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Career Opportunities

Summary

Please see below for the following job opportunities:

  • Diocese: Finance Officer
  • Diocese: Respect Life Coordinator
  • Vermont Catholic Charities: Counselor
  • Diocese: Technical Support Specialist
  • Our Lady of Seven Dolors, Fair Haven: Organist or Keyboardist/Choir Director
  • Diocese: Senior Accountant
  • The Loretto Home, Rutland: Residential Care Positions
  • St. Joseph Residential Care Home, Burlington: LPN

Diocesan Finance Officer

The Diocesan Finance Officer is appointed by and reports directly to the Diocesan Bishop in accordance with canon 494 of the Code of Canon Law. The Finance Officer maintains the financial reporting and control systems for the Diocese and is responsible for ensuring that financial information is reported accurately, timely and in a format that is useful to the Diocesan Bishop and Diocesan leadership.

The Finance Officer is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the functions of accounting, treasury, payroll, budget and analysis, and reimbursement. The incumbent is responsible for GAAP reporting; cash, investment and debt management; insurance programs; technology; facilities; implementation and maintenance of adequate internal controls; coordination and response to external audit reports and recommendations; all payroll processing; and maintenance of the organization’s overall financial systems.

The Finance Officer also receives input and direction from the Diocesan Administrative Board. The Finance Officer has the authority to establish policies, systems and processes to ensure proper financial controls. The individual has the authority to apply his/her judgment in the application of accounting principles and to establish, modify and maintain Diocesan policies and procedures that affect the accurate collection and presentation of financial information. The incumbent will also manage the organization’s cash disbursement processes and has the authority to establish such systems, processes and controls necessary. The incumbent will be the initial point of contact for all relationships with financial, investment and insurance organizations.

The Finance Officer will work with a broad range of individuals within the organization and will attend and present information at the Diocesan Finance Council. The position also acts as a consultant to the Diocesan Administrative Board. The incumbent will work closely with a variety of external constituents including auditors, attorneys, bankers, brokers, consultants, investment managers and vendors. The Finance Officer will also have regular contact and collaborative working relationships with department directors and administrators within the Diocese.

The Finance Officer will establish positive work relationships with employees throughout the organization. The Finance Officer will cultivate a trustworthy relationship with all employees, thus managing communications at all levels.

Minimum Qualifications

The Finance Officer must be in the communion of the Roman Catholic Church and a practicing Catholic. He/she is to have the professional and personal qualities required of the office, including being distinguished for honesty and integrity. The incumbent must possess a bachelor’s degree. A degree in Accounting is preferred. A CPA, MBA or equivalent experience is desirable. The incumbent should have five to ten years of financial management experience at the CFO, Controller or Fiscal Director level, preferably in a diocesan, parish or not-for-profit setting. The Finance Officer should be very knowledgeable in all areas of accounting, treasury, reimbursement, budgeting and payroll and possess strong leadership, analytical and planning skills. The Finance Officer will keep informed about updated accounting and fiscal management programs by attending the necessary courses of study and seminars.

To be considered for this key leadership role, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to mfoster@vermontcatholic.org

Diocese: Respect Life Coordinator

The Coordinator, reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, provides support and strengthens the Respect Life efforts, programs and ministries of the Church in Vermont. This individual will assist the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis in supporting all aspects of Respect Life Ministry from conception to natural death. This will include direct support to parishes, priests and the lay faithful.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotes and supports the overall strategic direction and vision for Respect Life Ministries set by the diocesan bishop for all age groups and diocesan programs.
  • Serves as the diocesan liaison to all life issues and related organizations/ministries.
  • Facilitates the work of the Diocesan Respect Life Committee.
  • Facilitates the annual Diocesan Respect Life Mass.
  • Works with the Diocesan Coordinator of Religious Education and Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry to promote chastity education for young people.
  • Coordinates the Diocesan Speakers Bureau for Life Issues.
  • Serves as a resource for priests, parishes and the diocese on developments in medical ethics and technology.
  • Serves as a resource for priests, parishes, and the diocese on legislative issues concerning life.
  • Facilitates formation and education for the diocese on the Church’s teachings concerning life issues, including through writing and presentations.
  • Coordinates Project Rachel Ministry in the Diocese of Burlington.
  • Manages the Project Rachel Phone line.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training on the VCAD (VT Catholic Advanced Directive).
  • Serves as a resource and facilitator to ministries supportive of the most vulnerable populations, from conception to natural death.
  • Completes any and all assignments from the Exec. Dir. Of Evangelization and Catechesis.
  • Adheres to all Safe Environment Programs.
  • All ministries take place under the larger umbrella of evangelization and in response to Pope Francis’ call to “go out” and move our parishes “from maintenance to mission.”

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual must understand and be able to articulate the Church’s sacramental, ecclesial, moral and spiritual theology and how they apply to the faithful. The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3 , 4 of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s Degree in theology preferred.
An individual should be highly competent in the Church’s teachings on life issues from conception to natural death. The ability to positively, compassionately and articulately educate and communicate the Church’s teachings on life issues is essential. Knowledge of the New Evangelization is helpful.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License

Please send your resume to: mfoster@vermontcatholic.org

Vermont Catholic Charities: Counselor

Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc., located in South Burlington, VT has an opening for a part-time Counselor. We are seeking a licensed professional to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and psychotherapy services to a diverse population. As our part-time Counselor, initiative and sound independent judgment is critical. This position is a key part of our professional team that provides counseling to individuals, families, couples and Catholic Schools as needed, respecting Catholic values as applicable. The ability to conduct group therapy sessions is desirable.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of progressive clinical experience in a multi-disciplinary treatment setting and be in good standing and licensed in Vermont, or in another state who would meet the Vermont licensure requirements, to practice in one of the following professions: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW); Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); or Licensed Clinical Psychologist. This position requires strong clinical skills and expertise in documentation and record-keeping, as well as written and verbal communication. Solid computer skills are necessary. The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3˚, 4 ˚ of the Code of Canon Law . Travel is required and company pool cars are available

Please submit your resume to mfoster@vermontcatholic.org for consideration.

Diocese: Technical Support Specialist

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington is looking for a Technical Support Specialist to join our team. The Technical Support Specialist’s role is to ensure proper computer operations so that end users can accomplish organizational tasks. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting and actively resolving end user help requests. This position is responsible for ensuring continuity of computer system services for computer users by providing the technical expertise, assistance and project coordination necessary to install computer software products, modify/repair hardware and resolve technical problems. This position provides technical support and training to the Diocese and Vermont Catholic Charities administrative offices, residential care homes, parishes, and schools, and will visit sites regularly to monitor their technological needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assure continuity of the computer system for all system users.
  • Field incoming help requests from end users.
  • Monitor status of computer support help calls and communicate with staff about the status of their help calls.
  • Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
  • Install selected software and hardware products and serves as IT resource for all current and new software programs.
  • Assist staff with installation, configuration and ongoing usability of desktops, laptops, peripheral equipment and software, complying with given standards and guidelines.
  • Ensure desktop computers interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems.
  • Identify and repair hardware and network connectivity issues.
  • Maintain passwords, data integrity and file system security for computing environment.
  • Monitor use of computers and network security.
  • Participate in important technological department projects as directed by management.
  • Interact with 3rd party vendor support contacts to resolve technical problems with desktop computing equipment and software. Repair hardware as necessary working closely with 3rd party service vendors to ensure continuity of service.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic computer hardware
  • Extensive application support experience
  • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening and questioning skills
  • Strong documentation skills

Education and Experience

Requires an Associate degree in computer science, electrical engineering or equivalent experience. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, preferred. Two or more years of experience as a technical support technician.

Please send your resume to: mfoster@vermontcatholic.org

Our Lady of Seven Dolors, Fair Haven: Organist or Keyboardist/Choir Director

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church

10 Washington St.

Fair Haven, VT 05743

802-265-3135

Purpose: To encourage and enable the singing of the faithful by providing Catholic Liturgical music for regular and special Masses; present leadership/accompaniment for our choir

Accountability: Keyboardist/Organist/Choir Director is accountable to the Pastor and works with Choir.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide accompaniment for weekly Masses, including for choir and hold choir rehearsals as appropriate.
  • Play for (or have first right of refusal for) additional services, such as weddings and funerals, when possible. In addition to weekend Masses, Masses are held on Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Holy Days.
  • Work with the Pastor, choir, and Religious Education Classes as requested
  • Assure that appropriate substitutes are secured or arrange alternative music overage in negotiation with choir when absence is necessary.
  • Oversee maintenance of keyboard, organ and piano
  • Attend periodic Liturgy Committee Meetings

Compensation: Salary will be reviewed annually and set by Pastor in consultation with Finance Council. Planned absences shall be negotiated with Pastor and choir as far in advance as possible. Substitutes working during such times will be paid directly by church.

Qualifications: Education and experience commensurate with the tasks outlined above. Knowledge of and comfort with a broad spectrum of music styles is desirable. Ability to be flexible and a sense of humor are most welcome.

Evaluation: Annual evaluation will be conducted with Keyboardist/Organist/Choir Director by Pastor and choir.

To Apply: Please send resume with at least two references to Our Lady of Seven Dolors Parish, 10 Washington St., Fair Haven, VT 05743

Diocese: Senior Accountant

The Roman Catholic Diocese (RCD) is looking for an experienced Accountant to join our team!

Summary of Responsibilities:

As our Staff Accountant, you will work closely with pastors and the Finance Office of RCD to manage the finance and accounting functions for parishes and/or school(s). You will need a solid background in accounting. Responsibilities will include handling cash disbursements, cash receipts, payroll, general ledger entries, bank reconciliations, healthcare, 403(b), etc. You will be responsible for all financial reporting. This position will support the accounting function for a minimum of two area parishes. Attendance at monthly parish finance council meetings is required. Travel within Chittenden County is required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, math or business administration
  • Three years of general accounting experience
  • Proficiency in Excel, Access, Quick Books, and ADP

Benefits Offered:

RCD offers its employees an attractive benefits package to include: vacation and discretionary leave; paid parental leave, flexible hours, medical, dental and vision insurance; life, STD/LTD and retirement planning. Late model fleet cars for company travel. If interested, please forward your resume to: mfoster@vermontcatholic.org

The Loretto Home, Rutland: Residential Care Positions

The Loretto Home in Rutland has several job opportunities available for caring, compassionate individuals who enjoy working with an older population. Positions include: LPN, RN, LNAs and nursing aides for evening and overnight shifts. Competitive wages and benefits. If interested, please contact Erin Barry-Fenton at ebarryfenton@vermontcatholic.org, 802-773-8840

St. Joseph Residential Care Home, Burlington: LPN

Full and Part-Time Available

St. Joseph Residential Care Home, operated by Vermont Catholic Charities, seeks to hire an LPN to help care for our residents at our Level III Residential Care Home.  This position requires a high level of care and compassion to provide direct patient care, a high level of communication, exceptional attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. Our residents and staff are wonderful to work with and provide a fun and energetic, yet professional working atmosphere! 

Candidates must have a willingness to promote the vision, mission and values of our home. We offer a competitive wage and benefits!

If interested, please send resumes to Christopher Starace LPN, DON at cstarace@vermontcatholic.org