(01/11/2023)
St. Anne Parish
Ruskin

The Faith Formation Associate/Coordinator is responsible for supporting the entire faith formation program for children, from first grade through high school, including sacramental preparation. The position needs to be flexible, as the position involves busier and lighter weeks by nature. The person needs to be available for faith formation classes on Sunday with the flexibility of one day off during the week. The Faith Formation Associate Coordinator is more of a generalist than a specialist, working at the direction of the pastor in responding to the spiritual, pastoral, educational, and administrative needs of the parish. 

This is a year-round, full time position with benefits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruits and oversees the training of all catechists, aides, and volunteers in faith formation.
  • Conducts and records Safe Environment training with all volunteers and catechists.
  • Selects the curriculum and orders all textbooks, materials, and resources in consultation with and approval of the Pastor.
  • Coordinates the annual calendar for Faith Formation and events related to it.
  • Promotes the faith formation opportunities throughout the parish.
    • Distributes necessary information through electronic communication, bulletin, and homepage.
    • Oversees annual registration and payment of fees.
    • Communicates regularly with parents about the faith needs of their children and opportunities in the parish.
  • Promotes a connection to liturgy for children in the parish.
    • Encourages involvement in singing, serving, lecturing, and other ministries at Mass.
    • Coordinates the celebrations of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation with the pastor and other parish and leaders.
  • Collaborates with the pastoral staff, by attending staff meetings and other relevant gatherings when available.
  • Be able to assist in the office when there is a need; for example, answering the phones, taking messages and other tasks that may be required.
  • Fulfills other responsibilities as identified by supervisor or pastor.

SKILLS:

  • Collaborative/friendly work style with ability to project professionalism and sincerity
  • Possess good organizational skills and is capable of multi-tasking
  • Creativity helpful in designing or selecting curriculum or projects
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-aware, persistent, helpful, team-minded and personable
  • Ability to attract and effectively supervise volunteers
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; Efficient with computer and programs such as Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint,
  • QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS
  • Must be an active member of a Catholic community to express personal knowledge of the Catholic faith and commitment to Catholic ideals
  • High School Graduate or equivalent, Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus but not required
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with coordinating a group of volunteers

Candidate must successfully complete a Level II Background Screening and complete Safe Environment Training.

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