The United States 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.
Pastoral Assistant for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Mary, Queen of Peace Parish in Sammamish, WA, is hiring a Pastoral Assistant for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). We are seeking a catechist to launch a CGS program at our parish this fall, offering faith formation for children ages preschool to 5th grade. At minimum, the ideal candidate is a catechist with experience and certification in CGS Levels 1 and 2, or willing to complete Level 2 training this summer. Other desired qualifications include experience with materials making, guiding newer catechists, building a program, and integrating a program within the broader faith formation programs of a parish. The position is full-time and will begin as soon as possible.
Please send resume or questions to Rich Shively, Pastoral Assistant for Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, St. Andrew the Apostle, Chandler, AZ
St. Monica Catholic School on Mercer Island, WA
Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – PreK-8th Grade)
St. Monica Catholic School on Mercer Island, WA is hiring a Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for their PreK – 8th grade school. St. Monica School is a diocesan Catholic school educating their children in the classical tradition, which pairs beautifully with the methods and approach used in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The ideal candidate is a catechist with experience in CGS to direct the growing program within the school and serve the local parish and homeschool community. At minimum, the catechist will be Certified in Level 1 and 2, have experience with materials making, be able to guide newer catechists, and develop the program. The position is part time (approximately 25-30 hours/week) to be determined at hire, with potential to develop into a full-time position, if mutually agreeable.
Please send resume or inquiries to Marybeth Bohm, Principal at email@example.com
Montessori Lead Guide
(Ages 3-6), Tulsa, OK
Holy Family Classical School seeks an experienced Montessori Lead Guide for our joyful (3-6) Casa dei Bambini.
Formation in and appreciation of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is preferable. Faculty members fully support teachings of the Catholic Church, and enthusiastically participate in daily prayer as a faith-filled community.
Holy Family Classical School is a Catholic classical liberal arts, PreK-8 school under the auspices of the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma. Founded by Saint Katharine Drexel 120 years ago, Holy Family Classical School provides an exceptional Catholic and Classical education in the spirit of our saintly foundress.
Please email cover letter and CV directly to Headmaster of Holy Family Classical School, Dr. Marcel Brown at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Catechist and Administrative Assistant
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Durham, North Carolina, seeks an administrative assistant for children’s faith formation to begin on or before June 1, 2021.
We are a large, multicultural Franciscan parish in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC, with a thriving parochial school, Immaculata. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), a Montessori-style approach that we’ve used since 1991, is used at both the parish and the school. Combined, our CGS program serves about 800 children. Over half of our children come from Spanish-speaking homes, and we do catechesis in English, Spanish, and bilingually. We also have a growing ministry for children and young adults with special needs or developmental disabilities.
The parish CGS program has a dedicated team of volunteer catechists, and the school has two paid CGS catechists. We work together as one program with shared environments, materials, trainings, and sacramental events. The administrative assistant aids the director of CGS with coordinating and supporting the catechists at the parish and the school, aids the bilingual faith formation administrator with paperwork and communication with parents, and is one of the lead catechists in the parish atria.
The position is full-time, with about half of the time spent in the atrium with the children as a CGS catechist and the other half in the office as an administrator. (Candidates interested in working part-time, either as a catechist or as an administrator, will also be considered.) Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with diocesan health and retirement benefits. Candidates must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
The role of catechist is the most important aspect of this position. Candidates, therefore, should be a practicing and prayerful Catholic with CGS or Montessori experience, willing to begin or continue with their CGS certification. Experience or interest in working with people with disabilities would be beneficial but not essential.
The administrative assistant should have excellent communication skills—ideally in Spanish as well as in English. They should be well organized and proficient with various digital platforms and social media; more importantly, the administrative assistant must possess the soft skills necessary to talk effectively and pastorally with parents and their children.
The ideal candidate would have:
- CGS training and experience in Levels 1 & 2
- Excellent interpersonal skills in English and Spanish
- Strong organizational skills
- A firm understanding of Catholic theology and practice
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Joel Musser, Director of CGS, at email@example.com.
Our Lady’s Montessori School
Montessori Lead Teacher – Ages 6-12
Our Lady’s Montessori School is looking for a trained 6-12 year old Montessori lead teacher to begin in August 2021.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd experience with Levels I, II and III is preferable.
Employees are expected to fully support the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Please send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org