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Human Resources

Human Resources

The Human Resources office assists the Archdiocese in developing and maintaining a wholesome and healthy workplace for all who work together to further the mission of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. The Human Resources office is responsible for developing and updating policies and procedures affecting lay employees of the Archdiocese, both in parishes and at the Pastoral and Administration offices. Human Resources assists in the recruitment and selection of personnel at the Pastoral and Administrative offices and advises pastors and other administrative staff on recruitment, selection, employee relations, performance management, training and development and organizational development matters at the parish level. Human Resources also provides pay and benefits for the Pastoral and Administrative staff as well as a number of parishes, cleric, deacons, and staff of the archdiocese.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Administrative Assistant

    Administrative Assistant

    Catholic Pastoral Centre
    Downtown Halifax

    Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
    (Full time term position)

    The vision of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth is that everyone will encounter the love and mercy of the Father through Jesus Christ, be accompanied by a community of believers, and be equipped to share that encounter with others.

    This administrative assistant is an integral part of the effective operation of the Chancery offices providing administrative and secretarial support in both official languages to the Office of the Archbishop, the Vicar General, the Chancellor and the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Maintain Chancery records and files
    • Processes the Marriage papers received at the Chancery
    • Preparation of Celebrets and Faculties for priests as required
    • Performs a variety of administrative and secretarial support that are confidential and sensitive in nature
    • Provides French translation services for the Archdiocese

    Attributes and Experience needed to be successful in this role: STRONG attention to detail is critical; Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible administrative and secretarial experience. Demonstrated high degree of maturity, initiative, sound judgement and professionalism. Proficient data entry skills and MS office skills are essential. Above average communication skills both written and oral – a positive – energetic individual who will jump in and help when needed and where needed. Above average organizational skills with an uncanny ability to prioritize competing priorities. The successful candidate will be fluent (oral and written) in both official languages.

    If you think this is the environment and the role that interests you, send your detailed cover letter and resume along with three professional reference contacts to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Search and adhere to the Archdiocese Responsible Ministry Protocol.

    This is a full time term position until December 30, 2018. This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been found.

    Outreach Coordinator

    Volunteer Opportunity
    Outreach Coordinator
    St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Halifax
    Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth

    Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally
    whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small,
    and show you care through your actions by giving your time … We are all God’s children
    so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world
    – just respond to people’s needs … We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean,
    but that ocean would be less without that drop.- Mother Teresa

    The Daily Bread Outreach program started a lifetime ago in the small kitchen of a rectory. The program today serves close to 200 people daily, Monday through Friday out of the church hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. This is a 100% volunteer program in which teams of dedicated and faithful volunteers, prepare and serve a noon meal to those that come to our door in downtown Halifax. The volunteers have created a warm and welcoming environment in which everyone is welcome.

    A volunteer run organization does need “organization”, to that end we are looking for a special kind of individual who is willing to spend at least 15 hours per week, assisting with the administrative organization of this program which includes things like: screening volunteers; orientation of new volunteers; scheduling; quality control and dealing with client issues that may arise.

    The coordinator would have the support of the Rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica and volunteer team leaders. This special individual brings their gifts of: compassion and empathy; critical thinking and problem solving skills; planning and organization; adaptability and flexibility; attention to detail and the ability to work with absolutely everyone.

    For more information or to apply for this really interesting opportunity please contact Jeannette Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth |1531 Grafton St. | Halifax, Nova Scotia | B3J 2B9 | P: (902) 429-9800 | F: (902) 423-5201
Hours:  Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm