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Executive Director Ministry/Development
CARITAS For Children, Inc. (and Catholic Outreach)

Every day, we hear about people in need around the world, yet we struggle to find a tangible way to personally make a difference. Through CARITAS FOR CHILDREN we’ve found a way. And for those who join us, it’s a way flowing with joy and purpose.

CARITAS For Children is a Global Ministry looking for a passionate and dynamic Executive Director of Ministry/Development. We are a Catholic Lay Apostolate recognized as a Private Juridic Person within the Archdiocese of Chicago dedicated to developing relationships globally while impacting faith locally. At its core, CARITAS For Children provides financial assistance for the health, education, and general welfare of orphaned and disadvantaged children. This is done in partnership as part of the laity of the local Catholic Church and/ or Catholic religious communities throughout the world. CARITAS brings a future and hope to children who have been born into a cycle of extreme poverty while creating a Christ centered encounter with (caritas-loving) supporters.

The person filling this position will be Christ-centered, enthusiastic, an effective communicator in writing and speaking, a servant who disciples and teaches other Christians, and could be an experienced Catholic missionary religious or clergy. The most successful individual to build this position will never feel like it’s work, instead, you will feel like it’s your personal mission to serve God. If you have a natural and heart-felt charism for human communication, you will very easily help us grow awareness of this special caritas-love among our existing and prospective sponsors and caritas-loving families. This will lead you to easily help us grow our network of Communities of Caritas. This is more than just a job, it is truly a ministry of love and sharing with others. As you consider and pray about exploring this work consider this:

As our Director of Ministry Development, you will be responsible for expanding CARITAS For Children as a Catholic Lay Apostolate recognized by the Catholic Church and operating as an ever expanding resource for The New Evangelization. A deep, personal motivation and commitment to the virtues of the CARITAS ministry is essential. Your guiding light can be found at: 1 John 13:34-35.

  • You will use your dynamic personality to touch thousands of families through our volunteers, parishes, and sponsor families. Our evangelizing work collectively creates a deep understanding of God’s love for us, leading to the creation of the most heart-felt relationships possible with a child of God and our sponsors…globally.
  • You will be giving real hope and a future to thousands of children worldwide. This will make a lasting difference in their lives as well as to all those who they in turn will touch with their love showing a true and loving mercy through direct relationships with our sponsors.
  • You will grow Catholic faith-based relationships to better engage individuals and families with their parishes thereby implementing and expanding through your New Evangelization work.
  • You will work with the Executive Director of Caritas along with our developing team using your excellent talent, energy and knowledge to build, reinforce, and expand awareness of our ministry regionally and throughout the country. There are substantial plans for growing our Caritas-outreach which will require your help in a number of areas including: (most especially) fundraising, introducing people to CARITAS and into a Christ-Centered mission encounter, going around the country in person, digitally, and through the use of social media as well as other forms of data-based methods, to reach tens of thousands of people with a message you will develop and “preach” using all of our latest technology. You will create Communities of Caritas throughout the US and beyond.
  • You will raise awareness about CARITAS For Children and establish special relationships with Catholic communities of faith and Institutes, including Archdiocesan, Diocesan, parishes, schools, universities, retirement homes and others where individuals and families come to learn about God and live their lives.
  • You will represent CARITAS at all levels of local church leadership and should have a good working knowledge of the institutional Church.
  • You will serve the needs of all age groups with a good amount of special emphasis on young-adults, creating international long- and short-term mission trips, and you will be helping to form intentional disciples who will help us with their ever-expanding collaboration.
  • You will grow and equip domestic and international volunteers and trainers of volunteers as Advocates for Caritas.
Contact Information:

If this opportunity is of interest for you, please send a cover letter, resume and any other documents you wish to share, all in strict confidence. Please attach and email these to Christopher T. Hoar at cthoar@caritas.us. With gratitude for your time and interest.

