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Summary

Please see below for the following job opportunities:

  • Diocese: Manager of Safe Environment Programs
  • Vermont Catholic Charities, Burlington: Accountant
  • Diocese: Development Specialist
  • Diocese: Accountant
  • Diocese: Seasonal Groundskeeper
  • Diocese: Respect Life Coordinator
  • The Loretto Home, Rutland: Residential Care Positions
  • St. Joseph Residential Care Home, Burlington: LPN

Manager of Safe Environment Programs

The Manager of Safe Environment Programs is responsible for achieving and maintaining annual compliance with the audited Articles of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). This position directly oversees the Office of Safe Environment Programs. This position is part-time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary administrator and coordinator of the Office of Safe Environment Programs, serving as the main point of contact for any inquiries related to background checks and screening processes, safe environment programming, and complaints or concerns regarding child safety/boundary violations.
  • Responsible for assessing the implementation of the overall policies and procedures for the protection of children in accordance with the USCCB Essential Norms, the Charter,and the USCCB’s Office of Child and Youth Protection.
  • Ensures that DCF is the first point of contact by any mandatory reporter.
  • Directs the collection, organization, and submission of required annual materials that ensure The Diocese is compliant with the Such materials include time-sensitive charts, reports, questionnaires, and letters. Maintains and builds an annual audit file to track diocesan compliance as it related to the audited Article of the Charter.
  • Responsible for the integrity of data, and data management, as it related to numbers reported for the annual audit, background check information, and safe environment training information.
  • Knowledgeable of state mandated reporting procedures in the event of a disclosure of child abuse or neglect. Expected to follow any changes in state mandated reporting laws.
  • Responsible for scheduling and carrying out tri-annual on-site audit visits to all parishes and Catholic schools in The Diocese.
  • Act as the principal liaison to The Diocesan Review Board and collaborates with the members to complete regular policy revision and program review.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director of Human Resources and the Vicar General, prepare budgets and monitor expenses for the Office of Safe Environment Programs.
  • Respond, in collaboration with the Vicar General, to various audit surveys from other organizations, e.g.

Safe Environment Training:

  • Annual data management and implementation of the Safe and Sacred program for adults, and the Circle of Grace program for children, to ensure that all training requirements outlined by the Charter are satisfied.
  • Maintains the accuracy of record keeping for safe environment training data.
  • Edits and modifies training material for children and adults as necessary.

Background Checks:

  • Expected to operate with a high degree of confidentiality when handling sensitive personal identification information.
  • Works in collaboration with the Human Resources Office to ensure that new hire background checks, and annual renewals, are completed in a timely manner for all employees of the Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc. Level III Residential Care Homes.
  • Supervises background check screenings and storage for any individuals who do not fall under the purview of the Human Resources office (including, but not limited to, unpaid volunteers who work with children in the diocese).

Education, Experience, Licensing

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters is a plus)
  • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible related experience; equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority.
  • Must be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3 , 4 of the Code of Canon Law.
  • Knowledge of theology, canon law, education of youth, young adults and adults, and safe environment protocols is essential.
  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License

To apply: please forward your resume to [email protected].

Vermont Catholic Charities, Burlington: Accountant

Make a difference in your career and join the Vermont Catholic Charities team.  Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc. (VCCI) has an opening for an Accountant.  We’re looking for an individual who will provide a range of accounting functions for VCCI and our Level III Residential Care Homes.  The role will include but is not limited to financial reporting and analysis; general ledger accounting; accounts receivable and billing; accounts payable and purchasing. This position offers the opportunity to use your financial and accounting skills to support and enhance the overall operations of the agency.  This position reports to the Controller. To be considered for the position, candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years related work experience. Candidates must also be highly proficient with accounting systems and Microsoft Excel.  If interested, please forward your resume to:  [email protected]

Diocese: Development Specialist

Part-time: 25 hours

The Development Specialist provides assistance in the Development Office on all administrative tasks, projects and operations, including databases, (Raiser’s Edge & Gabriel Soft databases) and special campaigns and appeals.  This position is responsible for providing support for all capital and special campaigns, administrative support with magazine billing data, office supplies, mailings and events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administrative support with the all mailings, addresses changes, parish registration numbers for magazine billing and managing office supply orders.
  • For special/capital campaigns ensure that all campaign mailings are prepared and sent according to the campaign timeline.
  • Run lists of prospective donors from the diocesan database regarding campaigns.
  • For major gift solicitations, send the confirmation, thank you, decline and consideration letters.
  • Assist with meeting preparations such as printing materials and contacting all scheduled meeting participants to remind them and confirm their attendance.
  • Send campaign materials to pastors and parish administrators.
  • Assist with event coordination such as sending invitations and making RSVP calls.
  • Order the necessary materials for the campaign, such as envelopes, brochures, case statements, pledge cards, etc.
  • Provide any necessary information required for submitting grant proposals.
  • Ensure that pledge reminders are sent in a timely fashion.
  • Inputs special campaign and appeal donations as requested, drafts and reviews letters from the Director for mailings, pledge reminders and acknowledgements.
  • Maintains spreadsheets and reports for various Department Heads to include Vermont Catholic Community Foundation; Development and Communication; and Finance Office.
  • Submits to supervisor parish billing information for the magazine; maintains billing database for changes as needed.
  • Provides customer service to all constituents by confirming receipt of contributions and fielding inquiries and complaints.
  • Schedules interviews and meetings with perspective donors.

Education and Experience

Requires an Associate’s degree and two years of progressively responsible related experience; equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.

