Opportunities

St. Ann Catholic Church, a welcoming and growing parish in Ashland, is seeking a full-time minister of Christian formation/pastoral associate. This position is dedicated to enhancing the faith development of each member of the parish community, providing them with programs and services that offer opportunities for growth in their knowledge, love and service of God. Responsibilities include working in close collaboration with the pastor, as well as guiding the coordinators of Christian formation for children and for youth, and serving as a resource to staff, committees and parish groups. A master’s degree and/or equivalent experience required. To apply, please send a cover letter, completed diocesan application and résumé to office@stannscc.org.


St. Joseph Church, Hampton, seeks a part-time music coordinator (25 hours/week); Responsible for the preparation, development, scheduling and presentation of all music for the parish. Job responsibilities include: 1) Coordinate/ play music for all weekend and holy day liturgies. 2) Coordinate/ play music for funerals, weddings, reconciliation services 3) Direct choir rehearsals 4) Participate in the planning of parish liturgies 5) Attend quarterly liturgy committee meetings 6) Coordinate, train and develop musicians, cantors/song leaders 7) Prepare an annual music budget 8) Participate in diocesan/ regional gatherings pertinent to liturgy/music. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent education and experience. Prefer a practicing Catholic in good standing, familiar with Catholic liturgy. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, résumé and application to Paul DeFluri, manager, Peninsula Cluster Parishes, phone: (757) 851- 8800, fax: 757-851-1875 or email: pdefluri@gmail.com.


The Office of Cemetery and Funeral Services (OCFS) of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks an outreach coordinator/administrative assistant.

This position will serve as the OCFS liaison and advocate for educating families on the Order of Christian Funerals, OCFS mission programs, products and services, and the benefits of advanced planning. The outreach coordinator/administrative assistant will be stationed at the OCFS office located in Williamsburg, and will serve as the first person a family member will see or talk to. They are responsible for making a good first impression when greeting walk-ins or answering inbound calls and demonstrating by example OCFS’ core values in all their dealings with families, staff and internal/external candidates.

The successful candidate will answer telephone calls and forward or relay messages to staff in a timely manner; communicate clearly and effectively with families, guests, staff and others; build relationships with staff from OCFS locations, the diocese, priests, parish staff and local community leaders and organizations; coordinate with OCFS marketing to prepare parish, marketing and mail house deliverables; publish a monthly schedule for parish outreach (and community) events; and perform other tasks and duties as assigned. Some nights and weekends will be required.

Qualifications: College degree preferred, and/or one to three years of direct experience presenting to the public, working with public organizers and providing customer service; should have knowledge of the rituals and traditions with regards to the Catholic faith; one to three years serving in parish, pastoral or Catholic ministry positions a plus; ability to conduct oneself with a “Family First” approach; proficiency in MS Office; ability to plan and coordinate medium to large size outreach and community events; excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills; strong time management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines. Bilingual preferred. Valid state-issued driver’s license, good driving record and proof of auto liability insurance is required. Interested candidates should please send a cover letter, résumé and diocesan application (https://bit.ly36ndEsX) to Kelly Shumate, HR coordinator, at jobs@richmonddiocese.org.

To learn more about the Catholic Diocese of Richmond visit www.richmonddiocese.org.


The Church of St. Therese, Gloucester, is seeking a faithful and passionate Catholic who loves Jesus and his Church for full-time employment as the coordinator of youth ministry. The successful candidate will be one who strives to lead a life of personal holiness and has a shepherd’s heart to search out and lead teens closer to Christ. He/she must have the energy to build a youth program from scratch. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a related fi eld and a minimum of three years’ experience in youth ministry. The position is responsible for overseeing the middle school and high school programs with vision, including sacramental preparation for confirmation, with special attention given to empowering lay leadership among adults and teens. Salary and benefits consistent with diocesan guidelines, qualifications and experience.

Send cover letter, résumé and Richmond Diocese application to the pastor, Father Gregory Kandt, at fr.gregory@stthersglo.org. For more information, call Father Gregory at 804-693-9043.


Christ the King School, Norfolk, is seeking to fill the following positions for the 2022-2023 school year:

Enthusiastic Instructional Assistants. Will assist with providing care, supervision and learning activities to children in a preschool and elementary environment. Qualifications: A minimum of high school diploma or equivalent with experience working with preschool aged children. Complete a background check and VIRTUS training.

Front Desk-Registrar. This person is the first face for staff, students and visitors to the school. As a place of faith, learning and growth, the office staff has a wide range of responsibilities including verbal, written and electronic correspondence, maintaining supplies and keeping vital student records.The ideal candidate will be fluent in English and Spanish, possess an associate degree or equivalent, be proficient with databases and the Google/Microsoft office suite, and have three or more years of school environment experience. Candidates must be willing to complete all necessary screening and education for the protection of children.

Technology Instructor. Will provide basic technology and coding skills using Tynker to students in Kindergarten through grade 8. In addition, the technology teacher will work closely with classroom teachers to integrate the core curriculum of the Richmond Diocese into the development and planning of all technology lessons. The successful candidate must instruct through engaged, hands-on teaching and learning, utilize 21st century teaching skills, possess good communication skills, including behavior management and social-emotional strategies, and be able to work collaboratively with an instructional team. In addition, the candidate will consistently model Catholic values and the school’s mission to the community, develop positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues, and exude professionalism.

We offer a competitive salary, full benefits and a retirement plan for vested employees. Please send an updated résumé and diocesan application via email to Mrs. Kim V. Callahan, principal, kcallahan@ctkparish.org.


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is seeking a skilled bookkeeper to join its vibrant parish staff. The bookkeeper will work under the direction of the pastor. The responsibilities of the bookkeeper position will include accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial statements. The bookkeeper assists in preparing the annual budget and prepares and clarifies monthly reports for the Parish Finance Council and, as needed, to the diocese. This position requires knowledge of accounting principles, as well as a degree in accounting with three or more years’ experience. A minimum of 30 hours per week is required for this position, with the potential for expanded hours. Salary and benefits are competitive. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and organized so as to meet monthly deadlines. Interested parties are asked to send a cover letter and résumé to Father Silvio Kaberia, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 154 N. Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or pastor@bsccva.com.


The Catholic Diocese of Richmond seeks an innovative and motivated Assistant Editor for its Office of Communications.

We are looking for a person who is experienced in print and digital media, and who sees the complementariness of them in order to serve the multiple constituencies within our diocese.

At our biweekly publication, The Catholic Virginian, you will be responsible for working closely with the editor in planning local and national content, writing, editing and placing copy, following up on story leads and assisting the editor by working with correspondents in developing feature articles.

At the same time, you will assist in strengthening the publication’s daily digital presence, developing ways of engaging the Catholic community through timely news and information. The individual will assist in producing a visually appealing print and digital product through written and visual storytelling.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism/Mass Communications or related field required, and a minimum of three years’ related experience in print and digital communications, with Catholic communications experience preferred.  Strong understanding of digital journalism, best practices and the ability to keep abreast of emerging trends required.

The successful candidate will be a strong, professional communicator — interpersonally and in writing — and a collaborator. Flexibility, initiative, self-motivated, strong attention to detail, ability to manage time, plan, organize and manage multiple projects are a must, as is commitment to maintain confidentiality. Expertise in using mobile devices as a reporting tool a bonus. The position requires some evening and weekend hours, with some travel throughout the diocese.

Proficiency using Microsoft Office and AP Stylebook is required, and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional). Knowledge of Catholic News Service Stylebook is desired.

Background clearances are required.

A practicing Catholic passionate about serving the mission of the Catholic Church through storytelling, and who has working knowledge of Church structure and Catholic Church teaching is required.

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, résumé with samples or links to samples of your work, and completed diocesan application to Kelly Shumate, HR Coordinator, at 7800 Carousel Lane, Richmond, VA 23294.  Email jobs@richmonddiocese.org.  Fax 804-622-5163.


St. Augustine Church, North Chesterfield, is seeking a full-time, 35 hours a week, coordinator of facilities maintenance. Basic duties include working trades people who are members of the parish as well as contractors to assure the proper maintenance of the facility — church, offices and rectory. Applicants should be capable of performing some basic maintenance and be willing to work with largely Hispanic volunteer base. Interested candidates please email Caroline Honings with a diocesan application (https://bit.ly/36ndEsX) to chonings@staugustinerva.org.


Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach, is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) communication specialist. This position will manage Ascension’s communication avenues to ensure parish information is being disseminated on multiple platforms to staff, ministries, parishioners and our local community. This person will collaborate with the parish secretary, other staff and lay leaders to ensure information is being communicated consistently and correctly. Because evangelization is an important part of our messaging, the applicant must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Visit www.ascensionvb.org/employment-opportunity for additional information or email Lisa Liedl at liedll@ascensionvb.org.


Catholic High School, a college preparatory school serving eastern Hampton Roads, is seeking a business manager to begin in June. A full-time, 12-month position, responsibilities include a wide variety of administrative functions, including assurance of compliance with civil law, human resources and diocesan policies. The successful candidate has a bachelors’ degree in business, accounting or a related field, demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining budgets, three or more years in business administration and employee supervision. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and diocesan application https://bit.ly/36ndEsX to Mrs. Peggy Boon, principal of Catholic High School at boonp@chsvb.org.


Peninsula Catholic High School has openings for the following positions:

Director of development and marketing. The director of development and marketing is charged with organizing, implementing and guiding a comprehensive philanthropy program to secure support, with a focus on major gifts and scholarship funding, through strategically cultivating constituency groups and the broader business community.

Director of enrollment. The director of enrollment provides visionary leadership in the development, implementation and achievement of strategic recruitment, retention and graduation goals of the school. The director is responsible for critical recruitment and marketing strategies, enrollment projections, goals, budgets, policies, procedures and guidance for the enrollment process.

Visit www.peninsulacatholic.org for more information about both of these positions.


Peninsula Catholic High School, Newport News, seeks a full-time events and alumni relations coordinator to assist the director of development and marketing with fund- raising, events coordination, donor and alumni relations. This position includes planning and executing events, donor cultivation, alumni relations, communication with stake- holders, procurement, volunteer coordination and database management. Strong written and verbal communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills essential for this position. Minimum three years of prior development and events experience. Proficiency with DonorPerfect, Google Documents and Microsoft Suite a plus. Occasional weekend and evening hours are required. Please send a cover letter, résumé and diocesan application to the director of development and marketing, Robin Thomas, rthomas@peninsulacatholic.org. Applications for employment can be download-ed from the Diocese of Richmond’s website (Human Resources Tab).


Peninsula Catholic High School seeks collaborative and experienced teachers/ instructors who have an enthusiasm for youth, skills for effective integration of technology in the classroom, and a desire to be part of a community with a 119-year history of excellence in Catholic education. Unique to PCHS, in person and virtual students take classes together, with teachers providing high-quality instruction and engaged learning activities that serve both learners. Filling full-time instructors for Math (Algebra I and above), experience with online platforms such as webassign/ Kuta/IXL preferred; Science (Earth Science and Biology) hands-on inquiry and STEM focus is a must; Social Studies; and English.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred; must have a current Virginia teaching license with endorsements in the assigned subject areas. Please send cover letter, résumé, diocesan application and references to: Peninsula Catholic High School, Attn: Principal, 600 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601 or principal@ peninsulacatholic.org. Applications for employment can found at https://bit.ly/36ndEsX.

Deadline is April 30, 2022, or until the position is filled. Please visit www.peninsulacatholic.org for more information on our dynamic, innovative school.


