Ministry Opportunities

HNP Communications Around the Province

Several positions at faith-based organizations have come to the attention of the Province’s Communications Office. The locations vary — from New York to Florida and to the Midwest — as do the positions. The employment opportunities are for a grant writer, religion teacher and university minister. Volunteer opportunities in several administrative roles are also being publicized.

In New York City, a position is available with the Life Experience and Faith Sharing Association as a coordinator and grant writer, according to Christopher Keenan, OFM, who notified the Province about the position. Grant writing proficiency is required for this position that includes a New York archdiocesan religious stipend. Interested persons should contact Sr. Karen Helfenstein, SC, director of sponsorship services for the Sisters of Charity of New York. LEFSA is a New York City program that creates faith communities with homeless people in shelters, drop-in centers, a drug rehabilitation program and an HIV/AIDS residence.

Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, Fla., where Paul Santoro, OFM, is campus minister, is looking for a religion teacher. A ministry of the Diocese of Orlando, the 250-student school is co-ed. Applicants should contact Paul.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill., is seeking a full-time assistant director of university ministry. The assistant director collaborates with the director to provide pastoral leadership to students by fostering participation in the faith community on campus through retreats, liturgical celebrations and personal development. The position was advertised in the March 22 newsletter of Sacred Heart Province. Applicants must submit their resume, application and all materials by fax (815-768-8374) or email by April 7. A full job description is available online.

The Franciscan Mission Service in Washington, D.C., needs three positions filled:
• A bookkeeper with at least three years of professional experience
• A communications and development associate
• A program associate to assist with the administrative aspects of the lay mission program

Application details and descriptions of the positions can be found on the FMS website.

— Compiled by Wendy Healy