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University (STU) seeks a President who will embrace STU’s vision to be recognized as a leading Catholic University, distinguished by its innovative curriculum, core values reflecting its Catholic intellectual and spiritual tradition, and vibrancy in its Miami location. The core values of Catholic Identity, Global Diversity, Student Success, and Leadership Development are key to the identity of STU as a whole. In addition, the theme of creating Leaders for Life implies the transformational nature of the university’s work.

St. Thomas University traces its roots back to the Universidad de Santo Tomas de Villanueva, founded in 1946 in Havana, Cuba, by American Augustinians. In 1961, the university was established in Miami on an expansive 130-acre campus.

The University is divided into six colleges that together offer 35 undergraduate majors, 27 graduate majors, five doctoral programs and two professional programs in Nursing and Law. Total enrollment is 6,357 students, including dual-enrolled high school students. STU carries out an impressive program of research over a wide variety of disciplines. In particular, the University is a leader in the fields of Business, Law, Human Rights, Communication Arts, Criminal Justice, Sports Administration/ Management, Cyber Security, Law, and Education. The University is establishing an Honors College and guaranteed internship opportunities, and has expanded research opportunities in Life and Health Sciences. Community based engaged scholarship programs exist within many courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  More information about the university may be found at:  www.stu.edu.

Rev. Msgr. Franklyn Casale, who retires in 2018, has led St. Thomas University with distinction for nearly a quarter of a century. In its over 70-year history, the University has been blessed with consistent and inspired leadership by Roman Catholic priests. The new President, while not required to be a religious, will clearly understand and work to enhance the interconnected values of higher education and the Roman Catholic Church. The new President will benefit from a strong working relationship with the University’s dedicated faculty, a highly motivated Board of Trustees, and STU’s Juridic Sponsor the Archbishop of Miami.  

St.Thomas University’s next President will be a passionate believer in the power of education to build better futures, elevate communities and improve the quality of life through the implementation of high academic standards and practices. The new president also needs to possess the personal characteristics necessary to be an effective spokesperson and fundraiser for St. Thomas University; a track record of successful philanthropic fundraising will be an advantage.

While leadership experience, specifically in higher education, is preferred rather than required, candidates with a personal experience with undergraduate, graduate and professional education will be decidedly advantaged, including those with a personal history of teaching, scholarly research and faculty governance. Importantly, the President will have the experience to excel in such areas as strategic planning, budgeting and financial management.  Also, it will be beneficial for the new President to have a deep knowledge of student enrollment trends and tuition discounting, and its impact on the institution’s budget.

Contact Information:

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 28, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidates. These materials should be sent electronically to St. Thomas University’s consultants Lucy Leske and Veena Abraham, J.D. at PresidentSTU@wittkieffer.com

St. Thomas University is an equal opportunity/e-verify employer.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota


Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota invites inquiries, nominations and applications for its 15th president, expected to begin June 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

Founded in 1912, Saint Mary’s is a Lasallian Catholic University offering undergraduate, bachelor’s completion, master’s and doctoral degrees. The University enrolls nearly 6,000 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis with programs offered in Rochester, other locations in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as online. The undergraduate college offers more than 60 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs. For more information about the institution, please visit http://www.smumn.edu/

Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s proudly awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership, striving to transform society one learner at a time. The University is a nationally-ranked, transformational, and innovative university with a global footprint. Its graduates gain the advanced knowledge, skills, and critical-thinking abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, successful workers, good neighbors, and ethical citizens who ensure Saint Mary’s standing as a well-known, top-tier national university that prepares tomorrow’s leaders.

The next president is expected to be an authentic servant leader, to lead and manage a complex, multi-campus enterprise, to be approachable and present to multiple constituencies on campuses and in their respective communities, to engage benefactors throughout the country, and to embrace with enthusiasm a rigorous schedule of activities. Therefore, the appointee must have successful leadership experiences demonstrating high energy. Saint Mary’s also expects its next president to be a Catholic who will be passionate about the University’s Lasallian identity, and who will embody, model, and foster Lasallian values and principles. The full profile (link below) contains the leadership agenda, expectations and highly valued qualifications.