St. Mary Catholic Church, Richmond is seeking a director of music responsible for the design, facilitation, and implementation of the parish’s liturgical music ministry in a manner that promotes the “full, conscious, and active participation,” called for by the liturgical rites in the Roman Catholic Church as articulated in the documents of the Second Vatican Council. In collaboration with the pastor, the director of liturgy, staff members, and parishioners, the director of music is charged with integrating music ministry into the overall parish mission. The director recruits, trains, directs and oversees the choir, instrumentalists, bell choir & cantors, and serves as the keyboardist. The parish’s repertoire consists of liturgical music drawn primarily from Breaking Bread (OCP) and Gather (GIA).

This is a full time position. The director’s specific schedule is negotiable, but will include leading choir rehearsals, the Saturday/Sunday liturgies, funerals, weddings & other liturgies, as well as attending the weekly parish staff meeting.

The ideal candidate holds a Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, in music or music education with specialized training credentials in liturgical music and understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy; knowledge of performance practice and liturgical styles and forms; understanding of musical, liturgical and pastoral needs; the ability to exercise discerning judgment in selection of liturgical music based on the parish’s musical style; has five to seven years of parish ministry experience, though not required; proficiency in keyboard performances, to include piano and organ; knowledge of basic piano and organ maintenance; familiarity with vocal techniques and experience in choral leadership.

The position is available beginning February 1, 2022.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and completed diocesan application (accessible at https://bit.ly/3pSfKZm) to Joyce Park at jpark@stmarysrichmond.org.

For more information on the parish, please visit our website at https://www.stmarysrichmond.org.


Cluster Parishes of Portsmouth and Chesapeake are looking for an energetic person to assume the full-time position of coordinator of religious education as well as youth ministries for a well-established and active program for children, junior high school and high school students. Applicant must be a practicing Catholic and possess a love for and knowledge of the Catholic faith, as well as a strong commitment to the faith development of children and young people. Professional work ethic and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferable. Children and/or youth ministry programming experience desired.

Primary responsibilities: Organize sacrament preparation for first reconciliation, first Eucharist and confirmation. Facilitate catechists in the instruction of the Catholic faith for children and youth programs. Organize and manage the annual Vacation Bible School. Maintain the integrity and files for the Safe Environment Program. Coordination with diocese, pastor and other staff members regularly. Work variable hours, including weekends, nights and holidays, to meet the needs of the children and youth programs.

If you are interested and have further questions, please contact Father Tony Morris at pastor@clusterparishes.com or call 757-484-7335.


Star of the Sea Parish, Virginia Beach, is seeking a full time (36 hours/week) music coordinator to begin Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The music coordinator will collaborate with the pastor and other staff members in implementing and providing music for all parish liturgies and other parish celebrations.

Responsibilities: The music coordinator must work well with others in order to plan, evaluate and set objectives, with the specific focus on music. They must serve as a professional resource to the staff and parish in the area of music. In addition, they will: • recruit and schedule musicians for all Sunday and other major liturgical celebrations. • plan and organize appropriate music for Sunday and seasonal liturgical celebrations with the pastor and those involved with the liturgy. • recruit, train and support the instrumentalists, choir members and cantors, while scheduling and holding rehearsals. • provide assistance for parishioners needing music for weddings and funerals. They will develop and maintain a list of instrumentalists, organists and cantors available to assist with those liturgies. • help prepare the budget, work within it and monitor the authorized expenses to ensure keeping in line with it. • maintain a level of knowledge and skills required for the ministry through music lessons, reading and attending workshops and conventions. They also participate in regional, diocesan and national professional organizations, as approved and appropriate. • maintain office hours Tuesday through Friday. Their hours include times for weekend Masses, funerals, weddings, sacramental celebrations, and for choir, cantor and instrumental practices.

