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February 1, 2016 | Volume 91 Number 7

OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Communications

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks a Director of Communications to advance the overall mission of the Diocese of Richmond through effective and proactive communications. The Director serves as official spokesperson and public relations strategist for the Bishop of Richmond, diocesan offices and as requested, diocesan parishes, schools and diocesan agencies. The Director is responsible for leading and managing the expanded communications office encompassing The Catholic Virginian, websites, social media and most communications. The Director will execute and positively contribute to the Communications Strategic Plan. The Director reports to the Bishop of Richmond.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in communications, public relations, journalism or related field is required, plus 7 or more years’ experience in media relations/public relations in a comparable position, supervising staff and providing senior leadership, communication advice and strategy.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of communication principles and practices with exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to include effective English language abilities and communication with a diverse group of people. Position requires a good understanding of diocesan demographics, creativity, sound decision-making, budgeting skills, interpersonal and collaboration skills, confidentiality, teamwork, negotiation, service orientation and public relations to foster the Church’s mission. Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with parishes, schools, diocesan leadership, diocesan agencies, vendors and the media. Strong proficiency with various PC software as well as working knowledge of website design.

A candidate that is a Catholic in good standing with a strong working knowledge of the structure and teachings of the Catholic Church is required. Working knowledge of Canon Law is desirable.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, resume and diocesan application to:

Catherine Carney, HR Generalist/Recruiter
Catholic Diocese of Richmond
7800 Carousel Lane
Richmond, VA 23294-4201
Fax: 804-622-5163
Email: jobs@richmonddiocese.org

 

Science Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School is seeking a Virginia licensed science teacher beginning January 19, 2016. The successful candidate will provide engaging, student driven lessons with an emphasis on STEM. The candidate must possess strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively on our instructional team. Candidates seeking to teach middle and/or high school will be considered. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a Diocesan Application (www.richmonddiocese.org) to Joseph Whitmore, Principal (jwhitmore@saintjosephschool.com).

 

Bookkeeper — Office of Finance

The Office of Finance seeks a Bookkeeper to support the Finance Office by assisting in review of external location (parish and school) accounting reports and serving as an accounting resource to the locations. The Bookkeeper will also perform first review of budgets, year-end closings and monthly statements. This position will record transactions and prepare reports along with reconciling Bank Account Statements. The Bookkeeper will provide backup support to A/P, A/R, Payroll and to the Assistant Director of Finance primarily in billing. An Associate’s degree in a related field is preferred and at least 3 years of relevant bookkeeping experience. Knowledge, skill and abilities: Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software; and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Required skills include planning and organization, interpersonal, time management, and attention to detail. Must be able to multi-task and adapt as needed to changing priorities. Interested candidates contact Catherine Carney Fax: 804-622-5163, Email: jobs@richmonddiocese.org.

 

Second Grade Teacher

Saint Joseph Catholic School in Petersburg is seeking a Virginia licensed second grade teacher beginning on February 22, 2016. The successful candidate must provide differentiated, engaging lessons that promote critical thinking and create opportunities to develop the whole child. The candidate must possess strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively on our instructional team. Please submit a resume, cover letter and a Diocesan application (www.richmonddiocese.org) to Joseph Whitmore, Principal (jwhitmore@saintjosephschool.com).

 

Hispanic Minister

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is seeking a part-time Hispanic Minister to serve the Parish. This minister will work collaboratively with the priests, parish leaders and the Diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry. The Minister will work to promote activities, formation opportunities and to solve other challenges of parish integration. Applicants must be able to speak, read and write Spanish, they must be eligible to work in the United States and must be a Catholic in good standing. Proficiency in English is preferred. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to office@stjohnscatholicchurch.org, Attention: Rev. Gino Rossi, or by mail to 813 West Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs, VA 23075.

 

Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Evangelization

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Roanoke, is seeking a full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Evangelization. Successful candidates will strengthen and build upon growing youth, young adult, and evangelization ministries in our vital parish of 1800 families. Excellent leadership qualities, strong communication skills, proficiency in social media/technology, and the ability to coordinate, train and empower volunteers are essential to this position. Bachelor’s Degree or a national credential in Theology, Youth Ministry, or Religious Education required. Musical ability a plus. Please forward resume to Fr. Mark White at moreheheard@gmail.com.

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