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Director, Adult Faith Formation (Archdiocese of New York)


Mission Statement:  The Office of Adult Faith Formation offers programs for adult Catholics to grow in faith, discipleship and understanding of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The office supports existing efforts at the parish level and provides archdiocese-wide opportunities for enrichment and development in the knowledge and practice of Catholicism.

Position Purpose:  The position of Director of Adult Faith Formation oversees and directs the ongoing intellectual and spiritual formation of adults in the Archdiocese of New York.  This is accomplished by a wide array of programs offered at the archdiocesan level, as well as extensive support for adult faith formation programs in parishes.

Reporting Line:  This position reports to the Vicar General. 

Essential Position Responsibilities:
• Assist in the development of and the implementation of the vision of the Cardinal Archbishop for adult faith formation throughout the archdiocese
• Provide vision/oversight for the archdiocesan adult faith formation, discipleship and evangelization programs including the:
o Catechumenate (RCIA)
o New York Catholic Bible School
o Felix Varela Institute
• Maintain high level of support for parish adult faith formation coordinators/directors and/or teams through regular updates, shared publicity for regional speakers/events/programs, program advice, and consultations
• Develop the professional skills and capabilities of the internal staff of the Adult Faith Formation office
• Maintain and further existing partnerships with outside institutions, including:
o Enlighten online courses with Fordham University
o FORMED for parishes partnership with Augustine Institute
• Read and absorb a high volume of material including email correspondence, memos, news and journal articles, etc. daily in order to remain up-to-date on best practices and trends within ministry.  Prepare summary reports for archdiocesan and parish leaders as needed
• Create and provide training and/or give presentations to parish/cluster/deanery level adult faith formation groups on best practices and new programs in adult faith formation
• Develop the program and content for archdiocesan events including the:
o Men’s Conference
o New York Catholic Bible Summit
o Pilgrimages
o Sheen Center Adult Faith Formation events
• Communicate and collaborate with other ministry directors to ensure a vibrant program of lifelong faith formation
• Exhibit creativity and vision in leading the office that understands the specific learning styles of adults, as well as the diversity of needs and interests for Catholic adults

Required Education, Experience, and Skills: 
• Graduate degree in theology, ministry, or related field
• Expert knowledge of the teachings and values of the Catholic Church and proven ability to impart this knowledge to adults
• Minimum of 5 years experience in Church ministry, working within a large and diverse organization
• Dynamic leader and developer of staff talent.
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communications skills
• Ability to speak and understand Spanish, a real plus
• Strong technology skills, i.e., proficiency in using Microsoft Office, an openness to learning new technologies, and the ability to integrate current and new technologies into program delivery to enhance outreach and evangelization.
• Experienced in the successful use of social media as one means of increasing the scope and influence of adult faith formation efforts
• Proven ability to gather and track metrics necessary to evaluate the success of  adult faith formation within the archdiocese
• Strong people and project management skills
• Proven ability to influence a diverse clergy and lay population across a wide geography
• Ability to drive and travel to locations throughout the Archdiocese of New York


Part-Time Coordinator of Religious Education, St. Gabriel Catholic Church (Washington, DC)

Posted: May 15, 2019

Job Duties:
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church is creating a dynamic, evangelization and discipleship focused religious education program.  We are seeking a part-time director of religious education (DRE) to join the Pastoral Team and help oversee parish faith formation programs for grades pre-k through 6th. Qualified applicants should have good organizational skills and the ability to administrate RCIC and parish sacramental preparation programs.

Saint Gabriel is a multi-cultural, bilingual (English and Spanish) parish in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC.  Applicants must be a practicing Catholic with a love for the Faith. The Director and Assistant Director will work together as a team to guide children and their families towards a deeper relationship with God, and a richer understanding of their Catholic faith.

Please send resume and cover letter to Fr. Kevin Kennedy at sgdckennedy@gmail.com

Job qualifications

Possess strong organizational and leadership skills
Able to work a minimum of 15 hours/week
Available to work on Sundays and occasional evenings
Enjoy working with children/adolescents and their families
Have a heart for Jesus and passionately teach and share the Catholic Faith


Director of Religious Education and
Youth Formation Program Director, St. Gabriel Catholic Church (Washington, DC)

Posted: May 15, 2019

Job Duties:
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church is creating a dynamic, evangelization and discipleship focused religious education program.  We are seeking a full-time director of religious education (DRE) to join the Pastoral Team and help oversee parish faith formation programs for middle school and high school age children.  This person would also have administrative and planning oversight of youth service and social programs for the same age.  Currently the parish is engaged in pastoral planning to develop ministries for youth (ages 12 to 18).  The person in this position would need the creative and organizational skills to implement goals established through the pastoral planning process.  This might include providing formation ministries for families.

Saint Gabriel is a multi-cultural, bilingual (English and Spanish) parish in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC.  Applicants must be a practicing Catholic with a love for the Faith, having a master’s degree in religious formation or pastoral ministry, and at least two years of experience in a pastoral environment.  This person would be responsible for recruiting, forming and supporting catechists and other volunteers and become familiar with Archdiocesan Guidelines for Religious Education.  Additionally, qualified applicants should have good organizational skills and the ability to administrate RCIC and parish sacramental preparation programs.
Job duties also include coordinating with an assistant DRE (for grades pre-K through 6 grades) and other pastoral team members.   Assisting with clerical, database and administrative tasks are also necessary.  Please send resume and cover letter to Fr. Kevin Kennedy at sgdckennedy@gmail.com

Education Requirements:
MA in Religious Education, Pastoral Ministry or comparable.
Compensation:
We use the compensation guidelines established by the Archdiocese of Washington
Budget provided for continuing education and development
Job qualifications:
A minimum and at least 2 years pastoral experience as a catechetical leader
Practicing Catholic disciple of Jesus and the Church
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
Available to work evenings and weekends
Proficient with word processing, spreadsheets and social media
Good Organizational and Planning Skills


Principal, St. Benedict Elementary School (Atchison, KS)

Posted: April 26, 2019

Seeking a Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.  The ideal candidate would be an individual with demonstrated skill in spiritual and instructional leadership, as well as advancement in Catholic schools for the 2019-2020 school year.  St. Benedict`s has approximately 182 students in K-8th grades and 29 preschoolers taught by 14 teachers.  Applicants for principal must be practicing Catholics, understand the mission of Catholic schools, and have or be eligible for Kansas licensure in educational leadership.  Interested applicants should complete the principal application process at www.archkckcs.org and send resume and credentials to: Superintendent Dr. Kathleen A. O`Hara, Catholic Schools Office, Archdiocese of Kansas City in KS, 12615 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66109, or email to kohara@archkckcs.org.


Associate Campus Minister, University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, VA)

Posted: April 25, 2019

The mission of the University of Mary Washington Campus Ministry is to promote, encourage, and engage all aspects of faith life on campus. The Campus Ministry coordinates masses, spiritual activities, and programs that seek to bring students, faculty, and staff into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.
The Associate Campus Minister assists the Chaplain in maintaining a vibrant Catholic community that helps students grow in their faith while at college and prepares them to live out the faith in parish life after they graduate. The ministry strives to do this through fostering an atmosphere of prayer, including frequent reception of the sacraments, establishing an authentic community, and training students to use their gifts in the apostolate.
The Associate Campus Minister assists the Chaplain by overseeing many of the programs and events that the students help in executing such as: the daily activities pertaining to the planning and executing of weekly programs, assisting in training the Cabinet of Catholic Leaders (our student leadership board) in professional development, and coordinating outreach events and service trips while assisting with the other business needs of the ministry.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
• Oversee the student Outreach team of about 10 students; assist them to develop in leadership, prayer and evangelization skills; plan leadership workshops.
• Encourage students to expand their faith through service in the liturgy, participation in community service opportunities, joining leadership committees, and helping with outreach efforts to evangelize the students on campus.
• Help students to strengthen their faith by encouraging participation in Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, frequent reception of the sacrament of Confession and providing opportunities for personal prayer, reflection, and discernment. Facilitate and promote faith formation opportunities such as discernment groups, campus Bible studies, and similar activities throughout the year. This includes assisting with the instruction of students in RCIA and organizing spiritually-filled freshmen and upperclassmen retreats.
• Oversee weekly and monthly programs and coordinate off campus trips such as the week long end-of-the-year service trip.
• Plan and oversee student Bible studies. This will include catechetical training of the Bible study leaders.
• Book outside speakers for Bible studies, Supper Social, special events, and workshops.
• Maintain and continue to grow an active alumni, volunteer, and donor network to supplement diocesan income and support program needs. This includes helping to grow donor relations with local restaurants and overseeing a network of volunteers to cook for weekly and large special events that feed 60-100 people.
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Critical Success Factors: At least 2-3 years post undergraduate work experience. It is imperative the candidate can demonstrate ability to multi-task and work independently on multiple projects with a sense of urgency.
• General Requirements: Strong, practicing Roman Catholic who lives out the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Strong commitment to evangelization and respect for other faiths. Must have a high level of integrity, ethics, and professionalism. Must be highly organized and detailed oriented. Must be self-motivated, willing to take personal initiative, and able to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and with a team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to assist in cooking and oversee students in the kitchen. Ability to drive a 12 passenger van. Strong interpersonal skills. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Drive, particularly google forms and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5 or higher).
• Education: A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree is preferred.
• Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver's license must be maintained at all times. Must be certified or willing to complete Virtus training.
• Years and Types of Experience: Three to five years related experience, which includes managing volunteers, along with event planning and overseeing programs that involve collaboration of multiple people. Active membership in a faith community of the Roman Catholic Church in the Arlington diocese Demonstrated experience and facility in overseeing Bible studies and evangelization on a college campus is a must.

