Director of Justice, Mission, and Outreach

St. Joseph the Worker

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Full Time

An active and progressive parish of 2300 households seeks to add a pastoral team member in the position of Director of Justice, Mission, and Outreach. Primary focus in this position is justice advocacy and outreach. Desire a candidate with an advanced level of training/experience in Catholic Social Teaching, Justice, and Community Outreach. The ideal candidate values participation from the community (i.e., shared ministry), and to that extent is a planner, organizer, and encourager. This is essential in an already established and successful (and very large) social justice ministry department. An appreciation for a more contemporary style of worship and parish life is necessary.  

Purpose: To build a community which welcomes and cares for all people while reaching out to the deprived and oppressed and working for justice on their behalf.  To instill the parish community with the conviction that justice seeking is a constitutional dimension of Christian life and spirituality.  To coordinate and manage the social advocacy efforts of the parish, which includes help to those in crisis, providing assistance to those in need, and advocating for justice based on Catholic Social Teaching. 

Qualifications

  1. Demonstrate understanding and acceptance of Catholic doctrine and Catholic Social Teaching
  2. BA or equivalent work experience including budgeting and volunteer supervisory experience; masters preferred.
  3. Prior experience in Social Justice, Outreach, CommunityDevelopment preferred.
  4. Experience working in a similar environment

St. Joseph the Worker is a growing and faith-filled Catholic community that has been serving Maple Grove, Plymouth and the surrounding suburbs since 1976. A strong sense of faith, community and belonging is the foundation of our parish life. Together we encourage and support each other on our faith journeys. Charity and Justice has been core to our parish community for the past 30+ years.  Hundreds of parish members volunteer and support our many justice and outreach ministries and local partnerships. We are a tithing parish with a strong financial commitment to support these ministries. 

For more information, visit: https://www.sjtw.net/employment-opportunities

To Apply: Please submit resume, two letters of reference, and listing of other references to St. Joseph the Worker, Attn: Mike Lentz by Monday, March 29.  Email to mike@sjtw.net or mail to SJTW at 7180 Hemlock Lane N, Maple Grove, MN 55369 

Bookkeeper
St. Richard’s Catholic Church
Richfield, Minnesota
Full Time

We are currently looking for a talented and reliable Bookkeeper to join our staff of the parishes of Church of the Assumption and St. Richard in Richfield.  In this position, your primary responsibility is to ensure financial records for the parishes and parish Cemetery are updated timely and accurately.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive computer skills and bookkeeping experience.  To excel at this position you will have an attention to detail and dedication to accuracy.

The Church of the Assumption and St. Richard in Richfield, MN are multi-generational, multi-cultural, Roman Catholic Communities with long-standing traditions of a warm and kind hospitality to all. We strive to be people filled with the Holy Spirit and encourage the full participation of our multicultural community in worship, ministry, and faith formation. Building on our strong and faithful pasts, the three parishes of Richfield have begun a bold Spirit-led collaboration process to build synergies between the ministries and cultures of our parishes and our school.   

Candidates may refer to www.strichards.com and www.assumptionrichfield.org for a detailed position description and more information about our parishes.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Beth Schorle, Parish Administrator   bschorle@strichard.com.

Multimedia Journalist / Communications Assistant
Diocese of Crookston
Croookston, Minnesota
Full Time

Summary: The Diocese of Crookston Office of Communications is seeking a Multimedia Journalist for its multiplatform news source: Our Northland Diocese. The position serves as the primary writer, print designer, and manager of online content, archives and records. Candidates must have education in journalism or communications and be able to produce content for print and digital channels, in addition to a solid understanding and practice of the Catholic Faith. This is a full-time position with benefits. The successful candidate will also assist the Director of Communications/Editor with day-to-day operations of the Communications Office.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field required.

Preferred Knowledge/Background:  Background in print and digital media preferred. Photography and basic videography skills preferred. Candidates should have competent working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite CC, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Knowledge of website content management systems, such as Joomla preferred. Candidates should have proven competency with the social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to write and edit content for publishing, which necessitates a strong proofreading competency.
  • Skilled storytelling with understanding of journalistic ethics and libel and copyright issues.
  • Creativity for the design of diocesan publications and social media postings.
  • Active listening for interviews, working with submitters of materials, and concerns received in the office about publications.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. This includes effective long-range planning, docility to accommodate breaking news moments, prioritizing tasks, discernment of relevant information, and creating and meeting deadlines in a self-directed way.
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Benefits: Single and family health insurance available with HSA and FSA options; Single or family dental options; Vacation, sick, holiday, holy day, bereavement and retreat days; Employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance; Employer-paid retirement and optional 403(b) plan.

Diocese of Crookston: The Diocese of Crookston is a non-profit religious organization that serves 30,000 Catholics in 66 parishes and 8 Catholic schools in the 14 northwest counties of Minnesota. Known as a mission diocese of the Catholic Church, Diocese of Crookston territory is rural in nature; farming, logging and tourism are main industries.

How to Apply / Contact / Deadline: Submit resume including references, cover letter, and any combination of four writing or other media samples to Janelle Gergen at Diocese of Crookston, PO Box 610, Crookston, MN 56716 or jgergen@crookston.org. Position open until filled.

Assistant Cook
St. Timothy’s School
Maple Lake, MN
Part Time

St. Timothy’s School in Maple Lake is looking for a part-time assistant cook for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, with the option of continuing next school year. This position works 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. Position is up to 25 hours/week.

To Apply: If interested, email principal@stimml.org.

Director of Liturgy and Pastoral Ministry
Pax Christi Church
Rochester, Minnesota
Full Time

FLSA: Exempt (Salary)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Director of Liturgy and Pastoral Ministries is of service to the Church by sharing the faith, serving the community, and expressing the love of God and neighbor through liturgy and pastoral care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Pastoral Ministry:

Pastoral Care :

  • Assist pastor in responding to the pastoral care needs of our parishioners and those entrusted to our care.
  • Manage Communion to the homebound and those living in care facilities; and conduct home, hospital, hospice, and nursing home visits regularly.
  • Facilitate Caring, Grief, and Welcome Ministries.
  • Assist with the training and mentoring of volunteers in the pastoral care ministries.

 Formation:

  • Assist in the RCIA process..
  • Lead the parish process of preparation for Baptism and engaged couples.

 Liturgical Ministry:

  • Direct the parish worship program, including the planning of liturgical seasons, sacramental celebrations and the liturgical calendar in collaboration with the Pastor and Music Director.
  • Coordinates persons involved in liturgical ministries; presiders, lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, sacristans, hospitality ministers, etc.
  • Provide leadership and assistance to coordinate the work of the liturgy and/or environment committees.
  • Oversee the aesthetic décor and cleanliness of the worship space, the provision of sacred vessels and vestments, the maintenance of an effective sound and projection system, the purchase of missals, homily helps and other resources.
  • Educate members of the parish and serve as parish resource in matters of liturgical understanding, sensitivity and planning.
  • Assist in the planning of funerals. When necessary, lead wake or committal service.
  • Coordinate wedding rehearsals.
  • Prepare petitions for Sunday liturgies and other services as needed.

 Administrative:

  • Act as the primary liaison with the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in the areas of Liturgy, Lay
  • Ministry and RCIA
  • Oversee the maintenance needs of all liturgy equipment.
  • Prepare an annual departmental budget in collaboration with the Parish Administrator.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required:

  • Well-developed oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of the Catholic Church and Church teachings. A person of faith and prayer.
  • Articulate and confident in matters of faith.
  • Roman Catholic in good standing.
  • Proficiency in planning, organizing, and coordinating events and programs as well as coordinating and delegating shared ministry responsibilities.
  • Experience in directing and managing volunteers.
  • A degree in theology, liturgy, pastoral ministry, or a related field or significant experience in a similar role.

 WORKING CONDITIONS

General office setting for planning and meetings. Church facilities for rehearsals and liturgies. These responsibilities will be fulfilled in a 40-hour work week, with some regular office hours and presence on weekends and major feasts. Additional hours may be necessary from time to time, depending on the workload and liturgical season. The employee must be able to occasionally move 30+ pounds.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Director of Liturgy and Pastoral Care is accountable to the Parish Administrator and ultimately the Pastor.

 COMPENSATION

A salary will be paid in an amount agreed upon with the Pastor with review of the Finance Council of the parish.

These positions are with parishes and organizations outside of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Please follow the application instructions with each specific job listed.

For Employers:
To post a position, please send a brief position description and application instructions to the Director of Human Resources. Please contact us to remove the position once you have filled it. Positions will be automatically removed after 60 days unless you request an extension.