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Archdiocese of Newark

To apply for an open position, please submit your resume to Christiane Mendoza at christiane.mendoza@rcan.org


Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vicar General and Chief Operating Officer - Full-time

General Description

The Administrative Assistant manages a variety of duties for the Vicar General and Chief Operating Officer. The Vicar General and Chief Operating Officer coordinate the administrative affairs of the Archdiocesan Curia and the governance of the Archdiocese in matters relating to priests, parishes and other various organizations and departments associating with the Archdiocese of Newark. This position demands great communication skills, flexibility, proactive logistics, and efficiency, with demands and expectations prone to change on a day-to-day basis.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Practicing Catholic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational skills, e.g., time management in prioritizing tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, i.e., preparing/proofreading correspondence and speaking with clergy, religious and laity.
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office software, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, fax and copy machines

Education and/or Experience

An associate degree preferred

Five (5) to Ten (10) years of comparable work experience in a Catholic institution preferred.

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Associate Director - Office for Evangelization - Full-time

General Description

This person will assist the Director of the Office for Evangelization / Secretary for Evangelization in expanding the ministries of the Office for Evangelization. They will also provide support to the Secretary for Evangelization.  They will act on behalf of the Secretary when they are not available, enabling communication between the Secretary and the various Directors. 

Qualifications/Skills

  • Applicant must be Roman Catholic with a strong faith commitment. 
  • Candidate must possess excellent organization and communication skills and have a courteous and welcoming attitude both on the phone and in person. 
  • Computer Programs required: Word, Excel, Publisher, Access.

Education and/or Experience

  • Associate degree or a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar capacity.
  • Training experience desirable
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working in ministry in a parish or group setting.

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Administrative Assistant (Part-time) Clergy Personnel

General Description

Performs assigned general administrative functions, provides support to the Vicar for Clergy and administrative support to other office personnel.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Practicing Catholic with a referral letter from their pastor.
  • Understanding of Archdiocesan structure would be helpful.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good verbal communication.
  • Maintain patience during demanding situations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to handle high volume workload and multitask.
  • Have knowledge of office machines such as copiers, faxes, and other related machines
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) desirable. 

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of four years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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School Business Manager – Locations (Elmwood Park, Oradell, and Wyckoff) Full-time

General Description

The Business Manager is responsible for all bookkeeping and financial reporting at assigned school locations, as well as benefits administration in conjunction with Archdiocesan Human Resources Dept., accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting in collaboration with the Principal, Pastor and School Budget Committee.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Solid working knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Computer literate; proficient in word-processing, spreadsheets, accounting, and other business software.
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule and complete multiple assignments including special projects.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and exhibit diplomacy when interacting with all levels of religious and lay personnel.
  •  Valid driver’s license, auto, and auto insurance coverage.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline desired. Professional experience will be considered

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Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools -  Full-time

General Description

The Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools is responsible for oversight of secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Newark with special attention to the regional high schools

Qualifications/Skills

  • Knowledge of the Catholic faith, Catholic education, and high school curriculum
  • Knowledge of school management issues, personnel management and labor contract negotiation, interpretation and administration
  • Skilled in conflict resolution, meeting facilitation
  • Able to collect and analyze data

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree
  • Certification in Administration
  • At least ten years in high school administration and/or central office experience

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Senior Customer Care Representative - Catholic Cemeteries -  Full-time

General Description

The Senior Customer Care Representative is responsible for handling all customer account inquiries in a professional and timely manner. The Senior Customer Care Rep. inputs sales data and account collection related activity for Catholic Cemeteries for the Archdiocese of Newark. The Senior Customer Care Representative shall be open to work at any of Catholic Cemeteries’ locations in the northern New Jersey region.

Qualifications/Skills

The employee must be a motivated team player with excellent communications skills and a strong attention to detail. Analytical thinker. Bi-lingual capability with the Spanish language is a plus.

Education and/or Experience

High School degree and prior office experience required.  Strong computer skills with competency in Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, Teams and Word required.

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Associate Director - Catechesis - Full-Time

The Associate Director, as a member of the Catechetical Office professional staff, is responsible for the on-going development of the Catechetical Ministry in the Archdiocese of Newark in the elementary and secondary schools within the parishes and the Archdiocese.  (S)He acts as contact person, consultant, specialist, and resource person for them, working with the appropriate members of the Superintendent of Schools Office.  (S)He works as a team member with the Catechetical Office staff in discerning the areas of Catechetical Ministry development and coordination throughout the Archdiocese of Newark and cooperates with the other agencies of the Archdiocese as is required.  The Associate Director performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Practicing Catholic with a knowledge of the Catholic Church’s structure and terminology.
  • A positive referral from a pastor, who knows the applicant personally, is required.
  • Must have a valid NJ Driver’s License and own transportation.
  • In addition, the applicant must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with computer applications is necessary (e.g., Microsoft 365, Database Management, and Canva)

Education and/or Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Catechetics, Theology, Education or a related field is required.
  • Minimally, a combination of five year’s experience in parish catechetics and classroom teaching.
  • Administrative experience in a Catholic school setting is preferred.

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Digital Media Specialist Full-time

The Digital Media Specialist will help to create, manage, and grow our online multi-media content to communicate the story and news of the Archdiocese of Newark and its ministries in alignment with its organizational and communications objectives.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Strong alignment with the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church and a sound working knowledge of the Catholic faith and Church hierarchy. 
  • Adept with designing, editing, and managing website content and common social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and SEO (paid search, content optimization); proficient with online reporting and performance improvement tools.
  • Proficient with audio/video and photography technology for capturing, editing, and posting content; knowledge in graphic design software a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Archdiocese of Newark geography, demographics, and faith communities a plus.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, public relations, or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience with a record of accomplishment.
  • Excellent communications skills in writing, on the phone, and in person.

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Union Mechanic Full-time

To perform all types of cemetery operational, developmental and maintenance activities ordinarily done in the daily operations of a cemetery.

Qualifications/Skills

Experience repairing automobiles, heavy trucks and excavating equipment.

Experience operating  heavy equipment, i.e.., back-hoes.

Able to operate cemetery vehicles both on and off cemetery grounds.

Education and/or Experience

High School graduate preferred; several years of work experience desired.

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