Employment Opportunities

General application for employment at the Catholic Life Center in Baton Rouge can be made at 1800 South Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1698, USA, during regular business hours. Open teaching positions within the diocesan Catholic school system are generally made available through the diocesan Catholic Schools Office, telephone 225-336-8735, and by the individual Catholic school.

Catholic Life Center Position Opening
General Maintenance
General Statement of Duties
A position responsible for performing general maintenance duties of all buildings, facilities, facilities’ systems, facilities’ equipment, and grounds of the Catholic Life Center Campus and various off site properties according to safety, preventive maintenance and processes that support the goals, objectives, and mission of the diocese.
Education and Experience Requirements
  • High School Graduate or equivalent; certification from Technical School preferred
  • Minimum of two years related experience required
 Other Experience and Requirements
  • General machine repair, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, painting, and planning skills
  • HVAC experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain Generators
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders; operate lawn service equipment and small hand tools; and, must be willing to learn
  • Ability to work within a team, work well with other employees and the general public, and, respect and support the Catholic identity of the diocese
  • Ability to work flexible schedules that include evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift at least 70 lbs., work in hot, cold, or inclement weather and, work with cleaning and paint supplies, climb, work from a ladder, and work in some areas of height
  • A pre-employment physical is required

Catholic Life Center Position Opening
Kitchen Manager
General Summary:
This position manages the operations of food service for the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining health & safety requirements, inventory & quality control, and following the proper commercial food service procedures for food preparation, storage, and service.
Education, Experience & Certifications:
  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Safe Serve Louisiana Board of Health Certified.
  • Five years restaurant or institutional food service experience required that includes knowledge of food handling, service, and sanitation.
  • Business management/administration preferred.
  • Client Services and Event Planning experience required.
  • Excellent typing/word processing skills and working knowledge of various computer programs.
  • General knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
  • A valid driver’s license required.
Other Qualifications:
  • Strong working knowledge of proper food preparation/storage techniques, methods, and nutritional value.
  • Ability to manage a commercial kitchen.
  • Ability to operate kitchen equipment safely, maintain safe work environment, manage contract labor, and creatively establish an appropriate environment/décor.
  • Skills must include calculating profit, loss, inventory, portion control and waste management.
  • Strong professional and interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others.
  • Self-directed and able to work with little supervision. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in handling difficult and/or sensitive situations, with ability to maintain strict level of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to exercise good organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to manage projects and multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service in all interactions with visitors, clients, guests, and employees.
  • Must be a team player.
Send resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline to apply is Friday, October 10, 2014. 

Catholic Charities Positions Opening

Full Time Adoption Social Worker position is available. The Domestic Adoption (DA) social worker is responsible for all aspects of domestic adoption services including, but not limited to conducting home studies, adoption preparation and training, pre & post placement services, as well as post adoption services including support and referral.  In addition, community outreach and speaking engagements are part of responsibilities. Candidates must possess excellent clinical judgment and insight, have good time management skills and be able to work as part of a team. Candidates must be a Master’s Level Social Worker, LCSW preferred. Work experience in children and family services, preferably experience in adoption. Strong verbal and written communication skills - must be able to write clear, concise and accurate reports. Must possess and demonstrate skills in using multiple computer applications.

Safe Families For Children™ Coordinator – Part Time Contractor needed to implement an exciting social movement: 
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is looking for a dynamic community organizer to lead a progressive movement of Biblical hospitality – SFFC™.  Candidates must be energetic and outgoing, comfortable speaking to diverse groups and have strong relationship-building skills.  This position requires the flexibility to occasionally work after-hours. Experience in community relationship building with faith-based groups is preferred.  The SFFC program is a nationwide initiative of the Casey Foundation; it mobilizes neighbors to help families in crisis with children overcome temporary difficulties. A Bachelor’s Degree is required.  Master’s Degree is preferred. This is a temporary position that may grow into fulltime. 

Qualified applicants can send their resume and references to Karen Moore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 225.336.8703 no later than September 25 at 4 p.m.

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators (NACPA) is a member organization dedicated to the development and promotion of just personnel practices and workplace justice rooted in gospel values.  NACPA is currently searching for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and administer the organization. 
Qualifications:  Five years proven experience in non-profit administration including strategic planning, grant procurement and fiscal management; Master’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience; practicing Roman Catholic with working knowledge of Catholic Church teachings, structures and constituencies.  Professional experience in Human Resource Management in a Catholic organization and PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
Skills and Abilities:  Excellent oral and communication skills; ability to work with volunteer board of directors and with other national groups; demonstrated experience in developing, planning, executing and evaluating programs, including national conferences; proven public relations, marketing and entrepreneurial skills; understanding of and ability to manage electronic communications, databases and other technology.
Frequent nationwide travel required.  Office is currently located in Cincinnati, OH; future location of office is negotiable.
Deadline: 9/30/14