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Executive Level Positions
The Archdiocese of Omaha

The Archdiocese of Omaha is seeking to fill three executive level positions, as listed below. Applicants must be practicing Roman Catholics in full communion with the Catholic Church, with a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the Church and full assent to all magisterial teaching. Complete job descriptions and an online application may be accessed at archomaha.org/careers. All applications must be submitted through this site.

The Director of Evangelization and Catechesis assists the Archbishop in advancing the vision of “One Church: encountering Jesus, equipping disciples, and living mercy” with the primary focus of encountering Jesus and equipping disciples.
The incumbent will proactively work with pastors, parish directors of religious education and formation, as well as other parish leaders to unify and support the fulfillment of this vision. The incumbent will direct all the resources of the office in developing and communicating ministries to facilitate the encounter with Jesus and prepare disciples to share their faith lives with others and invite others into a relationship with Jesus. Must possess demonstrated leadership, supervisory and management skills with the capability of overseeing and prioritizing multiple programs simultaneously.
Requirements for consideration include: Master’s Degree in theology, religious education, pastoral ministry, or related field. 5+ years’ experience in a leadership position of a parish, diocesan office, or approved Catholic apostolate in a catechetical role.

The Director of the Center for Family Life Formation provides leadership, coordination, and administration of the Archdiocesan Center for Family Life Formation, which also encompasses direction of FOCCUS Inc., USA.
The incumbent is responsible for promoting pastoral care of the family on related topics such as marriage preparation and enrichment, natural family planning, parenting, family ministry, formerly-married ministry, the aging process, illness, respect for the dying, end of life issues, and healing from loss, in context of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Vision: “One Church: encountering Jesus, equipping disciples, living mercy.” The incumbent will work collaboratively with all other related archdiocesan offices, institutions, and parishes in promoting authentically Catholic family life. The goal is to form parish and Archdiocesan leaders according to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Vision so that family life is strengthened in accord with the three Archdiocesan pastoral priorities.
Requirements for consideration include: Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Religious Studies or related field, Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum 4 years’ or related experience in marriage and family ministries with program development experience required.

The Executive Director position provides overall leadership for the organization in the carrying out of its religious activities, leads the organization’s mission-driven activities and services, facilitates public awareness of services, provides information and direction to the Board of Directors, and directs the fundraising efforts while maintaining positive relationships with funding sources and donors.
The incumbent will be responsible for strategic planning and implementing strategic initiatives through tactical actions. Responsibilities include Mission integration, community relations, fiscal management, leadership and management, and collaborating with the Board and Archbishop of Omaha.
Requirements for consideration include: Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Degree preferred. 15-20 years management and administration experience with a non-profit or for-profit organization, including experience in developing and adapting community-based programs to local needs.

Contact Information:

To apply, please go to archomaha.org/careers

Sales Representative - Experienced
King Richard's Lithurgical Design & Contracting

King Richard’s seeking an outgoing Sales person to join our team! We are a unique company specializing in making churches look like churches. We offer unprecedented integration of services and products by combining technology with old world artistry, design, construction, and project management while implementing problem-solving skills that result in the ability to deliver the finest unique services and products.

The ideal candidate will align with our values and mission. Key values include responsibility for your actions and total accountability with the company, being respectful of others, professional in all areas of work, and working well as part of the team. This position requires the design, deliver and installations of Christian products in glass, marble and wood as well as such icons as statuary, lighting and furniture so the understanding of these products will be a plus.

Exceed challenging sales goals
Excellent closing skills a must
Basic artistic skills
Outstanding communication and computer skills
Must be completely comfortable cold calling
Must have ability to build relationships and alliances
Must have follow up/ follow thru experience
Must be able to travel locally and overnight when required
Must be very outgoing and not afraid to be persistent
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in sales
Self-starting, motivated person with strong work ethic

A history of proven results in new business development along with excellent closing is a must. A degree is a major plus but not required for a truly proven salesperson.