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High School Science Teacher, Chesterton Academy (Downers Grove, IL)

Posted: April 25, 2019

Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family is a pro-life, pro-family classical high school teaching in the Catholic tradition, and located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Founded in 2015-2016, our enrollment has been growing at a steady pace, and for the next academic year, we are expecting a total enrollment of nearly 100 students.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, we are looking for teachers who embody these qualities:
• Faith-filled
• Mission & educational vision alignment
• Subject matter expertise
• Strength of character
• Love of learning
• Commitment to professional growth and development
• Humility & receptivity to coaching
• Practical wisdom
• Aptitude/fit for working with students
• Classroom leadership capacity
• Commitment to collaboration and team unity
• Strong work ethic and an enthusiastic, positive attitude
As we are a classical high school, the ability and desire to teach in a variety of disciplines is considered an asset. Specifically, we are in need of faculty who can teach Mathematics, and Science from within the Catholic tradition (principally we are in need of faculty who can teach Biology and/or Chemistry). 2019 college graduates are likewise encouraged to apply.
It is expected that candidates be practicing Roman Catholics and possess a willingness to adhere to the mission of Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family as set forth by the Board of Trustees.
Interested individuals should familiarize themselves with our school and our mission via our website. Please forward your résumé and a cover letter to careers@cathf.com. Please specify whether you are interested in a part-time or full-time position.
We will not be able to respond individually to each résumé, but we will contact you should we have a position that matches your qualifications.
Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family is a member of the Chesterton Schools Network (Edina, MN).

THE MISSION OF THE ACADEMY
The mission of Chesterton Academy of The Holy Family is to raise up a generation of joyful leaders and saints, educated in the classical tradition and the truths of the Catholic faith, abounding in the skills and character requisite for success in college and professional life as well as in building up the kingdom of God, and to excel in service of family, of country, and of Christ our Lord. To that end we seek to form our students:
intellectually, by teaching them not only the great classics of Western thought from Plato to calculus, but the interrelationship of the great ideas, to learn not what to think but how to think; in character, especially in the four cardinal virtues of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude and Justice which we believe are the foundations of leadership in professional life, the family, the nation, and in the service of Christ; and spiritually, so that they may use the skills they acquire at Chesterton Academy in Faith, Hope, and Charity, to build up the Kingdom of God in this life and be with Him in everlasting happiness in the next.

In the words of G.K. Chesterton, we seek to teach our students that “there is a whole truth of things and that in knowing and speaking it we are happy.”


Assistant Director of Faith Formation (Diocese of Nashville)

Posted: April 25, 2019

The Diocese of Nashville Governance & Services Office seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Faith Formation. This is a regular full-time position reporting to the Director of Faith Formation. The Governance & Services Office is in the Catholic Pastoral Center in the Donelson neighborhood of Nashville.
The Office of Faith Formation exists to serve the intellectual and spiritual formation of the people of the Diocese of Nashville and assist the pastors and parishes in their mission of catechesis. The Office aims to echo the teachings of Christ, form disciples, and equip people to evangelize.

SUMMARY
The Assistant Director of Faith Formation focuses on parish religious education efforts, RCIA, and sacramental preparation. The Office of Faith Formation works collaboratively with the Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, the Office of Catholic Schools, and with parishes, schools, and apostolates throughout the diocese.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDE
•             Serving as a resource to parishes on issues related to catechesis and sacramental preparation
•             Assisting parishes in implementing and maintaining religious education programs
•             Aiding in forming and mentoring directors of religious education
•             Coordinating, leading, and promoting the diocesan certification program for the formation of parish catechetical leaders and catechists
•             Planning and executing the annual diocesan catechetical conference
•             Developing and/or researching catechetical materials for Christian Initiation and serving as diocesan liaison for parish RCIA programs
•             Coordinating Totus Tuus summer programs with the parishes
•             Assisting in the updating of core standards for religious education curriculum
QUALIFICATIONS
•             Fully initiated Catholic in good standing
•             Master’s degree in catechetics, religious education, theology or a related field preferred
•             Previous employment or volunteer experience in the Catholic Church in parish ministry or teaching
•             Familiarity with applicable Church documents such as Catechesi Tradendae and the General Directory of Catechesis
•             Excellent relational, written, and oral communication skills
•             Strong organizational and project management skills
•             Spanish language fluency preferred
•             Ability for evening and weekend work and travel as occasionally required

This position includes a competitive salary, based upon qualifications and experience, and an excellent benefits package.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter of introduction and a resume that includes at least three references to Joan Watson, Director of Faith Formation:Joan.Watson@DioceseOfNashville.com


Head of School, Good Shepherd School (Purcellville, VA)

Posted: April 4, 2019

GSS will hire its first full-time Head of School to lead the day-to-day operations of the school, (particularly focused on the interpersonal aspects of school culture and student life), to expand enrollment, to open a fully functioning high school, and to fundraise for the continued growth and expansion of the school community.

Job Responsibilities

The Head of School will report directly to the Board of Directors and work together with the school President and Executive Director to lead the day-to-day operations and strategic growth of the school. The Head of School will be the chief executive in charge of:

Implementing the school’s vision on a day-to-day basis, enriching school culture and student life, within the school community
Opening new grades as the school continues to grow and expand
Directing, managing, deepening, and unifying the faculty in their execution of the school’s curriculum
Communicating with current and prospective parents the vision for the school
Handling parent-student issues that arise in the normal rhythm of school life
Managing the day-to-day operational issues with the school
Leading the school’s fundraising efforts, both in annual appeals and meeting with high-dollar donors and benefactors
Working with the Executive Director and other business staff to ensure budgetary targets are met
Representing the school in the local community, building ties with the Catholic communities and business representatives to raise the school’s profile
Reporting on the school to the Board of Directors through its President
Leading long-term growth projects for the school, including seeking accreditation and a permanent campus for GSS
Selecting, inducting, supporting, evaluating, and retaining school personnel
Providing formation to school personnel and parents
Modeling professional, moral, and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions

About Good Shepherd School

Good Shepherd School is located in Purcellville, Virginia and serves the communities of western Loudoun County and points west. Our mission statement: “Rooted in the person of Jesus Christ, Good Shepherd School is a nurturing, academic environment designed for each child to grow in independence and virtue.”

