Status: Part-time (16-18 hours/week); occasional evening and weekend hours
Reports to: Director of Formation Mission/Campus Ministry
School Description Founded in Chicago in 1876, Sacred Heart Schools at Sheridan Road (Hardey Preparatory for Boys and Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls) are independent, Catholic, single-sex elementary schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. The educational mission is deeply rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart and shared with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools located in 30 countries; including 25 schools in the United States and Canada. The essence of this tradition is the total development of each child: spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical. Our girls and boys are taught in single-sex classrooms, but follow a similar curriculum and share in many activities. With a total enrollment of approximately 700 students, the Schools are organized into three academic divisions each led by a division head.
The Sacramental Life/Retreat Coordinator will work in concert with the religion teachers (Campus Ministry Team) to guide the preparation processes for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. In addition, the Coordinator will be solely responsible for planning and implementing retreats for Middle School students.
Essential Job Functions:
Coordinate preparation processes for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation in collaboration with Campus Ministry Team
Provide parent formation in preparation for the sacraments (including parent and sponsor meetings in preparation for Confirmation and offerings for 2nd grade parents)
Coordinate retreats for First Communion (parents and 2nd graders) and Confirmation (parents, sponsors, and 7th grade candidates)
Manage the collection of documents for students preparing for the sacraments and maintain records of sacraments
Prepare students for sacraments outside of scheduled years, including Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation
Review preparation processes annually with parent evaluation and team debriefing
Coordinate 8th grade retreat; provide support for 6th and 7th grade retreats
Other related projects as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required; coursework in religious education, pastoral studies, or divinity; graduate work preferred
Experience with religious education or campus ministry, including sacramental preparation, retreat leadership, and pastoral care
Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative work orientation, and ability to work independently
Excellent communication (verbal and written), organization, and multitasking skills
A commitment to Sacred Heart’s mission and values
Apply directly at the School's website (www.shschicago.org) in the Career Opportunities section, submitting a cover letter and resume.
Sacred Heart Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate.