Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage and Family Life (Diocese of Scranton)
Posted: November 21, 2017
The Diocesan Office for Parish Life is responsible the implementation of the diocesan bishop’s Pastoral Vision for the Church of Scranton, which focuses on servant-leadership and providing assistance to parishes in the areas of Word, Worship, Community and Service. The Diocese is seeking an experienced and skilled individual for the position of Diocesan Coordinator for Marriage and Family Life. This position promotes a positive, healthy approach to marriage and
family life in keeping with Catholic Christian tradition. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing, presenting and directing the Diocesan marriage preparation and enrichment programs.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Diocesan website at www.dioceseofscranton.org
to review a more comprehensive job description for this position. In order to apply, please send a letter of interest with
salary requirements and a complete resume with references by December 8, 2017 to: James Burke, Diocesan Secretary for Human Resources, 300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, PA. 18503 or by email to .Jim-Burke@dioceseofscranton.org
Family Life Consultant (Archdiocese of Boston)
Posted: November 21, 2017
The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support is seeking a Family Life Consultant who will assist the Director of Family Life and Ecclesial Movements in the archdiocesan efforts to offer support, training, formation and resources for parishes in marriage ministries, natural family planning, separated and divorce ministry.
Other responsibilities include assisting with the support of ecclesial movements, as well as collaborating with other ministry area teams in the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support to support and advance the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan, Disciples in Mission.
- Collaborates with the Director in the overall mission of the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support.
- Engage pastors, pastoral teams, and pastoral councils.
- Research and help parishes implement best practices for Family Life Ministry.
- Facilitate programs, workshops, webinars and events, including Transformed in Love team trainings and programs for engaged couples, Baptismal Preparation team training, Divorced and Separated Team Trainings, 25th & 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass, etc.
- Assist with the collection of data and observance of trends associated with the ministry of marriage preparation.
- Other duties as may be assigned.
For additional details and to apply, please click here.
Senior Advisor on Gender & Inclusion, World Vision International (Washington, DC)
Posted: November 17, 2017
The Senior Advisor, Gender and Inclusion will provide strategic leadership to World Vision’s work to deepen our commitment to the most vulnerable children (Strategic Initiative 1.1 of Our Promise 2030). She will lead gender equality and inclusion of the most vulnerable children across the strategy, programming, policy and grant acquisition domains of our work. The position will enable World Vision’s (WV) strategies, policies and programming around the world to effectively integrate gender equality and inclusion of the most vulnerable (with emphasis on girls and boys with disabilities), and drive quality, innovation and results. In line with the WV Partnership Strategy, it will have a special emphasis on effective responses to the vulnerability of girls and boys in fragile contexts. This role will build WV’s reputation as a practice leader in these areas in close coordination with the Child Protection and Participation team.
Global strategic leadership for integrating the cross cutting work of gender equality and inclusion across all areas of WV’s work.
Global technical leadership to effectively integrate/mainstream gender equality and inclusion of the most vulnerable as a core part of all aspects of WV ministry including Disaster Management, Advocacy, Transformational Development (TD) and Sector and Thematic areas improving quality, innovation and results.
Global leadership to the technical networks on gender equality and inclusion, fostering an effective community of practice that is valued by its members and engaged through strategic communication tools.
Co-ordinate World Vision representation in relevant academic, policy, advocacy and practitioner conferences and forums to raise our profile and contribute to the development discourse.
Additional details are available here.
Director of Marriage and Family Life (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)
Posted: October 25, 2017
The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is seeking a full-time director of marriage and family life ministry. This position will include direct leadership of all archdiocesan marriage and family life efforts, with oversight of marriage preparation, marriage enrichment and various support services to families, including single parents and the divorced. Bachelor’s degree in theology or marriage and family life required; master’s degree preferred. Previous experience in leading family life ministry on the diocesan and/or parish level a must. Significant background with leadership training and ministry formation highly desired. Bilingual in Spanish a plus. Send inquiries and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Chapter Assistant, Thomistic Institute (Washington, DC)
We're currently accepting applications for a Campus Chapter Assistant to help with the organization and media advertising of Thomistic Institute campus chapter programs, as well as the planning and execution of some academic conferences and special events.
The Campus Chapter Assistant of the Thomistic Institute would work with and under the direction of the Director of the Institute, as well as the Campus Chapter Coordinator.
• Applicants should be highly organized, clear in their communication skills, capable of responding aptly and regularly to time-sensitive requests.
• They should have organizational and clerical skills that will allow them to meet the above-mentioned goals.
• Applicants should be familiar with Word, Excel, and be capable of basic blog/website maintenance.
• They should have graphic design capabilities and willingness to learn about new media platforms.
• Applicants should have an interest in or some familiarity with the Thomistic tradition or with the Catholic intellectual tradition more generally. Since the employee represents the Institution in settings on university campuses, he or she should be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
• Planning, preparation and coordination of events of the Institute on college campuses and in other locations of the Eastern Province Dominicans, in coordination with the Dominican friars in those locations.
• Developing advertising: posters, media postings, work with video and podcast materials.
• Attending events in Washington, and travel and administration of off-site events (New York, New Haven, and elsewhere).
• Assisting with the administrative work of the Institute, overseeing the Institute's website (with some assistance from others), and handling administrative correspondence related to the campus chapters.
