Religious Education Coordinator

Job Title
Religious Education Coordinator
Job Order ID
27666704
Begin Date
5/9/22
Duration
Location
St Augustine,  FL 32084
Other Location
Description
Summary:
The Coordinator of Religious Education at San Sebastian Parish requires a creative, hard-working, innovative, solutions-oriented, and passionate individual.  Under the general direction of the Pastor, the Coordinator of Religious Education, implements, coordinates, and evaluates youth catechetical ministry.  The incumbent is an active participant in parish activities and will successfully assume new responsibilities for the parish and provide direct support in strengthening the parish’s overall performance.  As a representative of the Roman Catholic Church, the Coordinator of Religious Education will conduct him/herself according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their duties.
 
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Receives general direction from the Pastor and exercises supervision over Catechists and staff in the Religious Education program.  Coordinates activities with volunteers in charge of sacramental preparation, RCIA, and Liturgy.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Typical duties may include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
  • Responsible for the assessment of needs, setting of goals and priorities, and periodic evaluations of all Parish religious education programs for the youth of the parish which includes the Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
  • Responsible for directing and supervising parish religious education programs including curriculum development and the selection of texts and materials.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection and training of Catechists and other volunteer staff working in Religious Education programs and Liturgical ministries.
  • Working with Youth Group Leader, coordinates youth group activities.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates Religious Education and Faith Formation at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind including regular reports to the Diocese of St. Augustine
  • Coordinates the Safe Environment for Religious Education staff.  Completes reports to the Diocese of St. Augustine.
  • Represents San Sebastian Parish on matters pertaining to religious education.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by the Pastor.
     
QUALIFICATIONS:
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Membership and active participation in the Roman Catholic Church required.
  • Knowledge of National Catechetical Directory (NCD) and recent church catechetical documents.
  • Appropriate knowledge of theology and Scripture.
  • Knowledge of catechetical and developmental theory for all ages.
  • Knowledge of Diocesan Catechist Certification process.
  • Skills in personnel recruitment, program planning, and education methods for youth catechetical ministry.
  • Knowledge of principles of organization, administration, budget, and personnel management.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, and digitally with staff, parishioners, and the public.
  • Proficient in various forms of social media including Facebook and YouTube.
  • Proficient computer application skills to include MS Work, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred.
Required Skills

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify. A typical way to obtain required knowledge and abilities would be:
Education:
Bachelor of Arts in sociology, psychology, religious education, or related field.
Possesses an initial catechist certification.
Complete Ministry Formation Program within 4 years of hire.

Experience:

Three or more years’ experience in coordination of religious education programs.
Five or more years’ teaching experience in religious education.
Optional Skills

SPECIFIC WORKING CONDITIONS TO PARISH:

Job functions result in varied work schedule which includes working at least 2 evenings each week (currently Wednesday and Thursday) during the school year.

Working environment includes an office setting and may include activities on Parish grounds including exposure to inclement weather.

Extensive contact with the public.
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