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Welcome to the Diocese of Lansing employment opportunities page

The men and women employed in the Diocese of Lansing are dedicated professionals who endeavor to support the mission of the Church in many diverse areas including spiritual ministry, education, catechesis, formation, charities and administrative services. 

The job opportunities listed are from the parishes, schools and central offices and agencies of the Diocese of Lansing. The openings are, in most cases, posted by the hiring institution.

Each opportunity listed gives a brief description of the job and the qualifications required of candidates for the position. Interviewing and hiring are done by the institution listing the job.

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Ministry Positions in the Diocese of Lansing 

Temporary Part-Time School Secretery

Resurrection School, Lansing

Resurrection school is seeking a part-time office secretary to fill in for an employee on a leave of absence. Time frame for employment would be from early October through December, possibly January. The successful applicant must be joyful, energetic and willing to work collaboratively in a team environment. The ideal candidate needs to have experience with office administration and basic Microsoft Office software. The successfull candidate will express a genuine discipleship and an ability to witness our Catholic faith to both students and colleagues.

Resurrection School is a Catholic, parish school with grades Preschool through 8. We believe that each child is a unique gift from God, endowed with individual gifts and talents. We dedicate ourselves to developing each child's intellectual, spiritual, social/emotional, and physical potential. To learn more about our school, please visit our website at: http://resurrectionlansing.org/school


Please email your cover letter, resume, and a list of references to Jacob Allstott, Principal at jallstott@resurrectionlansing.org

Assistant Teacher in Childcare Program

St. Michael Parish, Grand Ledge

St. Michael Childcare is looking for an Assistant Teacher to be part of our team! The individual chosen for this position must be someone who is of dependable, responsible, and team oriented character and have a passion for working with children of all developmental levels.  We are looking for someone who is a fun-loving professional that is able to assist directors/lead teachers in providing an environment that promotes emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual growth for our students.  Our Assistant Teacher will keep our students safe by supporting and following State of Michigan licensing requirements.  Communication with parents on a daily basis is required.  This person must potentially be available for all shifts and flexible in scheduling and willing to fill in for other staff when they are absent.   

To read the full job description, click here.  

Please send resumes to Michelle Olson and Shannon Sullivan at childcare@stmichaelgl.org or call 517-627-2167 ext. 21.  



Maintenance Position

St. Mary Parish, Williamston

St. Mary Parish in Williamston is accepting applications for their maintenance position.  The position works as part of a team with the pastor, parish staff, custodial volunteers and parishioners to oversee the general physical conditions of parish buildings and grounds.  The employee will have primary responsibility over the church complex, school grounds, and parking lot. Performing, monitoring and contracting experience for maintenance projects required. 

Please send your letter of interest and resume to Deacon Stephen Hilker by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10.  Mail to  St. Mary Parish, ATTN:Stephen Hilker, 157 High Street, Williamston, MI  48895

Director of Institutional Advancement

Fr. Gabriel Richard High School, Ann Arbor

The Office of the Director of Institutional Advancement has as its primary purpose to provide professional assistance, leadership, and vision to the Principal and or President in conducting a comprehensive development/institutional advancement program for Father Gabriel Richard High School in order to achieve the fullest attainment of the school’s unique Catholic mission: forming Disciples of Christ by educating students in faith, wisdom and service.  To read the full job description click here.  Please send your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to Brian Wolcott, Principal, at bwolcott@fgrhsaa.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  

Director of Religious Formation

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Fenton

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Fenton, is seeking a new member for our parish pastoral team to direct our parish religious formation program for children age 3 to grade 6.  The successful candidate will be a faith-filled and energetic practicing Catholic who possesses the desire to enrich the faith of children and young people, as well as the faith of their parents and families.  Areas of responsibility include children’s Liturgy of the Word, weekly religious formation classes, Vacation Bible School, and sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist for children enrolled in the religious formation program as well as the parish school.  Demonstrated skill at forming catechists and parents is a high priority.  The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively with the parish pastoral team, parents and catechists, as well as parish school faculty and staff.  A Bachelor’s degree in theology or a ministry-related field is preferred.  This is a full time position with benefits.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to our pastor, Fr. Dwight Ezop (dmezop@gmail.com).  Applications will be accepted until September 12, 2014.  A detailed job description is available at www.stjohnfenton.org.

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Fenton

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Fenton, is seeking a full time coordinator of youth ministry.  The successful candidate will build on the strong foundation already in place for youth in grade 7 through high school.  This individual must be able to work collaboratively with a large group of trained adult volunteers, parents, the parish pastoral team and school faculty and staff.  This individual will be responsible for youth group meetings, retreats, preparation for Confirmation, service projects, a mission trip, and many more activities that nurture the faith of youth and their parents, catechists, and adult volunteers, leading all to a deeper encounter with Christ and growing love for the Church.  The successful applicant must be a practicing Catholic with the energy to work with youth and young adults.  Creativity, good communication skills, a rich prayer life and previous experience working with youth are required.  A Bachelor’s degree in theology or a ministry-related field is preferred.  This is a full time position with benefits.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to our pastor, Fr. Dwight Ezop (dmezop@gmail.com).  Applications will be accepted until September 12, 2014.  A detailed job description is available at www.stjohnfenton.org.

Junior High Math Teacher

St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing 
St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing is accepting applications for a full or part time junior high math teacher. Applicants must have a valid State of Michigan teaching certificate with either a 6th-8th grade math endorsement or secondary certification in math. Successful candidates must be enthusiastic, hard working, and possess strong communication skills with students, parents, and staff alike. The ideal applicant will be a teacher who is able to differentiate curriculum, use technology as a tool to enhance their teaching through Smart boards, laptops, and iPads, an understanding of Love and Logic as well as a strong sense of classroom management.  
Interested candidates can email their cover letter, resume and a minimum of 2-3 letters of recommendation to mpiecuch@stgerard.org. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, September 3, 2014
St. Gerard School is a Catholic elementary school with an enrollment of 535 in grades Pre-K through Eight. St. Gerard has a proud tradition of excellence. Students at St. Gerard learn how to develop their physical, moral and intellectual skills to prepare themselves for future success. 
Our school provides a unique setting where students are instructed in human knowledge and skills, presented in an atmosphere of Christian principles characterized by love, respect, and understanding.

Director of Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation

St Mary Cathedral Parish, Lansing

St. Mary Cathedral Parish is seeking a new member to our parish team to minister to the families of the parish by administering the small Religious Education Program and the various adults by directing the RCIA, Adult Faith Formation and Adult Sacramental Preparation Programs. 
Theology or Ministry-related degree is preferred. Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office products. Approximately thirty hours per week; benefits package available. Salary is commensurate with background. 

Interested individuals may download a fuller description, scope of the position and contact information here: http://home.catholicweb.com/StMaryCathedralLansing/files/DREpositionAugust2014.doc
Please submit your interest and resume by Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

After school caregivers

St Joseph School, Howell

St. Joseph Catholic School, Howell is looking for nurturing caregivers for our afterschool program.  Hours are 3:30-6:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  

Please call the school office at 517-546-0090 ext. 200 or submit interest at schooloffice@stjosephhowell.com.


Part Time Language Arts Teacher

Sacred Heart School, Hudson

Sacred Heart School in Hudson, Michigan is seeking a part time English/Language Arts teacher for grades 4 - 8.  AX, BX, BA, BC, BD, or BR endorsement preferred

Contact Darren Thelen, Principal at dthelen@sacredhearthudson.org to apply.  

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

St Mary Queen of Angels, Swartz Creek

St. Mary Queen of Angels Parish, Swartz Creek,  is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry. The successful candidate will build on existing middle and high school ministries under the supervision of the Director of Faith Formation. The position will involve (though not be limited to) leading meetings, retreats, planning with youth, adult and parent volunteers in order to lead teens to a genuine encounter with Christ and nurture love and true devotion for him and his Church.
Applicant must be a practicing Catholic with a deep prayer life and regular participation in the sacraments. Applicant must be creative, energetic, and a team player with an excellent ability to communicate with parents and young people. Education/Formation and/or experience working with young people required; salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send letter of interest, including a brief description of what you think the purpose of youth ministry is and what your approach/philosophy would be, and current resume to info@smqa.net .
Deadline: August 31, 2014

Director of Liturgy and Music

St Mary Queen of Angels, Swartz Creek

St Mary Queen of Angels Parish, Swartz Creek, seeks a Director of Liturgy and Music to build on an already extremely developed program. Applicant must be qualified to lead music ranging from chant and classic polyphony through contemporary and must have a deep appreciation of the liturgy, in particular the Eucharist, as the source and summit of Christian life. The aim at St. Mary's is not merely to have a music program but a worship ministry. The successful candidate must therefore be a person who can build the program in such a way where music will be utilized to aid and form parishioners into true worshipers.

