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Director of Formational Ministries
Saint Pius X Catholic Church

Director of Formational Ministries, Saint Pius the Tenth Catholic Church, Greensboro, NC

A growing, vibrant 1800-family parish, www.stpiusxnc.com, located between Charlotte and Raleigh in the Piedmont of North Carolina, seeks a Director of Formational Ministries with a heart for evangelization and catechesis and a desire to lead people toward intentional discipleship. Responsibilities include a faith formation program for pre-K to adult, sacramental preparation for Baptism and Eucharist, as well as RCIA for adults and children, marriage preparation, stewardship education, VBS, adult Bible study, and special needs education for children. The candidate must possess excellent planning, organizational, collaborative, communication, and computer skills; demonstrate a creative vision, be very comfortable speaking publicly, and work well with the pastoral staff to build a team of good stewards to achieve our parish goals. Must be an active Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church, be in compliance with all safe environment protocols and able to pass all diocesan-mandated background checks. A graduate degree in theology, religious education or related areas with a minimum of two years’ experience in parish ministry is preferred. This full time, salaried professional role provides a competitive salary and benefits package. Some evening and weekend hours are expected. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please send cover letter, resume and references to SPX DFM Search Committee, PO Box 13588, Greensboro, NC 27415-3588.

Contact Information:

PO Box 13588 Greensboro, NC 27415 or email pkspivey@charlottediocese.org

Superintendent
Marian Central Catholic High School

The Diocese of Rockford invites nominations and applications for the position of Superintendent of Marian Central Catholic High School, a Roman Catholic High School located in Woodstock, Illinois. Under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rockford, it is supported by all 17 Parishes in McHenry County. This position reports to the Superintendent of Schools of the Diocese of Rockford with a dual report to the Council of Administration (Board).

The Superintendent of Marian Central Catholic High School is a dynamic Catholic administrator, public spokesperson, and leader who provides the highest possible culture for student engagement and success. Under the auspices of the Diocese of Rockford, this leader will carry out policies, programs and processes that advance the financial, educational and co-curricular goals and objectives of the Diocese and the School. The Superintendent shall delegate (with oversight) the academic and co-curricular management to the Principal, and have direct responsibility for the financial management, admissions, advancement/development, marketing and public relations programs of the School.

A master’s degree is required with a preference for a degree or emphasis in education and finance. The successful candidate for this position will be a person of high integrity with a passion for Catholic education and must be a practicing and active Catholic in good standing. This leader will exhibit an understanding of the various facets of Catholic education and must model the Faith in the School and community. The Superintendent must be capable of dynamic strategic leadership and planning. He or she will be a good listener, and will be people-oriented, collaborative, diplomatic, and capable of maximizing available resources. He/she will foster strong relationships with Parish Priests and Parishes for the betterment of the School. For more information about this position, including the detailed job description, please go here:

http://www.gonsergerber.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Marian-Central-Catholic-HS-Superintendent-Job-Announcement.pdf

Contact Information:

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Robert Driver, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; rdriver@gonsergerber.com. To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and five (5) professional references. References will not be contacted until later in the search process.

Director of Faith Community Relations
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and CSRA

Rev. Edgar J Helms who founded Goodwill Industries in 1902  had a passion to help people build a pathway out of poverty to “abundant living.”     Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia (www.goodwillworks.org) seeks an extremely talented leader to develop strong partnerships with churches and other faith communities, facilitating and leveraging resources  to increase the quality and quantity of “hand up” services offered by Goodwill and Helms College,  (www.helms.edu).

                Other key responsibilities include volunteer program management, leadership over fundraising events and other development initiatives, plus coordination of chapel and pastoral counseling/employee/student personal growth services.

REQUIREMENTS:

Extensive fundraising experience including event management; superior volunteer program management skills, vibrant prayer life, Christo-centric ecumenical disposition and deep love for the Church.  Master Degree preferred.

