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The National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGSUSA) offers this page as a resource to its members who are seeking candidates for positions (paid or volunteer) in support of their work in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Information posted has been provided by the named individual and/or church, school or organization. CGSUSA neither endorses any organization or information posted nor assumes any liability for services offered or obtained as a result of any posting. Postings will be removed after 90 days if not renewed by the original poster.



Newman Catholic Community at UNC Chapel Hill

posted July 2, 2018

Pastoral Associate for Catechesis

The Pastoral Associate for Catechesis is a member of the pastoral staff of the Newman Catholic Community at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The primary ministry of the Pastoral Associate for Catechesis is to administer (facilitate, coordinate, foster, and evaluate) the parish catechesis programs for pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school youth. This position collaborates closely with the Franciscan Friars, the Associate Campus Minister, and the Associate Director of Pastoral Life and Campus Ministry.

Hired by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh (via Newman), this position is a permanent, full-time, exempt, year-long appointment.

Send applications or inquiries to:



Kairos Montessori

Elementary Guide with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd


We are looking for an elementary guide to start and lead the first Catholic Montessori Elementary programme in Cascais Portugal, at Kairos Montessori.  We are a Catholic School that currently offers the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 in our Children's House and will be creating a lower elementary class to start September 2018..

The candidate must be a kind, gentle, organised, and diligent individual that is willing to help create this elementary programme. Knowledge of the Catholic Faith a must; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helpful.

Kairos is a Cambridge International authorised Primary School, further details can be found at

For applications and further information please email



St. George's Episcopal Church

posted June 5, 2018

Director of Children's and Youth Formation

St. George’s, a growing parish of the Diocese of Virginia, seeks a Director of Children’s and Youth Formation to begin work in early summer 2018.

For almost 300 years, St. George’s has been extending a message of Christian welcome and hospitality in Fredericksburg and beyond. Our community loves tradition and also embraces innovation and creativity. We treasure variety and diversity within a context of unity and communion. We strive to fulfill the mission of the Church to restore all persons to unity with God and each other in Christ.

St. George’s is known in Fredericksburg as a place where people of many faiths and backgrounds can gather for prayer, service, and conversation. We offer five Sunday liturgies (average Sunday attendance of 425) as well as weekday noon services led by a mixture of clergy (2 full-time and 1 quarter-time priests) and lay ministers.

St. George’s Preschool offers a Montessori-style approach and scholarships to a quarter of the 40 children enrolled. Christian formation at St. George’s centers around the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children and programs for youth and adults that invite curiosity rather than demand conformity.

The Director of Children’s and Youth Formation works under the general supervision of the Associate Rector and Rector. This full time, salaried position maintains work hours from Sunday through Thursday. The Director of Children’s and Youth Formation is responsible for helping shape and implement a parish vision for the spiritual formation of children and youth (nursery – 12th grade), into all aspects of life at St. George’s in ways that support and nurture a deepening spirituality.

QUALIFICATIONS:  The ideal candidate possesses a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) and is trained in or is willing to be trained in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (at least through level II). They must possess strong communication skills, including volunteer and personnel management, as well as solid computer skills (including MS Office Suite). A deep understanding of liturgy and theology is highly desired.

Overview of responsibilities:

Children and Youth Formation:

  1. Support the greater mission of providing a safe Christian community for children, youth, and young families where all are accepted, loved, and nurtured
  2. Develop, monitor, coordinate Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programming
  3. Develop, monitor, coordinate youth programming
  4. Oversee children / youth related programs (e.g. Sunday School, Youth Group, Nursery)
  5. Recruit and supervise adult volunteers / teachers for Sunday School and Youth Group
  6. Coordinate youth mission trips and fundraising efforts for trips
  7. Oversee budget and budget planning for children and youth formation ministries
  8. Share in Pastoral Care for children and youth

Young Families

  1. Work with the leadership to develop a vision of welcome and community for children and young families at St. George’s.
  2. Coordinate Baptisms including classes, scheduling, and communications
For more information, visit

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:

The Rev. Joe Hensley, Rector
St. George’s Episcopal Church

Or by postal mail to:
905 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Mary Seat of Wisdom

posted June 5, 2018

Primary Lead Teacher

Mary Seat of Wisdom Montessori is seeking a Primary Lead Teacher to love and guide our 3-6 year olds. Applicants must be certified or in the process of certification through a MACTE approved program. We can provide tuition assistance to help a candidate for Montessori training if needed. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training would be a huge advantage.

MSW Montessori is a young Catholic Montessori school that has sprung out of the dynamic Catholic community located in Steubenville, OH. MSW will provide a supportive environment, charming children, a beautiful setting, and a faith filled community. Teacher will have a full time aide in the classroom with a class size of under 20 students. Our community is praying for our new teacher!

Resumes can be sent Alicia Hernon at
Visit our website at or visit us on Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!


Grace Episcopal Church

posted May 17, 2018

Assistant Rector for Formation

Grace’s vestry has created the position of Assistant Rector for Formation to nurture and expand
opportunities for Christian formation at all ages and stages. Specifically, the Assistant Rector will have responsibility for shepherding our 0-12 year-old Catechesis of the Good Shepherd children’s formation program (previously under the direction of a half-time lay Children’s Ministry Director), supporting the Youth Director and program, and coordinating and enriching adult education opportunities. S/he will share with the Rector in liturgy and preaching, be available for pastoral care and special services (weddings/funerals) and will participate in various aspects of the life of our growing congregation all with an eye to keeping spiritual (trans)formation at the heart of all we do.

To apply, please send an OTM profile, resume not more than 2 pages, and a one page essay describing what is drawing you to this call at this time.

Send all materials to Kati Braak, administrative assistant to Canon Andrea McMillin at In the email subject line include your name + Grace, St. Helena Assistant Rector Search.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning May 25, 2018. The position is open until filled.

