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As a service to our community and our graduates, Aquinas Institute offers a job posting board. Aquinas Institute reserves the right to control the content of this material. To request to post a position, please email Bridget Kostello, Coordinator of Marketing and Communications, at marketing@ai.edu.

Middle School Teacher

St. Mary's Catholic School
1802 Madison Ave.
Edwardsville, IL  62025

Send resume to: henkesa@stmaryedw.org

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Edwardsville, Illinois, is seeking a middle school teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate would have a middle school endorsement in English/Language Arts. We are a faith-filled PreK through 8th grade school committed to providing the highest standard of Catholic faith formation and academic excellence. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a valid teaching license is required. 

Director of Preach All Ways Initiative

Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Rd.
Indianapolis, IN  46222

Click here for complete job listing and application process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Organize the Relational Preaching Roundtable to develop new forms of preaching (30%). This includes working with Springtide Research, Inc. to conduct original research, gather a cohort of experts in preaching, and hold roundtable gatherings (virtual and in-person).
  • Create an online Certificate in Relational Preaching to empower diverse preachers (40%). This includes working with roundtable participants to develop modules, coordinating with the Marian University Offices for Online Learning, as well as driving participation and enrollment in the certificate.
  • Coordinating the Preach All Ways Challenge (20%). This includes working with partner organizations to identify and prepare young preachers (high school and college students) to share crafted messages at the National Eucharistic Congress and other gatherings.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned. (10%)
University Expectations:
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
  • Adheres to Marian University’s policies and procedures.
  • Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors.
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues.
  • Meets department productivity standards.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems.
  • Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals.
  • Adheres to the department budget.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to embody the Catholic and Franciscan identity of the University as a practicing Catholic, exhibiting public conduct and ministerial practices reflective of the teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Master’s degree in theology, ministry, or related field. Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and significant experience in preaching
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and lesson design
  • Experience in budget management.
  • Regular travel, frequent evenings, and occasional overnights
  • Experience supporting students from a variety of cultural, socio-economic, and faith backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excels in a collaborative work environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible.
  • Strong, internally motivated work ethic.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in theology, ministry, or related field.
  • Online course development and instruction
  • Competency in Spanish
  • Knowledge of the Franciscan charism and tradition
  • Grant writing experience
  • More than five years of experience in ministry

Coordinator of Campus Ministry

Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA  51104

Click here to apply.

Responsible for developing the liturgical, pastoral, spiritual, and faith community life on campus, as well as designing and implementing a comprehensive campus ministry enrollment program, in keeping with the mission of the University and the Catholic church in higher education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Pastoral

  • Facilitate and provide spiritual guidance to all students of all faiths within the campus community.
  • Provide, create, and coordinate opportunities for ongoing faith development through retreats, bible studies, programming, and grief support.
  • Provide spiritual direction and/or pastoral counseling to all BCU community members.
  • Provide areas of discernment both via the RCIA programming and areas of vocational discernment.
  • Provide leadership to student lead groups.
  • Facilitate a positive relationship to the community, Diocese and Sisters of St. Francis

Liturgical

  • Supervise, coordinate, schedule, and maintain liturgical services, spaces, and items.

Service/Mission Outreach

  • Coordinate events that provide outreach to the external community in ways that emphasize Catholic and Franciscan values.
  • Provide oversight of the volunteer opportunities for students.
  • Assist with various programming on campus to provide facilitation, leadership, and organizing.

Administrative

  • Monitor the Campus Ministry budget and special accounts.
  • Provide oversight to Campus Ministry student workers.
  • Oversee the Campus Ministry purchase of needed supplies.
  • Compile the quarterly Board of Trustees Report for Campus Ministry.
  • Serve on a variety of campus committees.
  • Manage and maintain the website and social media for the campus ministry.
  • Maintain contact with the Diocesan Office in any liturgical celebrations and pastoral issues.
  • Respond to other duties/committee work as needed for the good of the University.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in theology/religious education or its equivalent.
  • Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must understand and support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, including moral and pastoral teachings.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to organize and direct major work projects.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor with attention to detail, excellent interpersonal, and strong supervisory and organizational skills with the ability to manage and develop staff.
  • Works frequently with confidential information requiring discretion and integrity.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others, including good listening skills and a compassionate heart.
  • Ability to review and evaluate programs for effectiveness with a strategic and intentional approach.
  • Availability in the evening and weekend hours.

Posted 1.29.24

Upper School Theology Teacher

Visitation Academy
3020 N. Ballas Rd.
St. Louis, MO  63131

Send a cover letter, resume, and references to VizUSMS.Office@visitationacademy.org
 
Visitation is seeking a full-time Upper School theology teacher beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Candidates must actively engage the Catholic Salesian mission and identity of the Academy by modeling the Visitation charism, be a practicing Catholic, hold a bachelor’s degree (a master’s degree in theology is preferred), and have previous upper school teaching experience.

Upper School Campus Minister

Visitation Academy
3020 N. Ballas Rd.
St. Louis, MO  63131

Send a cover letter, resume, and references to VizUSMS.Office@visitationacademy.org
 
Visitation is seeking a full-time Upper School Campus Minister beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.
 
Candidates must actively engage the Catholic Salesian mission and identity of the Academy by modeling the Visitation charism, hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree in theology, divinity, or pastoral studies preferred), and have previous experience in university or high school campus ministry or equivalent work experience. This position will champion intentional, transformative service-learning and engagement experiences in the Upper School - both curricular and extracurricular - that equip students with the knowledge and skills to lead change and make contributions that promote equity and justice in an ever-changing society. 
 
Competencies: A passion for sharing faith with youth. Thrive working as a member of a team, and have a deep commitment to collaboration, creative problem solving, equity, and student engagement. Knowledge of and experience teaching and applying Catholic Social Teaching.  
 

Director of Family Life

Diocese of Green Bay
1825 Riverside Dr.
Green Bay, WI   54301

Send resume to: Teresa Niehaus at teresa@solrcc.com
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Family Life Director is responsible for overseeing diocesan programs, initiatives, and resources related to the pastoral care of the family and marriage all to advance the missionary discipleship of the family as the Domestic Church in the Diocese of Green Bay. These efforts and activities will be carried out according to the laws, documents, and doctrines prescribed by the Roman Catholic Church (the Church) and the policies and procedures of the Diocese of Green Bay.

Minimum Knowledge, Experience And Skills Required
“Embrace the mission and vision of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay and work in accordance with Catholic Social Teachings and the moral and ethical values of the Catholic Church.”

• Bachelor’s degree in theology or Pastoral Studies with a focus on the sociology or psychology of married life, plus a minimum of three years’ demonstrated experience in the field in a related parish or diocesan position.
• Must have experience ministering to families with knowledge of the theology, spirituality and Christian social practices pertaining to family life in today’s society.
• Must have a demonstrated knowledge of applicable Church documents on married life, particularly Gaudium et spes, Familiaris consortio, Theology of the Body and Amoris Laeticia.
• Must have an appreciable understanding of the Church’s teachings on Family Life and the Sanctity of Marriage.
• Must work in accordance with Catholic Social Teachings, the moral and ethical values of the Catholic Church, and the mission and vision of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.
• Must be a practicing Catholic and a member in good standing of a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Green Bay.
• Must have knowledge of budgeting and budget management.
• Must have knowledge of general management techniques.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Strong written and oral communications skills.
• Computer skills including a knowledge of typical office software and the internet.
• Collaborative leadership and listening skills.
• People-oriented, with the ability to complete multiple projects and tasks as required.
• The ability to train and work with couples who help present the various programs.
• Bilingual and multicultural experience preferred.
• Ability to make clear and accurate presentations to groups.
• Ability to work on weekends as needed and to travel to offer services in various parts of the diocese.
• Must be detail-oriented, patient, able to make decisions in collaboration with others, and to meet deadlines.
• Ability to prioritize, to remain flexible, and complete projects independently and on a timely basis.

Full-time, in person, benefits eligible, some relocation costs covered. Pay $67,000-$89,000 contigent on experience.

 

Family Ministry Coordinator

(please note this listing is for one position serving two parishes)

Epiphany of Our Lord Parish
6596 Smiley Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63139

St. James the Greater Parish
6401 Wade Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Epiphany of Our Lord Parish and St. James the Greater Parish are looking for an individual to serve as a team player, who is also humble, hungry, and smart. We are looking for someone with a desire to help evangelize an area of the city with many young adults and families.

An effective Family Ministry Coordinator must engage with the relational ministry with parents, children, and teens of the parish to assist in the formation of families in the Catholic faith. This coordinator should pay attention to family circumstance, understand the home as a setting for spiritual formation, and provide relevant and intentional ministry for all families to help them grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Position can be part-time or full-time depending on the energy and abilities of applicants.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate Baptism Preparation Program
  • Coordinate Children's Sacramental Preparation Program for parishes (First Reconciliation and First Communion)
  • Help coordinate Parish Confirmation Preparation Program
  • Coordinate Children's Ministries, including Blue Knights and Little Flowers and Junior High Program
  • Managing the design, programming, communications, and other issues regarding children and family ministries
  • Recruit, train, and encourage volunteers to support family ministries
  • Evaluate parish outreach to young families, including ways to get young families involved in parish life.

