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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: Director of Religious Education
Hours: Full-Time


Seeking a candidate for the position of Director of Religious Education. The director will be responsible for the religious education program for the public school (260 students) and parochial school (380 students). This position offers a full-time salary proportionate with education and qualifications and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan.

To apply, please forward your cover letter, résumé, and references: St. John the Evangelist Parish Office 11301 West 93rd Avenue St. John, IN 46373

Position Title: Clerical Assistant
Hours: Part-time (Mon.–Fri., 8:30 –12:30)
Supervised by: Chancellor
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Assist the Office of the Chancellor with clerical matters in its work with Catholic cultural groups and provide support for managing the special collection administered by the office.

Cultural Diversity:

  • Schedule and prepare material for cultural commission meetings.
  • Maintain commission rosters and contact database for the various cultural groups.
  • Enhance and maintain office section on diocesan web-site
  • Assist with the preparation of annual events, including arrangement of facilities, event promotion and programming.

Special Collections

  • Assist with development, printing and distribution of promotion materials
  • Receive and track contributions from parishes
  • Prepare disbursement to national offices


  • Substitute for Pastoral Center receptionist during breaks.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Working knowledge of MSOffice suite
  • Bilingual English-Spanish preferred
  • One year’s experience in dealing with diverse clients/public
  • Familiarity with parish life and structures a plus

Salary range: $14. - $15. per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

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:

Position Title: Associate Director of Schools
Accountability: Reports to the Director of Schools
Hours: Full-time

Vision Statement: "Evangelizing children and their families is one of the most vital ministries of our Church. Catholic schools in the United States have performed this function with excellence for over a century. The role our Catholic school plays in educating and forming the faith of our children continues to be valuable. Children in our Church today will fill the most important roles in leadership and ministry tomorrow as the Church continues its outreach to the world. For these reasons, Catholic schools must be places where children are nurtured in all aspects of mind, body and spiritual growth. Our Catholic schools must be accessible to children of all families no matter their race, culture or economic condition. To that end, and embracing the Church’s “preferential option for the poor”, all Catholics and Parishes, regardless of whether a local Parish has a school, are responsible for the health and growth of this important ministry of our Church."

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director in providing direct support to principals and teachers
  • Collaborate with the Director and Associate Director in providing leadership and vision for our Catholic schools
  • Work with the Office for Schools team to strategize and implement plan for enrollment and student achievement growth in our schools

Ideal Candidate will demonstrate:

  • lived Catholic faith
  • collaborative and innovative spirit
  • quick study aptitude
  • growth mindset
  • skill set for solving adaptive challenges

Knowledge, Background & Abilities:

Education: Master’s degree in Education Administration or equivalent

Experience: Minimum three years of school administrative experience

The above description only describes the general nature of the position. Specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the skill set and experience of the most qualified applicant.

Please send current resume/vitae, cover letter, and references to

Position Title: Elementary School Principal
St. Charles Catholic School

St. Charles Catholic School (SCCS) is seeking a qualified educational leader for the position of Principal effective with the 2015-2016 academic year. SCCS serves students Kindergarten through Eighth grade. The new principal will be responsible for the operational aspects of the school, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Supervising the staff and the instructional program
  • Administering the entire school program
  • Faith development of students and staff
  • Active role in the formation and implementation of FIAT Catholic Schools consortium
  • Relating with parents, volunteers, the parish and student activities
  • Health and safety policies
  • Providing leadership in curriculum development
  • Implementation of the school budget
  • Collaborates with St. Charles Catholic Preschool Director


  • Negotiable

Overall role is to be the educational administrator and catechetical leader of the school, responsible for the day to day operations and management of the school, reporting directly to the Pastor and working School Committees.


  1. Practicing Roman Catholic with a strong commitment and working knowledge of the Catholic faith
  2. Minimum of three years administrative experience within Catholic education
  3. Collaborative leadership style
  4. Working knowledge of school finance and budgeting practices
  5. Knowledge of marketing and fundraising
  6. Ability to oversee plant and facilities management in order to maintain a safe and attractive learning environment
  7. High level of interpersonal, collaborative, organizational, and administrative skills with the ability to implement policies, directives, and initiatives
  8. Master Degree preferred

Application Process:
Candidates are asked to have an active file with the Office for Schools Diocese of San Diego

Submit principal application per procedures on the Diocese of San Diego Website (H/R tab)

Please mail copy of resume to:
St. Charles Catholic School
Attn: Steve Stutz
929 18th Street
San Diego, CA 92154

Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 27, 2015

Position Title: Director of Music Ministry
Hours: Full time
Supervised by: Pastor
FLSA Status: Exempt

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church is seeking a full time Director of Music Ministry. The candidate will lead our parish community in liturgical music and plan and direct music for four weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings, school liturgies, and other special liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Candidate will ensure that all aspects of music follow liturgical guidelines of the Parish and the Diocese.


  • Candidate will coordinate, mentor, and direct adult choral groups, ensembles, cantors, and will oversee a contemporary choir serving the youth-lead Liturgy, and further develop a parish children’s choir.
  • Candidate will attend meetings as needed, including Liturgy Committee meetings and staff meetings.
  • Candidate will also have teaching responsibilities at the parish school to develop an appreciation of music, teach fundamentals of music theory to K-8 students, and support school liturgies.


  • Position requires a deep knowledge of Catholic liturgy and traditions. Candidate must be able to integrate him/herself into the current music culture of the parish and build upon the current music program and traditions.
  • Candidate will have competency in piano and voice, and skills in cantoring and in leading choral groups and ensembles.
  • Proficiency in the organ is preferred.


  • Prior music teaching experience and direction of children’s choir is required.
  • Experience in audio technology as applicable to a worship space is a plus.
  • Position requires a Masters of Music or Art with an emphasis in Music
  • Prior experience as either a Director or Assistant Director (5 yrs. +) of liturgical music.

Mail/email cover letter and résumé to:
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
11451 Blue Cypress Drive
San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 653-3540, regarding: Music Director Position