Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a job opening with the Catholic Diocese of Wichita?

  Job openings with the Chancery office and related facilities are normally advertised in the Catholic Advance. Resumes for these positions should be sent to the Human Resource Office, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita KS, 67202. Resumes for teaching positions should be sent to the Diocesan School office, or directly to the school(s) where you may have an interest in teaching. Hiring for a job opening at parish offices are most frequently handled at the parishes. Interest in any of these positions should be directed to the parish office.
 

Working for the church, what wage can I expect to receive?

  The Catholic Diocese of Wichita and the universal Church speak strongly to the question of just wages for lay employees who devote themselves to the services of the Church. Canon Law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church speak specifically to the responsibility to provide just wages and benefits to employees of the Church. To the best of it’s ability, the Diocese of Wichita endeavors to pay wages that are competitive with the local market place.
 

What benefits can I expect as an employee of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita?

 

The Diocese of Wichita has taken great care in the development of your benefit programs. These benefits have been structured to provide employees of the diocese with a fringe benefit package that is just and competitive in the market place. Described below is a brief review of the benefits available to all full time (working 30 hours or more per week on a regular basis) employees throughout the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

Benefit administration for the medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, and section 125 Flexible Benefit Plan is provided through Health Smart Benefit Solutions and linked to the preferred health care network of ProviDRs Care. Administration of the retirement plan is provided by Goldleaf Partners and BOK Financial.

It is the policy of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita that salary or bonus not be given in lieu of benefits. Benefits are provided for the health and welfare of employees and their families. Pay in lieu acts as an enticement away from participation and could contribute to employees going without insurance coverage. Additionally, participation by employees in health insurance is discretionary, and therefore is not considered part of the employee’s taxable compensation.

GROUP MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE Diocese of Wichita Lay Benefit Plan
All full time employees working 30 hours per week or more are eligible. For those employees with less than 15 years of service to the diocese 60% of the premium is paid by the employer, for those with more than 15 years of service 75% is paid by the employer, and employees with 25 or more years of service 90% is paid by the employer.

GROUP LIFE AND DEPENDENT LIFE INSURANCE
All full time employees working 30 hours per week or more are eligible. The employer pays group life coverage for the employee. Dependent life coverage for the family is available for $1.44 per month (paid by the employee).

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE
All full time lay employees working 30 hours per week or more are eligible. The employer pays premiums.

DIOCESAN RETIREMENT PROGRAM
All lay employees are eligible to contribute to the plan at the beginning of the first plan quarter following their date of employment. Employer matching will begin following twelve consecutive months of employment in which the employee works at least 1,000 hours.

CAFETERIA PLAN UNDER SECTION 125 of the internal revenue code.
All full time employees are eligible for participation in the section 125 plan.
The plan allows for pre tax withholding from gross salary for the following deductions:

  1. Health insurance premium.
  2. Health care spending account allows you to set aside pre tax dollars for health care cost that are not covered through health insurance.
  3. Dependent care spending account allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for dependent or childcare.  

PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE
Included in the lay medical benefit plan (see plan design summary). All full time employees are eligible for this coverage.

WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE
Each parish, school, or institution within the Catholic Diocese of Wichita maintains workers compensation coverage for all employees. This coverage is provided at no cost to the employee. Workers compensation insurance is a mandated coverage for accidents and injuries that may occur in the course of the employe's duties.

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
As a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit church organization the Catholic Diocese of Wichita is exempt from participation in the Federal and State unemployment compensation pools. An employee who leaves employment with the Diocese will not have the ability to collect unemployment benefits based on earnings with the Diocese.  However, if employed less than a year by the Diocese, an employee may contact the local unemployment office to inquire about eligibility for unemployment benefits based on earnings from a previous employer.

NOTE: A more comprehensive description of each Benefit listed above may be accessed under Benefits and Forms. Should you have additional questions contact numbers are listed below.