To inquire about this position or about the diocese, please contact Canon Andrea McMillin at or by phone, 916-442-6918 ext. 214


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School


posted May 1, 2018

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Classroom Teacher

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Keller, Texas, is seeking a full-time Classroom Teacher for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I for the 2018-2019 school year.
Our school assists parents with the education and formation of children in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty through a Christ-centered environment, challenging academics, and hands-on learning so that each child becomes a disciple of Christ and is prepared to respond to God’s call. Along with a love for children, a love for learning, and a liberal arts background, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree.
Applicants who have already completed Level I training and have experience guiding students in an atrium are preferred. Teachers are expected to provide engaging and active instruction, employing strategies that involve hands-on learning.
The candidate should understand how a Catholic worldview permeates the curriculum and instruction, understand the role of the moral imagination to elementary education, and be an intentional disciple of Christ committed to providing a Gospel witness. For more about our school, see here. Position is open until filled.
All interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, and resume to school principal, William Perales, at


Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School  

posted 2-28-18 

Campus Minister 

Villa Duschense and Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Missouri seeks a part-time, 10-month Campus Minister for the 2018-2019 year to serve boys and girls ages 3 - grade 6. The Campus Minister must be a practicing Catholic with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd certificaiton preferred. The position calls for someone who can nurture the spiritual life of the lower school community through the coordination of student Masses, Sacraments, and religious programs. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and background and are competitive with those of comparable institutions. Visit for a comprehensive listing of employee benefits.

Seton Academy Catholic Montessori  
   posted 2-15-18

Elementary Directress

Seton Academy, a Catholic Montessori school, established in 1979, has an opening for an elementary directress beginning in the Fall of 2018, and is happy to sponsor a candidate for Montessori training if needed. Located in a quiet western suburb of Chicago, Seton seeks a cheerful, gentle and energetic individual to guide students ages six to twelve. Large, airy classrooms, dedicated parents, pleasant work atmosphere. Knowledge of the Catholic Faith a must; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helpful.

Please call Mary C. Thorton at (630) 279-4101 or email

Elementary Guide With Catechesis of Good Shepherd Formation

posted 1-30-18

A group of Christian families coming from an AMI recognized primary environment is seeking an AMI trained elementary guide.  Our current school has reached its physical capacity. We are starting afresh and looking to grow a Christ focused, AMI recognized school in Northern Virginia which offers a quality Montessori education and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Qualified candidates will guide students who are mostly first years for the 2018-19 school year.


Ideal candidates will be motivated in the following areas: 


 - Creating a peaceful, respectful, loving classroom culture.


-  Manage cycles of lessons, projects, observations, assessments and reports for each child.


-  Support the Montessori tradition of goings out and field trips.


-  Collaborate with parents to meet goals for students.






 - AMI Elementary Certification (Completed or Begun)


- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Certification, Level II


A competitive salary with benefits will be offered.


 Send letters and resumes to



Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church  posted 6-12-17

Full Time Faith Formation Administrative Assistant

The Faith Formation Office at Saint Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Huntington Beach is looking for a full-time bilingual (English and Spanish) Administrative Assistant.  Our Parish offers all three levels of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Edge for Middle School Students. Candidate should have knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Must have excellent bilingual (Spanish/English) communication (written and oral), interpersonal, organizational and pastoral skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and have a desire to work in the church. Salary based upon experience and qualifications.

Send resume to Please email your resume to or mail to

Saint Vincent De Paul Church

Rose Antognoli

8345 Talbert Ave.

Huntington Beach CA 92646


Saint Patrick Parish
  posted 5-20-17

Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry

Saint Patrick Parish in Tacoma, Washington, seeks a faith-filled, energetic, fun-loving, Catholic-Christian to serve as Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry (grades 6-12). Must love Jesus and love youth. Full time with benefits.  We are looking for someone with a background in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to take this position so as to be able to offer extensions between the two programs. For information, contact Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at: kward@saintpats.org253-383-2783.  Visit our website ( for application materials.  Please submit applications by June 15, 2017.


St. John’s Episcopal Church  posted 4-26-17

Family Faith Formation Director

BACKGROUND INFORMATION St. John’s family ministry program helps parents and children deepen their relationship with God; learn about the love of Jesus Christ; and become active members of the St. John's family, the Episcopal Church, and the greater Christian community.

STATUS Part-Time, Exempt; lay or ordained. This position reports to the St. John’s Rector.
This position requires approximately 30 hours per week, including Sundays, occasional evenings/weekends, and special events as required.
This position is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive Christian formation program for children and families at St. John’s, that instills in children an affinity for God and for Episcopal liturgy and sacred music, that honors the importance of children and young families to the overall health of the church, and that offers new families an easy entrée into the St John’s community.
Must be at least 21 years of age, be able to successfully complete a background check, reference checks, and safe church training
Must have experience with and passion for working with children of all ages (birth to 18) and their families; should be able to offer a vision for the spiritual development of the whole child (in his or her life beyond church, and throughout his or her formative years)
Must have experience with church and Sunday school (Episcopal Church and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd highly preferred); experience as a certified CGS catechist is desirable; should have a regular personal practice of prayer, study, worship, giving, and serving
Must be able to plan and teach classes, and organize and lead events and worship experiences, that are accessible to children; must possess the ability to manage complex projects, attend to details, and improvise when needs dictate
Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; must be a relationship-builder and possess an engaging personality to which children, youth, and adults respond positively; must be an evangelist, creating a classroom climate which welcomes visiting children and their parents; must be able to work as part of a team with other lay staff, clergy, and parish volunteers

For more information, contact 
d'Layne Kerr-Layton
St. John's Episcopal Church
Boulder, CO