Thursday, March 02, 2006

How to Work a Job Fair

How to Work a Job Fair

1. Dress as for an interview – professional attire.

2. Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

3. Bring business cards or your personal cards if you have them.

4. Do research on which organizations will be there. Target those that you are most interested in and visit them first, then move on to the others.

5. Arrive early, while recruiters are still fresh.

6. Introduce yourself and present a brief statement of your professional profile and current objective (a concise summary of experience and background, highlighting your unique personal and professional skills and qualities). Be ready to share very briefly one or two accomplishment stories – leave a vivid impression. Ask questions about the organization. See if it is possible to set up a follow-up meeting at a later date.

7. Gather as much information as possible particularly about your target organizations.

8. Network with others who are attending the fair; these are all potential future colleagues. Exchange information and share support in your current job search.

9. Collect business cards of recruiters. Follow up within a couple days with a brief e-mail, stating your interest in opportunities with their organization and your willingness to meet with them, and expressing your appreciation for the initial meeting at the job fair.

10. Relax, be yourself, enjoy the Fair!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Director for Peace and Justice Programs

U.S. Jesuit Conference

Director for Peace and Justice Programs

Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University is seeking applications for a Director for Peace and Justice Programs. This position reports to the Vice President for Mission and Ministry. Responsibilities include: develop and implement a strategic plan for Peace and Justice Programs, providing opportunities to educate the campus community on these issues; encourage, empower and critique the activities and development of the staff; supervise students in developing programs, events and opportunities for campus-wide education on issues of peace and justice; lead staff meetings and planning sessions; plan and administer the budget; develop and maintain a plan to enhance the collaborative relationship with Campus Ministry; develop and implement regular communication and cooperation with the Community Building Institute and the Community Building Collaborative; maintain active communication with faculty and administration, especially the current liaison with both the Justice Across the Campus Committee and the Peace Studies Committee; serve as a liaison to peace and justice organizations with the Greater Cincinnati Community. Perform other duties as requested by the Vice President for Mission and Ministry.

Qualifications: masters degree, preferably in an area connected with peace and justice issues; experience in and familiarity with peace and justice issues and with professional organizations concerned with these issues; ability to relate well with students, faculty and staff; and a minimum of one year supervisory experience.

Deadline for application is Friday, March 3, 2006. Interested/qualified applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and names and phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Connie Perme, Xavier University, Human Resources, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-4641 or email

Maryknoll Lay Missioners

Maryknoll Lay Missioners

We welcome single people, couples, families with children, Religious and ordained people. For more than 25 years we have been preparing lay people to work in mission overseas. Our missioners come from a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds. This can include health, direct service to people with AIDS, education, community organizing, grassroots economic development and formation of faith communities.

AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

ASIA: Cambodia, East Timor, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam.

LATIN AMERICA: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela and on the U.S. Mexico border.

Justice and Peacebuilding Technical Advisor

Technical Advisor -Justice and Peace building [D 05 072]

The Justice and Peacebuilding Technical Advisor provides leadership and technical support to country programs and regional technical staff to ensure quality peacebuilding program development, implementation and agency-wide learning. This position supports a CRS strategic priority area and works with a team of regional and headquarters-based peacebuilding colleagues.

Program Officer/Peacebuilding Education

Program Officer/Peacebuilding Education - US Operations [D 06 013]

Catholic Relief Services

Develop and manage national educational programs for Catholics in the United States that will provide them with a deep understanding and commitment to global peacebuilding and social justice for and with the poor around the world. Provide technical support to US regional offices' peacebuiliding program efforts. Working with CRS regional staff and in partnership with other Catholic peacebuilding organizations, engage Catholics in the US in programs and activities that advance a 'culture of peace' in the USA while at the same time helping to support peace and justice with the poor and marginalized overseas. Responsibilities include: researching, developing and organizing peacebuilding education programs; forging partnerships at the national level with other Catholic and non-Catholic peacebuilding education programs in the USA; developing appropriate materials; marketing the programs at the national level; providing technical and logistical support to regional offices for peacebuilding programs; and conducting ongoing monitoring and evaluation. The ability to develop and manage new programs and initiatives is essential for assisting CRS implement its strategic plan.

Director of Liturgy, University Ministry

Job Description: Director of Liturgy, University Ministry

Loyola University Chicago

The University Ministry Director of Liturgy provides liturgical and pastoral service to the university community. The Director will be responsible for liturgical and sacramental life at the University and will also participate where appropriate in other programming initiatives of University Ministry. The position is a full-time twelve month position. The Director of Liturgy reports to the Director of University Ministry

Responsibilities: In coordinating the Liturgical life Loyola University Chicago, the director is responsible for the following:

