Louise Stewart
Senior Director Human Resources
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1402
(203) 374-2524 Fax
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Barbara Grassey
Benefits Coordinator
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1433
(203) 374-2524 Fax
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Martha Vassar
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Human Resources
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1402
(203) 374-2524 Fax
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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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Important for Applicants and New Hires

Real Estate Director

Overview:  Develop a long term strategy to unlock the full financial potential for all real estate holdings to the benefit of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

 Reports To: Dual report to the Chief Legal and Real Estate Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 Supervises:  None at this time

 Secretariat: Temporalities-Administration


 Band:  TBD


Principal ResponsibilitiesWork with the Bishop, Chief Legal and Real Estate Officer (CLREO), Vicar General and the Real Estate Advisory Committee (REAC) to develop a long term strategy for Diocesan-owned real estate.

Main Responsibilities


  1. Develop and implement a strategy that will require differentiating properties that can be developed to create or improve revenue and cash flow from properties that can be sold to generate cash and/or reduce expenses.
  2. Develop a plan to address the deferred maintenance needs of Diocesan-owned real estate.
    1. Establishing a definitive list of all diocesan real estate holdings and creating a comprehensive review of all of their deferred maintenance needs is a necessary pre-requisite for achieving this goal.
  3. Work with the Bishop, Vicar General, CLREO, REAC and the Sacred Arts and Building Commission (SABC) to provide assistance and supervision for all parish-based real estate transactions.
    1. Among these transactions are the creation or renewal of leases, proposed sale of parish real estate assets, proposed construction projects and long term strategies to address deferred maintenance issues.


Other Critical Responsibilities


  1. Review “best practices” from other dioceses in determining the strategy for Diocesan and parish owned real estate.
  2. Assist in managing the Real Estate Advisory Commission to include but not limited to:
    1. Scheduling quarterly meetings, developing agendas, preparing presentation materials, taking and distributing minutes for commission meetings, follow-up after all meetings with summaries and expected action item closure
  3. Provide assistance to all parishes within the Diocese creating a comprehensive inventory for each parish’s real estate holdings and an analysis for all current leases.
    1. Develop presentations describing parishes’ opportunities to improve revenues and cash flow from owned real estate.
    2. Meet with parishes’ pastors and/or Parish Finance Committees to review strategy and discover opportunities to help parishes improve revenue and cash flow from owned real estate.



Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner with many different parties to reach consensus
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision.
  • Respectful to the mission of the Catholic Church
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent communicative skills; both listening and speaking skills
  • Knowledge of financial metrics of real estate
  • Minimum 3 years experience in commercial real estate
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Bachelor Degree in Business/Real Estate Management or equivalent field


Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Establish a courteous and professional image when representing the Bishop and the Catholic Church
  • Experience working in a philanthropic setting

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Fairfield County real estate markets
  • Property Management experience
  • Knowledge of Tax Structured Financing
  • MBA or JD degree

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

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).

St. James Elementary School - Stratford

St. James Elementary School has an opening for a part-tme music teacher for all day Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday morning. 


To apply, please send your resumes to:  Pat Libero, Principal @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

DOB- Executive Personal Assistant

Overview:  Ensure the smooth running of the Bishop’s administrative support functions to enable the Bishop to be as productive and effective as possible.   Supervise the Bishop’s lay office staff.

 Reports To: Bishop

 Supervises:  Executive Administrative Assistant

 Principal Responsibilities:

 Management of the Bishop’s Office

Anticipate the Bishop’s needs and pro-actively ensure that the Bishop’s administrative support runs seamlessly, effectively and efficiently.

  1. Organize, delegate and help prioritize administrative tasks.
  2. Keep the Bishop informed and updated on all key matters on a timely basis.
  3. Continuously improve and document administrative policies and procedures.
  4. Expedite tasks and decisions with the Bishop while he is away from the office.
  5. Provide back-up support to Executive Administrative Assistant and vice versa.

  Phone Calls

 Ensure all calls are handled promptly and courteously.

  1. Ensure inbound calls are answered to meet agreed upon standards.  Function as the back-up person.
  2. Expedite the Bishop’s timely return of phone calls.
  3. Initiate external phone calls when requested by the Bishop or as required
  4. Create and modify Bishop’s contact list


  Calendar Management

  1.  Regularly review with the Executive Administrative Assistant the Bishop’s calendar and status of his commitments for the next several weeks and identify schedule challenges.
  2. Review promptly with the Executive Administrative Assistant all rescheduling challenges.
  3. Review with the Bishop of all meeting requests and schedule changes through a daily email summary.

