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Catholic Theological Union (CTU), a graduate school of theology and ministry in the Hyde Park/ neighborhood of Chicago, invites qualified accounting assistants to apply.  CTU is a non-profit with $10 million operating budget and is seeking an experienced Accounting Assistant to support the Controller in overseeing the Business Office of the institution. The Accounting Assistant reports to the Controller and will perform day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable, cash receipts and disbursements, invoicing/billing, accounts receivable, payroll and employee benefit activity.  

Qualifications include prior accounting experience in a small to similar size non-profit organization with similar duties.  The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work as part of a team is necessary to apply for this position.

The Accounting Assistant must be comfortable working in a Catholic institution of higher learning, able to work well in a collegial manner in achieving the mission of the school.  This is a 12 month, full-time position with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please email cover letter, resume, salary history, and references to Walter Pophin at



The position of Development Assistant reports directly to the Director of Development. This position aids the efforts of all the targeted fundraising goals, particularly the annual fund campaign.  The position assists in building and analyzing the donor base and oversees gift acceptance and acknowledgments, and reconciling of accounts.  This position maintains the annual fund portion of the development website, updates addresses and helps with donor communication.  This position is also responsible for overseeing office management responsibilities.  While this position has its independent functions, it operates in a communal workspace and calls for a commitment to teamwork and mutual support between the school’s departments (Enrollment Management, Bernardin Center, Business Office, Registrar) and in the overall CTU community, and is responsible for being an active and open participant in the responsibilities and functions of these departments.

A.                  Gift Entry

·         Enter all donations into Results Plus data base, maintaining the integrity of the database and appropriately recording fund, appeal and campaign codes.
·         Generate and mail printed personal and accurate acknowledgements for all donations.
·         Write templates for most donations, modifying and personalizing when appropriate.  Write unique letters when necessary to acknowledge special gifts.
·         Process First Friday Club credit card payments.
·         Run donation batch reports daily and work with Business Office in reconciling accounts monthly.
·         Generate end-of-year tax statement mailing for donors, as required.

B.                  Database Maintenance

·         Keep all database constituencies current (students, donors, faculty, staff, friends, etc.) by updating addresses, mail codes, graduation status, constituency codes, etc., and managing the other departments who maintain select constituencies within the database.
·         Track pledge payments, send pledge reminders as needed.
·         Use various parts of the database to record conversations/meetings with donors and friends, their participation in programs and events, and other items of note.

C.                  Alumni Activities
·         Directs the Alumni Association membership
·         Coordinates annual appeal to Alumni
·         Coordinates Alumni events as a function of development
·         Creates and maintains a monthly Alum eNewsletter for all CTU’s constituents in the donor data base with email address
·         Work with the Development Director in creating an Alumni Board

D.                 Appeals
·         Together with Director of Development, initiate and prepare a minimum of three general direct mail appeals each year.
·         Coordinate e-appeals with direct mail appeals

E.                  Administrative
·         Maintain a schedule of foundation deadlines for entire department and school (other Development officers, Tolton, Catholics on Call, Romero, etc.)
·         Assist in Development Office correspondence, mail merges, etc.
·         Assure manual filing systems are kept updated and orderly.
·         Maintain copies of all development publications.
·         Purchase supplies, maintain petty cash, and procure proper office equipment in order for office to function at fullest capacity.
·         Record RSVPs for most events.

F.                  Other
·         Participates in broader Catholic Theological Union community

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

·         Ability to understand and work with a complex data base, Results Plus
·         Strong writing and oral communication skills
·         Word-processing knowledge, facility with Excel
·         Strong personal relationship skills
·         Demonstrates personal integrity and commitment to ethical principles
·         Sensitivity and appreciation for working in a Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry
·         A strong commitment to development and philanthropy and capability of generating enthusiasm for this responsibility
·         Ability to represent and communicate the mission and programs of CTU
·         Organizational abilities, solid judgment, ability to prioritize, possesses foresight, initiative, creativity, flexibility, attention to detail
·         Disposition for teamwork and flexible interaction
·         Bachelor’s Degree

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



The Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) is seeking a passionate and creative individual with excellent leadership skills and formation experience to work in collaboration with the Formation Director in the development, maintenance and administration of the Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program.  This program accompanies and supports all Emmaus formation students in the areas of human and spiritual formation throughout their tenure at CTU.  

The position is a part time position, requiring 18 hours per week.

Professional Qualifications: 

·      MDiv, MAPS, or MA in Theology
·      Experience as a Lay Ecclesial Minister

Applications for the position of Associate Director of the Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program should be forwarded electronically to by April 7, 2015.  All submissions will be maintained as confidential.  Applications should include a resume demonstrating relevant experience and include a statement of no more than 300 words describing the candidate’s interest in becoming an Associate Director.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


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.