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Facilities Office Coordinator, Piscataway, NJ 

Presently, we are seeking a Facilities Office Coordinator who will coordinate, support, plan, and organize special events and meetings, and provide support to the Office. The Facilities Office Coordinator must have great attention to detail with a high degree of organization, planning and follow through, and flexibility. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Researches information about ongoing Facilities projects for Project Manager and Director.
  • Oversees the security ID badge process for employees; Creates badges for staff as needed and maintains supplies and equipment.
  • Creates conference center reservations on conference management software; Updates event as needed and may coordinate audio-visual and telephone equipment for conference room and even set up; Collaborates with maintenance staff and/or IT staff for event if necessary.
  • Addresses and solves problems concerning services or programs provided within scope of responsibility; Advises senior management on matters requiring their attention and implement their decisions.
  • Manages facilities calendar; Schedules appointments and meetings for Director and Project Manager.
  • Assists in the process of facilities work order requests; Manages the email address assigned to work orders and answers emails; Routes work order requests to appropriate facilities staff member.
  • Creates and manages purchase order log of all furniture, catering supplies, office supplies, etc. that includes date of purchase, vendor, and cost.
  • Serves as point contact person for all Diocesan satellite locations.
  • Processes all bills for the office (outside maintenance services, work vehicle registrations, etc.) in Microix; Processes invoices for all events held in the Diocesan Center.
  • Answers incoming calls and field routine questions; Routes calls to appropriate staff member; Answers calls in Director’s absence and informs Director of any urgent phone calls.
  • Greets visitors to the Facilities Office; Serves as backup to receptionist when needed.
  • Manages, sorts, and distributes all office mail to appropriate staff member.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university; or minimum 3-5 years of facilities management or project management and/or other related experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Event Management and Project Management software
  • 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


Temporary Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Piscataway, NJ 

Presently, we are seeking a Temporary Bi-lingual Administrative Assistant who will provide general office support and translate materials and documents for the Office of Hispanic Ministry and other offices in the Secretariat. The position is part-time, approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provide administrative, secretarial and general office support
  • Translate materials and documents
  • Take and transcribe minutes of meetings
  • Prepare correspondence from dictation and drafting responses to inquiries
  • Performs other related duties as directed

The ideal candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic with a working knowledge of Catholic teaching and tradition; be bi-lingual (written and verbal) in English/Spanish; demonstrate a strong attention to detail; possess solid PC skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel and Publisher; have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work well independently.

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


Office of Hispanic Ministry Director, Piscataway, NJ 

Presently, we are seeking a Director for the Office of Hispanic Ministry. The Director is principally charged with the mission of evangelization to Hispanic people within the four counties of central New Jersey that form the Diocese of Metuchen. The efforts of this Office are to further develop and implement the V Encuentro process both among Hispanic ministries and the wider Church of Metuchen. The Director collaborates with other diocesan offices and initiatives to effectively address the pastoral and evangelical needs of all of our Latino people. This includes, but is not limited to: providing workshops and ongoing faith formation to assist our people in a deeper encounter with Christ and His Church; with our central mandate of becoming missionary disciples. The Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry is also a resource and liaison to Catholic Charities with its mission to assist the immigrant, poor, and marginalized.

Primary duties include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Serve as the liaison between the Bishop and Hispanic communities by providing him with recommendations and information regarding key concerns, issues and activities; serve as the primary contact to diocesan staff, parish representatives and leaders of ethnic communities on all matter related to Hispanic ministry.
  • Supervise and/or coordinate translations to Spanish in the Pastoral Center.
  • Continue implementing the V Encuentro diocesan initiatives in the areas: lay leadership, family/marriage ministry, liturgy formation. 
  • Assist pastors and parish leaders with program planning related to the integration of Hispanics in their parishes, particularly with respect to a shared parish model.
  • Maintain regular contact with various ministry leaders through meetings, program attendance, phone and electronic communications; consult with and advise diocesan leaders in responding to the respective issues and concerns related to the Hispanic communities. Lead the Diocesan Hispanic Advisory Board.
  • Organize and plan liturgical events: Diocesan Hispanic Heritage Mass
  • Utilize resources from the USCCB and others to develop, communicate and promote guidelines and policies that assist leaders engaged in various areas of ministry to minister Hispanics.
  • Maintain Diocesan Web Page for Hispanic Ministry
  • Prepare, maintain and administer the office budget.
  • Attend national and regional conferences as directed in order to foster and develop a networking system to strengthen ministry.
  • Other duties are required.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in Pastoral Ministry, Religious Studies, or Theology or the equivalent
  • Five years of experience in parish/diocesan ministry; or an equivalent mix of education and experience. Practical experience and working knowledge of multi-cultural issues and trends; special or advanced study in cultural diversity beneficial.
  • 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.  Must demonstrate a personal commitment to the Gospel and discipleship, knowledge of and faithfully living out Catholic Church doctrine, particularly, “Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity” and the ability to articulate it clearly.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency in oral and written communication.

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

When applying please indicate Office of Hispanic Ministry Director in the subject line.

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


Cemetery Maintenance Worker, Piscataway, NJ  

Presently, we are seeking a Cemetery Maintenance Worker. The individual will perform general maintenance, landscaping and excavation duties. The ideal candidate will be reliable and dependable, able to perform manual labor, be able to work some weekend/overtime shifts, and have a familiarity with operating heavy machinery and equipment. Must have a valid driver's license.

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


Project Manager, Office of Property and Facilities Ownership and Management, Piscataway, NJ 

Presently, we are seeking a Project Manager who will manage all aspects of improvement projects at parishes, diocesan properties and the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center. The Project Manager must be results-oriented and customer-focused in order to handle multiple building facility assessment and improvement projects. The successful candidate will apply core competencies in facilities management, project management, project accounting, client management and communication to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards, and meet diocesan and parish expectations.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for project management including cost, time, quality management and contract administration for parishes as assigned by the Diocesan Director of Property and Facilities Management. Guides and manages all projects from beginning to end
  • Formulates and coordinates project specifications, requests for proposals (RFP’s), contracts and associated documents
  • Works closely with construction, maintenance and real estate consultants on a range of projects and initiatives
  • Compiles and analyzes contract bids
  • Assists Director with parish insurance inspections; schedules inspections at parishes and schools; compiles report on findings and areas of improvement/concern
  • Works in partnership with Maintenance Supervisor on projects at the Diocesan Center
  • Ensures all contractors have appropriate licensing, references and obtain all necessary project permits
  • Ensures all municipal final approvals or certificate of occupancy are obtained
  • Serves as a key participant in weekly department and parish meetings
  • Provides up to date communication of project information to management
  • Manages day-to-day parish interaction and expectations for multiple and large-scale projects
  • Manages scope and mitigates risk across projects, minimizing exposure to risk
  • Maintains accurate project plans in conjunction with the parish and director; manages changes in project scope, identify potential risks, devise contingency plans
  • Establishes project governance by setting a timeline to deliver projects to successful conclusion; Identifies punch list items and monitors follow-up
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in engineering; or minimum 5 years work related experience
  • Certification in Project Management and background in electrical, plumbing, construction or other related trades
  • Knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws, specifically those regulations that pertain to oil tank removal is a plus, but not essential
  • Driver’s License
  • Ability to travel regularly to off-site meetings

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

When applying please indicate Project Manager in the subject line.

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


Director of Communications and Public Relations/Spokesperson, Piscataway, NJ 

Presently, we are seeking a Director of Communications and Public Relations/Spokesperson who will be responsible for all communications and public relations in the Diocese; serves as spokesperson responding to all media inquiries and providing advice and counsel to those designated to represent the Diocese in specific instances. The Director of Communications must be a person of living Catholic Faith who is committed to advancing the Church’s mission of evangelization. Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as spokesperson for the Diocese by providing information to local press and responding to all media inquiries; Designs and executes strategic and crisis-related communication plans
  • Writes key communications for Bishop of Metuchen and other executive leaders, including stakeholder letters, media statements, announcements, talking points, spoken remarks and video messages
  • Regularly interacts with executive leadership, maintaining their trust and confidentiality and providing counsel and strategy on key messaging
  • Develops communications programs as needed or requested; Develops and executes multi-platform media campaigns highlighting key initiatives, events and messages
  • Assists with concept and production of annual fundraising campaign video and print materials and schools marketing efforts
  • Plans and directs the distribution of news to numerous constituencies, including staff, clergy, parishes, community partners, and the public, which includes, identifying and highlighting newsworthy people, places, events and initiatives
  • Performs other duties as required

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations
  • Five to seven years in the communications field or related experience and/or training
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and InDesign
  • 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

When applying please indicate Director of Communications and Public Relations/Spokesperson, in the subject line.

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


Director of Youth Ministry, St. John Vianney, Colonia, NJ 

St. John Vianney Parish, Colonia, New Jersey

Seeks a part-time Director of Youth Ministry to coordinate a Middle School and High School Youth Ministry Program. For information and job description go to: sjvianney.com.

Send resumes and inquiries to: youthminister@sjvs.net

Application deadline: 5/30/19


Elementary School Principal, St. John Vianney School, Colonia, NJ 

St. John Vianney is a Catholic School drawing students from Woodbridge, Edison, Clark and Rahway. It currently has an enrollment of 365 students in grades Pre-K3 through 8.  The school is seeking a principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

Candidates for principal must be willing to assume responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the school as well as assist in developing long range goals for the school, including budgets. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a top grade academic and religious oriented school are a must. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic and hold or be working towards a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or related field, have or be working toward proper certification and a minimum of five years’ teaching experience.

Salary will be competitive and is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

For more information and to request an application please go to: http://school.sjvianney.com/principalsearch

.No telephone inquiries.