Beginning with just 10 students ages 3-5 in 2016, GSS now currently enrolls 70 students from ages 3 through eighth grade. The Pre-K and Kindergarten program is a Montessori environment, while Grades 1-8 are a classical curriculum. As GSS grows, it envisions adding students at all grade levels, while forming a classical-based high school program, all of which focused on the inculcation of of faith, wisdom, and joy in young men and women in order to embrace their vocations as adults upon graduation. At steady-state, we envision total enrollment settling in at approximately 250 students for all grades combined, pre-K through 12th grade.

GSS is at a critical phase in its growth, looking for a motivated leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong track record of forming successful relationships to join an excellent staff in place to help the school mature as a long-term, sustainable community, serving the Catholic population of western Loudoun and surrounding areas.

While the preferred candidate would likely have significant teaching and leadership experience in a school environment, it is a preference, not an essential requirement. Below are the skills/traits that we value in applicants for the position:

Practicing Catholic whose faith and prayer life animate their entire life
Proven ability to teach, lead teams and develop individuals
Excellent communication skills, both writing and speaking
Solid track record of fiscal responsibility
Excellent interpersonal skills
Understanding and appreciation of Montessori and Classical approaches to education
Candidates should submit a cover letter, which states the candidate’s vision for educational leadership, a complete curriculum vitae, the names, phone number, and email address of three professional references and one pastoral reference to the school administrator, Theresa Schlenz (theresa.schlenz@goodsheperdschoolva.com). All questions should be directed to Mrs.Schlenz as well.


Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry (Diocese of Arlington)

Posted: April 4, 2019

The Office of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministries (OYCYAM) assists parishes and college campuses in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington to fully incorporate young people into the life of the Church.  This is accomplished through advocacy for youth workers on the Diocesan level, training and development of youth workers, large diocesan gatherings of young people, and providing collaboration and communication between all schools, parishes, and organizations.
The Coordinator of Young Adult Ministries is responsible for developing and sustaining programs and outreach to young people from 19 to 35 years old, with a mission of drawing them closer to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.


PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
• Design and support programs, training, and events that will help young adults to enter more deeply into relationship with Jesus Christ as Missionary Disciples. Ongoing programs include but are not limited to: Theology on Tap, World Youth Day pilgrimages, retreats, days of reflection, discipleship formation, sports activities, outdoor events, volunteer opportunities, and the annual Mass with the Bishop.  Duties surrounding each of these events include but are not limited to:
o Securing speakers, musicians and venues etc.
o Developing pertinent themes and advertising materials
o Acting as Master of ceremonies

• Help to expand the visibility and outreach of Diocesan young adult programs and parish programs by:
o Using social media, email, phone and face to face meetings.
o Monitoring pertinent web site to ensure that data is current, attractive, and user-friendly.
o Taking photographs and video of young adults at all events to be used in future advertising.
o Sending out newsletters to the young adult leaders about current parish and diocesan events.
o Reporting to the Executive Director on the statistical trends of the young adults that attend the different events.
o Answering telephone and email inquiries about young adult events and programs sponsored by the Diocese.
o Periodically assessing parish young adult programs/events to determine whether or not they are meeting the needs of the diocesan young adults.
o Assisting Pastors in understanding and meeting the needs of young adults in their parishes.
o Working with local colleges and Campus Ministries to facilitate the transition from college to young adult programs and parish life.
o Developing relationships with all parish young adult ministry leaders across the Diocese.

• Develop and collaborate with a young adult advisory board & teams of young adults who can help assist with diocesan sponsored young adult events.
o Oversee Catholic Sports Club by maintaining ongoing events, updating team rosters, supporting captains, securing locations and equipment and advertising for all sporting events.

o Maintain and establish relationships with young adult parish leaders through various methods of communication, including social media, email, phone and personal meetings. Must maintain updated list of all young adult contacts.

o Assist with finding ways to support the many young adults who volunteer at additional programs/events sponsored by the OYCYAM such as WorkCamp, RALLY, LIVG, BASH, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Knowledge/Skills: Program management and project planning and tracking skills, ability to work and act independently and multitask.  Must have knowledge of key issues young people face, solid understanding of young adult ministry principles and practices. Must have a strong understanding of Catholic Church doctrine and catechetical methods in order to properly develop and edit ministry resources. Good speaking, writing, and teaching skills, along with the ability to communicate to a diverse audience.  Must have strong computer skills with ability to manage databases, modify websites, and publish brochures.  Proficiency in digital and social media are required.

 Must have outgoing personality to work with volunteers and widely differing personality types.

 Education Required: MA in a relevant degree is preferred. BS or BA required in a relevant degree.

 Years and Types of Experience: Three to five years of parish young adult ministry (or equivalent) required.  Experience working in culturally diverse environments, facilitating and building cross-cultural communication and relationships.

To apply, please click here.  Questions may be directed to Alexander Wolfe at alexander.wolfe@arlingtondiocese.org or (703) 841-3807. 


