Diocese of Metuchen

Legal Secretary (Part-Time) - Piscataway, NJ - Office of 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, depositions, 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  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems; recording meeting discussions; maintaining transcripts; documenting and maintaining evidence.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.
  • Provides administrative support for the Office of the Diaconate by scheduling and assisting with organizing Masses, retreats, and liturgical/special events; ensures that a sufficient number of deacons are present to assist the Bishop at the cathedral for diocesan events; attends events as required.
  • Maintains office files and diaconate personnel records in a well organized and discreet/confidential manner.
  • Maintains the Office of Diaconate website to ensure that all information is current and accurate.
  • 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.
  • Bachelors 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 email 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.

Director of Development, Piscataway, NJ  

Presently, we have an immediate opening available for a visionary Director of Development who is an experienced, highly-motivated, goal-oriented fundraiser with a proven track record. The Director of Development will create and implement a comprehensive development program to secure the financial resources required to support the ministries and programs of the Diocese of Metuchen which include Catholic Charities and Campus Ministry at the Catholic Center at Rutgers.

The Director is primarily responsible for creating fundraising strategies that increase support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources, and also plays a key role in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors for capital, special projects and Bishop’s Annual Appeal gifts.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Researches, develops and implements an in-memoriam and tribute giving program for use by parishes and schools in the Diocese.
  • Plans, designs and implements a donor research and prospect management system which identifies leadership giving prospects/donors, and provides accurate and detailed information in order to cultivate donors in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Seeks philanthropic support through annual giving, direct mail, memorials, grants, special events, capital campaigns, planned giving and various other programs.
  • Participates in top-level fund-raising activities, gift acceptance and recognition activities; cultivates effective relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Provides oversight of the design, development and administration of the donor information system.
  • Acts as a consultant to pastors, boards, principals and parish representatives regarding fundraising and grantsmanship.
  • Plans and oversees the preparation and development of informational materials relating to all development activities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Possess five to seven years of experience in a fund raising environment
  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and/or Advanced Certified Fund-Raising Executive (ACFRE)
  • Experience in personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors, corporations and foundation
  • A successful track record of measurable results in organizing and implementing such activities as major gifts, annual appeals, grant writing, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail and special events
  • Proven ability in managing people and budgets; ability to work in a hands-on, entrepreneurial environment
  • Religious Requirement: Must 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

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

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

** Please note that due to the anticipated level of response, we will only contact those candidates who we are interested in pursuing

Assistant Superintendent of Schools - Office of Schools, Piscataway, NJ

The Office of Schools is currently seeking an Assistant Superintendent who will coordinate and implement various programs that support the mission of the Catholic Church. There are 22 elementary schools and 4 high schools.

The candidate must have a strong background in curriculum, particularly in coaching principals and teachers as they create professional learning communities.   The candidate must also:

  • 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
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of current experience within Catholic school ministry, either schools or diocesan office
  • Hold an advanced degree in educational administration, educational leadership or other appropriate discipline
  • Have the ability to collaborate with schools, other diocesan departments, agencies and the general public
  • Be proficient in the use of technology

Compensation includes a competitive base salary and a comprehensive benefits program.

Interested, qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@diometuchen.org.

** Please note that due to the anticipated level of response, we will only contact those candidates who we are interested in pursuing. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE