As a representative of the pastor, the DRE implements the parish religious education program in accordance with the parish mission statement and goals. The DRE manages program content, staff, and budgets; coordinates with other parish ministries and activities; report to pastor and parish councils/committees as required.
In addition, the DRE shall:
· Articulate a vision of catechesis and the catechetical process based on the major catechetical documents of the Church.
· Review, evaluate, and develop programs, mission statements, long and short-range goals and objectives.
· Help the parish community evaluate and carry out its role as a catechizing agent.
· Apply appropriate principles of human development, especially faith and moral development, to a catechetical program.
· Utilize appropriate methodologies of adult-centered and child-centered learning.
· Implement or support a program of catechist formation according to Archdiocesan certification norms.
· Involve the family as an essential agent in the faith formation process, especially in the faith formation of children and adolescents.
· Use media and technology for effective program implementation.
· Incorporate service opportunities and reflections on these experiences, in catechetical programs for adults, adolescents, and children; especially linking such opportunities to the fostering of peace and justice.
· Provide opportunities for participation in prayer, personal spiritual development, and communal worship.
· Initiate and maintain accurate records on students, families, catechists, and other participants.
· Practicing Roman Catholic with a commitment to his/her own faith life
· Well developed knowledge of Scripture, the Catechism, Church documents,
· Familiar with Church history, the stories of the saints and martyrs, Mariology experienced in teaching the faith to adults, youth, and children
· Able to communicate with all age groups, from varying cultural and social backgrounds
· Skilled organizer and overseer of catechetical programs that incorporate volunteer contributions
· Sensitive to controversial issues and able to respond according to Church teaching as articulated by the Archbishop
· Familiar with the uses of media and technology for effective program implementation
· All candidates need to be proficient both bilingual and biliterate in English/Spanish