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Media Content Specialist, Office of Communications, Piscataway, NJ 

Presently, we are seeking a Media Content Specialist who will provide social media content and technology support to the Office of Communications and Public Relations and other offices of the Diocese. The primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create and post original content for all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.); Ensure that all content is relevant and exhibits the message of the Diocese/Department appropriately
  • Report on activity on social media platforms; Edit content as needed; Recommend new strategies for material
  • Track analytics weekly and monthly to help shape and recommend new strategies
  • Take photos and videos at diocesan events for content
  • Collaborate with the Catholic Spirit to receive content from reporters and photographers to post on social media
  • Work directly with eCatholic to redesign Diocesan website. Work with offices on designing individual pages. Connect parishes with eCatholic team

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.); preferably with a concentration in either communications or theology
  • Two to five years related experience and/or training
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, social media platforms and web design tools
  • 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 Media Content Specialist 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.


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.


Principal, School of St. Elizabeth, Bernardsville, NJ 

High achieving, suburban Catholic elementary school committed to preparing students for the 21st century seeks principal for the 2019-2020 school year in a 12-month capacity. Must be a practicing Catholic who can inspire and support faculty/staff, and engage parents and students in pursuit of both spiritual development and academic excellence.  Must have principal certification and administrative experience with strength in curriculum and STEM.

Please submit resumes to:  principalsearch@steschool.org 


Principal, Holy Savior Academy, South Plainfield, NJ 

Holy Savior Academy (HSA) is a PreK3-8th Grade school located in South Plainfield, New Jersey. HSA school enrolls 167 students with a professional staff of 14 and is fully accredited by AdvancED. Candidates for principal must be willing to assume responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the school a well as assist in a developing long-range goals for the school. Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining a top grade academic and religious oriented school are a must. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic and hold a master’s degree in educational administration or related field and a minimum of five years educational experience.

Salary will be competitive and is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience. Position is available for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

Send resume and contact information for three references (current employer, personal and church-related) to:

Sister Honora Nolty, OP
Chair of Search Committee
HSAsearch2019@gmail.com

Please see Holy Savior Academy website to view the Job Description.

Resumes and reference info must be received by March 18, 2019.


Principal, Immaculate Conception School, Somerville, NJ 

Immaculate Conception School, a parochial Catholic co-educational elementary school located in Somerville, NJ, is seeking a principal for grades pre-K through 8 effective July 2019. The school is the lower section of a pre-K through 12th grade parochial school system.  The upper section, grade 9-12, is Immaculata High School.

A practicing catholic with a strong commitment to excellence in Catholic education, high energy, vision and drive, excellent communication skills, curriculum development, and management skills should apply. The candidate should possess a master’s degree in education, school administration or a related field with significant teaching and administrative experience at the elementary school level preferably catholic. To apply and receive a formal job description please email a letter of interest, attach your current resume and list of references (attach in a Word or PDF document) to:

Principal Search Committee
Immaculate Conception Church
35 Mountain Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876

or email sbrennan@icsomerville.org


Principal, St. Ambrose School, Old Bridge, NJ 

St. Ambrose School in Old Bridge, NJ, is currently seeking a Catholic School Principal. Please submit your resume, cover letter and philosophy of education to principal.search@stambroseschool.net.   

To be qualified as a principal for St. Ambrose School, the candidate requirements include:

  • Active and committed Catholic
  • Commitment to community and faith development within the school
  • Leadership ability that inspires confidence
  • Interpersonal skills that enable people to be effective and productive
  • The ability to supervise and evaluate staff
  • The ability to mediate complex interpersonal relationships
  • Five years teaching experience - - at least three years in a Catholic school
  •  A master’s degree in education administration/supervision and eligible for principal/administrator certification

The Principal candidate understands and accepts his/her roles as: (a) Spiritual Leader; (b) Instructional Leader; (c) Organizational Leader; (d) Visionary Leader; and (e) Interpersonal Leader.