Mother Teresa House


Job Opportunities

End-of-Life Care Home in Mid Michigan


Job Description:

Mother Teresa House (MTH) seeks a visionary leader to serve as Executive Director. As Executive Director, you will report to the Board of Directors and provide overall leadership and strategic vision to expand MTH’s mission of providing care to terminally ill people and their families. The Executive Director will also oversee all aspects of MTH, including the management and operations of staff, community outreach and fundraising efforts. MTH is a Catholic, 501(c)(3) organization located in Lansing, MI.

General Duty: 

Oversee all aspects of Mother Teresa House (MTH), including the management and operations of staff, community outreach and fundraising efforts.

Functional Duties:

  • Promote, exemplify, and ensure application of Catholic end of life ethical and religious directives.
  • Provide and maintain excellent guest care, meeting competence expectations and emphasizing compassion and presence and working in accordance with a comprehensive hospice model.
  • Complete oversight of all aspects of resident care, programming, staffing, and community engagement as well as volunteerism, community education, and fundraising to support sustainability of the organization.
  • Development and hiring of staff necessary to support and promote the MTH mission.
  • Provide a draft of the annual budget to the Board of Directors for approval.
  • Ensure that MTH operates within prescribed budget set annually by the Board of Directors.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop and implement procedures for accounting, control, and audit of financial resources in accordance with sound financial practices.
  • Work collaboratively with Board of Directors to anticipate and identify fundraising needs and facilitate fundraising opportunities.
  • Establish, in conjunction with the Board, positive ongoing relationships and outreach with donors.
  • Ensure that MTH is at all times in compliance with applicable rules, laws, and regulations.
  • Establish and enforce policies and procedures, including Program practices.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan to open a second home to further expand MTH care to additional communities, including the solicitation of donations, community involvement, and management of building renovations, as needed.
  • Promote opportunities to utilize MTH as a model and educational resource for end-of-life care that respects life, the dignity of the human person, and faith.
  • Consider opportunities to use MTH as a site for nursing, medical, social work and other educational programs.
  • Assume on-call management duties within rotation or as needed for staff transitions and take an active part in house admissions, as needed.
  • Maintain relationship with the Diocese of Lansin.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Practicing Catholic and support of the Catholic identity.
  • A background in nonprofit management, including staff management and community fundraising, as well as experience with working with a Board of Directors.
  • Significant knowledge and experience with the hospice industry and the caregiving landscape.
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication and public speak skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of individuals, including staff, house residents, the Board of Directors and others.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, task facilitation and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a competent and professional manner with a strong aptitude for detail.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and data management software.
  • Complete required MTH training and periodic updates.
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds.


  • Part Time
  • Education: High School
  • Base Pay: Competitive

Job Description

Overnight caregivers provide personal care for one to three terminally ill people in our small home setting.

Tasks are similar to what a family caregiver does, and is done in close coordination with the team and under the direction of the coordinator.

Our small home environment uniquely allows caregivers to spend quality time with guests and provide compassionate care.

  • Overnight hours are from 10pm to 8am with some flexibility required 
  • Full attendance at bi-monthly team meetings is required
  • Caregiving experience is preferred.
  • Must be physically able to assist with transfers and position changes, be a strong critical thinker and communicator.
  • Orientation and additional training on practical skills will be provided.

Caregiver duties may include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Providing companionship and a loving presence to our guests
  • Assisting with walking, moving, posit ion changes, etc.
  • Assisting with personal hygiene care (mouth care, bathroom assistance, grooming, etc.)
  • Giving and overseeing medication as directed
  • Meal preparation and light house hold tasks (cleaning bath rooms, mopping floors, washing dishes, doing laundry, dusting, etc.)
  • Answering the phone and door as needed
  • Effective communication and a team player mentality
  • Assisting with other tasks similar to what a family caregiver would provide.



The Volunteer Coordinator is a member of the Mother Teresa House community supporting one another and providing planning, training, onboarding, scheduling and overall coordination for volunteer caregivers.

Reports to: Director


  • Commitment to working as a group.
  • Able to embrace the mission and service attitude of the ministry.
  • Ability to communicate well and teach training material
  • Able to plan out, implement and maintain complex caregiver schedules.
  • Ability to use computer software to complete work duties including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Sharepoint) and scheduling software.


  • Commitment to scheduled hours.
  • Volunteer Coordinator duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Process volunteer applications and inquiries.
    • Plan for and schedule volunteer training, prepare and teach training material.
    • Track and complete onboarding steps including interviews for new volunteers.
    • Provide ongoing oversite for volunteers including quarterly follow up and support.
    • Recruit volunteers from church communities, local colleges and other organizations.
    • Plan for and recruit students for Internship positions
    • Plan for and recruit Live In volunteer. Coordinate services and support for Live In.
  • Scheduler duties may include, but are not limited to:
    • Plan for future volunteer needs, and schedule volunteers to fill all caregiver shifts.
    • Create and update all caregiver schedules by deadlines.
  • Completion of initial orientation and participation in ongoing training.
  • Administrative tasks including filing and record keeping.
  • Participation in staff meetings and staff sessions deemed necessary by Mother Teresa House.
  • Additional administrative tasks or special projects requested by Mother Teresa House.
  • Participation in Mother Teresa House special events to support the mission.


  • Available 16 hours per week, up to 30 hours. Hours fluctuate related to needs.
  • Available quarterly on a week day evening and a weekend for training volunteers.
  • Some work activities may be completed from home if agreed to with Director.

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