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Program Coordinator for Elementary/First Communion (Cre)

St Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, Van Nuys

Posted 6/21/2019 until 9/6/2019



Program Coordinator for Elementary/First Communion Religious Education (Cre)


In collaboration with the Director of Religious Education (DRE), Pastor or Associate, the CRE is responsible for a portion of the religious education program of the parish. This would include: A)Theological B) Catechetical and C) Administrative aspects of the particular area of responsibility. Areas could include, but are not limited to, elementary catechesis, confirmation preparation, youth ministry, etc. The CRE reports to the pastor and parish council(s) and committees as required.



Responsible for implementing a portion of the parish religious education program in accordance with the parish mission statement and goals.

·       Evaluates effectiveness of staff and programs

·       Establishes long-range plans (e.g., 3-5 years)

·       Recruits volunteers for programs

·       Oversees volunteer training and participation

·       Prepares budget and handles financial matters for programs

·       Acquires, organizes and provides resources (media, supplies, etc.)

·       Maintains current sacrament records for the parish files

·       Performs additional services as requested by pastor



  • 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 adults, 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 controversial issues and able to respond according to Church teachings.
  • Develops programs in accordance with the Archdiocesan Office of Religious Education guidelines/directives.
  • Familiar with the uses of media and technology for effective program implementation.
  • Offers team-building events as necessary.


An undergraduate or graduate degree in theology or religious education. Certification as a Master Catechist through the Advanced Catechetical Ministries (ACM) Program.


  • Archdiocesan catechist certification through the Catechetical Ministries Program or a university certificate program in catechetical leadership.
  • Two to 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 skills.


The resume must be submitted to: 

Please submit the email with the following subject line:

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

Information/Application Contact:

St Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, Van Nuys
16711 Gault Street
Van Nuys CA 91406
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