Employment Opportunities in New York

Maria Hayes Around the Province

The Provincial Office has become aware recently of several job-related opportunities: one position for a religious organization and one event hosted by an HNP ministry.

The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, N.Y., are looking for a director of communications/public relations. Job responsibilities include working closely with the organization’s leadership team and other key personnel in advancing the congregation’s mission. The director will be responsible for both internal and external communications, and will develop and implement strategies for all communications, including the website, public relations and social media, according to the Siena College staff member who provided the job description.

A successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree — though a master’s degree is preferred — in communications or a related field. He or she will also possess experience with multi-media, website design and social media, as well as excellent verbal and written skills, and the ability to proofread material and perform research. The congregation prefers candidates with relevant experience and understanding of Catholic social teaching and religious life. Applicants for this position in Rockland County, roughly 30 miles from New York City, should send a cover letter and résumé to rjefferson@bmtconsults.com or fax documents to 914-347-4113.

Renew, the younger retiree program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, New York City, is sponsoring a day of free, private sessions on March 7 to assist unemployed persons, as well as others facing possible layoffs or career transitions. Volunteers will assist individuals in updating or editing their résumés. To schedule an appointment, call 212-736-8500 ext. 357. Draft résumés may be sent to resume@stfrancisnyc.org.

Newsletter readers who would like to share employment opportunities at Provincial ministries or at schools, parishes and organizations affiliated with HNP are welcomed to provide job information to the communications office.

 Compiled by Maria Hayes