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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:  Maintenance/Custodian 
HOURS:  Part time (approximately 11:00 a.m.-2:30 pm)
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt
REPORT TO:  Principal

POSITION SUMMARY:  School of the Madeleine in the Bay Park/S. Clairemont area has an immediate opening for a part-time Maintenance/Custodian.


  • Cleaning and maintenance of the school grounds and buildings
  • Small repairs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Self-starter
  • Team player
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple tasks.  
  • Fingerprinting with clearance by FBI and DOJ, as well as TB test required before hiring.  

Compensation based on experience and skill level. 

Please contact the school for further information at 619-276-6545 or email resume to

POSITION TITLE:  Preschool Assistant Teacher
HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
REPORTS TO:  Preschool Director


  • Provides care and support to children.
  • Needs to work well with other teachers to create and maintain a professional and safe environment.
  • Supports children's meal times and rest times. 
  • May share responsibilities with other Assistant Teachers
  • Understands responsibilities as a mandated reporter
  • Keeps the Director informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of children
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must meet state licensing requirements for the position: 6 ECE units, finger printing, TB Testing
  • Must be enthusiastic, patient and nurturing.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds

Compensation:  $10.50 - $11.50 per hour DOE
Please submit a cover letter and resume to:  Amy Igou at

Position Title:  Preschool Director                                                               
Hours:  Full time
Supervised by:  Pastor                                                                             
FLSA Status:  Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for handling all problems related to the administration of the preschool and to specific aspects thereof, such as: keeping records that pertain to administration of the preschool, planning and implementing a program for professional growth, keeping abreast of research and new developments in the field of early childhood, and supervising the management of classroom space and equipment and scheduling the responsibilities of the teaching staff.


  • Supervises and directs activities of preschool staff to ensure conformity with governmental law.
  • Help to prepare the annual budget and operate the preschool within the budget.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies and arrange for repairs and maintenance.
  • Manage and stock supplies as needed. Replace equipment as needed.
  • Recruit applicants to fill staff vacancies and select staff members.Arrange for substitute help as needed and conduct regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Assist the staff in developing a workable plan for using the indoor and outdoor space.
  • Interview parents of prospective students.
  • Maintain an active system of parent-school relationships and plan for parent orientation.
  • Plan and implement a safety program for the preschool, keep informed of the preschool's legal responsibilities and liabilities.
  • Plan for and conduct fire/emergency/disaster drills.
  • Meet state and local regulations regarding meal preparation facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A Bachelor's degree in Child Development
  • A Site Supervisor Permit or Program Director Permit
  • Three years administrative experience in a licensed child care facility


  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, QuickBooks)
  • Criminal Background Clearance (fingerprinting required)
  • Knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Reggio, Core  Knowledge, Creative Curriculum, emergent curriculum
  • Knowledge of Title 22 requirements
  • Proof of TB clearance within six months prior to employment
  • Fifteen hours of preventative health and safety training and current CPR certification
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Please submit cover letter and resume to: . In the subject line of your email, please reference Corpus Christi Preschool Director.

POSITION TITLE: Preschool Teacher
STATUS/HOURS:  Part Time: Wednesday and Friday 8am-3pm
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Preschool Director

Position Summary: The professional hired to work as a teacher at St. James Preschool will be responsible for the general supervision and management of children between the ages of three and five years of age. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and implementing the program for the class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of St. James School
  • Respecting and honoring the needs of the individual children with concern for their interests, special needs, talents, and individual style and pace of learning 
  • Considering individual children in relationship to their cultural and socioeconomic background. 
  • Treating children with dignity and respect
  • Helping children to become aware of their roles as integral member  of a group 
  • Being responsible for the ordered arrangement, appearance, decor and learning environment of the classroom 
  • Assuming an equal share of the joint housekeeping  responsibilities of the staff after the children have either departed or are under the supervision of another teacher 
  • Participating in recommended training programs , conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth 
  • Assisting in the ongoing evaluation procedures needed  to assess the development levels of the children 
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements to Apply: 

