Mission Education Coordinator at Mission Office, Full Time, St. Cloud, Posted 3/26/2020

Mission Education Coordinator
Mission Office/ Society for the Propagation of the Faith
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Full Time

Job Specifications
Education: B.A. or equivalent in related area.
Job Related Experience: 2-3 years working in parish and/or diocesan level. Cross cultural mission experience/s.

Job Summary
This full time (up to 40 hours) staff position coordinates communications of the St. Cloud Mission Office, both within the diocese and with our global faith partners. The focus is on mission/global solidarity promotion with members of diocesan delegations and partnership committees and K-12 Catholic educators/students of the St. Cloud Diocese, to foster engagement with the global Church and the world-wide mission of Jesus Christ.

Major Responsibilities/Percentage of Time
1. Coordinate collaboration with and animation of missionary activity of our Church (40%)
2. Coordinate communications of the St. Cloud Mission Office (20%)
3. Coordinate mission/global solidarity partnerships, promotion and education (35%)
4. Coordinate prayer and communication for mission/evangelization/global solidarity (5%)

Description of Job Responsibilities
1. Coordinate collaboration with and animation of missionary activity of our Church

A. Mission Education programs throughout the Diocese
• Liaison with Catholic schools, parish Faith Formation/Religious Education and Youth Ministry programs for promotion of mission curriculum, presentations and relationships
• Coordinate Missionary Childhood program
• Collaborate with Catholic Education Ministries and others as time allows
• Present workshops and displays on mission education curriculum, global connections and Fair Trade at diocesan events and with educators
• Coordinate the Mission Office Speaker’s Bureau, including mission presentations by our foreign missioners, returned missioners, short term delegates and visiting missioners

B. Maintain contact/connection with parish groups and mission related organizations
• Catholic Relief Services, Rice Bowl, Local Rice Bowl and Pontifical Mission Societies
• Auxiliary/parish mission groups, Knights of Columbus, Social Ministry groups
• Participate in regional and national conferences as budget allows

2. Coordinate communications of the St. Cloud Mission Office
• Manage Mission Office website, Facebook page and GiveMN
• Lay out of Mission Office newsletter (3 per year), Monthly Educator’s Bulletin and assisting with other communications, including brochures and articles

3. Coordinate mission/global solidarity partnerships, promotion and education
• Active involvement with diocesan global faith partners (Diocese of Maracay Venezuela; Diocese of Homa Bay Kenya; and others); fostering connections in the schools, faith formation and youth ministry programs; coordinating communications with the partnerships; preparing/follow-up of delegations to and from St. Cloud; membership/oversight on Partnership Leadership Committees; ability and availability to lead delegations to global partners when needed; Partnership events and fundraising

4. Coordinate prayer and communication for mission/evangelization/global solidarity
• Spiritual and moral support of all diocesan mission outreach programs, relationships, missioners and mission connections

Qualifications to consider:
• Willingness to continue/further education in related field
• Active, participating Catholic
• Cross-cultural mission experience, understanding and sensitivity
• Good organizational and communication skills, a collaborative spirit
• Experience with public speaking and website management
• Familiarity with Catholic social teaching and current trends and issues in global mission
• Flexible, open minded and able to adapt to new and changing situations
• Available for flexible hours, including evenings, weekends & occasional overnight travel
• Ability to take initiative in outreach and public speaking engagements on mission/global solidarity and the global church

To Apply: Please send the application to Elizabeth Neville, at enmission@cloudnet.com

Mission Office Application

Rural Life Coordinator at Catholic Charities, Part-Time, St. Cloud, Posted 2/12/20

