Director of Middle School, High School and Young Adult Ministry, Madison, WI

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, a vibrant, welcoming community of 1,500 households on the west side of Madison, WI, is seeking a bilingual Director of Middle School, High School, and Young Adult Ministry. This full-time position provides vision and implementation for the parish’s efforts in ministry and evangelization to youth and young adults. Tasks include MS/HS catechesis, Confirmation, and ongoing development of comprehensive MS/HS youth ministry. Young Adult Ministry is an area of growth in the parish and there is exciting potential for evangelization and ongoing development of intentional discipleship. Another area of growth in all age ranges is Hispanic Ministry. The ability to speak both English and Spanish is a necessity. A degree in youth ministry, theology, or a related field is highly recommended, as is the ability to effectively use technology/social media. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

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University Minister For Social Justice and Immersion Programs – Loyola University, New Orleans

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Department of Student Life and Ministry (SLM) is committed to providing learning opportunities, which fortify our Jesuit identity and students’ educational experiences. SLM empowers and partners with students to create a vibrant and pluralistic campus community through: leadership opportunities that foster integrity and collaboration; reflective practice that deepens self-knowledge and faith formation; and high quality programs that spark curiosity, community-building, and inspire contemplative action. Student Life and Ministry fortifies the mission of Loyola by educating the whole student, encouraging meaningful and accountable citizenship, and promoting interaction within a diverse and global society. Student Life and Ministry utilizes a learning-centered development model, which fosters academic excellence and student success; teaches responsible citizenship and critical thinking skills, nurtures interpersonal and spiritual development; and encourages healthy behaviors and self-management.

The University Minister for Social Justice and Immersion programs is responsible for contributing to the overall goals of the Department of Student Life and Ministry by providing direction to integrated student learning and spiritual development, learning outcomes based on assessment, and student success strategies. While creating a mission-driven,
co-curricular experience, the University Minister is committed to fostering a collegiate environment, which supports the Jesuit mission, fosters the development of a transformative learning community, and recognizes, affirms and celebrates the educational value of diversity. A successful staff member is dedicated to: applying best practices in pedagogy, advocacy and ministry, fostering students’ ability to integrate academic knowledge with experiences outside of the classroom, thinking critically and innovatively about student success interventions, effectively communicating with students, peers and supervisors, and collaborating with campus and community partners. The primary responsibilities of this position include coordinating social justice advocacy and education, management of the university food pantry and facilitation of the Ignacio Volunteer international and domestic immersion programs.
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
○ Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree required.
○ Minimum of 6 months prior experience in social justice work.
○ Valid passport. Ability to travel outside the United States. Due to the nature of this position, ability to work outside of normal working hours.
○ Knowledge of Ignatian spirituality and philosophy of Jesuit education.
○ Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license as a condition of employment, and must also be able to successfully pass any driver background information investigation and any driver education courses required by Risk Management.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
○ Experience with the spiritual and faith development of young adults.
○ An understanding of and active commitment to Roman Catholic faith and strong background in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
● Ability to perform duties as stated above with or without reasonable accommodation.

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The Diocese of Phoenix is actively searching for an Executive Director of Education and Evangelization. This leadership role will be a key advisor to the Bishop in fulfilling the vision and mission of the Division of Education and Evangelization; to formulate and implement a plan for discipleship and evangelization that will support these efforts in parishes, schools, families, and affiliated organizations in the diocese.

The Executive Director of Education and Evangelization will guide the initiatives that foster an encounter with the living Christ in a rapidly growing and multicultural diocese – through conversion, communion, and solidarity. Thus, this essential leadership role must possess excellent communication skills in English and Spanish. The Executive Director will work in concert with the Bishop’s leadership team – providing insight and leadership in spreading the Gospel message, in particular an understanding of the Kerygma. This person brings strategic leadership experience to understand the evangelizing mission of the Church and helps others to recognize how their gifts serve the overall mission.

The Executive Director of the Division of Education and Evangelization will report to the Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia as an agent of the Bishop.

Director of Faith Formation

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Mill Valley, California, is seeking to interview candidates for the full-time position of Director of Faith Formation.

We have begun preliminary exploration of the New Evangelization and the experience of Whole Parish Faith Formation, and we are excited and committed to implement this program in our parish.  We are looking for someone to work with the pastor and music director to develop programs and processes that will deepen the faith life and commitment of our parishioners, and it is our belief that many are ready for this.

While Religious Education programs have historically focused on teaching religion to parish children, we believe it is essential to provide spiritual nourishment to parents as well, so that children have nurturing environments for their faith at home.  Through the grace of their baptism, adults are, by definition, in an ongoing encounter with Jesus Christ, an encounter that is nourished through the celebration of the Eucharist and other Sacraments.  A robust Faith Formation program will encourage parents to participate more frequently in the Mass and engage more fully as active members of the parish family.

The Director of Faith Formation (DFF) will collaborate with the Pastor and shall be responsible for the faith formation for children and their families in grades Kindergarten on, including sacramental preparation to be carried out according to the catechetical norms of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (including RCIC), catechist recruitment, training and support, and parent outreach.  The DFF will also contribute to forming Faith Formation experiences geared to the parish at large, in which context, in collaboration with the Pastor, they will develop processes of Sacramental Preparation for Matrimony, Baptism, and RCIA.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates wishing to apply for this position should have the following qualifications:

  • practicing and active Catholic in good standing;
  • BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related theological field;
  • three to five years of experience working as a DFF or in parish ministry;
  • proficiency in computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc),
  • an understanding of and willingness to engage actively in social media.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion [because of the nature of this job, the applicant needs to be an active practicing Roman Catholic], national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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