Job Opening – Confirmation Coordinator

DIOCESE OF SAN DIEGO

Santa Sophia Church

9800 San Juan Street, Spring Valley, CA 91977

 

Job Description

  1. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Position Title:        Confirmation Coordinator

Status:                   Part Time, Non-exempt

Reports to:             Director of Catechetical Ministry

 

  1. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS/GOALS

Under the direction of the Director of Catechetical Ministry (DCM), the Confirmation Coordinator is responsible for the management of the Confirmation program for the parish and will work in collaboration with the youth minister to organize programs and build the parish youth ministry.

  • POSITION SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
  1. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • In coordination with the DCM, Develop Curricula for Weekly Learning
    • Monitors the effectiveness of this Curricula throughout year
  • Recruit and Develop Volunteers as Catechists and Aids
    • Plan and hold Catechesis workshops throughout the year for training
    • Meet with Catechists and Aids monthly
    • Encourage volunteer participation as team members; manage volunteers in a professional manner
  • Meet with parents of Students on a one on one basis in September
  • Supervise and monitor Weekly Learning
    • Visit Classrooms on an ongoing basis
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise overnight retreat for level 1 & 2 confirmation candidates
  • Plan, coordinate, and supervise a weekend retreat for level 2 candidates
  • Implement through Catechists the use of Self Discovery Journals
  • Involve Parents in the process
    • Hold Parent conferences twice a year.
  • Build Student Leadership Team
    • Recruit Student leaders from prior year 2nd year program for Leadership team
  • Fundraising throughout year.
    • Initiate fundraising with leadership team.
  • Ensure the existence of a safe environment for youth at all times
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  1. Basic Qualifications
  • Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Diocese of San Diego and the Catholic Church; be in full communion with the Church
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parishioners and the general public
  • Be a self-starter; well-organized; perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; punctuality is a must at all times; ability to travel locally as required; some evening and overtime work may be required
  • Proficiency in computer technology to include email communication, data entry, word-processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), desktop publishing (Microsoft Publisher), and Internet research
  • Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance
  • Ability to successfully pass a background, criminal history, and/or credit history check

 

  1. Education, Training and/or Experience
  • Associate degree in business or public administration or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in a Catholic environment as a youth minister or equivalent
  • Basic Catechist Certification from the Diocese of San Diego or equivalent

 

  1. Physical/Mental Requirements
  • Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal education and office environment

 

  1. Required Activities
  • Walking, sitting, standing, stooping, reaching, talking, handling, hearing, carrying, and keyboarding

 

  1. WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Functions according to the Santa Sophia Personnel Policies handbook and applicable canon/civil law

 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER NOTICE

The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors, and the requirements and conditions listed in the job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Santa Sophia Church reserves the right to revise this job description at any time to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its operation and/or the work environment change.