Monday, March 15, 2010

Archbishop Burke Wants To Hire You

Archbishop Burke's Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Is Hiring A Full Time Executive

Need a job? Well, our beloved Bishop Burke is hiring. How exciting a real Catholic job. Please forward to prospective buyers. Shrine website here.

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin

Title: Executive Director
Type: Religious Shrine

Terms: FT Employee
Experience: 5-10 years

Education: Undergraduate/Master’s degree
Base Pay: Unspecified

Job Details:

Archbishop Raymond L. Burke and the Board of Directors for the Shrine of Our Lady of
Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, are seeking a faith-filled, proven leader to become
the Executive Director of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The Shrine is dedicated
to Our Lady under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe and currently is situated on over
100 acres, nestled into the side of a beautiful Wisconsin bluff. The Shrine was first
opened to pilgrims in December of 2002 and consists of an exquisite Shrine Church,
Votive Counsel Chapel, outside Stations of the Cross and Rosary Walk, a Memorial to
the Unborn, and several devotional areas. It is visited by over 70,000 pilgrims per year.
The new Executive Director is expected to be a person of great faith and must be skilled
in operational and financial management, strategic planning and development.


The Executive Director will be responsible for the strategic planning and operational
oversight of the Shrine, including but not limited to: strategic planning for growth, fiscal
responsibility, development, communications, coordination of pilgrimages to the Shrine,
grounds and maintenance, religious gift shop, shrine restaurant, supervision of shrine
staff and over 100 volunteers and liaison with business representatives as well as city and
government officials.

Accountable to: The Shrine Board of Directors; Archbishop Raymond L. Burke (Chairman of the Board)

Term: This is a full-time, 12 month position

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits, in accordance with the policies of the Shrine and commensurate with experience.

Qualifications: Candidates must be called and committed to fostering a spiritual environment within the doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church. A thorough knowledge of the apparition of
Our Lady of Guadalupe is required. Candidates should possess proven administrative
and strong written and communication skills as evidenced by previous experience. They
must possess proven interpersonal skills and have experience in donor relationships and
public communications.

• Practicing Catholic who has been active in evangelization of the faith;
• Knowledge of the Catholic faith and the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe;
• minimum BA/BS degree in a business or related discipline; Master degree
• Experience in supervision, development, strategic planning, operational duties,
fiscal management;
• Valid drivers’ license.

Interested individuals must submit an application in order to be considered. Resumes are
encouraged as attachments but will not be accepted without the official job application
form. Application forms may be obtained via our website at or by calling the Shrine at 608-782-

Completed application forms may be submitted as follows:

U.S. Mail: Search Committee
Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
P.O. Box 1237
La Crosse, WI 54602-1237
Delivery to Shrine: 5250 Justin Road
La Crosse, WI 54601

Applications should be submitted by no later than April 15. The Search Committee
desires to begin interviews in late April with a goal of making a selection in time for the
individual to begin work on or before June 1, 2010.

Please email to qualified individuals. And I would love to know if you get the job.


Esther G. said...

JM, this would be a dream job! Hope all is well.

John Michael said...

Yes, I would agree. Family is doing great and growing!