Contact Information:

Please submit resume to Cathy O’Tyson at cotyson@goodwillworks.org

Chaplain
Hanna Boys Center

General Summary: The Chaplin oversees all chapel events and provides spiritual direction and pastoral counseling for Hanna Boys Center.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Follow HBC policies and procedures at all times.
• Respect and adhere to HBC catholic moral values and works toward advancing the core spiritual value of the Center.
• Provides spiritual direction and pastoral counseling to the students and staff of the Center.
• Acts as a positive adult role model in all areas by demonstrating and developing positive interactive relationships with all students and staff.
• Communicates with individuals at all levels of the Center and with external community contacts in an articulate, transparent and professional manner while maintaining the proper confidentiality as required under the Seal of the Confessional.
• Supervise and/or preside at all chapel events such as Mass, devotions, confession, baptisms, marriages, funerals etc.
• In conjunction with the Director of Pastoral Care trains and schedules altar servers, lectors and other ministers who serve on the altar.
• In conjunction with the Director of Pastoral Care organizes and supervise retreats and mediation groups.
• Work with the Admissions department to interview applicants to the Center to ascertain faith identity and commitment of students.
• Available for emergency situations as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ordained Catholic Priest in good standing is a mandatory requirement.
• Prior professional experience providing spiritual guidance and working in an ecumenical setting is required.
• A clear commitment to the mission of the Center.
• Excellent oral and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Hanna Boys Center community.

Comments:
Salary and vacation is negotiable; housing is provided; a car is available. Please submit cover letter, resume, appropriate proof of Ordination and 3 letters of reference. 

Contact Information:

Please submit resume, cover letter and 3 letters of reference to:
Hanna Boys Center
17000 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476
Attn: Lorraine Hines

Campus Chaplain
Saint Benedict Institute

We are seeking a priest chaplain to help establish and build the Catholic campus ministry at Hope College.  On average, twenty percent of the students at Hope College are Catholic, roughly 650 students.  Of these 650, we estimate that about 85% do not attend Mass—this is confirmed by the national average (Pew Research) and our own observations.  The priest chaplain will be responsible for building a credible Catholic witness on Hope’s campus, one which strengthens the faithful Catholic students, draws in the lapsed Catholics, and embraces the non-Catholic students in ecumenical friendship. This priest would be responsible for forming Catholic students as faithful Catholic witnesses in an ecumenical environment and would work closely with the local Catholic parish and Hope College’s Protestant campus ministers to deepen the commitment of all students to the faith we hold in common.  The Catholic chaplain would work to foster a Catholic spiritual rhythm that works in harmony with the ecumenical character of Hope College.  Start date would be August 1, 2017

RESPONSIBILITIES    

  • Celebrate daily and weekend Mass, train altar servers, and cultivate a love of reverent liturgy
  • Encourage and offer regular Confession
  • Provide opportunities for Eucharistic Adoration
  • Lead Bible studies and Catholic devotions (e.g., rosary, Divine Office, processions, etc.)
  • Lead the Vocation Discernment Program, including weekly prayer and direction
  • Offer spiritual direction and informal counseling to students
  • Foster a sense of Catholic community
  • Bear robust witness to the joy of being Catholic and the beauty of Catholic traditions
  • Engage in formal and informal ecumenical dialogue on campus and in the community
  • Train students to engage in peer-to-peer ministry
  • Organize service opportunities
  • Supervise lay Catholic volunteers and missionaries (e.g., FOCUS)
  • Participate in and bless Saint Benedict Institute events
  • Collaborate with Catholic priests at St. Francis de Sales Church
  • Partner with Hope College’s Campus Ministry to coordinate efforts
  • Preach occasionally at Hope College’s chapel services
  • Partner in Saint Benedict Institute fundraising initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Catholic priest in good standing
  • A pastoral vision guided by Evangelii Gaudium
  • A theological vision that accords with Ex Corde Ecclesiae
  • A deep love of Scripture and fluency in it (see Verbum Domini)
  • Solid understanding of faith development and the spiritual needs of emerging adults
  • Experience working in ecumenical environments and a commitment to the receptive ecumenism St. John Paul II articulates in Ut Unum Sint
  • Ability to preach well and connect to large and small audiences
  • Ability to present the faith in a winsome and irenic manner
  • Fluency in Spanish, while not required, is a bonus
Contact Information:

Applications received by March 1, 2017 will be assured of full consideration. Please send all materials to the Executive Director, Dr. Jared Ortiz, at jared.ortiz@saintbenedictinstitute.org.  Please provide:

  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a list of three references with contact information (one reference should be a superior; another should be a student or parishioner you have worked with),
  • a list of the five most important books you’ve read with a brief explanation of why,
  • an answer to the following:

In light of the mission of the Saint Benedict Institute and the unique ecumenical environment of Hope College, how would you help build a Catholic culture that ministers to a community with a wide range of faith commitments? (Please answer in 500 +/- words.)

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