Applicants should send a CV to the director, Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, at email@example.com
Coordinator of Sacramental Formation (Archdiocese of Baltimore)
Posted: October 24, 2017
The Archdiocese is actively seeking candidates for the role of Coordinator of Sacramental Formation.
In this Department of Evangelization role, you will serve as a primary resource regarding the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. Working with the Director of Worship, you will foster the “missionary conversion” (Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel) of parish-based sacramental formation. Within this role, you will work with parishes to provide sacramental catechesis for Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick. Lastly, you’ll be a much needed resource for parish leadership on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
You are a great candidate if you:
• possess a Master’s degree in sacramental theology or a related field
• are a person with demonstrated fidelity to Catholic teaching and have a mature understanding of the Church’s sacramental teachings and theology
• have a proven ability to implement sacramental formation programs and possess experience in and understanding of sacramental catechesis
• have experience and understanding of the RCIA, including adaptations for children and other special circumstances
• have at least three years of experience in sacramental and/or catechetical ministry
If you believe that you possess the skills, talent and aptitude to be a part of this vital ministry, come join our team! In addition to our many benefits such as health insurance and a flexible work schedule, we offer a welcoming environment where Christ is central in all that we do!
To apply, please click here.
Program Associate, Secretariat of Pro Life Activities (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Posted: October 24, 2017
The Program Associate is a practicing Catholic who embraces and promotes, in every aspect of his/her work, the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Program Associate staffs the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities and is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the relationship of the Secretariat with the bishop-appointed diocesan directors throughout the United States through regular correspondence, planning of major conferences, events and trainings, and coordinating meetings and logistics. The Program Associate also coordinates two Directors' Only Websites, all communications with state Catholic conference directors and staff, as well as the practical details necessary for meetings of the Bishops' Working Groups and administrative and developmental support to other professional staff. 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.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent required. In the major field of Business, Communications, Theology, Bioethics. Experience in Spanish helpful, but not required. A minimum of 2-3 years related work experience.
Other Specialized Training:
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and online communications tools
(Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.).
• Ability to assist/conduct research projects.
• Strong speaking, writing, editing skills, including demonstrated experience producing clear and concise materials.
• Strong organization and time management skills that enable the ability to prioritize and manage a high volume of detailed work with conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Experience/familiarity working with pro-life groups or organizations and knowing how they communicate.
• Experience using social media in an organizational environment.
• Awareness of and understanding of Catholic Church theology, structure and hierarchy.
• Awareness of major life-related issues facing the church in the U.S.
• Familiarity with web content management systems helpful.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and show prudence in handling sensitive information.
• Ability to follow established policies and procedures and work.
• Team player attitude and experience working collaboratively with peers, colleagues and others to achieve mission goals and objectives.
To apply please visit the USCCB career website.
Director of Marriage and Family Life (Archdiocese of Seattle)
Re-posted: October 4, 2017
The Archdiocese of Seattle has an opening for a full-time Director of Marriage and Family Life. This opening is to fill a newly created position.
The Archbishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Archbishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. (Directory on the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, 198)
Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Archbishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE: The Director of Marriage and Family Life works to strategically advance the overall mission of the Archbishop of Seattle and the Church in Western Washington through the education and promotion of marriage preparation and enrichment, natural family planning, and through the development of resources to encourage discipleship within the family. This position plays a vital role in strengthening families and evangelizing Catholics and non-Catholics alike, while communicating with parishes and other entities in maintaining and developing programs to further the mission of the Catholic Church in the New Evangelization.
For a full job description and to apply, please click here.
Coordinator, Human Life and Dignity (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
Posted: September 27, 2017
The Coordinator of the Office of Human Life and Dignity assists the Archbishop, pastors and parishes of the Archdiocese by providing programs and activities supporting the sanctity of human life. In this capacity, the position provides service, support, and resources for public education, prayer, pastoral care, and public policy. The ministries of this office are committed to protecting the dignity of every person from conception through natural death. Programs include Birthline (assistance to pregnant women), Project Rachel (post-abortion healing), health ministries, and Pro-Life activities.
The qualified candidate is a professed and practicing Roman Catholic who can clearly and accurately articulate the teachings of the Church with respect to the sanctity of human life. A bachelor’s degree in theology or a related field is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. Applicants should have at least 3 years of paid or volunteer experience in a parish or Catholic agency serving as a Respect Life Coordinator or an equivalent position.
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and list of references, in confidence, to:
Director, Human Resources
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
1400 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Coordinator of Marriage Preparation (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)
Posted: September 26, 3017
The Coordinator of Marriage Preparation assists the Office for Marriage & Family Life in preparing engaged couples for marriage. This includes organizing and facilitating the Archdiocesan Marriage Preparation classes, as well as recruiting, training, and supporting presenters. The Coordinator of Marriage Preparation will also network with parishes to develop mentor couple & marriage preparation initiatives; coordinates and facilitates all aspects of Archdiocesan engaged retreat days (approx. 20 Saturdays per year)
The Coordinator of Marriage Preparation requires a Bachelor’s degree in Theology or Pastoral Studies. The Coordinator should be familiar with St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and have an ability to clearly and pastorally articulate the Church’s beautiful teaching on married love. Organization, administration, and writing skills are essential.
