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
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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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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)



Social Media Manager - Diocese of Bridgeport

Overview:  Responsible for developing and overseeing strategic social media and digital initiatives, and integrating interactive media into the overall communications strategy; expands outreach through “push” strategies that build constituencies and improve communications between parishes, ministries and the general public. Oversees diocesan apps and new information platform for app updates; works to develop Bishop’s social media strategy with Special Assistant to the Bishop

Reports To:  Dual Reports to Special Assistant to the Bishop; and Director of Communications

 Supervises: Works with social media coordinator in Communications Department and Communications website team along with others responsible for social media pages in diocesan departments and ministries

 Secretariat:  Communications


Principal Responsibilities:

Main Responsibility

Create diocesan social media strategy – maintain Diocesan App daily

Work with Bishop’s office and Communications group on wide range of social media needs and develop strategies to work with different organizations (donors, parish leaders, etc.); building online communities; assisting with Bishop’s social media outreach; assist parishes with social media competence

 Next Critical Responsibility

Review all diocesan social media analytics to develop targeted communication strategies and assist major departments (Development, Education, Pastoral Services) with strategic goals; report and write articles for Fairfield County Catholic and diocesan website

Next Critical Responsibility

Create social media campaigns for youth, young adults and targeted groups within the Church; integrate interactive media into the overall communications strategy; search engine optimization/search engine marketing (SEO/SEM) integration, and analysis of social media trends and their impact on the Church.


Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Strong communications and language skills
  • Active, practicing Catholic. A disciple who loves Christ and desires to serve.
  • Self-starter who is able to work with limited instruction and supervision.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational Skills
  • Able to perform in a fast-moving environment
  • Unyielding integrity and confidentiality


Knowledge and Skills

  • Previous social media experience in Church, non-profit, educational or business setting
  • Writing experience for news outlet or institutional publications
  • Strong analytical skills to find trends and opportunities in website and social media analytics
  • Experience in brand management/marketing
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with others as part of a team
  • Effective influencing skills
  • Excellent computer skills.



 Competencies and Personal Attributes

-    Strong awareness of Catholic media (news, social media, publications

 -    Understanding of Church-social issues 

  • 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
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Blogging or online writing
  • Prior experience in journalism or marketing


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

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)

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).