Qualifications: Must be a Roman Catholic participating in regular worship, a master’s degree in music is preferred or equivalent education and experience, and a developed skill in at least one musical instrument. Must demonstrate good organizational skills and volunteer leadership skills, and have a knowledge of computer skills especially with music software. Contact Father Steve DeLeon at frsteve@staroftheseaparish.com to apply.


Commonwealth Catholic Charities chief financial officer. This position is responsible for directing financial activities of the agency. Responsibilities include managing payroll, personnel, accounts payable and receivable; maintaining the general ledger; preparing reports; directing the preparation of budgets; coordinating audits; and developing accounting policies, among others. Qualified applicants will have a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of accounting experience. Five years of supervisory experience is required. CPA certification required. Experience working for a similar organization preferred. One full-time position is available. For full job descriptions and to apply for any of our open positions, visit our website at www.cccofva.org/openpositions. We only review applications submitted through our applicant tracking system and will contact you if we are interested in moving forward with you as a qualified candidate.


St. Michael the Archangel, Glen Allen, is seeking a part-time, 20 hours a week, custodian/janitor to perform janitorial work in the church and rectory. Basic job duties include but are not limited to sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, surface cleaning, trash removal, cleaning bathrooms, restocking (soap dispenser/hand sanitizer/toilet paper rolls), grounds maintenance, room setups and window cleaning. Interested candidates please email Sue Miyashita with a diocesan application (richmonddiocese.org/office/office-of-human-resources/) to admin@saint-mikes.org.


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Norfolk, is seeking a part- time (20 hours per week) coordinator of youth ministry to work in forming young disciples of Jesus Christ. The youth minister would be working with high school (LifeTeen) and middle school youth ministry (Edge), as well as confirmation preparation.

Basic Qualifications: Practicing Catholic in good standing, able to participate in the sacramental life of the Church, with a ready and proficient knowledge of the faith; grounded in sound Catholic doctrine, faithful to the teaching authority of the Church; passion for evangelizing and guid- ing/mentoring youth; valid driver’s license and must be willing to have a criminal background check and be VIRTUS certified; willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, and occasional overnight trips to chaperone diocesan events; proficient in the use of technology and social media, e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.; bachelor’s or master’s degrees in religious studies or theology from a Catholic institution or certification in youth ministry. Candidates should send a cover letter, application and résumé to Alfie Martinez-Coyle at PA2@blessed-sacrament.com


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St. Gabriel Catholic Church is seeking to hire a part-time music coordinator (25 hours/week) to facilitate and plan the music for all liturgies. The ideal candidate must possess a solid understanding of Catholic liturgy, knowledge of liturgical music in a variety of styles, leadership skills to enable vocal training with the cantors, and the ability to work in cooperation with and under the direction of the pastor. Keyboard or guitar proficiency is preferred. The ability to play the keyboard, piano and/or guitar is a plus. A degree in music is preferred but not required. In addition to coordination of the cantors, musicians and choirs, this position will help coordinate holy day, wedding, funeral and other special occasion music. Strong computer skills a must. Must be a Roman Catholic in good standing. Salary is in accordance with diocesan scale.

Education and/or Certification: Degree in music performances and composition or equivalent education is preferred. Experience: Three to five years’ liturgical music experience. Strong knowledge and appreciation of Catholic liturgy.

To apply: Please send a résumé and diocesan application to: Therese Venti, 8901 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832; fax 804-639-6591 or therese.venti@saintgabriel.org.


St. Gabriel Catholic Church is seeking applicants for the position of children’s formation coordinator. This position is responsible for overseeing the faith formation program for pre-school through grade 5, and children’s preparation for first reconciliation and first Eucharist.

Qualifications: Candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. Undergraduate degree in theology, ministry, religious education or equivalent preferred. Excellent people skills, outstanding computer skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

This is a 25-hour-per-week, part-time position with regular weekend events and occasional evening meetings. To apply: Please send a résumé and diocesan application to Therese Venti, 8901 Winterpock Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832 or thereseventi@saintgabriel.org.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem, is seeking a full-time business manager.