  • Must possess a California Child Development Associate Teacher Permit (12 ECE units) or higher
  • Must submit a minimum of 3 professional references and resume

(Requirements upon hire)

  • Fingerprint Clearance, CPR and First Aid, and cleared TB test to work in a Licensed Child Care Facility 

Applicant's Character Traits:

  • Has experience teaching OR desire to teach and model Catholic values 
  • Passion to work with young children and desire to grow as an educator
  • Works well with others
  • Has a positive attitude and enthusiasm for teaching

Please submit resume and letters of reference to Laura Kuhn at:

POSITION TITLE: Adult Faith Formation Coordinator
HOURS: 20 Hours/week
FLSA STATUS:  Part time

Location: The Immaculata on the campus of the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

POSITION SUMMARY: To develop and implement activities and programs designed to build up the faith life of adults in the parish.  Assess the needs of parish adults for spiritual, intellectual, emotional and religious growth. 


  • Responsible for directing, facilitating and conducting a number of adult faith activities and programs including RCIA, Adult Confirmation, Bible Study, retreats, mini-retreats and support groups. 
  • The position is responsible for budget preparation, 
  • Needs assessment, recruitment, training and supervising of volunteers.  
  • He/She should operate with oversight and assistance provided by the pastor and should demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other parish ministers and especially the Director of Catechetical Ministry to provide an integrated approach to adult faith formation.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Preferred B.A. or Masters in Theology/Religious Studies and/or experience working on a parish RCIA team.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Managerial and supervisory experience. 
  • Sensitivity to the needs of individuals. 
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Rev. Matthew Spahr at

Position Title: Youth Choir Director and Musician
Hours: part time
Supervised by: Pastor
FLSA Status: Independent Contractor

St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Mission Hills is looking for a musician who is proficient in piano and vocals to lead a Youth Choir at our 8:45 AM Mass. The position is to begin on Sunday August 28th. Development of the Youth Choir would take place over time.  

Position Summary:

The Choir Director assists the pastor in developing a vibrant Youth Music Ministry that feeds our parish liturgically using various styles of music, encouraging the growth of young vocalists in pitch, tonality, rhythm, harmony and confidence in singing.   

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Plan music for the 8:45AM Sunday Mass
  • Play the piano and lead the 8:45AM Mass Children’s Choir
  • Lead a weekly rehearsal.
  • Lead select liturgies for holy days, Christmas Eve and Holy Week.
  • Communicate and coordinate with parents of children. 
  • Collaborate with School Music Director for certain liturgies.

Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Proficiency in piano and vocals
  • Working Knowledge of teaching pedagogy 
  • Ability to work with children well. 
  • Friendly with parishioners and communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with organizational structure and practices of the Catholic Liturgy 

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Rev. Jacob Bertrand
Parish Administrator 
St. Vincent de Paul

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), a national non-profit organization serving the needs of the poor through the volunteer work of men and women over the age of 50, seeks a part-time (hours to be negotiated) director (with the intention to go full-time) for the San Diego Region.

The responsibilities of the director include:

  • Build a vibrant IVC community based on Ignatian Spirituality
  • Recruitment and support of volunteers
  • Partnering with non-profit agencies serving the materially poor in order to place volunteers with the agencies
  • Fundraising and event planning
  • Program management

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong organization and administrative management skills
  • Excellent communication and networking abilities
  • Experience with budgeting, finance and computers
  • Knowledge of Catholic social teaching, Ignatian spirituality and adult faith formation

A letter of application and resume should be submitted on-line to Tom Ulrich at

Names and contact information for two references should be included.  Deadline for submission is August 5, 2016. For more information about the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, the job description, and the San Diego Region, visit and click on ‘San Diego.’