Head of School, Siena Academy (Great Falls, VA)

Posted: March 15, 2019

Siena Academy, a Catholic Montessori School in Great Falls, Virginia has an opening for a Head of School starting July for the 2019-20 school year. If an interested candidate does not meet all requirements, please email office@sienamontessori.org. See more here:

 

https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/Catholic-Schools/Siena-Ad.pdf


Director of Faith Formation for Young Adult and Youth Ministry (Diocese of Erie, PA)

Posted: March 1, 2019

The Diocese of Erie is seeking an energetic and faith-driven leader with a passion for young adults and youth to serve as the Director of Faith Formation for Young Adult and Youth Ministry in its newly created Faith Formation Office. He/she will be a part of the ongoing development of a collaborative vision for lifelong faith formation in the Diocese of Erie. He/she will report to the Executive Director of Faith Formation.
The successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to faith formation to young adults and youth.
• Be visionary and forward-looking and utilize a variety of platforms to connect with young adults and youth.
• Relate well to young adults, youth, youth ministers and clergy alike.
• Promote a comprehensive approach to youth and young adult ministry in the diocese utilizing the U.S. Bishop’s documents, Renewing the Vision, Sons and Daughters of the Light, and Empowered by the Spirit.
Required qualifications include:
• Master’s degree in theology, pastoral ministry or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in related field with demonstrated leadership responsibility.
• Passion for working with youth and young adults and an understanding of the developmental stages of middle school and high school youth and young adults.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed in work habits.
• Must be practicing Catholic in good standing.

Please click here for more information.


Director of Faith Formation for Marriage and Family Life (Diocese of Erie, PA)

Posted: March 1, 2019

The Diocese of Erie is seeking an energetic and faith-driven leader with a passion for faith formation across the lifespan to serve as the Director of Faith Formation for Marriage and Family Life in its newly created Faith Formation Office. He/she will be a part of the ongoing development of a collaborative vision for lifelong faith formation in the Diocese of Erie. He/she will report to the Executive Director of Faith Formation. 
The successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to faith formation across the lifespan.
• Be visionary and forward-looking and utilize multi-generational faith formation opportunities.
• Relate well to lay, clergy and parishioners alike.
• Provide mentoring and leadership to lay volunteers.
Required qualifications include:
• Master’s degree in theology, marriage and family ministry, religious studies, pastoral ministry or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in pastoral, therapeutic or human service field with demonstrated leadership responsibility.
• Working knowledge of Marriage Preparation programs (Pre-Cana, Nova, and Engagement Encounter), as well as FOCCUS instrument.
• Demonstrated ability to be self-directed in work habits.
• Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.

Please click here for more information.


Executive Director, The GIVEN Institute (Washington, DC)

Posted: February 25, 2019

The GIVEN Institute (“GIVEN”) is a not-for-profit organization located in Washington, D.C. dedicated to activating the gifts of young adult women for the Catholic Church and the world. GIVEN’s mission is to inspire and equip the next generation of female leaders to “receive the gift that they are; realize the gifts they have been given; and respond with the gift that only they can give.” Through leadership training, faith formation, and dedicated mentoring, GIVEN helps form women for mission and for life.
GIVEN’s Executive Director oversees and leads all aspects of the organization, including the ongoing development and execution of GIVEN’s strategic plan, fundraising, marketing, and program execution. The Executive Director serves as GIVEN’s chief spokesperson, leading efforts to build the organization's exposure among key stakeholders, including Church leaders, University chaplains, prominent Catholic lay leaders in various fields, and donors. The Executive Director reports to an independent, active Board of Directors. The Board is seeking a leader who is committed to GIVEN’s mission and possesses an entrepreneurial instinct. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities of the Executive Director include the following:
• Strategic planning and implementation
• Planning and operation of annual budget
• In collaboration with the Board, developing and executing GIVEN’s short and long-term fundraising strategy including (i) overseeing grant application processes and
proposals, (ii) maintaining and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and current and prospective donors, (iii) researching new grant possibilities, and (iv) communicating    regularly with stakeholders, donors, and foundations (some travel required)
• Establishing policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operations
• Overseeing marketing and other communications efforts and serving as primary spokesperson
• Reporting to and working closely with the Board to seek their involvement in decisions, fundraising and increasing overall visibility
• Supervising and collaborating with staff
• Overseeing organization of Board and committee meetings
• Renewing and approving contracts for services
• Other duties as assigned by the Board
Professional Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
• Non-profit or for-profit management experience
• Hands-on budget management skills
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
• Ability to convey a vision of GIVEN’s future to staff, Board, volunteers and donors
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profit sectors
• Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Ability to interact with and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
• Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
• Strong public speaking ability
Additional Requirements: Must be a practicing Catholic, in good standing with the Church, and a person of prayer who is committed to the Catholic faith.
Interested and qualified candidates should provide a cover letter, a current resume, and three references no later than March 31, 2019 to: communications@giveninstitute.com

www.giveninstitute.com


Coordinator of Catechetical Resources (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)

Posted: February 15, 2019

The Office of Catechesis of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is seeking a full-time Coordinator of Catechetical Resources.  This role will serve as the archdiocesan liaison supporting parish and school catechetical leaders with religion curriculum guidelines. Key responsibilities include producing and identifying guidelines for print material, digital media and training resources helpful to those who teach the Faith. 