Please submit your resume to: [email protected]

Diocese: Accountant

The Roman Catholic Diocese will be hiring an Accountant whose main role is to provide accounting for local parishes/schools. The position works closely with pastors and the Finance Office of the Catholic Diocese, to manage the finance and accounting functions for the parishes and/or school(s). The individual must have a solid background in accounting and will handle cash disbursements, cash receipts, payroll, general ledger entries, bank reconciliations, healthcare, 403b, etc. The person will be responsible for all financial reporting. The individual will provide accounting for a minimum of two area parishes. The individual will also be requested to attend monthly parish finance council meetings. Travel within Chittenden County is required. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Accounting preferred; Associates degree in Accounting with five years of experience. The individual must be proficient in excel, access, Quick Books, ADP, as well as other software’s.

Job Type: Full-time

Please submit your resume to: [email protected]

Diocese: Seasonal Groundskeeper

The incumbent will maintain cemetery grounds within Resurrection park. The Groundskeeper reports to the Park Superintendent and is also subject to oversight authority by the Director of Catholic Cemeteries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with burials and interments, on-site parking and guidance of processions.
  • Performs digging, maintenance of graves, mowing of cemetery grounds, care for flower beds, prepares the soil, grows vegetation and trimmed shrubs. trees, hedges and general improvement of the cemetery.
  • General maintenance of all grounds keeping equipment:
  • Utilizes a variety of tools and equipment such as push mowers, riding mowers, weed eaters, edgers, clippers, trimmers, pruners, sprayers, etc.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles and equipment by checking fluid levels, refueling, checking tire pressure, fuses and light bulbs.
  • Ensures equipment returned to proper areas. * Drives utility vehicles for ground maintenance and other purposes thus ensuring safety measure of self and others.
  • Identifies and marks sites for grave openings and placement of tombstones sites as requested.
  • Oversees and coordinates funeral process and burial services in the cemetery, as requested.
  • Respects all funeral/burials while working.
  • General maintenance of all grounds:
  • Gather and dispose of weeds, snow, plant debris and garbage from the cemetery.
  • Dig sites and prepare foundations for the placements of monuments.
  • Create name placement cards and engraves monuments accordingly. * Understanding of State and local cemetery rules and regulations preferred.
  • Assists with daily inspection of cemetery grounds, with timely reports of concerns and issues to supervisor, as necessary.
  • Request/Purchase of necessary operational supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

Requires a minimum of two years experience with heavy equipment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee must have the ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time (8 hours per day), lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, bend, stoop, climb, push, pull, perform tasks requiring manual dexterity, and work in all types of weather.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Please submit your resume to: [email protected]


Respect Life Coordinator

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator, reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, provides support and strengthens the Respect Life efforts, programs and ministries of the Church in Vermont.  This individual will assist the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis in supporting all aspects of Respect Life Ministry from conception to natural death.  This will include direct support to parishes, priests and the lay faithful.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotes and supports the overall strategic direction and vision for Respect Life Ministries set by the diocesan bishop for all age groups and diocesan programs.
  • Serves as the diocesan liaison to all life issues and related organizations/ministries.
  • Facilitates the work of the Diocesan Respect Life Committee.
  • Facilitates the annual Diocesan Respect Life Mass.
  • Works with the Diocesan Coordinator of Religious Education and Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry to promote chastity education for young people.
  • Coordinates the Diocesan Speakers Bureau for Life Issues.
  • Serves as a resource for priests, parishes and the diocese on developments in medical ethics and technology.
  • Serves as a resource for priests, parishes, and the diocese on legislative issues concerning life.
  • Facilitates formation and education for the diocese on the Church’s teachings concerning life issues, including through writing and presentations.
  • Coordinates Project Rachel Ministry in the Diocese of Burlington.
  • Manages the Project Rachel Phone line.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training on the VCAD (VT Catholic Advanced Directive).
  • Serves as a resource and facilitator to ministries supportive of the most vulnerable populations, from conception to natural death.
  • Completes any and all assignments from the Exec. Dir. Of Evangelization and Catechesis.
  • Adheres to all Safe Environment Programs.
  • All ministries take place under the larger umbrella of evangelization and in response to Pope Francis’ call to “go out” and move our parishes “from maintenance to mission.”

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual must understand and be able to articulate the Church’s sacramental, ecclesial, moral and spiritual theology and how they apply to the faithful.  The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3, 4 of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s Degree in theology preferred.
An individual should be highly competent in the Church’s teachings on life issues from conception to natural death.  The ability to positively, compassionately and articulately educate and communicate the Church’s teachings on life issues is essential.  Knowledge of the New Evangelization is helpful.

Apply via email to: [email protected]

The Loretto Home, Rutland: Residential Care Positions

The Loretto Home in Rutland has several job opportunities available for caring, compassionate individuals who enjoy working with an older population. Positions include: LPN, RN, LNAs and nursing aides for evening and overnight shifts. Competitive wages and benefits. If interested, please contact Erin Barry-Fenton at [email protected], 802-773-8840

St. Joseph Residential Care Home, Burlington: LPN

Full and Part-Time Available

St. Joseph Residential Care Home, operated by Vermont Catholic Charities, seeks to hire an LPN to help care for our residents at our Level III Residential Care Home.  This position requires a high level of care and compassion to provide direct patient care, a high level of communication, exceptional attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. Our residents and staff are wonderful to work with and provide a fun and energetic, yet professional working atmosphere! 

Candidates must have a willingness to promote the vision, mission and values of our home. We offer a competitive wage and benefits!

If interested, please send resumes to Christopher Starace LPN, DON at [email protected]