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Campus Minister – Xavier High School in New York City, NY
Founded in 1847, Xavier High School is an academically rigorous, Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school in New York City that educates intelligent, motivated young men of diverse backgrounds and means. Xavier teaches students to take responsibility for their lives, to lead with integrity, to act justly in service of others, to pursue excellence in every endeavor and to deepen their relationship with God. Ultimately, Xavier forms young men who will go forth to transform the world for God’s greater glory.

The Campus Minister assists and reports to the Director of Campus Ministry. The Campus Minister works as part of the broader Campus Ministry team to foster the religious formation programs as directed by the Headmaster of Xavier High School. The Campus Ministry Team is responsible for the development of those experiential programs that foster the religious and spiritual growth of the Xavier community.

The major areas of the Campus Minister’s concern include:

  • The organization, coordination and promotion of all school liturgical celebrations including all-school Masses, class year Masses, and faculty Masses;

  • The organization, coordination and promotion all prayer services, reconciliation services, daily prayer, and afternoon prayer;
  • The planning and facilitation of the freshman and sophomore retreat programs;

  • The coordination of liturgical music for all Masses at Xavier High School

  • Serves as sacristan for the school chapel;
  • In partnership with the Campus Ministry team, directs the summer Ad Majorem retreat to train senior retreat leaders;

  • In partnership with the Campus Ministry team, fosters the Catholic and Jesuit identity of the school through the promotion and creation of programming that supports the school mission

Skills and Abilities needed for consideration:
  • Experience planning and executing Catholic liturgy (Mass, prayer service, reconciliation services, etc.)
  • Ability to coordinate liturgical music

  • Experience in youth and young adult retreat planning and facilitating.

  • Ability to teach religion/theology in grades 9-12

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Jesuit education and pedagogy; be a practicing Catholic; possess the willingness to promote Xavier’s Catholic and Jesuit mission; be committed to a collaborative, creative, and dynamic work environment; possess a MA/MTS in Theology or M.Div. Experience in secondary education and ministry is preferred. Background in liturgical music and/or ability to lead liturgical music is a plus. Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest, résumé, and three references submitted by March 2, 2015 via email or hardcopy to:

Mr. Michael LiVigni, Headmaster
Xavier High School
30 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

(Posted 1/27/15)

Education Positions

Saint Francis High School – A Holy Cross High School—Mountain View, CA

Saint Francis High School (Mountain View) is currently interviewing for the following positions for the 2015-2016 school year. 

  • English Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Social Studies Teacher (part-time)
  • Religious Studies Teacher (part-time)
  • Guidance Counselor/Frosh-Soph Advising
  • Band Director
  • Director of Guidance and Counseling

Teachers with experience in robotics, theater or coaching lacrosse will be given priority.

Deadline to Apply: Immediately

Saint Francis High School is a Catholic Holy Cross, college-preparatory high school located in Mountain View, California. Founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross in 1954, its mission is to educate students with a broad of abilities and backgrounds and unite them in a supportive academic and social community. While Saint Francis serves the Catholic families in the area, it also opens its doors to other families who wish to experience the totality of a Catholic education.

Please visit for more information and to download an application. For additional information please contact Patricia Tennant, Principal, at

(Posted 3/31/15)  
Religious Studies Teacher—Saint Ignatius College Preparatory—San Francisco, CA

St. Ignatius College Preparatory is looking for a full-time Religious Studies Teacher. St. Ignatius is a Catholic, Jesuit coeducational secondary school in San Francisco, CA.

A successful candidate for this position will:

  • have a Master's degree in Theology, Religious Education or related field;
  • possess a lived experience of the Catholic faith tradition;
  • understand Ignatian Spirituality and pedagogy;
  • be prepared to make significant contributions to the larger co-curricular and Campus Ministry areas of the school community;
  • have significant experience with educational technology;
  • have 3+ years of previous secondary-level teaching experience;
  • thrive in a collaborative, dynamic and faithful learning community.

Interested candidates should submit résumé, cover letter and references to this link.

St. Ignatius College Prep Mission Statement

St. Ignatius College Preparatory is a Catholic, Jesuit school serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1855.
Through a rigorous and integrated program of academic, spiritual, and co-curricular activities, St. Ignatius challenges its students to lead lives of faith, integrity, and compassion.
Students are enriched by a diverse and loving Christian community and are called to become life-long learners who develop their individual talents for the greater glory of God. With a commitment to intellectual excellence, leadership, service, and justice, we strive to be men and women for and with others, responding courageously to the opportunities and challenges of our time

St. Ignatius Religious Studies Department Mission Statement

As companions of Jesus, in Religious Studies we are committed to education that:

  • creates experiences where students and teachers encounter the living God through shared inquiry, discernment and prayer;
  • equips us to respond to the call of Jesus, as St. Ignatius did, by becoming leaders of competence, conscience and compassion in a multicultural world with a faith that seeks justice.
(Posted 2/11/15)
Adult Spirituality Staff / Pastoral Minister—Saint Ignatius College Preparatory—San Francisco, CA

Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, mindful of its mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, religion and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. Saint Ignatius College Preparatory does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Likewise, Saint Ignatius does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability.

A successful candidate for this 4/5 position will:

  • Participate as a member of the Adult Spirituality team in planning and executing Adult Spirituality Programs. Minister to the adult members of the SI community. Provide ongoing formation in Catholic/Ignatian Spirituality.

Essential Functions/Roles and Responsibilities:
The following tasks are typical for this position (4/5 position):

  • Plans and is present in the execution of all Adult Spirituality events: Faculty retreat, orientation for new faculty and staff, Ignatian evenings, Arrupe Seminars, Ministry Mornings, Lenten and Advent Prayer series, prepares and promotes Advent and Lent lunchtime prayer/sharing sessions. Co-directs faculty/staff/parent programs based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Ignatian Spirituality and pedagogy
  • Ability and competence as a leader of prayer. Competence in preparing and coordinating liturgical services
  • Spiritual Direction training/experience
  • Administrative/clerical/practical support for programs
  • Demonstrate skill in presentation/listening/organization and collaboration
Minimum Qualifications/Education Requirements
  • Pastoral experience in secondary or university setting
  • MA in Theology or Pastoral equivalent
Contact: Rita O'Malley

(Posted 4/21/15)

Saint Francis Catholic High School—Sacramento, CA

St. Francis Catholic High School, a four year college preparatory high school for young women, in Sacramento, California, is assessing its needs for the 2015-2016 academic year and building an applicant pool.

We are accepting résumés for the following subject areas:

English, Math, Theology, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Guidance, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Technology, and Modern/Classical Languages.

Applicant Requirements:
  1. A letter of interest/cover letter

  2. A current résumé

Application materials may be emailed to Laureen Macugay at this link.

Or sent to:

Laureen Macugay, Executive Assistant to the Principal
5900 Elvas Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95819
Telephone: 916-737-5014
Fax: 916-452-1591

(Posted 2/11/15)

Faith Formation Positions

Director of Religious Education – St. Mel’s Parish – Fair Oaks, CA
Supervised by the Pastor or his designee in this exempt position, the Director of Religious Education is responsible for the total parish religious education program for children and teens. S/he develops and supervises the following programs and activities:

1. Religious Education for early childhood, ages 3-5

2. Religious Education for children in grades 1-8 attending non-parochial schools

3. First Penance and First Communion program for children attending non-parochial schools, including RCIY;Related sacramental education for parents

4. Confirmation

5. Baptism Preparation

6. Children's Liturgy of the Word

7. Vacation Bible School

8. Safeguarding the Children

9. Other related ministries


Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Implement a comprehensive Religious Education Program for children ages 3 to 5 and Kindergarten to 8th Grade. Responsibilities include: develop curriculum, recruit and train volunteers, provide spiritual formation opportunities for volunteers, families and parents, keep necessary records.

