Position Available – Director of Catechetical Ministry

Position Title: Director of Catechetical Ministry
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours a week
Supervised by: Pastor
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Summary: The Director of Catechetical Ministry administers the parish catechetical program and provides leadership to assist the parish community in building a solid foundation of catechetical ministry.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Administrative Duties
1. Organize, schedule & oversee religious education program for pre-school thru 121h grade.
2. Prepare, schedule sacramental programs and worship services for students and parents.
3. Order textbooks, teaching materials and resources for the program.
4. Prepare an annual budget for the Finance Council and monthly financial updates. The DCM is responsible for submitting/overseeing annual RE budget.
5. Prepare a yearly calendar; present to the Pastor for approval by May.
6. Report bimonthly to the Pastor.
7. Support and endorse diocesan and parish policies.
8. Participate in ongoing formation and educational opportunities to keep current on trends in catechetical ministry
B. Supervisory Duties
1. Provide support and supervision for the Administrative Assistant.
2. Provide support and supervision for stipend personnel to include:
a. Directors of Vacation Bible School
b. Elementary Nursery Coordinator.
3. Assist the Administrative Assistant in recruiting volunteer catechists, office assistants, and hall monitors for the program and appropriate in-service training and formation for them.
4. Identify and support the training for catechists at each grade level.
5. The DCM supervises paid staff and numerous volunteers.
6. Counsel, advice, and visit with students, parents & teachers when classroom problems arise.
C. Spirituality and Prayer Leadership
1. Prepare and preside at para-liturgical celebrations for students.
2. Coordinate and plan with pastor sacramental rites for RE students.
3. Plan with assistant directors the Advent and Lenten Family Fairs.
D. Staff Responsibilities
1. Work with Administrative Assistant to integrate the total parish religious education program.
2. Meet regularly with parish staff for planning and coordination of parish programs.
3. Work with Youth Minister to coordinate RE/Youth ministry activities.
Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:
 Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, Pastoral Theology, Catechetic or equivalent preferred. (-) Diocesan Institute Ministry Certificate in Catechetical Ministry required. (*)
 3-5 years’ experience in parish catechetical ministry in a leadership capacity. (*)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
 A practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church. (*)
 Basic Catechist Certification, current or in progress (-)
 Knowledge of Catholic doctrine, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other relevant
Church and Catechetical Documents. (*)
 Leadership and teambuilding abilities to direct religious education and oversee all areas of
responsibility (*)(-)
 Strong organizational skills, including time management, delegation, planning, budgeting
and ability to balance multiple projects at a time (*)
 Self-starter who is disciplined, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and
the ability to work well with others. (*)
 Excellent planning, organizational, leadership and collaborative skills. (*)
 Bilingual in Spanish and English desired (-)
 Computer literate in Microsoft Office (*)
 Must have current technology and social media knowledge. (-)
 Close collaboration with Pastor and Pastoral Associate to assess and meet the pastoral
needs of the whole parish community. (**) highly required.
(*) Required/Mandatory
(-) Highly Desired/Preferred
This position entails frequent evening and weekend work.