Greater Cincinnati
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Posted:  11/15/2021

The Formation and Service Learning Director is responsible for advancing St. Vincent de Paul’s mission through the development and facilitation of formation and training content and events for Vincentians, staff, retreatants, and volunteers as well as offering strategic oversight of the Service Learning program, made up of the Ozanam Center for Service Learning and the Vincentian Volunteers of Cincinnati programs.  The Formation and Service Learning Director values and models Vincentian spirituality, friendship and service and acts as a spiritual animator for the District Council.


Conferences Formation:

    1. Work closely with the Senior Director of Services and the Director of Conferences to define the annual formation and training offerings for the Cincinnati District Council, supporting the needs of Vincentians as identified by Conference assessments, the Upward Together Strategic Plan, and the foundational documents of the Society
    2. Plan, promote and deliver formation and training events, including the Ozanam Orientation, retreats, spiritual celebrations, and liturgies for the Cincinnati District Council
    3. Assist the Conferences Manager in the planning and execution of other Cincinnati District Council events (e.g., Fellowship Mass & Reception, District Meetings)
    4. Evaluate each formation and training event, working toward continual improvement in the events themselves and in the schedule overall
    5. Lead the Cincinnati District Council Formation Committee, including identifying new Committee members and managing quarterly Committee meetings
    6. Identify potential new presenters and formators and participate in their formation and training
    7. Support and advocate for growth in Vincentian spirituality throughout the District to include creating spiritual content for Council communications
    8. Provide any necessary formation and training to support Conference Spiritual Advisors
    9. Maintain Cincinnati District Council formation and training records and report results as requested
    10. Maintain and make available a library of support materials to enrich Vincentian experience
    11. Attend Conference meetings as needed in order to reinforce Vincentian spirituality and values
    12. Prepare prayers, reflections and retreats for Society Board meetings as requested
    13. Collaborate and support the formation and training needs of the Hamilton and St. Martin Districts as time permit

Service Learning:

  1. Supervise Service Learning staff; including coordinating and developing a cohesive team, planning for and coordinating hiring processes, conducting evaluations and developing plans to develop employees’ skills
  2. Develop and oversee strategic planning for Service Learning Department programs
  3. Serve as an active participant on the Service Learning Advisory Committee
  4. In collaboration with the Service Learning Program Manager, prepare and manage budget for programs within the Service Learning Department
  5. Assist in developing and facilitating retreats and workshops as needed, ensuring that retreat programing meets the needs of the community, including involving and supporting Conference Vincentians
  6. Develop and oversee strategic planning and outcomes measures for the VVC program
  7. Collaborate with the Service Learning Program Manager to oversee marketing, promotion and recruitment for the VVC program
  8. Ensure the VVC program is in compliance with AmeriCorps and Catholic Volunteer Network rules and regulations
  9. Other duties as assigned


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience are required. A degree in Pastoral Ministry, Theology, Religious Education or related field of study is preferred.  Vincentian experience is preferred, as is experience leading faith formation and/or retreats for youth and young adults. While SVDP Cincinnati values a diverse workforce, this position’s uniquely Catholic nature requires that the ideal candidate be an observant Roman Catholic with a commitment to the beliefs and culture of the Catholic faith. The ideal candidate for this position has a history of successful program implementation and development; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; experience with leading and supervising staff; an ability to communicate well orally and in writing; and the ability to effectively relate to people of different cultural and economic backgrounds. Familiarity with adult learning processes, as well as solid computer skill proficiency including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint) are essential.  This position requires schedule flexibility to support weekend and evening activities. A current valid driver’s license and the ability to travel offsite are required; applicants must be Safe Environment certified or achieve this certification prior to start date.

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Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward cover letter, resume & compensation expectations to [email protected].