All applicants please send resumes to fathertompastorius@gmail.com

 

Campus Minister

Washington University
Catholic Student Center
6352 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63105

To apply: Email resume to feito@washucsc.org

The Catholic Student Center at Washington University is a house of formation and a community of hospitality for students of any or no faith. Our dream is that every student who encounters the CSC community is known, loved, and cared for. We will walk with them in the way of Christ to deepen their capacity for giving and receiving love and to grow into compassionate, courageous leaders. We want students to go into the world happier, healthier, and holier.

Position Summary
The Campus Minister for the CSC in St. Louis is responsible for student faith and leadership formation, outreach,  and evangelization. As a team, all Campus Ministers serve through one-on-one mentorship, retreats, evangelization programs, faith formation programs, service programs, and social gatherings. Campus Ministers live the Catholic faith in his/her daily life, balance a Catholic theological background with ministry skills, and have strong communication, organization, and planning skills.

Duties:

  •        Provide outreach and spiritual support to students at Washington University’s Danforth and/or Medical School campuses and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy campus through one-on-ones, meals, presence, and other evangelization activities.
  •        Support student formation that encourages and trains them to be effective leaders in church and society, rooted in Gospel values and in service. 
  •       Coordinate residence hall outreach efforts to students in collaboration with CSC interns and the Catholic Student Union.  
  •        Participate in Sunday Mass and weekday Mass and complete assigned duties.
  •        Maintain visible outreach presence on both campuses by regular attendance at student campus events, including but not limited to concerts, student presentations, receptions, and sporting events.       
  •        Attend (including preparation, set-up, and clean-up) regularly scheduled student weekly events.
  •        Attend major CSC programs including, but not limited to, orientation and welcoming events, liturgical celebrations, CSC development events, and graduation events. 
  •        Provide presence and spiritual support to students attending retreats and other key events hosted by the CSC.
  •        Provide leadership formation with students through a variety of programs.
  •        Assist with the formation for Kent Intern-In-Service participants.
  •        Assist with retreat formation.
  •        Organize, coordinate, and participate in winter break and/or spring break service trip(s).  Recruit students, supervise, and mentor students/interns who assist with the trip.  Organize preparatory team meetings that provide catholic social teaching education.
  •        Coordinate and recruit leaders for Core Communities faith-sharing groups.  Provide training and support for Core Community leaders.
  •        Other duties as assigned.    

Qualifications:

  •        Required: Bachelor’s Degree, preferred in theology, religious studies, or related field.
  •        Preferred: Master’s Degree in ministry/theology or a related field.
  •        Minimum of two years of ministry experience with a college/university campus ministry or young adult ministry.
  •        Practicing Roman Catholic.
  •        Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  •        Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented manner in all interactions. 
  •        Ability to adapt to change, be open to new ideas, take on new responsibilities, handle pressure, and adjust plans to meet changing needs.
  •       Capacity to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary, and be flexible with schedule.

Campus Minister Intern-in-Service 

Washington University
Catholic Student Center
6352 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO  63105

The Catholic Student Center at Washington University is a house of formation and a community of hospitality for students of any or no faith. Our dream is that every student who encounters the Catholic Student Center Community is known, loved, and cared for. We will walk with them in the way of Christ to deepen their capacity for giving and receiving love and to grow into compassionate, courageous leaders. We want students to go into the world healthier, happier, and holier.
 
Position Summary
 
The Kent Intern-in-Service program is a ten-month campus ministry initiative geared towards recent college graduates who seek to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually, and to support the mission of the CSC.  Key aspects of the program: 
 
Formation:  Our goal is to create self-aware and professional leaders who are ready to live the gospel through monthly group formation meetings, one-on-ones with a staff supervisor, spiritual direction, and designated time each week for spiritual and personal growth.
 
Service:  To give of oneself is the definition of this Internship. Interns give their time and energy to serve the students at Washington University and provide an example for the students of what it means to be a Christian servant leader.
 
Community:  The internship provides an intentional living community not only through housing, but also with an emphasis on prayer, bonding, and program planning.
 
