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Regional Coordinator | Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Office of Religious Education, Santa Barbara

Posted 1/4/2018 until 7/20/2018



The Regional Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, organizing various activities and consulting with parishes in a specific Pastoral Region to promote catechetical ministry of the Archdiocese.


All Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church and they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

  • Engages in, and supports a collaborative culture within and beyond the office and is responsible for the procedures implemented in the ORE.
  • Represents the Archdiocese and participates in national, regional and local organizations and events to further the goals and mission of the office.
  • Stays current with leading catechetical trends and development as it pertains to the ministry and is knowledgeable in guiding Church documents.
  • Prepares annually and is accountable for a division budget and a yearly ministry plan.  At times handles financial transactions.
  • Collaborates in the efforts of ORE in implementing events on a diocesan and regional scale (e.g. RECongress, regional congresses, commissioning, etc.).
  • Promotes a positive working relationship with his/her administrative secretary as assigned.  Supervises his/her administrative secretary in relationship to assigned tasks.  Shares responsibility for general supervision and appraisal.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Meets, as a group, on a monthly basis with the Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese.
  • Acts as liaison between the Office of Religious Education and parishes in a Pastoral Region of the Archdiocese.
  • Aids parishes in implementing the philosophy, policy and directives of the Archdiocese.
  • Offers resources, in-services and consultations on all activities related to religious education at the parish level.
  • Conducts formal parish visitations to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of parish religious education programs and offer suggestions and assistance.
  • Convenes Directors, Coordinators, Catechetical Leaders and key parish personnel, on a monthly basis, to enhance their personal and professional growth.
  • Provides days of enrichment and opportunities for retreats and days of recollection for parish catechetical leaders.
  • Directs planning, implementation and supervision of the annual Regional Congress.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator for Catechist Formation in formation centers in the Region.
  • Communicates, in consultation with parishes, needs for catechist formation to the Coordinator of Catechist Formation and assists with facilitating sites of formation centers and promoting them in the Region.
  • Assists and supports the division coordinators in providing specializations to those in catechist formation.
  • Acts as an advocate for all ministries.
  • Supports the work of other offices of the Archdiocesan Catholic Center.

​​​o   Safeguard the Children

  •  Teaching Touching Safety​

​​​o  Office for Worship
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children

  • Is a member of the Regional staff in the Region where he/she serves.
  • Performs related duties as required.​



Minimum Quallificationans 

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, typically:

  • Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.
  • Basic and Advanced Catechist Formation Certificate.
  • Master’s degree in Religious Studies or similar field.
  • 3-5 years diocesan or 5-7 years of parish religious education leadership
  • Program development experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Recognized organizational and inter-personal skills are required.  He/She should have an ability to work within parish and diocesan systems.

Knowledge of:

  • Program planning, development, and organization.
  • Resource and budget management.
  • Public speaking, group facilitation and teaching methodology. (English & Spanish)
  • Professional use of social media and technology.
  • The multi-cultural nature of ministry in the Archdiocese.

Skill in:

  • Pastoral application of Church teaching.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Use of current office software including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.

Ability to:

  • Exercise personal initiative while collaborating with a team.
  • Utilize a collaborative leadership style to facilitate the development of leadership.
  •  Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at 

The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​


Information/Application Contact:

Office of Religious Education, Santa Barbara
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: (213) 637-6115
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