Diocese of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Job Title:
Director of Pastoral Planning


  • 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;


  • Leads the implementation of the Vision 2020 Deanery Pastoral Planning, in coordination with all participants from within the Diocesan organization, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, and project teams from given parishes;
  • Forms and facilitates Project Teams of parish leaders and subject matter specialists tailored to the particular needs of a given parish or deanery planning initiative;
  • Serves on the Diocesan Curia and actively collaborates with each Diocesan Secretary in areas of interfacing responsibility, especially in regard to the Vision 2020 Deanery Planning;
  • Interacts regularly with the Regional Episcopal Vicars, deans, pastors, priests, PLCs and deacons regarding diocesan initiatives and services related to pastoral planning;
  • Maintains and provides analysis of data needed to inform pastoral planning – as regards local demographics, parish statistics, financial status of parishes, and other research needs;
  • 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 role;

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