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Director of the office of Evangelization and Catechesis
The Diocese of Austin
The Bishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church (the diocese) entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ's mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.
Each position employed in the Diocese of Austin helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Bishop in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the church.
The Director of the office of Evangelization and Catechesis is responsible for the overall coordination, direction and management of the office of Evangelization and Catechesis. The position reports to the Secretariat for Formation and Spirituality and operates under general supervision with wide latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative.
Essential Job Duties:
- Plan, develop, implement and schedule goals and long-range plans for Evangelization and Catechesis.
- Implement, schedule and assess programs and diocesan catechetical needs for adults and children.
- Keep the diocesan Church mindful of its mission to evangelize.
- Develop and maintain a diocesan curriculum guide based on the General Directory for Catechesis, The National Directory for Catechesis, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other pertinent Church documents.
- Responsible for budget development, implementation and monitoring.
- Oversee catechetical certification program for parishes and Catholic schools.
- Provide advice and guidance to the Bishop on Religious Education matters.
- Confer as appropriate with local, diocesan, regional and national groups concerning Evangelization and Catechetical programs and recommendations for improvement.
- Monitor, review and recommend changes to Evangelization and Catechesis policies and procedures.
- Responsible for planning, implementing and assessing programs for sacramental preparation and RCIA, in collaboration with the Office of Worship and the Office of Youth Young Adult and Campus Ministry.
- Provide resources for training parish catechists and Catholic school religion teachers.
- Design and implement workshops, seminars, conferences as well as on-line courses and resources.
- Provide workshops and resources that meet the needs of persons with disabilities.
- Provide access to catechetical resources including text book and instructional aids that have been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church oversight committee.
- Use effective and appropriate supervision and management techniques to maximize employee morale and effectiveness.
- Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to parishes, diocesan staff and others.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the Catholic teachings and structure of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Knowledge of theology and liturgical terms, language and usage.
- Knowledge of ministry of catechesis; child, adolescent, and adult faith and intellectual development; education for Catholic schools.
- Ability to plan and present workshops and retreats.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing, clearly and accurately, complex and/or technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
- Ability to be proactive in communication resources and new developments in the field.
- Ability to perform in a pastorally sensitive manner; able to inspire others to leadership.
- Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs including Microsoft Suite.
- Ability to work effectively with others (staff, clergy, religious and laity).
- Ability to provide excellent service to faithful.
- Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
- Ability to proficiently communicate in English and Spanish (conversing, writing, and reading) preferred.
Education and Trainings:
- Master's Degree in theology from an accredited American Catholic university or equivalent in a foreign country.
- 3 (three) years of full time wage earning experience or equivalent as a volunteer in a leadership role, which must have included focus on overseeing and evaluating a Religious Education and Formation program.
- Bilingual English-Spanish (proficient in conversing, reading, and writing) preferred.
- Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.
- Valid Texas driver's license.
- Must be certified in the Diocese of Austin Safe Environment Program (EIM) within 60 days of employment, and maintain certification throughout the employment period.
Madonna University seeks an innovative, energetic and dynamic educational leader to serve as its next President. Located in Livonia, Michigan, Madonna University is an independent, coeducational, Catholic, liberal arts university sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America. The University requires a President who will further build the academic profile and quality reputation of the institution, facilitate student and faculty recruitment, develop and nurture a senior administrative staff, and strengthen and increase fundraising and financial stability. It is anticipated that the new President will assume office on July 1, 2015.
Founded in 1937, Madonna University offers a strong general education curriculum integrated with liberal arts and career-oriented majors, including programs leading to doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and certificates. Through growth and development, the institution has become one of the nation’s largest Franciscan universities with a combined undergraduate and graduate student body of 4,428.
Candidates must be committed, active, practicing members of the Roman Catholic faith; hold a terminal degree; Ph.D. preferred; and have demonstrated significant and successful administrative experience preferably at a university or college. For a full description of the qualifications and experiences sought as well as information about the institution and the opportunity, please visit www.academic-search.com/data/files/madonnapresidentialprofile.pdf. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 21, 2014.
Archangel Communication Inc., located in beautiful Fairhope, AL., is beginning a search for the replacement of its radio station manager. This leadership position reports to the Board of Directors and is the key manager of daily operations. Candidates should possess a college degree and several years of responsible management experience. Responsibilities will include executing the mission of the organization through spiritual emphasis in providing leadership with resource development, programming, financial management, volunteer recruitment, and staff supervision.
McQuaid Jesuit High School
The Principal is the educational leader of the school, responsible for the administration, operation and educational development of the academic, co-curricular and formational programs of the school. The Principal works closely with the President, the faculty, staff, students, and parents to develop a strong community of faith, a school with excellent academic achievement, counseling and guidance services, athletics and extra- curricular activities. The Principal oversees the coordination of the administrative staff to whom the actual operation of the school is delegated. The Principal provides day-to-day leadership focusing and executing the mission and vision of McQuaid Jesuit with recognized integrity, energy and balance. The Principal acts in the place of the President when the President is absent.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supports, promotes and implements the principles of Jesuit education as set forth in Jesuit secondary school guidelines in order to maintain the essential Ignatian character of the school.
Under the leadership of the President, works together as a team with the Dean of Academics, Dean of Students, Dean of the Middle School, Director of Campus Ministry, Director of Athletics, Director of Guidance and other school administrators to ensure the effective operation of the school.
Recruits, interviews, recommends, supervises and evaluates faculty.
Works with Director of Technology and school leadership in developing short and long term technology plans.
Directs faculty development and curriculum planning, working with the department chairs. Oversees scheduling procedures and teacher course assignments.
