Employment Opportunities at Ave Maria Press

Open Positions

Marketing Coordinator

We are seeking a creative and dedicated self-starter to join our successful marketing team. The Coordinator will be responsible for helping to implement marketing plans for the consumer, trade, parish, and school markets.

The Coordinator will work closely with the Direct Marketing Manager and the rest of the marketing department.

Major Responsibilities 

  • Work in conjunction with the Direct Marketing Manager to coordinate direct marketing efforts, to develop and produce marketing flyers, advertisements, and promotional pieces as needed. They will also assist with the development, creation, maintenance, and reporting of marketing driven e-mail broadcasts.
  • Develop and execute marketing campaigns independently and on a team.
  • Provide detailed marketing plans with timelines and specific information about campaigns for books, conferences, and sales opportunities.
  • Track and analyze the success of marketing campaigns for titles, authors, and seasonal events.
  • Provide content for social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
  • Provide insight and feedback with team to develop marketing plans and products for the parish market.
  • Market specifically to the parish market, providing consumers with relevant products and information. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Creative, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to coordinate and represent Ave Maria Press at exhibits and conferences around the country.
  • Strongly proficient in MS Office and e-mail, internet search, and database systems.
  • Experience with Social Media sites, e-mail service provider platforms, and graphic editing is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field.
  • 2–3 years marketing experience.
  • Actively practicing Catholic preferred.

Ave Maria Press was established in 1865 as a major Catholic book publisher when the visionary Holy Cross priest Edward Sorin, who had founded the University of Notre Dame twenty-three years earlier, started the Ave Maria magazine. Today Ave Maria Press is recognized as a leader in publishing Catholic high school religion textbooks, parish resources, and books on prayer and spirituality.

Ave Maria Press offers an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time, salaried exempt position located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their resume and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.


Shipping/Receiving Warehouse Associate

Ave Maria Press, a leader in publishing Catholic high school religion textbooks, parish resources, and books on prayer and spirituality, is looking to add a full-time Shipping/Receiving Warehouse Associate to our team.  The hours are typically Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Primary responsibilities of the position include:

  • Picks and ships customer orders accurately and in a timely manner
  • Receives and processes all returned products
  • Receives in, completes paperwork on, and maintains locations of incoming stock
  • Prepares mailings and maintains postage meters
  • Performs preventative maintenance on shipping and warehouse equipment and machines
  • Performs light building maintenance


  • High School Diploma or GED and one (1) to six (6) months relevant experience is required.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and shipping/inventory software is a plus.
  • Must hold, or be able to obtain a Forklift Operators License. 
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. 

Ave Maria Press offers an excellent benefits package (Company pays up to 80% of medical and dental insurance.) and competitive salary based on experience.  Pre-employment drug screening and background check will be required for selected candidate.  Qualified individuals should send their resume and cover letter to pgates1@nd.edu.



Ave Maria Press regularly has internship opportunities throughout the year, including the summer. We look for students pursuing disciplines that are a fit with our needs: English, Philosophy, Theology, Marketing, Communications, and Graphic Arts and Design, to name a few possibilities.

Internships are for individuals currently enrolled in a degree program with an accredited educational institution. Our goal is to provide exposure to the various opportunities within the Catholic publishing industry. Interns from Ave Maria Press have gone on to secure permanent jobs in the publishing industry.

For more information, please contact our human resources manager.



Ave Maria Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer that follows all Federal and State Compliance laws regarding employment practices, including all aspects of the Title VII Federal employment law that pertain to our organization.