POSITION TITLE: Confirmation Coordinator/Youth Minister 
HOURS: Full-time, some evenings and weekends

POSITION  SUMMARY:  The Confirmation Coordinator/Youth Minister is responsible for ministry to junior and high school students, as well as preparation for youth who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This position also provides pastoral care, and attention to, the young adults of the parish. The Coordinator/Youth Minister (MINISTER) collaborates with the school principal and staff for all religious education, as well as with the directors and coordinators of Religious Education. The Minister consults, collaborates, and is related to, all other religious activities in the parish, especially in providing liturgical ministry to junior high, high school, and collegiate students. 


  • Administrates, directs, evaluates, and implements the parish sacramental preparation of teenagers who are in junior high and high school, and who have not yet received their Sacrament of Confirmation. 
  • Through a comprehensive process of faith formation, catechetical instruction, development of retreats, social, and community service opportunities, and the formation of a core team of ministers – provide leadership to develop and execute the necessary resources in the parish community for the fruitful celebration of this Sacrament. 
  • In furtherance of this Confirmation sacramental preparation, schedule, organize and facilitate all sacramental formation events.
  • Serve/minister to teenagers and young adults with a goal of laying a solid foundation for future adult discipleship in Christ, Christian living, and their ministry to others.
  • Be a referral minister to satisfy the needs for those who have not yet completed their preparation, and who need catechizing, for the fruitful celebration of their First Reconciliation (Penance) as well as their First Holy Communion. 
  • Plan, direct, facilitate, and evaluate, the parish ministry program to youth and young adults, including components of Word (evangelization and catechesis); prayer and worship; enablement and advocacy, for community-building and Christian service; as well as a place of recreation and safety. 
  • Collaborate with the Director and Coordinators of Faith Formation, other formation staff, and pastoral ministers, so as to recruit, train, develop, and verify catechists, according to Diocesan and parish policies.
  • Effectively communicate upcoming celebrations, and formation opportunities, with staff, catechists and diocesan (or other related) institutions. 
  • Promote good public relations within and beyond the parish, related to advocacy of, and ministry to, youth; 
  • Be responsible for any and all weekly bulletin announcements which reflect the sacramental preparation of this critical parish faith formation program, and Youth Ministry activities. 
  • Cultivate and maintain, cooperative relationships with parents and families of those served in our Youth Ministry, and sacramental preparations. 
  • Ensure the use of social media to foster more effective communication with youth, facilitating the development of a relationship of the youth with Christ Jesus and His Church.  
  • In consultation with the Pastor, create and monitor a budget (income and revenue allocation) for the operation of this sacramental effort/program, and Youth Ministry activities. 
  • Prepare purchase orders to obtain resources (audiovisual resources, textbooks, liturgy materials, etc.) which facilitate and complement the sacramental preparation efforts, and ministry to, teens, young adults, and students. 
  • Participate in staff and other necessary and appropriate meetings.
  • Participate in local and diocesan events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of: Mission of the Church, as articulated in the exhortation by Pope Francis on the new evangelization (, and the Youth Ministry policy and guidelines of the Diocese of San Diego
  • Be conversant with the principles of youth ministry; methods of youth evangelization; principles and methods of adolescent catechesis; principles and models of youth retreats; adolescent development; leadership development; youth ministry resources and their application to adolescents; issues and circumstances of collegiate students and young adults as well as diocesan and national guidelines and trends. 
  • Ability to create community with and for youth and young adults; 
  • Assess needs of parish youth and young adults, developing long-range goals in collaboration and consultation with Pastor
  • Design and coordinate programs in different component areas; 
  • Recruit, train, and supervise adult volunteers and youth leaders; 
  • Relate and interact with peer ministers beyond the parish (Other parishes, diocesan staff, and ministers of other Christian faiths). 


