Graphic Designer – Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Title Graphic Designer
Location Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
Job Information The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has an opening for a Graphic Designer in The Catholic Telegraph Office.  This person will create compelling graphic design solutions for editorial or advertising in The Catholic Telegraph (newspaper and website), and the Archdiocesan website and other digital channels; execute and prepare designs for production in the appropriate medium; understand the brand and graphic standards of the Archdiocese and its various ministries, and ensure that all designs are consistent with those standards; take the lead in providing design solutions for the various Archdiocesan ministries as needed, with prioritization on Evangelization, Vocations, and Catholic Schools.

Desired Qualifications include a practicing Catholic in good standing with solid knowledge of the Catholic Church, including structure and doctrine; passion for the Catholic faith; Bachelor’s degree in applied graphic arts from a four-year college or university; 5+ years of work experience in a graphic design (including digital) role, ideally within a marketing, communications, or digital publishing department; technical excellence with demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (including InDesign), WordPress, and Microsoft Office (including Outlook).

Please send a letter of interest, résumé and Application for Employment to the Department of Human Resources, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 100 E. 8th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or apply by email to:  humanresources@catholiccincinnati.org.  Application deadline is December 22, 2017 with a beginning date of January 15, 2018.  Employment is contingent on successful completion of all background checks and VIRTUS requirements.

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Religion Teacher – St. Rita School for the Deaf

Position Announcement for the 2017-2018 School Year

St. Rita School for the Deaf is a Catholic school whose purpose is to educate students who need special methods of communication in a safe, value-oriented environment. We believe in empowering each child to achieve his or her full potential through an individualized approach to learning.

POSITION TITLE: Religion Teacher

GRADE LEVEL: 7 -12

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: January 3, 2018 – June 1, 2018, with a possibility of full time employment for the 2018-2019 School Year

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan daily instruction and learning activities based on curriculum materials.
  • Deliver hands-on learning experiences based on Catholic Social teaching.
  • Serve as a member on the Campus Ministry Team.
  • Assess student work and keep a record of grades.
  • Utilize technology in instruction, including smart boards, ipads, and laptops.
  • Manage classroom discipline in accordance with the PAWS system.
  • Create a positive learning environment.
  • Attend required meetings and assemblies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidate must be a practicing Catholic
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catechist Certification or willingness to obtain certification
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
  • Experience working with students who have special needs preferred
  • Fluency in American Sign Language preferred but not required

WAGE AND BENEFITS: Wage is dependent on educational background and years of experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, 15 paid sick/personal days per school year, 10 paid Federal Holidays per school year, and paid professional development.

WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday-Thursday; Full-time, five-month agreement.

EMAIL RESUME TO: Natalie Marsh Principal JrHS/HS nmarsh@srsdeaf.org

St. Rita School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Long Term Substitute – St. Henry District High School

St. Henry District High School will need a long-term sub in Spanish beginning at the end of February to cover a maternity leave.  If interested, please send a resume to David M. Otte at dmotte@shdhs.org or call 859-525-0255 for more information.

Bishop Foys announces Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations

By: David Cooley

Bishop Roger Foys has announced that he has designated the coming year as the “Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations.” The year will officially begin with solemn vespers at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, on the solemnity of Christ the King, Nov. 26, and conclude on the same solemnity in 2018.

Bishop Roger Foys is asking the faithful to continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life, but especially to the priesthood during this special year.

While a primary focus throughout the year will be prayer within family life there will also be a strong emphasis on prayer for vocations within the diocesan schools.

Bishop Foys, Father Andrew Young, vocations promoter, and other diocesan priests will visit every one of the high schools, celebrate Mass, and spend an extended amount of time with the students, focusing on vocations. These events will be called “Vocations Day.” Father Young will also be visiting the diocesan grade schools.

In each of the five deaneries, throughout the year, there will be “Deanery Discernment Events” that will include Holy Hours, presentations, dinner, social time and other group activities. Throughout the year, there will also be special articles featured in the Messenger, giving readers insight to the vocations of many of the priests currently serving in the diocese. The same prayer for priestly vocations will be prayed at every parish during each weekend Mass. This prayer will be prayed either as a conclusion to the Prayer of the Faithful or at the end of the Mass.

“The whole year has a dual purpose,” said Bishop Foys in an interview with the Messenger. “First, the purpose is to pray for vocations; and, second, to raise the consciousness of our people about vocations and the need for vocations in order for them to make that vocation culture a part of their life.”

Bishop Foys said that he is very excited about this upcoming year. What’s great about it is that everyone can pray for vocations and raise awareness of the need for priests and vocations, he said.

“The faithful can begin by praying as a family for vocations and they can also encourage, not only their children and grandchildren, but also the people in their parish whom they might believe have a vocation to the priesthood, religious life or the diaconate. Encouragement is sometimes all these young people need,” he said. “It is important to also support the seminarians we have now. Our people are very generous with their financial support, and our hope is that they are also generous with their prayers. A parish that has a seminarian stationed at their church should also do their best to encourage him.”

Bishop Foys said that when he goes on school visits and talks with the students or when he talks to the confirmandi and asks the young men if they have ever thought about being a priest, more often than not they’ll say, “Yes.” Moreover, when he asks the children before their confirmation if there is anyone in their class who would make a good priest they all, invariably, point to one or two young men.

“So, these things are in their thoughts and consciousness,” he said.

Bishop Foys has been heard to say, often, that God, of course, is still calling but people aren’t listening and God’s voice is drowned out by many other things.

“It is our culture in general — the secular society has become so engrained in people,” he said. “The Church at one time was the center of people’s lives. Now, we live in a different time. In this age, the priority of priesthood and religious life doesn’t often rise to the top.”

Bishop Foys said that another issue is that the visibility of the numerous priests and women religious at the schools interacting with the children has extremely declined.

“I look at the history of our schools here and, at one time, they were staffed by almost all priests and religious sisters and brothers,” he said. “It was unusual to have a lay teacher.”

Bishop Foys said that he believes the Year for Prayer for Priestly Vocations is, at the very least, a step in the right direction.

“Prayer,” said Bishop Foys, “should be the first step, when it is time to make a decision or if there is some kind of need. It is the first step, not the last step — we should put whatever it is in God’s hands first.”

Aware that, these days, people are very busy, Bishop Foys said that the faithful should take at least 10 minutes a day to pray.

“Go off by yourself somewhere; read the Scriptures,” he said. “The hope that goes along with that is if you take that small amount of time, eventually you will want to do more.”

Bishop Foys said that the Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations is a time to reflect on the importance of priests in society and in the lives of God’s people.

“A priest is another Christ,” he said. “The priest is called to minister to God’s people. The priesthood is a life of serving. The priest, through the Mass and the sacraments, brings the Lord to people and the people to the Lord. He is a conduit.

“If someone asked me at the end of my life, how would I determine if it was a success or not, I would say that if I brought just one person to Christ, for me, that would be a success.”

Administrative Assistant – Covington Latin

Covington Latin, an accelerated Catholic high school serving bright and motivated students in grades 7-12, is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant for the Development Office. The ideal candidate should be mission-driven, organized, and collaborative. Candidates should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, the Google Documents platform, and in database management and mail merging. Job duties include data entry and tracking, event planning and execution, and assisting with publications, purchasing, and admissions. Candidates must also be willing to work evening and weekend events, on occasion. Please send resume and list of references to the Headmaster, Jason Huther at Jason.huther@covingtonlatin.org.