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Coordinator of Catechetical Ministry – Part Time, Saint Justin Parish

St. Justin is seeking a qualified person to be responsible for developing and supporting engaging catechetical programs.  The coordinator works collaboratively with staff, catechetical personnel, volunteers to develop, strengthen, and promote effective faith formation.  Specifically, the Coordinator provides leadership, support, consultation and resources to those engaged in: Ongoing Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation and Rites of Christian Initiation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Church’s catechetical documents.
  • Knowledge of contemporary trends, resources, methodology, and best practices in catechetical ministry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in operating various computer programs.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one‐on‐one, small, or large group situations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with parish/school personnel, and other diocesan staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.A. in Education, Religious Studies, Theology, Pastoral Ministry or equivalent; Master Catechist certification.
  • Graduate of the Diocesan Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM) Program, or willingness to go through the program, or equivalent.
  • Experience: At least 2 years of experience on the diocesan or parish level in developing and implementing catechesis, family ministry, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children.

 

  • Competency in providing leadership to assist the parish community in building a solid foundation for adult and family Christian living, ministry and outreach.

Personal Characteristics

  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic with a strong faith commitment.
  • Commitment to ongoing personal and professional growth.
  • Respect and sensitivity to all cultural and ecumenical groups.

How to Apply

 Salary determined according to Diocesan Guidelines.  Persons interested are asked to send cover letter, resume and completed Diocese of San Jose Employment Application Form to Fr. Christopher Bransfield at: cbransfield@dsj.org

 

 

Grant Writer – Contractor, Chancery Office

The Grant Writer is committed to advancing the mission and the vision of the Diocese of San José. The Grant writer reports to the Director of Stewardship and Development. Responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with foundations, as well as creating and maintaining a foundations portfolio. This position also works with other Chancery staff as requested by the Director. The Grant Writer is responsible for the Diocese of San José grant systems administration. The writer will work with staff in all phases of a grant cycle and maintain current and accurate records of grants.

This position will be responsible to assist in guiding a planned development for new foundations cultivation and ways to better engage them in the areas of common interest.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (other duties may be assigned)

  • Maintain and improve agency grant data management systems.
  • Coordinate the cycle of agency grants with the Stewardship and Development team.
  • Draft and edit grant applications and reports.
  • Coordinate the preparation of and analyze the budget portions of grant applications and reports.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with funding organizations.
  • Research suspect and prospect funding opportunities.
  • Carefully proofread and confirmed data in draft grant applications and reports.
  • Communicate the Diocesan brand with clarity, consistency, and authenticity.
  • Support advocacy activities especially those related to grant funding.
  • Reviews and prepares information and reports for internal and external stakeholders. Edits and organizes grant documents written by other staff, and research-related information and data.
  • Facilitates workshops for and provides technical assistance to staff, Pastors, and Diocesan Catholic Schools Principals.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Responsible for professional relationships with Pastors, staff, donors, volunteers, Parishes, and schools Staff.
  • Develops reports to support Stewardship and Development staff.
  • Create new constituent records and update records.
  • Flexibility in job assignments and responsibilities.
  • Provide follow-up support for all campaigns and appeals where appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Office and ensure gifts are reconciled accurately.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Monitors and identifies foundation characteristics to develop strategies for developing deeper relationships with foundations.
  • Ability to communicate, manage time, and organize effectively.

QUALIFICATIONS TO PERFORM THE JOB SUCCESSFULLY:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, ability, or physical demands.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, human and social service disciplines
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work with little supervision
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and any other grant software
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • A minimum of three years of experience with a nonprofit corporation
  • Committed to the mission of the Church

Language Skills:  Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Basic knowledge of Spanish and/or Vietnamese is a plus.

Computational Skills:  Strategic thinker organized and detail-oriented.

Reasoning Ability:  Effective analyzing, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with many variables in complex situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Current, valid CA driver’s license      

Physical Demands:  Must be able to sit for long periods of some days when working with data. Must be able to stand for long periods when conducting presentations to parish staff and other large groups.  Must be able to drive to various parish locations.

Physical Environment:  This position is Satellite At the Chancery, an open office in a controlled environment.  At the parishes, conditions vary by parishes.

Other Requirements:

  • Practicing Catholicism is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Catholic Church’s structure, culture, mission, and vision.
  • Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the staff as well as with staff members outside the department.
  • Trustworthy and stellar character.

To apply: Send your resume and references to: carlos.proano@dsj.org

Full Time Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher, Most Holy Trinity School

 

Most Holy Trinity School is hiring for a full time Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

Introduction

Most Holy Trinity School (MHT) is looking for a dedicated early elementary educator to help lead the continued re-creation of our school.  At MHT, we lead with love, which means that community is at the heart of what we do.  We are also part of the Ignatian Elementary Schools Network, which means we are committed to: 

Serving the poor, praying the Examen and developing Ignatian Spirituality, continuing the Jesuit tradition of becoming intellectually competent, and developing & sustaining inclusive communities, all within the challenges of the modern world. 

Since the founding of the school in 1965, Most Holy Trinity School has faithfully served Eastside San José by providing a loving, Catholic education grounded in the Ignatian tradition. We are part of Most Holy Trinity Parish on Cunningham Avenue and primarily serve East San José students.  We seek to achieve educational equity through commitment to inclusive, innovative teaching and learning.

Mission Statement

Most Holy Trinity School, a diverse Catholic Community, provides students with an excellent education and a joyful prayer life. We empower students to become lifelong learners who strive to reach their full potential as responsible citizens.  

Vision for Students

MHT School students are future ready (high school, college, and career), are proficient in 21st Century skills (critical thinking, media literacy, communication, etc.), and possess a growth mindset.  They are honest, responsible, empathetic, and compassionate.

Vision for Teachers

MHT teachers will consistently work as a team to model and help all students reach the characteristics of the school’s Vision Statements: honest, responsible, empathetic, and compassionate.  This includes:

  • Personally modeling and simultaneously empowering students to live out our Ignatian values of faith, service, academic excellence, and commitment to social justice.   
  • Instilling in students the growth mindset of the harder you work, the more your intelligence grows.
  • Promoting and assessing student ownership of learning by developing students’ self-discipline, study skills, persistence, and delayed gratification.
  • Fostering a classroom culture of honesty, responsibility, empathy, and compassion.
  • Developing meaningful opportunities in class for student leadership and growth of self confidence.
  • Incorporating reading and writing skills daily.
  • Creating opportunities for students to utilize complex reasoning strategies and problem-solving skills.
  • Consistently joyous and positive, adapting to the student and institutional needs with openness.
  • Modeling and teaching healthy lifestyles.
  • Teaching key content knowledge for given subject.

Specific Job Responsibilities

Instructional Practice & Student Development

  • Plan for instruction of assigned courses in content area by developing annual, unit, and lesson plans aligned with Common Core State Standards curriculum and the individual needs of their students.
  • Set high expectations for student development and ensure all students develop grade-level proficiency to prepare for success in college.  
  • Design a comprehensive program to support academic, social, emotional, spiritual, physical, moral, and character development of every student.  Promote student development of the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Identify and remediate subject matter in which students require additional support.  Identify and provide extension activities for students who are ready to progress.
  • Develop interim benchmarks and assessments linked to course standards and work with other faculty and administrators to analyze results and refocus instruction based on student needs.
  • Differentiate instruction to allow students with differing learning styles to access course content. 
  • Utilize classroom technology to engage students’ learning.  

Leadership and Collaboration

All teachers are expected to participate in the following:

  • Understand and appreciate the developmental and educational benefits of the school’s relationship with the Parish, the Jesuit Pastor, and the Jesuit Associate Pastors. 
  • Provide feedback and support to student assistance committees and counseling team to identify and support students who are struggling behaviorally or emotionally.  
  • Participate in grade-span PLC meetings to coordinate curriculum and pedagogy for particular development levels and better understand student needs.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/families to share academic progress and develop a supportive home-school relationship. 

Qualifications

  • Teaching experience, preference with low-income, ethnically and linguistically diverse student population
  • Bachelor’s degree, preference to a relevant Master’s degree, Teaching Credential, and/or professional experience
  • A valid CA teaching credential is required; however, if a candidate does not presently have a valid CA teaching credential they will be required to obtain one within a time period prescribed by the Diocese of San Jose;

Salary and Compensation

  • Salary based on DSJ Teacher Salary Scale commensurate with experience.
  • This position is eligible for the highly competitive DSJ benefits package.

 

To Apply

Send resumé and cover letter to douglas.hosking@dsj.org.     

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Most Holy Trinity School and all Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Jose are mindful of their mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, and admit students of any race, color, and nationality and/or ethnic origin of the rights, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools.

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Jose do not unlawfully discriminate of the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the admission of students, the administration of educational policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Likewise, Most Holy Trinity School and all the Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Jose do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, age, disability, race color and national and/or ethnic origin. (California Catholic Conference, March 1994, revised January 1997)

 

English Teacher, Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey San José Jesuit High School is hiring for a full-time English Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The position will be teaching 5 sections in the English department. All teachers will be granted a standard prep period plus additional prep time due to our unique Corporate Work Study Program.

MISSION STATEMENT
Cristo Rey is a Jesuit, Catholic high school that empowers students from underserved communities in San José to be men and women for others who are prepared spiritually, academically, and professionally to complete college and who will become accomplished leaders committed to a lifelong pursuit of learning, faith, and justice.