  • Two years working in leadership capacity (either as a volunteer or paid) with young/young adults 
  • Development and implementation of one or more components of a holistic youth ministry program; 
  • Demonstrable work with adult volunteers 


  • Degree in Youth Ministry, Theology, Pastoral Studies or related field California Basic Catechist certification and theological perspective consistent with Renewing the Vision (U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1997) and The Challenge of Adolescent Catechesis (National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, 1986); 
  • Express a commitment to continuing professional education. 

Salary Range:  Depends on qualifications and experience

Please submit cover letter and resume to:  Fr. Peter Bosque at

The Santa Sophia Academy Preschool will be hiring three permanent part time teacher positions for the 2016-17 school year, (40 weeks –No Summer) to start the week of August 8th. This teaching position will be to work in a class under a lead teacher.  This is a great opportunity for a new teacher that still needs experience in the classroom. Positions will be 3 day’s a week:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Students are welcome, there will be some flexibility in scheduling (must be available core hours 8-12:30.  We are looking for mature Christ-centered individuals that have a passion to work with young children. Applicant must have a positive attitude and have a willingness to work in a preschool classroom along with providing additional support duties.  We need dedicated team players that are reliable, fast learners who are comfortable with technology and a willingness to do what is needed to make the preschool run smoothly.   Availability must be Tuesday thru Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. Schedules will vary.  Weekly hours will range from 15-19.5 hours. Daily hours will also range between 3.5- 8 hours per day.  Pay will be determined dependent upon experience and qualifications starting at $10.00 per hour. Applicant must have all of the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma, 12 units of child development CD 125, CD131, and 6 units in curriculum and 6 month’s work experience in a child care center.
  • High School Diploma, Child Development associates credential with appropriate age endorsement and 6 months experience.
  • High School Diploma, Child Development associate teacher permit/ teacher permit/ master teacher permit.
  • Must be completed before start date: Live Scan clearance, Negative TB clearance and physical/medical clearance for work and Current CPR/First Aid certification EMSA certified.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Director:  Victoria Simanek, at or call (619)463-0141.




HOURS: Part time, (20-24 hours per week), Mondays mandatory, other days flexible

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt



  • Retrieve Candle Money from church
  • Prepare and Post Weekly Deposit/Special Collections
  • Change altar linens in St. Francis Chapel
  • Process Mass stipends
  • Process candle money that comes into office
  • Direct Maintenance Crew as necessary
  • Process Payroll /Human Resources duties including: attendance, file maintenance, vacation time management, and recruiting
  • Process deductions from checking account with G/L entries to QuickBooks
  • Print Interest Payments in Diocesan accounts and post in QuickBooks
  • Schedule regular maintenance projects and handle emergency maintenance situations
  • Prepare Parish/Diocesan Financial Reports
  • Collect 1099 information from Gift Shop and Parish Organizations and send to IOI yearly
  • Attend quarterly Finance Council Meetings
  • Process Annual Catholic Appeal Collections
  • Open mail and monitor parish expenses
  • Monitor ongoing maintenance contracts
  • Monitor and Maintain Surveillance Systems
  • Ensure adequate office supplies
  • Monitor organizational bank accounts and post in QuickBooks
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Back up to Parish Secretary, Receptionist and Gift Shop Manager
  • Other duties as assigned

Accounts Payable Duties:

  • Generate Accounts Payable checks and pays parish and Gift Shop bills as necessary
  • Maintains vendor files – computer and manual
  • Handles A/P inquiries
  • Maintain pay records for supply priests
  • Process Supply Priest, Organist, Music Director and other miscellaneous payables as necessary
  • Reconciles Parish and Gift Shop bank accounts monthly

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must demonstrate excellent organizational and inter-personal communication skills to effectively interact with visitors, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Ability to manage own time and schedule own tasks.
  • Must have initiative to work efficiently without constant supervision and direction.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written/verbal interpersonal communications and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to deal with many different personalities, Pastor, Assistants, co-workers, upset parishioners, receive complaints and listen to personal problems - people asking for help with food, money and shelter
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products (WORD, EXCEL, etc.)
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Familiarity with Federal and State employment laws.


  • Office management or lead-level accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related major
  • Three years’ experience with QuickBooks required

Please submit cover letter and resume to: . In the subject line of your email please reference Bookkeeper @ Mission San Diego de Alcala.

Position Title:  English Music Coordinator
Hours:  Part time (25-27 hours per week)
Supervised by:  Pastor
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Position Summary:  In conjunction with the pastor and Liturgy Coordinator, the Music Coordinator provides leadership in the planning, execution and celebration of English parish liturgies, with special emphasis on musical leadership, coordination and formation of choirs, and fostering participation in music by the assembly.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide music for the vigil and Sunday Masses. Music is either to be provided personally by Music Coordinator or by coordination with either English or Spanish volunteer choirs as appropriate. 
  • Play the organ and piano for vigil and Sunday Masses; coordinate with cantors as necessary
  • Direct the choir(s) at the Main Sunday Mass celebrations as well as other major celebrations including the triduum, confirmation, solemnities during the year, and others as directed by the pastor and/or Liturgy Coordinator 
  • Play and sing on major Holy Days and holidays including but not limited to: Assumption, All Saints, All Souls, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day
  • Play at funerals and weddings, or direct one of the choirs in serving at these times
  • Play at first communion Masses and school graduation Mass
  • In conjunction with the pastor and Liturgy Coordinator, participates in the selection of appropriate liturgical music
  • Coordinates with the directors of the volunteer choirs regarding their selection of music for Masses
  • Coordinate and rehearse with cantors as needed
  • Arrange for practice space for volunteer choirs and other musicians as needed
  • Insures that the parish musical instruments   (organ, piano, etc.) are maintained, repaired and tuned as needed.
  • Serves either as the Director or coordinates with the Director for all parish vocal and instrumental music groups.
  • Maintains awareness of current trends in liturgy and music by reading professional journals and researching new music
  • Invites, encourages, and enhances assembly participation in the sung liturgy; assures ongoing expansion of the parish music repertoire
  • Recruit, train, direct, and supervise volunteer vocalists and instrumentalists
  • Form, rehearse, and schedule choirs including school choir as required
  • Select, train, supervise, and mentor assistant directors (i.e. team leaders) as required
  • Develop formal and informal communication on a regular basis with music ministers
  • nstill a sense of service and stewardship within the Ministry
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstratable skill as a leader of congregational singing
  • High degree of proficiency with a principal instrument capable of providing musical leadership during liturgies, preferably keyboard, piano, or organ
  • Able to “sight read” music
  • Effective choral and instrumental conductor capable of directing amateur musicians, leading a choir in vocal exercises, and providing vocal training as needed
  • Ability to lead and train musicians in music theory and application
  • Friendly with excellent people and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Active member of a Catholic faith community
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Education and Experience:

  • Performance skills for organ, piano, keyboard and voice
  • Minimum five years’ experience in liturgical music
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a choir director
  • Bachelor’s degree in music preferred
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills

Please submit cover letter and resume to: . In the subject line of your email please reference English Music Coordinator @ St. Francis.

Catholic Charities San Diego is seeking its next Executive Director, who will provide strategic leadership to establish long-range strategies, operational policies, and maintain a strong financial foundation for the agency.  The Executive Director represents the agency and its values to the community, including building strong relationships with key stakeholders and leaders. The Executive Director must demonstrate an active commitment to Catholic Charities’ mission. 

The successful candidate will be an informed and committed Catholic who witnesses to Catholic Social Teaching and embraces the teaching of Pope Francis to welcome and serve the poor with mercy and justice; an inspirational leader with a passion for the organization’s Mission; a strategic thinker who leads and manages change effectively; and, an individual committed to cultural inclusion and community collaboration.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to  For more information on position requirements and desired skills, visit the Catholic Charities website at

Positions available in the Diocese of San Diego Schools.