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Martha Vassar
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Diocese of Bridgeport
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If you are qualified and interested in one of the following employment opportunities, forward your resume to the Human Resource Department, Catholic Center, 238 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06606-2892 or via fax to: 203.374.2524.

Note: Preference is given first to qualified employees in Agencies/Offices participating in the Diocese of Bridgeport, second to qualified employees of other Diocese Offices, Parishes, and Schools, and third to outside applicants. Candidates are considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or age.

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Vice President Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc. - Bridgeport, CT is looking for a Vice President

Reporting to the President, directs the overall financial plans and accounting practices of a $12 million-plus not-for-profit agency.  Oversees accounting, budget, tax and audit functions of the organization.  Responsible for financial and accounting system internal controls and standards and ensuring timely financial and analytical reports for management and Board use.  Oversees all financial, project/program and grant accounting, ensuring that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collating financial resporting materials for corporate and foundation grants.  Identifies federal and state grant compiance and reporting requirements and maintains the required internal control over these federal and state programs.

Requirements; BS minimum, CPA and/or MBA a plus.  Minimum 5 years experience as a Finance VP or equivalent.  Non-profit, Federal and State single audit compliance and Grant accounting experience required.  Salary commesurate with experience.

Job Type:  Full-time

Required experience:

  • Non-profit Federal and State single audit compliance and Grant accounting: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

To apply please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Elementary School Principal - Regina Pacis Academy- Norwalk

About the Employer

The mission of the Regina Pacis Academy is to provide the highest quality education to our students who are taught in small classes by teachers committed to the precepts of the Catholic faith. We offer a time-tested classical pedagogy rooted in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church at a reasonable cost for all.

Originally founded in 2005 as Anchor Academy, the school opened with 23 students and four teachers. Since then our enrollment in kindergarten through eighth grade has grown to 68 students, with further capacity to double in size over the next several years.

Classes meet from the beginning of September through the end of May at the St. Mary school building in Norwalk, Connecticut. Regina Pacis Academy is a member of the National Association of Private, Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS).

Job Description

The Principal serves as the school’s academic leader in full accordance with the mission and philosophy established by the school’s Board of Trustees. Achieving academic excellence requires the Principal to collaboratively direct all members of the school staff and communicate effectively with parents. Inherent in the role are the responsibilities for curriculum development, personnel management, scheduling, facility operations, extracurricular activities, and emergency procedures.

As an example of spiritual leadership, the Principal must be a practicing Catholic who is willing to sign the Profession of Faith and make an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

Duties and Responsibilities

Relationship with the Board

The Principal is solely accountable to the board and is charged with carrying out its strategic plan within the budget and policy parameters also established by the board. These policies are laid out in handbooks provided to all parents and faculty members. Additionally, the Principal attends board meetings as a non-voting member and may assist in setting the agendas. The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day academic operations of the school without board intervention.

Academic Leadership

The primary priority of the Principal as Head of School is to recruit, motivate, and retain an excellent teaching staff. The Principal oversees classroom management, lesson plans, and sets specified standards for the individual areas of study. In doing so the Principal will schedule regular faculty meetings and encourage ideas for program improvement; define and evaluate faculty performance standards; establish reasonable faculty workloads; enlist substitute teachers (possibly teach); keep accurate personnel records; and encourage the spiritual and professional growth of the faculty.

Maintaining a culture of open communication with parents, students and faculty is also fundamental to the Principal’s success. In addition to normal daily interaction, some of the more formal communication channels include: distributing a weekly email newsletter, ensuring that the school website is kept up to date, preparing monthly and yearly calendars, scheduling parent/teacher conferences, arranging open houses and special event activities, and collaborating with the Seton Society (our parent volunteer association) regarding the needs of the school.

Administrative Leadership

In matters concerning administration of the curriculum the Principal: ensures that texts, supplies and equipment are ordered on time and that students undergo standardized testing; supervises the permanent records for each student; establishes and implements fair but firm discipline procedures; facilitates student participation in the sacraments in collaboration with the parish office; and handles questions and grievances of the faculty and parent body in a balanced, professional manner.

The Principal also follows all state regulations and maintains a personal program of professional growth by establishing contacts with other heads of private Catholic schools.

Skills and Qualifications  

  • Masters in Educational Leadership or Educational Administration preferred
  • Training and experience in school administration preferred
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Decisive, hard-working, inspirational, leads by example
  • Able to discipline with charity and fairness
  • Practicing Catholic who considers the job of Principal as a vocation


Further details can be found on http://www.reginapacisacademy.com/

Please send applications or inquiries to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Part- Time Director of Religious Education - Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Danbury

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Danbury, Connecticut is seeking to interview candidates for the position of Director of Religious Education.  The Director of Religious Education (DRE) will be accountable to the Pastor and hall be responsible for the faith formation for children in grades Kindergarten - 8th grade, including sacramental preparation to be carried out according to the catechetical norms of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Religious Education Programing

The DRE is responsible for the organization and implementation of an appropriate curriculum. Therefore, the DRE will:

  • create and maintain a curriculum calendar that ensures that catechists teach basic Catholic Doctrine;
  •  provide family-centered catechetical opportunities with parent meeting and whole family events (i.e. Advent Celebration);
  • provide parishioners and families with seasonal materials for personal prayer and spiritual enrichment.