To apply send a Letter of Interest, resume and Application for Employment to the Department of Human Resources, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or email to: Humanresources@catholiccincinnati.org. Application deadline is October 31, 2017.
Director of Faith Formation, St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization (Diocese of Tyler, TX)
Posted: September 18, 2017
The Director of Faith Formation will work as part of a team of directors at the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization, a new teaching institute formed by the ordinary of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland, and supervised by the Institute’s Executive Director, Dr. David Tamisiea. The Director of Faith Formation is charged with revitalizing faith formation in the Diocese of Tyler by building on the good work of catechesis already being done in the Diocese and making it even better. The Director will assess, implement, and oversee faith formation programs in the parishes, encompassing religious education of children, sacramental preparation, RCIA, and ongoing adult faith formation. The Director will also help develop an outstanding catechist formation and certification program for the Diocese, which will entail organizing classes in the six deaneries of the Diocese and working with the diocesan media communications department to develop online religious instruction for the catechists on the Institute’s website. The Director at a later stage in the Institute’s development will also help organize and supervise regional, deanery-level catechists, to assist in carrying out the teaching mission throughout the Diocese.
The ideal candidate for Director of Faith Formation is a devout Catholic who is faithful to the Magisterium of the Church and committed to teaching the Catholic faith in all its breadth and depth, beauty and rigor. This person must be well-formed theologically, having attained a masters degree or higher in theology or a related discipline. The candidate should be bilingual in English and Spanish, and must have some prior experience in faith formation at the parish and/or diocesan level. The candidate should also demonstrate an ability to manage and direct catechists.
ABOUT THE EMPLOYER:
The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization is a newly-formed teaching institute located in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. Bishop Joseph Strickland formed the Institute to assist him in making the Tyler Diocese an outstanding teaching diocese. The Institute is under the direct authority of Bishop Strickland and is headed by an Executive Director who oversees the Institute’s teaching initiatives. Bishop Strickland has made more effectively teaching the Catholic faith the heart and soul of his episcopacy, and has outlined an ambitious vision for “allowing the Light of Christ to shine forth in its radiant brilliance” in his Constitution for Teaching the Catholic Faith, which can be found here: https://www.dioceseoftyler.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Constitution-PDF.pdf. The Diocese of Tyler is a 30-year old diocese covering 33 counties and situated in the beautiful piney woods of Northeast Texas. The seat of the Diocese is the city of Tyler, Texas, a mid-sized city (pop. 120,000) that is the economic hub in Northeast Texas, with two major healthcare systems, a rapidly growing University of Texas at Tyler (9,800 students), a low cost of living, an historic district with charming brick streets, nearby scenic campgrounds and lakes, and is famous for being the Rose Capital of the United States.
APPLYING FOR THE POSITION
All applicants must submit (a) a current resume or CV, (b) list of three references, and (c) a cover letter that expresses the applicant’s interest and fitness for the position based upon their credentials, experience, accomplishments, skills, and desire to help carry out the teaching mission of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization. These items should be sent by email to Dr. David Tamisiea, the Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a brief introduction in the body of the email and in the subject line the words “Applicant for SPICE – Director of Faith Formation.” The deadline for submission is November 15, 2017.
David Tamisiea, J.D., Ph.D.
St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization
(903) 914-0829 (office)
(239) 227-0752 (cell)
"The Spirit said to Philip, 'Go and join up with that chariot.' Philip ran up and heard the Ethiopian reading Isaiah the prophet and said, 'Do you understand what you are reading?' The Ethiopian replied, 'How can I, unless someone instructs me?' " (Acts 8:29–31)
Director of Social Concerns (Diocese of Youngstown, OH)
Posted: September 5, 2017
To provide administrative leadership for the Diocesan Department of Social Concerns
and to serve as the liaison with Catholic health care institutions, nursing homes, and St. Vincent de
1. Provide assistance to the Bishop and Vicar General as requested
2. Provide leadership and oversight for the Offices under the Department of Social Concerns,
which include Catholic Charities/Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation;
Social Action; Hispanic Ministry; and Bishop’s Appeal
3. Act as a liaison with diocesan Catholic health care institutions, nursing homes, and St.
Vincent de Paul Societies, as well as USCCB departments, Catholic Health Association,
Catholic Conference of Ohio, and Catholic Charities USA
4. Plan and coordinate strategic direction for the social and health care ministries and services of
5. Respond on behalf of the Bishop to issues concerning medical-moral ethics and social justice
6. Serve as the President of the Diocese of Youngstown Catholic Charities Corporation
7. Serve as the Corporate Secretary for St. Joseph Senior Living
1. Function as spokesperson for the diocese on matters of social concerns and Catholic Charities.
2. Assist with the planning and promotion of the Annual Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities
3. Develop and facilitate trainings on Catholic social teaching, Catholic identity, social justice
and other related issues for staff, volunteers and boards of directors
4. Promote the work of social and health care ministries in the community through public
relations, education, networking, and service on various community and Church-based boards
For more information or to apply, please click here.
Parish Director of Religious Education (Terre Haute, IN)
Posted: September 1, 2017
St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick parishes, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, are seeking a faith-filled individual for the full-time position of DRE to serve both unique and diverse parishes. Applicant should have a love for the Catholic faith; knowledge of and commitment to the Archdiocesan Faith Formation Guidelines and Faith-Formation Curriculum; and the ability to work together with catechists, youth ministers, RCIA team, school personnel and pastoral staff. Candidates must possess a master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or Pastoral Ministry; or a master’s in Education with 12 credit hours in Theology or Religious Studies. The successful applicant will have experience in parish religious education; and must be highly organized, capable of delegating work, demonstrate strong leadership abilities and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred, but not required.
Please submit resumés to: Ken Ogorek, archdiocesan catechetical director, email@example.com
Director of Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning (Diocese of Dodge City, KS)
Posted: September 1, 2017
Purpose and Scope:
To support the Catholic Diocese of Dodge City in the Vision and Mission for the Diocese; to broaden and deepen the understanding and the practice of God’s plan for Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning throughout our Diocese; to support the efforts of priests, parishes, ministries and Catholic-based organizations in their ministries to serve the community in Catholic teaching on Family; to promote the sacramentality of Matrimony in the preparation process and in marriage enrichment; to promote an awareness and appreciation for Natural Family Planning.
The Director of the Matrimony, Family Life, & Natural Family Planning office is responsible for programs for the Diocese in these areas. The Director is responsible for organizing and directing efforts to involve volunteers in programs and services. With 48 parishes in 28 counties, the director has a key role in “teaching the teachers,” such as mentor couples, NFP teachers, etc. Initial efforts may be focused on the Cathedral Parish (where one-fourth of the Catholics of our diocese are registered) and regional workshops/meetings/listening sessions.
These programs and services will be provided in English and in Spanish, thus a strong preference will be for a candidate with bilingual skills. However, a culturally experienced person who can work with bilingual volunteers/staff will be considered.
The Director oversees internal and external communications and outreach for the Diocese through the use of print, web, and other media forms. Web resources, the Interactive Television Network, and other use of technology will multiply the Director’s efforts.
Oversees the Efforts in Parishes of Matrimony, Family Life, & Natural Family Planning
• Consults with the Priest Moderator and the Advisory Council of the Office. Advisory Council meetings are quarterly at a minimum. Collaborates with Chancery staff. Collaborates with Pastors, Parish Life Coordinators, Parish Councils, parish committees, parish staff and the faithful.
• Consults with other diocesan offices, and other regional and national sources, such as NACFLM and USCCB.
• Prepares a development plan which highlights goals, strategies for achievement, and timetables.
• Plans, directs, supervises, and monitors all marketing, publications, and media activity related to Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning.
• Recruits, prepares, and encourages mentor couples throughout the diocese.
• Recruits, prepares and encourages individuals/couples to share Catholic teaching and personal testimonies about Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning.
• Recruits, forms, and encourages teaching couples of Natural Family Planning throughout the diocese. This would include the various methods of Natural Family Planning.
• Recruits, forms, and encourages individuals/couples to assist parishes with Prepare Enrich.
• Makes resources available for the parish community; possibly by the development of a lending library.
• Works closely with Catechists, School Principals, Directors of Religious Education and Youth Ministers to promote age-appropriate Catholic formation in Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning for the youth of the parish, recognizing that the parents are the primary educators of their children in the Catholic Faith.
• Makes recommendations to the bishop in a Matrimony preparation process: such as Engaged Encounter, Prepare Enrich, etc.
• Locates resources, workshops, small group ministry, etc. in a) counseling for couples; b) ministry with divorced individuals; c) ministry with widows and widowers; d) families with members with disabilities; e) marriage enrichment; f) Courage and EnCourage ministry; and other ministries reaching out to families and individuals.
• Locates resources, assists, and models prayer for couples and families, especially in our Sacramental Life.
• Resources Theology of the Body and chastity formation for all ages.
• Resources in the areas of Respect for Life, Social Justice, and Immigration as it affects Family Life.
• Recruits, and provides for training of bilingual ministers in the areas of Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning.
• Responsible for the budget of the Office.
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities
• Proficient in written and verbal communication.
• Highly motivated individual with good interpersonal skills, emphasis in public speaking.
• Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Possess superior organizational skills with an attention to detail.
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.
• Computer literate in the use of technology as a communication and productivity tool.
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.
Education, Training, Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in related area.
• Willingness to pursue higher education in Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning topics.
• Comprehensive knowledge and adherence to the Catholic Church’s doctrines and practices in sexuality and marriage.
• Knowledge of or experience using Natural Family Planning methods.
• Prior experiences (work or volunteer) that demonstrate leadership, ability to listen and communicate, and interest in parish and community service.
• Candidate must be a practicing Catholic, an intentional disciple of the Lord, an active member of a parish community, with ability to serve as a model of Gospel values, and to joyfully and enthusiastically promote Catholic teaching of Matrimony, Family Life, and Natural Family Planning.
• Chancery Office, parishes (may have an initial focus on the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish).
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
To request additional information on position specifications and requirements and/or to apply: Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Catholic Diocese of Dodge City, Attn: Human Resources, 910 Central, Dodge City, KS 67801. (620) 227-1534.
