Barbara Grassey
Benefits Coordinator
Diocese of Bridgeport
(203) 416-1433
(203) 374-2524 Fax
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Martha Vassar
Administrative Assistant
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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Diocesan Youth Choir Director - DOB

Overview:  Director will be responsible for selecting, training, coordinating and conducting a Diocesan-wide Youth Choir.  The Youth Choir fosters awareness of music as an integral part of worship, establishes a sense of ministry to the community, and builds self-esteem through successful group singing and instrumental accompaniment.

Reports To:     Bishop Frank Caggiano

Supervises:     None

Collaborates with:   Diocesan Director of Music

                                    Bishop's Staff

Principal Responsibilities:

The Director will be expected to prepare the choir for performances in large diocesan and parish liturgies, prayer services, select performances outside of the diocese and at an annual Christmas concert.  Specifically for 2015, an aggressive plan has been proposed to have the choir prepared to perform at the Synod Closing Mass at the Webster Arena on September 19.

 

Selection

  • Responsible for the entire audition process to involve youth and young adults from across the Diocese of Bridgeport
    • Determine process for the auditions
    • Arrange logistics for each audition (venue, timing, access, necessary chaperones)
    • Create selection criteria for all voice parts of the choir
    • Draw from all parishes and schools throughout the diocese – work with Diocesan Communications to announce and invite potential choir members

 

 Organization/Creation of the Choir

  1. After selection is complete, the director is responsible for creating the choir with all voice parts represented
  2. Selection of musical pieces must represent a knowledge of Catholic liturgy, the music repertoire of various Catholic publishers and Christian contemporary music

 

Rehearsals

  1. The director must work throughout the Diocese to locate and reserve available space for rehearsals recognizing the geographical as well as the financial diversity of the choir members and their families
  2. Must be able to coordinate a large number of youth and young adults with their families, understanding how to communicate with them most effectively and keep them engaged
  3. Must arrange appropriate musical accompaniment if the director cannot supply it themselves

 

Performances

  1. Coordinate performance calendar
  2. Work with key personnel at scheduled venues to ensure optimum performance (space, lighting, sound)
  3. Plan and arrange for Choir vestments in preparation for performances

Requirements: 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum Bachelors degree in Music
  • Experience in choral directing with youth and young adults
  • Experience in founding or building choirs
  • Proficient pianist + ability to work with accompanist when needed
  • Full knowledge of the Catholic Liturgy
  • Extensive knowledge of Catholic publishers and Christian contemporary music

 

Attitude and Personal Attributes

  • Available to work after hours and weekends
  • Active, practicing Catholic.
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision.
  • Sense of urgency and understanding of fixed deadlines
  • Establish a courteous and professional environment when representing the Bishop and the Catholic Church

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





Coordinator of Services - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

Job Description

The position of Coordinator of Service for Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is appointed by the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Center.  The Coordinator of Services works with the Executive Director to ensure the effective administration of Adult Services program. This position will interface with the Department of Developmental Services in matters related to procedures mandated by the department and the Director of Education at Saint Catherine Academy to maximize the coordination of the two programs.  The position reports to the Executive Director and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions

  • Directs, coordinates, manages, and evaluates all Service Providers associated with the Adult Services program.
  • Determines the program’s daily schedule
  • Assigns consumers to specific staff caseloads
  • Participates as a member of the Planning and Support Team and develops Individual Plans (IPs) on an annual basis
  • Ensures delivery of all supports and activities as defined by the client’s IP
  • Assists the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the program
  • Ensures that all staff is properly trained and has access to all relevant information for each consumer in the caseload including the clients’ IP goals and objectives
  • Participates in staff meetings as appropriate to ensure that all supports and activities detailed in the client’s IP are being delivered
  • Provides direct service to consumers as needed including assistance with personal care
  • Completes reports as required by Center policy
  • Implement policies and procedures associated with the Center’s Adult Service program. Oversees staff adherence to Center policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with the Coordinator of Health Services to meet the health needs of each consumer
  • Provides transportation using Center vehicles as needed
  • Coordinates the maintenance of attendance records and behavior logs for all consumers
  • Coordinates all annual mandatory training requirements for Adult Services staff
  • Assists the Executive Director in budget development and works with Center support staff to manage revenue and expenses associated with the Adult Services program
  • Collaborates with the Director of Education in common areas to maximize efficiencies in scheduling, staffing and space utilization
  • Uses volunteers to enhance program offerings

Qualifications

Professional Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field (preferred)
  • Significant experience working with people with developmental disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Current CT Driver’s license
  • Certified in First Aid (or completed in first 6 months of employment)
  • Strong organizational skills 

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.





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

 

Qualifications

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.





Coordinator of Health Services - St. Catherine Center for Special Needs

Job Description

The Coordinator of Health Services 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. The Coordinator of Health Services is responsible for managing, planning, implementing and evaluating comprehensive health programs for students at Saint Catherine Academy and consumers enrolled at Saint Catherine Center Adult Services Program. This position will coordinate services with the Town of Fairfield including but not limited to services associated with the Town’s Medical Advisor and the Public Health Department and with the Department of Developmental Services in matters related to policy and procedures mandated by state statute and regulation.  The position reports to the Executive Director of the Center and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions

For the School population:

  • Ensures that all enrolled students have current health care records as required by Connecticut State Statutes. Maintains, evaluated and interprets cumulative health data for each student.
  • Interprets the health status of students to parents/guardians and school personnel.  Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents/guardians and school personnel.
  • Works collaboratively with parents/guardians to follow up on and assist in arranging for necessary screening, examination or treatment as recommended.
  • Plans and implements school health management protocols.
  • Develops procedures and provides emergency nursing management for injuries and/or illnesses.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases. Provides training for staff and students to promote a healthy learning environment.
  • Provides health education and guidance to assist students in making decisions promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensures that medicines are stored properly, discarded in accordance with the Town of Fairfield’s policy, and administered according to written orders by prescribing physicians.
  • Coordinates health services with the Town of Fairfield personnel.
  • Where appropriate, participates in the IEP development and implementation.

 

For the Adult Program population:

  • Ensures that all enrolled consumers have current health care records and medication orders as required by the Center policies.
  • Maintains, evaluated and interprets cumulative health data for each consumer.
  • Interprets the health status of each consumer to the consumer, parents/guardians and Center personnel. 
  • Provides ongoing health counseling with consumers, parents/guardians and Center personnel.
  • Administers medication in accordance with a written order by an authorized prescriber.
  • Maintain necessary records and follow procedures for administration, record keeping and destruction in accordance with the medication administration policy and procedures for the Center.
  • Develops procedures and provides emergency nursing management for injuries and/or illnesses.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases. Provides training for staff and consumers to promote a healthy learning environment.
  • Provides health education and guidance to assist consumers in making decisions promoting healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensures that medicines are stored properly, discarded in accordance with the Center’s policy, and administered according to written orders by prescribing physicians.
  • Coordinates health services with the DDS personnel.
  • Where appropriate, participates in the IP development and implementation.
  • Complete the requirements of DDS to train uncertified staff in the administration of medication and then conduct the appropriate training for designated staff.

Qualifications

Professional Experience and Skills

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut
  • Certified in CPR
  • B.S.N. or Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline
  • Knowledge of public health nursing and school health nursing
  • Experience working in a setting with people with disabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a broad variety of individuals
  • Strong communication skills

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.





Director of Faith Formation - St. Stephen Church - Trumbull

The Director of Faith Formation administers a program of 500 students and 60 volunteers in helping young people (Grade K-8) grow in their faith.

Reqi\uirements:  Experience in religious education and some knowledge of Parish Soft computer program. Expecting starting date is February 2, 2015.

Resumes should be addressed to Rev. Christopher J. Samele, St. Stephen Church, 6948 Main St., Trumbull, CT., 06611. For more information, call (203) 268-6217.





Executive Director Bishop’s Scholarship Fund - Diocese of Bridgeport

Overview: The Executive Director of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund must possess a deep appreciation for the value of Catholic education and demonstrate a passion to provide students in need of tuition assistance the opportunity to receive an excellent Catholic education in a caring, nurturing, faith-based environment that promotes intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.

Reports to:              Chief Development Officer, Diocese of Bridgeport

Collaborates with: Chairperson, The Bishop’s Scholarship Advisory Board

                                 Superintendent of Schools and Director of School Finance

Supervises:              None

Secretariat:              Stewardship & Development

Classification:         Exempt

Principal Responsibilities: The Executive Director will work directly with the Vicar for Development, the Chief Development Officer, the Superintendent of Schools and the Director of School Finance to manage the work of the Fund.

In its initial creation, the Executive Director will also work directly with the Bishop of Bridgeport to create the Fund’s vision, goals, implementation strategy and associated timeline.

 

Main Responsibilities: The Executive Director of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund will have two main responsibilities: (1) to manage the annual fundraising efforts for the Fund and (2) to oversee the distribution of all annual scholarship assistance.

To achieve the first goal, the Director will be responsible to:

  • Collaborate with the Development Office to solicit and raise money on an annual basis to fulfill the Fund’s mission. This will include identifying new donors, building relationships and retaining existing donors for the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund
  • Partner with the Development Office to research prospects and create proposals for Bishop’s Scholarship Fund initiatives
  • Coordinate the annual Dinner Gala and other fund raising events
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer in maintaining a current database on all active donors

To achieve the second goal, the Director will be responsible to:

  • Work with the Bishop’s Scholarship Advisory Board to propose, establish and maintain proper procedures for the identification and distribution of tuition assistance
  • Collaborate with local Catholic school elementary and secondary leaders, including principals and school advisory board chairs to communicate in appropriate ways the work of the Fund

Next Critical Responsibilities:

  •  Work with the Bishop to develop and manage the Bishop’s Scholarship Advisory Board

 

  •    Develop and oversee the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund application, review and awarding process

 

  • Establish and maintain a Communication Plan for the Scholarship Fund
    • Create promotional and information materials for the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund, including collaborating on website design, print and promotional material
    • Maintain regular communication with Chief Development Officer, Superintendent of Schools and Director of School Finance

 

  • Coordinate special events for the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund, including the Annual Dinner

Requirements:

The Executive Director of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund will, in tandem with the Chief Development Officer, the Superintendent of Schools and other key Diocesan staff and volunteer leadership, identify major donors for scholarships, operating funds, oversee process for distribution of scholarship awards and other projects for the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity and appreciation of Catholic education
  • Experience working with the poor and economically disadvantaged
  • Strong Public Presentation Skills
  • Established fundraising experience with non-profit organizations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously with a strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent fundraising software/database experience
  • Experience with budgeting, financial management and reporting
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Firm understanding of electronic media
  • Excellent letter writing and editing skills
  • Able to efficiently process large amounts of information for future use

 Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Active, practicing Catholic. A disciple who loves Christ and desires to serve
  • Proven ability to collaborate with people of diverse cultures within a complex organization
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision
  • Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication and interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • An ability to embrace and work collaboratively in a highly challenging and visible work environment
  • A willingness to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Unyielding integraty and confidentiality 

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





Director of Youth Ministry, St. John’s Parish Darien, CT

The Drector of Youth Ministry at St. John's Parish is afull time position.  A detail job description and the qualifications for the position may be found at our parish website www.stjohdarien.com.  If you are qualified and interested please send your resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). All applications must be submitted electronically. 





DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT -CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

The mission of Catholic Charities is to put our faith into action by providing food, housing, mental health, adoption, immigration and family support services to the needy and vulnerable of all faiths in Fairfield County. For more information, please visit http://www.ccfairfield.ogr<http://www.ccfairfield.org

Revenues:  Non-Profit -- $10- $13 Million

POSITION:

Reporting to the President of CCFC, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts which amplify and promote the diverse and expansive scope of Catholic Charities’ Programs.   A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to address the initiatives needed to support the fund raising goals and efforts of the CCFC President, the CCFC Board of Directors, and several Program Advisory Boards. This includes the creation and implementation of successful marketing programs and management of grant initiatives. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Developing and executing Catholic Charities’ short and long term measurable fundraising goals;
  • Securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations by implementing communication/marketing strategies and plans for outreach to donors and the community;
  • Executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors and maintaining ongoing relationships with same;
  • Serving as an ambassador for Catholic Charities, and participating in local and regional events – managing special events as necessary;
  • Proposing and ultimately implementing both Planned Giving programs and a CCFC Foundation.

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 3-5 years of significant and diversified fundraising experience in development
  • Demonstrated success and as proven track record of personally cultivating relationships and closing gifts
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively with various Program Staff, Board Members, and the Diocesan Development Operation
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, managerial and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of fundraising software/database and familiarity with social media applications.

 

Qualified applicants submit resume and cover letter:  Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc.

Attention:  Al Barber, President.  238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  06606 - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)





DOB - Administrative Assistant Parish Finance

Provide all aspects of administrative support for the office of Parish Finance.  Give support to the parishes and answer / direct their questions as needed.  Provide support to parishes from CathoNet, cloud technology provider.  Provide billing and license support for all parish users.  Provide technical assistance when parish licensed users come on and off the system.  Process, track, and coordinate bank and investment paperwork for 82 parishes.  Coordinate parish procedural reviews.  Type and mail the engagement letters with the internal control questionnaire and the agreed upon procedures to the parishes that the PFS staff will be handling.  Handle e-mail/telephone communications to all Pastors/ Bookkeepers/ Business Managers.  Track all special collections.  General administrative support, including manage elecronic files and databases.  This position will interface on a daily basis with a diverse group of external and internal contacts at all levels of the organization so strong interpersonal skills are required.  Numerous other duties in support of the Parish Finance Office as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

Communicate and interact with all levels of internal and external contacts with professional demeanor and an orientation to customer service. Interact and contribute effectively with others in a team atmosphere, organize and manage simultaneous projects with strong attention to details, complete tasks and projects to meet deadlines, maintain confidentiality with reference to sensitive information. Must be punctual and highly organized.  Technical Proficiency:  Must be PC literate with Microsoft Suite, Word, Excel, some PowerPoint, and Adobe.  Phone skills; ability to respond appropriately to routine requests.

Education and Experience:  Previous experience as administrative assistant a must.

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).





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)






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