Employment Opportunities


Communications Coordinator: The Sisters of the Living Word seek a part-time (16 hours/week) communications 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


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


Pastoral Associate: Holy Spirit Catholic Community in Naperville is looking for a Religious to assist the pastor with the overall care and management of the parish. This is a full-time pastoral associate position directly hired by the parish and accountable to the pastor. The primary function of the Pastoral Associate involves collaboration with the pastor in forstering a sense of community within the parish in which new members and established parishoners feel a sense belonging to each other, the parish, and the larger Church. She will assist the pastor in responding to the needs of the poor and the forgotten in the parish and the community; she will direct pastoral services for individuals suffering from illness, grief and spiritual crisis.

Additionally, the Pastoral Associate will collaborate with parish staff to provide assistance in the: sacramental celebration, formation and preparation of individuals and families; assist couples regarding marriage and annulment procedures; visibly participate in liturgical celebrations and parish events and programs; assist in spiritual development and formation.

Interested candidates, please submit resume and cover letter to: Communications@hscc.us


Associate Director: The position of Associate Director of the Religious Formation Conference, located in Chicago, IL, will be open after the conclusion of the RFC’s National Congress in November 2017. The job description, application process and timeline are posted on the Conference website: www.relforcon.org. The Conference hopes to have a new Associate Director in place by January 2018. Preference will be given to applications received by October 10, 2017.


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


Director of Pastoral Care: Mercy Circle seeks candidates for this full-time (32 hrs/wk), benefit-eligible leadership role. The Director is responsible for providing spiritual and emotional support and counseling services to residents, families and staff of the newly constructed continuing care and retirement community sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and located on Chicago’s south side. If interested, submit resume and salary history to Susan Tirpak, Human Resources Manager, at stirpak@mercycircle.org. Job description and requirements available at: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=b8fa730b4b863b1e&tk=1bjksqlnnaqh6d3i&from=company


Executive Director: The Catholic Volunteer Network is searching for candidates to serve as Executive Director to provide national leadership, direction and outcomes of Catholic Volunteer Network. For more information, contact Richard Sbarbaro, Trinity Executive Partnership: 708.531.0100 or d.sbarbaro@trinityexecutivepartnership.com


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]