Job Postings

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.

To apply, click here.


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, Jubilee Year of Mercy, Outpouring, Year of the Eucharist, Year of Paul, etc.); researches and provides answers to liturgical questions of Archbishop, clergy, and lay persons; reads and comments on new liturgical documents at the Archbishop’s request; prepares and responds to letters/emails of a liturgical nature, including those at the request of the Archbishop.
2. Oversees special projects related to new liturgical rites/norms/decrees (i.e. General Instruction of the Roman Missal, preparation for the Roman Missal, Third Edition, Redemptionis Sacramentum, Summorum Pontificum, Order of Matrimony, other rites of the Church).
3. Oversees the writing and publishing of archdiocesan liturgical ministry resources/publications: Celebrating Marriage, Preparing Funeral Liturgies, Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition Guidelines, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: A Parish Formation Program, A House of Salvation and Grace, Church Musician Employment & Salary Guidelines, Guidelines for Purchasing a New Organ, and others as needed.
4. At the request of the Archbishop, oversees development of diocesan liturgical guidelines; upon approval, communicates them to priests, deacons, and parish communities.
5. Chairs the Archdiocesan Worship Commission and its sub-committees with the exception of: Environment and Art (Chair Rev. Ryan Ruiz, Director of Liturgy for the seminary who has ultimate authority in these matters), Music (Mr. Anthony DiCello, Archdiocesan Director of Music). Does Chair: RCIA Consultation Group, Revitalizing Sacramental Ministry; collaborates with committee chair persons, develops meeting agendas and attends meetings of the Worship Commission and its standing sub-committees; provides liturgical formation programs as advised by the Worship Commission and its sub-committees.
6. In collaboration with the seminary Director of Liturgy (Rev. Ryan Ruiz – ultimate authority under the Archbishop) who chairs the AOC Environment and Art Committee, reviews architectural plans for new church buildings or renovations with pastor, liturgical designer, and architect; communicates recommendations to the Archbishop and ultimately to the pastor; upon request by the pastor, visits parishes and provides consultation on church building projects; assists parishes with questions regarding the dedication liturgies.
7. Regularly communicates any upcoming events, liturgical announcements, and new guidelines with pastors, deacons, pastoral ministers, and parish members through Clergy Communications, AOC Worship Office web page, Worship Office monthly e-newsletter, mailings, and social media.

The Director of the Office for Divine Worship & Sacraments should possess the following qualifications: a minimum of a SLL, a STL in Sacramental Theology/Liturgy, or a Master’s degree in Liturgy or Liturgical Studies with pastoral experience at the diocesan or parish level; working knowledge of the Church’s liturgical documents; excellent communication skills, written and verbal; the ability to work with clergy, pastoral ministers and the lay faithful; the ability to develop necessary programming to meet the liturgical needs of the Archdiocese; proficient in Microsoft Office and uses modern communications technology.

Please send letter of interest, resume and Application for Employment to: The Department of Human Resources, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or apply by email to: humanresources@catholiccincinnati.org. Application deadline is January 25, 2019.


Headmaster, Covington Latin School (Covington, KY)

Posted: December 20, 2018

Covington Latin School (www.covingtonlatin.org) invites interested individuals to declare their candidacy for the position of Headmaster for the 2019-20 academic year. Since its founding in 1923, CLS has developed an unparalleled reputation for fostering an atmosphere of faith-filled academic leadership. Throughout its rich history, Covington Latin's accelerated classical education has attracted the tri-state region's best and brightest students, with a curriculum that allows incoming students to move at a pace, level, and complexity appropriate to their individual needs while surrounding them with engaged peers who share their intellectual curiosity. Candidates for school administration in the Diocese of Covington must be actively practicing Roman Catholics in good standing. Necessary qualifications include eligibility for Kentucky certification and relevant previous experience. To begin the application process, send a cover letter along with a detailed, comprehensive resume or C-V, including compensation history and a list of at least five references with contact e-mail addresses, by e-mail or fax to Stephen Koplyay, SPHR, at skoplyay@covdio.org or (859) 392-1589.


Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (Diocese of Rapid City)

Posted: December 20, 2018

Function: To form and inspire parish youth and young adult leaders, youth, and young adults to know and love Jesus and one another, to grow in the Catholic Faith and to evangelize, and to provide training, support and resources in the diocese for youth and young adult ministry. Click here for a full job description.

Qualifications: Practicing Catholic, with a personal relationship with Jesus, a love for the Catholic Faith, a Catholic Worldview, and a passion for sharing the Faith with others; Bachelor’s degree, preferably in theology, catechetics, or related field with a sound Catholic theology. Prior experience in parish youth ministry preferred. Understands, supports and articulates the Catholic Faith as taught by the Church. Love of youth and understanding of the developmental stages of middle and high school youth and young adults. Must have excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, and ability to relate to pastors, adult youth ministers, youth, and young adults. Requires energy and willingness to travel throughout the diocese, including some weekend and evening work.

Interested individuals should submit via e-mail or regular mail, a letter of application along with their resume listing three professional references and a completed application form to: msimonson@diorc.org or Office of the Chancellor, Diocese of Rapid City, 606 Cathedral Drive, Rapid City SD 57701.

The Diocese of Rapid City offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please click here.


Director, Office of Family Life (Archdiocese of Hartford, CT)

Posted: December 11, 2018

The Director of the Family Life Office for the Archdiocese of Hartford will educate and be a resource to all parishes regarding the promotion and enhancement of marriage and family life. The office is responsible for the development and provision of services pertaining to significant phases in the lives of the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Hartford. The office is also responsible for the Archdiocesan Common Policy for Marriage Preparation and ministry to culturally diverse married couples.

Essential Functions:   
Administer and monitor all family life programs with attention to effective response to all parishes, ministries, and community groups
• Special attention to working with other offices within the Archdiocese in developing programs and activities related to families within the parishes of the Archdiocese of Hartford
• Coordinate, oversee and supervise the Engaged Couples Conferences and Engaged Encounter Weekend programs throughout the Archdiocese.
o Provides on-going training, new team orientations, resources, networking, and support of such programs within the parishes of the Archdiocese of Hartford
• Coordinate and support Natural Family Planning programs for married and engaged couples
o Coordinate natural family planning activities
o Scheduling of teachers, assisting in the distribution of information to parishes, and working in coordination with the respect life committees to educate and promote viable alternatives to abortion
• Coordinate Anniversary Sunday activities in collaboration with the Office of the Archbishop
• Work closely with Catholic Family Services in referring those most vulnerable cases for professional clinical counseling for those suffering loss due to separation, divorce, death
• Work collaboratively with the Director of Pro-Life Ministries in support of related activities
• Coordinate, train and supervise volunteers for marriage preparation and family life ministries
• Provide workshops and seminars at parishes, as requested
• Provide information for The Catholic Transcript, local papers, TV and website, parish bulletins regarding family life ministries, services, events, and programs
• Conduct family ministry workshops for deacons, priests and parish lay leaders
• Coordinate annual Marriage Enrichment Conference and other periodic marriage enrichment events 

Essential Functions cont’d:

• Coordinate and act as a liaison with various marriage and family life movements such as; Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Catholic Engaged Encounter, Hispanic Marriage Encounter, Retrouvaille.
• Represent the Office of Family Life at diocesan, regional and national meetings and/or events, including the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministries Conference
• Performs other duties and assumes other responsibilities, as assigned


Management Responsibilities
• Directs, supervises, motivates and evaluates staff
• Plans, implements and evaluates annual goals and objectives
• Annually, report on the status of the Family Life Office, including programs, achievements, and goals for the next year 
• Implements all programs and teaches according to diverse audiences
• Participates in meetings, as required
• Negotiates effectively while practicing good conflict resolution skills
• Establishes priorities while managing time effectively 
• Participates in management meetings and events, as needed

Administrative Responsibilities
• Development of promotional brochures
• Oversee the design of an office website according to archdiocesan protocols and ensure information provided is always current.
• Represent the office in community meetings and in other Archdiocesan and community organizations
• Attend all staff and committee meetings, as necessary

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities
• Knowledge of church teachings, especially the teachings on marriage and family
• Demonstrated commitment to the agency mission
• Knowledge and appreciation for varied cultures
• Self-motivated and presents oneself professionally
• Proven ability to:
o communicate effectively - both orally and in writing
o supervise staff
o develop and maintain an office budget
o prioritize projects
o meet deadlines
o maintain confidentiality
o educate adults in small and large group settings
o train/support volunteer leaders
o employ effective models of care - e.g., peer ministry, Small Christian Communities etc. and/or other ecclesial movements listed in the Directory of Associations of the Faithful (as appropriate), that promote family life
o lead, inspire, challenge and symbolize a realistic sense of hope
o accept ideas and assistance from others
o bring the Catholic Church’s scripture, tradition and social teaching to focus on marriage and family issues
o present a theological rationale for the teachings on marriage and family life
o build/maintain key relationships with members of the Archdiocese including pastors, directors, agencies and offices
• Must be proficient in
o facilitation
o analytics
o organization and record-keeping
o website applications
• Sensitivity to the poor and underprivileged
• Ability to speak Spanish is preferred
• Commitment to justice, compassion, and courage in dealing with difficult cases

Experience and Educational Requirements:
• MS/MA Degree in theology, marriage and family ministry, religious studies, or related fields
• Five or more years of supervisory experience
o Experience in pastoral ministry, at the diocesan level or equivalent, is preferred
• Thorough understanding of the key events in the family life cycle
• Thorough knowledge of and appreciation for the Roman Catholic faith and traditions, as well as familiarity with its structures, functions and institutions
Responsibility for Quantifiable Measures:
• Successful strategic planning and annual program planning and needs assessment as demonstrated by feedback from community leaders and program participants
• Successful management of the resources of the agency, including preparation and administration of annual budget, accountability for financial statements, and management of human capital
• Demonstrated success in collaborative efforts with colleagues within the Archdiocese in promoting the mission of the Church
• Demonstrated success in professional growth opportunities for staff members in developing new resources to sustain the mission
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
• Requires prolonged standing, walking and/or sitting
• Require physical exertion to manually, move, lift, carry, pull or push objects or materials up to 35 pounds
• May work in urban settings visiting parishes, agencies and community related programs
• May require occasional stooping, bending and reaching
• Will work in an office setting with office machines
• Will be supervising employees
Working Environment:
• Weekend and evening work hours may be required
• Valid CT Driver’s License and good driving record are required 

 


Director of Family Life and Pro Life Activities (Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma)

Posted: November 1, 2018

The Director of Family Life & Pro-Life is responsible for developing initiatives and strategies to help parishes evangelize and catechize families, form them as domestic churches and agents of the New Evangelization, and respond to their growing and complex pastoral needs. The Director also oversees all the pro-life activities of the Church in Eastern Oklahoma.

The Director will be tasked with assisting in the execution of Bishop Konderla's pastoral letter, "God Build's a House," which, as part of its three year plan, focuses on the development of the Domestic Church in the Diocese. The pastoral letter is available on the diocesan website.

Key Tasks:
• Form families in the truth of the Domestic Church, dedicated to Christ and his Church
• Develop and oversee Engaged Encounter in the Diocese
• Coordinate all parochial level marriage catechesis and catechetical leaders
• Coordinate Natural Family Planning (NFP) within the Diocese
• Coordinate with ecumenical leaders within the diocese for pro-life causes
• Execute large-scale ecumenical events focused on pro-life causes, e.g., Tulsa March for Life, 40 Days for Life
• Develop programs to incorporate parents into the catechesis of their children
• Serve the parishes with the heart of a servant-leader dedicated to Christ and his Church
• Execute all other duties as assigned

Key Skills:
• Fluency in English and Spanish preferred NOT mandatory
• Excellent communications skills with a sensitivity toward familial issues and ecumenism
• Superb organization skills able to plan and execute complex events and meetings
• A independent self-starter who is able to work well with colleagues and volunteers
• Proficient in PC or Mac; including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Key Requirements:
• Prefer Masters in Theology, Pastoral Theology, or pertinent related field

Key Attributes:
• A Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church
• A missionary disciple dedicated to the New Evangelization & the Domestic Church
• A servant-leader willing to lead others through fidelity and excellence

APPLICANTS please submit a cover letter and resume to Harrison Garlick, Chancellor & In-House Counsel, at harrison.garlick@dioceseoftulsa.org.


Executive Director of Cultural Diversity and Outreach (Washington, DC)

Posted: October 31, 2018

Position Summary
The Executive Director of Cultural Diversity and Outreach provides leadership and guidance to the ministries that serve all of ethnic/cultural groups throughout the Archdiocese of Washington.

Responsibilities – Parishes and Schools
• Provide direction and oversight for all ministerial activities associated with the office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach including the Hispanic/Latino Catholic Community, the Black Catholic Communities, Asian and Pacific Islander Communities and Native American Communities.  
• Supervise the Program Director, Coordinator and Intern.
• Participate and advocate for programs promoting intercultural ministry competencies, unity, and diversity appreciation.
• Support and collaborate with offices and agencies that are part of the Secretariat for Pastoral Ministries and Social Concerns to develop formation and ministry opportunities.
• Visit parishes to promote and facilitate inter-parish collaboration to respond to the needs of all ethnic communities and encourage intercultural participation in parish life.
• Enhance communication to increase awareness of the programs and services provided by the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach.
• Provide programs for ministry formation and training by making available resources for ministerial and spiritual growth accessible to people of all cultural communities present in the Archdiocese. 
• Support and participate as needed in ethnic group advisory committees.
• Provide guidance and promote cultural-specific events and activities that enhance ministry within cultural groups in the Archdiocese such as liturgical celebrations and V Encuentro.
• Represent the Archdiocese at local and national conferences, on various committees, and at public events as directed.
• Assist in the preparation of annual budgets for the Office of Cultural Diversity and Outreach.
• Collaborate with other offices in the Central Pastoral Administration, Parishes and Catholic institutions.
Responsibilities - Vicar of Ethnic Ministries
• Assist in providing pastoral accompaniment through advocacy and direct support to migrant and refugee communities in collaboration with Catholic, faith-based and secular organizations.
• Support the work on the Vicar of Ethnic Ministries among pastors serving Hispanic/Latino, African/African American/Afro-Caribbean Catholics.

Qualifications
• Candidate must be a Catholic in good standing with a love for the faith and an understanding and appreciation for the mission of the Catholic Church.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt messages to the needs and characteristics of different audiences. 
• Must be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish.
• Excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated skill in organizing and supervising people in formation and administration in a multi-cultural setting.  
• Ability to work independently and highly self-motivated.
• Must be open and able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
• Must be open and able to travel throughout the Archdiocese.

Education, Training and Experience
• Masters’ degree or equivalent experience in theology, pastoral studies, or intercultural ministry is preferred.
• Five or more years of experience in ministry at the parish or diocesan level with intercultural ministerial experience.
• Experience in supervising and leading others.
 

Please submit resumes to Lisa Calla-Russ at russl@adw.org 


Associate Director of the Office of Family Life (Washington, DC)

Posted: October 31, 2018

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

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

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

Education, Training and/or Experience
Must possess a college degree. At Least 3-5 years’ experience in parish ministry administrative or management level.

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities
Must be a practicing Catholic
Spanish proficiency is a plus
Excellent oral and written skills
The ability to work nights and weekends

Please submit resumes to Lisa Calla-Russ at russl@adw.org 

 


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

Posted: October 19, 2018


Coordinator for the Office of Natural Family Planning – Job Posting


Purpose and Scope:

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

Essential Job Functions:

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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

applicants@diocesephoenix.org

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


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

Posted: September 27, 2018

Position Description:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

Type and Nature of Professional Experience:

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

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

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


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

Posted: August 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

For additional details, please click here.


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

Posted: August 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: August 31, 2018

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

Essential Duties

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

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

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Secretariat Director for Christian Community (Archdiocese of San Antonio)

Posted: August 31, 2018

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

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

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

Posted: August 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

Posted: August 31, 2018

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

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

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

Posted: August 17, 2018

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

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

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

Posted: August 16, 2018

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

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

Posted: August 16, 2018

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

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

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

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Farm Apprenticeship (Lancaster Co., PA)

Posted: August 16, 2018

Fall-Winter 2018-19

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

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

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

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Principal, St. Vincent de Paul School (Mount Vern