RE Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION
Title:  Religious Education Coordinator
Supervisor: Pastor*

Purpose and Scope
To support St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish in its mission of catechetical ministries
and sacramental preparation for elementary school age children. Under the direction of the Pastor*,
the Religious Education Coordinator will be responsible for Catholic Christian formation,
sacramental preparation and Children’s Liturgy for children in Grades K-5, and will work in
collaboration with the parish staff and directly with parents,
catechists, aides and other volunteers.

Essential Job Functions
* Coordinates the Catholic Christian Formation Program for grades K-5 and the adaptive
curriculum for children with special needs.
* Supervises the volunteer coordinator for Children’s Liturgy program and serves
as a resource as needed.
* Coordinates the summer Vacation Bible School program, as applicable.
* Works with staff in providing a safe environment for all, including coordinating with the
SET Coordinator to secure background checks and SET training for all volunteers working with
children.
* Conduct recruitment, initial training and ongoing formation of members of the religious
education team
* Consult Pastor* in reviewing materials and designing programs. Provides resources upon
request.
* Educate and inform the parish leadership as well as the parish community concerning
religious education and the primary role the community plays in that process.
* Prepare and manage the Religious Education budget.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
* Previous experience leading a catechetical program.
* Proven ability to lead large groups for catechesis and maintain attention of children.
* Proven administrative skills including successful interpersonal relations, conflict
resolution, management and supervision, and budget preparation.
* Professionally communicates orally and in writing.
* Highly Organized.
* Ability to work independently.
* Full computer literacy with knowledge of/or willingness to learn Parish Data
System.
* Experience in leadership positions desirable but not required.
* Experience in education desirable but not required.
* Experience in ecclesial/ministerial visioning and planning, including familiarity with
Church structures and systems.
* Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.
* Strong oral and written communication skills.
* Strong organizational skills including goal setting and prioritization.
* A high degree of credibility, integrity, and self-confidence is essential.

Minimum Qualifications
* Active, practicing Roman Catholic who is in full communion with the Church.
* High School diploma
* Basic Catechist certification or equivalent.
* Able to articulate a clear understanding of the Catholic faith and to serve as a committed
witness to its mission.
* Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as electronic and social media
platforms. The ability to learn proprietary and web-based software including databases and online
form creation.
* Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
* Ability to exercise prudent and independent judgment, and maintain efficient, confidential
procedures in handling Parish matters.