Monthly Archives: July 2018


Lasallian Volunteers Accepts Applications for Recruitment Coordinator

Lasallian Volunteers, a program of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Recruitment Coordinator. The Recruitment Coordinator for Lasallian Volunteers, working as a team member, has responsibility for assisting in all programmatic efforts. The Recruitment Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to organize, manage, support and act as the key contact person for all areas of recruitment. For more information, read the full position description by clicking here.

Applications will be accepted through August 7th or until position is filled. Applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three references to Kathleen Swain (Director, Lasallian Volunteers) at or by mail to Lasallian Volunteers, 415 Michigan Avenue NE, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20017.

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lasallian Volunteers Accepts Applications for Recruitment Coordinator

Saying Goodbye to LV Recruitment Coordinator Katie Christensen

Katie Christensen, LV 13-15, has announced her departure as the recruitment coordinator of Lasallian Volunteers effective July 29, 2018. She joined the LV staff in 2015 after two years serving as an LV at Serviam Gardens in Bronx, New York.

As recruitment coordinator, Christensen invited and accompanied prospective LVs through the discernment and application process, coordinated recruitment efforts at all of the Lasallian colleges and universities and key non-Lasallian colleges and universities, and assisted with the implementation of the online application forms.

“Katie’s joy and care for the LV program and Lasallian mission is evident in all that she does,” said Kathleen Swain, LV director. “During Katie’s time on staff, she really grew our recruitment efforts and how volunteers are invited into the mission. She created lasting relationships with not only prospective LVs, but Brothers and Partners.”

Christensen was inspired to serve as a Lasallian Volunteer after her graduation from the University of Colorado partly because of her experiences on an immersion trip to De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana, that she took as a student at Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado.

Lasallian Volunteers is now accepting applications for the recruitment coordinator position. View the job description here >

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: news + events|Comments Off on Saying Goodbye to LV Recruitment Coordinator Katie Christensen

Sarah Laitinen, LV 07-09, Honored by SMUMN

Courtesy Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN) in Winona honored Sarah Laitinen, LV 07-09, director of Lasallian programs for the Office for Lasallian Education at Christian Brothers Conference (CBC), with a 2018 Alumni Award. Laitinen graduated from SMUMN in 2007 and was among four people recognized as outstanding alumni Saturday, June 23, 2018, during SMUMN’s Reunion Week.

Laitinen served as a Lasallian Volunteer from 2007-2009 at The San Miguel School of Providence in Rhode Island before joining the school’s staff as a teacher. She served as a teacher at San Miguel until joining the CBC staff in 2016. As director of Lasallian programs, she collaborates with Districts and Lasallians throughout the Region in the creation, operation and evaluation of Regional Lasallian formation/education programs. In 2014, Lasallian Volunteers honored Laitinen with the Bassen Service Award, which recognizes LV alumni who have continued a life of service.

Laitinen has taken part in a number of Lasallian initiatives at the international, Regional and District levels. She served on the International Council of Young Lasallians (2015-2018), was a delegate to the 3rd International Symposium of Young Lasallians in Rome (2014), graduated from the Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies (2012), and participated in the USA-Toronto Region VEGA program (2010). She has also served in various capacities for initiatives of the District of Eastern North America, such as the Young Lasallians Steering Committee and the Association for Lasallian Mission Committee, and as a delegate to the Mission Assemblies in 2011 and 2015. She is also involved in a number of local Lasallian committees and councils, and has presented at a variety of Lasallian gatherings. She also received her master’s in education from Saint Mary’s College of California.

More about the ceremony from SMUMN >

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: news + events|Comments Off on Sarah Laitinen, LV 07-09, Honored by SMUMN