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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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Operations and Business Manager

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Jackson

St. John the Evangelist Parish in Jackson is currently accepting applications for an Operations and Business Manager.  This position assists with the ministry of the parish by overseeing the general office and financial activities of the parish, school, and cemetery.  The position requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business and at least five years of experience in business administration.  Please send your cover letter and resume to Fr. Chas Canoy, Pastor at fr.chas@stjohnjackson.org no later than Tuesday, December 30, 2014.  To read the full job description click here.  


Part Time Receptionist 

St. Mary Parish, Williamston

St. Mary parish in Williamston is accepting applications for a part-time receptionisht.  To read the full job description and minimum requirements, click here.   Please submit your cover letter and resume to Deacon Steve Hilker via email at stephenhilker@gmail.com no later than Friday, December 19, 2014.  

Part Time Bookkeeper

St. Mary Parish, Williamston

St. Mary parish in Williamston is accepting applications for a part-time bookkeeper.  To read the full job description and minimum requirements, click here.  Please submit your cover letter and resume to Deacon Steve Hilker via email at stephenhilker@gmail.com no later than Friday, December 19, 2014. 

Assistant Teacher - Child Care Program

Immaculate Heart of Mary - St Casimir School, Lansing
IHM - St Casimir Child Care Program is taking applications for an assistant teacher for our Child Care Program.
The assistant teacher would assist the teacher with basic care along with providing a clean, safe and fun child care environment.  They assist the children in discovering interests, increasing talents, building confidence and learning how to correctly work independently and together with others.  
Previous child development experience and education desired.  Must be 18 years old and pass criminal investigation checks,  a T. B. test, and willing to become certified in first aid and CPR. This is a part time position and hours could vary.  


Please send resume to maherm@ihmlansing.org


Substitute Teachers

St. Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor

St. Thomas School located in the historic Kerrytown area of Ann Arbor is seeking substitute teachers for the 2014-2015 school year.  We are a preschool through 8th grade Catholic school of approximately 210 students.  Qualified candidates should possess experience with the guided reading program and administering running records; display excellent classroom management skills and be able to provide examples of parent/teacher newsletters/correspondence.  Experience creating a strong classroom community will be essential as well as the importance of establishing strong professional relationships with families.

Requirements for the position:  a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a current Michigan teaching certificate; 1-3 years of classroom teaching experience; and be a practicing Catholic.


Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interested immediately to Theresa Marshall, Principal, St. Thomas School at tmarshall@stthomasannarbor.org.

Part Time Spanish Teacher

St. John the Evangelist, Fenton

Immediate opening for part-time Spanish Teacher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Fenton, MI.
Requirements: candidate must possess Stare of MI teaching license, language certification, and complete background check.
Please send resume to Principal Kit White: kwhite@stjohnfenton.com

Director of Music and Liturgy

St. John Catholic Church, Howell

St. John Catholic Church, 2099 N. Hacker Rd, Howell, MI  48855; Phone (517) 546-7200; Fax (517) 546-0403; email fgeorge@parishmail.com .  Active parish of 1,500 families (many who are young) seeks a dynamic and collaborative person with strong leadership skills to serve as a full time Director of Music and LiturgyResponsibilities include:  Plan and prepare all Liturgies, principal accompanist (piano/organ) at 3 weekend Masses, Weddings, Funerals, direct the Adult Choir and Children’s Choir, develop a Contemporary Ensemble, work with Cantors and instrumentalists, coordinate all Liturgical Ministers schedules, and lead the Worship Commission.  Requirements include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music (or related field), Roman Catholic Liturgical experience, proficiency in organ, piano, and accompaniment.  Competitive salary with full benefits is offered.  Please mail, email, or fax resumes to Rev. Francis George, Pastor.  Position is open, starting January 1, 2015.


Part Time Maintenance Worker

St. Joseph Parish, Adrian

St. Joseph Parish in Adrian is accepting applications for a part time maintenance position.  The position is responsible for providing routine maintenance and building and grounds care at the parish.  To read the full job description click here.  To apply, please send your letter of interest and resume to Fr. Anthony Strouse 415 Ormsby St., Adrian, MI  49221 or via email franthony.sja@gmail.com.   The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2014.  

Part Time School Receptionist

St. Gerard Catholic School, Lansing


St. Gerard Catholic School is accepting applications for a part time school receptionist position.  Responsibilities include; answer phones, photocopying, word processing, database upkeep, room scheduling, newsletter development, filing, record keeping, mailings, responding to student needs and other duties as assigned.  Busy office environment needs an individual willing to work in a team approach and able to cooperate with all levels of staff.  Qualified candidate will have 1-2 yrs. administration/secretarial experience. Good communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office and familiarity with office equipment is required. 19 hours a week.  Background check required.  $8.00-11/hr. Email resume to bpdroste@stgerard.org

Part Time Accounting Clerk

St. Gerard Parish, Lansing


St. Gerard Parish is accepting application for a part time accounting clerk.  Responsibilities include; banking functions, database upkeep, AR, payroll, filing, record keeping, mailings, responding to parishioner needs and other duties as assigned.  Busy office environment needs an individual willing to work in a team approach and able to cooperate with all levels of staff.  Qualified candidate will have accounting experience or relevant educational background.  Good communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office and Excel is required. Sage accounting software experience preferred. 19 hours a week. Background check required.  $8.00-11/hr. Email resume to bpdroste@stgerard.org

Part Time Janitor and Groundskeeper

St. Gerard Parish, Lansing

St. Gerard Parish is accepting applications for a part time janitor with groundskeeping responsibilities.  The position is for 16 hrs. a week, 2 days a week, Sunday and Monday.  Responisibilities include cleaning, shoveling snow, vacuuming, raking, and setup and teardown, for events. $10/hour. Email, bpdroste@stgerard.org or mail to: St. Gerard, Attn: Bus. Mgr., 4437 W Willow, Lansing, MI 48917.  Ability to lift, push and pull 50 pounds required.  Must be able to stand for extended periods.  Background check required. No Phone calls please. 