  1. Direct the undergraduate liturgy team in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Sunday evening liturgies
  2. Provide formation and training for liturgical ministers
  3. Liaison support to the Sunday 10:30 am liturgy community
  4. Plan and implement special University liturgies in collaboration with appropriate departments including Mass of the Holy Spirit, Service of Thanksgiving at mid-term, Holy Week, and Baccalaureate Mass.
  5. Coordinate and manage Roman Catholic weddings on campus chapels
  6. Collaborate with the Director of Music Ministry the integration of music into liturgies and the hiring and evaluation of the Sunday morning Choir Director and Accompanist.
  7. Work collaboratively in planning University wide prayer rituals with appropriate departments including weekly Taize service, interfaith services, memorials, Martin Luther King service, 19th Annotated Retreat services
  8. Maintain calendar and scheduling of Madonna Della Strada Chapel
  9. Hire and supervise the sacristan(s) for the two campus chapels. Assign sacristan for special events in Madonna Chapel
  10. Oversee production of weekly orders of service and bulletins. Produce catechetical information for inclusion in the bulletin.
  11. Schedule presiders for Sunday Masses and week-day Masses in Stella Maris Chapel
  12. Oversee the development and installation of seasonal art and environment for the two chapels.
  13. Develop the annual operational budget for Chapels
  14. Order and maintain necessary liturgical supplies
  15. Develop and maintain positive relationships with the Jesuit Community and Chicago Archdiocesan Office of Divine Worship
  16. Administer yearly student survey of liturgy and ministry at the student Masses.
  17. Participate where appropriate and as assigned in other programming initiatives of University Ministry such as retreats, service opportunities, leadership formation and/or staff development


  1. Master’s degree in liturgy or equivalent degree. Three years experience as a Director of Liturgy. Computer and graphic design skills preferred
  2. A person of deep faith well grounded personally, capable of strong presence to undergraduate students, willingness to work flexible hours.
  3. Previous successful experiences in liturgy planning and implementation in the Roman Catholic rite. Understanding of liturgical and canonical requirements for the Sacrament of Marriage as applied to chapels.
  4. Ability to integrate liturgical life with the academic, cultural and social life of the Loyola University community.
  5. Ability to work in a collaborative ministry setting.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: Note the job title in your subject line. Loyola University Chicago is an equal opportunity employer/educator. Please visit our website at:

Tuesday, February 28, 2006



Founded in 1874, Colorado College is a private, four-year, independent coeducational liberal arts and sciences college of 1900 undergraduate students. It is located on a 90-acre campus in downtown Colorado Springs, on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains at the foot of Pikes Peak. The College operates an innovative, one-course-at-a-time format known as the Block Plan. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.


A person of energy, vision and integrity, the Assistant Chaplain assumes responsibility for the wide range of religious, spiritual, ethical and community-oriented programs initiated or sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office. S/he participates in the conception, planning and implementation of projects and programs in cooperation with the College Chaplain, the Manager of the Chaplains’ Office and the Chaplains’ Office Interns. Examples of these undertakings include mentoring the activities of the Spiritual Life Council, overseeing the functioning of the InterFaith House and facilitating traditional programs such as Holocaust Commemoration events and our annual Festival of Lessons and Carols as well as generating innovative new programs like the “recovering from religion” series. Support for minority students, gender and sexual identity issues, nontraditional spiritual experience and expanding notions of diversity lies at the core of our work.

Reporting directly to the College Chaplain, the Assistant Chaplain also participates in the Student Life Division of the college. The Assistant Chaplain fosters program development by supporting student organizations, consulting with other college departments and managing external community requests for on-campus programs. With the College Chaplain, s/he shares the responsibility for offering counseling to students and staff as well as on-call coverage for college emergencies.


Applicants must have a master’s degree in religious or theological studies with ongoing scholarly engagement in the field. The successful candidate will demonstrate a dynamic personal faith that balances recognized leadership within a spiritual community with a record of participation in other religious traditions. Experience in counseling and demonstrated success in creating and implementing programs in higher education are essential. The successful candidate will be committed to the mission of a liberal arts college and will support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity and cultural awareness at Colorado College. Desirable personal attributes include excellent oral and written communication skills in interpersonal and public contexts, superior organizational talent, willingness to think outside the box, and commitment to collegial working relationships.


Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected; Colorado College offers an excellent benefits package.


Send a cover letter along with salary requirement, current resume, and the name, address and telephone number of three professional references to:

Assistant Chaplain Search Committee
Human Resource Office
14 East Cache la Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Review of candidate information will begin March 27 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Director of Adult Faith Formation

Director of Adult Faith Formation for Catholic Social Teaching and Family Life


Office of Catholic Faith Formation


The Chancery


The Archbishop is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the particular Church entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ’s mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Archbishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. (Directory on the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, 198)

Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Archbishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description.


Provides leadership, teaching and organizational resources for the infusion of Catholic social teaching, especially the dignity of the human person, into the parish and other designated departments and programs of the Archdiocese of Seattle.