Leadership:  Interns are the role models to the students they serve. Professional formation throughout the year will cultivate strength and awareness in areas in need of development.  Ongoing training and a team environment is crucial to the transition into professional careers.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
      Welcome all students, providing a hospitable presence both on the Washington University campus and at the CSC.
      Help students connect life and faith in tangible ways, and empower student leaders to take an active role in their faith.
      Assist with liturgies, programming, and assigned responsibilities.
      Lead or participate in established programming, including 1) Service and Social Justice (faith mission), 2) Evangelization and Education (faith formation), 3) Outreach (building community and relationships), and 4) Administrative and Communications (event planning and publicity).
      Participate in regular formation meetings with our pastoral team, and supervisor, with a goal of providing discernment in an intern’s life journey, as well as to help individuals become active participants in parish life and moral leaders in their careers.
      Perform other duties as assigned.
      Live in community.
 
 
Qualifications
      Bachelor's degree preferred.
      Strong sense of faith and a willingness to represent the Catholic Church as a minister.
      Ability to challenge students to grow socially, spiritually, intellectually, and morally, and to offer constructive feedback.
      Ability to work with all backgrounds, cultures, and levels of faith/religion.
      Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal, and writing skills.
      Scheduling flexibility that allows working almost every Sunday, several evenings every week, and occasional Saturdays and holidays.
      Intermediate computer and technology proficiency including familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google platform, and social media.
      Valid driver’s license.
 
Compensation
      Housing and Food are provided at the Herring Intern House.
      Modest monthly stipend to assist with personal expenses.
      Funding for retreat and/or other formational experiences.
 
Hiring Timeline
Applications, inclusive of noted requirements, are accepted until June 14.  The internship will start on August 1, 2024, and end on May 31, 2025.  
Application Requirements
Qualified candidates are asked to submit a 1) resume, 2) cover letter with noted requirements, and 3) preferred area(s) of internship focus as outlined below, to feito@washucsc.org.
Cover letter must include the following:
  1. One professional and one personal reference.
  2. Overview of your current faith life and areas of self-exploration, during this internship experience.
  3. Strengths you bring to the internship experience.
  4. Areas of development you expect to address during your internship experience.
  5. Faith-based Interests and passions.
Kent Intern-in-Service Program - Interest Selection(s)
Our goal, when selecting ministry interns for the Catholic Student Center, is to match individuals with their preferred areas of interest within the intern-in-service program.  As our needs allow, individuals will then be aligned to this area of focus during their period of service.
Please select an area of focus that is of greatest interest to you.  If you have an interest in more than one area of focus, please select and rank them in order of preference.
_____  Internship Focus:  Service & Social Justice Intern – Faith Mission
Coordination of local service opportunities and assistance with the planning of our service trips.  Education of students specific to Catholic Social Teaching and key social justice issues that are relevant to the campus, St. Louis, and the world.
 
_____  Internship Focus:  Evangelization & Education – Faith Formation
Coordination of programs that increase our student’s faith IQ and help form them into disciples of Christ through programs such as Bible Study, RCIA, and small faith-sharing groups. Articulation of personal faith and the faith of the Catholic Church in ways that are relevant to student’s lives.
 
_____  Internship Focus:  Outreach - Community and Relationships
Building community for our students at the CSC and on campus through programs and faith-filled relationships. Initiating encounters with new and returning students in a variety of contexts. Inviting students into a relationship with community and God.
 
_____  Internship Focus:  Administrative & Communications - Event Planning and Publicity
Providing support for CSC programs, including publicity, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, logistical support and event execution. 
 

Coordinator of Liturgy and Music (Part-Time)

St. Stephen Parish
901 S. Main St./PO Box 458
Caseyville, IL 62232

Send resume to: office@ststephencaseyville.org

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates and leads the worship of St. Stephen's Parish, assisting the faithful to full and active participation in liturgy and other opportunities for prayer
  • Responsible for planning and executing four masses
  • Collaborates with the Pastor to manifest his vision for the liturgical year, liturgical season, and sacramental celebrations
  • Fosters parishioner participation in the Mass/service
  • Directs and accompanies choirs
  • Salary negotiated based on experience and education

Qualifications:

  • Is accomplished in organ and piano
  • Is experienced leading Catholic liturgy, including awareness of important liturgical documents that inform its proper exercise and implementation
  • Has knowledge of the Roman Missal, lectionary, liturgical year, liturgical norms and regulations, and liturgical tradition and practice
  • Is a practicing Catholic in good standing
  • *Fluency is Spanish/English is an added plus


Posted 11.9.2023