2. Implement a comprehensive and dynamic teen Confirmation program. Oversee all areas of Confirmation including liturgy, community service, retreats, hospitality, teens, sponsors, parents and team. Responsibilities include: develop curriculum, recruit and train volunteers (adults and teens), provide spiritual formation opportunities for volunteers, sponsors, families and parents, keep necessary records.

3. Administer a sacramental program for children including RCIY.

4. Administer a program of sacramental preparation for parents who ask to have infants or young children baptized at St. Mel. Responsibilities include: oversee private orientation interviews, schedule mandatory pre-baptism catechesis sessions, oversee the arrangement, coordination, recording, and certification of Baptismal celebrations, recruit and train volunteer lay ministers to assist with Baptism catechesis.

5. Supervise the weekly Children's Liturgy of the Word during the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass.

6. Chair the Safeguarding the Children Committee. Insure all Adult leaders and volunteers are VIRTUS trained. Insure adult leaders and volunteers are fingerprinted as required. Insure all children and teens have received age appropriate training. Insure all Safeguarding the Children forms are signed and filed and guidelines are adhered to.

7. Supervise the annual summer Vacation Bible School.

8. Develop and direct the implementation of a master plan, including goals, objectives and timetables, for each year.

9. Prepare and submit the proposed annual budget for religious education; administer the approved budget and related expenditures.

10. Maintain good communication with stakeholders utilizing all available methods including but not limited to: the parish bulletin, parish website, Facebook, Twitter, texting.

11. Schedule an annual commissioning ceremony for religious education teachers and aides.

12. Support elementary school religion program and sacramental program as needed.

13. Attend monthly regional Office of Religious Education meetings.

14. Attend monthly staff meetings.

15. Perform special assignments related to job-specific responsibilities, as directed by the Pastor.

If interested in this position, contact Brian Conroy of St. Mel’s Parish:

(Posted 5/21/15)

Youth Ministry / Young Adult Ministry Positions

Regional Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry (North State) – Redding, CA

The Diocese of Sacramento seeks a passionate, self-starter for a full time position to coordinate youth and young adult ministry in the Northern Counties of the Diocese of Sacramento. Home base for this position is in Redding, CA. This position requires extensive travel and evening and weekend availability. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in parish ministry, experience working with youth in both the Hispanic and Anglo communities, and experience working with rural parishes. A bilingual candidate (English/Spanish) is preferred, but not required. To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Kevin Staszkow, Director of Evangelization & Catechesis.

Please direct any questions to Kevin Staszkow at 916-733-0152.

(Posted 5/21/15)
Junior High and High School Youth Minister – Sacred Heart Parish, Saratoga, CA

Sacred Heart Saratoga invites well-qualified and experienced candidates to apply for a full-time position as our Junior High and High School Youth Minister.

Job Summary:

The High School Youth Minister

  • Responds to the spiritual and social needs of Catholic youth, grades 9-12.
The Junior High Youth Minister
  • Junior High Ministry Coordinator
  • Junior High Religious Education Coordinator
  • Confirmation Coordinator
Applicants should have the ability to attract and engage high school students from both Catholic and public or private non-religious high schools, in a ministry which includes the eight components of youth ministry outlined in Renewing the Vision. Additionally, applicants need to work collaboratively with other parishes and Catholic and local schools in developing and executing youth programs.

Candidates should possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience working with youth; a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred in divinity, theology, pastoral studies or related field); certification work in youth ministry studies; completion of or enrollment in the ILM program and an ongoing commitment to continuing professional education; and a theological perspective consistent with The National Catechetical Directory, "Sharing the Light of Faith," and "Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry" (USCCB, 1997).

Those interested should submit their résumés to the attention of:
Janice Thornburg
Parish Administrator
Sacred Heart Saratoga
13716 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Tel: 408-867-3634, x522
or email at this link.

