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Regional Coordinator | Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Religious Education, San Pedro

Posted 5/1/2019 until 9/6/2019



The Regional Coordinator is responsible for supporting and resourcing Parish Catechetical Leaders (PCLs) in their prospective region as well as coordinating, organizing various activities and consulting with parishes in a specific Pastoral Region to promote catechetical ministry of the Archdiocese.


1. 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.

2. Engages in and supports a collaborative culture within and beyond the office and is responsible for the procedures implemented in the ORE.

3. Represents the Archdiocese and participates in national, regional and local organizations and events to further the goals and mission of the office.

4. Stays current with leading catechetical trends and development as it pertains to the ministry and is knowledgeable in guiding Church documents.

5. Prepares annually and is accountable for a division budget and a yearly ministry plan.  

            At times handles financial transactions.

6. Collaborates in the efforts of ORE in implementing events on a diocesan and regional scale (e.g. RECongress, regional congresses, Commissioning Ceremony, etc.).

7. Promotes a positive working relationship with his/her administrative secretary as assigned.  Supervises his/her administrative secretary in relationship to assigned tasks and maintains an office.  


8. Meets, as a group, on a monthly basis with the Director of Religious Education for the Archdiocese.

9. 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 for PCLs 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.

10. Convenes Directors, Coordinators, Catechetical Leaders and key parish personnel, on a monthly basis, to enhance their personal and professional growth.

Engages experts in various fields, including ORE staff. 

Coordinates training and formation of PCLs through a formation program designed for that purpose.

11. Directs planning, implementation and supervision of the annual Regional Congress.

12. 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 ministry groups in providing specializations to those in catechist formation.

13. Acts as an advocate for all ministries.

14. Supports the work of other offices of the Archdiocesan Catholic Center.

Safeguard the Children

VIRTUS: promotes training and fingerprinting of all catechists and catechetical leaders.

Teaching Touching Safety: promotes and helps PCLs in implementing Safeguard the Children programs for young people in RE programs.

Office for Worship

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Children

15. Collaborates with the Regional Bishop and staff on Regional initiatives.

16. Performs related duties as required. 


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.
  • 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.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Use of current office software including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.
  • Familiarity with web-based applications and social media platforms.


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:

Religious Education, San Pedro
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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