Diocesan Chancery Opening

The Human Resources Office receives job openings from within the boundaries of the Diocese of San Jose, and open positions are frequently updated on this page. Persons wishing to be considered for these positions should follow the application instructions in the job posting. The hours of the Human Resources Office are: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please email the Human Resources Representative at jobs@dsj.org or call at (408) 983-0149 for more questions or appointment schedule.

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Resources parishes, schools, and organizations in the Diocese of San Jose for the social mission of the Church. Promotes the spirit of Christian global solidarity through mission and justice education and awareness programs in collaboration with colleagues in the Department.  Serves as Diocesan Director and representative to the Witness Committee and other advisory committees and teams.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Develops collaborative models and specialized outreach to engage parishes and schools in the work of the Office and the social justice teaching of the Church.
  • Develops immersion and mission experiences that promote solidarity in which the faithful can participate.
  • Develops, implements and reviews programs, policies, and procedures to fulfill the mission of the Office of Social Ministries.
  • Promotes and represents Catholic Relief Services.
  • Oversees all national collections and disaster relief collections that are the responsibility of the Office.
  • Administers the Mission Cooperative appeal program and develops, implements, and maintains Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures for the Mission Cooperative Appeal Program.
  • In collaboration with the Diocesan Development Office, oversees donor relations and the development work for social ministries and the Office.
  • Provides staff support to the Human Concerns Commission.
  • Administers and oversees the annual CCHD collection and grant awards and provides direction, supervision and coordination for the ongoing activities of the CCHD committee.
  • Provides reports and makes recommendations to the national CCHD Office, the Pontifical Mission Societies, the Bishop.
  • Guides, directs, and supervises support staff, interns and consultants in setting and prioritizing goals, objectives and activities.
  • Develops and manages the office budget and its responsible ministries.

 OTHER OR SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works in collaboration with other colleagues in the Department toward the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and Evangelization Framework.
  • Maintains resource library.

SUPERVISORY ROLE: (This position supervises):

  • Departmental Administrative Assistant
  • CNEHT Coordinator
  • Global Solidarity Coordinator
  • Associate Director of Restorative Justice
  • Chairs for various advisory committees

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

MA in Pastoral Ministries, Religious Studies or International Studies or a related field plus 7-10 years of related experience. Two or more years of overseas experience as a missionary or long-term volunteer or extensive travel in developing countries is preferable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Spanish or Vietnamese preferred, but not required.  

Proficient in all of the following area:  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from mission groups, parishes, donors and the general public.  Ability to make coherent presentations.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic knowledge of internet applications and social media platforms.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Employee must have demonstrated experience in constituency development, grassroots organizing and coordination of projects and programs.  Knowledge of social justice issues and Catholic social teaching is a plus.  The employee must be a practicing Catholic and have knowledge of Church structure and culture.  Requires the ability to maintain confidentiality.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Christina Dickson at: jobs@dsj.org 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Faith Formation provides leadership, services and resources to assist pastors and parish catechetical leaders in carrying out the catechetical mission of the Church.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Provides consultation and resources to pastors and parish catechetical leaders to create a faith forming culture.
  • Promotes the vision and implementation of adults at the center of faith formation.
  • Convenes the Catechetical Advisory Board to analyze faith formation needs of the diocese and to develop the diocesan faith formation plan. Collaborates with the Word committee.
  • Provides initial and ongoing training and spiritual formation of catechetical leaders through Faith beyond 2000, Institute for Leadership in Ministry english catechist track, master catechist program, and Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference.
  • Develops processes for the recruitment, approval, orientation, placement, ongoing formation, evaluation, and retention of faith formation leaders.
  • Build relationships with and networking among parish catechetical leaders especially through regular cluster meetings.Encourages and motivates catechists through diocesan and parish commissioning rites, awards banquets (Pius X) and ongoing affirmation.
  • Certifies parish catechists and maintains records.
  • Collects faith formation statistics and information annually.
  • Represents the diocese of San Jose at state and national faith formation meetings.
  • Collaborates with directors in the Department for Evangelization and the Office of Education on common projects and issues.
  • Communicates faith formation events, training and resources regularly by email and monthly faith formation newsletter
  • Provide faith formation resources to meet the needs of persons with disabilities
  • Develops and updates faith formation diocesan guidelines and policies
  • Keeps faith formation leaders informed concerning important church documents and recommendations that pertain to catechesis.
  • Develops and manages the office budget.

OTHER OR SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works in collaboration with other colleagues in the Department toward implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and Evangelization Framework.
  • Sits on the curriculum committee for the Institute for Leadership in Ministry
  • Sits on the Confirmation Conference Committee
  • Sits on the core team of the Santa Clara Faith Formation Conference Committee
  • Sits on the Catechumenate Advisory Committee

SUPERVISORY ROLE:

  • This position the faith formation administrative assistant

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:      

Master’s Degree in catechetical ministry, religious education, theology, pastoral ministry or equivalent, and at least 3-5 years’ experience in diocesan catechetical ministry or 7-10 years in parish catechetical leadership position

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Spanish or Vietnamese is preferred but not required

Ability to read and understand church documents, guidelines and theological and catechetical journals.

Ability to write letters, reports, guidelines, policies, evaluations, newsletters and announcements

Ability to develop and present formation and training workshops for catechists, catechetical leaders and others.

Ability to understand, explain and answer questions related to diocesan policies.

Ability to evaluate presentations and offer constructive feedback.

 TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic knowledge of internet applications and social media platforms.

 OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

The employee must demonstrate a history of effective leadership, good judgment, initiative, confidentiality and discretion. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Christina Dickson at: jobs@dsj.org