Employment Opportunity at St. Bonaventure University

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ALLEGANY, N.Y. — The Franciscan Center for Social Concerns at St. Bonaventure University is seeking an energetic visionary to serve as director starting this summer.

Created in 1999, the FCSC seeks to encourage members of the university community with a yearning for justice and peace, a greater respect for life, and a deeper reverence for creation. The center’s aim is fourfold as it promotes direct service, education, advocacy and social entrepreneurship.

This position, which reports to the executive director of university ministries, is responsible for developing and leading programs that foster 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 integrating Catholic social teaching into the different levels of the campus community.

The qualified applicant should be able to coordinate and provide theological reflections, social analysis, and/or have faith formation experiences, grounded in a strong theological tradition, with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The position will require the ability to work with at-risk youth, adults in poverty, and other vulnerable and underserved populations.

The position — open to both friars and laypeople — requires a master’s degree in theology, psychology, sociology, or a related field. Applicants are asked to contact Francis Di Spigno, OFM, executive director of university ministries, at fdispigno@sbu.edu with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. He said he hopes to have the position filled by July 1.

Last year, the university ministries staff moved into a new building named after a former chair of the SBU Board of Trustees and the former president of the university. The McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry sits in the same place as its predecessor, the Thomas Merton Center, which was built in 1972. Information about this job and about other open positions at St. Bonaventure can be found on the Jobs at SBU page of the university’s website.

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