Volunteer Program Coordinator – St. Vincent de Paul, Cincinnati

The Volunteer Coordinator will interact with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to recruit and productively deploy a diverse pool of volunteers to compassionately serve our neighbors. He or she will provide volunteer opportunities that engage volunteers and suit their abilities, schedules, and desired experience. While delivering fulfilling volunteer experiences, the coordinator will model our mission and values and advance SVDP’s community impact. This is a Tuesday-Saturday role, with occasional evening hours, mainly for holidays and special events.

Primary job responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment: Identify and engage a diverse volunteer population to grow SVDP’s capacity and ensure effective operation of services
  • Onboarding/Training/Support: Ensure that volunteers are trained, welcomed, and oriented so they understand their specific role as well as how their work contributes to the overall mission of SVDP
  • Engagement/Retention: Provide continuing education, appreciation, and formation opportunities for volunteers to keep them engaged with our mission

Desired qualifications include:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience
  • Willingness and ability to model SVDP’s mission and values
  • Desire to serve others with care and compassion, and comfort with praying and discussing spiritual life with volunteers
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on effectively and flexibly relating to people of different cultures and economic backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing, including speaking to and training both individuals and large groups
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Comfort with technology, especially Microsoft Office programs; experience with a volunteer database is a plus
  • Safe Parish certified or willing to achieve Safe Parish (safe environment training) certification
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel in the Cincinnati area as programing dictates

This staff member will primarily work in an office environmentadequately lighted, heated and ventilated.  Activities will also include supervising volunteers in a variety of settings both within our facilities and off-site, including serving alongside volunteers for various projects. This position includes travel into our community to recruit, direct, and guide volunteers.

 To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter, and compensation expectations to Erin Nowak, Outreach Center Program Director, at [email protected].

 

Preschool Assistant (Part-Time) – 2022-2023 – St. Therese School

St. Therese School, located in Southgate, Kentucky, has two part-time preschool assistant openings for the 2022-2023 school year.  The candidate will provide extra assistance in the three and four-year-old classrooms.  The hours are from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Interested candidates should contact Katie Boruske at [email protected]

Teacher Assistant – 2022-2023 – St. Therese School

St. Therese School, located in Southgate, Kentucky, has a teacher assistant opening for the 2022-2023 school year.  The candidate will provide extra assistance in the classrooms and help supervise students during lunch.  This position also includes working with students one-on-one or in small groups to help reinforce lessons.

Interested candidates should contact Katie Boruske at [email protected]

History Teacher (full-time) – Notre Dame Academy -2022-2023

Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, Kentucky is seeking a full-time History teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher, hold a Master’s degree in history, and be certified by the state of Kentucky to teach History.  A concentration in US History is preferred. Notre Dame Academy is a Catholic all-girls high school sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jack VonHandorf at [email protected].

 

Aftercare Director & Staff – Blessed Sacrament School

Blessed Sacrament School is seeking an after-school program director and after care staff members for the 2022-2023 school year.  The primary responsibility of the director position is managing the operation of the after-school program.  This includes staffing, finances, safety, communication, and programs and activities.  Candidates must possess a positive attitude and love for children, and must be physically able to interact with elementary-aged children on a daily basis.  Prior experience in childcare is preferred, but not required.  The aftercare program will run every school day, Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 PM.  Interested candidates should email Principal Dan Steffen at [email protected].

DPAA leadership gifts solicitors begin work to ‘Stand Firm in the Lord’

Laura Keener, Editor.

Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal (DPAA) chairs — Karen Riegler, general chair, and Matthew Hollenkamp, leadership gifts chair — welcomed leadership gifts solicitors to the annual Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal luncheon, Feb. 1. The annual luncheon was hosted by Bishop John Iffert and organized by Mike Murray and the staff of the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Mission Services.

Mrs. Riegler, parishioner, St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger, introduced this year’s DPAA goal of $2.65 million and the theme, “Stand Firm in the Lord.”

“I find this theme very fitting especially during these times when the culture seems to be throwing everything at us to knock us off course … the DPAA is our way of standing firm in support of all the ministries, programs and services of our diocese,” Mrs. Riegler said.

In addition to the ministries and programs, the DPAA also assists parishes with its rebate program, Mrs. Riegler pointed out. With the rebate program, 100 percent of funds collected over a parish’s goal is rebated back to the parish to support parish projects and ministries.

The DPAA also assists those in need in the community by providing service grants to local organizations that provide material goods and services to the most vulnerable – organizations like Be Concerned, the Parish Kitchen and the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky.

“The DPAA provides outstanding examples of standing firm through you, our volunteers, and the generosity of our faithful in the Diocese of Covington — the people in the pews — as we witnessed last year when we exceeded our goal of $2.6 million to raise more than $3.9 million,” Mrs. Riegler said.

Mr. Hollenkamp, vice president, Marketing and Communications, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, said he was looking forward to working with the leadership gifts solicitors during this first and critical part of the campaign. From Feb. 10 through Feb. 24, each of the gifts solicitors will be reaching out to five of the top 200 donors from previous campaigns, asking for their support this year. The results of the leadership gifts phase will be announced at the DPAA kick-off dinners, Feb. 28 in Maysville and March 3 in Erlanger.

“One of the most critical messages to give is the tremendous ministries that we are supporting,” Mr. Hollenkamp said.

These ministries support adoption and foster care programs, parenting programs and pregnancy counseling, care for retired priests and the formation of seminarians.

He also asked solicitors to encourage donors to give at one of the Leadership Gift Club’s levels: Lux Christi Guild, $10,000 or above; Bishop’s Society, $5,000–$9,999; Mitre Society, $2,500–$4,999; Monsignors Society, $1,500–2,499 and Crosier Society, $1,000–$1,499.

In his closing remarks Bishop Iffert thanked the gift solicitors for their willingness to be part of the DPAA.

“I can’t think of anything harder than going to somebody and asking them for money,” Bishop Iffert said. “Thank you for doing that hard thing and inviting people to invest themselves in the life and mission of the Church.”

Bishop Iffert told the gift solicitors that during confirmations, he talks to the confirmandi about how to be defenders of the faith.

“We always mean it by works of prayer and charity … It’s also the way we practice stewardship,” Bishop Iffert said. “We enter into prayer, giving our gift of time. We become invested in the programs that we love, giving our gift of talent. We fund those programs and services and people’s needs with our gift of treasure. That’s how this works for us. This is what it means for us to be a disciple, to be a crusader for the faith, to be the defender of the faith. It means that we invest our whole selves. I thank you for your doing that in this process.”