Rural Life Coordinator
Catholic Charities: Social Concerns
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Part-Time 14 hours per week
Job Description
Department Summary: The Social Concerns Department challenges the Catholic and other faith communities throughout the 16 counties of the St. Cloud Diocese to put their faith into action by living the Catholic social teachings through a variety of programming initiatives, structured educational opportunities, anti-poverty and community development efforts and conversations throughout the St. Cloud Diocese.
Job Summary: The Rural Life Coordinator will carry out Catholic Charities’ mission to families, individuals, and communities in rural area of the Diocese as directed. This position will assist the Director of Social Concerns and additional Rural Life Coordinators with community organizing efforts and providing support and resources to farm families and rural communities.Major Job Responsibilities:
o Analyze issues (social, economic and environmental) through the lens of Catholic Social teaching and provide analysis and support on issues to individuals through the diocese.
o Promote education and awareness within the diocese and collaborate to address concerns and issues, making action and movement for the common good.
o Organize, facilitate and empower a network of parishioners and clergy to carry out these goals locally.
o Coordinate and assist with planning of Diocesan Rural Life Celebration including securing a site for the event.Job Requirements:
o Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required; Bachelor’s Degree in Theology preferred.
o Job Related Experience: Two years of work experience in a rural setting is required.
o Other Requirements: Must have lived and/or worked in a rural environment and must have a background connected to a farm or agricultural setting.To apply: please send your resume to jennifer.oleary@ccstcloud.org or apply online at www.ccstcloud.orgEEO/AA/women/minorities/Vets/Disability

Social Concerns Intern at Catholic Charities, Part-Time, St. Cloud, Posted 2/12/20

Social Concerns (CCHD) Intern
Catholic Charities: Social Concerns
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Part-Time / 15 hours per week

Job Description
Department Summary: The Social Concerns Department challenges the Catholic and other faith communities throughout the 16 counties of the St. Cloud Diocese to put their faith into action by living the Catholic social teachings through a variety of programming initiatives, structured educational opportunities, anti-poverty and community development efforts and conversations throughout the St. Cloud Diocese.

Position Summary: The individual will work on ongoing Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) projects that are designed to break the cycle of poverty and support organizations working to alleviate poverty and its root causes.

Major Responsibilities
o Become familiar with CCHD and other resources and funding opportunities that are available for local initiatives that will focus on issues of poverty and social justice; meet with current and potential CCHD applicant organizations working on alleviating poverty within the St. Cloud Diocese.
o Assist the Director of Social Concerns in implementing a public education campaign to promote poverty education in parishes of the dioceses. This will include writing communication/education articles, and making parish presentations.
o Co-coordinate social media efforts for the social concerns department, including Facebook, Instagram, quarterly e-newsletters and action alerts throughout the year.
o Research and identify initiatives and programming in the areas of poverty and social justice and develop conclusions as to the feasibility and applicability of those initiatives or projects for local implementation.
o Attend National Orientation in Washington DC (tentatively May 27 – 29, 2020), and other conferences as Necessary.
o Participate in regularly scheduled conference calls from the national office of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to share project experiences and to reflect upon the projects accomplished in light of Catholic social teaching and reflect on personal faith experiences.
o Submit a quarterly work plan and final report and evaluation of the internship experience and accomplishments to the National CCHD office, as well as required by educational institutions (when applicable).
o Assist in leadership of social concerns department team meetings, using the EOS model.
o Assist in the planning and promotion of key social concerns events, such as the Martin Luther King Day of Service and Breakfast, JRLC Day on the Hill, and Parish Social Ministry Gathering.
o Participate in, including occasional presentations and logistics assistance, the Rural Life Leadership Development Initiative “Living Our Faith in the World” training series and cohort; help promote the Parish Social Ministry Certification program in the Diocese.

Skills and Characteristics:
o Student training toward a degree in Community Service, Social Work, Theology or a related field.
o Excellent computer skills.
o Ability to write clearly and creatively.
o Excellent communication skills as the position will interact with a variety of people both inside and outside the organization. Community Service/organizing experience helpful.
o The individual must be able to support the CCHD values of solidarity building, participation with the poor, and Catholic social teaching principles. The individual must also uphold and support the Mission, Principles, Values, and the Code of Ethics of Catholic Charities.
o This position will handle some projects independently and will work with intermittent supervision, therefore leadership experience is helpful.
o Interfaith and intercultural fluency, and willingness to work with and advocate for and with a wide variety of people a necessity.

To apply: Please send your resume to jennifer.oleary@ccstcloud.org or apply online at www.ccstcloud.org.

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