CEO, Avail NYC Pregnancy Resource Network (New York City, NY)
Posted: August 24, 2017
64,000 abortions are performed in New York City each year, the equivalent of 37% of viable pregnancies. That is the largest number for any city in America. (cf. #2 Los Angeles with 43,000 annual abortions). Avail’s vision is to intervene in this injustice so that New York becomes a city where life is valued and lives are transformed. Avail seeks a leader who knows that authentic love overwhelms the fear that drives abortion. Our next CEO’s passion, firmness of purpose, gift for strategy, narrative genius, and ability to love unconditionally will carry Avail to the next level.
In 2015, Avail embarked on a five-year strategic plan. Our next CEO will be excited by the growth described in these priorities and the opportunity to give them further shape. The CEO will lead the scaling of Avail’s fundraising capabilities to meet these objectives:
- Reach more clients. Our new flagship office allows us to triple the number of clients we see each year (currently more than 1,000 on a budget of $1.6mm). Avail will implement an aggressive online marketing campaign to reach thousands more women and men who need our services.
- Change more minds. Avail will apply a data-driven approach to client services. In particular, we will expand our support and resources for men, as data underlines that men have a tremendous impact on women’s decisions.
- Promote healing. We will expand the after-abortion program by at least 10x to reach women who need to find hope and healing.
- Expand to additional locations. As client numbers increase, Avail will evaluate whether and how to expand to additional locations in strategic parts of New York City.
- Increase awareness. Avail will expand awareness through partnership, churches, and public initiatives to increase awareness of its hope-filled, gospel-centered approach.
- Mission: Our mission is to empower New Yorkers facing an unintended pregnancy or past abortion with critical support and resources to inform their decisions, build healthy relationships, and promote healing.
Summary of the Position: The CEO has full responsibility for the organization, and is most importantly the Chief Fundraiser for Avail. In addition to fundraising, you will pursue excellence in leadership, setting strategy, overseeing operations, and public relations. You will be supported by a strong internal operations team to allow you to have a largely external facing role and to facilitate the ability to raise a substantial annual operating budget. You will work closely with the Board of Directors to create a strategic plan and to advance Avail’s vision. You will be responsible for recruiting and managing a team of high-capacity leaders who desire to have an impact on the issue of life in New York City.
The CEO is expected to carry out all responsibilities in a manner consistent with his/her personal faith in Jesus Christ. This is a full-time position based in New York City.
Additional details of the position can be found here.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and resumes should be submitted to Duncan Sahner, co-chair, Avail search committee, at email@example.com.
Director, Respect Life Office (Diocese of Arlington)
Posted: August 24, 2017
The Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life assists the Bishop, pastors and parishes with programs and events that support all issues related to Marriage, Family & Respect Life. It includes Gabriel Project and Project Rachel, ministries to pregnant women and post-abortive women and men, respectively. In addition, the Office assists the Virginia Catholic Conference in efforts to educate legislators and voters, and advocates on issues in support of families and human life.
The Respect Life Director is a member of the staff of the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life, responsible for developing and sustaining programs related to all life issues.
Develop a yearly program (in alignment with the USCCB's annual Respect Life initiative) that creates awareness of life issues for the diocese.
Organize and host annual diocesan-wide Respect Life leadership conferences for parish pro-life coordinators and interested parishioners.
Communicate on a weekly basis with all of the parish pro-life coordinators via email, newsletters, etc.
Serve as a resource and guide to the parish pro-life coordinators.
Monitor legislation that impacts life issues at the state and local level; keep executive director & pro-life leaders informed of legislation and trends.
Follow and disseminate directives put forth by the USCCB and National Committee for a Human Life Amendment on legislative and other initiatives .
Deliver presentations to parishes related to Advance Medical Directive and other respect life topics.
Oversee the creation of materials to assist those suffering with infertility, adverse prenatal diagnoses and those searching for burial sites for children who have died as a result of miscarriage, etc.
Schedule and attend quarterly Respect Life Masses and Rosary with the Bishop.
Develop and maintain a strong social media platform for life issues.
Collaboratee with Respect Life offices in neighboring dioceses.Respond to all inquiries related to Life issues: e.g., abortion and end of life care.
Assist the Virginia Catholic Conference in efforts to lobby for all human life.
Partner with the Office for Youth, Campus and Young Adult Ministry to organize and attend the annual "Life is Very Good" rally.
Attend the annual USCCB Respect Life Conference
Seek out relationships with parish staff throughout the diocese to encourage, support, and coordinate diocesan initiatives that support life issues including Gabriel Project & Project Rachel.
Assist executive director with preparation and management of the annual budget.
Act in the place of the executive director in his/her absence, including supervision of staff, approval of vouchers, etc.
Support any other initiatives of the executive director and any other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge/Skills: Must be a practicing Catholic with strong knowledge of Catholic teachings on marriage and family life, including an understanding of Saint John Paul II's Theology of the Body and Theology of the Family. Strong organizational skills and a focus on details are imperative. Must have the ability to balance different priorities, often unrelated, under tight deadlines. Must have excellent communications and writing skills along with the ability to guide and manage the work of others. Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Software a must. Background in design, either with Adobe or Microsoft Publisher, highly desirable. Proficiency in Spanish language a plus.
• Education: Bachelors degree in Catholic theology required; an advanced degree in Catholic theology or related field preferred.
• Years and Types of Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in parish, diocesan, or Church-related non-profit ministry - ideally in family life, pro-life, or a related field.
This position will close on August 28, 2017.
To apply, please click here.
Visitor Services Specialist, Saint John Paul II National Shrine (Washington, DC)
Posted: August 24, 2017
The Saint John Paul II National Shrine, a beautiful place for pilgrimage and prayer, is currently interviewing for a Pilgrimage and Visitor Services Specialist.
To excel in this full-time position, an applicant will need excellent ministry and hospitality skills, knowledge and love of both the Catholic faith and the life and teachings of Saint John Paul II, as well as the flexibility to apply themselves in a variety of developing projects. Knowledge of a foreign language, especially Spanish, French or Polish is preferred.
The regular schedule for this position is 9am to 5pm, either Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Karen Cence at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine: Karen.Cence@KofC.org
Welcomes visitors to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and manages the Shrine on weekends and holidays.
Interacts with visitors and assists them in understanding and enjoying everything that the Shrine has to offer.
Coordinates the visits of scheduled school, church, and tour groups but also ensures that individual families and visitors are also engaged.
Delivers appealing presentations on the Shrine, the permanent exhibit, and the sacred art in the church and chapel. Requires working a Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday through Thursday schedule, occasional nights, and rotating holiday coverage with other staff.
Visitor Hospitality and Customer Service
-Engage Visitors to Ensure a Superb Visitor Experience
-Monitor the Shrine and galleries throughout the day and interact with visitors
-Be available to answer questions and provide overview of the Shrine as needed
-Provide hospitality and excellent customer service to all visitors
-Rotate coverage at the Shrine Information Center
-Provide overview and tours on approved schedules
-Assist in the preparations for all scheduled groups
-Greet assigned groups promptly with an overview of the Shrine
-Confirm any special schedules or promised details with the group
-Provide Sacred Art Tours and Exhibit Introductions as assigned
-Monitor assigned Groups periodically throughout their visit
-Coordinate the group visit for Mass, confession, devotions, or spiritual talks
Manager on Duty
-Manage the Shrine on rotating assigned weekends and holidays
-Confirm exhibit is fully operational and ready to receive visitors
-Confirm Welcome Desk and Gift Shop staff have arrived
-Report any building or exhibit issues to operations staff for resolution
Visitor Outreach Projects
-Assist with special outreach projects as assigned
-Represent the Shrine in outreach efforts at approved Conferences and promotional events
-Assist with large special event planning
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
-Knowledge and understanding of Catholic Church protocol and Knights of Columbus protocol preferred.
-Knowledge of the life and legacy of John Paul II a plus.
-Experience working with diverse groups of people and providing exceptional customer service in a highly professional environment.
-Basic knowledge of the Washington, DC area, local attractions and religious sites, Metro, and general driving directions for Washington, DC.
-Ability to speak Spanish, French, Polish or other languages a plus.
-Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to speak publically to large groups of people in a professional and engaging manner.
-Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Education: BA or BS degree.
Experience: 1-3 years of related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Director of Divine Worship (Diocese of Corpus Christi)
Posted: August 7, 2017
The Diocese of Corpus Christi is searching for a dedicated Director for the Office of Divine Worship.
This position fosters and enhances worship and prayer life in the local Church at both the parish and diocesan levels. The successful candidate will be able to inspire liturgical renewal within the broad reach of the Catholic Tradition and promote the solemnity of liturgical celebrations in the Diocese of Corpus Christi while giving special attention to sacred music in harmony with the tradition of sacred music in the Church.
Assists the bishop in his role as chief liturgist of the diocese.
Coordinates and assists in the planning and preparation of diocesan Masses and liturgies at which the bishop presides, participates or attends, including the Chrism Mass, clergy funerals, Rite of Election, ordinations, dedications of churches and altars, blessings and other diocesan ceremonies and events; works closely and in consultation with the bishop’s master of ceremonies.
Plans, presents and arranges workshops for the training and education of clergy, liturgical ministers and the faithful of the diocese.
Establishes, serves on and consults with the diocesan liturgical planning commission for diocesan, parish, and other institutions or organizations; serves as a consultant on liturgical matters for parishes and institutions, clergy, lay liturgical ministers and the faithful.
Communicates liturgical guidelines and directives; recommends policy, practice and catechesis in the areas of divine worship and sacramental life.
All other Duties as assigned
Practicing Catholic in good standing is required
Master’s degree in Liturgy or Theology and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a diocese; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the required work and responsibilities.
Thorough knowledge of and commitment to the liturgical norms of the Church; familiarity with sacred music.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Catholic ecclesial life and structure, along with knowledge of church organizational and operational procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally (including oral presentations) and in writing; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, parishes, schools, vendors, and the general public.
Strong interpersonal skills, creativity, decision-making, use of discretion, teamwork, negotiation, public relations, fostering the Church’s mission, independent judgment/action, presentations/teaching, supervising, problem analysis, theological/pastoral analysis and ability to handle multiple projects/priorities.
Proficiency with computer and basic office software.
