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Job and Study Opportunities

A service for Returned Missioners, this resource page lists available job positions and study opportunities.

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Duke University Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health Workshop


POSTED May 26, 2021

NOW is the time to register for our onsite 5-day onsite summer research workshop to be held in-person on August 9-13, 2021. Immediate registration is necessary to ensure a spot and individual mentorship if desired, due to limited space necessary for social distancing. For an article on how to obtain research training on religion, spirituality and health, specifically with regard to this workshop, go to: https://rdcu.be/ceFH4.

As usual, our faculty this year come from Duke, Yale, and Emory, and includes physicians, nurses, and chaplains with extensive research and clinical experience in quantitative and qualitative research. The workshop compresses material presented in our past 12-mo post-doctoral fellowship into 5 days, and is the only place in the world where specific training on how to conduct research on religion, spirituality & health can be obtained from researchers active in the field for over 35 years. We recommend this courses for researchers early in their career and for seasoned researchers wishing to shift their work into spirituality & health, as well as for undergraduate and graduate students working on their dissertations or others considering research in this area. Those more generally interested in spirituality and health will also find the workshop useful, as we cover a lot of material applicable to laypersons and clergy. This is the 17th year the workshop is being offered, with more than 900 attendees over the years.

Project Fellow, NCR’s Latino Catholics Project


POSTED May 24, 2021

NCR is making an intentional, concerted effort to increase its coverage of and engagement with Latinx voices in the church through a special one-year project. (The duration of the project may be modified by mutual agreement between the executive editor and the project fellow.) The NCR Latino Catholics Project will include regular coverage of Latino Catholics as well as research, analysis and engagement outreach. The one-year project will culminate with recommendations for a more permanent strategy and staffing to best serve this growing demographic in the church. Among other duties, the new full-time fellow will assist in covering a national beat that focuses on stories that include and are of interest to Latino Catholics, bring and cultivate a network of sources, and do social media work. All nominations, applications and inquiries should be directed to jobs@ncronline.org by June 4, 2021.

Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA)


POSTED April 23, 2021

Here’s an opportunity for your former volunteers: Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA), the Ignatian young adult leadership program, is now accepting applications through May 15th (except Detroit, which is May 31st)
The program is geared for young professionals, in the 24-39 age range, so if this is you, please check out the program, and consider it! Program information can be found at https://www.contemplativeleaders.org/about-cla.

Assumption Sisters Holy Family Institute


POSTED April 23, 2021

There are openings for Lead Case Manager, Teacher and Youth Care Worker. For more information go to https://www.hfi-pgh.org/careers/


Maryknoll Mission Educators – Promoters


POSTED February 11, 2021

There are two openings for Mission Educators – Promoters to work primarily with the Maryknoll teams and projects focused on Young Adults, Hispanic Leaders, Catechists and Teachers. Preference will be given to applicants able to work out of the Houston and Chicago areas.

If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of our dynamic, mission-oriented team, we would love to hear from you. Contact Matt Dulka [mailto:mdulka@maryknoll.us for more information.


Re/Generation Applications


POSTED January 29, 2021

Join a growing community of progressive Catholics decomposing oppressive structures and cultivating the church we are called to be for our hurting world! Re/Generation gathers, supports, and mobilizes young Catholic change-makers (aged 20-39) as they discern their particular vocations and lead the church toward healing and justice. This year Call To Action is launching two cohorts under the Re/Generation umbrella: a POC Cohort exclusively for people of color, and an interracial Local Cohort for anyone called to cultivate local progressive Catholic communities. Learn more about each opportunity and apply here! Applications are due February 26. Email Claire Hitchins (Yakima ’15-’16) at claire@cta-usa.org with any questions!


Catholic Relief Services Chapters Forming


POSTED November 3, 2020

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is building a network of CRS Chapters to mobilize Catholics and others of goodwill to end global poverty. These chapters—which are being formed nationwide and are comprised of students, parishioners and others—advance our mission to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas through meaningful action, enabling chapter members to live out their call as missionary disciples.
The goal of CRS Chapters is to equip and empower volunteers to become champions for the families and communities that CRS serves, and to lead the way to a more just and peaceful world. We do that by encouraging our elected officials and the media to highlight and support this lifesaving work, and by mobilizing essential resources that make our work possible. For more information contact Ken Preston at kenneth.preston@crs.org.


Boston College School of Theology and Ministry


POSTED November 3, 2020

Interested in getting a masters in theology and ministry for a 75% discount? Boston College School of Theology and Ministry offers a 75% scholarship to any applicant who has participated in a Catholic Volunteer Network program within the last five years. (Maryknoll Lay Missioners qualify).


All MKLM Returned Missioners are encouraged to share job openings and study opportunities on this web page. Please send an e-mail to alwaysamissioner@mklm.org, including the following information:

 Organization/Company name

 Location of position/study opportunity (city and state)

 Title of position if applicable

 Brief description of position/skills required if applicable

 Complete contact information

 Application deadline