Responsibilities: The overall management of the facilities, human resources and finances for the parish. This includes managing payroll, implementing budget processes, bookkeeping, preparing financial reports, interfacing with vendors and contractors, maintaining access information and personnel fi les. The business manager reports to the pastor.

Qualifications: At least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field, or equivalent experience is required. Required skills include strong interpersonal and communication skills, organization, knowledge of accounting principles and budget preparation.

To apply: Please send a résumé and diocesan application to Father Danny Cogut (Pastor) at dcogut@richmonddiocese.org or 314 Turner Road, Salem, VA 24153.


Director of Music, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Norfolk. The director of music should have excellent competence with piano, voice and organ. The director of music regularly offers solos in addition to accompanying cantors and choir. Typically, the director will lead the choir for one Mass each Sunday and accompany cantors at the other two. The director will regularly offer both traditional and contemporary vocal solos for meditation and worship. The director of music is responsible for all liturgical music in the parish, including the planning and providing of music for three weekend Masses, one weeknight Mass and additional prayer services and all holy day Masses. Rehearsal and conducting of one parish choir and training and accompanying cantors is essential. The parish staff functions as a very close team, and the director of music is often involved in other programs in the parish, especially the Life Teen and Edge programs, prayer services and evangelization and outreach. There are three Sunday Masses (one anticipated). There is a small choir which sings at one Sunday Mass. Most of the worship is led by cantor and director of music. The position is open immediately. Position requires applicant to be a practicing Roman Catholic in full union with the Church. Please email your résumé to Erika Erickson: e.erickson@trinitynorfolk.org.


St. Mary Star of the Sea School, Hampton, is seeking applications for teaching and staff positions for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our mission is to educate and form the whole child in virtue and intellect.

Teacher qualifications are: 1) Be an enthusiastic and creative teacher with a minimum of two years of teaching experience; 2) Preference is given to active, practicing Catholics committed to joyfully witnessing the faith to young people; 3) Possess excellent speaking and writing skills and have the same high expectations of students; 4) Have an up-to-date/in-process teaching license.

Spanish Teacher — Part-Time (70%). Grades K-5: one class/week; Grades 6 & 7: two classes/week; Grade 8: three classes/week for High School Credit.

Music Teacher — Part-Time (40%). Grades K-5: one class/week, 16 hours/2 days a week.

For application: https://www.saintmarystarofthesea.com/about/join-the-mission-employment-opport.cfm.

Send résumé and cover letter to: admin@saintmarystarofthesea.com.


Incarnation Catholic Church, Charlottesville, seeks a full-time music coordinator. Responsibilities include three English Masses; parish choir; providing and/or scheduling music for other liturgical services; and works with Spanish language ensembles for three Spanish Masses. Required proficiency on piano or organ. Knowledge of Spanish helpful but not required. Please see our website incarnationparish.org for more information.


Immaculate Conception Church, Hampton, invites candidates to apply for the pastoral musician opportunity, a full-time benefits eligible position. The pastoral musician will support the Gospel message and develop a prayerful, singing assembly through organization, preparation and evaluation of liturgical celebrations and through education and personal ministry. The person will oversee the preparation of choir, instrumentalists and cantors for all liturgies, including funerals, weddings, baptisms and special celebrations. All inquiries should be directed to searchcommittee@icchampton.org.


The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond, is looking for a full-time (40 hours/week) maintenance technician. Some duties required are cleaning and sanitizing the church and office area, assist director of facilities and staff members as needed and perform scheduled preventative maintenance and general repairs when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift 50 pounds, the ability to work flexible hours, to walk extensively throughout the workday and to climb ladders and navigate heights such as the roof areas. This position requires a successful clearance by Social Services, criminal background check and certificate of VIRTUS training, all of which are provided through the parish. Salary is based on diocesan scale and demonstrated experience in the maintenance field. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to tbaham@richmondcathedral.org.


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