Catechist Formation

The supervision of the volunteer catechists shall be the responsibility of the DRE.  Therefore, the DRE will:

  • recruit catechists from within the parish according to Diocesan policies;
  • provide orientation and training sessions of new catechists;
  • actively encourage catechist certification;
  • provide ongoing evaluation of catechist performance, through classroom visitation, and verbal/written affirmation and/or suggestions;
  • recommend and provide appropriate resources to catechists to complement weekly & liturgical lessons.

Sacramental Formation

The DRE shall follow the guidelines and regulations of the Diocese regarding the reception of the Sacraments. The DRE will:

  • develop and implement Sacrament Preparation Programs for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation;
  • coordinate and/or lead retreat experiences for Confirmation candidates and first communicants;
  • implement the of Rite of Christian Initiation process for children and families in need;
  • collaborate with Pastor and Music Minister regarding sacramental celebrations

Administration and Communication

While the DRE is accountable to the Pastor, there is a necessity for working and communicating with other parish staff, groups and individuals. The DRE will:

  • supervise, on site, all programs and/or activities;
  • attend and participate as an active and engaging member of the parish pastoral team meetings and Diocesan meetings;
  • prepare the yearly parish education calendar in conjunction with the master parish calendar;
  • maintain accurate records and files, including attendance, sacramental records, fees and their collection;
  • create and maintain religious education budget;
  • send frequent emails to families providing them with information about the church activities/ministries as well as RE updates;
  • maintain and update the RE web page

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates wishing to apply for this position should have the following qualifications:

  •  Practicing and active Catholic in good standing;
  • A thorough knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church and its teachings, and respect for the Catholic vision on important social, moral, and ethical issues
  • BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related theological field;
  • 1 to 3 years of experience working as a DRE or in parish ministry;
  • Proficiency in computer programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc), understanding of social media and ParishSoft is a plus.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred.

Education: Undergraduate Degree

Experience:  1-3 years DRE of similar ministry experience

Category:  Religious Education

About the Employer:

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish is a Roman Catholic Community vibrant in history and community, open to sharing God's love.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letters and resume to Fr. Peter Towsley, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 2016.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Accountant - Financial Services - DOB

Overview:  The Diocese of Bridgeport is accepting applications for the position of Staff Accountant.   The Staff Accountant applies principles and practices of accounting to analyze financial information as well as help in the preparation of financial reports and schedules.  This position is a full time position.

Reports To: CFO – Michael Hanlon

Supervises:  None

Collaborates with:  Controller

Principal Responsibilities:

The Staff Accountant will help to ensure accuracy and compliance of all financial information presented.   In addition, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for all accounts receivables, and the valuation for allowance for doubtful accounts.

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Three years of related experience in accounting preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Accounts Receivable experience is required
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in reconciliation of general ledger and bank accounts
  • Knowledge and experience with FASB and GAAP statements and standards
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Experience working with Financial Edge preferred.

Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Practicing Catholic preferred 

Suitable applicants should send resumes to:

Diocese of Bridgeport, P.O. Box 110337, Trumbull, CT 06611

Attn: Human Resources

or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with Staff Accountant in the subject line.  Please include a cover letter and your salary requirements.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Parish Finance Accountant

The Diocese of Bridgeport is currently seeking a Parish Finance Accountant to join our team.  The ideal candidate will act as primary contact for 82 parishes with diocesan account policies and QuickBooks training and assistance.  The Parish Finance Accountant is also responsible for:

  • Analyzing financial results and developing unique reporting which facilitates recommendations to parishes based on noted financial trends and deficiencies related to technical accounting issues.
  • Assist in the selection, scheduling and coordination of external accounting firms for annual agreed-upon-procedures performed at parishes
  • Develop reporting and budget processes to provide transparency.
  • Review, update and maintain the stardardized chart of acounts for uniformed reporting purposes.
  • The Parish Finance Accountant works closely with all Catholic Center departments and with Pastors and their staff on all parish fiduciary issues and the development of policies, procedures and guidelines.

Reports To:  Chief Financial Officer

Classification:  Full-time

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Works with Parish Pastors and their parish staff to identify and resolve financial and internal control deficiencies discovered during agree upon procedures  Proposes recommendations for corrective action.
  • Researches and analyzes financial data from each parish’s QuickBooks database.
  • Works in conjunction with Diocesan Payroll Manager to run and review monthly lay employee defined contribution report.  Ensures parish reports are complete and contributions timely.
  • Interacts with key parish staff on a day-to-day basis to gather information, resolve problems and make recommendations for process improvements
  • Attends professional development and training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Posts deposits into Financial Edge – primarily special collections and other annual collections by Parish Finance for Hospital Chaplain Fee and ParishSoft Maintenance.
  • Bills parishes for QuickBooks upgrades.
  • Calculates Diocesan assessment billings and submits letters to Pastors.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required to support the parishes and/or Diocesan departments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting – strong technical accounting skills with proficiency in US GAAP.
  • Exceptional service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to manage multiple parish assignments and competing priorities in a fast-pace, interactive environment.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed and travel to various parish sites.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years experience
  • QuickBooks proficient
  • Strong technical accounting skills

To apply please submit your resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Music - Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Wilton

The primary goal and function of the Music Director is to foster full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy.  The postion also should cultivate an appreciation of sacred music and will facilitate the development of the parish music repertoire and will lead the music at liturgy.

Some duties include:

  • Lead the choir, instrumentalist and assembly at liturgies
  • Collaborate with Adult, Children and Family choir leaders
  • Oversee the Sound system and all the equipment associated with it
  • Prepare aids and appropriate music for special liturgies
  • Consult with ministry leaders and others on the use of sacred music in their activities
  • Participate as a standing member of the Liturgy & Worship Committee
  • Develop and maintain a library of musical compositions and to catalog all parish purchases
  • Budget and manage all musical assets and musical expenses of the church
  • Form, rehearse and schedule choirs, ensembles as required
  • Assure that parish use of music conforms to Church and Diocese directives
  • Participate and encourage parish musicians to participate in Diocese wide liturgies and celebrations
  • With the parish bookkeeper, develop and administer a budget for all Music Ministry Programs
  • Establish and maintain office hours that are consistent with the requirements of the ministry and available to parishioners
  • Attend scheduled staff meeting and ensure adequate communication

Qualifications and Required Skills and Comptencies:

  • High degree of proficiency with the organ and piano.  Prefer candidate who also sings
  • Working knoledge of other instruments so as to conduct the musicians
  • Effective choral and instrument conductor
  • Skilled at interpersonal relationships
  • Understands the teachings of the Catholic Church including scripture, sacraments, creed and morality
  • Ability to help others identify their gifts and talents within the community
  • Understand, as a lay minister, their personal lifestyle should reflect the teachings of the Church
  • Degree in music preferred
  • 5 year's experience in liturgical music and 2 years of directing is preferred


  • Competitive salary 
  •  Insurance & retirement benefits available above 35hr./ week
  • Extra earning potential with funerals and weddings
  • Extra earning potential working with school, camps and other local programs
  • Paid vacation based on years of service

Our Lady of Fatima is a very active parish with a very good music program.  The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to enhance this special ministry.

Please submit your resume and inquiries to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Sample audio cds are welcome.  Looking to fill the position very quickly.

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Maintenance Worker - Part Time - St. Joseph Church - Danbury

St. Joseph Church in Danbury, CT., seeks a part-time maintenance person to perform minor repairs, oversee outside contractors, and direct maintenance staff.  20 hrs/wk.

M-F 7a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Requirements include:

  • Ability to lift over 25 lbs.; ability to bend over to pick up items on the floor/ground, and ability to climb ladders (e.g., change light bulbs; to climb stairs for access to crawl spaces)
  • Experience with physical plant/ building maintenance; project leadership and supervision
  • Virtus training required (training will be offered if necessary)
  • A background check will also be required

Please submit your resumes via fax to (203)748-2010 or send resume to Father Scott at St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Avenue, Danbury, CT 08610

The Diocese of Bridgeport is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Service Provider - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

Job Description

The position of Service Provider of Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is appointed by the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Center.  A Service Provider is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Plans in his/her caseload for adults enrolled in the Adult Services program. The position reports to the Coordinator of Adult Services program and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions

  • Model appropriate behavior for the individuals in his/her caseload
  • Provide individual or group assistance to individuals under the direction of the Coordinator of Services
  • Assist the Planning and Support Team (PST) in the development of Individual Plans (IPs) for each consumer in his/her caseload and work with Coordinator of Services in the implementation of the IPs
  • Provide review and reinforcement in all skill areas including activities of daily living and vocational skills
  • Accompany and supervise consumers at activities including physical activities, art, swimming, music and in the community.
  • Provide supervision and instruction for consumers participating in job site experiences.
  • Assist with toileting and personal care as needed.
  • Assist with supervision of times such as lunch, free time, etc. as assigned by the Coordinator of Services.
  • Drive the Center vehicle to activities
  • Drive the Center vehicle to pick up and drop off consumers as needed
  • Complete reports as required specific to behavior changes and plans, health concerns, abuse and neglect concerns, and as determined by the Planning and Support Team (PST)
  • Implement the procedures associated with the management of consumers’ personal finances
  • Maintain attendance records for caseload; maintain daily behavior log for caseload
  • Participate in annual staff training and remain current on any changes in policies and procedures throughout the year



Professional Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field preferred
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Current CT Driver’s license
  • Certified in First Aid (or complete in first 6 months of employment)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references and an application http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/files/thebridge/HR__Employment_Application.pdf  to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer.

St. Joseph High School - School Bus Driver

St Joseph High School has the following position open for employment:

Morning School Bus Driver

Must have a Valid CDL operator’s license with public passenger endorsement to drive a 14-passenger bus. We are also interested in applicants who would be available per diem. You would be required to complete VIRTUS training through the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Please submit electronically your interest in the position ASAP, to Joseph Dzurenda, Director of Facilities, via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).