We offer superior facilities and working conditions, a dedicated air-conditioned music room, three good pianos, basic percussion instruments, and a 3-manual Allen digital computer organ in a good acoustical environment.  All instruments are well-maintained. Choirs include 20 adults and 20 children supported by a diverse choral and instrumental library.

Salary appropriate to skills and experience. Send resume and contact info via e mail to info@smqa.net or please fax to 810-630-1630.

Deadline: August 31, 2014


Social Studies/Spanish Teacher

St. Mary Catholic School, Mt. Morris

St. Mary Catholic School, the oldest Catholic school in Genesee County, is seeking to fill a part time Social Studies position for grades 5 – 8. The position has potential for full time employment with the qualifications to teach Spanish through shared time services. The candidate must be committed to continuing the tradition of a quality academic education in a faith-filled Catholic environment.  St. Mary's is a Pre-K through 8th Grade school serving approximately 100 students. We are rooted in tradition, yet preparing our students spiritually and academically for the modern world.  Please visit our website to learn more about our school:  http://www.saintmaryscatholic.com.  

Requirements include but are not limited to:

Committed to Catholic education; enjoys working with and teaching children; meets requirements for State of Michigan teaching certification; willing to participate in catechetical formation; works collaboratively with parents, teachers and administration; and is willing to foster the holistic formation of young people.

Send resume, cover letter, and three letters of  reference to Diane Martindale, Principal of St. Mary Catholic School via e-mail to principal@saintmaryscatholic.com. OR, send hard copies of information to 11208 St. Mary Catholic School, Mt. Morris, MI 48458. For further details, contact Saint Mary Catholic School by phone at 810-686-4790. Resumes will be accepted through August 4, 2014 or until position is filled.


Human Resources Director

St. Louis Center, Chelsea

The St. Louis Center in Chelsea is seeking qualified applicants for the position of HR Director.  The St. Louis Center is a non-profit residential facility for children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities.  To learn more about the center, visit our website at www.stlouiscenter.org.  

Qualified applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or a similar field; a minimum of four years of experience; excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with a small team of administrative staff.  The position is responsible for all aspects of human resources and employment law as well as payroll.  Applicants may send their cover letter, resume, and list of professional references to barbl@stlouiscenter.org.



Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties is hiring a Therapist for the Jackson and Adrian areas.  Click here to read the full job description and details on how to apply.  




Director of Liturgical Music

Holy Spirit Parish, Brighton

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church is a small parish, serving 390 families and a school Pre-K – 8th grade, located near Brighton, MI and is seeking to fill the position of the Director of Liturgical Music.

This position is responsible for developing, planning and directing all liturgical music in the parish.
A profound understanding of liturgy, proficiency at playing the organ, experience with directing a choir and cantor is required. Responsibilities include 3 weekend Masses, 1 weeknight choir rehearsal, additional seasonal rehearsals, additional yearly liturgies, availability for weddings and funerals and occasional work with the school children.

The position is part time, less than 20 hours per week on average. Salary will be based on experience and education.

The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, an active member of a Roman Catholic Parish with knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of the Catholic Church’s teachings and mission.


If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to parishoffice@holyspiritbrighton.com.


Part-time positions open

Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir School, Lansing

Immaculate Heart of Mary-St. Casimir School, Lansing is taking applications for the 2014/15 school year.  We have several part time positions available throughout the day working part time about 19 hours a week between the hours of 8-5:30.  All candidates must be at least 18 years old and we prefer experience working with children and some college education.   
We are looking for an energetic person who is self-motivated and loves children ages 3 to 13, creative and willing to take on the responsibilities for daily care.  This is a fun job and requires playing at children’s level as well as getting messy, laughing and enjoying their unique personalities.
We are also in the process of hiring a preschool teacher assistant for our morning 3 and 4 year old preschool class.  Experience working with children and college education preferred.  
Please email your cover letter and resume to maherm@ihmlansing.org



Part-Time Liturgical Music Director

St. Anthony Catholic Parish, Hillsdale

St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish in Hillsdale, Michigan is seeking candidates for the part-time, salaried position of Liturgical Music Director. The Liturgical Music Director will be responsible for organ/piano accompaniment at all Masses and liturgical functions at St. Anthony’s, planning and selecting liturgical music for these liturgies, developing and directing the Parish choir, cantor training and scheduling, and encouraging and supporting congregational singing.  The ideal candidate should have a degree in music performance or a related field, a love for the liturgy, a working knowledge of Catholic liturgical rubrics, history and tradition as they apply to music, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work flexibly with a wide variety of people. Previous experience is an asset but not required. Starting compensation is negotiable (American Guild of Organists scale). The position is available immediately.

Please send resume and references to Fr. David Reamsnyder at stanthonyhillsdalemusic@gmail.com, or mail to Fr. David Reamsnyder, St. Anthony Parish,  11 N Broad St, Hillsdale, MI 49242, (517) 437-3305


Childcare Assistant

Resurrection School, Lansing

Little Shamrocks Preschool and Childcare at Resurrection School, Lansing is seeking an energetic and nurturing person to work with toddlers and three and four year olds. Applicant should have early childhood experience. College students enrolled in an Early Childhood program are also encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic who actively supports the ministries of the church. This position is part time, Monday through Friday, 15 to 20 hours per week.
The position works directly with the classroom teacher/director  to develop and implement daily lessons. We seek a self-motivated, organized, and flexible person and prefer CPR trained candidates.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to: LLaViolette@ResurrectionLansing.org

Part-time Chaplain 

U of M Health System
The Spiritual Care Department at the University of Michigan Health System is currently seeking a 15 hr/wk priest to provide on-call coverage in the evenings for Roman Catholic sacramental needs.
A successful candidate will assess and evaluate the religious and spiritual needs of patients, families and staff and work as member of the multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care for patients. Participate in a rotational on-call. Serve as liaison to community religious leaders while representing the institution to the public. Participate in educational programs as appropriate.
Required qualifications are a Master of Divinity or equivalent, ordained Roman Catholic priest with permission to function in the Diocese of Lansing.
Desired qualifications include Clinical Pastoral Education, certification or eligible for certification by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or the Association of Professional Chaplains, experience as a community pastor, and experience in hospital chaplaincy.

To apply, visit the U of M Careers page at http://umjobs.org/job_detail/apply/86872 or contact Rev. Lindsay Bona, 734-936-9572, or via e-mail to: bonal@med.umich.edu .

Mental Health Therapist

St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Lansing
St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Counseling Services is seeking an experienced Mental Health Therapist (Contractual). 
Qualifications Needed:  
•    Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related fields.
•    Two years post graduate experience providing psychotherapy, mental health family counseling services to individuals and families.
   State of Michigan certification or license.
   Strong verbal and writing skills.
   Knowledgeable of Catholic teachings.

For more information call Maria Chisolm, 517-323-4734 or visit the St. Vincent Catholic Charities website www.stvcc.org  


Ministry Positions Outside the Diocese of Lansing

The following employment opportunities are posted as a courtesy to other dioceses. Questions regarding the details of these postings should be directed to the appropriate diocese or to the contact person listed in each posting.


Admissions Enrollment Field Consultant

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Admissions Enrollment Field Consultant for our Catholic schools.  The Coordinator is responsible for providing strategic guidance in the creation and execution of a comprehensive diocesan enrollment growth execution plan designed to reach out to populations where Catholic families are underserved by Catholic schools.  The successful candidate will also assist schools in identifying and executing marketing and outreach recruitment tactics to meet enrollment objectives, developing an implementation time-line, and establishing metrics for success.

Bachelor's Degree in a related field is required while a Master’s degree in Education, Marketing/Communications is preferred. Previous experience in sales and/or sales management is needed. Additional experience successfully working in Catholic schools preferably in a leadership position with experience coaching educators to implement school change is preferred.  Must have strong interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills and be experienced working with Hispanic populations.  Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.  Candidates should be an effective team leader with the ability to set goals and metrics and drive results with outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail. Ability to problem-solve and multi-task in a deadline-driven environment.  Must have a strong commitment to strengthening and sustaining Catholic PreK-12 schools.  Knowledge of and support for the mission of Catholic school as well as familiarity with the Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic schools, geography, demographics, and community leadership desirable.

