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Sacred Hearts Parish is accepting applications for:

 

TITLE:   Director of Faith Formation

REPORTS TO:  Pastoral Associate

STATUS:  Full time, 30 Hours per week – Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Religious Education has responsibility for all that pertains to the ministry of catechesis in the Parish for Grades K-8, in conjunction with the Office of Religious Education staff, oversees and offers policies and catechetical programs for children, youth, and young adults of the parish and missions of the Archdiocese.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA in Religious Education preferred / Catholic Theology or equivalent
  • A Catholic in good standing, who understands and supports the mission of the Church and of the Archdiocese of Boston.
  • Experience working within diocesan Religious Education structures or similar experience preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven administrative skills including interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, management and supervision, and budget preparation
  • Ability to coordinate, schedule and provide leadership in a religious setting
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other parishes and the Archdiocese to communicate and implement guidelines and policies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Experience using general office equipment
  • Needs to be very familiar with Catholic Church’s teachings and liturgical practices
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and directs the Office of Religious Education staff and volunteers.
  • Manage and coordinate weekly Religious Education classes for grades K-8 (2-3 days/evenings per week)
  • Recruit and train Religious Education catechists
  • Consults Pastor, Pastoral Associate and catechetical staff in training of staff, reviewing materials, and designing programs.  Provides resources upon request
  • Oversees the development and implementation of ongoing education / formation for parish catechists to promote effective catechesis
  • Coordinate the K-8 Religious Education classes, Family Activity events, Generations of Faith meal and sessions, sacramental events and retreats, Vacation Bible School
  • Plan, oversee and coordinate with school youth involvement at the Sunday Family Mass
  • Assists parish and school to choose suitable materials for catechetical instruction
  • Ensure that the Protecting God’s Children policies are observed in all Religious Educations program settings
  • Is a member of the parish CAP team
  • Prepare and manage the Office of Religious Education Budget
  • Maintains regular communication with parish catechetical staff and Religious Education families
  • Maintain membership and participation in appropriate National, Regional, and Archdiocesan catechetical organizations as required.
  • Consult with Staff, Clergy, and Parish Catechetical Ministers for program planning and evaluation with regards to catechetical and pastoral issues.
  • And any other duties as deemed necessary by the Pastor.

 

Please send resumes to:

Betty Desjardins

Sacred Hearts Parish

48 South Chestnut Street

Bradford, MA  01835

bdesjardins@sacredheartsparish.com

 

No phone calls please.