Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry 
St. Joseph the Worker
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Full-time

 Job Purpose: This position is responsible for Faith Formation grades 9-12, Confirmation preparation, high school youth ministry, and young adult ministry. The goal is to foster and build the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person in our parish through ministry events, spiritual formation programming and coordination of sacrament of Confirmation process. The work of Youth Ministry and spiritual formation in the Catholic church should be conceptually guided by “Renewing the Vision” (USCCB), the General Directory for Catechesis (2020), and the National Directory for Catechesis (USCCB). 

Youth and young adults in our parish will be challenged by this minister to embrace their baptismal call and experience deeper initiation into a welcoming church community, grow in knowledge of the person, mission, and message of Jesus, and to work toward the understanding of and development of becoming disciples of Christ. 

Statement on Working for the Catholic Church: Employment in and by the Catholic Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, nor can it embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. It is required that this employee be a Catholic. 

Representative Responsibilities 

Note: The following responsibilities, 1 through 8, are essential functions of this specific job. 

1. Oversee High School Faith Formation programming 

a. Customize curriculum and lesson plans for high school faith formation and offer creative “hands on” and engaging pieces that support and give enrichment and attention to the 6 goals of catechesis (GDC, NDC): Knowledge of the faith, knowledge of Liturgy and sacramental life, moral formation, prayer, community building and sense of mission. 

b. Recruit and train faith formation volunteer ministers for high school faith formation program. 

c. Offer Parent Information Sessions. 

d. Provide lesson preparation, planning and on-site presence for all faith formation and Confirmation Prep. sessions as well as provide materials for related programming. 

e. Recruit, train, and oversee hall monitors, office assistants, and ensure childcare providers (as needed) during programming. 

f. Develop program schedule, assign program meeting spaces, and prepare annual budget in collaboration with Faith Formation staff and Parish Business Administrator. 

g. Order programming supplies and materials. 

h. Communicate promptly with staff, catechists, volunteers, and parents, as needed, including website and bulletin news, social media, etc. 

i. Implement PCYI (Protection of Children and Youth Initiative archdiocesan program) requirements and monitor building safety protocol. 

j. Direct classroom, supply and materials needs in collaboration with Administrative Assistant. 

k. Plan and facilitate Living Stations presentations.

a. Work with team in creating and implementing the presentations. 

b. Calendar the presentations and reserve space, as needed. 

c. Recruit tech team, musicians, and actors. 

d. Ensure all costumes, supplies and props are secured. 

e. Provide marketing for the event. 

l. Develop, plan, and promote high school retreats. 

m. Evaluate and review all programs. 

2. Coordinate Sacrament of Confirmation Preparation 

a. Coordinate communications with Archdiocesan Office of Worship re: Confirmation 

b. Facilitate Student-Parent-Sponsor Meetings for Confirmation programming. 

c. Provide excellent and routine communication for all involved in Confirmation preparation process-students, parents, and sponsors. 

d. Organize, facilitate, and recruit presenters for Confirmation I and Confirmation II sessions. 

e. Organize and be present for Rite of Sending Celebration and Reception. 

f. Be present and assist with Confirmation Celebration at Basilica of St. Mary or Cathedral of St. Paul, MN. 

3. Youth Ministry for Grades 7-12 

a. Serve as advocate for youth and encourage responsible participation in the life and mission of the Catholic community of SJTW and beyond. 

b. Develop, advertise/promote, coordinate, and schedule a variety of youth ministry events both at SJTW and in connection with larger community and/or other churches. 

c. Engage, support, and communicate with volunteers for such events/programming. 

d. Facilitate and evaluate all youth ministry pieces with ideas for improvement, such as: 

• Presence and youth ministry role at Elementary/Grade 7-8 Spring Mass 

• Mayhem/Ultimate Lock-In 

• Summer Stretch Leadership Retreat 

• Summer Stretch Mission 

• ChristPower Mission 

• Other Events: YTM (SJU Youth and Theology in Ministry), Catholic Heart Workcamp, NCYC, etc. 

e. Occasional presence on Wednesday evening for YM engagement/activity 

4. Young Adult Programming

a. Develop a Young Adult Ministry for SJTW. 

b. Promote, coordinate and schedule young adult ministry. 

c. Create and support a Young Adult Ministry leadership team to evaluate, manage and grow ministries with young adults. 

Research and develop a model for Young Adult Ministry at SJTW. 

5. Database Management

a. Work collaboratively with other parish administrative/communication staff on the overall management and upkeep of the parish database and census. 

b. Provide updates to the database and census to ensure accuracy. 

c. Offer recommendations on improvements and enhancements to database. 

d. Work with parish administration on online onboarding of new members 

e. Work with parish administration in administering regular parish census (updating) processes. 

6. Online Registration and Form Design 

a. Work collaboratively with staff directors and ministry leaders to provide solutions to online registrations and payment processes. 

b. Work collaborative with Communications Director on the placement of online registration forms on parish web site and other social media sites 

c. Ensure the accuracy, reliability, and privacy of data on all online registration forms. 

d. Serve as a contact and resource to ministry leaders in the parish to assist them in their online registration needs. 

7. Collaborative Ministry 

a. Actively participate in Faith Formation Team Meetings 

b. Attendance at full staff meetings 

    1. c. Collaborate with staff on parish-wide events as needed. 
    2. d. Collaborate with staff on “crossover” ministry programs and events (OneWith, ChristPower, etc.) 
    3. e. Attendance at staff development days—Retreat Day, Topics/Development Days, Fun Day—scheduled throughout the year 

8. Professional Development 

a. Join/participate in on-going professional development (YMN, NET Gathering, etc.) 

b. Subscribe to media to maintain awareness of current trends and issues in ministry with youth and young adults. 

c. Consult with pastor and/or Director of Operations about attending national professional development and networking conferences (NFCYM, etc.). 

d. Consult with pastor and/or Director of Operations about pursuing professional credentialing or academic degrees. 

Qualifications & Requirements of Position 

Qualifications 

1. Demonstrate understanding and acceptance of Catholic doctrine. 

2. BA or equivalent work experience including budgeting and supervisory experience; masters preferred. 

3. Prior experience in (list the ministry) preferred. 

4. Experience working in a similar environment. 

5. Ability to satisfactorily pass a criminal background check and an acceptable credit report. 

Mental Demands 

1. Ability to plan, organize, and meet deadlines and to manage multiple concurrent tasks. 

2. High level of organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and with interruptions. 

3. Strong communication skills that articulate the parish mission and invite others to participate. Effectively able to address conflict and provide inspiration. 

4. Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and able to work without supervision, but obtaining direction when needed. 

5. Able to develop and maintain a productive working relationship with supervisor(s) 

6. Demonstrated ability to work well with others. 

7. Understand the parish culture and adjust actions to fit that culture. 

8. Confidentiality, integrity, and honesty 

9. Ability to follow all guidelines of the parish Personnel Policy Handbook 

10. Ability to be pleasant and service-oriented even when exposed to negative influences. 

11. Keeping supervisor and others informed 

12. Maintaining a positive and helpful attitude at all times, even during difficult times. 

Please submit resume, two letters of reference, and listing of other references to St. Joseph the Worker, Attn: Mike Lentz by June 15.  Email to mike@sjtw.net or mail to SJTW at 7180 Hemlock Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

 

Coordinator of Youth Evangelization & Discipleship
St. Joseph Community
Rosemount, Minnesota
Full-Time

Brief Job Description: St. Joseph Community is seeking a faith-filled Catholic individual to join our Faith Formation team to coordinate program opportunities to evangelize and disciple to the St. Joseph Community, especially youth and young adults. This individual will engage with parents and other key adults in youth’s lives to help everyone grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and His Church. This position will oversee High School Faith Formation and Confirmation Preparation in addition to other program opportunities for Middle School, High School, and young adult individuals. To view the full job description, please go to https://www.stjosephcommunity.org/about/job-opportunities/

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Kayla.Rooney@StJosephCommunity.org

Principal
Carondelet Catholic School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Full Time

Job Description

Carondelet Catholic School, the parish school of Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle, is seeking a qualified and experienced educational leader for the position of Principal effective for the 2021-2022 academic year. Carondelet Catholic School has a rich tradition of academic excellence serving students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight in southwest Minneapolis. The principal is responsible for the operational aspects of the school, which include all academic programming; faith development; hiring and supervision of faculty and staff; student activities; budget and finance management; communication with stakeholders; fundraising; and the development of legal, health and safety policies.

Primary functions of this position are to create an environment that promotes the Catholic faith and moral development of the school community; provide leadership in curriculum development; plan for financial resources and development; conduct staff development programs; evaluate and supervise faculty, staff, students, and volunteers; and work collaboratively with the school board, volunteers as well as Archdiocesan and parish groups. The overall role is to be the educational administrator and catechetical leader of the school, responsible for the day to day operations and management of the school, reporting directly to the Canonical Administrator.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a practicing, faithful Catholic who is knowledgeable and supportive of the mission and philosophy of Catholic Schools. A Master’s degree is required, and Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) is preferred. An administrator’s license is preferred (ability to maintain required). The candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching; comprehensive working knowledge of school finance and budgeting; high level of interpersonal, collaborative, organizational, and administrative skills with the ability to implement policies, directives, and initiatives; excellent communication skills; and commitment to the education of the whole child (mind, body, and spirit).

Institution Description

Carondelet Catholic School is a large, vibrant, healthy preschool through eighth grade school of about 400 students. Carondelet Catholic carries on a long-standing tradition of high quality Catholic education in southwest Minneapolis that began with our two parish schools, Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle. The schools consolidated to form Carondelet in 1992, with our pre-k through second grade students served at St. Thomas, and third through eighth at Christ the King.

Carondelet is small enough to feel like a family and large enough to offer a well rounded and rigorous curriculum that includes Spanish, art, music, band, makerspace, physical education, and two full time learning specialists for students who need support or more challenge. Religion is part of the core curriculum and school liturgies are celebrated at both campuses. The faculty is experienced, dedicated and the majority of the teachers have earned advanced degrees. The parent community is engaged in the success of the school, the board serves as an excellent resource to the administrative team, and the parishioners of our two sponsoring parishes support the mission of the school. Fr. Michael Reding of St. Thomas the Apostle serves as Carondelet’s Canonical Administrator. We invite you to look at our webpage www.carondeletcatholicschool.com for additional information.

Community Description

Our two campuses are located about one mile apart in the Linden Hills and Fulton neighborhoods just west of Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis. Most of our students come from the seven neighborhoods surrounding Carondelet. Several parks, Lake Harriet, and Minnehaha Creek are within walking distance. The area has been economically stable for the past 25 years.

To Apply: Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, licensure and references to Mr. James Eberhardt, Assistant Principal, at jeberhardt@carondelet-mpls.org.  

 

 

Elementary Education Teacher, 1st Grade
School of St. Philip
Litchfield, Minnesota
Full Time

The School of St. Philip has a full-time vacancy for an elementary teacher starting with the 2021-22 school year.

The Job Description is available at www.shepherdofsouls.org.

Employment will begin August, 2021.

To Apply: All interested applicants should send or email a cover letter, resume, copy of teaching license, transcripts, and at least three current letters of recommendation to: Rev. Jeff Horejsi 821 E. 5th St. Litchfield, MN 55355 frjeff@shepherdofsouls.org

All application materials must be received by 3:00 PM Friday, April 30, 2021. If you would like more information on The School of St. Philip please feel free to access our website at www.schoolofstphilip.org.

Hot Lunch Assistant
St. Timothy’s School
Maple Lake, Minnesota
Part Time

Job Description

-Work under the direction of the Kitchen Manager.

– Main responsibilities include food preparation, washing dishes, setting up and taking down lunchroom tables, and serving school lunch.

– Part-time, about 25 hours a week.

To Apply: Please contact Principal Julie Shelby if interested at principal@stimml.org.

PE/Health Teacher
St. Timothy’s School
Maple Lake, Minnesota

Job Description

Essential job functions include the following:

-Teach PE skills to PreK – 8th grades. Teach Health for Middle School students (2 sections)
-Responsible for teaching lessons that align with state and national standards.
-Be creative and energetic.
-Instill strong character.

-Display good sportsmanship. Be able to work collaboratively with administration and staff.

-Position is part time 2 days a week.

Job Qualifications

-BA/BS Degree
-Current MN Teaching License or Physical Education Degree preferred.

-Practicing Catholic
-Strong classroom management skills
-Flexible
-Willing to collaborate on events.

 To Apply: Please contact Principal Julie Shelby if interested at principal@stimml.org  

Custodian
St. Timothy’s School
Maple Lake, Minnesota
Part Time

Job Description

Essential job functions include the following:

-Perform general cleaning functions such as vacuum, scrub and sweep floors which may include mixing various cleaning and maintenance chemicals.

-Performs minor maintenance to keep school and classrooms operational such as repair, plumbing or lighting.

-Performs minor repairs to chairs, desks, and other school equipment, furniture, etc.

-Conducts minor ground maintenance including landscaping, snow removal, painting, raking or similar tasks.

-Position is approximately 25 hours per week.

Job Qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities:  The custodian will be responsible for cleaning classrooms, common areas, hallways, gymnasium, and bathrooms. This includes, but is not limited to, vacuuming, removing garbage, shampooing carpets, scrubbing floors. The custodian will also be responsible to perform minor maintenance in classrooms, common areas, hallways and bathrooms. Qualification:  Able to lift up to 10 pounds continuously, 25 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Able to walk continuously and stand frequently. Ability to perform minor repair jobs as directed. Ability to prioritize work assignments.

To Apply: Please contact Principal Julie Shelby if interested at principal@stimml.org

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