Candidates must be practicing Roman Catholics with an in-depth knowledge of the Faith and Catholic catechesis. Excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong organizational and project management skills are required.  A Bachelor’s degree in catechetics, religious education, theology or a related field is required.  Previous employment or volunteer experience in the Catholic Church in parish ministry or teaching is required. Spanish speaking/writing ability is highly preferred. 

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and list of references, in confidence, to:

Ed Isakson
Director, Human Resources
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
1400 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
E-mail: eisakson@archindy.org


Coordinator of Respect Life Ministry and Marriage Preparation (Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)

Posted: February 15, 2019

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is seeking a coordinator of Respect Life Ministry and Marriage Preparation. This position provides support to the director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life Ministry and serves as the coordinator for pro-life ministry and marriage preparation for the archdiocese. It is a full-time position with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities when the circumstances require it. The successful candidate will possess good oral and written fluency in English and Spanish; broad knowledge of and assent to the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of human life; broad knowledge of and assent to the Church’s teachings on human sexuality, marriage, and family life; demonstrate ability to meet deadlines; demonstrate ability to communicate effectively; demonstrate ability in Microsoft Office and will possess general knowledge of the organizational structure of the Church and Catholic doctrine. A degree in theology or philosophy is preferred. Send inquiries and resumes to nlargent@archokc.org.


Director of Graduate Programs and Assistant Professor of Theology (University of St. Thomas)

Posted: February 1, 2019

The Department of Theology at the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) is seeking applicants for a Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019, with a 21-hour contracted courseload and a 3-credit, one-course release, for a total of 18 teaching hours per academic year.  Area of Specialization is open. In addition to instruction, this role will direct operations of graduate programs in the Department of Theology, reporting to the chair of Theology.

Located in Houston Texas, the University of St. Thomas is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical, and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. There are currently three Master’s degrees offered by the Department of Theology: a Master of Arts in Theology, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology (taught 100% in Spanish), and a joint Master’s degree in Philosophy and Theology offered together with the University of St. Thomas Center for Thomistic Studies. The Theology department is seeking to expand enrollment in these programs as well as to develop new joint Master’s programs.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses
Scheduling graduate courses in Theology
Advising MA students in the MA in Theology and the joint MA in Philosophy and Theology programs
Recruiting new students
Working with UST’s marketing department to market the MA program
Online/hybrid course development and instruction
Overseeing the coordinator of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology.
Contributing to program and curriculum development
Overseeing the MA in Theology’s Association of Theological Schools accreditation
Conducting scholarship according to the University of St. Thomas’s standards
Service to the university

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Coordinator, Marriage Preparation & Enrichment (Archdiocese of Omaha)

Posted: January 25, 2019

This position is responsible for coordinating and supporting the process and relationships integral to marriage preparation in the Archdiocese of Omaha. This person will be a representative of marriage preparation and is responsible for creating and sustaining a welcoming environment for engaged couples, while also assisting the director in providing guidance and resources for parishes to evangelize and accompany engaged and married couples.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serve as one of the principal members of a team of people within the Center of Family Life Formation who are able to assist archdiocesan staff, clergy and lay people by creating, providing, and continually evaluating a variety of materials, programs and events related to Marriage & Family Life Ministries.
• Assist the Director with outreach, mentoring and ongoing formation of clergy and parish leaders in parish-based marriage preparation and enrichment ministries.
• Recruit, train, form, and support volunteers/facilitators connected with the archdiocesan marriage preparation program.
• Direct the execution of marriage preparation events from planning, packing, set up, and presenting, to cleanup and evaluation.
• Foster positive working relationships with parishes hosting archdiocesan workshops.
• Provide constructive feedback to Director about the programs, facilities, and volunteers associated with archdiocesan events and programs.
• Document and maintain records with regard to those attending marriage preparation in keeping with CFLF and archdiocesan standards, particularly those related to sacramental preparation.
• Maintain billing and payment records.
• Process inventories and assemble marriage preparation materials.
• Collaborate with pastors and marriage preparation volunteers/facilitators, and attend meetings relevant to marriage preparation and enrichment.
• All other duties as assigned by Director.

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WeDignify (Champaign, IL)

Posted: January 25, 2019

WeDignify, a pro-life organization devoted to mentoring college students as pro-life leaders on campus, has two position openings:

Director of Mission Formation

Campus Mentor

Please click here for information on both positions.


Director of Mission Integration, National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (Washington, DC)

Posted: January 25, 2019

The Director of Mission Integration (DMI) serves the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) as a full-time exempt professional staff member responsible for ensuring that NCCL is effective in the development and engagement of its membership.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the DMI is responsible for the creation and execution of on-going training and formation opportunities for our membership and a communication plan in accord with the mission and strategic vision. The DMI will also strengthen collaborative efforts with national partner organizations.

