Opportunities for Augustine Institute Students & Alumni
Mission: The mission of the Augustine Institute is to serve the formation of Catholics for the New Evangelization. Through our academic and parish programs, we equip Catholics intellectually, spiritually, and pastorally to renew the Church and transform the world for Christ.
The Augustine Institute is seeking a barista to work in our in-house coffee bar, Tolle Lege. In addition to preparing and serving beautiful craft coffee drinks, this person will be engaging the broader community through customer service, making people feel welcome in conversation, and answering questions about our work here and the Catholic faith.
- Minimum availability: 15 hours per week
- A modicum of flexibility in their schedule
- A real interest in craft and hospitality as meaningful ways of engaging the community
- Coffee or food service experience is not required, but some customer service experience is a plus
- Customer service for food, beverage, and retail items
- Preparation of craft coffee beverage, including a full menu of espresso drinks
- Opening and closing a coffeehouse, including counting a cash drawer and running repots via a POS interface
- Maintenance of cleanliness of working/service areas and stocking of product
- Making customers feel at home and connected with conversation and mindful attentive hospitality
Submit inquires and applications to email@example.com.
The cluster of Holy Trinity, St. John the Evangelist, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Joseph Catholic Churches is seeking a Director of Religious Education (DRE) to lead, grow, and develop our vibrant religious education program. This is a professional and managerial position that oversees the department and reports directly to the Pastor. This requires the supervision of Religious Education Staff and volunteers in programs for adults, youth, and children. These programs will include Sacramental Preparation of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, Rite of Christian Initiation; as well as coordinating several adult bible studies across all four parishes. Management of all program aspects: curriculum preparation, staffing, budget preparation and supervision, mission out-reach and evangelization both on and off-campus. Some professional development at conferences, workshops, and deanery meetings; and light travel is required. The qualified candidate will have a desire to help people grow in their faith, support and engage in relational ministry, and possess a minimum certification at the CRE level with a goal of working toward DRE certification. Three years of experience is desired. Proficiency in MS Office Software is beneficial. Please send resume and contact information to Pastor via mail at 111 W Marshall St, Rice Lake, WI 54868 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Purpose: This position is responsible for the leadership, organization, coordination, evaluation, and growth of all Children’s Ministries (grades K-4). These ministries include: 1) All children’s sacramental preparation through the Bethlehem Sacrament Prep program and 2) Nazareth Elementary (grades K-4) program. The Bethlehem Sacramental Preparation program is geared to minister to parish children who attend public schools; Nazareth Elementary ministers to both St. Mary School and public school students.
Goals and Objectives:
Working closely with the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the incumbent will facilitate growth of ministries and access the needs, assist in the development of, and implement all parish Children’s Ministries programs. The incumbent will accomplish this through the following functions:
- Bethlehem Sacramental Preparation programs (grades 1-4)
- Nazareth Elementary program (grades K-4) to include Nazareth Elementary Day camp during the summer months
- All staff and volunteer training and management
- Administration to include sacramental recording
- Direct Manager: Director of Catechesis and Evangelization
- Guidance and Inspiration: Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
- Exempt, salaried, full-time: 40+ hours per week with benefits
- Will work flexible schedule as necessary (including nights and weekends)
Duties and Responsibilities:
Development and Administration of Bethlehem Sacramental Preparation Program
- Creating, implementing, and maintaining the goals and objectives of all sacramental preparation programs for children to include RCIC
- Reviewing and evaluating curriculum resources in conjunction with the pastor and the Director of Discipleship and Catechesis
- Coordination and scheduling of classrooms and facilities with school and facilities personnel as needed
- Act as liaison to families
- Leadership of parents with the goal of helping them truly become the primary educators of their child(ren)
- Creating and implementing curriculum for parents of students receiving first sacraments (currently first and second grade) with the goal of full initiation in to the Church
- Planning and facilitating retreats for students and parents receiving first sacraments (currently first and second grade) with the goal of full initiation into the Church
- Organizing and conducting registration, parent meetings, and sacramental information meetings in conjunction with Children’s Ministries, St. Mary School, and main parish calendar
- Coordinating and informing parents of the Sacramental Preparation program calendar of events
- Providing information to families regarding parish activities including liturgical activities during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter
- Collaborating with the Director of Liturgy in the preparation and implementation of special liturgies for program participants of Special Need students into program
- Periodic and thorough evaluation of program; after evaluation, implement plans for adjustments as needed
- Administrative duties:
- Maintains student records to include current enrollment forms, releases, and parental permissions, ensuring adherence to all parish and Archdiocesan rules and guidelines
- Acting as liaison to the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education, completing and submitting any Archdiocesan-required paperwork in a timely manner
- Timely and accurate recording of first sacraments in the Sacramental Registration Book and Parish Soft database
Development, Implementation, and Administration of Nazareth Elementary Program to include Camp St. Mary
- Creating curriculum and lesson plans in conjunction with the DCJM, working closely under their direction so that the Nazareth vision is clearly understood and implemented
- Initiating, organizing, and managing planning meetings with DCJM and other necessary personnel or volunteers
- Leader Teacher/Facilitator for weekly program, organizing and facilitating “special” activities such as hikes, camping trips, etc.
