• Catechetical & Faith Formation
  • San Jose, CA

Works with the Director of the Office of Faith Formation to provide assistance and support to Catechetical Directors (English/Spanish) in the following areas: diocesan guidelines and policies, catechetical resources, parish communication, adult faith formation and catechetical leader’s formation.


  • Vision, Strategy, Leadership
  • Develops and updates faith formation diocesan guidelines and policies
  • Updates the Diocesan Handbook of the Catechetical Leader
  • Promotes the vision and implementation of adults at the center of faith formation.
  • Develops processes for the recruitment, approval, orientation, placement, ongoing formation, evaluation, and retention of faith formation leaders.
  • Supports initial and ongoing training and spiritual formation of catechetical leaders.
  • Provides foundational theological formation to catechists and catechetical leaders through online sessions.
  • Responsible of assisting Catechetical Parish Leaders with their needs according to the Associate’s responsibilities.

Shared responsibilities with Faith Formation Associate I:

  • Coordinates resources availability for Catechetical Leaders
  • Promote catechetical guidelines through different communication mediums
  • Develop networking among parishes to share resources and best practices
  • Maximize creative use of all channels of communication to deliver information, including newsletters, The Vine, Diocesan Website, social media, etc.


  • Finances and Operations
    • Responsible for replying to catechetical leaders
    • Write and send electronic newsletters as need it
    • Manage Zoom recordings as need it


  • Collaboration and Communication
    • Updates information as needed for webpages.
    • Collaborates with directors in the Department for Evangelization and the Office of Education on common projects and issues.
    • Sits in the Catechetical Advisory Board to analyze faith formation needs.
    • Sits in Cluster Meetings to assess parish catechetical needs.
    • Attends Department for Evangelization staff meetings
    • Represents the diocese of San Jose at state and national faith formation meetings as need it.
    • Attends Diocesan House town meetings when appropriate.



  • Ability to work under the supervision of the Director of Faith Formation.
  • Ability to collaborate with the Director and the other Associate of Faith Formation
  • Ability to work in collaboration with the other directors and associates in the Department for Evangelization toward implementation of the Evangelization Framework.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work effectively with both clergy and lay people.
  • Must interact with many internal and external groups: Chancery personnel, pastors, parish staffs and volunteers.
  • Must be sensitive to, respectful of, and proficient in a multicultural environment.
  • Possess an awareness of and a commitment to service.
  • Must exercise discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Ability to recruit, organize and supervise volunteers


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability or physical demands required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor or master’s degree on Catechetics. Minimum 5-7 years proven leadership experience in catechesis.

Language Skills: Ability to read, write and speak fluent English and Spanish at a professional level. Ability to relate and communicate with a wide range of ethnic and cultural communities. Excellent composition, writing, and presentation skills. Spanish required.

Computational Skills: Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive, Adobe Suite, WordPress, Social Media platforms.      

Reasoning Ability: Requires problem solving, decision making, ability to see cause and effect, and forecasting.

Technical Skills: Ability to create and manage a budget.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid driver’s license.    

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, use hands in repetitive motion tasks, handle objects and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Physical Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in an individual office. The offices are situated next to one another. The space is wheelchair accessible.

Working Conditions: The employee must be able to work collaboratively, share responsibilities, and multi-task. The employee is expected to work evenings and some weekends. Requires frequent travel to visit parish locations within the Diocese and occasional travel outside the Diocese.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic and have in-depth knowledge of Church structure, culture, and its mission.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate the vision, mission, and philosophy of the Diocese of San Jose.
  • Proven leadership ability with community, religious, social and professional organizations.
  • Familiarity with Santa Clara County, and the roles and responsibilities of parishes and dioceses in the U.S.
  • An eagerness to collaborate with colleagues.
  • Ability to build professional trust, partner with stakeholders, and lead collaboration within and among diocesan offices.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Adept at collecting, analyzing, and responding to multiple forms of data.
  • Ability and willingness to operate with a complex, culturally and economically diverse environment, including a multicultural work force

 TO Apply: Send your resume to Irma G. Alarcon De Rangel at irma.g.alarconderangel@dsj.org

To apply for this job email your details to irma.g.alarconderangel@dsj.org