Associate Director for Lay Leadership Formation, St. Cloud, MN Posted 4/16/18

Associate Director for Lay Leadership Formation
Diocese of St. Cloud
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Diocese of St. Cloud is seeking an Associate Director for Lay Leadership Formation. This position is focused on planning and developing programs for the formation of lay leaders within parishes and Catholic schools throughout the diocese. This will be achieved through:

Pastoral Leadership Development
a. Support lay leaders in their on-going professional and spiritual development.
b. Connect lay leaders to programs that meet their needs
c. Work with pastors and parish staff to identify the need for trained lay leaders and to offer ways to meet that need.
d. Coordinate the certification process for lay leaders in the diocese.
e. Provide orientation and in-service for lay leaders in collaboration with other diocesan offices.
f. Assist in planning faith formation and related in-service opportunities in collaboration with other diocesan offices.
g. Develop models of formation that take into account the multicultural diversity of the diocese.

Collaboration with other Diocesan Offices and National Catholic Organizations
a. Collaborate with other diocesan offices in the formation of lay leaders.
b. Collaborate with Catholic colleges to offer ongoing formation for lay leadership.
c. Build relationships with national Catholic leadership organizations including Catholic Colleges and other institutions.

Experience: three to five years parish and/or Diocesan work experience.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
Travel, nights, and weekends are required.

To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and the application (found below) to by May 11.

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

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

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: 

*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:

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