- Coordination with school and facilities’ personnel and other departments as needed concerning scheduling of classrooms and other facilities
- Organizing and conducting registration and parent meetings in conjunction with the Children’s Ministries, St. Mary School, and main parish calendar
- Plan and implement a strategy for integration of Special Need students into program
- Periodic, thorough evaluation of program and plans for adjustments as needed based on evaluation results
- Maintaining student records to include current enrollment forms, releases, and parental permissions from students, ensuring adherence to all Archdiocesan rules and guidelines
- Administrative duties: maintains student records to include current enrollment forms, releases and parental permissions, ensuring adherence to all parish and Archdiocesan rules and guidelines
Coordination, Management, and Scheduling of Volunteers
- Leadership in the spiritual formation of catechists, aides, and helpers: planning and implementing a volunteer “Rule of Life” that includes retreats (three or more per program year) as well as additional spiritual formation
- Recruiting, preparing, and training volunteer catechists, aides, and helpers for each program and grade level
- Volunteers will include adults, high school, and middle school age individuals
- Collaboration with Young Ministers will be required
- Planning and execution of at least four day retreats during the program year
- Coordinating Safe Environment training, background checks, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date records on all volunteers
- Creating and maintaining a resource center for catechists including written materials and classroom supplies
- Attend scheduled parish staff meetings and department meetings
- Keep open lines of communication with members of the parish staff
To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to email@example.com.
General Purpose: The Director of Youth Formation is to develop, coordinate and supervise an inclusive, comprehensive, holistic youth ministry program for young people beginning with 7th grade through the college years that includes catechesis, service to others and support from families with youth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in today’s world.
- Involve young people in prayer and worship.
- Empower young people to become happy, healthy and holy adults.
- Develop, implement and supervise comprehensive, relational youth ministry relying on a team of volunteer advisors and catechists.
- Connect young people with the life of the parish community and make them more visible in parish life.
- Provide young people with service opportunities.
- Develop an intentional outreach to uninvolved and un-churched youth.
- Develop, implement and supervise religious formation of youth to include:
- Preparation for sacraments not received prior to entering 7th grade;
- Relying on a volunteer team of catechists, develops, implements and supervises the RCIA process for youth;
- Relying on a team of volunteers, develop, implement and supervise the Confirmation process for youth.
- Plan, schedule, develop and coordinate all Youth Liturgies in consultation with the Director of Worship.
- Work with other diocesan youth ministers to coordinate, plan and execute youth programs at the diocesan and regional level.
- In consultation with the parish Business Manager, develop and maintain the youth ministry budget.
- Be an active member of staff; sharing responsibilities, implementing group decisions, and offering regular communications about youth ministry. Be committed to overall parish welfare and development.
- Continue professional development through attendance at workshops, conferences, retreats, diocesan, regional and staff meetings, as well as through reading, prayer and spiritual direction.
Other duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for highly confidential information;
- Responsible for complying with Diocesan Core Values (see addendum);
- Responsible for integration with parish vision;
- Responsible for a budget in excess of $50,000.00.
- Adult Advisor Committee
- Peer Council
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as psychology, sociology, counseling, religious education or a combination of an Academic Certificate in Youth Ministry and a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Experience: Prior experience putting the direction of Vatican II principles into practice in a parish community as a Youth Minister is preferred.
Other background demonstrating application of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Practicing Catholic in good standing with the church;
- Knowledge and understanding of post Vatican II church and Vatican II liturgy documents;
- Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad variety of people;
- Strong skills in communication, organization, leadership, management and public speaking;
- Ability to set and achieve goals;
- Ability to train and empower volunteers;
- Ability to work collaboratively and promote teamwork with staff members, the parish and civic community, as well as work independently;
- Working knowledge of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop’s vision for youth ministry Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry;
- Working knowledge of “Age to Age” document for worship with young people.
Nature of contacts with others required for successful job performance:
- Staff and parishioners
- Diocesan and regional staff
- General public
- Appropriate community connections
Please direct questions and resumes to:
Fr. Nathaniel Hinds
St. Paul Parish
9 El Pomar Road
Colorado Springs,Colorado 8o906
Description: St. Mary Catholic School is hiring a full-time, grade 6-8 religion teacher to begin December 1, 2017.
