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

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JOB TITLE: Director of the Office for Evangelization and Catechetical Ministry
STATUS: Full-time
SUPERVISED BY: Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego

JOB SUMMARY: Develop, coordinate and evaluate programs of catechist and master catechist formation, certification and in-service; including programs  for preschool, elementary age and sacramental catechesis, provide in-service to DCM's and Coordinators


  • Provide initial  and ongoing formation for catechists and Catholic school religion teachers through basic Catechist Formation Courses, workshops, in-services and retreats; 
  • Provide initial  and ongoing formation for Master Catechists through  Master Catechist Formation Courses, workshops, in-services and retreats;
  • Provide guidance, support and in-service to parish DCMs, and coordinators;
  • Provide workshops  and formation courses for preschool, elementary religious education, RCIA, RCIA adapted for Children, pre-Baptism teams, First Reconciliation  and Eucharist;
  • Evaluate and update curriculum for basic catechist courses and master catechist courses;
  • Oversee the planning and logistical preparations for the Rite of Election;
  • Serve as a resource to parishes through consultation and visitation;
  • Assist in the coordination of speakers and exhibitors  for the Conference for Church Ministers, as needed; 
  • Coordinate the work of and provide supervision to assigned support staff persons;
  • Prepare office budget and expense reports  and statistics;
  • Attend staff and commission meetings; and collaborate with other offices as needs arise;


  • An advanced degree in Theology, Religious Studies or Religious Education; 
  • An understanding of and sensitivity  to diverse cultures and their religiosity; 
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English); 
  • Fidelity to Catholic teaching with a basic understanding of ministry; 
  • Previous experience in leadership  position.


  • Ability for independence in judgement in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the position;

  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in Spanish and in English;

  • Skill in planning and organization; 

  • Ability to design and develop training programs;

  • Skill in human and public relations, listening and communications;

  • Familiarity with contemporary technology.


Please submit cover letter and resume to: by July 31, 2015. The subject line of your email should reference "Director of OECM".

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
Bachelor’s 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:

POSITION TITLE: Preschool Teacher
STATUS/HOURS:  Full time
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Preschool Director

Position Summary: The professional hired to work as a teacher at St. Columba  Preschool will be responsible for the general supervision and management of a class of twelve children between the ages of three and five years of age. The classroom teacher is responsible for the direct supervision of the teacher's aide.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, supervising and implementing the program for the class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of St. Columba School
  • Gearing   the program to 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 
  • Attending all staff meetings
  • Planning and implementing one staff training meeting each school year 
  • Participating in recommended training programs , conferences, courses and other aspects of professional growth 
  • Conducting  parent conferences on children's school adjustment and classroom  behavior 
  • Assisting in the ongoing evaluation procedures needed  to assess the development levels of the children 
  • Participating in public relations events sponsored  by the school  shall include open house, Christmas program, orientation night and moving on ceremony 
  • Conducting parent conferences when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • The professional hired shall have completed at least twelve units in Child Development courses, and shall have at least one year experience working in a child care center.  
  • a Child Abuse Index Check and clear TB
  • St. Columba School expects the applicant to be not only qualified by licensing requirements but also to be a sensitive, mature individual who is free to work in a Catholic School environment

Salary:  $10.00 - 12.00 per hour

Please submit cover letter and resume to:


Director of Music and Liturgy for St. Francis of Assisi Parish, a vibrant Franciscan Catholic community in Sacramento, CA. This will be either one full-time position (Director of Music and Liturgy) or two part-time positions (Director of Music and Director of Liturgy), depending on applicant qualifications. Responsibilities include: coordinating over 200 volunteers; planning and coordinating weekend liturgies, and other liturgical celebrations; and coordinating two adult choirs, a children’s choir, cantors, and instrumentalists. Qualifications: degree in music or theology, or equivalent experience; firm foundation in liturgy and Vatican II theology; and experience coordinating parish ministries (3-5 years preferred). Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and in accordance with Diocesan guidelines. Resume: Music and Liturgy Search Committee, St. Francis Parish, 1066 26th St., Sacramento, CA 95816. Email:  For a full description of responsibilities, go to

Position Title:  Extended Care Program Supervisor 
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Reports To:  Principal
Hours: Varies

Position Summary:  The Extended Care Program Supervisor is responsible for the implementation of a quality program that enriches the students spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. The Extended Care Program Supervisor will maintain a safe and educational learning environment for young children by successfully implementing the program curriculum and daily program activities. Daily expectations include: leading children in table activities, supervising snack and outdoor play, assisting children with day to day needs, maintaining a clean environment, leading group activities, and teaching the programs that are created.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implement the program curriculum as planned to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
  • Work with program personnel to implement engaging, developmentally appropriate educational enrichment curriculum and programming which expands and supports student learning experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships through effective and timely communication with the program director, other program personnel, and other building staff members, such as the principal, custodians, teachers, and food service personnel. 
  • Work cooperatively and effectively as a team member by communicating and contributing information on a continuous basis.
  • Assist with the ongoing needs of the students and parents.
  • Implement program procedures effectively to ensure the safe being of all participants.
  • Observe, monitor, and participate in children’s play activities.
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment based on safety standards set within the program.
  • Efficiently redirect inappropriate student behaviors and implement the program discipline system to effectively monitor and guide proper student behavior.
  • Support the emotional and social development of children.
  • Report any concerns and questions regarding the program (students, parents, equipment needs, supplies, other staff, volunteers, etc.) to the program director.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records such as attendance records, snack records, time sheets, incident reports, and all other paperwork as instructed by the program director to ensure program compliance and quality operations.
  • Help prepare snacks for the children and clean-up the kitchen and snack area.
  • Assist in the cleaning and straightening of the room and equipment before, during, and after the program. This includes washing tables, chairs, and toys, putting up chairs, and locking the building at the end of the day.
  • Continue professional development by attending staff meetings and trainings.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Enjoy being with students and foster their spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical development through the duties outlined above.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Successful completion of higher education coursework related to education, child development, and/or related field

  • Two years’ experience implementing educational programming and working with students as a teacher, educational aide, after school care aide, and/or daycare operator or assistant preferred

  • Professional demeanor

  • Friendly with excellent people skills

  • Thorough knowledge and familiarity with the organizational structure and practices of the Roman Catholic Church

Please submit cover letter and resume to:  Mrs. Tollefson at . 

Phone:  (619)284-8730

Fax:  (619)284-1764

POSITION TITLE:  Administrative Assistant
STATUS:  Full-time
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt
REPORTS TO:  Principal

St. Mary School is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to run the front office. 

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer applications

  • Ability to multi-task and maintain a professional and courteous demeanor

  • Excellent people skills, strong written and speaking skills, and upbeat phone voice are required 

  • Be comfortable dealing with children from preschool through eighth grade, parents, teachers, and prospective families

  • High energy and self-starter is a plus

  • Must be bilingual

POSITION TITLE:  Preschool Teacher Aide 

STATUS: Part time up to 19 hrs/week, 3.5 - 8 hours/day. Positions include a two day schedule (Monday & Tuesday) and a three day schedule, (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). Position is 40 weeks per year, no summers. Multiple schedules are available. Position begins the week of 8/10/15.

FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt

REPORTS TO:  Preschool Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The preschool teacher/ aide is responsible for assisting the preschool lead teacher and other staff in implementing program curriculum, preparation of classroom and outdoor activities. Aide will assist in supervision of children and participate in general classroom and facility cleaning as well as snack and meal preparation. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Must be 18 years of age 

  • Must have one of the following qualifications: 
    High school diploma, 12 core semester units and 6 months work experience working 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. 

  • Current pediatric CPR/ first aid certificate 

  • Must be able to provide a Live Scan clearance- can be obtained upon hire

  • Must be able to provide a negative TB clearance-can be obtained upon hire

Please submit cover letter and resume to:  Victoria Simanek at

Compensation: $9.00-$10.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience

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