Director of Stewardship and Development, St. Cloud, MN Posted 5/15/18

Director of Stewardship and Development
Diocese of St. Cloud
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Full-Time

The Diocese of St. Cloud is seeking an experienced and dynamic person to share their passion for the stewardship of God’s gifts and help further the mission and ministries of the Catholic Church in Central Minnesota as Director of Stewardship and Development. The Director of Stewardship an Development oversees the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, which supports the work of diocesan ministries, Catholic schools, and local parishes and programs that support our Catholic values, and is responsible for education and support in the area of stewardship practices for the parishes through the diocese.

Responsibilities:

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

  1. Create overall strategy for yearly appeal, including goals, theme, and design.
  2. Produce materials for parishes, including homilies and bulletin announcements.
  3. Collaborate with communication team to create marketing materials, including videos, images, social media outreach, posters, prayer cards, etc. to promote the appeal throughout the diocese.
  4. Create several mailings throughout yearly appeal cycle, including writing letters and prayers for prayer cards.
  5. Travel to parishes before and during appeal to meet with pastors, parish staff, and parishioners, to provide education on the goals and benefits of giving to the appeal; and to thank communities for their generous gifts.
  6. Supervise the implementation of annual appeal strategies.
  7. Evaluate, develop and implement strategies annually to enhance and improve the appeal.

Stewardship Education and Formation

  1. Provide education and training to parish leadership bodies (including pastors, parish staff, pastoral councils, finance councils, and stewardship councils), and parishioners on stewardship, including a theology and spirituality of giving, creating generous communities, etc.
  2. Keep up to date on the latest trends and theories in stewardship and effectively communicate this to parish leaders.
  3. Collect data on different trends in giving of various groups of people (rural communities, people with different cultures, generational differences, etc.) and effectively share this with parish and diocesan leaders.
  4. Review and update as necessary the diocesan stewardship manual as a resource for parishes.
  5. Develop and coordinate Diocesan Stewardship Day in alternate years with Diocesan Ministry Day

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Professional Experience: Five years of experience in development, preferably for an arch/diocese, a Catholic, or non-profit institution, ability to analyze data and situations to develop, initiate, and implement new programs, improve existing initiatives, and eliminate under-performing strategies, proficient in computer applications, excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to relate well with colleagues, clergy, religious, and business leaders, experienced in making public presentations and facilitating groups, and ability to articulate the philosophy and objectives of the Catholic Church, including the theology of stewardship, is required.

To apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, and the application (found below) to apply@gw.stcdio.org

 

Refugee Outreach Coordinator/Community Organizer (Bilingual-Somali), Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN Posted 4/20/18

Refugee Outreach Coordinator/Community Organizer (Bilingual-Somali)
Catholic Charities
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Part-Time

Department Summary:
The Social Concerns Department challenges Catholic & other faith communities to put their faith into action by living Catholic social teaching through a variety of programming initiatives, structured educational opportunities, and conversations throughout the St. Cloud Diocese.

Position Summary:
This position is primarily responsible for bringing people together to work on the social problems of economically distressed rural areas, immigrant populations, and refugee communities. This work is completed through three different roles: the (1) Rural Life Coordinator, (2) Community Organizer and (3) The Director of Social Concerns. Some issues (i.e. isolation, exclusion, racism, language barriers, securing employment, housing, etc.) may be common to all communities this position serves, while others will be isolated to a particular community. The individuals in this position will work towards empowering the vulnerable and/or marginalized in these communities to achieve social and economic change.

The Immigration Community Organizer will be working heavily within refugee communities in the Diocese of St. Cloud area and must have the ability to speak fluently in both Somali and English.

Key Skill Sets:
•High level of competency in identifying tactics & strategies to organize people and communities
•Strong passion for advocacy on behalf of others
•Commitment to equality, social justice and economic inclusion for rural populations in Central MN
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Good persuasion & negotiation skills
•Successful agency driver to travel to variety of locations

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Minimum of 2 years post high school required

Experience: Any combination of training and/or related work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described-requires 3 plus years of this training/work experience.

Other Requirements: Must be Bilingual in Somali and English

Hours: Part-Time: Approximately 18 hours/week. Flexible hours, days and evenings and occasional weekends.

Location: Diocese of St. Cloud area

Apply online at www.ccstcloud.org or submit resume to Michelle at michelle.arnold@ccstcloud.org
*Please note that this position is with Catholic Charities, please do not submit applications through the Diocese.

EOE/AA/Minority/Women/Vet/Disability

Community Organizer (Bilingual-Spanish), Catholic Charities – St. Cloud, MN Posted 3/20/18

Community Organizer (Bilingual-Spanish)
Catholic Charities
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Part-Time

Department Summary:
The Social Concerns Department challenges Catholic & other faith communities to put their faith into action by living Catholic social teaching through a variety of programming initiatives, structured educational opportunities, and conversations throughout the St. Cloud Diocese.

Position Summary:
This position is primarily responsible for bringing people together to work on the social problems of economically distressed rural areas, immigrant populations, and refugee communities. This work is completed through three different roles: the (1) Rural Life Coordinator, (2) Community Organizer and (3) The Director of Social Concerns. Some issues (i.e. isolation, exclusion, racism, language barriers, securing employment, housing, etc.) may be common to all communities this position serves, while others will be isolated to a particular community. The individuals in this position will work towards empowering the vulnerable and/or marginalized in these communities to achieve social and economic change.
The Immigration Community Organizer will be working heavily within Spanish speaking communities in the Diocese of St. Cloud area and must have the ability to speak fluently in both Spanish and English.

Key Skill Sets
– High level of competency in identifying tactics & strategies to organize people and communities
– Strong passion for advocacy on behalf of others
– Commitment to equality, social justice and economic inclusion for rural populations in Central MN
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Good persuasion & negotiation skills
– Successful agency driver to travel to variety of locations

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Minimum of 2 years post high school required

Experience: Any combination of training and/or related work experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties as described-requires 3 plus years of this training/work experience.

Other Requirements:
Must be Bilingual in Spanish and English

Hours: Part-Time: Approximately 18 hours/week. Flexible hours, days and evenings and occasional weekends.

Location: Diocese of St. Cloud area

To Apply: Please visit the Catholic Charities website: https://www.infinityhr.com/extranet/JobSearch.aspx?id=85559&aid=14177 

*Please note that this position is with Catholic Charities, please do not submit applications through the Diocese.

 

 This application is only for position openings at the Diocesan Offices and not to be used for parish, school, or Catholic Charities openings.

Diocesan Job Application (.docx)

Instructions for completing the electronic employment application:

  1. Save this document to your computer.
  2. Open the document in your word processor, complete the Application, and save the document again.  (Your signature can be gathered at a later time).
  3. Before the application deadline, e-mail this document as an attachment to the Office of Human Resources with the Diocese of Saint Cloud at: Apply@gw.stcdio.org

Note: If you are having difficulty saving or e-mailing the form, you may print the application form and mail or fax it to the contact information below.

 Office of Human Resources
Diocese of Saint Cloud
305 North 7th Avenue
Saint Cloud, MN  56303
FAX:  320-258-7652