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The following positions are available at parishes and schools in the Diocese of San Diego.

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The Director, Office for Stewardship and Development provides leadership in cultivating the practice of Christian Stewardship among the people, parishes and schools of the Diocese of San Diego.  The Director also provides leadership and campaign coordination for the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA).



  • Provide leadership to educate all diocesan, parish and school ministries through coordinating events, conferences and networking meetings regarding the comprehensive principles and practices of Christian Stewardship as outlined in the USCCB pastoral letter, “Stewardship:  A Disciple’s Response.”
  • Recruit, orient and train the diocesan Stewardship Advisory Committee to provide guidance on long-term planning, strategy and programming.
  • Collaborate with other diocesan ministry directors to integrate Stewardship programming into overall ministry education opportunities in the diocese.
  • Monitor progress of parishes on Stewardship results and effects on the vibrancy and life of the parish through ministry and financial gifts.


  • Develop annual campaign) calendar.
  • Selection of theme and determination of parish assessment process.
  • Development of impactful multimedia campaign and collateral promotional materials; coordination of production and distribution of materials.
  • Provide ongoing training and guidance to parish leadership regarding campaign process and effective techniques.
  • Oversight of pledge and donation tracking process.
  • Provide leadership to ACA staff
  • Provide regular reports to pastors and diocesan leadership regarding progress of the campaign.
  • Provide periodic evaluation of campaign processes and identification of improvements which will maximize the results.


  • Coordinate with Office for Schools and Office for Finance for annual process to review scholarship applications and distributions.
  • Review with third-party vendors the communication and distribution of information to families and schools with regard to award acceptances and rejections.


  • Oversee and monitor the “wind-down” of Charitable Gift Annuity Program in collaboration with the Office for Finance.



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Five years or more of directly related non-profit fundraising and development experience; past experience working for a Catholic organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated communications, interpersonal, presentation and public relations skills
  • Demonstrated project management, goal-setting and organizational skills
  • Proven experience in planning, implementing and managing comprehensive capital or endowment campaigns.
  • Five years’ management experience
  • Understanding of the Catholic faith and knowledge of the Church; Practicing Catholic in good standing preferred.


Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Kristie Krische
Diocese of San Diego
P.O. Box 85728
San Diego, CA 92186-5728


In the subject line of your email please reference  "Director of the Office for Stewardship & Development".


POSITION TITLE:  Executive Assistant
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt
HOURS:  Full time, Mon – Fri, 8:30 – 4:30
REPORTS TO:  Director, Office for Schools

Position Summary:  The Executive Assistant for the Office for Schools in the Catholic Diocese of San Diego is responsible for providing personalized secretarial and administrative support in a well-organized and timely manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as the point of contact between the Director, Associate Directors, and school personnel
  • Handle requests and queries appropriately
  • Arrange meetings and appointments and provide reminders
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Take minutes and accurately enter data
  • Monitor office supplies and research advantageous deals or suppliers
  • Produce reports, presentations and briefs
  • Develop and maintain efficient documentation and filing system
  • Market events for the office and prepare summary reports
  • Manage job postings for Diocesan school positions
  • Oversees Office for Schools web page
  • Assists with production of Office for Schools newsletter
  • Conduct research, collect and analyze data to prepare reports and documents
  • Review operating practices and implement improvements where necessary
  • Coordinate project based work
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies:

  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • High level verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Up-to-date with advancements in office technologies and applications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload

Education and Experience:

  • Five years’ experience as an executive administrative assistant or similar position
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish (preferred)
  • Experience with Catholic Schools preferred

Please submit cover letter and resume to: . In the subject line of your email please reference "Executive Assistant - Office for Schools".

