Job Opening – Parish Life Director

Job Opening – Parish Life Director

Job Opening – Parish Life Director

We have an employment opportunity that doesn’t come around very often.

We are an intergenerational community inspired by Christ’s love for all people and the Ignatian vision that call and empowers us to live the Gospel message and find God in all things. The Director of Parish Life collaborates to build our parish community and engage parishioners as part of a team approach to fulfilling our mission as a community that welcomes everyone.

Do you have a deep love for people’s well-being?

Are you a good listener? Do you get excited about creating opportunities for people to grow in their Catholic faith and spirituality?  If you’re looking for a workplace where you can fully align your values with your skills and experience, while learning and growing, consider the role of Parish Life Director here at Our Lady of Hope Parish.

Brief Overview of Role and Responsibilities

  • Engage and recruit parish volunteers through face-to-face interaction with parishioners
  • Oversee existing parish programs, and develop new ones rooted in the Ignatian vision; sustain and increase parishioner involvement and spiritual growth; significant programs include faith formation, adult, and all-inclusive ministries
  • Lead Baptism preparation and scheduling in coordination with the pastor
  • Serve as liaison between parish ministries including St. Brigid School and Pastoral Council; connect committees/ministries with each other for integrated ministry
  • Write relevant content for internal and external audiences. Work with the website and bulletin team to supply content. Connect programs, committees, and ministries so that they create communication to be published for parishioners through established avenues
  • Animate parishioner outreach to the greater Portland community, assist ministries which are involved with outreach to help broader parishioner engagement in events that support the parish’s mission

Personal Qualities Needed

Mission-focused; sets personal and organizational priorities based on mission. Commitment to inclusion and diversity – and expansive welcoming. Self-directed, self-started AND team player. Ability to work collaboratively. Can respond to OLH’s unique character as a Jesuit Ministry. Socially adept, comfortable meeting and engaging people, and public speaking (at Mass and parish events). Thorough familiarity with Catholic life and practice a must; familiarity with Ignatian Spirituality a plus.

The full job description is here. To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to or to Search Committee, Our Lady of Hope Parish, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04102. If you require alternative methods of application, please let us know at email above or 207-797-7026.

Job Opening – Parish Life Director

Job Posting: Parish Business Manager

Job Posting: Parish Business Manager

We have a professional opportunity that doesn’t come around very often!

Business Manager, Our Lady of Hope Parish – A Jesuit Ministry

Are you a financial professional thinking about making a job change? If you’re looking for a workplace where you can fully align your values with your skills and experience, consider the role of Parish Business Manager at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland. As a Jesuit ministry, Our Lady of Hope serves the greater Portland community – and beyond, with active members from 25 area towns. When you join our pastoral team, you become part of a vibrant community that connects their spirituality with daily life. An active practicing Catholic is helpful but not required.

Primary Function of this Position

The Parish Business Manager (PBM) is a professional who reports directly to the Pastor Our Lady of Hope Parish (OLHP). This person assists the Pastor with the stewardship of the physical, financial and human resources of the parish, in accordance with canon law and diocesan policies and guidelines. The PBM is a person of faith committed to Gospel values. He or she values the organization and responsible management of resources, and helps the Church fulfill its mission and purpose.
We are searching for an experienced, organized, technically savvy and personable administrator to lead our business team. This position is critical to the financial health and stability of our parish.
The duties of the PBM may vary dependent upon other staff resources and parish demands.


The PBM manages the financial and administrative support functions of the organization. Responsibilities include financial analyses of operations, oversight of the Parish’s accounting policies, practices and financial plan and the preparation of interim and final financial statements with supporting schedules. Supervision over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, budgetary controls, payroll, benefits administration, onboarding, and information technology. Overseeing the business office and custodial staff. In addition, the PBM will work in collaboration with the Diocese and the OLHP Councils, committees, and sub-committees.


The following education, knowledge, experience, and skills are considered essential:
· Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting or related field, or the equivalent in education and progressively responsible, related work experience, required.
· At least 5 years of progressively responsible finance/accounting experience at a management level required; at least 2 years of experience working in a non-profit organization.
· Knowledge and skills in all financial functions of a non-profit organization, including processing payables, receivables, and payroll; familiarity with computerized accounting and recording keeping software.
· Experience using computerized financial spreadsheets, general ledgers, charts of accounts, etc.
· Experience in managing payroll and employee benefit programs.
· Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
· Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
· Strong analytical skills, along with system thinking and strategic thinking.
· Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
· Strong management skills with people and programs.
· Excellent collaborative interpersonal skills.


Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $55,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year
· Dental insurance
· Health insurance
· Health Savings Account
· Life Insurance
· Vision Insurance
· Paid Time Off
We are willing to invest in professional development for the right long-term candidate.
Physical setting:
· Office – In Person
· Usual 8-hour shift
· Monday to Friday
· Frequent evening and some weekend work. (Required).
· Bachelor’s or Equivalent (Required).
· Major in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance (Preferred).
· Non-profit management: 2 years (Preferred).
· Management level finance or accounting: 5 years (Preferred).
· Knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Church and its mission (Required).

Please send cover letter and résumé to or to Search Committee, Our Lady of Hope Parish, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04102. If you require alternative methods of application, please let us know at email above or 207-797-7026.

Job Opening – Sexton

Job Opening – Sexton

Job Opening – Sexton

Can you help us get the word out?

We have an hourly full-time opening (40 hours plus benefits) for a person who can perform routine parish maintenance, custodial and some event set-up duties. Typically, the work schedule is during weekday business hours. During the winter, though, there are exceptions due to need to keep walkways safe on weekends after storms. While the plowing contractor takes care of the bigger items, some clearing and sanding can be necessary, so adjustments are made to the schedule.

The sexton supports all parish buildings on our two campuses (Stevens Ave and Ocean Ave), so having a vehicle with valid driver’s license is required. To apply with a resume or request a job description contact, with Sexton in the subject line.

Psst…The perks of the job include pretty delicious monthly lunches after staff meetings and excellent co-workers!!

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