Pastoral/Program Responsibilities

  • Promote and enrich the understanding of the work and role of NCCL
  • Study and share best practices and trends for impactful deepening of the mission and its effectiveness
  • Attentively envision and innovate resources/programs to continue advancing the organization’s mission into the future
  • Facilitate mission education and mission discernment contribution of members
  • Nurture and encourage ongoing partnerships within the organizational structure

Communication and Relationship Development Responsibilities

  • Promote consistent and effective communication with constituents, including social and Web-related communications
  • Assist in the development of mission awareness and engagement with all members through direct mail, email, phone, websites, social media, peer-to-peer, volunteer tools, and other mass communications tools as needed among NCCL’s various members, stakeholder constituencies, and potential new organizational relationships
  • Ensure the communications, branding and story of the organization and its mission is consistent and comprehensive across all platforms and relationships

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Strengthen organizational identity through collaboration and engagement with program performance, policies and procedures, global ends and ends policies
  • Provide leadership and guidance on the implementation of strategy and vision
  • Promote social exchanges and processes through digital methodologies (Wordpress and established social media platforms.)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by the Executive Director. NCCL reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

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Director of Faith Formation (Diocese of Owensboro, KY)

Posted: January 25, 2019

The Diocese of Owensboro has a job opportunity for a Full-Time Director of Faith Formation. This position is located at the McRaith Catholic Center in Owensboro, KY. The Diocese encompasses 78 parishes and 17 schools in western Kentucky.
The Director of Faith Formation is responsible for continuing the mission of Jesus Christ through catechesis and evangelization throughout the diocese.

Qualifications and Duties
• Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or related field preferred; Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education or related field required.
• Five years of ministry experience related to Faith Formation, especially RCIA, in a parish setting required.
• An authentic witness to the faith who represents the teaching of the Catholic Church with enthusiasm, integrity and compassion.
• Practicing Catholic in good standing fully committed to the Mission of the Catholic Church.
• Must be passionate, energized and excited about religious education in the Diocese.
• Dynamic personality that builds bridges of communication between the various forms of religious educators, and serves as a unifying force in the Diocese.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills.
• Accessible and willing to travel to parishes as needed.
• Communicate routinely with the advisory boards, and other committees as required.
• Flexibility and availability to work evening and weekend hours
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
• The ability to successfully complete a criminal history and background check

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Director of Hispanic Ministry (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO)

Posted: January 25, 2019

The Director of Hispanic Ministry promotes the full participation and integration of Hispanics in the life of the Church.  The Director works as a team member of the Service Area Office of Domestic Church and Discipleship and collaborates with other chancery offices to provide consultation, expertise and support to parishes, schools and other apostolates.

Essential Duties

Establish and maintain a vision for Hispanic Ministry for the diocese in union with the bishop
Develop diocesan programs to support parishes and schools in collaboration with chancery ministry offices
Assist parishes in the development of apostolate leaders to serve the Hispanic community through mentoring, training and resource development.
Create and manage office budget under leadership of the service area director
Manage staff, including employees and volunteers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Innovative Thinking: Develop fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of challenges.
Strategy/Visioning: Understand the connection between Diocese goals and strategies and turn those into actionable plans and goals.
Ownership/Initiative: Take personal responsibility and act with urgency to meet individual and organizational commitments, including going beyond what the job typically requires.
Communication: Use strong verbal and/or written communication skills to exchange information clearly and concisely and deliver concepts, opinions and ideas in a professional manner.
Basic Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Theology or related field is required, Graduate degree is preferred.
Minimum five (5) years in Hispanic ministry or related field.
Intermediate skills in Windows, Microsoft Office, and online website updating.
Fluency (written and verbal) in Spanish and English.
Practicing Catholic in good standing and full communion with the Magisterium of the Church.
Note: All Diocesan employees are required to acknowledge and sign the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (ethics) policy, located on the Diocesan website.

To apply, please click here.


Executive Director, Indiana Catholic Conference (Indianapolis, IN)

Posted: January 4, 2019

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the ICC and as a registered lobbyist serves as spokesperson for the five Roman Catholic Bishops in Indiana. The Executive Director also serves as the liaison to United States Catholic Conference, members of Federal and State legislatures, Executive and Administrative offices and statewide organizations.  Responsibilities include enabling Catholics to participate in development of public policy and the political and democratic processes.  
Candidates must be a practicing Roman Catholics with an in-depth knowledge of the faith and Catholic social teachings. Excellent oral and written communication skills along with demonstrated analytical and organizational ability are required.  An advanced degree (or equivalent experience) in one or more of the related fields is preferred: theology, political or social sciences, philosophy, or education.  Previous employment or volunteer experience in the Catholic Church, ideally involving administration, is preferred. The preferred starting date for the position is July 1, 2019.
Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and list of references by February 1, 2019 to:
Ed Isakson
Director, Human Resources
Archdiocese of Indianapolis
1400 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
E-mail: eisakson@archindy.org


Director of Hispanic Ministry (Archdiocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph)

Posted: January 4, 2019

The Director of Hispanic Ministry promotes the full participation and integration of Hispanics in the life of the Church.  The Director works as a team member of the Service Area Office of Domestic Church and Discipleship and collaborates with other chancery offices to provide consultation, expertise and support to parishes, schools and other apostolates.