In consultation with appropriate school staff, assists in the preparation of the annual budget for the school and monitors budgets for consistency with school goals, educational priorities and good practice.
Serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.
Tenure Track Position in Systematic Theology
University of Dallas
The Department of Theology at the University of Dallas invites applications for a tenure-track position in systematic theology, which begins in the fall of 2015. The University of Dallas is a Catholic liberal arts institution dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue as the primary ends of education. The position requires a doctorate in sacred theology. The doctorate should be in hand by no later than August of 2015. Rank open.
The successful candidate will be strong in systematic theology, but also be able to teach in other areas, such as sacraments and liturgy, the history of Christian doctrine, or moral theology. Some teaching experience is desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses in our Core curriculum (Understanding the Bible and Western Theological tradition), as well as undergraduate and graduate courses.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University (SCU), a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, is entering an ambitious period of growth and expansion and has developed a bold new vision and integrated strategic plan, Santa Clara 2020. The University is launching new interdisciplinary initiatives, promoting technology-enhanced teaching methods and building facilities that respond to the changing landscape of higher education, our increasingly technological society, and an innovative approach to liberal arts education.
The search committee invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Santa Clara seeks a visionary and creative academic leader with a distinguished reputation as a teaching scholar and a commitment to advancing the University's mission that is dedicated to academic excellence, social justice, and educating the whole person.
Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College, SCU is California's oldest operating institution of higher learning. The University offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, SCU demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.
The College of Arts and Sciences, in which 3,140 undergraduate students are pursuing majors, has nearly 350 faculty members, and approximately 130 full- and part-time staff. It is the largest academic unit and represents the academic core of the University. The College's 24 departments and academic programs offer more than 35 undergraduate degree programs. All undergraduates at the University are provided a common educational experience through the Core Curriculum, whose courses are predominantly offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. More information about Santa Clara University and the College of Arts and Sciences can be found on its website at http://www.scu.edu/cas/.
The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the College and reports to the Provost. The next Dean will provide overall academic, administrative, and financial leadership for the College. The Dean is responsible for strategic planning and vision, educational programmatic leadership, faculty recruitment and development, promoting shared and responsible governance, external relations and fundraising, resource and budget allocation, staff and facilities management, and integration with other campus units, among other duties. The next Dean will also have a unique opportunity to work with faculty and stakeholders to develop a new strategic plan for the College.
The ideal candidate will be an innovative, goal-oriented, and collaborative leader and have extensive administrative experience as a dean, associate dean, department chair, or a comparable administrative position with academic, managerial, and fiscal responsibility. She or he will have an earned doctorate (or terminal degree) in a relevant discipline of the College, a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching, and be eligible for appointment at the rank of full professor. The successful candidate will have a record of leading change, enthusiasm to engage in fundraising, and broad interest in the liberal arts. The next Dean will embrace the core commitments of the University's mission and identity as a Jesuit, Catholic university, will actively promote academic, scholarly, and creative (artistic) excellence, will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will enhance diversity and inclusion. A full position description (Leadership Profile) can be requested via the dedicated email address below.
The World Over Segment Producer/Booker
Eternal Word Television Network
THE WORLD OVER SEGMENT PRODUCER/ BOOKER: A motivated, sharp thinker who can work with the Executive and Senior Producers to frame segments and shape the content of the overall show. They should have strong news judgement, an understanding of the EWTN audience, and superior communication skills.
This producer would be responsible for:
- Booking top flight culture and news makers for the weekly program.
- Search out original research and assemble packets for guest segments. Each packet includes: a basic guest bio, guest's point of view, data pertinent to the discussion, and any articles that shed light on a particular topic to be raised.
- Pulling video for segment roll-ins that would further the conversation or raise key questions.
- Alerting Senior Producer to upcoming events, press conferences, and symposia that might make for compelling segments.
TV Programming Manager
Eternal Word Television Network
TV Programming Manager – Manage and oversee programming of multi-channel TV Network. Assist in planning program schedules and decide on lineup change, programming rotations and special event placement. Manage Program Scheduling Staff.
Coordinator of Program Acquisitions and Co-Productions
EWTN Global Catholic Network, Irondale AL
GENERAL SUMMARY: Assists in the acquisition and co-production of television programming (appropriate for EWTN's domestic and international audiences) with television producers, distributors, and related groups worldwide.
Negotiation of broadcast licensing rights for the acquisition and renewal of programming with television producers, channels, and distributors worldwide.
Development of original ideas and co-production agreements with television producers and channels worldwide in order to create new programming.
Updating and maintenance of the SIMS program management system.
Implements EWTN's internal procedures for the review, editing, and processing of all acquired, renewed, and co-produced programming among the Accounting, Home Video, Programming, Promotions, Radio, Theology, and Traffic departments.
Regular and prompt attendance
Bachelor's degree or 5 years experience in an appropriate field
Above average oral and written communications skills in the English language.
Demonstrated understanding of the Catholic Faith, the Magisterium, and how they relate to the programming goals of the Network
Proficient oral and written communication skills in the Spanish language preferred.
Very strong organizational skills.
Keen sense of detail
Ability to work well with others as well as alone, and capable of following directions.
Above average computer and internet skills
Ability to carry and move heavy items to a remote location
Some travel required
St. Benedict Elementary, Boston MA
A Classical Education
St. Benedict Elementary, an independent K-6 school in the classical Catholic tradition located 30 minutes west of Boston, is seeking to build its talented faculty for the 2014-15 academic year. Celebrating its inauguration in September 2013, SBE strives to cultivate intellectual and moral virtue in the pursuit of academic excellence, in a joyful and faithful Catholic environment. Visit www.stbenedictelementary.com to learn about our distinctive mission.