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Campus Ministry Positions

Campus Minister for Retreats – Saint Francis High School – Sacramento, CA

St. Francis Catholic High School is accepting applications for a full-time position as Campus Minister for Retreats

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Master's Degree in Divinity, Theology, or related field
  • Active practicing Catholic
  • Three to five years experience in campus ministry at the high school or college level
  • Ability to instruct pastorally
St. Francis offers a generous salary, a full benefits package, a friendly/dedicated staff and motivated students. Click here for job description. Questions about the position can be directed to Director of Campus Ministry Stephen Tholcke.

Position is open until filled. Submit the Support Position Application packet to:

St. Francis Catholic High School
5900 Elvas Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95819
Attn: Patricia Maier
Fax: 916.452.6046

(Posted 6/18/14)

Assistant Chaplain – College of the Holy Cross – Worcester, MA

The Office of the College Chaplains seeks an Assistant Chaplain to join a ten person team beginning August 1, 2014.
Primary responsibilities include coordination and direction of the Arrupe Immersion Program, (international experiences in Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua and a Spring Break Domestic Program involving 300 students traveling to 27 sites throughout the U.S.)

The individual will be responsible for overseeing all the financial aspects of the programs including collection of fees, administering financial aid, marketing, coordination of all logistics, training of leaders, preparation of student volunteers, and coordination of post immersion retreat experiences. This position also includes special responsibility for pastoral outreach to the Catholic Latino community on campus and other pastoral duties of the College Chaplains. For more information please click here.
If you have further questions or need assistance, please contact Human Resources at 508-793-3391.

Qualifications required for consideration:
Masters of Divinity or equivalent, fluency in Spanish, ability to travel internationally twice annually, availability for weekend work and 1 to 2 work evenings per week, and a commitment to the Jesuit and Catholic mission of the College. This is an 11 month position.

(Posted 5/5/14)

Director of Campus Ministry – Mercy College – Des Moines, Iowa

Mercy College of Health Sciences is central Iowa's only Catholic College, and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We are affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, one of central Iowa's largest health care systems.  We pride ourselves in providing the next generation of healthcare providers a quality education while instilling in them the core values of knowledge, reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence given to us by our founders, the Sisters of Mercy.For more information about our College please see our website at

We have an exciting opportunity open for a Director of Campus Ministry.The position will provide spiritual support to all members of the College community, including supervising the Living and Learning community at Mercy Court.The position will also teach in our School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advances the Catholic Church's mission of higher education within the institution, while fostering the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, with special attention on Church documents, Ex Corde Ecclesiae and Empowered by the Spirit.
  • Assists students with the application of spiritual values and faith development. Provides pastoral counseling and spiritual direction as needed.
  • Supervises, develops and supports a living and learning environment with students living at Mercy Court.
  • Provides teaching, supervision and evaluation of student learning experiences in courses such as servant leadership, scripture or religious studies.
  • Provides individual advisement and guidance for intellectual and professional development of students.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Master's degree in ministry, scripture, theology, or religious studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in higher education.
  • Active Roman Catholic.
  • Three years experience with non-traditional-aged young adult ministry.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in Catholic higher education.
  • Significant understanding of the essentials of young adult ministry.
  • Ability to live in the Living and Learning community at Mercy Court. A furnished apartment will be provided by the College. 

Interested applicants should apply, online, at

Mercy College of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

(Posted 2/20/14)

Director of Campus Ministry – Junipero Serra High School – San Mateo, CA

Junipero Serra High School is the Archdiocesan Catholic High School for boys in San Mateo County. This college-preparatory high school holds the academic, personal and spiritual growth and development of its students as the ultimate purpose of the school and the motivation of its faculty and administration.

Serra is looking for a leader who can shepherd its excellent programs, help evaluate the department's vision and participate in the ongoing programmatic development and improvement in line with that vision. More information is available here. (pdf)

Desired Qualifications Include:

  • Demonstrated adherence to and active participation in Roman Catholic Faith
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • MA in Theology, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministries or Religious Education
  • Five years experience in High School Campus Ministry or related experience
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and organization leadership
For more information, please click here. Contact Marybeth Ortiz, Assistant Principal: Student Life

(Posted 5/5/14)

Education Positions

Stuart Hall High School – Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco – San Francisco, CA

Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco is seeking excellent candidates for a High School Humanities teacher to begin August, 2014.