- Must be a practicing Catholic, committed to the teachings and mission of the Catholic church
- Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in theology, philosophy, or equivalent from a Catholic institution preferred
- Teaching experience preferred
Community of Faith:
- Recognizes and supports the unique Catholic mission of the school
- Gives evidence of lived Gospel values
- Assumes an active role in building the school’s faith community
- Demonstrates effective planning skills
- Demonstrates competence in teaching process
- Develops and uses effective methods of evaluation
- Establishes a consistent discipline approach that promotes self-direction and positive self-image
- Maintains a functional and pleasant learning environment
- Works cooperatively with the administration
- Works effectively with all staff members
- Promotes positive relationships with students
- Maintains positive relationships with parents
Professional Responsibilities and Growth:
- Demonstrates a sense of professional responsibility
- Maintains a professional manner
To Apply: please send cover letter and resume to Jim Baker, Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Description: The Director of Faith Formation will work as part of a team of directors at the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization, a new teaching institute formed by the ordinary of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland, and supervised by the Institute’s Executive Director, Dr. David Tamisiea. The Director of Faith Formation is charged with revitalizing faith formation in the Diocese of Tyler by building on the good work of catechesis already being done in the Diocese and making it even better. The Director will assess, implement, and oversee faith formation programs in the parishes, encompassing religious education of children, sacramental preparation, RCIA, and ongoing adult faith formation. The Director will also help develop an outstanding catechist formation and certification program for the Diocese, which will entail organizing classes in the six deaneries of the Diocese and working with the diocesan media communications department to develop online religious instruction for the catechists on the Institute’s website. The Director at a later stage in the Institute’s development will also help organize and supervise regional, deanery-level catechists, to assist in carrying out the teaching mission throughout the Diocese.
The ideal candidate for Director of Faith Formation is a devout Catholic who is faithful to the Magisterium of the Church and committed to teaching the Catholic faith in all its breadth and depth, beauty and rigor. This person must be well-formed theologically, having attained a masters degree or higher in theology or a related discipline. The candidate should be bilingual in English and Spanish, and must have some prior experience in faith formation at the parish and/or diocesan level. The candidate should also demonstrate an ability to manage and direct catechists.
About the Employer: The St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization is a newly-formed teaching institute located in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. Bishop Joseph Strickland formed the Institute to assist him in making the Tyler Diocese an outstanding teaching diocese. The Institute is under the direct authority of Bishop Strickland and is headed by an Executive Director who oversees the Institute’s teaching initiatives. Bishop Strickland has made more effectively teaching the Catholic faith the heart and soul of his episcopacy, and has outlined an ambitious vision for “allowing the Light of Christ to shine forth in its radiant brilliance” in his Constitution for Teaching the Catholic Faith, which can be found here. The Diocese of Tyler is a 30-year-old diocese covering 33 counties and situated in the beautiful piney woods of Northeast Texas. The seat of the Diocese is the city of Tyler, Texas, a mid-sized city (pop. 120,000) that is the economic hub in Northeast Texas, with two major healthcare systems, a rapidly growing University of Texas at Tyler (9800 students), a low cost of living, an historic district with charming brick streets, nearby scenic campgrounds and lakes, and is famous for being the Rose Capital of the United States.
Applying for the Position: All applicants must submit (a) a current resume or CV, (b) list of three references, and (c) a cover letter that expresses the applicant’s interest and fitness for the position based upon their credentials, experiences, accomplishments, skills, and desire to help carry out the teaching mission of the St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization. These items should be sent by e-mail to Dr. David Tamisiea, the Executive Director of the St. Philip Institute, at email@example.com, with a brief introduction in the body of the e-mail and in the subject line with the words, “Applicant for SPICE-Director of Faith Formation.” The deadline for submission is November 15, 2017.
David Tamisiea, J.D., Ph.D.
St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization
(903) 914-0829 (office)
Summary: Under the direction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Baker, OR, the Director of Catechetical Ministry directs and moderates all catechetical activities of the diocese. This person works in consultation with the Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation, and the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator to ensure that catechetical resources, guidelines, and religious education curriculum are in accord with the Magisterium under the direction of the bishop.
Responsibilities include developing and evaluating catechetical resources and training of catechetical ministers for the adult faith formation, children’s religious education, sacramental preparation, and RCIA. Administration of the diocesan catechetical certification programs also falls under this person’s responsibility.
This position requires approximately 25% of time for travel to parishes and schools throughout the diocese to meet with staff and volunteers. This person also serves as a member of a training team for various ministry leadership and catechetical workshops. Proficient bi-lingual (Spanish and English) writing and speaking skills are preferred, but we will consider all qualified candidates.