  1. Collaborates with the Delegate for Catholic Faith Formation and other staff members in implementing the mission of the Office. This is accomplished by participation in planning, implementation and evaluation of the department’s programs and with special attention to Adult Faith formation, family life, faithful citizenship provision of speakers, resources and development of networks of formation and action.
  2. Plans and implements a strategy to enhance the development of a wide range of adult faith formation programs to assist schools and parishes by offering programs of Catholic social teaching, especially the dignity of the human person, lay ministerial formation, programs of certification, major ministerial formation events (e.g. Chrism Day, LEM retreats etc), graduate theological education opportunities and formation for family life and the strengthening of the use of the resources of Catholic Community Services and Washington Catholic Conference in formation for Charity and Justice.
  3. Provides resources, formation and models of service education with theological reflection in schools and in parishes for children, youth and adults with the goal of developing a systematic and substantive understanding of issues in the region identified by the bishops as impacting Catholic life and teaching. Programs overseen in this position include: Formation for Love and Chastity; Love for Life; Just Faith; International Days etc.
  4. Recruits, forms and assigns faculty, consultants and animators to parishes and schools to provide formation and education to leadership and participants that promote active expression of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic morality and servant leadership in the home, workplace and community.
  5. Plans, organizes and oversees programs of retreat, renewal and certification that assist lay ecclesial ministers in their professional development and ongoing formation in ministry.
  6. Assures positive relationships and appropriate communication between the Archdiocese and lay associations. Oversees and develops as needed, the norms and standards for the inclusion of lay associations in the Archdiocesan Directory and other policy concerns.
  7. Oversees the process for preparation and implementation of the budget for programs and services funded for this position. Monitors expenses and revenues, and approves expenditures for the budget.
  8. Serves as the Archbishop’s representative to archdiocesan regional and national committees and/or commissions as requested by the Archbishop, i.e. Archdiocesan Women’s Commission, USCCB Commission on Evangelization, Statewide Respect Life Committee and offers programs of formation and action in the parish in these areas.



  • Willingness and ability to support the mission of the Church by extending the ministry of the Archbishop.
  • Ability and desire to use God-given gifts and talents in service of the local Church in support of the collaboration between lay and ordained Ministers.
  • Active member of a parish/faith community in good standing with the Church.


  • Masters required in the area of Social Studies, Religious Studies, Theology or related field.


  • Demonstrated experience as a dynamic teacher with the ability to convincingly teach the faith in the context of peace and justice;
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience enabling staff to accomplish goals through collegiality and team organization;
  • Organizational experience as demonstrated through successful programs developed with diverse communities of paid and volunteer leadership, cross generational and multicultural people in parishes and schools.

Other Elements

  • Understanding of the mission of and demonstrated knowledge in the Catholic Church’s teachings on justice and peace;
  • Strong working knowledge of Catholic parish structures and organizations;
  • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written to facilitate meetings, conduct oral presentations, or write documents and/or reports;
  • Must possess a valid WA driver’s license and the ability to travel throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle.

Contact Information




Full Benefits


910 Marion Street, Seattle, WA, 98104






Opening Date

February 13, 2006

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

See application packet.

See for full information:

Director of Faith Formation

St. Perpetua is a mid-size suburban parish in Lafayette, California (San Francisco Bay Area). We currently have an opening for a Director of Faith Formation. Our program is well-established and comes with many dedicated and well trained volunteers. Responsibilities include: comprehensive faith formation program for children in grades Pre-K through 8, sacrament preparation (First Eucharist, First Reconciliation, RCIC).

This position is full-time, 11 months, includes full benefits and opens at the beginning of May. Candidates should enjoy working with children and a dynamic

Salary according to Diocesan guidelines (Job Classification Grade: M3-4). For details and further information contact: St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Rd. Lafayette, CA 94549; (925) 283-0272#203 or FAX your resume to (925)283-6534 attention: Christoph Nauer or e-mail


DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION (Religious Education for all ages). Holy Cross (Santa Cruz, CA.), a 1,000-household bilingual parish, seeks someone to work collaboratively with parish ministries in offering faith formation to all ages. The Director’s duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing infant baptism preparation; children’s catechetics, including sacramental preparation; and adult confirmation and education. The Director will work closely with the directors of RCIA and Youth Ministry. The Director needs to communicate well in Spanish and English. This person must have a B.A. or Masters in Religious Studies or Theology, or have had at least 5 years experience in a similar position. Previous work with multi-generational catechesis a plus. Please send resumé and letters of recommendation, by April 15, 2006, to: Holy Cross Search Committee, 126 High Street, Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060. For further information, please call Fr. Mark Stetz at (831) 423-4182.

Secondary Teachers Needed

Cristo Rey High School, Sacramento, California

Cristo Rey High School, Sacramento is a coeducational Catholic high school co-sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Jesuits of the California Province. Our school is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2006. As a member of the National Cristo Rey Network, Cristo Rey High School, Sacramento is committed to providing a quality college preparatory program to low-income youth of the greater Sacramento Valley. Our school program incorporates an innovative work-study program for students which helps to offset their tuition costs.

We are looking for teachers for all subject areas for the 2006-2007 school year for our inaugural freshmen class. Experienced and credentialed teachers preferred.

Interested applicants should e-mail resume to Sr. Kathryn Camacho at