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Executive Director
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
Barrington, IL

The Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House located in Barrington, Illinois is seeking a dynamic Executive Director. The Executive Director provides leadership, direction and supervision of all programs and activities at the retreat house. A candidate needs to be a Roman Catholic in good standing, committed to Ignatian Spirituality and have five to seven years of experience as a collaborative and visionary leader of an organization. The Executive Director is expected to demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree and training in spiritual direction are both desirable. Knowledge of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and previous experience in development are required.

The Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House serves over 4,700 retreatants annually at its 80 acre site in suburban Chicago. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the position and experience. A job description is available upon request. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter with references via email by October 31, 2016 to

USA Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus
Major/Planned Gifts Officer
St. Louis, MO

JOB STATUS: Exempt, Full Time


REPORTS TO: Provincial Assistant for Advancement


The Society of Jesus is a Roman Catholic religious order of brothers, priests and scholastics commonly known as the Jesuits. It is a worldwide order organized into Provinces. Each province is governed by a provincial superior. He is assisted in his work by Consultors and assistants, who may be Jesuits or lay partners in ministry. The apostolic works of the province include:

High schools
Colleges and universities
Pre-secondary schools
Retreat centers

The province supports the spiritual, ministerial and communal lives of its members, assists and coordinates the various apostolic works, provides training to young Jesuits in formation and cares for elderly and infirm members.

The Central and Southern Province includes the following states:

New Mexico

We also serve in Belize and Puerto Rico. Currently, the Central and Southern Province is home to 400 Jesuits who minister in apostolates at home and abroad.


The Jesuits Central and Southern Province seeks an experienced professional to join the Province Advancement team as a Major/Planned Gifts Officer. This individual is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with current and prospective donors within a specific region or as assigned by the Provincial Assistant.


Holds a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience with an emphasis on major and planned giving.
Demonstrates a commitment to the Roman Catholic Church and the vision of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge donor software.
Good inter-personal skills.
Ability to work with benefactors to determine the best planned giving vehicle and execute the appropriate documents.
Ability to work well with a team, enhances that team, collaborates with others and supports teammates.
Ability to work independently and willing to travel.
Willing to work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends) when required.
Facility with Spanish language is a plus.
Professional, discreet and diplomatic at all times. Cognizant of their role in representing the Jesuits and the Central and Southern Province and having the privilege of dealing with major benefactors.


Manages a portfolio of 150+ active prospects and donors.
Annually develops targeted strategies to cultivate and solicit new gifts from specific prospects within the portfolio.
Achieves quantifiable individual goals and participates in helping the advancement team meet measurable team goals.
Performs other duties as requested by the Assistant for Advancement to meet priorities and mission of the Jesuits.


Send letter of application and resumé to:
John Fitzpatrick
Assistant for Advancement
Jesuits Central and Southern Province
4511 West Pine Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

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Executive Assistant
Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, Office of Provincial Assistants
Chicago, IL

The Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) seeks an outstanding Executive Assistant to begin in Fall 2016. This full time position offers administrative support for three Provincial Assistants, as described in the Position Description which follows. The Executive Assistant works out of the Chicago headquarters of the Midwest Province as part of the Administrative Team, and reports to the Office Manager. The Executive Assistant helps organize and assist the activities of the Provincial Assistant for Senior Jesuits, the Provincial Assistant for Pastoral Ministries, and the Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education. A candidate for this position brings some experience of the Jesuits or Catholic Church administration, and s/he demonstrates a commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church. The candidate has 7 to 10 years of relevant support experience, demonstrates effective interpersonal, technical, and communication skills, is self-directed, has proficiency in MS Office, and passes a background check.

Send resume and covering letter no later than October 1 to

Position Description:

1. Support the Provincial Assistants in communications, scheduling, and other functions as needed.

2. Event management

  • Support events and meetings of the Provincial Assistants (i.e., Meetings of Jesuits, school personnel, parish/retreat center personnel).
  • Manage arrangements for these events, i.e., facilities, accommodations, travel, finances, prepare meeting materials.
  • Serve as “point person” for event communication and arrangements for participants, i.e., registration, transportation
  • Follow up to an event, i.e. pay invoices, tab/summarize evaluations, send thank you notes, etc.

3. Produce and distribute materials

  • Generate letters
  • Coordinate mailings
  • Filing

4. Manage communication for Provincial Assistants while travelling

  • Receive communication from PA’s while traveling
  • Correspond with PA colleagues as directed

5. Collaborate with and assist the various support activities of the Province Office

6. Perform other duties, consistent with those above, as directed

Compensation and benefits are competitive and based on experience.

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Digital Writer/Editor
California Province of the Society of Jesus
Los Gatos, California

The Institution

The Society of Jesus, the largest men's religious order in the Roman Catholic Church, assigns some 17,000 priests and brothers to ministries worldwide. In pastoral, educational, and other ministries, our priests and brothers collaborate with laymen and women, civic organizations, local dioceses, and other religious orders. As catalysts for change, we invest personnel and funding in those “turning points” in society where we believe the greatest good can be achieved. Our ministries express the power of faith doing justice by combining belief in fundamental human dignity with advocacy for the poor and marginalized.

Eight years ago, the Jesuits in the United States Assistancy began a strategic discernment process of reconfiguring nine provinces into four by 2020. The Oregon and California Provinces, led by Father Scott Santarosa, S.J. and Father Michael Weiler, S.J., respectively, are working to create a new administrative Province and related structure to support a 10-state region that includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. By July 1, 2017, the USA West Province of approximately 540 Jesuits will be led by Father Santarosa as its first Provincial with an 11-member executive team overseeing an approximate staff of 30 with headquarters in Los Gatos, California and Portland, Oregon.

Position Concept and Basic Function

To strengthen its print, online, and social media communications program, the California Province of the Society of Jesus seeks a Digital Writer/Editor to write, edit, and proofread feature and news articles, direct mail appeals, advertisements, and assorted collateral material for a variety of segmented audience groups to generate enhanced audience awareness, engagement, and financial support. The Digital Writer/Editor will also write content for the Province website and post to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. The Digital Writer/Editor will be responsible for creating stories introducing USA West to the audience of both the California and Oregon Provinces.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, responsibilities will include:

Working on multiple projects simultaneously under deadline pressure while following Associated Press style. The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate strong writing and editing skills with an attention to detail, self-motivation, a strong work ethic, and commitment to quality with strong interpersonal, organizational, time-management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Be comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment, and enjoy working independently and collaboratively within the Province’s Office of Advancement and Communication
  • Develop and maintain a long-term social media content plan that aligns with overall strategic story and content plans for the Province
  • Plan and execute social media campaigns in support of specific initiatives related to brand awareness that may include sponsored posts and other forms of paid promotion
  • Establish goals and metrics for social media activity and report regularly on progress
  • Optimize social and web content for search results
  • Develop a deep understanding of the California Province’s Jesuit heritage and of the mission and work of the Society of Jesus
  • Develop relationships throughout the Province ministries in order to discover and understand the stories and work of various ministries
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, advertising, marketing or related fields
  • Generate story ideas and creative concepts for print and electronic outreach materials
  • Utilize interviewing and reporting skills to gather content and develop stories
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum three years of experience writing, editing, and proofreading feature and news articles, direct mail appeals, advertisements, and assorted collateral material
  • Experience with posting to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others, and experience utilizing social media management tools such as Hootsuite, Tweet Deck and/or others
  • A working knowledge and practice of using analytics and metrics to monitor and enhance website and social media effectiveness
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a collaborative and positive manner
  • Superior communication and project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively with the Advancement and Communication team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 365 a plus
  • Photography skills a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and management at all organizational levels.

Requirements and Application Procedure

The Advancement Offices of the California Province of the Society of Jesus are based in Los Gatos, California but regional travel is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits are included in the overall compensation package.

Interested candidates should e-mail or mail a resume, cover letter, and writing samples (Word or PDF attachments accepted) to: or by mail to: California Province of the Society of Jesus P.O. Box 519 Los Gatos, CA 95031-0519

Application deadline: August 26, 2016

The California Province of the Society of Jesus makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age, and disability unrelated to job performance. The Province hires without regard to religion when Catholic faith is not a job requirement, and welcomes people of all faiths.

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Ministry Volunteer Recruiter
Sisters of Bon Secours
Baltimore, MD

The Sisters of Bon Secours, USA is seeking a Ministry Volunteer Recruiter. The Volunteer Recruiter will support Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry (BSVM), located in Baltimore and Marriottsville, Maryland. This position is responsible for recruiting volunteers for the BSVM program and will report to the program manager. This is a 32- hours-per-week, full-time position and requires extensive travel (as much as 75%). The recruiter will initiate, build, and maintain relationships with students and staff at a variety of universities across the United States. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; successful completion of, at least, one year volunteer service; excellent communication skills, both written and oral; demonstrated maturity and professionalism with the ability to work independently; and experience networking. Qualified candidates should click here to apply on the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, website.

