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Director of Religious Education (DRE)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Oxnard

Posted 3/3/2017 until 5/5/2017


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


Educational Background:

An undergraduate or graduate degree in theology or religious education. 

Minimum Requirement:

·        Archdiocesan certification through the Advanced Catechetical Ministries Program (ACM) or Master Catechist Program.

·        A university certificate program in catechetical leadership.

·        Two to three years recent catechetical experience.

·        A record of attendance at diocesan workshops and seminars for ongoing education.

Administrative Experience:

·        Executive responsibility as employee or volunteer.

·        Experience in working with adult volunteers.

·        A record of attendance at workshops and seminars in management and administrative skills.

·        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.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter

Please submit the email with the following subject line: Your First & Last Name, Director of Religious Education (DRE)

Information/Application Contact:

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Oxnard
500 N. Juanita Ave
Oxnard CA 93030
FAX: (805) 385-8809 Attn:Monica Vega
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