Diocese of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Job Title:
Diocesan Secretary for Parish Life


  • An ability to represent the diocesan Bishop;
  • A Masters in Theology or related field;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in pastoral ministry and demonstrated commitment to the Catholic Church’s mission, vision and values;
  • Capacity to create and nurture a team approach to ministry, rooted in servant leadership;
  • Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills, with particular skill for group process facilitation and project management;
  • Leadership and supervisory experience in a diocese or other complex organizational environment, relating to a wide variety of people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures;


  • Oversees the ongoing implementation of the pastoral letter Wounded and Loved, Regathering the Scattered and other initiatives from the Bishop as they apply to parishes;
  • Engages the OPL team in the implementation of the Vision 2020 Deanery Pastoral Planning in response to and in partnership with specific parish, cluster or deanery projects and in alignment with existing parish pastoral plans and goal.
  • Serves on the Diocesan Curia and actively collaborates with each Diocesan Secretary in areas of interfacing responsibility;
  • Interacts regularly with the Regional Episcopal Vicars, deans, pastors, priests, PLCs and deacons regarding diocesan initiatives and services related to parish vitality;
  • Oversees the ministry and budget of the Office for Parish Life team, establishing a work plan which includes clear goals and objectives for each member, and for the team collectively;
  • Maintains active network of various parish personnel and volunteers to ensure ongoing communication, effective partnership, and resource delivery;
  • Forms Regional Service Teams designed to assist deaneries and parishes in each of the pastoral regions, especially in regard to activating their respective blueprint guidance;
  • Serves on diocesan boards, commissions, and advisory committees; represents the Diocese on the local, state and national levels and maintains membership in various organizations related to the responsibilities of the Office for Parish Life;

Commensurate with background, education and experience.

Application Deadline:
July 31, 2021 (Note: We reserve the right to shorten the
deadline for applications if we have sufficient interest. Please
apply early to ensure your background will be considered.)

For more information see HERE.

For consideration, please email resume to:

Brent Morton
Vice President
Catholic Recruiter Associates

Only those selected for an interview with the search
committee will be contacted