• Competitive base salary
• Commission plan
• Paid vacation

King Richard’s is an equal opportunity employer. 

Contact Information:

No phone calls.

Please send resume to info@kingrichards.com

University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word (UIW), a comprehensive Catholic university centered in San Antonio, Texas, invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of President.

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1881, the University remains an important sponsored ministry of the Congregation. UIW strives to educate men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens with values developed through a Catholic and Judeo-Christian tradition. The University welcomes individuals of all faiths and creeds.

With a global enrollment of 11,422 students, UIW is the largest Catholic university in Texas and the third-largest private university in the state. It offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including Ph.Ds. in education and vision science and doctoral degrees in pharmacy, optometry, nursing practice, physical therapy and business administration. UIW will open a School of Osteopathic Medicine this summer, which will be one of just six medical schools in the U.S. located at a Catholic university. UIW’s faculty includes 400 full-time members and 800 part-time members. About 70% of full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree, and they serve students, on average, at a ratio of 14:1.

The University’s enrollment reflects the diversity of South Texas. Approximately 60% of the students are from racial or ethnic minority groups, and UIW is No.1 nationally among not-for-profit private universities in the conferring of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. International students from 74 countries comprise 28% of the global enrollment. Seventy-five percent of the students depend upon financial aid. Approximately one-third of the students are first-generation college attendees. The undergraduate retention rate on the main campus is 77%. Fifteen percent of undergraduate students are considered to be non-traditional students.

UIW operates eleven sites in Texas, two campuses in Mexico, and study centers in Germany and France. UIW also manages two private high schools in San Antonio.

UIW has an endowment of $130 million and an annual budget of $217 million. The University is a member of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference.

Desired Presidential Attributes

The Presidential Search Committee seeks a proven leader who embraces, respects and can effectively articulate the mission of UIW as a Catholic institution committed to academic excellence, intellectual freedom, equality, tolerance, and the rights of all individuals. Preference will be given to a Catholic candidate with a terminal academic degree, but full consideration will be given to all who apply.

Other characteristics sought by the search committee include intellectual and professional accomplishments consistent with an institution of higher education; impeccable integrity; a record of successful leadership, including participation in comprehensive fundraising activities; ability to manage a complex university environment, including an understanding of the international education environment; respect for shared governance; a willingness to engage in collaborative relationships with students and faculty; demonstrable record in promoting diversity and inclusion; strong external relations and community engagement; superb communication skills; well-developed fiscal and management skills; excellence in human relations; forthrightness in working with a Board; creative problem solving; and a positive, open, and affirming attitude that leads and inspires others.

UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy.)

Contact Information:

Search Process and Timeline

Nominations, applications and inquiries may be sent in confidence. Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 10, 2017. Application materials, which should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and full contact information of five references – who will not be contacted without permission – must be electronically submitted to the following email address: UIWPresident@academic-search.com.

Assisting in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo (Ann.Hasselmo@academic-search.com) and Jessica Kozloff (Jessica.Kozloff@academic-search.com) with Academic Search, Inc. Further information about UIW and the Presidential Search Process is available at www.uiw.edu/presidentialsearch and at www.uiwtx.edu, as well as in the presidential profile at http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/UIWPresidentProfile.pdf

Associate Director, Priestly Discernment Program
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville is looking for Priest in good standing with a celebret, great interpersonal skills and a customer service focus to serve as the Associate Director of the Priestly Discernment Program. This position reports to the Director of our Priestly Discernment Program (PDP) in our Pastoral Care and Evangelization department.

The Associate Director of our PDP assists the PDP Director in implementing the latest edition of the USCCB’s Program of Priestly Formation (PPF) (as well as other pertinent ecclesial documents) in the formation of Franciscan University’s PDP men to discern well the Catholic priesthood.

1. Administer one-on-one formation meetings with roughly half of PDP men (as assigned) at least three times per month per man to check on the Program member’s fulfillment of his personal formation goals according to the PPF’s “five pillars,” as well as his Household Covenant and PDP responsibilities. (More frequently meetings are necessary if requested or needed).
2. Write a verbatim/report of each meeting described in #1.
3. Recruiting: Assist the director in reviewing applications to the PDP. Interview prospective students during their campus visits, summer conferences, on-campus visits, and by telephone. Speak, on campus, at Franciscan University youth and adult summer conferences (as assigned).
4. Collaborate with director in planning topics and speakers for – and assist in conducting – weekly Thursday formation evenings and once-per-semester weekend retreats.
5. Assist the director in planning for and conducting PDP orientation for new students and parents at the beginning of fall and spring semesters.
6. Attend all of the following commitments with the PDP students: Thursday evenings’ holy half hour & formation meetings (2 hrs); Thursday morning PDP Mass and breakfast (1.5 hrs); Saturday afternoon Franciscan Crown, Lord’s Day, and Evening Prayer (2 hrs).
7. Attend all of the following commitments with the PDP students (unless otherwise previously assigned as split responsibility with director): Friday afternoon Evening Prayer and PDP Mass (1 hr); Saturday evening dinner and “brotherhood evening” commitment (2-3 hrs).
8. Join PDP student-led Evening Prayer Mondays through Thursdays, while school is in session.
9. Write semesterly reports on students sponsored by an archdiocese/diocese. Write letters of recommendation for men as they apply to archdioceses, dioceses, and communities of religious or consecrated life.
10. Prepare for and participate in fortnightly staff meetings with director. (Occasionally, administrative assistant may join.)
11. Participate in fortnightly meetings with all coordinators and assistant coordinators of PDP households.

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University's needs.

Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:

Skills & Competencies
Technical Skills
• Computer-based messaging (email), calendar management, word processing and spreadsheet software

Non-Technical Skills
1. Capability to minister at Catholic devotional and liturgical activities--will be required to share in campus sacramental ministries in a manner consistent with all other priests on campus
2. Interpersonal skills and customer service focus to the extent that PDP students are the reason the program exists
3. Written and verbal communication skills, especially in PDP student and alumni reports and conference presentations, respectively
4. Planning, managing, measuring work in a professional goals environment
5. Action oriented with regard to Franciscan University of Steubenville’s and PDP’s mission

Education & Experience
• Master of Divinity (or equivalent degree) required
• Experience with giving priestly formation preferred
• Academic advanced (Master’s or higher) degree preferred

Certifications & Licenses
• Must be a priest in good standing with a letter (celebret) stating such by an ordinary in communion with the Catholic Church
• Must be willing to pledge the Ecclesial “Oath of Fidelity” as is expected of all new pastoral staff at the beginning of the first year of hire

Workplace Factors
• Preferred to live in friary with Franciscan T.O.R. friar community. (Other arrangements may be made with approval of University Vice President for Pastoral Care and Evangelization.)

Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information:

Candidates must submit a resume, celebret and a cover letter which demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University. To apply online for this position, please visit our website: www.franciscan.edu/hr or if you prefer, you may apply via email to: jobs@franciscan.edu

Please be aware that the finalist will be subject to additional background screening, including reference checks.

For other information and job postings, visit our website at www.franciscan.edu.

The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother (THE GROTTO)


Established in 1924, The Grotto (The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother) is an internationally- renowned Catholic sanctuary and garden in Portland, Oregon, that welcomes more than 300,000 visitors and pilgrims each year from all faiths and all walks of life. The Grotto encompasses 62 acres of gardens, shrines, artwork, and natural beauty on two levels.
The Grotto is a National Catholic Shrine dedicated to Mary, Our Sorrowful Mother, which is a ministry of The Servite Friars–Order of Friar Servants of Mary. The Grotto strives to provide a welcoming presence and a beautiful environment conducive to peace, quiet, and spiritual inspiration. The Grotto offers understanding, compassion, support and hope through a variety of ministries ncluding counseling, education, spiritual direction and liturgical celebrations. The Grotto endeavors to serve all people.
This position reports to the Executive Director, is part of the leadership team and participates in the collaborative, consensus-driven, organizational decision-making process. The timing of this hire provides a unique opportunity, as we are beginning a new strategic and pastoral plan. The Director of Development will be a key player in meeting our strategic goals over the next five years.
The Director of Development is responsible for raising significant levels of philanthropic support for The Grotto by providing the strategic direction and day-to-day oversight of the development program. This position works closely with the Executive Director and The Grotto Board of Directors to develop and implement approved philanthropic funding goals and strategies
The Director of Development will qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donor prospects with maximum potential for major gift level philanthropy from among friends of The Grotto and key business and community leaders. The Director of Development will focus on engaging and upgrading prospects, current and lapsed donors, increasing major and principal gift commitments and expanding the major and principal gift donor pipeline. Efforts will significantly increase and build the donor base to support a future capital campaign for the restoration of the Chapel of Mary.

Major Responsibilities: Oversee Development Program and Prospect Management (80%)
Activities Supporting Major Responsibilities
• With leadership and in collaboration with the Executive Director, identify fundraising priorities and establish goals, timelines and budget.
• Personally manage a major and principal gift portfolio.
• Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward philanthropic partners for major and
principal gifts.
• Establish and oversee office procedures for donor record-keeping, gift
processing, donor acknowledgement and database maintenance.
• Oversee volunteer activities; recruit, orient, inform and involve volunteers.
• Planned giving
• Annual Giving
• Friends of The Grotto
• Collaborate with Marketing
Leadership/Management (20%)
• Develop, implement, and monitor strategies to achieve goals.
• Plan and oversee collaboration with The Grotto Staff and Servite community.
• Establish clear performance objectives and goals, and monitor and report
progress toward those goals.
• Hire, train, supervise and evaluate Development staff.
• Pursue opportunities for professional development.
• Understanding and knowledge of the Catholic faith and its principles and practices.
• Ability to understand and effectively manage complex issues.
• Comprehensive understanding of financial reports.
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with many different constituencies,
trustees, business leaders and volunteers.
• Be entrepreneurial in nature: creative, self-starting and oriented toward action and results.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Possess strong attention to detail.
• Ability to organize time effectively, establish priorities and manage a large number of tasks
• Possess sound judgment, strong work ethic, and a deep commitment to excellence; high
professional standards and ethics; proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as fundraising software; familiarity with standard office equipment.

• Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or business preferred, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and/or equivalent experience is desirable.
• A minimum of 7 years fund development experience.
• Demonstrated experience in the full spectrum of philanthropic fund development, including major
and principal gifts, comprehensive campaigns, annual and special gifts, proposal development, special events planning, prospect research and a working knowledge of the various vehicles used in charitable estate planning.
• Proven success in managing, mentoring, retaining and recruiting a professional and diverse staff.
• Development, management and oversight of a capital campaign.
• Social Media experience related to fundraising methods and programs.
• Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals with grant writing experience.
• Full-time employment. Schedule: 40 hours per week.
• Occasional hours outside of normal work hours for meetings or programs.
• Travel is required. Must possess a car, valid driver’s license and current personal auto insurance.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health, vision, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance plans
Time Off: PTO and designated holidays
Reports to: Executive Director

THE GROTTO: A Place of Solitude, Peace, and Prayer • 8840 NE Skidmore St., Portland, Oregon USA 97220

Contact Information:

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including why The Grotto’s mission speaks to you, as PDF attachments, to:
Tom Fullmer via email at tfullmer@thegrotto.org.
Include two relevant writing samples and social media campaign/ messages.
Note: Please submit your application no later than 3/10/17.

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