Director of Faith Formation
The Church of Saint Andrew
Elk River, Minnesota
The Church of Saint Andrew, located in Elk River, MN, is seeking a faithful and passionate Catholic in good standing for full-time employment with benefits as the Director of Faith Formation for grades 1-11. Working in collaboration with our Faith Formation team, the position will oversee and manage our dynamic Faith Formation program and will help guide our young people to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and the Church. The successful candidate will have management skills, teaching experience, be well versed in Catholic Church teaching and have the desire to share their Catholic faith with children and youth.
To Apply: Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application, resume and 3 professional references to Melissa Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org .
Review of applications will begin April 12. A complete job description can be found at https://www.saint-andrew.net/employment.The Church of Saint Andrew is a vibrant parish of 1900 families north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Mission Education Coordinator
Mission Office/Society for the Propagation of the Faith
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Education: B.A. or equivalent in related area.
Job Related Experience: 2-3 years working in parish and/or diocesan level. Cross cultural mission experience/s.
This part time or full time (up to 40 hours) staff position coordinates communications of the St. Cloud Mission Office, both within the diocese and with our global faith partners. The focus is on mission/global solidarity promotion with members of diocesan delegations and partnership committees and K-12 Catholic educators/students of the St. Cloud Diocese, to foster engagement with the global Church and the world-wide mission of Jesus Christ.
Major Responsibilities/Percentage of Time
- Coordinate collaboration with and animation of missionary activity of our Church (30%)
- Coordinate communications of the St. Cloud Mission Office (30%)
- Coordinate mission/global solidarity partnerships, promotion and education (35%)
- Coordinate prayer and communication for mission/evangelization/global solidarity (5%)
Description of Job Responsibilities
- Coordinate collaboration with and animation of missionary activity of our Church
A. Mission Education programs throughout the Diocese
· Liaison with Catholic schools, parish Faith Formation/Religious Education and Youth Ministry programs for promotion of mission curriculum, presentations and relationships
· Coordinate Missionary Childhood program
- Collaborate with Catholic Education Ministries and others as time allows
- Present workshops and displays on mission education curriculum, global connections and Fair Trade at diocesan events and with educators
· Coordinate the Mission Office Speaker’s Bureau, including mission presentations by our foreign missioners, returned missioners, short term delegates and visiting missioners
- Maintain contact/connection with parish groups and mission related organizations
- Catholic Relief Services, Rice Bowl, Local Rice Bowl and Pontifical Mission Societies
- Auxiliary/parish mission groups, Knights of Columbus, Social Ministry groups
· Participate in regional and national conferences as budget allows
2. Coordinate communications of the St. Cloud Mission Office
· Manage Mission Office website, Facebook and Instagram pages, Online Auctions, Vanco and GiveMN
- Lay out of Mission Office newsletter (3 per year), Monthly Educator’s Bulletin and assisting with other communications, including brochures and articles
3. Coordinate mission/global solidarity partnerships, promotion and education
· Active involvement with diocesan global faith partners (Diocese of Maracay Venezuela; Diocese of Homa Bay Kenya; and others); fostering connections in the schools, faith formation and youth ministry programs; coordinating communications with the partnerships; preparing/follow-up of delegations to and from St. Cloud; membership/oversight on Partnership Leadership Committees; ability and availability to lead delegations to global partners when needed; Partnership events and fundraising
- Coordinate prayer and communication for mission/evangelization/global solidarity
- Spiritual and moral support of all diocesan mission outreach programs, relationships, missioners and mission connections
Qualifications to consider:
- Willingness to continue/further education in related field
- Active, participating Catholic
- Cross-cultural mission experience, understanding and sensitivity
- Good organizational and communication skills, a collaborative spirit
- Experience with public speaking and website management
- Familiarity with Catholic social teaching and current trends and issues in global mission
- Flexible, open minded and able to adapt to new and changing situations
- Comfortable with writing articles, reflections, and sharing stories.
