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

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Position Title:  Administrative Assistant                                       
Hours:   Full-time (35 hours/week, some evenings and weekends required)           
Supervised by:  Director of Office of Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:
The Administrative Assistant for the Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry (OECM) is responsible for providing administrative support to the Director and Associate Director of the OECM. This position assists in preparation of flyers, brochures, materials, manuals for workshops and courses in Spanish and English, assists in setting up workshops, and maintains and creates new databases as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

Maintain and create new databases as needed
Maintains the catechist computer ACCESS database
Data entry- update parish contact lists, transcripts, and certifications
Prepare and send regular and bulk mailings

Order books, supplies and materials 

Attend staff and planning meetings when appropriate
Compiles, types, designs and formats workshop flyers and materials
Prepares materials for Basic Catechist Formation courses, processes registrations and  prepare certificates and permanent record cards
Process income and check requests, maintain petty cash
Bills parishes for past due fees when necessary
Assists in payment of accounts payable and maintains financial records
Help to translate materials when appropriate
Other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills:
Must be well organized; able to set priorities and meet deadlines
Experienced and familiar with Microsoft Office 2010
Must be proficient in ACCESS
Excellent people skills
Professional demeanor
Able to work fast-paced in a stressful environment
Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Education & Experience:
Must be bi-lingual (English/Spanish); verbal, reading, and writing
Two year’s experience with administrative and office procedures required
Experience in catechetics and catechetical terminology preferred

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Position title:  Coordinator of Youth Ministry 

Hours: Full-time 
Supervised by: Director of Catechetical Ministry 

FSLA Status:  Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: St. Elizabeth Seton is a dynamic parish in the La Costa neighborhood of south Carlsbad. The community seeks a qualified person to grow its ministry to youth from middle school to young adults. 

Direct the catechetical program for middle school and Confirmation programs. 
Develop of social programs targeted to pre-teens, teens and young adults. 
Develop and direct retreat experiences for teens and young adults. 
Coordinate with music ministry and support personnel for liturgical celebrations. 
Communicate with youth and their parents through print and electronic means. 
Recruit, train and evaluate volunteers (including Safe Environments background checks). 
Oversee needed fund raising events for youth activities. 
Interface with area youth and Diocesan ministers in regional activities. 

Be a practicing Catholic

Be familiar with youth culture 

Have knowledge of Catholic theology (Youth Ministry Certification from the Diocese of San Diego (or equivalent) required

Bachelors degree in theology or related field preferred 

Computer skills to manage youth ministry web site, social media, bulletin articles and newsletter. 

Office skills necessary to manage required record keeping. 

Three years of experience in youth ministry preferred

Please submit cover letter and resume to Mrs. Kathy Howard at

POSITION TITLE: Organist / Pianist
FLSA Status: Independent Contractor
SUPERVISED BY:  Director of Music

POSITION SUMMARY: To collaborate with parish Director of Music to enhance overall parish music program, to accompany choirs and to ensure that liturgies under direct supervision (Sat. 4:30 p.m., Weddings, Funerals) promote full, active and conscious participation of the congregation and are in accordance with liturgical norms, the parish vision and are of the highest quality.


1. Direct music and choir at the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass.
    Conduct choir rehearsal beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Saturdays.
    Coordinate section leaders and cantors.
    Actively recruit volunteer choristers within the parish.
2. Meet with Music Director monthly to ensure music is in accordance with liturgical norms and parish vision.
3. Collaborate with parish Director of Music to enhance overall parish music program and to accompany choirs, as needed at the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses.
    Meet monthly with Director of Music.
    Attend weekly Thursday, 7:00 pm, rehearsals.
    Suggest repertoire as needed.

4. Collaborate with parish Wedding Coordinator to assist engaged couple in preparing wedding music that is liturgically appropriate and of high quality and to serve at weddings as contracted.

    Return emails and phone calls in a timely fashion (within 5 days).
    Create, update and supply CDs of wedding music.
    Ensure liturgical appropriateness and artistic quality of all wedding music including that provided by guest musicians.
    Meet and consult with engaged couples as needed.

