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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 appropriateOther 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:  Accounts Payable Specialist
HOURS:  Full time
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt
REPORTS TO:  Controller

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Accounts Payable Specialist will be primarily responsible for all accounting work associated with processing accounts payable. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Sort and review daily payable requests
Obtain appropriate approvals
Process checks
Obtain required approvals for all checks issued
Upload files to bank for positive pay verification
Disburse checks according to the various departments requests
Follow up with vendor inquires and any late notices
Help track W9’s for various vendors during the year and assist with the 1099 process at year-end
Assist with sales and use tax filings at quarter-end
File checks and related support
Pull check and related support during an audit
Respond to audit inquiries regarding any disbursement
Assist with reviewing and consolidating parish semi-annual financial report and budgeting process
Other duties as assigned

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
Knowledge of accounts payable and maintaining general ledgers
Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
Familiarity with the structure and practices of the Catholic Church preferred
Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks

Education / Experience:
A. A. degree in accounting, finance, or bookkeeping
3 – 5 years bookkeeping, accounts payable or like experience; preferably in a church or non-profit setting

Please submit cover letter and resume to: . Please reference "Accounts Payable Specialist - PC" in the subject line of your email.

HOURS:  Part time, 22-24 hours per week
FLSA STATUS:  Non-exempt
REPORTS TO:  Maintenance Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:  The janitor is responsible for cleaning buildings, removing debris, and keeping areas neat and tidy; vacuums and buffs floors, shampoos carpets, empties trash receptacles, and replaces lining of trash cans.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Clean buildings by emptying trash, sweeping, and cleaning surfaces.
  • Clean and disinfect equipment.
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
  • Steam-clean carpets in classrooms and church and small area rugs in classrooms.
  • Wipe off cobwebs in classrooms and baseboards by the end of the carpet. 
  • Use cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.
  • Mix various cleaning agents.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
  • Dust furniture and scrub surfaces clean.
  • Apply wax to coat floors and buff.
  • Apply sealant to floors.
  • Clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants.
  • Move heavy equipment and furniture.
  • Identify and report possible repairs.
  • Fix minor plumbing leaks.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and experience:

  • Two years janitorial experience preferred
  • Must be able to read, write and understand English
  • Ability to perform tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge and skills:
  • Strong working knowledge of repair methods, materials, tools and general cleaning practices.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy manual labor including frequent bending, walking and heavy lifting

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

POSITION TITLE: Coordinator of Youth Ministry/Young Adult Ministry Leader
HOURS: 25-29 Hours/Week
FSLA STATUS: Non-exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: Ascension Church is a dynamic parish in the Tierrasanta neighborhood of San Diego. 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 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. Establish, form and sustain the young adult ministry in the parish
  • Plan and provide opportunities for parish young adults (18-39 years) to meet twice a month for praise and worship, catechesis and prayer, and socialization
  • Coordinate a yearly retreat for young adults of the parish
  • Help promote ways for young adults to serve the parish through its different ministries and within the greater community
  • Establish and maintain an online presence of Ascension young adult ministry for better communication and evangelization

  • 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:

School of the Madeleine, a large Catholic school in the Bay Park/S.Clairemont area, is in need of a part-time computer teacher for grades first through sixth.  The applicant must have experience teaching children and have knowledge of Mac computers, software/hardware, and networking. Salary based on experience and education.  Please send resume to Donna Wittouck at


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: