Job Openings

NET Ministries Job Openings

NET Ministries is looking to hire dedicated individuals over 18 years of age who are committed to working part-time in the hospitality department.

Adult Cook & Food Prep
This position will assist with the preparation of food for NET Ministries youth retreats and events. Essential functions include serving as a cook for events and assisting with cleaning. Applicants must have demonstrated skills in industrial cooking and be willing to work 12-16 hours per weekend during 2-3 weekends per month.

Adult Food Prep Shift Leader
This position will oversee the cooks and food preparation for NET Ministries youth retreats and events. Essential functions include serving as the primary cook for events and assigning cleaning duties. Applicants must have demonstrated skills in industrial cooking and be willing to work 12-16 hours per weekend during 2-3 weekends per month. Additional hours can be added to this position by working during the weekdays in housekeeping.

Please contact Julia Delcompare at ministry@netusa.org or 651.450.6833 for the detailed job description and application.

Below you will find a list of job postings sent to us by various parishes and religious organizations. Click on your state or country below to view job postings in your area.

Arizona

MissionCorps Member

Maggie’s Place
Posted March 5, 2015
Maggie’s Place provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity. Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. This foundation is at the core of implementing our mission and running our homes. Maggie’s Place is seeking women who are willing to sacrifice a year of their lives to the service of our mothers and their children. Full-time, live-in volunteers called MissionCorps members provide non-professional case management to the moms by helping them set personal goals, providing emotional support, accountability, helping them learn about life skills such as budgeting, community resources, transitional housing and child care programs. Maggie’s Place operates three homes in the Greater Phoenix, AZ area, as well as one in Cleveland, OH. We are seeking applicants interested in applying for a year commitment starting in July or August of 2015. For more information on the application process, please contact Amanda Ayala, Director of MissionCorps at missioncorps@maggiesplace.org.

Colorado

Director of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship (Youth Minister)

Our Lady of the Valley – Windsor, CO
Posted March 24, 2015

A vibrant and growing 1200-family suburban parish is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship (Youth Minister).
This position will lead the High School and Middle School youth program (including weekly small groups/Bible studies, training other teens and adult volunteers to lead small groups/Bible studies, weekly Youth Nights, as well as yearly retreats and mission trips).

We are seeking someone with the following qualities:
-Living a virtuous and dynamic Catholic life
-Experience and passion for leading Small Group Discipleship/Bible Studies
– Excellent communication skills with both teens and parents
– Responsible,Reliable, and Organized
– Ability to thrive, cooperate, and contribute as part of a team

We are seeking someone with energy and maturity.
Experience with leading youth is highly preferred.
Please include in your cover letter your experience of attending and leading small groups/Bible studies, especially with teens.

Please send cover letter and resume to fr.gregg@ourladyofthevalley.net
www.ourladyofthevalley.net

Illinois

Assistant Youth Minister

St. Mary’s Parish in Huntly, IL
Posted March 10, 2015
About Us: St. Mary parish is located in Huntley, IL about an hour from Chicago. Our parish is a large, active suburban parish, serving over 5,500 households which has been able to maintain a small parish feel with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and great parishioner involvement. Evangelization is our primary goal, and our desire is to help all people – and in a special way our young people – become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ in and through the Catholic Church. In particular, the mission of our youth ministry is to proclaim the intimate and life-changing love of God in a way which is accessible and helps lead young people to a deep, lasting relationship with the person of Jesus Christ and His Church.

About the Job: St. Mary Catholic Church is seeking a full time Assistant Youth Minister familiar with the New Evangelization and passionate about proclaiming the life-changing love of God to young people. This position works directly under a Director of Youth Ministry to help plan and execute various elements of the youth ministry program. Specifically, the Assistant Youth Minister will oversee all aspects of the Middle School Youth Ministry program, together with the assistance of the Director of Youth Ministry, and will also have direct involvement in the Confirmation Program, High School Youth Ministry, and all other aspects of the program. The Assistant Youth Minister will need to work closely with the Director of Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Secretary, Pastor and Parish staff as well as youth ministry volunteers and student leadership to create and execute a successful youth ministry program. All applicants must be practicing Catholics. A degree in, or progress towards a degree in Theology or a related field is highly preferred. Strong organization skills, good communication abilities, and a passion for the youth of the Church and evangelization are required. An ability to lead music for Mass as well as lead for praise and worship is a plus, but is not required.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé (or any related inquiries) to Father Max Striedl, Pastor, by email to fathermax@stmaryhuntley.org or by mail to: St. Mary Catholic Church Attn: Fr. Max Striedl 10307 Dundee Rd. Huntley, IL 60142 Submit information and application to Fr. Max by April 6, 2015.

Michigan

High School Youth Minister

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish – 47650 N. Territorial, Plymouth, MI
Posted March 19, 2015
Position Description
The Need: Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) is a rapidly growing parish, located in Plymouth, MI, committed to the New Evangelization. Our vision is “To offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.” OLGC is seeking an experienced Catholic leader passionate about discipling high school students into a deep relationship with Christ. The Youth Minister position is a full-time paid position, reporting directly to the Director of Religious Education Qualifications/Requirements Responsibilities: Leadership Development

  • Recruit and train a team of adult volunteers to assist with the development and execution of the high school program.
  • Lead routine adult leadership team meetings to plan for program events and to develop the skills of the adult volunteer team.
  • Recruit, train and develop a team of high school students to assume leadership positions with the program.
  • Lead routine student leadership team meetings.

Program Development

  • Work with staff, parents, students and volunteers to develop a high school program that compellingly:
  • Draws students—both inside and outside of the parish—to a saving knowledge of Christ; and
  • Draws students into a deep relationship with Christ.
  • Develop the curriculum and format for weekly large group meetings.
  • Develop a plan for routine smaller group meetings for students who want to go deeper in the faith.
  • Plan an annual calendar of events (e.g. retreats, pilgrimages, camps, conferences, missions, etc.) aimed at drawing students closer to Christ.
  • Plan events and activities specifically designed to recruit new students—both inside and outside the parish—into the program.
  • In partnership with the Middle School Youth Minister, develop a plan to escort rising freshmen into the high school program.

Discipleship

  • With the help of the volunteer team, deliver the weekly program, the routine small groups and the calendar of events.
  • Meet with students at school and school activities to build relationships, encourage them in their faith and to recruit new students.
  • Meet with parents regularly to help them deal with student issues and to train them on best practices for raising a high school student in the faith.
  • Maintains a vested interest in OLGC parish life.

Administration

  • Ensure proper permission is granted for participation in all program events.
  • Collect payment for all fee-related events.
  • Develop annual budget and track program expenses against that budget.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Secondary Education, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership capacity with teenagers in a parish setting.
  • Proven ability to develop programming relevant to the New Evangelization and leading a vibrant, comprehensive parish youth ministry.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of Life Teen Program.

Critical Qualities

  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus and a deep love for His Church.
  • Passion for discipling high school-aged students.
  • Joyful, authentic, charitable and courageous.
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator.
  • Natural leader and influencer.
  • Thrives in team environments.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative.
  • Effective organizer, planner, and implementer.
  • Driven to work toward the mission of OLGC.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Willingness to collaborate.

Charisms

  • Teaching
  • Evangelism
  • Helps
  • Administration

Details: The High School Youth Minister position:

  • Is based in Plymouth, MI.
  • Reports to the Director of Religious Education.
  • Requires routine day, night, and weekend work.

Offers a competitive salary commensurate with time and experience, and benefits. Application Instructions: Please send the following to: applications@olgcparish.net

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of faith (should be roughly two-five paragraphs long and describe your faith journey and current spiritual disciplines).

Product Support Representative

ParishSOFT – Ann Arbor
Posted March 5, 2015

Description
Exciting opportunity to work with a rapidly growing company that provides church management software and services to 14,000 churches and faith-based organizations across the country. We are seeking an energetic, service-oriented product support representative. We’re looking for team players who never stop learning and thrive in an energized, problem-solving environment.

Culture
ParishSOFT has a highly collaborative culture that stems from our servant leadership value – we all succeed and fail together. You will routinely see folks doing things that “aren’t their job” to help a colleague out. We value family and work-life balance, and expect you to work really hard and go home at the end of the day to be really home. We also actually like each other, and have a lot of fun doing our jobs. We are serious about our mission to serve churches, and build great software and services to help them achieve their mission.

Core Values:
Missional
Faith
Servant’s Heart
Passion
Team Learning

Job Summary:
Our Support Team helps our customers to be successful using our software. This is done primarily via phone and email support, directly interacting with end users. This position also offers future growth opportunities to do web training, onsite training, become a subject matter expert, and provide leadership. Things we do every day: Talk with church staff from across the country Troubleshoot our web applications and our legacy Windows(R) products Assist users to get out of sticky situations with our software Make sure our product management team knows what challenges our customers are having using the software Deliver live webinar training to classes of new customers. Research challenging problems and issues. You should probably apply if you are good at some of the following: Customer service Troubleshooting and problem solving Listening Tech/IT experience – you know how to drive a computer like nobody’s business Receiving and communicating feedback from customers Talking on the phone, leaving voicemails and writing emails that make people fall in love with you Multi-tasking Learning like crazy Handling fast-paced environments Finding places where you can lend an extra hand You should really seriously apply if you are good at or have experience with any of the following: Microsoft SQL Self-management Working in a church office Requirements Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Good listening and analytical skills, and attention to detail. Good understanding of quality customer service and the ability to provide efficient solutions to issues. Solid computer skills, ideally a power user of MS Office® and familiarity with operating systems and settings. Able to take the initiative while at the same time enjoying being a team player.

Education Associates or Bachelors degree in Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field. No experience necessary but 1-3 years of relevant experience a plus. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. Permanent residents only (green card holders and US citizens) Benefits Profit Sharing 401k Matching Health and Dental insurance Tuition Assistance

Contact NET alumnus John Biskner with any questions at jbiskner@parishsoft.com or 866-930-4774 x142. Apply here.

Minnesota

NET Ministries Job Openings

NET Ministries is looking to hire dedicated individuals over 18 years of age who are committed to working part-time in the hospitality department.

Adult Cook & Food Prep
This position will assist with the preparation of food for NET Ministries youth retreats and events. Essential functions include serving as a cook for events and assisting with cleaning. Applicants must have demonstrated skills in industrial cooking and be willing to work 12-16 hours per weekend during 2-3 weekends per month.

Adult Food Prep Shift Leader
This position will oversee the cooks and food preparation for NET Ministries youth retreats and events. Essential functions include serving as the primary cook for events and assigning cleaning duties. Applicants must have demonstrated skills in industrial cooking and be willing to work 12-16 hours per weekend during 2-3 weekends per month. Additional hours can be added to this position by working during the weekdays in housekeeping.

Please contact Julia Delcompare at ministry@netusa.org or 651.450.6833 for the detailed job description and application.

Director of Evangelization and Formation

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church – Ely, Minnesota
Posted April 21, 2015

Classification: Exempt
Hours: Full time
Reports to: Pastor
Summary:
The primary function of the Director of Evangelization and Formation is to lead youth into a transforming relationship with Christ by modeling Christian character and developing ministry programs that cultivate spiritual growth, which will also impact the physical, emotional, social and psychological growth. The Director of Evangelization and Formation accomplishes this by developing and supervising a youth ministry component along with fulfilling the role of Director of Religious Education for children from grades K-11.

Measurable Criteria:
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, Religious Education, theological studies or a Duluth Diocesan certification; or is working towards one of the above.
Is living in harmony with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and agrees to all she teaches and proclaims. Demonstrated knowledge of the Catholic Faith.

Observable Qualifications:
Teachable, with a desire to grow in their faith and abilities
A self-starter and highly motivated
Has a passion for working with students via education and Youth Ministry
Understands youth culture today and demonstrates that faculty with contemporary means of communication, including email, text-messages, Facebook, etc.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
A good role model
A team player, with effective relational skills(works well with others)

Youth Ministry Component:
1. Set the vision for youth ministry with a plan to carry it out.
a. Create a statement of purpose for the youth group including at least these three elements: evangelism, spiritual growth (which includes fellowship, worship and scripture), and student leadership.
b. Teach the vision and purpose statement to all volunteers and student leaders.
2. Develop and lead programs according to the vision and purpose of youth ministry.
a. Create outreach programs, activities and events
b. Plan programs, activities or events, developing students who want to reach out and serve others, impacting them with the love of Christ.
3. Recruit and train volunteer leaders to help you with your purpose.
a. Meet regularly with your volunteers
b. Build up your team with training
4. Build and maintain relationships with kids churched and un-churched.
a. Meet regularly with kids
b. Befriend un-churched kids with no strings attached
c. Seek opportunities to hang out with kids on campus, at sports events, etc.
5. Build and maintain relationships with parents.
a. Clearly share your vision with parents so they understand your purpose.
6. Maintains a support system and sets boundaries in order to balance ministry, family and personal relationships.

Religious Education component:
Administrative: Completes or delegates the following:
a. Orders books and supplies
b. Sets the calendar for catechetical programs and events
c. Works with pastor or his delegate on religious education budget
d. Reserves needed facilities and equipment
e. Provides a safe environment for all: Makes sure all volunteers have completed the Diocesan requirements for those working with children
f. Answers administrative questions regarding catechetical programs
g. Conducts an annual registration process in accord with guidelines
h. Maintains records of participation in catechetical programs and sacraments.
i. Maintains and sends copies to the Diocese according to their standards, the Safe Environment program participation and subjects covered.
j. Participates in diocesan meetings as allowed by the personnel policy.

Catechetical:
a. Sets with Pastor and implements a catechetical vision for students to develop the parish as an evangelizing community.
b. Develops and provides formation for the youth and children in grades K-12
c. Provides formation for the celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
d. Selects catechetical resources (texts, materials, etc.) utilizing Diocesan and parish norms and policies.
e. Recruits catechists and trains them
f. Supports and develops catechists by training and resources.

Requirements:
Full-time
Some travel required
Valid Driver’s license
Must complete Diocesan Safe Environment Program

Compensation
Starting Salary: $33,000 per year
Health insurance: St. Anthony’s pays 90% of employees insurance
403b plan: According to diocesan plan
Vacation and sick days: According to Personnel Policy

Other
Ability to manage and direct the part-time assistant for youth ministry/religious education.
The Youth Ministry and Religious Education components are guides to accomplishing the mission of transforming our youth. This does not limit the Pastor, Associate or delegate from assigning tasks which affect the vision or application of activities.

Apply By 5/15/2015
Applications taken until position is filled
Moving allowance available
Start by July 1, 2015
For those traveling a distance, first interview may be Skyped

Email deacongreg@frontiernet.net to apply. Please include your resume.

Director of Faith Formation

Church of St. Joseph – West St. Paul, MN
Posted March 26, 2015

Click here for the job description.

Application deadline April 19, 2015
Please send resume and Letter of Intent to SEARCHCOMMITTEE@CHURCHOFSTJOSEPH.ORG.
You can also fax an application to 651-451-1272 Attn: Snyder

Faith Formation Positions

Parishes of Sts. Joachim and Anne – Shakopee, MN
Posted March 23, 2015

The Parish of Ss Joachim and Anne of Shakopee has two faith formation positions open for 2015-16. Coordinator for grades K-5 and Coordinator grs. 6-10 / Youth Minister grs. 6-12. If interested send a resume to Julie Bennett, Parish Administrator, Parish of SS Joachim Anne, 2700 17th Ave. E,Shakopee, MN 55379 or fax to: 952-445-0511.

