Employment at Franciscan Volunteer Ministry and St. Bonaventure University

Jocelyn Thomas Around the Province

Two Provincial ministries in the Northeast are accepting applicants for qualified candidates for three jobs working with young adults.

In Philadelphia, the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry is seeking a dynamic, creative, collaborative and dedicated Gospel-driven professional to serve in a pivotal role — as associate director. This staff member will work closely with the executive director to provide leadership and oversight in the promotion of the FVM program primarily through marketing, recruiting, and outreach. A full job description is available.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a résumé by June 10 to Kathy Byrnes, a member of the FVM Board of Advisors. It is anticipated that interviews for the position will commence around June 15. Resumes will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The Franciscan Volunteer Ministry is headquartered in Philadelphia, with ministry sites in Philadelphia, Camden, N.J., and Silver Spring, Md. There is a strong preference that the associate director be based in Philadelphia in order to work closely and collaboratively with the executive director of the program. Salary will be commensurate with experience. For additional information about FVM, visit the website of this more than 25-year-old organization.

In Allegany, N.Y., St. Bonaventure University is seeking applicants for two job openings: an associate director of university ministries and a director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concerns.

The associate director will provide leadership and direction for ministry and faith formation for students and the university community, according to Francis Di Spigno, OFM, executive director of University Ministries. This includes the liturgical and music ministries as well as the other prayer services for the campus. The position includes the responsibility to develop programs and collaborate with other members of the university community to foster integration of the mission and values throughout the student experience.

The director of the Franciscan Center for Social Concerns, created in 1999 to encourage members of the university community with a yearning for justice, will be responsible for developing and leading programs that for faith formation with emphasis on work for justice, peace and integrity of Creation, recruiting volunteers to lead and participation in the FCSC and other University Ministries initiatives, and overseeing management of the university’s soup kitchen, The Warming House.

Both the SBU positions require a master’s degree and are open to both friars and laypeople. Applicants are asked to contact Francis at fdispigno@sbu.edu by June 21. He said he hopes to have the two positions filled by July 15.

Information about St. Bonaventure employment opportunities can be found on the Jobs at SBU page of the university’s website.

Readers who would like to share employment opportunities at HNP ministries or at schools, parishes and other organizations affiliated with the Province are welcomed to provide job information to the Communications Office. Recently, The Franciscan School in Raleigh, N.C. publicized an opening for a principal and Franciscan Mission Service shared information about an opening for a communications and development manager.

—  Jocelyn Thomas is director of communications for Holy Name Province.

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