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Coordinator of Early Childhood Faith Formation - Part-Time

Office of Religious Education

Posted 11/12/2019 until 1/31/2020

Description:

​POSITION SUMMARY

The Coordinator of Early Childhood Faith Formation promotes effective ministry within parishes by forming and accompanying leaders through formation, resources, and consultation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

     In collaboration with Coordinators of Catechist Formation, is responsible for the ongoing and further development of the specialization phase of the catechist certification process for those ministering to early childhood age children.

  • Directs and provides consultation, leadership training and formation for catechetical leaders with a special emphasis on family/household education/formation, intergenerational, homeschooling, and whole community catechesis.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Early Childhood Faith Formation in parishes.
  • Convenes coordinators and key parish personnel for ongoing enrichment, networking and support.


Requirements:

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.
  • Communicates effectively in English and Spanish 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.


HOW TO APPLY:


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf


The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to:employment@la-archdiocese.org


Please submit the email with the following subject line:


Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Locatio​n



Information/Application Contact:

Office of Religious Education
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6116
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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