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Employment Opportunities

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Center for Theology and Ministry

The Assistant to the Director/Programs Coordinator is a full time position as a member of the Bernardin Center staff. In addition to the organization and management of the Center office this person has significant responsibility for the planning, coordination and implementation of the events, programs and activities of the Center. These programs encompass all the initiatives of the Bernardin Center, such as Catholic-Jewish Studies, Catholic-Muslim Studies, Reconciliation, Life Ethics, Catholics on Call, and Catholic Common Ground Initiative.

Candidates must hold a Bachelors Degree and have a minimum of 3-5 years experience in technology and administration and must work well with minimal supervision.  Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and balance a multi-faceted work load.  Candidates should be creative, possess strong organizational and problem solving skills. Duties include designing and creating worship aids, brochures and promotional materials for programs and events in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications department, coordinating inquiries for Bernardin scholarships with the Admissions Office, maintaining scholars’ files, assist in coordinating scholars’ orientation and colloquiums.

Individuals must be comfortable working in a Catholic institution of higher learning and able to work well as a member of a team. Individuals are expected to become immersed in, and support the mission and vision of the Bernardin Center.  For more information about the Bernardin Center please see our website at

Qualified candidates will also have advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, WordPerfect, and demonstrated computer proficiency with office productivity software, desktop publishing and other database programs. Familiarity with an academic environment or other nonprofit experience is a plus.

Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and salary history to

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Giving Voice, in partnership with CTU, seeks to engage a consultant who will help the organization define and establish a realistic five-year strategic plan.  The plan will include concrete and practical ways: to expand the Giving Voice digital network, enhance communications across the nation, learn and use related software and technologies for instant translation, build relationships, grow leadership through training among younger Women Religious Sisters and expand funding sources. Please click here to download the full RFP.  CTU is a fiscal sponsor of Giving Voice. PLEASE NOTE: correct email contact address is:



Catholic Theological Union is seeking to fill a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track position in liturgical studies to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent and a strong competency to teach the breadth of liturgical and sacramental studies across the professional and academic degrees offered, including online courses. Because the position also includes responsibility for teaching the liturgical practica for the celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments for seminarians, the successful candidate will be a Roman Catholic presbyter with demonstrated pastoral skills in presiding and preaching.

The candidate should also demonstrate a secondary area of competency in which he can teach (e.g., catechesis, music or other arts, intercultural worship, ritual studies, communications). In addition to teaching, all faculty of CTU are expected to engage in scholarly research and publication in professional and pastoral venues and offer service to the school and wider church community. Candidates from underrepresented constituencies are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, a letter of intent, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. It is preferred that this dossier be submitted electronically to

The materials may also be sent by mail to Dr. Richard McCarron, Search Committee Chair, Department of Word and Worship, Catholic Theological Union, 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615. Any questions should be addressed to

Review of applications will begin 14 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews are anticipated to begin in early December 2014.

Candidates will share a commitment to CTU’s mission to prepare effective leaders for the Church, ready to witness to Christ’s good news of justice, love, and peace. CTU strives to accomplish this mission in a community environment composed of religious, clergy, and lay women and men who mirror the local and global Catholic Church in all its vibrant diversity.