- Available for flexible hours, including evenings, weekends & occasional overnight travel
- Ability to take initiative in outreach and public speaking engagements on mission/global solidarity and the global church
To apply: Fill out Mission Office Application and send to email@example.com
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
Saint John’s University
The Department of Campus Ministry at Saint John’s University invites applications for a full-time (.92 FTE), benefit-eligible position of Assistant Director.
Saint John’s University Campus Ministry, rooted in Catholic tradition and Benedictine values, cultivates the faith life of the campus community “that in all things God may be glorified.” (Rule of Benedict 57:9). We are seeking a ministerial, administrative leader to support the mission of SJU Campus Ministry, in expressing the Church’s pastoral care for the spiritual growth and development of campus community through witness and ministry that is consistent with the Catholic Benedictine mission and character of Saint John’s University. The Assistant Director serves as an integral member of the leadership team, consisting of the Director and Chaplain, to support and implement Campus Ministry operations and mission. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing and implementing areas of Service Immersions and Retreats and managing the student employee staff. The Assistant Director must be particularly attentive to addressing the pastoral and spiritual needs of undergraduate men.
Saint John’s University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campus is located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.
SJU is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The university is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.
With a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students, SJU has a unique coordinate partnership with the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women. SJU and CSB are committed to the holistic transformational development of men and women within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about .
SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.
1. Oversees and implements the Service-Immersions and Retreat experiences, including but not limited to:
Incorporates Benedictine Values and Catholic Social Teaching into the areas of graduate and undergraduate student formation and programming
Oversees the logistics of booking retreat spaces and service-agencies, managing Service-Immersion and Retreat budgets, creating advertising, and assessment and evaluation of these areas
Oversees the student teams of service immersions and retreats to ensure optimal coordination in all areas of programming
Develops materials and preparation of student leadership development in program aspects (i.e. FYRE Leader development, preparation meetings for Service-Immersion programs)
Mentors graduate student interns working on Service-Immersions and Retreats
2. Serves as a ministerial resource for undergraduates, particularly those of Saint John’s
Meets regularly with students to provide ongoing spiritual guidance and conversation
Hosts outreach conversations and/or events to serve students’ various faith needs
Available to meet with students in crisis or difficult life moments
Stays informed on current issues facing undergraduate men, the spiritual lives of young adults, and the Roman Catholic Church
3. Manages student employees and ensures a positive working, learning environment for undergraduate staff:
Manage hiring processes for student employees
Provide training for new employees in department operations
Creates and maintains staffing schedule
Manages, monitors, and approves timecards and hours
Fosters an inclusive working environment
Provides ongoing professional development feedback and evaluation for student staff
4. Collaborates on the departmental vision with leadership team consisting of the Director and the Chaplain
Serves as a critical presence for major Campus Ministry events, including weekly Student Liturgies, ensuring vision and operational success
In collaboration with the Director, implements professional development for staff, including August Orientation, the January Retreat, and regular student staff meetings
Serves as a representative of the departmental vision of Campus Ministry on interdepartmental committees
5. Implements the vision through departmental operations
Ensures a hospitable environment for the faith development of the campus community
Coordinate with campus partners and student employees to support various department-wide initiatives (i.e. Baccalaureate Mass, Extraordinary Service Award, post-Mass socials, Mass in the Stadium, Mass on the Grass, Fish Fry Lenten fundraiser)
Prepare materials, coordinate logistics, implement Johnnie Brothers Dogsledding Retreat
Support the recruitment, organization, and coordination for new Johnnie Brothers groups
Collaborates with CSB Campus Ministry to offer integrated experiences for CSB and SJU students
6. Administrative Duties:
Exercises responsible stewardship in budget oversight and administration for the areas of Service-Immersions, Retreats, and Student Employment
Carries out other duties as assigned by the Director
B.A./B.S. in Theology, Philosophy, Pastoral Ministry, Peace Studies, Social Work or related area
Active participation in a Catholic parish or other Christian faith community
Effective leadership, management, supervisory, collaboration, and organizational skills Strong pastoral skills including listening, empathy, and follow-up.