Valid driver’s license required
Must successfully complete background and drug screening
All interested candidates may download an employment application from the website and send a resume to:
Diocese of Corpus Christi
c/o Diana Sanchez,
Post Office Box 2620,
Corpus Christi, TX 78403-2620
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hispanic Faith Formation Supervisor (Diocese of Charleston, SC)
Posted: July 25, 2017
A full-time Hispanic Ministry coordinator will be expected to assist with planning, research, and write three-year curriculum for the school of Faith and adjunct instructors in Spanish using Church documents and Sacred Scripture. The coordinator is also expected to support the activities of the Director of Hispanic Ministry in advertising classes, registration, and record-keeping of students.
Assist the Director with the following activities as assigned:
• Planning, researching, writing adult faith formation curriculum and supporting materials in Spanish according to a sequential three year plan.
• Teaching adult faith formation classes in Spanish at a variety of sites throughout the diocese. Although most classes are at night, some may be during regular business hours and on weekends.
• Correspond and communicate with prospective and enrolled students by email and phone.
• Collect registration data and payments from students, and keep careful enrollment and payment records.
• Collaborate with pastors and with other diocesan offices in order to facilitate effective planning and use of diocesan resources.
• Support diocesan projects as assigned.
Required Skills and Knowledge
• Display excellent teaching methods and have knowledge of catechetical processes, and ecclesial documents.
• Able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Sacred Scripture and Catholic doctrine and possesses an enthusiastic love for the Church.
• Team worker, able to develop materials that be used by adjunct instructors.
• Ability to work under supervision, and to display ongoing commitment to self-development and education in both theological understanding and teaching methods.
• Ability to organize projects from general instructions.
Education Requirements: Masters in Theology, Catechesis or equivalent preferred
Language Requirements: • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and being able to communicate in English.
Please send a letter of intention and curriculum vitae to: Gustavo Valdez, Director of Hispanic Ministry at email@example.com
Culture of Life Program Manager, Center for Ethics and Culture (University of Notre Dame)
Posted: July 25, 107
This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the programs and events hosted by the Center for Ethics and Culture that seek to support the culture of life on campus and in the public square, thus advancing Notre Dame’s institutional pro-life commitments. This position directs pro-life activity, content, and structure, as well as coordinates logistical details in conjunction with other Center personnel. This position manages the CEC’s pro-life interdisciplinary executive training course (the Notre Dame Vita Institute) both on and off campus, as well as the Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal (lifetime achievement award for heroes of the pro life movement, administered by the CEC). The Culture of Life Program Manager also oversees Notre Dame’s participation in the annual D.C. March for Life (regularly attended by more than 800 students, faculty, staff, and university leadership), including the CEC/ND Alumni Association’s D.C. March for Life reception (regularly drawing 400 Notre Dame alumni). This position cultivates relationships with university, community, and national partners regarding pro-life programming on campus and in the public square.
Additional details can be found here.
Student Program Manager, Center for Ethics and Culture (University of Notre Dame)
Posted: July 25, 2017
This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the student programming of the Center for Ethics and Culture. This position will oversee the growth of the Sorin Fellowship Program (currently 150 students) and build relationships with university students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional students — law and business). In consultation with the CEC Faculty Advisory Committee and visiting fellows, he or she will facilitate academic mentorship, directed research, funding opportunities, career advice, special events (e.g., Sorin Fellow Supper Club, which allows Sorin Fellows to deepen their relationships with faculty, who host them for dinner in their homes), and the Sorin Fellows summer internship program (35 internships in the US and abroad for the summer of 2017). This position will design and manage campus-wide lectures and events, work to raise the CEC profile among students not affiliated with the Center, offer guidance and support to CEC graduate fellows, and participate in general CEC events and administrative tasks as needed.
Additional details can be found here.
Director of Divine Worship and Liturgical Formation (Diocese of Lafayette, IN)
Posted: July 25, 2017
We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Divine Worship and Liturgical Formation at our Catholic Pastoral Center in Lafayette, IN. This person will represent and assist the Bishop in his role as principal liturgist and catechist of the Diocese in regards to liturgical practices (including prayer texts, sacred music, and ritual objects used in church services) and liturgical catechesis.
Some of the duties of this position include reviewing liturgical needs of the Diocese and offering recommendations regarding materials; facilitating workshops, training and other formation opportunities with clergy and parish staff and leadership; collaborating in major diocesan liturgies (ordinations, Chrism Mass, etc.); and providing consultation services for questions and issues with worship, liturgy, sacred music, etc.
Qualified candidates should possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in theology, liturgy, or a related area and have a minimum of 5 years of related experience. A working knowledge of current liturgical documents, rituals and resources is needed with experience as a parish liturgical coordinator strongly desired.
Qualified candidates should submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montessori Primary Aide, St. Jerome Academy (Hyattsville, MD)
Posted: July 21, 2017
The Montessori Program at St. Jerome Academy is seeking a full-time aide for our Primary Montessori Room. St. Jerome Academy is an Archdiocese of Washington School offering a Christ-centered education of the whole child. Our Primary Montessori Program offers the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and a rich Montessori learning environment for children ages 3-6.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, benefits available
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from accredited university, AMI Diploma: Primary Montessori Studies (not required but in process or completed is recommended).
The Montessori Aide will assist the lead Montessori teacher in the Montessori Room, will supervise the children during outside time, and will participate in professional development.
Interested candidates may send resume to Andrea DeLee, Montessori Program Director, at email@example.com.
