Diocese of Metuchen

Legal Secretary - Piscataway, NJ - Office of the Diocesan General Counsel 

Presently, we are seeking a Legal Secretary that will provide a wide variety of advanced administrative assistance to the Diocesan General Counsel and Bishop Emeritus. This position reports to the Diocesan General Counsel; primary duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Reads, researches, reviews, verifies, and routes correspondence, reports and legal documents; drafts letters and documents; collects and analyzes information; organizes conferences, and meetings
  • Maintains calendar by planning and scheduling conferences, teleconferences, dispositions, and travel
  • Follows up on delegated assignments; knowing when to act and when to refer matters to General Counsel
  • Maintains client confidence by keeping client/attorney information confidential
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence
  • Provides administrative support and oversees general office affairs for Bishop Emeritus; transcribes dictations and prepares letters for signature; types homilies; receives phone calls and takes messages
  • Maintains the Bishop Emeritus’ calendar of appointments; verifies date and time of meetings and keeps him informed of his duties
  • Performs other duties as required

The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills, be highly proficient in the use of technology, and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy with respect to recordkeeping.  Additional qualifications include the following:

  • Must be a Roman Catholic who upholds the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with Real Estate Law

Compensation includes a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program.  Interested candidates should submit a resume and salary requirements via e-mail to:  HR@diometuchen.org

** Please note that due to the anticipated high volume of responses, only those candidates who we are interested in interviewing will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Corresponding Secretary to the Bishop, Piscataway, NJ - Office of the Bishop 

Presently we seek a Corresponding Secretary to the Bishop to manage the communication and office needs of the Bishop by preparing and typing letters, personal correspondence, reports, articles, and summaries. The job functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Receiving and opening Bishop’s mail, stamping dates, sorting and routing as needed. Preparing and mailing all outgoing mail, including general mailings
  • Composing letters, notes or memos in Bishop’s characteristic language and style
  • Cataloging all incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, special projects and other information on computer; Making copies of correspondence for files; Backing up files periodically
  • Maintaining an accurate filing system for heavy volume of correspondence and reports
  • Performing other tasks as needed

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a practicing Roman Catholic who upholds the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church and who possesses a sound working knowledge of the Catholic faith and Church hierarchy
  • Possess an Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt style of writing
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to: hr@diometuchen.org. The cover letter will be viewed as an additional indicator of your correspondence skills.

Or mail to: Director of Human Resources
                PO Box 191
                Metuchen, NJ 08840-0191

** Please note that due to the anticipated high volume of responses, only those candidates who we are interested in interviewing will be contacted.

Editor-In-Chief, Piscataway, NJ - The Catholic Spirit 

The Diocese of Metuchen seeks an Editor-in-Chief to plan, direct and coordinate the design, production and distribution of The Catholic Spirit, its award winning bi-weekly newspaper, and oversee production of the diocese’s Hispanic newspaper, El Manantial, published quarterly. Responsibilities include: determining content and placement of articles; writing or directing the writing and editing of articles, stories, headlines and captions; and ensuring production of the newspaper is within budget and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a mission-oriented, dynamic, practicing Roman Catholic with knowledge of Catholic teaching and tradition
  • Possess excellent writing and editing skills, as well as superior production skills
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience in print media, writing, and/or editorial content, and a minimum of five years’ experience in production management and staff supervision
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Theology or related field
  • Be able to strategically advance the overall mission and message of the Diocese of Metuchen
  • Be able to expand the online presence of The Catholic Spirit to connect print media with digital media
  • Be able to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • Possess the ability to negotiate, organize, delegate, and work under pressure
  • Possess solid PC skills, including Adobe, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Salary:                      Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package

Location:                   Piscataway, NJ

Environment:            Professional Office, non-smoking

Interested candidates should forward their resume to: hr@diometuchen.org

Or mail to: Director of Human Resources
                146 Metlars Lane
                Piscataway, NJ 08854