POSITION TITLE:  Music Teacher
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt
REPORTS TO:  School Principal
HOURS:  Part time, approximately 20 hours per week

Position Summary:  The Music Teacher at Nativity School is responsible for managing the school music program. This involves teaching, practicing, and performing. The school music program has a strong Orff background with recorders, guitars and hand bells used by some of the classes. Other duties include providing music for special school masses and programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Curriculum preparation
  • Grading students
  • Liturgical music planning and preparation
  • Provides music for weekly Friday morning school mass
  • Christmas program planning and presentation
  • Class Musical plays
  • Volunteer brunch performances
  • First Communion Mass
  • Catholic Schools week Mass
  • Graduation Mass
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong classroom management skills 
  • The ability to collaborate and communicate with the teachers and parents of the community. 
  • Performance skills in the piano
  • The position requires a high level of flexibility within the set schedule
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Education and Experience: 

  • A Bachelor Degree plus teaching experience would be preferred for this position. 
  • Active member of a Catholic faith community

Please submit resume and cover letter to:  Margaret Heveron, Principal -The Nativity School

POSITION TITLE:  Preschool Teacher (Pre K)                                                  

HOURS:   Part time

SUPERVISED BY:   Preschool Director                                                              

FLSA STATUS:   Non-exempt

Position Summary:    The Pre K teacher is responsible for supervising a classroom of 15 to 18 children. The primary responsibilities include implementing program curriculum, preparing the classroom each day, and supervising outdoor activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons for 4-5 year old children in pre-k classroom
  • Collaborate with kindergarten teacher to ensure kindergarten readiness
  • Oversee outdoor activities ensuring a safe environment  for the children at all times
  • Assure compliance with applicable state and county codes and regulations 
  • Attends school functions and activities as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Friendly with excellent people skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Must work cooperatively with the parish staff
  • Must have appropriate control and discipline techniques, which will enhance the learning environment
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 12 child development units completed 
  • One years’ experience  preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Knowledge of current Best Practices for the instruction of pre-k students
Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Debbie Edelbrock

St. Kieran Preschool

1347 Camillo Way

El Cajon Ca. 92021


PARISH:  St. James – St. Leo Catholic Faith Community-Solana Beach, Ca 
POSITION TITLE:  Director of Catechetical Ministry
FLSA STATUS:  Full-time/exempt/benefit eligible position.   Bilingual preferred but not necessary
REPORTS TO:   Pastor


  • Supervising Religious Education staff personnel (Youth Ministry, Coordinators of Faith Formation for Children – English and Spanish, San Diego Catholic Adult Community)
  • Directing sacramental preparation programs (Baptism, 1st Eucharist, Confirmation) in collaboration with parish staff and volunteers
  • Coordinating RCIA and Adult Faith Formation programs including Bible Study Programs (Women, Men and Family)
  • Assisting and resourcing the volunteer Young Adult Ministry & Family Ministry coordinators
  • Supervising Liturgical Minister Coordinators (Altar Servers, Lectors, Hospitality Ministers, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans) 
  • Managing the parish catechetical office; maintaining records and aid in the certification of Catechists for Academy teaching staff and all faith formation catechists (pre-school through adult)
  • Recruiting and training volunteers for Catechetical and Sacramental Ministry
  • Evaluating program curricula and acting as parish resource person in catechetical methods and some areas of theology
  • Budgeting parish resources for maximum efficiency
  • Assisting the pastor and parish administrator on special projects


  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Communicates regularly with the pastor, principal, attends staff meetings and collaborates with staff member on parish projects and events
  • Experience working in a “team” environment

The classification requires an MDiv/MA Degree in Religious Studies, Religious Education, or related field and three to five years of experience in the field.

Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and references to:    
Debbie Derderian
Parish Administrator
St. James-St. Leo Catholic Church
625 S Nardo Ave
Solana Beach, CA  92075 
OR by email at:



Mater Dei Catholic High School / Juan Diego Academy, Chula Vista, CA

Diocese of San Diego, California

Mater Dei Catholic High School (MDCHS) / Juan Diego Academy (JDA), in coordination with the Diocese of San Diego, is seeking an experienced visionary leader. A qualified candidate is someone who is deeply committed to further the development of the total faith, life, advancement and academic excellence of the school. Mater Dei Catholic High School, located in Chula Vista, California, is a private, college-preparatory, co-educational institution. Presently, MDCHS has 701 students enrolled. Juan Diego Academy is located on the campus of MDCHS. In its second year of a seven-year roll-out, JDA currently enrolls 110 TK-2 students. The position is effective July 1, 2016. For more information about the school, go to and

MDCHS/JDA Mission:

We are a diverse university-preparatory institution that fosters traditional Catholic values, academic excellence, and global awareness in an innovative learning environment.


Educate the mind. Nourish the soul. Build the kingdom of God.

President Job Description:

The President is appointed by and directly reports to the Diocesan Director for Schools. The President is the chief administrator of the school in collaboration with the Principal and bears responsibility for the school’s operation and policies, concentrating primarily on its Catholicity, vision, mission and philosophy, finances, development and fund-raising efforts, care of the physical facilities, marketing, public information and maintenance of positive relations with pastors, parents, other schools, and the civic community. The President is primarily responsible for ensuring sufficient resources, sound fiscal management and the long-term financial stability of the school through direct oversight of the business operations, advancement/fundraising/development, marketing, alumni, community relations, student recruitment and enrollment management activities. The President is the primary liaison to the school’s Board of Directors.

President Religious & Professional Qualifications:

The President shall be:


A leader/facilitator of the school’s Catholic identity.

A practicing Roman Catholic with a clear and knowledgeable understanding of the Catholic faith

Deeply committed to the development of his/her own faith and that of the faculty and staff, parents, and students

Understanding and dedication to the ministry of Catholic education


An active and practicing Roman Catholic

Have a minimum of five years successful administrative experience in Catholic Schools

Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, Organizational Management (or related field), and/or California Administrative Credential

President Leadership Characteristics:

Ability to effectively represent the school and the Church

Ability to lead and engage others in short- and long-term planning

Strong, inspirational leader capable of working collaboratively with all constituencies to plan, implement and lead change effectively

Strong interpersonal, motivational and team-building skills—ability to work with all stakeholders and the external community

Passionate and committed to the education of young people and the needs of a diverse school community

Success at marketing and recruitment, management, budgeting and finance, administration, fundraising and communications

Able to make sound business decisions and demonstrate good judgment

Excellent listening, written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Outstanding intellectual, organizational, and managerial skills

Attitude and mindset characterized by creativity, initiative, innovation and optimism

A person of integrity, honesty, inclusivity and of excellent character

Specific President Duties & Responsibilities

Faith Community

Oversees the development and enhancement of the faith community in conjunction with the school principal and campus ministry team

Assures that the spirit of the Catholic faith is embodied in the educational mission expressed throughout MDCHS and its community

Insures that the alumni and those beyond the immediate school community are involved in the faith life of the school

Board Relations

Serves as administrative officer to the Board of Directors/Diocese

Serves as liaison between the school community and the Board of Directors/Diocese

Insures that board in-service training is conducted on areas of governance responsibility


With the Office for Schools, the President employs, supervises, evaluates, dismisses the Principal

Reviews and approves hiring and dismissal of all school employees

Insures that policies are promulgated and implemented concerning academic and student affairs

Leads and promotes sound innovative pedagogic practices

Business, Facilities, Financial Management

Employs, supervises, evaluates, dismisses the Business Manager

Reviews and approves all hiring and dismissal of classified staff (clerical, maintenance, custodial)

In conjunction with the Board of Directors/Diocese, assists in formulating and disseminating school policy and regulations

Insures that maintenance operations of the school maintain a clean and secure campus that is attentive to the physical safety needs of students, staff, and visitors

Coordinates with the Board of Directors/Diocese, school long-range/strategic planning

Prepares and monitors the school budget

Insures oversight of school food services

In conjunction with the Board of Directors/Diocese, oversees all financial procedures and school investments

Insures compliance with school and diocesan policy in areas of tuition, insurances, faculty salaries and benefits, curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs


Employs, supervises, evaluates, dismisses the Director of Development

Employs, supervises, evaluates, dismisses, the Alumni Director

Insures appropriate communication with various publics

Insures and coordinates appropriate promotion and public relations efforts and media relations

Coordinates fund raising events

Coordinates annual and deferred giving programs

Coordinates marketing programs for image and enrollment

Oversees communications with Diocesan officials and area parishes/pastors


Negotiated based upon experience, education and qualifications

Application Process:

Please send current résumé with cover letter to:
John Galvan
Director, Office for Schools
Diocese of San Diego
P.O. Box 85728
San Diego, CA 92186-5728


Upon receipt of the above, candidates may be interviewed by the Director of Schools, and an application form will be forwarded to and completion requested from prospective candidates. Applications will then be reviewed and references contacted. All acceptable candidates will be interviewed by MDCHS Interview Committee, chaired by the Director for Schools. (Candidates contacted for interview will travel at their own expense)

Deadline for Résumé /Letter of Interest:

Friday, May 6, 2016, or until position is filled.