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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.



St. Mary/St. Juan Diego Religious Educaiton

posted August 15, 2018

Special Education Coordinator

Supervisor: Debbie Sheahan,Director of Religious Education, 480-963-3207 x123,


* August – May: 10 hours

* June – July : 7.5 hours

* Must be available during RE classes on Mondays from 5:00-6:15pm and Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15pm from September-May with breaks for Fall, Christmas and Spring


* Work with families and students to determine the needs of and most appropriate placement for children with disabilities in the Religious Education program

* Provide catechists with support and strategies to be used in the classroom with children with special needs

* Have lesson plans and materials ready for the Special Education RE classes

* Work with students one-on-one or in small groups, as needed

* Recruit, train and maintain communication with volunteers who teach the Special Education RE classes

* Work with students who have special needs, their families and RE staff to provide necessary accommodations when receiving sacraments

* Assist the RE staff during registration, retreats and Sacrament Masses

Knowledge and skills preferred

* Basic knowledge of Catholic practices and teachings

* Basic knowledge about disabilities in children and some experience working with people who have disabilities

* Working knowledge of computer software

* Ability to maintain confidentiality

* Ability to work independently

Support Provided

* Forms and database templates to aide in the collection of information from families

* Full curriculum with lesson plans for the Special Education classes

* Visual material to be used in the Special Education class or with other students

* Training and support from outgoing coordinator


Diocese of Joliet

posted August 7, 2018

Secretary of Evangelization and Catechesis & Director of the Office of Lay Formation

REPORTS TO: Bishop of the Diocese of Joliet


Supervises and oversees the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis which includes the Office of Lay Formation, the Catholic Schools Office and the Religious Education Office. The position collaborates with diocesan agencies in providing formation for lay leaders and/or fostering missionary discipleship; it also collaborates with various lay apostolates and curial agencies involved in evangelization.


* Serves as a member of the Bishop’s Curia Council

* Supervises both the Director of Religious Education and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools

* Oversees the budgets for the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis

* Engages in creative thinking, on an ongoing basis, regarding best practices for evangelizing and building discipleship, and communicates this thinking to others in the diocese

* Facilitates collaboration in the areas of evangelization and catechesis within the Secretariat of Evangelization & Catechesis and with the agencies of the Secretariat of Pastoral Concerns

* Keeps abreast of theological developments in areas associated with evangelization and catechesis through review of relevant publications, as well as attendance at national conferences

* Curates and disseminates a monthly newsletter for parish leaders


* Provides leadership in these areas:

o Professional and volunteer lay ministry development

o Personal Christian formation

o General missionary discipleship among the faithful

* Identifies, encourages and facilitates the formation of potential new lay leaders, both professional and volunteer

* Works with the diocesan Bishop, agency directors, pastors, deacons and lay parish leaders to promote the holistic formation of lay leaders—addressing their human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral needs

* Develops formation opportunities in response to important developments from the Holy See and/or the USCCB

* Supports efforts organized by the various curial agencies to provide for the ongoing formation of both professional and volunteer lay personnel; provides this service directly when no curial office is able to do so

* Serves as the liaison for the Newman Institute’s collaborative efforts with local Catholic universities (e.g., CTU’s Romero Scholars Program), local and national lay apostolates and neighboring dioceses (e.g., the Archdiocese’s Lay Leadership Program)

* Facilitates ongoing formation both for agency directors through periodic “featured topics” and for the entire curia through monthly “conversations for mission”

* Serves as diocesan leader for the partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Echo Program

* Supervises the work of the office’s administrative assistant

* Keeps abreast of current trends and best practices in lay formation and lay ministry

* Designs and oversees the budget to support the work of the office

* Assumes additional duties as assigned


A Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) in theology, education, pastoral ministry or related field expected, with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in directing and managing pastoral ministry required. A mission-driven understanding of Catholic education and the Church’s vision for lifelong faith formation as well as knowledge of parish and diocesan life required. A commitment to the Church’s vision of missionary discipleship. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church. Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills are required along with good computer skills. Bilingual in Spanish and English is a plus.

TRAVEL: Approximately 10-15%. Occasional overnight.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Attractive compensation and benefits package.


For consideration, please email Dr. Arlene McSweeney, Ed.D.,


St. Martin of Tours Church

posted July 31, 2018

Director of Faith Formation
The primary mission of the Director of Faith Formation is to encourage the spiritual growth of the parish community by offering a vibrant educational program for every spiritual stage from early childhood education through to adult education including Family Catechesis. 

Directly responsible for all Sacramental Preparation Classes: Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation. Familiarity with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is preferred. Able to flexibly perform many tasks as part of a small parish leadership team and at the same time meet the needs and inspire a community with extremely high standards.
•      Practicing Roman Catholic with a strong commitment to a holistic, experience-based, and on-going formation in the Catholic faith and spirituality
•       Catechist background or degree work in theology desired
•       Familiarity with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
•       Special desire and demonstrated ability to teach and motivate young people
•       Superior organizational abilities
•       A real passion for spiritual development and evangelization
Information/Application Contact:
St. Martin of Tours Church
Applicants should send resume along with a cover letter to Fr. Ben Le through email ONLY.
Los Angles CA 90049


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

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), strong communication skills, including volunteer and personnel management, as well as solid computer skills (including MS Office Suite). A willingness to be trained in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (at least through level II) and interest in developing an understanding of liturgy and theology with support from clergy and other resources, are 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

Salary range is available upon request. Benefits include (but are not limited to) complete medical, dental, and vision coverage, continuing education funds, and sabbatical leave.

For more information, visit

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Joe Hensley at St. George’s by mail or email:

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