(Posted 7/23/14)

Youth Ministry Leader–First Lutheran Church–Palo Alto, CA

First Lutheran Church in Palo Alto seeks a leader to engage the high school aged youth of the church, and to collaborate with their parents, the Pastor, and other church volunteers to foster faith, fellowship, and fun, both within and outside the church. The position is approximately 10 hours per week and starts September 1, 2014. For more information, please click here

(Posted 8/29/14)

Administration Positions

Associate Director for Lay Ministry Formation – Diocese of Sacramento – Sacramento, CA
The Diocese of Sacramento is looking for a driven, energetic, passionate bilingual (English/Spanish) bridge builder to supervise a staff and coordinate programs to recruit and train the next generation of lay ministry leaders for the Diocese of Sacramento. Responsibilities include coordinating formation and training program for lay ministry leaders and Master Catechists in English and Spanish, supervising a staff of three, creating a campaign to promote formation opportunities to young adults, providing on-going training, and training, orienting and supporting Catechetical leaders. The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish), have at least five years' experience coordinating formation programs for a diverse group of ministers, experience supervising a staff, an understanding of and ability to work well with Catholics from different cultures and ideologies, and a Master's Degree in Theology, Catechesis, Pastoral Ministry or related field. Opening is immediate, starting date is negotiable. Full time, exempt, salaried position with full benefits. Email cover letter and resume to Kevin Staszkow, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis, Diocese of Sacramento.

(Posted 5/21/15)

Associate Director for North State Revitalization – Diocese of Sacramento – Redding, CA
The Diocese of Sacramento seeks an enthusiastic, bilingual leader to direct the effort to revitalize the parishes in the Northern Counties of the Diocese through evangelization, lay leadership development and training, and the formation of small faith communities. Home base for this full time position is Redding, CA. This position requires extensive travel and evening and weekend availability. Ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic in good standing with at least 5 years of experience in parish ministry, experience working with the Hispanic community, and experience working with rural parishes. The candidate must be bilingual (English/Spanish). To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Kevin Staszkow, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis, Diocese of Sacramento.

(Posted 5/21/15)

Social Justice Positions

Restorative Justice:
Relief Staff — SVdP’s Catherine’s Center — San Mateo County

Definition: SVdP’s Catherine’s Center Relief Staff position is designed to support our women and provide relief to the Program Director and the Program Manager in the capacity of an on-site presence during evening and weekend hours.

Hours: Part-time as agreed to at the time of employment.

Supervision: Program Manager and/or Program Director

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This part-time weekend administrative staff position is responsible for resident oversight during hours that the core staff is not on site. There will be an annual evaluation and other evaluations as defined in the SVdP Employee Handbook. The hire will be supervised by the Case Manager and/or Program Director. This job description is open to revision and is a non-exempt position.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Supervise resident activities within the apartments and off-site; maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere; ensure resident adherence to program rules, especially regarding clean and sober behavior.
  2. Monitor activity at program site.
  3. Accompany and transport residents to weekend community activities/outings that promote healthy ways of spending leisure time, including but not limited to walks, picnics, free shows/community events.
  4. Read and make daily notations in log form, noting in the log each situation arising to which employee is required to respond. (Log notes regarding such events shall include the time the event occurred, the identities of parties involved, the nature of the situation, the steps taken by employee in response to the situation, and the length of time spent in responding to the situation.)
  5. Complete other record-keeping duties as necessary. This includes record-keeping tasks assigned by Program Manager and by the expectations found in the Resident Hand-in-Handbook ~ Shared Agreements.
  6. Supervise as needed chore completion and cleanup.
  7. Work cooperatively with other staff in assisting clients toward the goals of personal rehabilitation, finding permanent housing and stable income. Consult with supervisor as needed.
  8. Be available to welcome new participants and supervise move-ins and move-outs as needed.
  9. Provide information and emergency supplies to clients as needed.
  10. Have medications available to clients according to policy.
  11. Notify Case Manager and Program Director in case of emergency relating to residents, including illegal activity, violence, failure to observe critical rules and medical emergency.

If you are interested in this position please email Danyelle Kelly or call her on 650-343-1272.

(Posted 4/27/15)

Liturgy Positions or Related Positions

Children’s Liturgist — Saint Christopher School — San Jose, CA
Saint Christopher School in San Jose seeks a Liturgist to coordinate/plan monthly school liturgies for Advent, Lent, prayer services and other school liturgical events for children grades one through eight and adults.