5.  Collaborate with pastor to assist bereaved families in preparing funeral music that is liturgically appropriate and of high quality and to serve at funerals as contracted.
    Suggest liturgically appropriate music as necessary.
    Arrange for cantors and other musicians as necessary.

Hours are dependent on contracted liturgies and their requisite rehearsals as well as contracted weddings and funerals. Four weekends outside of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter Seasons, may be taken off each fiscal year with prior notice and coverage.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Matt Dolan, Director of Music,

POSITION TITLE:  Coordinator of Elementary and Middle School Faith Formation
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
HOURS: Full time 
REPORTS TO: Director of Catechetical Ministries

Primary responsibilities:  
Responsible for a comprehensive Faith Formation program encompassing pre-school thru 8th grade  
Collaborates with other parish and school staff members 
Responsibilities include recruitment, training, and support of catechists 
Supervision and assistance of catechists in their ministry
scheduling and budgeting for programs
Sacramental preparation for children
Middle school ministry and curriculum development
Participation in deanery and diocesan in-services

Training Qualifications: 
Bachelor degree and Master Catechist training preferred
Computer proficiency in basic office programs
Management skills
Theology and Education background is helpful
Pay is commensurate  with experience and training


Please submit resume and cover letter to:  Glenn Valois at

POSITION TITLE:  School Bookkeeper                                   
HOURS:   Mon. – Fri. (30 hours/week)
REPORTS TO:  Pastor/Principal
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt

Responsible for providing bookkeeping, financial and other administrative services to the school.  Maintains financial systems including accounts payable, receivable, payroll and cash receipts.  Balances accounts, ledgers and reconciles bank statements.  Prepares financial statements.  Assists with budget preparation and development program. Serves as the primary business support staff member to the Pastor.
Facilitate preparation of parish budget with guidance from Pastor, Principal and Finance Council.
Maintain accounts receivable ledger and family database
Prepare monthly financial statements for Pastor, Principal, Finance Council and diocesan finance office
Ensure all bank statements are balanced
Process payroll on a bi-weekly basis
Track and maintain employee benefits
Monitor employee sick and vacation charges and credits
Verify employee time cards
Update salary and demographic changes in payroll system
Mid-year and end-of-year diocesan reports
Process 1099’s
Maintain all financial records in QuickBooks
Bank deposits

Process tuition for elementary school and preschool
Processing daycare billing and post payments
Set-up and maintain FACTS agreements
Update family registration information

Track family Scrip purchases on spreadsheet

General Administrative and Human Resources
Collaborate with diocese on financial matters
Collaborate with diocesan Human Resources for policy interpretation
Attend diocesan bookkeeper/business managers’ meetings and webinars
Employee on-boarding
Workers’ compensation administration
Maintain personnel files
Process new-hires, terminations, and leaves of absence

Skills/Knowledge and/or Abilities
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.
Familiarity with Quick Books

Office management or lead-level accounting
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or other business related major

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

POSITION TITLE: Coordinator of Youth Ministry
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
HOURS:  Part-time, 19 hours/week – Flexible schedule, some evenings and weekends required
SUPERVISED BY:  Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry


The primary objective and mission of the CYM is growing teen disciples of Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church with the focus on the three essential goals of the Church’s ministry to adolescents, as defined in Renewing the Vision, (National Conference of Catholic Bishops,   1997):  forming young people as disciples of Jesus Christ; drawing them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Church; and fostering the spiritual growth of each young person.



  • Participate in regular meetings with the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry (DYYAM), parish Staff, and parish Council. 
  • Be a resource for the parish staff and families on issues related to youth and youth ministry

Diocesan and Local Ministry: 

  • Work in fellowship and association with deanery, diocesan and local youth ministry networks such as All for God Ministry, Diocesan leadership camp and youth day, deanery and regional youth events, training and so forth. 
  • Implement the programming and administrative tools including Five-a-Day outreach, Mentor workshops and youth ministry retreats
  • Seek support in implementing goals set forth by Pastor and the DYYAM
  • Work collaboratively with other Parishes including All for God Hope Parishes for monthly youth events and special training events for CYM and Volunteer leaders
  • Participate in Steubenville Youth Conference, Diocesan and AFG youth Days, and training and personal growth and enrichment days
  • Begin and complete the Youth Ministry Certification through the Diocese of San Diego. 

Youth Ministry: 

  • The parish youth ministry program must integrate adolescent faith growth including the 7 components; evangelization, catechesis, prayer and worship, justice and service, advocacy, leadership development, pastoral care, and community life into the comprehensive ministry that is to, with, by and for young people. 
  • In addition the CYM must expand and develop network of communication with teens and adults (parents and volunteers) within the parish through all of the following methods:
    Monthly newsletter, bulletin articles and/or social media 
    Offer a welcome events, socials gatherings or  information sessions periodically for new teens, parents and families
    Coordinate announcements at Mass and after Mass recruitment at the information table

Adult Volunteer Team:  Recruiting is an everyday activity! 

  • The CYM must recruit, train, support and evaluate volunteers in the youth ministry programs.
  • Meet monthly with Adult team members, provide appropriate training for the adults in leadership positions including professional conference and parish based training. 
  • Ensure that adults have completed proper background screening and that the hungers and desires of the adults to know Christ are met as they share in accompanying teens in growing dynamic disciples.

Youth Leadership Team: 

  • Invite, train, mentor, support and accompany teens as leaders and young people in their discipleship journey as teen leaders in the youth ministry. 
  • Implement a leadership development process which encourages all teens to grow as disciples and Christian leaders. 
  • Provide a varied of meaningful roles in youth gathering, retreats, liturgies and events where teens can implement leadership skills.

Monthly Calendaring Events:

  • In order to reach the largest number of teens the youth ministry calendar must be intentionally created and implemented that utilizes a creative variety of formats, settings and time frames that include a variety of gathering and youth opportunities to meet and grown in community. 
  • Each month should include at least:
    2-4 Large Groups Gatherings – Youth Nights
    2 Small/Medium Group Gatherings – meeting with specific focus –for example leadership development, Bible Study, Sacramental Preparation, Prayer and fellowship nights, etc.
    2 social Events – these are community builders with an emphasis on being together socially and growing in community - aka fun!
    1 Service Event – Social Justice, Charity and caring for others, drawing from the Works of Mercy and Matthew 25
    1 Fundraiser Event
  • Annually the youth ministry calendar must include at least: 1 or 2 retreats, Steubenville Conference or like experience, Evangelizing Summer Camp, Leadership Camp, Summer programming that encourages teens with evangelization, faith and community building experiences that can best be described as fun

Sacramental Preparation: 

  • The CYM is responsible for all Sacramental Preparation of teens including Confirmation.
  • Plan on implementing a series of gatherings and retreats or days of prayer that meet the needs of the teens and their families within the frame work of the Diocesan Guidelines regarding Confirmation Preparation

Professional and Spiritual Growth

  • Certifications- Attend professional development courses and worked to obtaining certification as a Basic Catechist and the Youth Ministry Certificate through the Center of Ministry Development or other certification processes provided through the Diocese of San Diego. 
  • Retreat: attend one personal spiritual retreat as approved by the pastor per year. (cost covered by the parish)


  • Knowledge of the Catholic faith and experience working with teens in youth ministry that demonstrates transmission of faith with youth through accompaniment and journey with teens
  • Have an authentic and joyful love of teens, learn and understand their developmental needs, engage teens in planning and leadership. 
  • Be a leader of teens, volunteers and parents. 
  • Be an advocate for reaching all youth through parish events and plans
  • A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church and with a professional loyalty to her revealed teaching
  • Be a self-starter who is disciplined, loving creative, flexible, patient, joyful, persistent, fun, and willing to build a strong community that nourishes and grows young disciples.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in leadership, organizational development, collaborative ministry, public communication, current technology and social media 
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred
  • Successful completion of the Parish Safe Environment process.
  • Conversational Spanish preferred

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Mrs. Vivian Toscano, Office Manager, at

POSITION TITLE: Staff Writer                
HOURS: Part-Time (approximately 15 hours/week, some evenings and weekends required)
SUPERVISED BY: Assistant Editor


The Staff Writer is responsible for a variety of journalistic duties related to the Diocese of San Diego’s Hispanic publication, The Southern Cross en Espanol.



