St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish
Reports to the Pastor
The Director of Faith Formation administrates (designs, develops, directs, and evaluates) a total parish catechetical program and provides leadership to assist a parish community in building a solid foundation for adult and children spirituality, sacramental preparation, Christian living, ministry, and outreach.
- Collaborates with the pastor to design catechetical programs which support lifelong learning into program planning.
- Conducts needs assessments in the parish.
- Integrates insights from current catechetical literature into program planning.
- Develops goals, objectives, and strategies for the total religious education program.
- Executes on the plan to serve faith formation needs of the parish.
- Recruits/hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates catechists and support staff.
- Maintains relationship with pastor, other parish staff members, commission, catechetical staff and Diocesan Office of Religious Education.
- Develops individualized programs for parishioners with special religious education needs.
- Identifies and enables leadership within the community to take responsibility for program components.
- Conducts program evaluation at all levels (parish staff, catechetical staff, participants).
- Support and assist with parish/Diocesan wide events as needed.
- Must be an active member of a Catholic community to express personal knowledge of the Catholic faith and commitment to Catholic ideals.
- Requires BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related educational field and or certificate in ministry or theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning or equivalent experience.
- A pastoral, prayerful person committed to personal and professional growth, with abilities to collaborate and delegate.
- Competent in communications, interpersonal and relationship “people” skills, while maintaining confidentiality.
- Computer competent (e.g. Microsoft Office) and Social Media competent.
- Possess planning, management, relationship, and communication skills with the ability to utilize these skills in a pastoral manner.
- Understand life-long catechesis, the catechumenate process, lay ministry and evangelization.
- Plan, develop and direct the parish RCIA program, Sacramental programs, and Adult Formation programs.
- Flexibility and availability to work evening and weekend hours.
- Experience: The Director of Faith Formation is expected to have a minimum of three years teaching experience conducting a parish faith formation program or equivalent and at least one year of paid administrative experience.
- Successfully pass a level II (FBI) criminal history background check and attend Safe Environment Training
This is a full-time position with benefits.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of the physical capabilities that must be met by an employee and the working conditions that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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