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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

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)
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

Parish Office Manager – St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish – Santa Clara, CA
The Office Manager position is a full time position, 40 hours per week year-round. This position will provide on-going support to the Pastor and Staff for the smooth operation of the parish office.

1. Active member of a Roman Catholic parish faith community.
2. Minimum of three years of successful general administrative/office experience.
3. Ability to be pleasant and service-oriented in order to positively represent the parish to those who call, write or visit.
4. Ability to work under pressure and with constant interruptions of an office environment.
5. Typing and/or word processing at 50 wpm.
6. Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work effectively and efficiently, including developing and maintaining effective record-keeping systems and reports.
7. Ability to compose correspondence, minutes and/or reports.
8. Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.
9. Supervisory and office management experience preferred.
10. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is required – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher.
11. Fluency in English and Spanish preferred.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Perform and coordinate administrative and office duties for the pastor and other designated staff.
2. Be a point of contact for all parish ministries and groups dealing with parish communications or inquiries.
3. Schedule appointments, answer telephone calls, complete written communications, bulletin preparation, and processes mail. Greet and refer visitors to the appropriate ministers, services or agencies. Prepare seasonal bulk mailings as needed.
4. Establish parish office record-keeping and filing systems. Maintain schedule of office hours for staff. Attend staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
5. Schedule parish site facilities. Maintain the calendar that identifies the time, date, name of organization as well as room scheduled to use. Coordinate the use, control and issuance of keys for facilities.
6. Maintain petty cash fund and records and prepares fees/donations for deposit and control of weekly collection bags.
7. Oversee the timely opening and secure closing of the office each day.
8. Oversee the inventory of office/church supplies. Order materials, supplies, or equipment as needed. Oversee the maintenance contracts for various office machines and rectory equipment.
9. Coordinate Volunteers for Rectory office. Recruits, orients, trains and supports volunteers. Coordinate with ministry leaders for events, training, and other needs. Hires and supervises seasonal employees.
10. Maintain and update ParishSoft records on a regular basis and be the parish contact.
11. Maintain the parish offering envelope system. Update data on a regular basis. Oversee the posting of contributions on a weekly basis and the mailing of yearly contribution statements.
12. Coordinate scheduling of baptisms, weddings, funerals, quinceañeras, and other events. Contact appropriate persons involved, communicates with families/relatives regarding procedure for services.
13. Maintain the sacramental record keeping system. Coordinate the recording and notification of all Marriages, Baptisms, funerals as well as those who receive First Eucharist and Confirmation.
14. Participates in the outreach and welcoming ministry. Send letters to new parishioners inviting them to register and welcomes them when they do.

To Apply:
Please complete a Diocese of San Jose Employment Application and email it along with a resume to Fr. Ernesto Orci, Pastor, St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish in Santa Clara at:

(Posted 5/27/15)
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.


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)

Other Positions

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