  • Writes clear, engaging  articles, including research and photography, on the life of the local church 
  • Conduct interviews, both in person, and by email, and telephone 
  • Coordinate the translation of articles to be included in the Spanish Section 
  • Promote advertising in Spanish supplement 
  • Prepare Spanish language Calendar of Events 
  • Collaborate with diocesan offices and Spanish organizations to develop content 
  • This role will research, write and edit news releases, web articles, blog posts and other content
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Must be familiar with AP Stylebook
  • Strong, creative, journalist
  • Must be skilled in photography
  • Friendly with excellent people skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • It is preferred that the candidate be familiar with the structure and practices of the Catholic Church and be a practicing Catholic


  • Training and experience in Journalism 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/PR/Communications preferred

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Department: Bilingual (Spanish/English) Catechetical Ministry
Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours/week, flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends
Supervised by: Pastor
FLSA Status: Exempt


In collaboration with Pastor or Associate, and other professional staff members, service the religious and spiritual needs of the Hispanic Community at St. Patrick Catholic Church. This need will be met by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ through Catechetical Ministry programs, in a bilingual setting, for children of Pre-School through 8th Grade ages. Program will include Reconciliation and First Communion Programs and Family Catechesis.


  • As an employee of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the incumbent is expected to conduct his/her self, according to the goals, mission and policies of the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of San Diego, and St. Patrick Catholic Church.
  • The coordinator of the Spanish (Bilingual) Religious Education program will, in concert with the English Religious Education Coordinator and the Youth Religious Education Coordinator, produce a unified program enabling the student and families to gain a deeper faith-based understanding of the Catholic Church and the message of the Gospel. This will be performed under the guidelines established by the Diocese of San Diego and currently in use at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
  • Provide opportunities for the spiritual growth of the catechists (support team), which will enable them to grow in their knowledge of Scripture, deepen their understanding of the liturgy and sacraments and foster their prayer life.
  • Assist families in their understanding their life experiences in the context of the Good News and the Church tradition. Involve the family as an essential agent in the faith formation process, especially in the area of Family Catechesis.
  • Assist families by use of continued and on-going education tools.
  • Design and develop programs for:
    • Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
    • Post-Communion program for Children
    • Baptism preparation for children 7 years and older
    • Family Catechesis
    • Faith Formation classes for children preschool through Junior High
  • Recruit personnel needed for programs – catechists, assistants, substitutes, team members, facilitators, sponsors. Conduct periodic meetings with your team.
  • Maintain and update registration, attendance and class records for each student and family in the Parish’s database.
  • Assign students to respective classes and catechists.
  • Design annual program calendar.
  • Maintain annual program budget. Confer, annually, with Business Manager for proper budgeting of your portion of the Religious Education program.
  • In conjuncture with the Religious Education Department will order program materials and supplies which are uniform in the program agenda. Maintain library of materials
  • Attend weekly parish staff meeting, as appropriate. Update Pastor, Associate and Business Manager of progress and/or issues with your program.
  • Will be available for consultation with students, parents, catechists and volunteers, as necessary.
  • Additional duties to be assigned by the Pastor or Associate.


  • Be a practicing Catholic with knowledge and understanding of the faith and by regularly participating in the sacramental life of the church, preferably worshipping at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
  • Must be familiar with the teaching of the Church and Church documents and teaching, especially those related to Catechesis and Evangelization
  • Parochial teaching experience preferred
  • Two years’ experience with sacramental preparation
  • Highly self- motivated, creative, and energetic
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management, delegation, planning, budgeting and ability to balance multiple projects at a time
  • Demonstrated capability to carry out administrative and supervisory duties in a timely fashion, utilizing good communication and relationship skills
  • Must be bilingual (English/Spanish)

Please submit cover letter and resume to Jim Nye at:

POSITION TITLE: Preschool Teachers Aide
SUPERVISED BY: Preschool Director
HOURS: M-F 8:00 to 11:45 (19 hours/week)
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: Saint Charles Borromeo Academy Preschool is a small Catholic school in Point Loma. We are looking for a professional, energetic, and outgoing teacher's aide for our four year old class. We follow the traditional school year calendar and are closed for summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and major holidays.


  • Collaborate, plan, and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum


  • Must provide transcripts showing at least 12 units of Child Development courses
  • Must be reliable and work effectively in a team environment
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Personal integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission and goals of our preschool

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must successfully pass a current criminal background check clearance and submit a signed criminal record statement form prior to employment Must have a physical examination and TB clearance as required from state and federal regulations within seven (7) days of hire Valid CPR and First Aid preferred

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to:

POSITION TITLE: Stewardship Coordinator
HOURS: Full Time
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

Mission San Luis Rey Parish is looking for a full time Stewardship Coordinator to help us develop a culture of stewardship grounded in evangelization and discipleship.

This position will coordinate, direct and facilitate a comprehensive development and stewardship program, and challenge parishioners to practice a stewardship way of life.  


  • Candidates should have a Passion for Christ
  • Bilingual Proficiency (English & Spanish) both verbally and in writing
  • Must have knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church and a familiarity of its structure, function and institutions. 
  • Solid interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work with and across all parish ministries. 
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Stewardship experience working within a parish required
  • Sales experience a plus


  • This position requires evening and weekend work


  • Full-time Employee; 40 hour work week 
  • Starting Salary Range: based on level of experience
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance 
  • Fringe Benefits include Life Insurance and Retirement

For more information or to apply, contact Kathleen Flanagan, COO at or 760-231-8403

Position Title: Director of the Office for Young Adult Ministry
Hours: Full time (35 hours/week)
Supervised by: Bishop of San Diego
FLSA Status: Exempt


The Director oversees the Office for Young Adult Ministry which provides guidance and support to parish Young Adult Ministry programs and leadership as they strive to meet the needs of young adults (ages 18-39, married and single). The Office for Young Adult Ministry also provides direct support to young adults in the diocese through its regularly scheduled events. The principal objectives of this position are outreach, evangelization, pastoral care, and faith formation.


  • Diocesan Programming: Create, develop, maintain, and grow diocesan and parish young adult ministry programs and other forms of outreach for young adults. Examples include: Theology on Tap, Mega Mass, Annual Retreat, service opportunities, etc..
  • Diocesan Collaboration: Engage the various diocesan offices, such as youth ministry, vocations, marriage and family life, social ministries, cultural diversity in the programming and events for young adults.
  • Parish Collaboration and Consulting: Provide consultative services and assistance to parishes on issues related to young adults and young adult ministry and evangelization.
  • Ministry Training and leadership development: Provide training for parish young adult leaders through regular leadership training programs, ministry workshops, and one-on-one mentoring.
  • Visioning: Articulate a comprehensive vision for young adult ministry in the diocese, based on the goals of the U.S. Bishops document, Sons and Daughters of the Light that focuses on faith formation, social justice and evangelization of young adults.
  • Advocacy: Be a voice for all young adults in the life and work of the Catholic Church in the diocese as well as individual parishes.
  • Pastoral Ministry: Respond to individual young adult needs and requests, and connect them to the local parish community and other appropriate resources.
  • Evaluation: Continually evaluate, brainstorm, and strive to improve young adult outreach and ministry on both the diocesan and parish levels.

In addition to the above, the director is expected to avail him/herself of appropriate professional and spiritual development opportunities, attend to the administrative aspects of the office and oversee the Pastoral Juvenil Consultant (coordinator for Hispanic young adult ministry).


  • Proven, mature decision making skills
  • Must have an evangelical spirit, be welcoming, friendly, and approachable
  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Must be a practicing Catholic.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Religious Studies, or equivalent required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years’ experience in youth, young adult, or campus ministry. Parish and diocesan based experience is a plus.
  • Proven experience with creating, designing, developing, and implementing ministry programs
  • Articulate communicator with advanced presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Publisher and PowerPoint. Website management helpful.


  • This position will involve frequent evening and weekend engagements. Office hours will be maintained with some flexibility.

Salary range: $50,000. - $60,000. Annually

Please submit cover letter and resume to: