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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

Description:

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


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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    

    agent.

.  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

    participants.


Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS:


.  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  

    contributions

.  Sensitive to 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 and implementation


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 or 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.




Resumes maybe emailed to betty@start.olrs.org 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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