Human Resources

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The mission of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland’s Office of Human Resources is to promote, support and respect the dignity, diversity and rights of all employees who work in the Diocese of Portland. We exist to foster an environment that allows each employee to carry out his or her ministry and utilize his or her talents according to God's will; to provide a process to ensure fair wages and comprehensive benefits; to promote justice and fair treatment for each employee in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, fully accepting the values of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church; to ensure compliance with applicable civil laws; and to avoid unnecessary risk to employees and the Diocese of Portland.

We strive to foster an environment of invitation, welcome, motivation, trust, and well-being for all employees. We serve all employees of the diocese: the diocesan offices, the parishes and schools, the cemeteries, and other special missions. In our ministry, we serve every employee, honoring each employee’s role and sense of vocation. We recognize our particular responsibility to be a resource to the pastors, principals, and department leaders in their efforts to lead and empower those who work with them in their mission.

We strive to model the behaviors which support and empower others -- to skillfully listen and honestly respond and to offer accurate information and technical assistance. We also strive to create and maintain consistent, comprehensive support systems, policies, and programs throughout the diocese which, in keeping with the Gospel message, value all persons and their ministerial gifts. We hold ourselves accountable to the expectations inherent in those systems, policies, and programs because we recognize our responsibility to model behaviors which are just and to which we must call others accountable.

We anticipate that through the collaborative efforts of all employees who work for the diocese, we can create a healthy, vibrant, professional work environment focused on the mission of the Gospel.


Ms. Elizabeth Allen