Strong communication skills demonstrating eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm and professionalism
Awareness of and sensitivity to the spiritual development of undergraduate men
Creativity for program design and innovation
Ability to maintain high level of competence, judgment, and confidentiality
Familiarity with and the ability to articulate the connection between Catholic Social Teaching and Benedictine values
Experience in volunteer, service, immersions, advocacy, or retreats work
Ability to work with students from across a variety of Christian and other religious and cultural traditions as well as students who are religiously unaffiliated
Ability to work days, evenings, weekends, and some week-long immersions as required by Campus Ministry programming
MDiv. Or M.A. in theology, pastoral ministry, related area or working towards
Practicing Roman Catholic or strong familiarity with Catholic or Benedictine values
Knowledge and appreciation of the living Benedictine charism and tradition of Saint John’s Abbey
Ability to integrate values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice with ministry
Experience in service, retreats, service, or social justice initiatives
Experience in young adult mentorship, youth faith-formation, or programming for higher education
Experience in budget management
The successful candidate should be able to bring a pastoral sense of the Catholic, Benedictine mission into the encounter with students’ lives
Applications are accepted online. Interested applicants should complete the application form and submit a resume and cover letter.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the Saint John’s University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-2508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the policy of SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Saint John’s also utilizes E-Verify as part of its onboarding process to confirm work authorization.
Saint John’s University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Coordinator of Youth Ministry & Young Adult Ministry
Christ Our Light Parish
Do you want to be a Trailblazer for Youth in Grades 7-12 and young adults? Are you looking to work for a dynamic parish that lives out the mission of Vatican II? Would you like to be part of a staff where many are trained from St. John’s School of Theology? Have you wanted to craft a Religious Education program that goes beyond classroom learning? This might be the job for you! Christ Our Light Catholic Parish is seeking a bold individual to re-create ways for empowering youth (grades 7-12) and young adults in their spiritual growth. This is a full-time (12-month) position with competitive salary and benefits, starting date is negotiable. The opportunity for some hybrid flexibility is possible. We are a vibrant, growing parish just north of the Metro area, in the St. Cloud Diocese. Review of applications begins March 1, 2023.
- College degree preferred in Theology, Religious Studies or related field or commensurate experience.
- The ability to pass a background check and complete Safe Environment training.
- Possess a Driver’s License or have the ability to obtain.
- Experience in guiding parish catechetical ministry is preferred.
- Live and actively practice the Roman Catholic faith.
- Possess interpersonal and communication skills, including writing, speaking and public presentation skills, as part of the parish staff.
- Knowledge of MS Office Suite and Social Media literate.
- The ability to operate or learn to operate office equipment owned by the parish.
- The ability to follow directions or instructions as well as the initiative to creatively find solutions to problems in a manner consistent with the policies and practices of the parish.
- Must be able to plan tasks and meet deadlines.
- Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality about parishioners and parish matters.
- Must be able to work with other staff members.
For the complete job description and application form, please contact Parish Administrator, Teresa Davila at email@example.com. To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and application with attention to Christ Our Light, Attn: Teresa Davila 804 7th Ave. S, Princeton, MN, 55371 or to the email above.
Church of St. Mary’s Church and St. Mary’s School
Are you retired and looking for something to fill part of your day or looking to make a job change and work in a rewarding environment? If this is you, I invite you to apply for the maintenance position that is open at The Church of St. Mary and St. Mary’s School of Melrose. We are looking for an individual to provide general maintenance, repairs for the church, rectory, and school. Boiler license is preferred, but not required.
We are open to a full-time or two part-time individuals to job share.
To Apply: If interested, please submit a resume and a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Church of St. Mary at 755 Kraft Drive SE, Melrose, MN 56352. Call 320-256-9503 with questions.
These positions are with parishes and Area Catholic Communities in the Diocese of St. Cloud. These parishes and ACCs are separate entities from the diocese. Please follow the application instructions with each specific job listed.
To post a position, please send a brief position description and application instructions to the Director of Human Resources in the form of a Word document or in the body of the email. 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.