Associate Director Position with Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist

 

The Community of Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist (O.L.M.E.) is looking for an experienced individual to fill the position of Associate Director.

 Our mission to the laity is based in the proclamation of the Gospel that calls all to holiness and to the perfection of charity (Lumen Gentium 40; Mt. 5.48).  Our Community began on August 13, 1978, as a Private Association of Christ’s Faithful, and was canonically established as a Public Association of Christ’s Faithful on June 9, 1996.  This canonical approval also included the approval of our Constitution, Totus Tuus, as well as recognition of the grace of the Holy Spirit’s gift of our Charism and the spiritual elements that support the living out of our Charism in our daily lives.

(See other link for details on our Charism and Spiritual Elements.)

 The Spirituality and Spiritual Formation of Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist derive from the Eucharist, from our Charism, and from the time honored schools and classics of spirituality in the Catholic Church. 

 

Professional Responsibilities

The Associate Director of Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Eucharist will be responsible for working hand-in-hand with the Director to provide ongoing spiritual formation to the men and women of our community. 

 This formation is offered to our lay communities at their monthly meetings and annual retreats.   Our communities currently are located in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, PA; the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ; the Diocese of Arlington, VA; and the Diocese of Allentown, PA.     The monthly meetings for our Pennsylvania communities are held at our central location which is in the Diocese of Allentown.  The meetings for the Virginia and New Jersey communities are hosted at parishes within the dioceses of those states where O.L.M.E. is established.

 Our annual retreats are led by religious order priests, while the O.L.M.E. Director and/or Associate Director present two conferences. 

 We also offer programs on the spiritual life that are open to the general public at our location in the Diocese of Allentown, PA, and elsewhere.  These Spiritual Life Programs are presented by guest presenters, (clergy, members of consecrated life, and the laity), as well as by our Director and/or Associate Director.

 The Director and/or Associate Director provide supervision and support to the office staff in carrying out their duties to ensure that preparations for the meetings, retreats, and Spiritual Life Programs are completed accurately and in a timely manner. 

 

 Qualifications

 Education: Master's degree in Spirituality and or Theology

 Experience: Three to five years of experience commensurate with the position description

 Special Requirements:

  • Strategic planning and organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in preparing and presenting conferences to live audiences

  • Adept at facilitating large and small group discussion stemming from the conference topic

  • Compassionate about the well-being of others

 

Other Requirements:

  • Proof of citizenship in the USA

  • Valid driver’s license

  • No previous criminal record

  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test

  

To apply for this position:

Please submit your resumé and salary history to Sister Joan Noreen, O.L.M.E. Director along with a Cover Letter and Letter(s) of recommendation, etc.