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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Part time position avalable as of January 1, 2015 at the Cathedral Parish in Bridgeport, CT (St. Patrick Church & St. Augustine Cathedral).
Provide organ music for one Saturday evening Mass, 3 Sunday Masses and other special services. Develop, direct and rehearse with 2 choirs (one Spanish-Knowldege of Spanish useful but not necessary), consult with the Pastor to plan music.
The Administrative Assistant will serve as the primary point of contact for staff members and parishioners on all matters pertaining to the parish and its pastor. Exceptional interpersonal skills, together with the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents. It is essential that this person be able to convey a positive, welcoming attitude, and a "user-friendly" experience for parishioners, callers, and visitors.
The Administrative Assistant will handle a wide range of often complex and highly confidential administrative and executive support-related tasks, which require great attention to detail, and will support the office in executing day-to-day responsibilities including managing phone calls, meetings and calendar arrangements; assessing, prioritizing, and responding to multiple requests and concerns that are often urgent, sensitive and confidential in nature; preparing related documentation.
Manages and maintains parish calendar in Microsoft Outlook, including assisting with general scheduling, within limits and at the pastor's discretion; applies understanding of organizational priorities in scheduling meetings
Facilitates the logistics for parish hospitality, including thank-you dinners, receptions, and the like
Prepares correspondence and any necessary documentation/advance files for each meeting/appointment for the pastor
Under the direction of the pastor, prepares and/or contributes to the preparation of reports, proposals, briefings, presentations and drafts correspondence as appropriate.
Coordinates special projects on behalf of the pastor
Maintains schedule for all standing committee/board functions involving the pastor; schedules meeting rooms and notifies all individuals of meeting; follows up on assignments, and solicits status updates; coordinates responses to information requests with various offices as needed
Maintains mailing lists; prepares mailings, which may include the design and production of materials
Sorts, distributes and tracks incoming correspondence, including faxes and emails
Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with all other staff members
Develops trust and conveys a positive attitude to "set the tone" for the pastor and best elicit cooperation for implementation of projects, initiatives, etc.
Reviews and prioritizes incoming telephone calls and correspondence, utilizing “first call resolution” in answering questions or referring requests to others when appropriate and ensuring that the pastor and key staff are advised of major issues or concerns
Composes routine responses and/or drafts correspondence, statements, and reports; edits correspondence prepared by or for the pastor for clarity, grammatical correctness, proper format, and consistency with administrative policies, procedures, and canon law
Maintains church records stored in the parish record room, and mails sacramental records as requested.
Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position as assigned.
Practicing Catholic in good standing
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent computer skills with proficiency /expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, including applications of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, e-mail and internet research. Familiarity with ParishSoft a plus.
Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
Must be available and willing to work occasionally outside of regular office hours, as needed
Exceptional interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents, conveying a positive, welcoming attitude, and a "user-friendly" experience for parishioners and callers
Some kowledge of and experience in accounting and budgetary procedures
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including editorial and proofreading skills, strong command of the English language (grammar and spelling)
Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative work environment
Strong analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail
Must be able to work independently or as a member of a team
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
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.
Qualified applicants submit resume and cover letter: Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, Inc.
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.
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.
St. James Elementary School has an opening for a part-tme music teacher for all day Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesday morning.
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.
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.