ROSC Case Manager/Substance Abuse Counselor

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties

Work Location:  Lenawee County

Catholic Charities of JL&H Counties is accepting applications for a ROSC Case Manager/Substance Abuse Counselor.  The position is resquired to provide information, referral and advocacy services to persons with substance abuse issues within the ROSC Program.  Services are provided to assist the client to function independently while maintaining their sobriety and dignity.  Particular emphasis is placed upon serving those persons that are socially or geographically isolated, economically disadvantaged and/or have medical needs.  Also responsible to perform professional level work in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention work.  Responsibilities include assessing clients and providing group therapy as well as individual therapy within contractual and program guidelines.  This work is confidential and requires a high degree of individual judgment.

Qualifications include:

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice or related field with 2 years experience in the area of substance abuse treatment.  Must possess a CADC.

Must possess a valid Michigan Driver's License, have reliable transportation and a willingness to drive as needed for outreach and program needs.

Must provide proof of adequate auto insurance and have a good driving record.

If a recovering person, a minimum of four years continuous sobriety is required.

Must be familiar with the 12 Step process.

Must demonstrate an awareness of the process of recovery; a deep concern for the welfare of recovering persons; and a commitment to develop services of high quality for recovering people.

Must demonstrate the ability to relate to persons in recovery.

Must have experience leading groups.

Must demonstrate ability to communicate in a clear and professional manner both orally and written.

Must have excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; must include Word and skills in using the internet along with the ability to learn new programs.

Must be familiar with Lenawee County.

Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Must be willing to perform duties in keeping with Catholic social teachings.

The position is full time and reports to the Substance Abuse Program Manager. 

Interested candidates should respond in writing with resume and cover letter to Kiernan Gamel, Substance Abuse Program Manager, 1522 Joy Ave., Jackson, MI 49203.  EOE.  No phone calls please.

Clinical Therapist

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties

Work Location:  Jackson and Adrian

Catholic Charities of JL&H Counties is accepting applications for a Clinical Therapist.  To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.

Foster Care Case Manager

Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale Counties

Work Location:  Lenawee and Jackson Counties

Catholic Charities of JL&H Counties is accepting applications for a Foster Care Case Manager.  The position provides direct casework services to foster children.  

To learn more about the position and how to apply, click here.  


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.  




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.

First - Third Grade Montessori Teacher

St. Ann School
Augusta, MI (Diocese of Kalamazoo)
St. Ann School - which opened in the Fall of 2012 - is adding a teacher beginning in Fall, 2015 for a first through third grade classroom.  We are a school with a multiage classroom design and a Montessori based curriculum which includes children 3 to 9 years of age.  We offer part-time and full-time instruction based upon the needs of the child and desires of the family.  Ideal candidates will possess a State of Michigan elementary level teaching certificate, an Elementary level Montessori credential and level two Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certification.
Our parish school is located in a small rural community and has about 500 families in a mostly middle class demographic.  The candidate will be a joyful and creative individual who professes the Catholic faith with confidence and is willing to take initiative and collaborate with children and families.  This teacher will have access to all the professional development opportunities available through the Diocese of Kalamazoo.  Benefits and salary are negotiable.  
Please send resume and 2 letters of recommendation to:
Pat Vanderpool
Director for Religious Education
St. Ann Catholic Church
12648 East D Avenue
Augusta, MI 49012


or call 269-731-0295 for more information.  


Immigration Staff Attorney

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time Immigration Staff Attorney to join the Immigration Legal Services office.  The position will provide high-quality legal representation before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Department of State and manage a substantial case load.  The Immigration Staff Attorney will coordinate all aspects of a client's case, including client communication, preparing immigration forms, relevant research, drafting personal statements, writing briefs and compiling evidence.  Desired start date is November 19, 2014.


Immigration Legal Services is designed to provide low-cost, legal representation in immigration matters to a community whose household income falls at or below 200% of the poverty guideline.  The focuses of ILS are on family-based immigration matters, including petitions for relatives, adjustment of status  and consular processing, as well as cases involving citizenship, TPS, battered immigrant relief (including VAWA and U Visas), and waivers of inadmissibility.  ILS represents clients in front of US Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State.


The qualified candidate will have a Juris Doctor degree, be licensed to practice, be bilingual (English/Spanish), have previous immigration experience, be knowledgeable of immigration procedures and issues, and be committed to the mission and goals of the Catholic Church.  Must possess strong organizational and information management skills, have the ability to prioritize and work with minimal supervision, have excellent time management skills and be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other computer applications.   Must have competence in communicating and interacting with others of diverse cultural, geographic, and economic backgrounds in a professional and compassionate manner, including the ability to interact with individuals experiencing substantial levels of emotional, physical, financial, or other hardship.


Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references and salary requirements to:


Human Resources

Diocese of Grand Rapids

360 Division Ave

Grand Rapids, MI  49503




Director of Liturgical Music Ministry

St. Sebastian Church, Byron Center, Michigan (Diocese of Grand Rapids)
St. Sebastian Church, a growing, youthful 750 family Roman Catholic parish in West Michigan seeking a Director of Liturgical Music Ministry (32-40 hours per week).
Responsibilities include: principal musician for 3 weekend liturgies; direction of traditional and children’s choir, cantors, musical ensembles, funerals and weddings, and liturgical planning.  Both Rodgers organ and Steinway piano are available in the church.  Parish hymnal is Gather (3rd edition).


Position is available immediately.  Forward letter and resumé to musicsearch@stsebastianmi.org 







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