Essential Duties

Establish and maintain a vision for Hispanic Ministry for the diocese in union with the bishop
Develop diocesan programs to support parishes and schools in collaboration with chancery ministry offices
Assist parishes in the development of apostolate leaders to serve the Hispanic community through mentoring, training and resource development.
Create and manage office budget under leadership of the service area director
Manage staff, including employees and volunteers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Innovative Thinking: Develop fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of challenges.
Strategy/Visioning: Understand the connection between Diocese goals and strategies and turn those into actionable plans and goals.
Ownership/Initiative: Take personal responsibility and act with urgency to meet individual and organizational commitments, including going beyond what the job typically requires.
Communication: Use strong verbal and/or written communication skills to exchange information clearly and concisely and deliver concepts, opinions and ideas in a professional manner.
Basic Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Theology or related field is required, Graduate degree is preferred.
Minimum five (5) years in Hispanic ministry or related field.
Intermediate skills in Windows, Microsoft Office, and online website updating.
Fluency (written and verbal) in Spanish and English.
Practicing Catholic in good standing and full communion with the Magisterium of the Church.
Note: All Diocesan employees are required to acknowledge and sign the Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (ethics) policy, located on the Diocesan website.

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Director of Religious Education and Formation (Diocese of Rockford, IL)

Posted: December 20, 2018

The Director of Religious Education and Formation is responsible for providing leadership, consultation, training, and support for formation opportunities and programs for adults, catechists, and lay leaders in the Diocese of Rockford.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Implement the goals and objectives of the Diocese of Rockford and Department of Educational Services, especially in regard to catechetical, theological, and lay formation.
2. Attend to Diocesan faith formation needs, addressing these needs in conjunction with Catechetical and Pastoral Leaders at the diocesan, deanery, and parish levels, with a view toward planning and implementing effective formation programs for persons of all ages.
3. Serve as a theological and catechetical resource to the Department of Educational Services and other diocesan offices and personnel as needed.
4. Provide direct supervision to the Regional Directors of Religious Education, including casting the vision that directs their efforts throughout the various regions of the diocese, meeting with them regularly, and overseeing their work.
5. Prepare and monitor a budget related to programs of responsibility.
6. Direct and oversee the planning, implementation and instruction of on-going formation opportunities for lay leaders throughout the Diocese of Rockford.
7. Oversee and promote the Catechist Certification process, programs, and classes offered throughout the diocese.
8. Direct the planning, development, advertising, implementation, and instruction of the curricula of the Diocese of Rockford Ministry Formation Program. This includes: selecting, securing, and evaluating parish locations where classes are held; recruiting and maintaining an effective faculty of instructors and retreat leaders; planning and overseeing the budget and all finances for the program; promoting the Ministry Formation Program and recruiting prospective candidates through parish visits, contact with pastors, and pastoral leaders and marketing; overseeing the progress of every candidate in
completing all necessary assignments and attendance requirements for certification.
9. Offer courses in the Diocesan Theological Institute that provide ongoing formation opportunities for Ministry Formation graduates, as well as for Permanent Deacons and their wives.
10. Plan and facilitates the New Catechetical Leader workshop annually for new hires throughout the diocese.
11. Administer the Bishop O’Neill Awards annually for outstanding and long-term catechists. 
12. In conjunction with other staff, collect, monitor, and supervise statistical information and permanent records related to applicable programs.
13. Oversee the dissemination and collection of the Annual Parish Reports by parish catechetical leaders at every parish in the diocese.
14. Assist Pastors with the annual evaluation of catechetical leaders at the parish, as needed.
15. Assist other diocesan leaders as needed with the creation and implementation of diocesan Safe Environment guidelines and policies.
16. Attend occasional national and regional meetings, such as the NCCL conference, gatherings of Illinois Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, etc. and participates in conference or regional projects and efforts, as needed.
17. In conjunction with Regional Directors of Religious Education, attend deanery meetings of parish catechetical leaders, communicating diocesan-level concerns as needed.
18. Meet annually with the Catholic High School Religion Department Chairpersons to discuss issues of common concern.
19. May be given various other assignments and projects consistent with the responsibility level and general duties of a Director.
Requirements and Preferences
Education Required: Master’s Degree in related field (Theology / Catechesis / Pastoral Ministry); knowledge of Church doctrine, especially the documents on Evangelization, Catechesis, and Lay Ecclesial Ministry; familiarity with principles and dimensions of adult faith formation and catechist formation.
Experience Required: Five-year experience in related field; demonstrated experience in leadership and management of staff, including fiscal responsibility.
Experience Preferred: At least three-year experience at Diocesan level; working knowledge of diocesan structures, parishes and operations.
Skills Required: Excellent communication, organizational, administrative, and presentation skills; proficiency with computers and electronic communication; ability to supervise and oversee staff; ability to work in collaboration with other diocesan offices to communicate and implement diocesan vision, guidelines, and policies with parish leadership; competence in creating and managing budgets and careful monitoring all spending.
Skills Preferred: Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred.
Other Required: Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a strong faith commitment, dedicated to the Gospel values and living a life of prayer and service, with a mission-driven understanding of Catholic education and the Church’s vision for lifelong faith formation; availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Professionals wishing to apply should send a resume and introductory
letter to catholiceducationoffice@rockforddiocese.org


Director of the Office for Divine Worship & Sacraments (Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

Posted: December 20, 2018

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is seeking to fill the position of Director for the Office of Divine Worship & Sacraments. The Director of the Office for Divine Worship & Sacraments is responsible for the ongoing liturgical formation and renewal of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Below is a list of some of the duties & responsibilities. Please click to view the full job description.

1. Plans/implements special projects as directed by the Archbishop (i.e. Light is On for You, Jub