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Summary

Please see below for the following job opportunities:

  • Diocese: Executive Director of Human Resources

  • Diocese: Superintendent of Schools

  • Vermont Catholic Charities: Counselor/Psychotherapist Position

  • St. Luke/Ascension Parish, Fairfax: Coordinator of Evangelization & Catechesis
  • St. Peter’s/St. Ambrose, Vergennes/Bristol: Youth Ministry
  • St. Augustine Catholic Parish, Montpelier: Administrative Assistant/Director of Religious Education/Youth Ministry Coordinator

Executive Director of Human Resources

General Statement of Duties

The position promotes and safeguards the teaching mission of the Church and exercises authority as delegated by the Bishop.  Develops, implements, and evaluates the goals, desired outcomes and strategies of the Office Human Resources.  The position serves Vermont Catholic Charities, the Diocesan Office and local Church leaders by providing support/consultation, direction and resources that enable each to: adhere to civil laws; create/provide the best employee environment; help with decisions on healthcare and other employee benefit offerings. The position is also responsible to oversee the administration of the Priest Benefit Fund.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as an Advisor to the Bishop, Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia and Executive Leadership Team on all aspects of Human Resources, helping to ensure that the organization has the talent and commitment necessary to achieve the organization’s mission.

  • Strategically plan human resource strategies in support of organizational mission, vision, goals and objectives.

  • Partners with senior leadership to monitor and further define the culture based on Catholic Teaching, focused on promoting an empowered and engaged workforce, delivering results and fostering positive staff morale.

  • Utilize data and statistics to solve HR opportunities.

  • Formulates and implements all Human Resource policies, services and programs in line with the Catholic Church’s teachings, mission, principles and civil laws.

  • Consults and advises leaders on highly confidential and complex human resources and employee relations issues.

  • Participates in business planning and strategic direction with executives of each department/entity including organizational structure; recruiting strategies; retention; exit strategies; reduction or change, salary structure, succession planning, talent mapping, performance assessment and leadership development, etc.

  • Accountable to execute day-to-day HR activities.

  • Directs short and long-term departmental planning which includes but is not limited to: healthcare; employee benefit programs (403b); time off; short term/ long term disability and life insurance programs; wage and salary structures, pay policies, etc.

  • Identifies best practices for accountability and appropriate reporting metrics that support goals and objectives.

  • Implement and coordinate effective human resource management systems, processes and standards in accordance with business strategies and in accordance with federal, state, requirements with mission in mind.

  • Provides direction to leadership on: performance appraisals, hiring, coaching and counseling, career development conversations and disciplinary actions as needed.

  • Ensures those new with the organization understand Catholic Church mission, structure, values, principles and teachings through onboarding.

  • Establishes employee benefit programs and health programs both cost effective and beneficial to the employee.

  • Establishes an effective approach to employee relations including staff communications, employee engagement, conflict resolution, recognition and employee feedback.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Business and/or Human Resources or related discipline (or equivalent experience).  A minimum of ten years’ experience is also required. Must be a strategic leader with hands-on operational oversight and broad-based business acumen, strategic insights, sound judgment and proven, in-depth leadership experience.  The individual must have the ability to relate well with people.  High level of emotional intelligence.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, reports, and legal documents;

  • Possess the ability to respond to inquiries or concerns from employees, supervisors, VCCI, parishes and schools, etc.

  • Presentation skills should include the ability to effectively present information to leadership and employees;

  • Dissemination and interpretation of personal and confidential information and policies to employees, priests, deacons and parishes/schools.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to HR and Finance.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;

  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions. Analytics for results.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands for finite movements such as typing and other office functions. The employee is required to hear, see, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee is required to travel.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when driving from various meetings, parishes, institutions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate

  • Ability to be available at any time due to the nature of HR.

Send resume to: [email protected]

Superintendent of Schools

With the recent promotion of the Superintendent of Schools we are looking for a full time superintendent for the Diocese of Burlington.  This position will lead the Catholic school system of over 1600 students.  All Schools are accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  There are 3 Diocesan Schools (2 Elementary and one High School) which report directly to the Superintendent; 1 Pre-School and the Office also supports 6 Parish Elementary Schools.  We believe strongly that an individual who possesses the desire for student engagement and achievement, as well as, possessing a visionary leadership will help strengthen our Catholic schools in the years to come.

The Superintendent will work under the direction of the Bishop Christopher Coyne, the Bishop of Burlington to carry out the Catholic mission, vision and strategic goals of the Catholic schools to ensure the success of students, employees, and the overall Catholic school community.

Some of the areas of expertise needed for School Year 2018-2019:

  • Elementary Curriculum update in two subjects in School Year 2018-2019.

  • Attending School Board meeting for Diocesan Schools.

  • Conducting Principal meetings (regional, group and individual).

  • Development of an Educational Endowment Fund for Vermont Parish Schools and Diocesan Schools.  Reaching target goals established together with leadership.  To include scholarship for students attending Catholic Schools as well as future College Scholarship Program.
  • Enhancing enrollment and marketing for Catholic Parish Schools and Diocesan Schools.
  • Enhancing the process for attainment of teacher licensure.
  • As a leader continually support administrators at school level.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be licensed or be eligible for a license as a superintendent in Vermont; 
  • Minimal 5 years’ experience in school administration plus 5-7 years minimum teaching experience;
  • Experience working in a Catholic institution is essential;
  • The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law;
  • Ability to manage and conduct strategic analysis for the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Burlington thus ensuring the students education will promote continuous improvement in student achievement;
  • Demonstrated budgetary and fiscal management responsibility;
  • Knowledge of school based administrative policies and procedures;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of school law and the regulations that govern school;
  • Ability to plan, supervise and evaluate work of professionals and administrators.

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience

Length of Contract: Up to 12 months; with the possibility of future role in School Year 2019-2020.

Apply via email to: [email protected]

Vermont Catholic Charities: Counselor/Psychotherapist Position

Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc. Providing Counseling Services for over 78 years!

Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc., located in South Burlington, VT has an opening for a full time and/or part time Counselor. We are seeking a licensed professional to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment planning and psychotherapy services to a diverse population, and exercise initiative and independent judgment in their clinical work. The individual is a key part of a professional team who 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 skills in documentation and record-keeping, communication, both written and verbal. 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 required.

Send Resume to: [email protected]

St. Luke/Ascension Parish, Fairfax: Coordinator of Evangelization & Catechesis

Title: Parish Coordinator of Evangelization & Catechesis

Supervisor: Pastor

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: St. Luke/Ascension Parish, Fairfax

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator of Evangelization and Catechesis provides support to the evangelization and catechetical efforts of the parish through faith formation programs to strengthen the faith life of the community.  This individual will assist the Pastor and Deacon in supporting all aspects of faith formation ministries, including providing support for the Director of Religious education and teachers in the programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the offering and implementation of catechetical adult faith formation, with a focus on evangelization and outreach.
  • Works with the Diocesan Office of Evangelization & Catechesis to support the parish in developing the parish’s adult confirmation and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) programs.
  • Familiarity with the New Evangelization, Missionary Discipleship and its relationship to catechesis.
  • Facilitate and assist with the implementation of efforts such as Legion of Mary, Alpha or Light of the World, designed for parish renewal and outreach. 
  • Oversee and develop curriculum and policies for the parish’s marriage preparation program (pre-Cana) and support married couples in “Post”-Cana marriage enrichment programs.
  • Promotes a culture of Vocations through awareness and education.
  • Conducts Parish census through door to door evangelization
  • Facilitate and assist the parish baptism preparation process.
  • Serves as a support and resource for the Director of Religious Education–assists with parish faith formation efforts for children as needed. 
  • Responsible for Altar server training
  • Adheres to all Safe Environment Programs.

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.  An individual should be highly competent in catechetical studies and conversant with the New Evangelization; equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority.  Knowledge of theology, canon law, formation, spiritual development and education of children, youth, adults and families is essential. 

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, reports, and legal documents;
  • Possess the ability to respond to inquiries or concerns from parishes and schools;
  • Presentation skills should include the ability to effectively present information to leadership and youth;
  • Dissemination and interpretation of personal and confidential information and policies to employees, priests, deacons and parishes.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to Catholic Formation and Finance.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands for finite movements such as typing and other office functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee is required to travel on a regular basis throughout the state.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when driving from various meetings, parishes, institutions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  3. Ability to work nights and weekends.

To apply contact Fr. Furman: (802) 849-6205, [email protected]

St. Peter’s/St. Ambrose, Vergennes/Bristol: Youth Ministry

The Parish families of St. Peter’s in Vergennes, Vermont and St. Ambrose in Bristol, Vermont are looking for a vibrant and energetic individual who has been touched by the Power of God’s love and who has the desire to share this love with the youth of the Parishes.

Some of this person’s responsibilities would be as follows:

  • To help enhance and support the parishes Confirmation and Youth Ministry

Program by working with the teachers and being a part of the student’s lives

  • Over see the Religious Ed programs for both parishes by working with the

Teachers and fostering a relationship with the parents to help them become more involved in their children’s religious education

  • To offer Faith Formation Programs for the Religious Education students and their parents on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring Diocesan requirements are followed
  • To encourage the student’s to take part in Diocesan Youth activities

Compensation would include:

  • Salary
  • Health benefits
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid vacation

If interested in knowing more about this Position or for an application please contact:

Father Yvon Royer

St. Peter’s Parish

85 South Maple Street

P.O. Box 324

Vergennes, Vermont

(w) 802-877-2367  (c) 802-334-6810

St. Augustine Catholic Parish, Montpelier: Administrative Assistant/Director of Religious Education/Youth Ministry Coordinator

St. Augustine Catholic Parish is currently seeking the following position is: Administrative Assistant / Director of Religious Education /Youth Ministry Coordinator for their Religious Education Program working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 6 and grade 7-12.  The position is Full time.  (One position)

The administrative assistant duties will include:  Serving as liaison between the Pastor and parishioners thus ensuring messages and information is shared for the scheduling of meetings, etc.  Researches and assembles information about the parish programs to respond to inquiries.  Drafts letters and memos after receiving general instructions.  Maintains the pastor’s appointment calendar, schedules appointments independently, reminds the pastor of meetings, briefs the pastor on the subject matter prior to the meeting and makes the administrative arrangements as required. Uses basic and advanced functions of a variety of types of office automation software, e.g. database, spreadsheet, and word processing. Ensures the accounting needs of the parish are sent to the respective Accountant.

The ideal candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic, will be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Microsoft Access, and will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Accuracy and attention to detail is a must.  A high degree of confidentiality is required. Confidentiality imperative

The position is 35 hours per week with some weekends and evenings during the School Year

The individual must be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, and a 403(b) plan.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and list of three references to: [email protected]