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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.



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. Cecilia's Catholic Church
 posted 5-7-17

Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation 

Job Function: a) To foster a deep relationship with Jesus in the youngest members of our parish through the oversight and development of child formation and b) to assist the Director of Faith Formation in the task of adult evangelization and catechesis by providing formation to adult catechists, sponsor parents, and parents of children in our formation programs.

Major Responsibilities:

I. (15 Hours/Week) Mentor Catechists & Sponsor Parents
a. Gather, form, and train parishioners to become catechists through one-on-one discipleship and the principles and methods of The Evangelical Catholic 
b. Gather, form, and train parishioners to become sponsor parents for families preparing their children for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion through one-on-one discipleship and the principles and methods of The Evangelical Catholic

II. (10 Hours/Week) Oversee Traditional Classroom Formation a. Schedule sessions, order textbooks, support catechists in their needs and substitute teach as necessary b. Organize and integrate Eucharistic adoration into the curriculum schedule c. Organize bi-annual in-services for catechists

III. (10 Hours/Week) Oversee Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
a. Schedule sessions, maintain materials and support catechists in their needs
b. Serve as a catechist on a permanent or substitute basis as necessary
c. Organize bi-annual in-services and monthly social gatherings for catechists
d. Perform setup and teardown of atrium as necessary

IV. (5 Hours/Week) Coordinate Sacrament Preparation
a. Conduct bi-annual Learning Centers
b. Schedule and hold individual parent meetings at least twice a year
c. Plan and execute a day retreat for children prior to both First Reconciliation and First Communion based on the principles and methods of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd d. Collaborate with the Pastor to plan the liturgies for both First Reconciliation and First Communion


Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in theology and/or catechetics or related field, or willing to work towards obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in theology and/or catechetics. Two years ministerial experience. Level I certification in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd or willing to undergo 90 hours of training for certification.

Reports to: Director of Faith Formation

To apply please visit:


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



The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori  posted 11/12/16

Principal/Head of School Position  (begins July, 2017)

Candidates should have the following skills and qualifications:
Strong, active, and vibrant Catholic faith life, faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church
Prior experience in Montessori education
Strong public relations skills, including verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to work in a complex organizational setting
Proficiency in communication technologies

About The Good Shepherd  Catholic Montessori (GSCM)

Founded in 1998, GSCM is one of a handful of Catholic Montessori schools nationwide that integrates Catholic and Montessori education and that fully utilizes the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for the spiritual formation of its students.  GSCM serves approximately 200 students, ages 3 to 14.  The school has had eight graduating 8th grade classes, is owned and operated by an independent Board of Trustees, and is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. 

GSCM is characterized by at atmosphere of joy among children and adults; an active, involved parent community; and a dedicated, talented, stable staff.  Located just 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, the school has a 13-acre campus with rolling hills, fields, and forests; several buildings (including a chapel); a natural playscape and grounds for outdoor work and play.  Since purchasing the campus in 2012, GSCM has made significant improvements to its facilities.

Cincinnati is a strong, established community for both Montessori and Catholic education, offering many opportunities for professional support and collaboration.  The Principal/Head of School position is being vacated by the school’s founder, who will remain on staff as the Executive Director and serve as a collaborator and support for the incoming Principal/Head of School.

For more information about GSCM, go to

For more information, please contact or send your resume to:
        Dan Teller, The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori
        4460 Berwick St., Cincinnati, Ohio  45227
        Phone:  513-271-4171   e-mail: 

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church  posted 5/28/16

Director of Children and Family Ministries

The purpose of the Director for Children and Family Ministry (DCFM) is to provide guidance and organizational infrastructure for ministry to our children and their families, leading potential volunteers and parents to become involved, and allowing ministry leaders to focus on their various ministries.


The function of the DCFM is to help guide and facilitate ministries for children from birth to age 12, and their families, working with volunteers in a suburban church. It is, as well, to work with the Christian Formation Ministry team, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Leadership Team, and the Director of Youth Ministries toward the congregational goal to “challenge our clergy, staff, and ministry teams to lead us into a deeper relationship with Christ through worship, education, and caring” as it specifically applies to our ministry with children and families. This position is new to St. Catherine’s, so an attitude of listening and learning and helping us to create effective opportunities for children to encounter God will be important.  This is a collaborative position working with well-trained and active teachers and volunteers in a ministry team environment. 

Salaried Position: based on40 hours/week, with benefits, including continuing education.
Salary commensurate with experience.

Please read more about 
Responsibilities, Qualifications and Character here.

If interested please sumbit a cover letter and resume to

 St. William of York Catholic School posted 4/21/16

 Academic Excellence   Personalized Attention    Authentic Catholic Culture

Job Description

We are seeking enthusiastic Full and Part Time Preschool Teachers to implement our new preschool model in the 2016/2017 school year, preferring candidates with Level I and Level II training in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Position may include Preschool administrative responsibilities. Candidates must have knowledge, experience and skill working with primary aged children and creative ideas for engaging young children in an authentic Catholic culture. An interview in person and strong references will be required. Interested candidates please email resume and cover letter to Principal Frank Nicely:

About the School

St. William of York Catholic School is the parish school for the Church of St. William of York in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA. We are a PreK-8th grade school with loyalty to the Magisterium and a strong commitment to the traditional Catholic Education and an authentic Catholic culture. We are a dynamic school family united in Gospel charity and we encourage applicants to explore our school website:

Pastoral Associate of Life Long Faith Formation  posted 4/20/2016

 St. Andrew the Apostle
27 Kresson – Gibbsboro Road
Gibbsboro, NJ  08026

 The Pastoral Associate of Life Long Faith Formation is a member of the parish’s staff and reports to the Pastor.  This part-time position (28 hour)  will also manage and oversee all sacramental preparation and all lifelong faith formation programs.  The PALLFF will also manage and have oversight of the entire Religious Education Program using the “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” as a principal methology.   Must have excellent organizational skills and facilitated other programs such as : Whole Community Catechesis, Growing in Faith Together, Special Needs Program, The Way (traditional CCD) . MA in Theology with a minimum of 5 years leadership experience.  A more detailed job description, containing responsibilities and requirements, can be obtained by contacting

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to  

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Catechist for Preschool/ The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd posted 4/20/16

Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church 36811 North Pima Road Carefree, AZ 85377

Crossroads are Pima and Cave Creek Road

This is a part time paid position. Our preschool program allows flexibility in our CGS program for scheduling. Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday classes can be held. This position is approximately 10 hours a week. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, weekly information for parents, lesson planning maintaining the material and environment. OLOJ CGS program has all presentation/centers available. Applicant will continue professional development through reading and participating in diocesan and other opportunities.

Please visit our website at for more information about our program. Please contact Director of Preschool Jessica Snook at 480-346-3059 if interested in the position.


Candidates should have the following skills and qualifications:

·        Practicing Catholic in good standing and faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church

·        Strong understanding of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd methodology

·        Strong interpersonal and public relations skills; verbal and written communication skills

·        Ability to work collaboratively with the families, teachers and staff

·        Be organized and self-motivated