The full position description is available here.


Please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources

Diocese of Grand Rapids

360 Division Ave. S

Grand Rapids, MI  40503



Catholic Schools Marketing Communications Coordinator

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Marketing Communications Coordinator responsible for implementing an ongoing K-12 marketing plan and program for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.  This position requires an individual with marketing communications expertise to work as a tactician assisting our schools in identifying short and long term marketing goals which work best for each school and aiding the schools in fully developing and carrying out the marketing plan. The coordinator will mentor school marketing committees; assist schools with website development and enhancement, mobile applications and social media. The successful candidate will coordinate all Catholic schools promotional activities at a growing number of community events as well as manage the diocesan Catholic schools web pages and social media.

The successful applicant must be an active member in good standing of the Catholic Church and have a strong desire to help our schools implement best practices and drive enrollment growth over the next three years. The successful applicant must be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

Experience: Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or related field required. Minimum of three to five years professional experience in marketing and/or communications field preferred, including proven writing, editing, and project management.  Experience in public relations through traditional media as well as social media. 

Skills, Attributes, and Attitude: Positive outlook and can-do approach; ability to work collaboratively with others and delegate effectively; ability to take charge when necessary; ability to drive results, motivate others and track success metrics; friendly, engaging, and passionate about the mission and ministry of Catholic school education; an effective communicator (written and oral); ability to leverage technology tools in support of our marketing and communications efforts; and knowledge of public relations, marketing and advertising techniques.

Please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources

Diocese of Grand Rapids

360 Division Ave. S

Grand Rapids, MI  40503





Athletic Director - Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council

Grand Rapids

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Athletic Director to operate all aspects of the Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council’s (GRACEAC) League for the member diocesan schools.  The successful applicant will work as a member of the Office of Catholic Schools to represent all GRACEAC member Catholic schools in collaboration with the GRACEAC Executive Board and Council in the administration and smooth operation of GRACEAC programs, policies, and rules.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must be a member in good standing of the Catholic Church, have a bachelor’s degree, and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with youth athletic programs. The successful applicant must be a hard worker, willing to take the initiative necessary to build high-quality, distinctive athletic programs that help to encourage the growth of diocesan Catholic schools.  Candidates must be able to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend competitions.

Skills, Attributes, and Attitude: Positive outlook and can-do approach; ability to work collaboratively with others and delegate effectively; ability to take charge when necessary; ability to drive results, motivate others and track success metrics; friendly, engaging, and passionate about the mission and ministry of Catholic school education; an effective communicator (written and oral); ability to leverage technology tools in support of scheduling and communications efforts; and knowledge of the structures and functions of the Catholic Church, the diocese, GRCSS, and MHSAA.

Please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources

Diocese of Grand Rapids

360 Division Ave. S

Grand Rapids, MI  40503




Executive Director

National Association of Church Personnel Administrators

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) is a member organization dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices and workplace justice rooted in gospel values.  NACPA is currently searching for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization. 

Qualifications:  Five years proven experience in non-profit administration including strategic planning, grant procurement and fiscal management; Master’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience; practicing Roman Catholic with working knowledge of Catholic Church teachings, structures and constituencies.  Professional experience in Human Resource Management in a Catholic organization and PHR/SPHR certification preferred.

Skills and Abilities:  Excellent oral and communication skills; ability to work with volunteer board of directors and with other national groups; demonstrated experience in developing, planning, executing and evaluating programs, including national conferences; proven public relations, marketing and entrepreneurial skills; understanding of and ability to manage electronic communications, databases and other technology.

Frequent nationwide travel required.  Office is currently located in Cincinnati, OH; future location of office is negotiable.

Apply at:  http://hire.li/1pNFeRT


Deadline: 9/30/14

Executive Director

Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center (Chaldean and Eastern Catholic community of metropolitan Detroit)
The Eastern Catholic Re-evangelization Center (ECRC) is looking for a full-time Executive Director to manage all ECRC activities and to be in charge of day-to-day operations. ECRC is lay ministry under the auspice of the Chaldean Catholic Diocese. 
If you have questions or are interested in the position, you can send a resume and direct all inquiries via e-mail to evangelize@ecrc.us . The full job description can be found at www.ecrc.us .

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