Requirements: Communication. Extensive knowledge within the Catholic Church. Flexibility. Creativity. Musical background desired.

How to Apply: Application may be submitted by email to Corrine Buich at Saint Christopher School or by fax: 408-978-5458.

(Posted 5/11/15)

Music Director — Saint Clare Parish in Santa Clara, CA
Saint Clare Parish in Santa Clara seeks a part-time bi-lingual (ideally) Director of Music to support our Liturgical Ministry. We are looking for someone who can play the piano and sing and is passionate about sharing their faith through music and song. That person should help us to build up a singing community by recruiting choir members and encourage the whole community to sing.
Job responsibilities include:
A) Build up choirs for English Masses
B) Advise/support choir leaders with regard to music choices and written resources
C) For all non-Sunday special liturgies (RICA/ Reconciliation /Religious Education/ Bilingual)
- Help plan music with Liturgy Director and the Pastor
- Organize and practice with the special choirs as necessary
- Prepare special worship aids as necessary
- Play for the liturgy
E) File copyright usage reports.
F) Collaborate closely with school staff.

This candidate must have knowledge of Catholic liturgical principles and practice; have good verbal and written skills in both English (and ideally in Spanish). The candidate needs to be faithful to Catholic Church teachings, to prayer and to Sunday Eucharist. This is a part-time (19 hours), non-exempt position without benefits. To apply, email a résumé to Fr. Tad (Pastor) at St. Clare Parish in Santa Clara, California at:

(Posted 1/22/15)

Spirituality and Chaplaincy Positions

No chaplaincy positions are currently listed. Check back frequently for updates.


No fellowship positions are currently listed. Check back frequently for updates.


E-Commerce Intern Opening at Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County (SVdP)
Who says you can't buy happiness? Every SVdP Store purchase benefits those who need it most.

SVdP's Stores now have an online presence, selling merchandise on e-Bay, Amazon, and others. We are in the midst of great growth and are seeking individuals to help build our business with a mission driven focus. We are a non-profit organization that gives back. SVdP's Stores provide no cost and low cost goods to our neighbors in need, giving away over $350,000 in merchandise last fiscal year, and proceeds help support and sustain SVdP's Safety Net programs. As our current CEO says, "If you don't have the Heart you need not apply."

SVdP is seeking individuals who are Internet savvy, enjoy Market Research, and do not mind tasks such as data entry and packing product: this includes price research online, looking up shipping rates for individual items on various pack and send sites.

We are also looking for volunteers who excel in customer service. If you like working with people, you can help perform customer service needs which include answering and responding to our buyers' and potential buyers' emails and other communications.

"Brand" knowledge of donations is preferred but not required, at the same time a sensibility or knowledge for the past in regard to Vintage styles and Art History is helpful. If you are passionate about e-Commerce that's a huge plus. If you have product photography skills and experience that's great too! We're very excited about this new and progressive division of our organization and would like to talk with you if you are interested and if you are ready with heart and focus for this compassionate challenge.

If you have interest in this position, please contact Danyelle Kelly at or 650-343-1272.

(Posted 3-31-15)

Volunteer Positions

Visual Merchandiser Intern Opening at Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County (SVdP)

The merchandising department at SVdP is newly formed which takes on a variety of projects and wears many hats. Our priority is assisting SVdP's stores with their needs in order to generate proceed to sustain and support our mission to help our neighbors in need. The job requires hands-on dedication and a creative mind, as well as an ability to execute tasks quickly and efficiently. The intern to the Visual Merchandiser will assist in projects both in the office and on the sales floor. Some duties include creating visual displays, product placement and signage development. The VM Intern will also assist with SVdP's e-Commerce initiative. This internship is Monday–Friday, with flexibility between 9AM–5PM, 20–25 hours per week. Internship is unpaid.

Contact Danyelle Kelly at or 650-343-1272 if you have interest in this position.

(Posted 3/31/15)

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