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Director of Religious Education (DRE)

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Long Beach

Posted 8/6/2019 until 10/31/2019


POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for the total religious education program of the parish for youth and children as designated by the pastor.


As 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; reports 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 on its role as a catechizing    


.  Apply appropriate principles of human development, especially faith and moral

    development, to a catechetical program.

.  Utilize appropriate methodologies of 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 adolescents and children; especially linking s​uch 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




.  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 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  


.  Sensitive to issues and able to respond according to Church teaching as articulated by the


.  Familiar with the uses of media and technology for effective program and implementation


An undergraduate or graduate degree in theology or religious education.


.  Archdiocesan certification through the Advanced Catechetical Ministries Program

    (ACM) or Master Catechist Program.

.  A university certificate program in catechetical leadership.

.  Two or three years recent catechetical experience

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


.  Executive responsibility as employee or volunteer.

.  Experience in working with adult volunteers.

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


Resumes maybe emailed to or mailed to

5195 E. Stearns Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Information/Application Contact:

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Long Beach

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