School Profile: Four halls of learning, one Sacred Heart mission, for 125 yeas in San Francisco: Schools of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Catholic family of schools committed to academic excellence within the context of a Christian, faith-based community. Our sibling elementary and high schools offer a contemporary approach to single-sex education in a vibrant co-ed community. The schools are organized into four academic divisions, each led by a Head of School, with a central administration and a shared mission, rooted in the centuries-old tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Position Description: Stuart Hall High School (boys, 9-12) currently seeks a full-time Humanities teacher beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will teach primarily Social Science (World History) to 9th graders, with a possibility of teaching 11th-12th grade Social Science and/or a section of English or Theology. The teacher will serve as a faculty advisor to 8-9 students.


  • BA / BS degree (MA preferred, valid CA Teaching Credential is a plus)
  • Relevant classroom experience (2 or more years)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with both students and adults
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Social Science curriculum (proficiency in a range of Humanities from English to Theology to History preferred)
  • Integration of technology into the curriculum and familiarity with electronic communication modes, including integration and supervision of a student 1:1 iPad program
  • History of collegiality and collaboration with other teachers and administrators
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning profiles
  • Innovative, creative, and flexible teaching style with excellent organizational skills
  • Understand the developmental needs of boys and how they learn best
  • Desire to actively support the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should provide Tony Farrell, Head of School, with a cover letter and résumé by email.

(Posted 5/28/14)

Jesuit High School – Theology Instructor – Sacramento, CA

Jesuit High School, Sacramento is accepting applications for a teacher of Theology for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Preference: A current California credential and/or MA and experience at the High School or College level.

Interested candidates should complete a Faculty Application found here.
Mail completed application to: Attn: Human Resources, Jesuit High School, 1200 Jacob Lane, Carmichael, CA 95608
or email to

(Posted 5/5/14)

Justin High School – Religious Studies Instructor – Napa, CA

To Apply: Please e-mail résumé, letter of intent, contact information for three references, and Employment

Application (found in the Employment section of the Justin-Siena website) to:

Mrs. Patty Sugar
Administrative Assistant to the Principal
Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher Street
Napa, CA 94558

(Posted 2/11/14)

Saint Francis High School – English Teacher – Sacramento, CA

St. Francis High School is accepting applications for a part-time teacher in English for the 2014-2015 school year.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in English and/or teaching credential preferred
  • Experience teaching English at the high school or college level
  • Experience teaching in Catholic education, with experience in attending Catholic schools preferred
  • Desire to serve in the vocation of Catholic education
  • Ability to teach grade levels 9-12
St. Francis offers a generous salary, a friendly/dedicated staff and motivated students.

Questions about the position can be directed to English Department Chair, Hayley Figeroid

Application deadline is June 30, 2014

Submit the Teaching Position Application packet to:

St. Francis Catholic High School
5900 Elvas Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95819
Attn: Patricia Maier
Fax: 916.452.6046

(Posted 6/18/14)

Religious Studies Teacher – Mater Dei High School – Santa Ana, CA

For more information please click here.

Faith Formation Positions

Director of Faith Formation – Holy Family Parish –  San Jose, CA

Holy Family Parish is looking for a full-time Director of Faith Formation for all ages. The Director works with the parish staff to evangelize and catechize individuals, families and the community, helping them to live out the Gospel and grow in their Catholic faith.

Solid understanding of Scripture, Catholic Tradition and belief. Experience as a catechetical leader for at least 3 years. Bachelor's degree in religious education, theology or pastoral ministry, and/or current Master Catechist Certification. Salary determined according to diocesan guidelines. For more details, see job description here.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants can submit a cover letter, résumé, and completed Employment Application (found here) to Kathryn Gray by May 16, 2014.

Director of Religious Education – St. Gabriel Parish – San Francisco, CA

Full time position begins July 2014

Responsible for the following programs: Religious Education Program K-8; Sundays 9-9:50 am (about 100 students)

First Communion Program-School and Religious Education Program combined, St. Gabriel School Religion Coordinator

Parish Catechetical and Catholic School experience desired. Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Please send resume to:
Search Committee Chair

St. Gabriel Parish
2559 40th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94116

(Posted 2/27/14)

Youth Ministry / Young Adult Ministry Positions

Junior High and High School Youth Minister – Sacred Heart Saratoga, 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:

As the High School Youth Minister

  • Responds to the spiritual and social needs of Catholic youth, grades 9-12.
As 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)

Youth Ministry Coordinator - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno - Fresno, CA

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, Office of Ministries, is recruiting for the position of Youth Ministry Coordinator. Under general supervision of the Director – Office of Ministries, the incumbent of this position is responsible for coordinating all aspects (programs, services, activities and staff) of the Youth Ministry Program for the Diocese of Fresno. In addition, the Youth Ministry Coordinator provides vision and leadership, under the precepts of the Roman Catholic Church, to a comprehensive youth ministry program. Furthermore, the incumbent advocates for, promotes, and supports youth ministry to Diocesan parishes, vocation offices, the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, and the Northern California Youth Director. The incumbent also functions as a resource to, and collaborator with, parish pastors and other members of the clergy and/or religious assigned throughout the Diocese of Fresno. For more information click here. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 30th.

(Posted 5/28/14)

Coordinator for Young Adult Ministry and Pastoral Juvenil - The Diocese of Sacramento - Sacramento, CA

The Diocese of Sacramento seeks an innovative, creative, enthusiastic, bilingual bridge-builder to create, direct, and maintain ministry to young adults (women and men, married and single, in college and in their twenties and thirties) within the diocese, and serve the parishes of the Diocese in the outreach and evangelization to, and pastoral care and faith formation of young adults. Job responsibilities include regional and diocesan-wide events and trainings, consulting with parish staffs, and close collaboration with the Youth Ministry, Campus Ministry, Pastoral Hispana and Vocations offices. Candidate must have good verbal and written skills in both English and Spanish. Ideal candidate will also have at least a Bachelor's Degree with formal training in ministry, pastoral ministry and/or catechesis, 5 years' experience as a leader in a parish context, a good understanding of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana and Hispanic Movements, experience in ministry with college students, single adults, and young married couples, the ability to work nights and weekends, and a good understanding and/or experience working for the church in California. This is a full time, salaried exempt position with benefits. To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to Kevin Staszkow.

(Posted 5/19/14)

Administration Positions

Coordinator for Lay Ministry Formation – Diocese of Sacramento – Sacramento, CA

The Diocese of Sacramento is looking for a driven, energetic, passionate bridge-builder to coordinate programs to recruit and train the next generation of lay ministry leaders for the Diocese of Sacramento. Responsibilities include working with a team coordinating formation and training programs for leaders in English and Spanish, creating a campaign to promote formation opportunities to young adults, certifying and re-certifying Catechists and Master Catechists, providing on-going training for lay leaders, and helping to vet speakers and teachers for the Diocese.

The ideal candidate will be bilingual (English/Spanish), have a least a Bachelor's Degree with five years' experience coordinating formation programs for a diverse group of ministers, and an understanding of and ability to work well with Catholics from different cultures and ideologies. A Master's Degree in Theology, Catechesis or Pastoral Ministry is preferred, but not required. Email cover letter and résumé to Kevin Staszkow, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis, Diocese of Sacramento. This is a full time position.

CalFresh Outreach Specialist – Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties – San Jose office

This part-time (20-30 hours per week) position will be based at the Curtner Center, San Jose office and will require extensive daily travel and off-site work throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, Monday through Friday and some weekends between the hours of 7:30AM to 8:30PM. Schedule will vary week to week and day to day.

The bilingual (English/Spanish) Cal-Fresh Outreach Specialist is responsible for increasing the number of CalFresh program participants in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties by providing pre-screening and application assistance at local community agencies and partner organizations that work with low-income communities. Increased participation in the CalFresh Program helps to close the hunger gap in our region, alleviating poor nutrition and food insecurity. 

For a complete job description please click here.

To apply please email a cover letter and résumé, clearly indication your salary requirements, and include a statement as to houw you believe you can contribute to Second Harvest Food Bank's mission and philanthropic values. Include your name and "CalFresh Outreach Specialist" in the subject line of your email.

(Posted 6/18/14)

Volunteer Recruiter/Coordinator – Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County is seeking a high energy individual with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to support an existing cadre of dedicated volunteers and to recruit, orientate and coordinate additional volunteers for new initiatives currently being designed to impact the cycle of poverty for those forgotten, suffering or deprived.

To apply: Email a letter of application, current résumé, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three (3) professional references. All applications should be submitted to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County electonically using the subject line SVdP VRC Position.

More information can be found here.

(Posted 5/15/14)

Business Manager II – St. Leo the Great Parish – Oakland

St. Leo's Parish has an opening for Business Manager. Responsibilities are to provide the bookkeeping and secretarial/office related services. This position is 40 hours per week and includes benefits.

Bookkeeping responsibilities: maintain automated financial bookkeeping system including accounts payable, receivable, payroll and cash receipts; balance accounts, ledgers and reconcile bank statements; prepare financial statements; and prepare budget and assist with development.

Secretarial/Office-related responsibilities: provide secretarial and office support for parish staff, committees and boards; greet and refer visitors, process mail; proficiently use computer to manage correspondence, reports, website, and various other tasks; maintain office and sacramental record keeping systems; schedule parish facilities, issue and monitor facility keys; maintain petty cash fund; oversee inventory of office supplies and maintenance contracts for office machines; coordinate volunteer schedules, prepare and produce weekly bulletins; maintain parish offering envelope system, and all files and archives.

Requirements: A bachelor's degree or equivalent; some supervisory experience; extensive bookkeeping knowledge; and excellent computer skills. The Business Manager performs the full range of functions listed above with direct supervision by the Pastor. Classification: M-4 based on the diocesan guidelines. For full job description, click here. Please submit resume by email to, or by mail to:

Norah Hippolyte, Pastoral Assistant
Church of St. Leo the Great
176 Ridgeway Avenue

Oakland, CA 94611

(Posted 2/11/14)

Executive Director – Catholic Charities of the East Bay

Catholic Charities of the East Bay is a $7 million, 75-staff social services organization dedicated to the 3 million people residing in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. CCEB employs an integrated continuum of services addressed primarily to the working poor, immigrants and refugees, at-risk families and youth, helping them achieve economic, family and emotional stability and a state of meaningful, quality living. Services include housing, legal services, education and training, employment, education, and emotional health. The next leader of this organization will be deeply committed to assisting the disadvantaged, will possess exceptional nonprofit executive and fundraising abilities, and will embody and project the traditional values of Catholic services to the poor. CCEB's next chief executive will discover remarkable opportunities for strategic institution-building and service.

See and For detailed information about the position, and in strict confidence, contact Robert M. Fisher, RUSHER LOSCAVIO FISHER Nonprofit Executive Search,

(Posted 2/11/14)

Social Justice Positions

No social justice positions are currently listed. Check back frequently for updates.

Liturgy Positions

Liturgy Coordinator – Saint Francis of Assisi Parish – San Jose, CA

Saint Francis of Assisi Parish is actively looking for a qualified Liturgical Coordinator to join our team. This person would be responsible for assisting the Liturgist in the planning and preparing of all Eucharistic and Liturgical celebrations and worship environment throughout the year. This person will also be responsible for assisting the Liturgist in promoting and supporting the Ecclesial Community leaders. For more information about this position, please go to the Diocese of San Jose website parish openings page at

(Posted 8/11/14)

Spirituality and Chaplaincy Positions

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


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Volunteer Positions

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Other Positions

Bookkeeper – Holy Spirit Parish – Fremont, CA

Holy Spirit parish is seeking someone to provide bookkeeping services to the parish. Responsibilities: maintain financial bookkeeping system including accounts payable, receivable, payroll and cash receipts; balance accounts, ledgers and reconcile bank statements; prepare financial statements and assist with budget and development program. This position is part-time (18-24 hrs./week) and does not include health benefits. This position is Non-Exempt, and classified S-5. For complete job description and more information please click here.

(Posted 2/11/14)

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