Procedures for Nomination and Application The Board of Trustees has determined that a confidential process is critical to ensure the widest possible range of candidates. This confidential search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. To view the full profile, as well as procedures for nomination and application, please visit http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/SMUProfile.pdf

The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by Sunday, February 25, 2018, can be assured full consideration. Candidacy will remain confidential from application through appointment. Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with Senior Consultants Richard B. Artman (rba@academic-search.com) or Andrea Warren Hamos (awh@academic-search.com).

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota adheres to the principle that all persons have equal opportunity and access to admissions, employment, facilities, and all programs and activities of the university, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, or status with regard to public assistance.

JOB TYPE:  Executive

Contact Information:

Senior Consultants Richard B. Artman (rba@academic-search.com) or Andrea Warren Hamos (awh@academic-search.com).

Director of Communications
Diocese of Pueblo

The Diocese of Pueblo Chancery Office is seeking a Director of Communications. This is a full-time position that will support the pastoral ministry of the Bishop utilizing both traditional and new media, to broaden visibility of diocesan ministries, and the mission of the local Church.

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of internal and external communications strategies and plans. This includes outreach to the public through media relations and messaging to effectively convey and support the pastoral and administrative priorities of the Office of the Bishop, the mission of the diocese, and the teachings of the Church.

For a complete job description visit www.dioceseofpueblo.org.

Mission: Catholics of Southern Colorado: Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ, evangelizing a diversity of cultures by proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the Sacraments, and promoting Justice and Charity, in service to the people entrusted to our care.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees who work 30+ hours a week.
-Medical, Dental and Vision Package
-Employee directed 403(b) plan
-Vacation time
-Sick time

Contact Information:

To apply send an application and letter of interest to jdeyoung@dioceseofpueblo.org or Diocese of Pueblo Human Resources Office 101 N.Greenwood Street Pueblo, CO 81003

Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Lincoln

Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Lincoln

Job Summary:

The Superintendent of Catholic Schools works with the Bishop of Lincoln and Vicar for Education to provide vision, leadership, and direction for the mission and operations of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Lincoln.

The Superintendent oversees the Diocesan Education Office, develops policy recommendations to assist the bishop in governing the operations of Catholic schools, and supports school administrators in the exercise of their duties.

The Superintendent leads initiatives to assess the ministry of Catholic education in the Diocese of Lincoln, and to plan for continued success and growth of Catholics schools in the Diocese of Lincoln.

The Superintendent oversees school curricula, provides opportunities for continuing formation and leadership development for Catholic School leaders, assists in the recruitment and hiring of school leadership staff, serves as a liaison with public entities and community stakeholders, promotes effective communications within and about Catholic schools, and encourages and facilitates faithful Catholic formation of students and staff.

Position Qualifications:

Education: Advanced Degree in Education
*Accepted by the Nebraska Department of Education with partial requirements for Superintendent Endorsement

Experience: Applied Leadership managing & supervising at an organizational level with budget oversite and resource accountability for talent selection & development
*Preferred career track includes teaching and administrative roles in Education

Personal Characteristics:
Values: A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, Life Centered on Christ, Strong Catholic foundation, Christian Beliefs

Mission: Clear purpose that aligns to Diocesan vision for Catholic Education

About the Diocese of Lincoln:
The Diocese serves Catholics in Southern and Central Nebraska south of the Platte River. The diocese is is comprised of 134 parishes, 6 high schools and 26 elementary schools. The Mission of the Catholic School System of the Diocese of Lincoln is to form students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically, in partnership with parents, and in harmony with the specific gifts given by God to each student. In order to fulfill this mission, these schools are committed to integrating the best programs and means of education with Catholic faith and moral values. Our schools have been blessed with a strong Catholic identity and a rich priestly presence.

Contact Information:

Contact Information & Applicant Instructions

Please visit the website for the diocese of Lincoln for application information at http://www.lincolndiocese.org/school-employment. Applications are due by January 26, 2018.

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