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND VALUES – VISION FOR EDUCATORS
Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School teachers will consistently work as a team to model and help all students reach the characteristics of the Cristo Rey San Jose Graduate at Graduation: loving, open to growth, committed to faith, striving for justice, and intellectually and professionally engaged. This includes:
1. Personally modeling and simultaneously empowering students to live out Ignatian values of faith, service, and commitment to social justice.
2. Instilling in students the growth mindset of the harder you work, the more your intelligence grows
3. Promoting and assessing student ownership of learning by developing students’ self-discipline, study skills, persistence, and delayed gratification
4. Fostering a classroom culture of respect, honesty, and integrity
5. Developing meaningful opportunities in class for student leadership and growth of self confidence
6. Incorporating reading and writing skills daily
7. Creating opportunities for students to utilize complex reasoning strategies and problem solving skills
8. Consistently engages in work with positivity and adapts to the student and institutional needs with openness
9. Reinforcing professionalism and Corporate Work Study Program skills like precision and accuracy, computing, and time management
10. Teaching key content knowledge for given subject

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES – ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1. Instructional Practice & Student Development
● Plan for instruction of assigned courses in the content area by developing annual, unit, and lesson
plans aligned with the Cristo Rey Network’s standards-based curriculum and the individual needs
of their students.
● Set high expectations for student development and ensure all students develop grade-level
proficiency to prepare for success in college.
● Design a comprehensive program to support academic, social, emotional, spiritual, physical,
moral, and character development of every student. Promote student development of the whole
person — mind, body, and spirit.
● Identify and remediate subject matter in which students require additional support. Identify and
provide extension activities for students who are ready to progress.
● Develop interim benchmarks and assessments linked to course standards and work with other
faculty and administrators to analyze results and refocus instruction based on student needs.
● Differentiate instruction to allow students with differing learning styles to access course content.
● Utilize classroom technology to engage students’ learning.
2. Leadership and Collaboration
All teachers are expected to participate in the following:
● Serve as an advisor to a small group of students one day a week; help students to navigate their developmental journey during their time at Cristo Rey.
● Serve as a moderator of student clubs and activities or a coach of athletic teams as needed. Serve as a chaperone/leader of field trips, immersion experiences, retreats, Christian Service
opportunities, and other activities.
● Understand and appreciate the developmental and educational benefits of the school’s Corporate Work Study Program.
● Develop relationships with and meet the individual needs of each student consistent with the school’s belief in cura personalis, or “care for the whole individual.” Makes referrals to school leaders and counseling teams to identify and support students who are struggling behaviorally or emotionally.
● Participate in departmental and grade-level meetings to coordinate curriculum across the content area and better understand student needs.
● Communicate regularly with parents/families to share academic progress and develop a supportive home-school relationship.
● Host office hours during, supporting struggling learners or offering learning extensions for students.
3. Organization-wide Learning & Development
● Understand your own teaching practice as developmental. Tap into available resources from colleagues and external sources to continually reflect on and improve your teaching.
● Participate in the school’s professional learning community and instructional coaching, collaborating with colleagues to analyze student work and teaching practice. Help to create a reflective learning organization for both students and adults. Serve as a catalyst for improvement in your own classroom and school-wide.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Participate in the school’s Adult Faith Formation program, committing to living and supporting the
Catholic, Jesuit mission of the school through continuous spiritual and personal growth and by
serving as a leader of faith, service, and justice for our students.
2. Serving as a chaperone at some athletic and co-curricular events.
3. Serving as a prefect for lunch or break times.
4. Other duties as assigned by the Principal or the Supervisor.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
1. Bachelor’s degree with relevant major, Master’s degree, Teaching Credential, and/or professional
experience.
2. Ability to use teaching technologies, online and in person
3. Successful clearance of a background check, CANRA and any other state and federal requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Stand or sit for long periods of time.
2. Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
3. Understand the speech of another person.
4. Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
5. See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
6. See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
7. Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.

SALARY AND COMPENSATION
● Range between $67,601 and $124,628 on a salary schedule based on education and years of
experience. Contract is 10 months.
TO APPLY
Send resumé, cover letter, application questions, and references to Christina Dickson, Director of Human Resources at christina.dickson@cristoreysj.org . Accepting applications until position is filled.
Application questions:
1. How will you model the Mission and Vision of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School?
2. How do you measure your students’ success?
3. What does justice and equity in the classroom look like to you?

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Cristo Rey San Jose is dedicated to both the letter and the spirit of the equal employment opportunity
laws. Employment decisions will not be made on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (including pregnancy,
childbirth, or related medical conditions), age or sexual orientation, military or veteran status or political
affiliation. Employment decisions based on religious preferences and other religious needs may be made
in accordance with applicable law. Cristo Rey also prohibits discrimination on the basis of these
protected classifications.