OFFICE SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Partnership for Youth – Bloomington, MN
Posted March 17, 2015
Job Title: Office Support Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Type: Part-time / 20 hours
Salary: (compensation commensurate with qualifications)

Position Summary
The Office Support Coordinator provides vital support to the overall organization to ensure the administrative activities within Partnership for Youth runs smoothly.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
• Assist Executive Director and Event Coordinators
o Screen phone calls
o Manage calendar and appointments
o Meeting prep (prepare agendas, minutes, reports)
o Make travel arrangements
o Develop, maintain, and manage confidential business documents
o From time to time, the Office Support Coordinator may be asked to assist with additional tasks that are outside of the ministry description but fit with the mission of Partnership for Youth.
• Provide support to Event Team Lead members as needed
• Keep all parties appropriately updated on status of assignments and supporting activities

OFFICE SUPPORT
• Answer and respond to phone and or email inquiries
• Open mail and process per internal procedure
• Greeting office visitors and assisting with general office tasks
• Monitor supplies and replenish as needed
• Ensure office equipment is maintained
• Implement and maintain computer applications and data
• Develop and maintain appropriate documentation of business systems, business transactions, and operating procedures
• Ensure sensitive data and documents are handled in accordance with any policy, legal and/or confidentiality requirements

PROGRAM SUPPORT
• Assist in event execution
o Create and update materials (forms, procedures, project plans, training materials, etc.)
o Implement support systems
o Acquire needed supplies
o Assist with execution of marketing campaigns
o Implement improvements/changes identified in previous post-event evaluations
o Support online registration o Collaborate with event constituents (partners, speakers, priests, vendors, team leads, volunteers)
o Update materials and schedule training sessions
o Send ‘Thank You’ notes & gifts and assist in planning of Appreciation Events

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
• Respond to questions and information requests from Customers, Volunteers, Vendors, Partners, etc.

PERSONNEL SUPPORT
• Orient new interns to the office environment, systems and procedures
• Provide work direction to interns The Office Support Coordinator will be directed by the Executive Director for additional tasks to support the overall ministry of Partnership for Youth.

TRAVEL: The Office Support Coordinator will have limited local travel requirements.

HOURS: Core hours for this position will fall within the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the event season hours may fluctuate based on the needs of the event.

QUALIFICATIONS
Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree
• At least two years of experience in an administrative coordination capacity is required Spiritual Gifts and Skill Set
• Must have a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
• A strong composition of many or all of the following spiritual gifts: administration, helps, hospitality, and service
• Superior organizational skills
• Self-motivated, resourceful, detail-oriented, and energetic
• Must be a team player
• Outstanding writing, editing, data entry, and proofreading skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Able to prioritize and handle multiple projects is essential
• Proficient in Microsoft Office and be a quick study on new computer programs
• Ability to lift and carry approximately 40 lbs. Spiritual Development
• Demonstrates a stable, mature Christian walk, reflecting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23)
• Must be a good role model Organization Description Partnership for Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to the coordination and delivery of programs and events for Catholic Youth.

We specialize in large dynamic youth events, bringing together teens from ten states and Canada. Our Mission is to: “Awaken and strengthen young people in their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church by providing Catholic programs”. Our office is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. We offer a collaborative and engaged work environment, where you become part of the large Partnership for Youth family.

Application Instructions
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Amy Cummings, Executive Director, via e-mail. Please address them to amy@partnershipforyouth.org, using your name as the name of your file (i.e., lastnamecover.doc; lastnameresume.doc), and including Office Support Coordinator in the subject line.

Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation

Catholic Parishes of Virginia and Mt. Iron, MN
Posted March 14, 2015

Job Description Description – The director will motivate parishioners to gain a greater understanding of the Catholic faith, deepen their spiritual life, and enable them to preach the Gospel by speaking openly in the world about their relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
– The director will take a leadership role in designing and implementing programs which will enhance our parish vision as beacon of evangelization and faith formation in our communities.
– This position requires holiness of life, vision, energy, commitment, courage and creativity. Successful candidates will be proficient in organizing and teaching, with exceptional leadership and communication skills.

Qualifications
– The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with members of the pastoral and administrative staff, parishioners, volunteers and community leaders is mandatory.
– Flexibility with respect to working evenings and weekends is also required.
– An ability to creatively use technology and computer skills is very important.
– The candidate must be an active, practicing Roman Catholic. Purpose
– Develop, implement, and direct curricula and opportunities for the spiritual and intellectual formation of parishioners at the Catholic parishes of Virginia and Mt. Iron, from those who are taking their first steps toward a relationship with Christ and the Church, to those who are mature disciples of the Lord ready to bring the Good News of Christ and the Church to others.
– The key goals of this position are to foster inner conversion among the faithful, to teach the truths of the Catholic faith, and to develop a community that sustains the practice of the faith, so that our parishioners are formed to evangelize and be authentic disciples of the Lord.

Responsibilities
– Collaborate with the pastor and staff in implementing a vision for evangelization and faith formation.
– Directly responsible for adult education opportunities and RCIA.
– Plans, develops and implements a comprehensive short and long term program to reach the uncatechized, the fallen away, and the unchurched.
– Recruits, trains, motivates and directs faith formation and evangelization volunteers.
– Develops and administers the budget for faith formation and evangelization in collaboration with the pastor, business manager and finance council.
– Promotes active parishioner engagement in parish life and researches and implements ways to motivate inactive parishioners.
– Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required for this ministry through reading, research, and participation in pertinent workshops, classes and conventions.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

Academic Qualifications
– Undergraduate degree in Theology or Education
– Graduate coursework in related ministers not mandatory but helpful
– Experience working in a Catholic environment in Faith Formation and Evangelization

Position Details
– Exempt
– Full Time
– Salaried position with benefits
– Flexible schedule that includes weekend and evening hours.
– Reports to pastor.

If interested in applying please contact NET alumnus Fr. Brandon Moravitz directly by May 1, 2015. Fr. Brandon Moravitz, 306 South 2nd Street, Virginia, MN 55792 (218) 741-6344 fr.brandon@mediacombb.net

New Mexico

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish – Rio Rancho, NM
Posted April 21, 2015

POSITION: Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (full-time, exempt)

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Rio Rancho, New Mexico seeks a motivated and orthodox leader to direct its youth ministry and young adult programs. We need a visionary to expand our existing programs and initiate new forms of outreach and evangelization. The successful candidate must have a charismatic and confident personality and a strong character.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries develops, maintains and administers programs for high school youth (grades 9-12) and young adults. This includes recruiting, training, coordinating, developing and evaluating adult and youth volunteers. The Director must be well-formed in the theology and spirituality of the Catholic faith and be passionate about and adept at sharing his/her faith with others. The Director must have a lifestyle reflective of a mature personal spiritual life that is grounded in prayer, frequent reception of the sacraments and personal moral behavior that serves as a strong example to the teens. Specific responsibilities include:
– Develop, oversee, implement and evaluate age-appropriate curriculum for high school youth (grades 9-12) and young adults: religious education, sacramental preparation classes, Bible studies, service projects, outreach, and other spiritual/social activities for high school youth
– Perform campus outreach and support extracurricular activities of high school youth
– Communicate with teens and parents regarding high school program curriculum, trips, expectations, etc.
– Market and promote programs to entice participation by those not already involved
– Coordinate, recruit, screen/interview, train, support and evaluate volunteers/core team
– Work collaboratively with appropriate staff/volunteers to bridge programs (middle school to high school, confirmation preparation to junior core, etc.)
– Plan and oversee the Youth Ministry budget
– Maintain records of students and volunteers including records of sacraments, registration and attendance.
– Perform general secretarial skills necessary to run the youth office effectively (receiving and returning phone messages/emails in a timely manner).

QUALIFICATIONS:
– Bachelor’s degree preferred (e.g. theology, religious education, business administration, psychology or related field)
– 2-3 years of Youth Ministry experience (includes comparable volunteer work)
– Enthusiastic and passionately practicing Catholic completely faithful to the Magisterium of the Church
– Competent with Microsoft Office and fluent in the use of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
– Knowledge of adolescent development, personal and spiritual, and youth culture
– Demonstrated ability to evangelize and train others to do so
– Ability to work well with high school youth, parents, staff, volunteers and supervisors/directors.
– Organizational skills including time management, delegation, planning, and budgeting.
– Initiative, creativity, sensitivity to the needs of others, sound judgment regarding individual and program needs
– Prudent and discrete with sensitive/personal information and situations
– Ability to multitask and work independently with minimal supervision and frequent interruptions

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
St. Thomas Aquinas is a parish of over 5,000 families located in the sunny Southwest, in the city of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a close neighbor of Albuquerque. As the largest Catholic Church in the state and in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, the parish has grown tremendously over the years. In 1996 the parish built a Perpetual Adoration Chapel, a couple years later it established two missions, and a few years later it started the first K-8 parochial school in the Archdiocese in nearly 40 years.

The parish’s mission is to seek the greater honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls, by teaching, sanctifying, and shepherding the faithful with dynamic orthodoxy, – that is, a Spirit-filled faithfulness to Jesus Christ, to His Gospel, and His Church.
The pastor and the parish have a strong emphasis on the youth with a Teen Mass every Sunday, an active Life Teen program, and even a Life House to host activities for the youth! Today, the parish is in the exciting process of completely rebuilding the parish complex to serve the existing and future needs of its parishioners.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit resume, letter of intent and a list of at least three references to the Hiring Committee at Deacon.Dave@stanm.org or mail to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Hiring Committee, 1502 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124. Interested applicants should submit their resume no later than May 10th, 2015 as we are hoping to hire some time in June for a July 1st start date.

Complete job description is available at www.stanm.org. Compensation includes salary between $30k and $45k annually (negotiable and commensurate with education and experience) and benefits (medical, dental, vision, and retirement).

Ohio

JOB OPENING: Catholic Elementary School Music Teacher and Parish Music Director

Notre Dame Elementary School: St. Mary and Holy Redeemer Churches – Portsmouth, OH
Posted March 17, 2015

Responsibilities:
a) Teach pre-school through 6th grade music (one weekly class per grade)
b) Lead school choir program and coordinate music for school Masses
c) Lead adult choir at one parish, start and lead combined youth choir for two parishes
d) Coordinate weddings, funerals, and weekend and Holy Day Masses

Qualifications:
a) Appropriate licensure/certification as required by the grade levels taught
b) Bachelor’s degree in music or education preferred
c) Proficiency in at least 2 of 3 instruments: organ, piano, guitar
*d) Excited about teaching the Church’s tradition of sacred music and engaging in the New Evangelization

Compensation:
Type: Salaried with Benefits

Additional Information Location:
Notre Dame Elementary School, Holy Redeemer and St. Mary Churches

County: Scioto, OH

Employment: Full Time

To Apply Instructions: Please submit employment letter of interest and resume to: Brad Tindall, Facilities Manager 1325 Gallia Street Portsmouth, OH 45662 Or submit by email to: brad@portsmouthcatholic.org Please apply by Friday, May 1, 2015.

MissionCorps Member

Maggie’s Place
Posted March 5, 2015
Maggie’s Place provides houses of hospitality and ongoing support to help pregnant and parenting women in need reach their goals, and welcomes them into a community filled with love and dignity. Following Catholic social teaching, we recognize that we are responsible to and for one another. This foundation is at the core of implementing our mission and running our homes. Maggie’s Place is seeking women who are willing to sacrifice a year of their lives to the service of our mothers and their children. Full-time, live-in volunteers called MissionCorps members provide non-professional case management to the moms by helping them set personal goals, providing emotional support, accountability, helping them learn about life skills such as budgeting, community resources, transitional housing and child care programs. Maggie’s Place operates three homes in the Greater Phoenix, AZ area, as well as one in Cleveland, OH. We are seeking applicants interested in applying for a year commitment starting in July or August of 2015. For more information on the application process, please contact Amanda Ayala, Director of MissionCorps at missioncorps@maggiesplace.org.

Texas

Coordinator for Youth Ministry

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church – North Richland Hills, TX
Posted April 23, 2015

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church is seeking a Coordinator for Youth Ministry (CYM). The CYM developes and coordinates programs which energize, encourage and evangelize our young church. This ministry is essential to the life of the church as it shares in the awakening of the presence of Christ in the lives of the young and makes disciples that actively participate in the life and mission of the church. The CYM is responsible for coordination of all youth programs, including Middle and High School Catechesis and Sacrament Preparation which employs best practices in youth ministry and supports the tenets outlined in Renewing the Vision. As a model of faith and representative of the Roman Catholic Church the CYM must be a faithful and practicing Catholic in good standing. He/she should demonstrate a love for the particular needs of young people and be an example to them of an individual who lives and models a morally good life. A degree in Religious Education or equivalent is required and certification in Youth Ministry Studies is highly preferred. This is a full time position and Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is a must. Salary is commensurate with related ministry experience. Interested parties please send resumes to Byanka Peffers at bpeffers@sjtanrh.com or by mail to 7341 Glenview Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180-8388. Resumes will be accepted until May 15, 2015.

Virginia

Director of Evangelization and Catechesis

St. Benedict Catholic Church – Richmond, VA
Posted April 2, 2015

Closing date for receipt of application: April 20, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

St. Benedict Catholic Church seeks a full-time Director of Evangelization and Catechesis to begin in June 2015. The parish is a traditional, youthful, vibrant and growing community (650 families) located in the Museum District of Richmond, and is committed to living the Catholic faith in its integrity. The Director of Evangelization and Catechesis works with the pastor to educate all parishioners in the Catholic faith-children, youth, young adults and adults-and prepares them to receive the sacraments. In addition, the Director oversees a comprehensive and integrated ministry to young people. The Director also maintains a good relationship with St. Benedict School in order to recruit students and catechists for religious education and youth ministry.

Applicant must:
Communicate well both orally and in writing
Adeptly use standard office and communications equipment, software, and applications
Teach effectively, including the articulation of theological concepts
Handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and delegate responsibility as necessary
Manage conflict appropriately
Inspire conversion and spiritual growth in others
Relate well to young people

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Theology or a closely related field, or be working toward such a degree, certified in youth ministry and have a minimum of 3 years experience as a catechist or youth minister. The successful candidate will be a Catholic in good standing.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest to Rev. Fr. Anthony E. Marques, Pastor, with a resume, and a Diocesan Application to: ehanson@saintbenedictparish.org.

You may request a full position description by emailing Elizabeth Hanson (ehanson@saintbenedictparish.org).

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Campaign Director

Lynch Development Associates
Posted March 17, 2015
Lynch Development Associates (LDA) specializes in assisting non-profit organizations – dioceses, parishes, schools and other entities with their long and short-term development needs. For over 20 years, LDA has been blessed with the opportunity to serve hundreds of institutions throughout the United States, helping them build a brighter future for their communities.

Campaign Director Position: The campaign director position provides an exciting full time opportunity to work with religious non-profit organizations in meeting their capital fundraising needs. The Campaign Director works directly with the church, school or diocese in order to meet the needs of the project. The director should be interested in working with diverse groups, meeting new people, and possess leadership skills. ***Strong bilingual skills in Spanish are a plus***

– $40,000 base salary with $50,000 first year potential.
– Car and Mobile Phone Reimbursement
– Travel Reimbursement
– Healthcare Plan
– Employer Contribution Retirement Plan

Qualifications:
– Bachelors Degree
– Strong Organizational Skills
– Strong Computer Skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
– Public Speaking skills are a plus – Interpersonal Skills
– Leadership and Management
– Willingness to Travel

Locations: Northeast, Southeast and Midwest Regions We welcome you to visit our website and to view our welcome video at www.lynchdevelopment.com. Interested applicants should forward their resumes to info@lynchdevelopment.com.

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