 Management of Materials For Appointments

Ensure Bishop has all briefing material well in advance of his appointments.

  1. Oversee the creation of folders on a timely basis.
  2. Periodically review every folder in advance of appointments for the status of the “to do list”.  Expedite the obtaining of missing information until each folder is complete.
  3. Assist the Bishop to obtain or prepare the information required for a meeting or a speech.


Correspondence (written/electronic)

Ensure all inquiries/requests to the Bishop are responded to on a timely basis.

  1. Oversee the sorting and categorization of daily mail for priority.
  2. Daily review all categorized mail and all the Bishop’s office account emails.
  3. Respond to all routine ones and those that the Bishop wants handled.
  4. Prepare draft responses for the Bishop’s review or use ‘standard responses’.
  5. Forward mail requiring timely follow up to the appropriate persons.
  6. Manage the tracking system and follow up as required with those who did not respond to requested items.

 Filing and Archiving

Ensure the timely filing and archiving of documents and that they are easily  retrievable when needed.

  1. Oversee the timely and accurate filing and archiving of documents to ensure back logs do not occur.
  2. Continually streamline the filing and archiving systems for more efficient access.

Travel Arrangements

  1. Review  travel arrangement options with the Bishop for his approval.
  2. Communicate the Bishop’s decisions to the executive administrative assistant for follow-up and booking.



Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Available to work a long day and week as required with limited advance notice.
  • Active, practicing Catholic. A disciple who loves Christ and desires to serve.
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision.
  • Sense of urgency and completion of tasks – able to prioritize assignments for self and lay staff.
  • Committed to personal excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationship with co-workers and provide direction to lay office staff.
  • Handles stressful situations appropriately.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Past experience working at a CEO level in a fast environment with a demanding executive.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including listening and speaking skills – demonstrated ability to interact with senior members of clergy and select leaders of the community/diocese.
  • Excellent letter writing and editing skills.
  • Detail oriented and precise.
  • Excellent computer skills.  


Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Establish a courteous and professional environment when representing the Bishop and the Catholic Church.
  • Able to deliver and accept constructive feedback.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Firm understanding of electronic media.
  • Ability to work with both Mac and PC software.
  • Able to efficiently process large amounts of information for future use.

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

St. Paul Parish - Greenwich

St. Paul Parish is looking for a secretary Full time Monday - Friday.  Ideal candidate will have good working knowledge of Windows 7 as well as other computer programs; good organizational skills and an outgoing personality.  Also must feel comfortable dealing with parishioners and vendors.

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

Head Cheerleading Coach

Head Cheerleading coach. Must be able to run efficient practices, must attend all functions as they pertain to cheering and head fundraising events for the team. If interested please send resume or email to Lisa Hodges at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or send to Kolbe Cathedral High School  33 Calhoun Place, Bridgeport, CT 06604  

St. Theresa School - Trumbull

Saint Theresa School in Trumbull has an immediate opening for a part-time Math teacher. All candidates must be practicing Catholics in good standing. This position may have opportunities for additional assignments in Libary and English depending on the qualififcations of the candidate.  Please e-mail your resumet to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or  mail to:

Mr. Salvatore Vittoria, Principal, St. Theresa School, 55 Rosemond Terrace, Trumbull, CT 06611

Folk Group Coordinator - St. Elizabeth Seton Parish - Ridgefield

The Folk Group Coordinator must be able to play piano, or organ, or guitar and lead the group in singing.  It is a part time job.  Every Sunday this person provides music at 9:30 a.m. mass and helps out at 5:00 p.m. mass every other Sunday.

For more information please contact Fr. Joseph Prince at 203-438-7292 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield DRE

Saint Mary Parish is a vibrant community of approximately 3,000 registered families, located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. We are looking for a Director of Religious Education to lead a program of 1200+ children, from grades K to 9. This Individual should be a committed, practicing Catholic, faithful to Church teaching, with a firm knowledge of the faith acquired, preferably but not necessarily,  through a recognized degree  in Religious Education or Religious Studies.

Applicants, understanding the vision of the Parish faith formation program, will be responsible to implement all its aspects such as curriculum, staffing and catechist training. In addition, applicants should possess proven leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with children, parents, clergy, and parish lay leadership. Also expected are a good understanding of new developments in the field of religious education and of the integration of technology into the program when appropriate. Applicants should have applicable experience in leading a program/organization of similar size.

All applicants can email their resume and cover letter to Ray Sturz, Business Manager at  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).