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Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

The University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit Catholic university, seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, analytical, collaborative and highly experienced Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management. The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership to the University in all areas of strategic enrollment management, including admissions, financial aid, enrollment services, student accounts, and registrar functions. Applicants are expected to have a broad understanding of competitive challenges, technological opportunities, and cutting-edge enrollment management practices in the rapidly-changing landscape of higher education. Guided by the University’s Mission, Vision, and Values, the Vice Provost will lead with creativity, integrity, inclusiveness, wisdom and energy and will partner with the deans of the schools and the College of Arts and Sciences and other campus leaders to develop successful and integrative enrollment management approaches in alignment with University goals, priorities, and aspirations.

The Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management will be a leader and a team-builder who can motivate and manage staff committed to academic excellence, and who can develop and implement innovative and state-of-the-art enrollment and retention strategies that involve the entire University community. She or he will support the development of a comprehensive, high-quality, data-driven, and evidence-based strategic enrollment program for a global university that serves domestic and international students through undergraduate and graduate programs offered at the main Hilltop campus (in the heart of San Francisco), two additional sites in San Francisco (downtown and the Presidio), five locations throughout California, and online. The vice provost reports directly to the Provost and serves as a member of the Provost’s Council, the President’s Cabinet, and the University’s Leadership Team.

The vice provost will lead proactively and collaboratively to employ traditional and non-traditional means to attract, select, enroll, register and retain a highly diverse and talented group of students. She or he will supervise a staff of approximately 80 FTE positions, including professional and support staff, and oversee an operating budget of approximately $11.5 million.

USF is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. Established as San Francisco’s first institution of higher education in 1855, the university is deeply embedded in the city of San Francisco. It serves approximately 11,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in the arts, sciences, education, law, management, nursing, and health professions. The University boasts one of the most diverse student bodies among four-year universities in the nation.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of San Francisco consultants Charlene Aguilar and Pat Coleman at email address The consultants can be reached by telephone care of Laura Novak at 630-575-6943.

The University of San Francisco values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic–related) ancestry, national origin, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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Executive Director
Sacred Heart Center
Richmond, VA


We are seeking an Executive Director to lead the Sacred Heart Center in Richmond, Virginia. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, extensive knowledge of the priorities and needs of the Latino community in our region, experience in effectively executing programs in the non-profit sector, and be able to communicate effectively to diverse audiences. A commitment to advancing opportunities for Latinos in our society is essential to success in this role. This position is a unique and exciting mix of management, social justice, and strategy that requires engagement with the entire Sacred Heart Center team, community organizations throughout the greater Richmond region, and an array of key strategic partners.

About Us

The mission of the Sacred Heart Center is to serve as a hub for Richmond’s Latino community that opens opportunities for economic and social integration, family success and community leadership. Our key organizational priorities are:

  • Open Educational and Economic Opportunities for Adults
  • Prepare Latino families and first generation Americans for success
  • Build a hub for the Richmond Area’s Latino community that brings people together, celebrates Latino culture, and facilitates access to services
  • Build capacity for organizational growth to reach more people in our service area.

The Center works in collaboration with Sacred Heart Parish, and is animated by the spirit and tradition of the Jesuit order.As Executive Director for Sacred Heart Center, you will:

1. Ensure Effective Program Administration and Management

  • Oversee organizational development and strategic planning, including capacity building.
  • Monitor financial status of organization and direct expenditure adjustments to assure fiscal health.
  • Review, approve, and provide input on important decisions related to organizational structure and operations.
  • Oversee the direction, recruitment, employment and motivation of qualified personnel, volunteers, and consultants to undertake the Center’s mission.
  • Ensure effective management, utilization, and professional growth of Center staff.

2. Develop and Grow Organizational Resources

  • Work with the Sacred Heart Center Board to craft our organization’s long-term and annual development plan.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors to the Center including foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Effectively conduct key development activities including: identifying potential new sources of support, management of grants, donor outreach and fundraisers.
  • Achieve fundraising targets and goals.

3. Ensure Successful External Relations

  • Identify and foster relationships with coalition partners, community opinion leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Respond to requests for information.
  • Write and deliver speeches and presentations in various venues.
  • Represent Sacred Heart Center at community meetings, conferences, and other relevant functions.
  • Maintain national contacts with related organizations.
  • Plan community events/forums with organizational partners and provide presentations.

4. Execute a Strong Media Presence for Sacred Heart Center

  • Engage in effective media work that raises the profile and reputation of Sacred Heart Center as a trusted voice on issues facing the Latino community in greater Richmond.
  • Respond to media calls.
  • Keep press informed on and encourage coverage of issues key to Center values and priorities.
  • As appropriate, organize press releases and editorial board visits.