Assistant Director, Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Posted: July 19, 2017
The Assistant Director is a practicing Catholic, registered in a Catholic parish, who embraces, upholds and promotes in every aspect of his/her work the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church. Under the direction of the Committee for Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Assistant Director assists the Executive Director in the aspects of the Committee and Secretariat’s work pertaining to the promotion and pastoral support of marriage and the family and the mission and vocation of the laity. The Assistant Director has major program responsibilities in the areas of marriage and family life and selected areas of laity, including the dignity, vocation, and mission of women. 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.
• Educational Level: Master’s degree required
• Major Field/Specialty: Theology, religious studies or pastoral ministry required; social sciences and humanities desirable and could serve if theological training were included
• Foreign Language Requirement: a modern language, preferably Spanish, is desirable
Other Specialized Training:
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission and teachings of the Catholic Church
• Knowledge, familiarity, and application of the Church’s teachings on marriage and the family, laity, and the dignity of women, with particular emphasis on an authentic anthropology and ecclesiology.
• Excellent writing, editing and public speaking skills
• Proficiency in technological aspects of office life, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, e-mail, social media, etc.
Type and Nature of Needed Professional Experience:
• Writing, editing, and evaluating the writing of others
• Public speaking and communicating through media, including social media
• Staff supervision, with appreciation for significance of cultural diversity
• Designing and conducting conferences and workshops
• Researching theological and pastoral issues and evaluating the research of others
• Extensive familiarity with ecclesial documents related to the work of the Secretariat
• Conversant with issues, trends, groups, and questions related to marriage and family, the role of women in society and church, and general laity issues
• Working collaboratively with peers, colleagues and others to achieve mission goals and objectives
• Planning and organizational skills
For additional details and to apply, please click here.
School Liturgist and Middle School Religion Teacher, Holy Child School (Rosemont, PA)
Posted: July 19, 2017
Holy Child School at Rosemont is a Catholic, co-educational, independent school (Nursery-8th grade) located near the campuses of Villanova University and Rosemont College in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. We strive to Nurture Excellence in a Joyful Catholic Community and seek applicants to help us live that Vision Statement as our school liturgist and middle school religion teacher.
This is a combined (and full-time) position; approximately one-third of the time involves planning and executing the school's Masses and prayer services, and two-thirds involves teaching religion to grades 5, 7 and 8, and serving as an advisor.
In addition to the annual school-wide Masses we celebrate (opening school Mass and Holy Days, primarily), each grade (1st - 8th) plans and executes a prayer service or mass, to which parents are invited. The prayer services take many forms, and they are purposeful ways in which we attempt to prepare our children for the church of the 21st century in the spirit of Gaudium et Spes.
We seek to hire a dynamic educator who sees this position as a ministry, and who will engage our community - children, families and faculty/staff - in its spiritual growth and celebration, and who will be an effective classroom teacher as well.
The ideal candidate will:
Understand and appreciate our mission and philosophy as a Holy Child School
Be energetic and enthusiastic about teaching and working with children
Be well-versed in current thinking and best practices of liturgical development
Have at least 3-5 years experience teaching in a school
Value collegiality and be a team player
Communicate consistently and well with parents
Understand and use technology as a learning and communication tool
A bachelor's degree is required, and the successful candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic.
Grade 5-8 Religion Teacher - Our Lady of Mercy School (Potomac, MD)
Posted: June 19, 2017
Mindset and Experience
- Passion for the Catholic faith and excellence in Catholic education
- Ability to teach and explain the Catholic faith to adolescents, classroom experience preferred
- Self-confidence and ability to effectively manage a middle school classroom
- Understanding of the middle school student profile
- A positive, solution-oriented attitude and drive for excellence
- Willingness to be part of a community that supports all faculty members
- Collaborative spirit extended to school and parish staff members
- Professional demeanor and excellent organizational skills
- Self-reflective nature, open to regular feedback
- Assume personal charge for the progress of all students
- Create academically rigorous lesson plans, materials, and assessments - differentiate as needed
- Teach engaging and relevant lessons daily
- Communicate effectively with students, families, and staff
- Commit to a school culture of consistency by implementing school-wide systems, structures, and procedures
- Reflect on various data sources to improve practice
- Take a proactive role in creating a positive, structured, results-oriented and fun school culture
- Implement 21st century teaching skills and the use of technology to enhance instruction
- Liaise with parish religious education, faith formation, youth minister
- Chair school’s religion curriculum committee
- Serve on School Advisory Council’s Catholic Identity Committee with responsibility for overseeing weekly Masses, class Masses, service projects, retreats, and other activities as assigned
- Duties as assigned
Interested applicants should submit letter of interest and resume to Mrs. Deborah Thomas, Principal, Our Lady of Mercy School, firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Theology Teacher - Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School (Miami, FL)
Posted: June 19, 2017
Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School located in Southwest Miami-Dade, FL is looking for a dynamic Theology teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
This teacher should be highly knowledgeable about Catholic Church teachings, have experience in differentiating the curriculum, be able to work with students of all ranges and abilities, including ESE, and be familiar with utilizing the iPad for educational purposes. This teacher must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, technology-rich environment and in creating a student-centered learning classroom. This candidate performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and tenets of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or related field; Master’s degree in Theology or related field preferred.
Catechist certified preferred.
Practicing Catholic in good standing who