Employment Opportunities


Executive Director – Leadership Conference of Women Religious: The LCWR Executive Director provides leadership and direction for the hopes and dreams of the conference including the implementation of the LCWR Call for 2015 – 2022. She collaborates closely with the conference officers; leads and coordinates the staff of the national office to implement, activate and advance the conference’s purpose and direction. She is responsible with the Presidency and Board, to anticipate significant trends and issues influencing religious life, the national conference and the member congregations.

The Executive Director is immediately accountable to the LCWR Presidency. Executive experience, a collaborative leadership style and excellent relational skills are essential to the role. A willingness to delegate appropriately is key to managing the multiple aspects of her duties.

LCWR is actively implementing significant changes to its governance structure. These changes will inevitably trigger an evolution of the Executive Director’s role as well. It is critical that the Executive Director be flexible, adaptable and balanced during this major transition. Personal experience in a governance role is essential.

The Executive Director must understand the history, mission and purpose of LCWR from her own personal experience as an engaged member of the conference. She is an important public face of LCWR, especially with other national and international conferences and service organizations. In these settings, a gracious, collaborative presence is indispensable.

For further information, visit: https://lcwr.org/media/news/lcwr-executive-director-position-search


Program and Communication Coordinator: The National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) is seeking an experienced professional ministerial leader with a strong background in event planning and communications. This newly created position will provide administrative and clerical support to the Director of Member Relations and Services. S/he will be mainly responsible for promoting NRVC events, communicating timely information to presenters/participants and organizing details for successful programs. The person who will thrive in this position will: be a creative and mission-driven extrovert with excellent written and verbal skills; have a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; have the ability to build and sustain successful relationships; listen effectively. This part-time paid staff position will have flexible work of twenty hours weekly at the NRVC office located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and on-site events. Send resumes by January 12, 2018 to: debbiesscm@nrvc.net


Communication Coordinator: Giving Voice is seeking a highly qualified, enthusiastic candidate to serve as full-time communication coordinator and administrative support for the organization and leadership team. Applicants must have an understanding of religious life and the realities and hopes of young sisters. Requisite skills include: working knowledge of website management, Google Apps, QuickBooks, and various social media platforms; proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; strong oral and written communication skills; maintenance of simple, financial records and receipts; ability to work both independently and as part of a creative team; proficiency in Spanish a plus.

The Giving Voice office is currently hosted at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Maintaining this location is ideal, though negotiable. The full-time position includes salary and benefits with some flexibility in time and days worked. Please send resume and cover letter no later than December 15, 2017 to S. Sarah Heger: sarah@giving-voice.org


Pastoral Care Services Minister: The US Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, WI, a Catholic Religious Community and non-profit organization is looking for a Pastoral Care Services Minister.  The Pastoral Care Minister facilitates and coordinates the program of pastoral care services to promote an atmosphere of spiritual wholeness and healing for sister residents, family members and staff at Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Convent. 

Responsibilities of this position include planning, managing, and developing programs and services which support the spiritual and religious traditions of the School Sisters of St. Francis.  The successful candidate will help to integrate the mission and values along with the philosophy and vision into the operational life of Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Convent.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, or a closely related field with a minimum 3 years’ experience.  One (1) unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) preferred.  Valid driver’s license required. This is a full time, 40 hour per week benefit eligible position that includes Health/Dental insurance, company paid Short-term & Long-term Disability, life insurance and 403(b) employer contribution and paid vacation/holiday time.  Position requires some evening, weekend and holiday hours.

To apply for this position contact Regina Sloan-Harmon at rsloan-harmon@sssf.org or 414-384-5229.


Communication Coordinator: The Sisters of the Living Word seek a part-time (16 hours/week) communication coordinator who reports to the Director of Advancement. The coordinator is responsible for communications in print, web and through social media in outreach to the SLW community, constituents and the public.

Essential job functions include: post and update website and social media platforms with content and photos; create twice-monthly issues of Good News for members and staff and monthly for Associates; create promotional items, print materials, digital content, etc. to be used in a coherent and consistent way for advancement, vocations and Associates; facilitate production of ad books (2); create monthly e-newsletter for entire constituency; create ads and press releases; collaborate with other staff members in their creation of media and updates for the website and social media; other duties as assigned.

Requirements include: commitment to support the Mission and Vision of the Sisters of the Living Word; BA required, preferably in Marketing or Communications; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively; experience in design, layout and editing of publications; able to maintain confidentiality; organized and able to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously; advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word Press, Blackbaud Net Community and Adobe Creative Suite.

Please contact Margaret Mei, Director of Mission Advancement, via email with your resume and cover letter: mmei@slw.org


Hospital Chaplaincy: The Archdiocese of Chicago is seeking religious priests interested in hospital ministry. Please contact Fr. William Grogan, Vicar for Hospital and Health Affairs, at 312-534-8339 or wpmgrogan@gmail.com


Secondary School President/Principal: Rosary High School, a Catholic, college preparatory high school for young women in Aurora, Illinois, is seeking a dynamic administrator to assume the role of President/Principal for the 2018-19 school year. For full job description and details, visit:


High School President: Divine Savior Holy Angels High School for Girls in Milwaukee, WI has begun a national search for a successor to its current President in June 2018. For further information: https://www.carneysandoe.com/career/divine-savior-holy-angels-high-school-wi-president-2017-posted-1517


Volunteer Opportunities

HandsON+HeartsIN – Volunteer Outreach Program for Women.  The Chicago Archdiocesan Vocation Association (CAVA) is extending an invitation to non-members (women’s communities) to participate in this volunteer outreach program. Participation involves traveling to Mississippi with CAVA vocation ministers and women discerners.  We need your help in spreading the word. Please invite women discerners to consider joining us. This is a collaborative program that provides women discerners a mission trip experience. Please contact Sr. Sharon Glumb at sglumb@slw.org  or call 847-577-5972 for more information. For Promotional materials go to: http://www.vocationscava.org/hands-on-hearts/


Taller de José: Volunteers Wanted!Taller de José is looking for women and men religious to serve as compañeras/os.  Compañeras/os listen to clients to assess the services they need and accompany them in the process of finding resources. Volunteers must be proficient in Spanish and physically able to accompany clients via public transportation.  This is a wonderful ministry experience for “retired” religious or people in formation who would like to work with immigrants.  For more information contact Sr. Kathy Brazda, CSJ at srkathy@tallerdejose.org. or 773-523-8321.  Please click here for more information [Click Here]