5. Ensure Strong Board Relations

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that Board policies and programs are established and implemented.
  • Ensure effective involvement of Board of Directors and bring appropriate matters before the Board for input, review, or approval.
  • Ensure that the Board is given accurate and timely information on the state of Sacred Heart Center finances.
  • In conjunction with other staff as appropriate, organize Board activities and committee meetings.

To be successful in this job, you will excel in four key areas:

1. Commitment to mission: Commitment to our organization's mission, customers, and stakeholders. In addition, the ideal candidate must be supportive of the organization’s Jesuit and Catholic ethos.

2. Leadership: Ability to confidently guide the organization - to inspire and motivate purposeful action.

3. Entrepreneurship: Ability to understand our organization's primary customers and stakeholders, scan the environment for new opportunities that advance our organization’s mission, and develop strategies to act on those new opportunities in successful ways.

4. Cultural Competency: Strong understanding of the Latino community and culture. Ability to relate to people of varied economic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

Experience and Attributes:

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to open opportunities for economic and social integration, family success and community leadership for Richmond’s Latino community, and have related experience, including:

  • 5 - 10 years’ experience in a senior management position at a 501C3 or equivalent organization
  • Successful fundraiser, grant writer and donor cultivator
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Proven community collaborator and communicator
  • Track record of developing successful coalitions, collaborations and advocacy programs
  • Strategic thinker and planner

Minimum educational requirements include:

  • A college degree


  • Competitive, based on experience, with excellent benefits

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and recent salary history to: No phone calls or other email inquiries please. Position is open until filled. Initial review of applicants begins on April 15.

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Regis College
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

As Jesuit President of Regis College at the University of Toronto, you will be on the forefront of Jesuit Catholic education and formation. Through your vision, strategic and academic leadership, and operational excellence, you will develop and form the next generation of Jesuit trained theologians and ministers; priestly, religious, and lay.

As President, you will not only provide transformational direction to Regis College, its faculty, and its staff but will be an inspiration to the students committed to a faith that does justice. You will have critical input working with the Governing Council of Regis College for Vision 2020. You will be a catalyst for positive momentum and change with a variety of religious, college, and lay communities.

Regis College is the theological school of the Society of Jesus in Canada, affiliated with the University of Toronto through the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology. Located in the heart of Toronto, a diverse and cosmopolitan city, Regis College is surrounded by government, health, business and cultural organizations with whom it seeks to cooperate for promotion of the common good. The College's mission is the personal growth, faith development, academic excellence and community involvement of all our students. We are committed to a faith that does justice in the world and this spirit penetrates both our courses and our community life in an ecumenical and diverse environment.

As the chief ambassador for the College you will help increase revenue generation, expand management and operational excellence, and establish Regis College as a leader in meeting apostolic opportunities. Reporting directly to the Governing Council of Regis College, the President will find this is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative, energetic, intellectual, and inspiring Jesuit to lead and serve this internationally recognized College into the next decade and beyond.

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2015. All applications will be treated as confidential. In your application, please provide your curriculum vitae and a brief letter outlining your interest in and general views on Jesuit theological formation that speaks to the criteria outlined above.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence in the position on July 1, 2016 pending negotiation and approval of the Governing Council of Regis College.

To further explore this opportunity, please contact Kevin Carroll, Q.C., L.S.M, and Chair, Regis College Presidential Search Committee, at

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Director of Programs
JVC Northwest
Portland, Oregon

JVC Northwest is hiring a Director of Programs. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Programs will oversee all programs of JVC Northwest including the Jesuit Volunteer/AmeriCorps Program and the Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps Program. The Director of Programs will have responsibility for property management of the JVC Northwest community houses. JVC Northwest is seeking a person with a commitment to the mission and values of JVC Northwest; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills; and at least five (5) years demonstrated experience in program management including program development, group training and facilitation, conflict and problem solving skills, and resource development. Personal commitment to the program goals, and demonstration of ability to design, deliver, and expand a program is required. This is a full time, salaried (exempt) position based in Portland, OR with some travel. The Director of Programs reports to the Executive Director. JVC Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. Former Jesuit Volunteers and/or AmeriCorps members preferred. All JVC Northwest staff are "at will" employees.

To apply, contact JVC Northwest at for job description and application information. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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Eastern Point Retreat House
Eastern Point Retreat House, a grand house located on the Atlantic shore in Gloucester, Mass., has been welcoming retreatants since 1958.