Qualifications for Director
- An exemplary Catholic in good standing with the Church
- Graduate degree in catechesis, theology, religious education, or related field
- 10+ years experience in a catechetical role (especially in parish setting)
- 5+ years management or supervisory experience
- 5+ years administrative experience
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience incorporating magisterial and catechetical norms, papal documents, and the New Evangelization into all catechetical initiatives
- Good writing and public presentation skills
- Competent computer skills: e-mail, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher software, Social Media
- Experience in producing catechetical guidelines and curriculum standards
- Analyze the catechetical needs of the diocese and develop a diocesan catechetical plan coordinated with the Evangelization, Youth, and Young Adult ministry planning
- Develop diocesan catechetical policies in consultation with other leaders of diocesan evangelization and catechetical efforts
- Develop a diocesan curriculum guide based on the General Directory for Catechesis, the National Directory for Catechesis, USCCB approved textbooks, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Develop guidelines for lifelong parish catechesis for the baptismal catechumenate, and for programs of sacramental preparation
- Evaluate and recommend catechetical textbooks, materials, and other resources
- Provide assistance in the evaluation of parish catechetical programs, using instruments that measure cognitive, affective, and behavioral objectives
- Maintain and develop catechetical certification programs and resources
- Develop resources to meet the catechetical certification programs and resources
- Develop resources to meet the catechetical needs of persons with disabilities
- Coordinate diocesan strategic planning as directed by the Bishop
- Oversee diocesan public relations
- Coordinate diocesan Safe Environment Program
Application Process: Interested candidates should please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (English and Spanish) with a cover letter, resume of experience and education, and three professional references.
Summary: This 40-hour/week position at Madonna University fosters the spiritual, liturgical, and religious life of students. Responsible for creating a vibrant and active campus ministry program designed to develop the whole student, integrated in the Franciscan tradition. Collaborates with faculty and staff, to build and sustain an effective campus ministry to students’ spiritual and faith formation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Applies a dynamic vision to oversee a comprehensive ministry program that actively engages students in integrating their intellectual lives with their spiritual and faith development along with their service for and with others
- Collaborates with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Mission Integration and members of the Mission Core Team in line with the Madonna mission and core values and the teachings of the Catholic Church to shape our Catholic identity and Franciscan intellectual tradition
- Fosters the spiritual development of the campus community and fostering dialogue and understanding among people of different faiths, and celebrating the richness of religious diversity
- Partners with various university offices to promote Catholic student recruitment and retention
- Establishes, coordinates, and develops a Madonna Student Outreach Retreat Team, a student-led retreat ministry as an outreach to area parishes and high schools. Establishes a student ministry that promotes the Catholic identity of Madonna University both on and off campus
- Develops programs, retreats, and mission trips as spiritual growth opportunities for the student body, through the implementation of ongoing catechetical and faith formation activities
- Coordinates daily student-focused liturgy and assist in the planning of campus wide liturgies
- Cultivates relationships with external Catholic organizations and youth/young adult groups, while working in partnership with Madonna University’s offices to promote a Catholic atmosphere
- Coordinates the celebration of the Eucharist and in partnership with the music department, organizes liturgically sound music that is led by students, and consistent with the season and occasion
- Advises the faith-based student organizations as well as supervise and work with campus ministry student workers
- Collaborates with various offices and departments to engage in community service activities consistent with the teachings of the Church in peace, justice, human, and social issues
- Cooperates with the Advancement Office and other offices and departments to enhance liturgical services. Assists with related activities/special projects as assigned
- Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring and training, planning, assigning and directing work of student workers, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.
Qualifications: The above statements reflect the general responsibilities of the position and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. May be required to work outside of normal working hours.
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field and at least five (5) years’ experience in young adult ministry and/or campus ministry are required. Must be energetic, self-starter, visionary, and creative with the ability to establish and maintain collaborative community partnerships, relationships, and design programs to support the spiritual development of students. Must be highly organized, innovative, and able to inspire others in their life of faith and have the capacity to articulate and explain faith practices to college student. Knowledge of the personal and spiritual development of college-aged students, a strong service orientation, and demonstrated success in working with diverse populations is required. Must have an understanding and commitment to a Catholic liberal arts education. Demonstrated success in staff supervision, team building, budget management, and report writing. Personally models a life of devotion to the Catholic faith. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Please complete an application at the Madonna University website. Please send a letter of intent reflecting the above responsibilities and qualifications and a resume to email@example.com. Current employees must complete the internal application on MY Portal>Employee Resources.
About Madonna University:
A Catholic institution founded by the Felician Sisters and guided by the values of St. Francis. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and support the Mission of the University. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Madonna University.
LIGHT, LEAVEN & SALT:
AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE ALUMNI AT WORK IN THE WORLD
The graduates of the Augustine Institute are serving the Church’s mission of evangelization as teachers and school administrators, catechists and parish leaders, deacons and religious sisters, graduate students and homeschooling mothers.
As leaders in apostolates that serve men, women, and youth throughout the United States, they are responding to Christ’s call to be light, leaven, and salt for the world.