Ministry Opportunities in and Around the Province

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK —Several job opportunities are open in locations both in the Province and related to Franciscan ministries.

Within Holy Name Province
►  Provincial Office, Midtown Manhattan: Administrative Assistant for the Office of Promoter of Vocations is being sought.

The candidate will, according to Brian Smail, OFM, perform daily administrative tasks including regular updates of the online Vocation Office database, and telephone contact with vocation candidates and Franciscan friars throughout Holy Name Province, and he/she will assist in the organization of Vocation weekends throughout the year.

As part of the Vocation Office team, the administrative assistant must be able to professionally represent the office while the Vocation Director is away, said Brian, who takes over as Vocation Director in November.  The ability to maintain strict confidentiality is also required.

This position is located at 129 West 31st Street, near Penn Station and many subway lines. Information about the job responsibilities is available from Brian at 646-473-0265 ext. 345; resumes can be submitted to him via e-mail at
►  On Long Beach Island, N.J., at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, two job openings:
1.   Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, at St. Francis Counseling Service; part-time evening hours; responsibilities will include assessments, group, family and individual substance abuse counseling. Send resume to: St. Francis Counseling Service c/o the parish at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township. NJ  08008. The parish phone number is 609-494-8813.

2. Lifeguard at St. Francis Aquatic Center; information about this year-round position is available at 609-494-8861 ext. 105.

Outside the Province

Applicants also being sought for positions outside the Province, as publicized by the News and Information Bulletin of Sacred Heart Province.  They are in:
►  Ohio:  an executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) is needed. A job description can be found on the organization’s Web site.  Resumes should be submitted by Nov. 12 to Sister Christine Pratt who can be reached at

►  Louisiana:  A spiritual director /volunteer manager position is open at Lazarus House, a New Orleans home for men living with HIV. Information is available through Eric Oleson, executive director, at eoleson@project

In addition, a paid position and several volunteer jobs are open at the American Cancer Society’s new Hope Lodge New York City that is opening in November.  The facility is located at 132 West 32nd Street in Manhattan, within the same building that the Province’s provincialite is located.  Information about the full-time evening manager position is available through Katherine Crappse, director, Hope Lodge Operations, New York City, at  Those wishing to volunteer time and talent should contact Lindsay Edgar,  lindsay.edgar@cancer,org