Diocese of Metuchen

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Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Piscataway, NJ 

The Diocese of Metuchen is seeking a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry to spearhead a renewed culture of vitality and Christian life among the young Church. We believe that the signs of the times places a high priority on discipleship and spiritual multiplication of our youth. This position is not expecting a status quo response, but rather a radically new look at how to engage and form youth and young people. 

The primary qualification is to be a person of living faith and deep commitment to Christ and His Church. Other critical qualifications include; refined leadership skills, and sufficiently developed Christian virtues to work collaboratively and innovatively with a wide range of populations. 

The position will require the use of technology and social media as means of outreach and engagement. In addition, the successful candidate must be in strong possession of the use of Sacred Scripture for teaching and a comprehensive understanding of faith and morals that can be dynamically presented in both an evangelistic and apologetical way. 

Formal training is desired in the form of at least a Bachelors degree in Pastoral Ministry/Theology or a related field of study, along with a minimum of five years of youth ministry experience. The facility with Spanish and/or experience in multi-cultural settings is a great plus.

Compensation includes a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and salary requirements via e-mail to HR@diometuchen.org.  

No phone calls please. Only those candidates that approximate our needs and qualifications will be contacted for an interview. 

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

Presently, the Diocese of Metuchen is seeking a Project Manager that will assist with aspects of management of construction projects at parish and diocesan properties as assigned by the Director of the Office by performing the following duties:

  • Assists parishes and parish building/facilities committees with ensuring their renovation and construction projects have appropriate planning, budgeting and scheduling, including cost estimates, bid sheets, layouts, permits and construction contracts
  • Assists parishes with contract bid analysis
  • Assists parishes and parish building/facilities committees with periodic status meetings, project walk through (interim and final), development of “punch lists” and ensuring final Certificates of Occupancy are issued
  • Collaborates with pastors on surveying parish buildings, roofs, and boilers, identifying structural issues
  • Assists parishes with reviews of requests for proposals (RFP’s), contracts and associated documents
  • 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
  • Assists with development of Approved Contractor List
  • 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 and/or minimum 5 years work related experience
  • Certification in Project Management
  • Background in electrical, plumbing, construction or other related trades
  • Working knowledge of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations a plus, but not essential
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to travel regularly to offsite locations

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.

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

Parish Secretary/Receptionist, Far Hills - Peapack, NJ 

St. Elizabeth- St. Brigid Parish in Far Hills- Peapack is seeking a part time Secretary/Receptionist, Monday through Friday.   Applicants must have good communication skills,   organizational skills, have proficiency in Word and Excel (website knowledge a plus) and be able to work collaboratively with pastor and parish staff.  Duties include but not limited to preparing the parish bulletin, maintaining accurate parishioner records and donations, answering telephone calls and directing accordingly as well as taking messages, and other daily functions needed to provide information and support to the parish community. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic.

Interested applicants are invited to send a resume by e-mail to: ParishLife@SaintEB.org or mail to: St. Elizabeth-St. Brigid Parish, PO Box 33, Peapack, NJ  07977.  Please no phone calls.

Head of School, Immaculata High School, Somerville, NJ 

Immaculata High School is a fully accredited co-educational Parochial Catholic school located in Somerville, NJ, with an enrollment of 500 and a faculty/staff of 70. Candidate for the Head of School position must be a visionary leader, willing to assume responsibility for day-to-day administration as well as long-range strategic planning.  The Head of School supervises the Academic Dean, Dean of Students and the Athletic Director. The Head of School oversees advancement, academic affairs, student affairs and community affairs, and participates in marketing, enrollment and business operations of the school through assigned administrators.  With the support of the Pastor and school chaplain, the Head of School upholds the Catholic Identity of Immaculata. The Head of School acts as the liaison between the Office of Schools of the Diocese of Metuchen, surrounding parishes, the local community, the media, as well as, parents, alumni and volunteers.  Candidate must be a practicing catholic, committed to upholding the catholic identity of the school, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and the desire to uphold excellence in academic standards.  Applicants must hold a Master’s Degree or higher in educational administration or related field and have educational experience in administration in a catholic school.  The Head of School reports to the pastor of the parish who is Director of the School.

Salary will be competitive and is negotiable.  Position open July 1, 2018.

Application form can be downloaded at www.immaculatahighschool.org and along with a letter of application and resume send to:

Immaculata Search Committee
240 Mountain Avenue,
Somerville, NJ, 08876

or email to Patricia Tiger at ptiger@immaculatahighschool.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