB)

Provides the primary administrative support for facilitating the work flow within the Secretariat. Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference. Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.

Requirements:

Educational Level:  H.S. diploma required; 2 years of college or commensurate experience preferred

Major Field/Specialty:  Church-related experience, liberal arts or related disciplines

Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.) 

Knowledge of the Catholic Church and its beliefs, practices, and structures
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs and Outlook
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management
Openness to learn procedures and programs as needed by the Secretariat

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:  

General office management and support, particularly in a religious or non-profit setting
Strong attention to detail
Ability to use independent judgement and to take initiative
Demonstrated ability to work well with a team or staff, being able to work accept work from all team members
Ability to prioritize and communicate well with the staff
Experience assisting in budget planning and preparation
Experience drafting correspondence
Ability to follow established policies and procedures
Working collaboratively with peers, colleagues, and others to achieve mission goals and objectives

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Secretary of Evangelization and Catechesis & Director of the Office of Lay Formation

Posted: July 26, 2018

REPORTS TO: Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet

JOB SUMMARY
Supervises and oversees the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis which includes the Office of Lay Formation, the Catholic Schools Office and the Religious Education Office.  The position collaborates with diocesan agencies in providing formation for lay leaders and/or fostering missionary discipleship; it also collaborates with various lay apostolates and curial agencies involved in evangelization.

RESPONSIBILITIES AS SECRETARY OF EVANGELIZATION AND CATECHESIS
• Serves as a member of the Bishop’s Curia Council
• Supervises both the Director of Religious Education and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools
• Oversees the budgets for the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis
• Engages in creative thinking, on an ongoing basis, regarding best practices for evangelizing and building discipleship, and communicates this thinking to others in the diocese
• Facilitates collaboration in the areas of evangelization and catechesis within the Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis and with the agencies of the Secretariat of Pastoral Concerns
• Keeps abreast of theological developments in areas associated with evangelization and catechesis through review of relevant publications, as well as attendance at national conferences
• Curates and disseminates a monthly newsletter for parish leaders

RESPONSIBILITIES AS DIRECTOR OF LAY FORMATION
• Provides leadership in these areas:
o Professional and volunteer lay ministry development
o Personal Christian formation
o General missionary discipleship among the faithful
• Identifies, encourages and facilitates the formation of potential new lay leaders, both professional and volunteer
• Works with the diocesan Bishop, agency directors, pastors, deacons and lay parish leaders to promote the holistic formation of lay leaders—addressing their human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral needs• Develops formation opportunities in response to important developments from the Holy See and/or the USCCB
• Supports efforts organized by the various curial agencies to provide for the ongoing formation of both professional and volunteer lay personnel; provides this service directly when no curial office is able to do so
• Serves as the liaison for the Newman Institute’s collaborative efforts with local Catholic universities (e.g., CTU’s Romero Scholars Program), local and national lay apostolates and neighboring dioceses (e.g., the Archdiocese’s Lay Leadership Program)
• Facilitates ongoing formation both for agency directors through periodic “featured topics” and for the entire curia through monthly “conversations for mission”
• Serves as diocesan leader for the partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Echo Program
• Supervises the work of the office’s administrative assistant
• Keeps abreast of current trends and best practices in lay formation and lay ministry
• Designs and oversees the budget to support the work of the office
• Assumes additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in theology, education, pastoral ministry or related field expected, with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in directing and managing pastoral ministry required.  A mission-driven understanding of Catholic education and the Church’s vision for lifelong faith formation as well as knowledge of parish and diocesan life required.  A commitment to the Church’s vision of missionary discipleship. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.  Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills are required along with good computer skills.  Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus. 


TRAVEL: Approximately 10-15%. Occasional overnight.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Attractive compensation and benefits package.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   8/30/18

For consideration, please email Dr. Arlene McSweeney, Ed.D., Arlene@CatholicRecruiter.com


Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)

Posted: July 20, 2018

The Director for the Office of Marriage and Family Life is responsible for programs that educate and promote marriage preparation and enrichment, Natural Family Planning, and family enrichment. A person in this position oversees the Archdiocesan Pre-Cana program and trains parish sponsor couples for marriage prep ministry. The director serves as a liaison for national and regional marriage and family ministries.

A candidate for consideration would have minimally a bachelor’s degree in theology, pastoral ministry, or social service. A Master’s degree is preferred. Previous experience of 3 – 5 years in Catholic Ministry is required.

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter with resume to Ed Isakson, Director of Human Resources, at eisakson@archindy.org.


Coordinator of Adult Catechesis and Formation Programs, Ministries and Outreach Office (Archdiocese of Vancouver)

Posted: July 20, 2018

The Ministries and Outreach Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver is looking for a dynamic missionary disciple of Jesus to join our team. In this position the Coordinator will have the chance to establish relationships with parishes and pastors that will lead to creating fruitful lay adult formation programs. As well as, coaching and supporting parish coordinators with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), catechesis, and discipleship.

This is an exciting opportunity for any individual who has completed a Masters in Divinity (or other relevant studies in Theology) and has the desire to implement strong programs within our parishes. With the ability to turn a vision into a reality with the support of a seasoned administrative team and volunteers.

Desired Skills and Experience
Active engagement in a Catholic parish;
Demonstrated ability to form lay leaders in the Faith through catechesis, discipleship, and spiritual formation;
Strong interest in formation for the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults and in the relationship of parish evangelization and RCIA;
Theological education demonstrated by an academic degree and/or the ability to pursue on-going academic theological formation;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Experience leading a program that discipled and formed lay Catholic catechists and other ministry leaders;
Planning/problem-solving skills; ability to move assignments from idea to execution;
Exceptional time and task management skills;
High level of judgment and discretion;
Very strong ability to establish trust and collaboration quickly with pastors, parish staff, and lay leaders;
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills;
Drive to continually learn and establish best practices through professional development;
Successful Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.

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Coordinator of Evangelization Programs, Ministries and Outreach Office (Archdiocese of Vancouver)

Posted: July 20, 2018

The Ministries and Outreach Office (M&O) is looking for an experienced dynamic missionary disciple of Jesus to join our team. The Coordinator will advance the Church’s mission of evangelization through working collaboratively with parishes and pastors. This position requires an individual who has a deep desire for and commitment to leading others into a deep and lasting encounter with Jesus Christ. To be able to inspire confidence in people and to engage with those not already active in a parish.

The Archdiocese has created a platform for programs like Alpha and Discover Discipleship to be brought into parishes with the support and coaching of coordinators from M&O. This is an opportunity for an individual to bring their experience to our team as we continue to grow this platform.

Desired Skills and Experience
Active engagement in a Catholic parish;
Demonstrated ability to evangelize and train others to evangelize;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Experience leading a program that evangelized adults and/or young adults;
Experience leading, recruiting, training and/or coaching;
Planning/problem-solving skills; can move assignments from idea to execution;
Exceptional time and task management skills;
High level of judgment and discretion;
Excellent English verbal and written communication skills;
Drive to continually learn and establish best practices through professional development;
Successful Police Check with Vulnerable Sector Search required prior to start of employment.

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Staff Assistant, Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations (USCCB)

Posted: July 20, 2018

To provide a full range of administrative support to the Executive Director and Associate Director. This position principally reports to the Executive Director of CCLV.  Contributes to the Bishops’ strategic plan for the Conference.  Demonstrates willingness and ability to understand, respect and contribute to the USCCB mission and to fulfill job duties in accordance with its Catholic identity.

Requirements:

Educational Level:  H.S. diploma required; 2 years of college or commensurate experience preferred

Major Field/Specialty: Liberal arts

Foreign Language Requirement: Spanish proficiency preferred              

Other Specialized Training: (i.e. word processing, personal computer, knowledge of Catholic Church, etc.)

Knowledge of the Catholic Church preferred.
Proficiency with e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access software, FaceBook, YouTube, etc.  
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good organizational and time management skills

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:

Well-developed communication skills, ability to relay accurate messages, and to answer questions from committee members and the general public.
Previous experience working with and planning budgets helpful.
Experience drafting correspondence.
General office experience that includes answering phones, using Dictaphone and transcribing minutes, maintaining electronic/paper filing systems, copying/faxing, etc.

Number of  Years Required: a minimum of 2-3 years of work related experience.

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Associate Director, Office of Christian Formation (Diocese of St. Augustine, FL)

Posted: July 20, 2018

The Office of Christian Formation in the Diocese of St. Augustine, in order to further its mission to form missionary disciples, is seeking to hire a full time Associate Director of Christian Formation. The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director to plan and execute programming for the diocese in the name of the Bishop. The Associate Director will provide day – to – day leadership for the administrative areas of Adult Formation programming, and in collaboration with the Executive Director of Christian Formation will help assess the needs of the diocese.  Specifically:

• The Associate Director will be responsible for collaborating with the Director of Ministry Formation Program and the Advisory Board of the MFP to complete the following activities:

Coordinating publicity and public relations for the programs, Coordinating the annual retreat, closing ceremony, and class orientations.

Responsible for overseeing admissions, obtaining applications, and other required documentation

• The Associate Director will be responsible for collaborating with the Director of the Office of  Christian Formation to complete the following activities:

Assist with the planning, organization and execution of Adult Faith Formation and Catechist Certification opportunities offered throughout the diocese.

Seeking quality programming on behalf of the Director of Christian Formation

Represents the Director as needed at events across the diocese.

Providing support to all areas of the diocese.

• The Associate Director of Christian Formation will be responsible for presenting workshops to adults in the areas of formation and catechesis.

Responsibility for seeking suitable presenters for adult programming.

Will maintain communication with NALM and CARA.

• The Associate Director will provide resources to parishes and schools in all areas of formation • The Associate Director will serve as a resource to parishes and schools in all areas of formation.

• Responsible for performing other duties as assigned

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Parish Director of Religious Education (Rockville, MD)

Posted: July 20, 2018

Under the supervision of and in collaboration with the pastor, the Director of Religious Education plans, develops, and organizes the religious education programs for children and adults at St. Mary’s Parish.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. CCD (Religious Education classes for children kindergarten through 8th grade)
-Develop overall program (in accordance with the Archdiocese of Washington’s curriculum) for the catechesis of children in kindergarten through 8th grade
-Create year-long calendar of classes, events, and activities that aligns with the parish and liturgical calendars
-Advertise the program, register participants, and maintain contact with families in the program
-Recruit, train, and support the catechists who teach the children
-Support catechists with ongoing formation and by providing needed materials (DVDs, supplemental books, craft materials, etc.)

2. Sacramental Preparations for Children
-Implement formation classes for children preparing for First Confession, First Communion, and Confirmation
-Schedule, plan, and provide retreats and other formation events to aid the children in their sacramental preparation
-Inform parents about the sacramental preparation process through parent meetings, distributed materials, and email communication
-Assist with the planning of sacramental liturgies
-Record sacraments in parish registries, notify churches of baptism of sacraments received, create sacramental certificates
-Work closely with Youth Minister to create a pathway for teenagers to be active participants in youth ministry upon the completion of their religious education preparation.

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Teacher, Sedes Sapientiae School (Boonton, NJ)

Posted: July 13, 2018

Sedes Sapientiae School seeks a well-rounded teacher with the ability and the desire to teach across the curriculum for the 2018-2019 academic year; in particular the candidate would be facilitating courses in Modern History, Theology (Sacraments), Latin (or Greek), and Pre-Calculus.  Classes are small and largely discussion based. Candidate should have at least an undergraduate degree and an understanding of the liberal arts.

Please send letter and resume to Aileen S Coccia at admin@sedessapientiaeschool.org and call Mrs. Coccia @ 973-828-5110.

 


Seton Teaching Fellow

Posted: June 15, 2018

Seton Education Partners Fellowship:

About the Program: The Seton Fellowship is an initiative of Seton Education Partners, participating in its mission to serve underprivileged children and give them the opportunity to develop the knowledge, character, and faith necessary to earn a college degree, pursue lives of value and integrity, and become saints.

About Seton: Seton Education Partners was co-founded in 2009 by KIPP Foundation co-founder Scott Hamilton and Teach For America alumna Stephanie Saroki de García to expand opportunities for traditionally underserved children to receive a Catholic education that builds knowledge, character, and faith. Seton does this by strategically infusing creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, and talented leadership to reverse the widespread decline of urban Catholic education. Seton pioneers new, “break-the-mold” approaches to achieving the academic, character, religious and social justice goals of Catholic education in an economically viable way.

About the position: We’re looking for dynamic, faith-filled leaders who love working with kids, are passionate about serving the poor, and want to help underserved children make it to college and heaven. We’re looking for committed Christians who want to grow spiritually by living in an intentional faith community. We’re looking for tenacious servants who believe every child can learn and grow in virtue, and are ready to develop into great leaders. We’re looking for people who welcome challenges and are eager to lend their talents to making a dramatic difference in the lives of hundreds of children.

The key responsibilities include:

Working at a Great School
• Co-teach or work in Operations at Brilla Charter Schools, a network of high-performing public charter schools in the South Bronx that currently serves almost 700 students in grades K-5, across three different schools. For the 2018-2019 school year, our network will serve students in grades K-6 and continue to grow a grade each year until 8th grade.
Witnessing the Faith
• Live in an intentional Catholic faith community that focuses on growing spiritually and living simply.
• Teach faith and character to children in a unique Catholic extended day enrichment program.
Qualifications and Desired Characteristics
• Faith-filled Catholic who seeks God in all things and is called to serve others.
• Core belief that all children can achieve both moral and academic excellence.
• Relentless, results-oriented achiever who is always looking for a better way to improve outcomes for their students.
• Sense of humor.
• Bachelor’s degree.

Salary & Benefits
Fellows receive housing rent-free and a modest living stipend, so you can enjoy all NYC has to offer.


Associate Director for Governmental Relations (California Catholic Conference)

Posted: June 5, 2018

We are seeking an Associate Director for Governmental Relations to focus on Respect for Life, Family Life and Religious Liberty issues to work as a member of our team at the California Catholic Conference, Inc. the public policy arm of the Bishops of the Catholic Church in California.

This is a full-time position in downtown Sacramento. The Associate reports to the Executive Director.  Deadline for applications is June 14, 2018.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Monitoring legislation, keeping track of legislative calendars, and scanning relevant bills and amendments.
Advocating on legislation by meeting with lawmakers, legislative staff, regulators, allies and opponents to discuss legislative proposals.
Testifying before committees of the legislature and administrative agencies.
Writing legislative alerts, letters, fact sheets reports, briefing memos, and background papers.
Establishing and maintaining an active liaison with other local advocacy groups or other issue related non-profit advocacy organizations.
Researching various issues, federal and state laws, court rulings and regulations.
Assists the Diocesan Respect Life and Family Life Directors in their efforts to establish political advocacy networks.
Provide written information and training occasionally for The Catholic Legislative Network effort.
Exercise budgetary oversight for areas of responsibility and accomplishes administrative tasks and other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree desirable in related field.
Public policy experience preferred.
Strong writing skills, advanced research experience, and the ability to simplify complex policy issues into terms the general public can easily grasp.
Strong verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, a solid work history, and a professional demeanor.
Punctuality and willingness to work until tasks are completed.
Precise attention to detail and deadlines.
Poise, mature judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information.
Ability to speak and write in Spanish desirable.
Knowledge of Catholic teachings and Catholic in good standing required.
Computer proficiency and knowledge of internet communications and social media.
Job requires valid driver’s license, and ability to move back and forth to nearby office buildings, operate computer and office equipment.
To Apply:  Send cover letter, resumé, short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to jramirez@cacatholic.org.   No phone calls, please.


Projects & Program Strategist, Office of Life, Justice, and Peace (Archdiocese of Los Angeles)

Posted: May 31, 2018

​POSITION SUMMARY: The Office of Life, Justice and Peace (OLJP) implements the vision of Archbishop Jose Gomez on social issues by offering strategic leadership to parishes and community partners through education, advocacy, prayer and service. OLJP promotes the common good, rooting initiatives in the reality that each person is created by God for relationship with him and in community with others.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles. With our vast ethnic, cultural and economic diversity is a small manifestation of the universal church. Promoting authentic human development in this context requires a culture of encounter and a transformative commitment to solidarity.

OLJP focuses on the issues of abortion, assisted suicide, death penalty, human trafficking, homelessness poverty, foster care, healthcare, post-abortion healing, religious freedom, and environmental justice within the context of developing an authentic human ecology for the communities of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

The Projects & Program Strategist (PPS) of OLJP is responsible for the development and maintenance of all initiatives of OLJP.

The PPM maintains strategic partnerships with organizations and agencies throughout the Archdiocese to ascertain needs and determine appropriate resources. The PPS works closely with the OLJP team, the Digital team, and the Government Relations team to coordinate efforts as appropriate. The PPS identifies what is necessary for the success of each initiative, creates content, and works closely with the entire OLJP team to manage timelines and resources. The PPS works closely with parishes, schools and other ministries to determine needs and the means by with OLJP can meet them. The PPS coordinates special events and works closely with production and promotion teams in the Archdiocese, in parishes and in the broader community.

The PPS possesses detailed knowledge of all OLJP projects and programs and is dedicated to advocating and advancing these priorities – both within the agencies, parishes and schools of the Archdiocese as well as with the public including government, community and cultural agencies. The PPS operated within the structure if OLJP and works a high degree of independence, initiative and prudence, and adheres to strict professional standards of confidentiality.

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Siena Academy Montessori School (Great Falls, VA)

Posted: May 21, 2018

Siena Academy has three open positions:

LEVEL 1 CATECHIST, SIENA ACADEMY MONTESSORI SCHOOL. There is a job opening at Siena Academy beginning in August 2018. Candidate must be CGS trained in at least level I. In addition to guiding the children in the atrium, the catechist will also be responsible for maintaining the environment. The catechist must be comfortable stepping into the classroom environment as needed and assisting with other duties in the school such as recess. This role requires collaboration and flexibility working under the direction of the Montessori Directress who will be giving all of the initial presentations in the Atrium. The catechist will work with children in the Atrium re-visiting presentations. The ideal catechist will have a calm, peaceful, and joyful disposition. Resumes can be sent to office@sienamontessori.org

ELEMENTARY GUIDE. SIENA ACADEMY MONTESSORI SCHOOL.

Siena Academy, located at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls, VA, is accepting applications for the position of Elementary Guide beginning in August 2018.   Candidates must possess an AMI Diploma.  Siena Academy is a Catholic Montessori school.  Position may be part time or full time.  Guide will assume the responsibility for a portion of the students in a well established 6-12 classroom in collaboration with the current Elementary Guide.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ruth Barwick, Head of School, at  office@sienamontessori.org

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM ASSISTANT.  SIENA MONTESSORI SCHOOL.
Siena Academy, located at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls, VA, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant to the Elementary Guide beginning in August 2018.   Siena Academy is a Catholic Montessori school.  Position is full time, M-F.  Candidate does not need previous Montessori experience but should have excellent organizational skills, be capable of handling and prioritizing multiple tasks, love to work with and around children, and would excel at tasks associated with maintaining a classroom work environment.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ruth Barwick, Head of School, at  office@sienamontessori.org


Religion Teacher, Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception (Oldenburg, IN)

Posted: May 21, 2018

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