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Coordinator of Catechetical Ministry
Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator






Coordinator of Catechetical Ministry
 

Chancery Pastoral Center

Job Description

Position Title:  Coordinator of Catechetical Ministry

Primary Areas:
Catechesis and Religious Education

 

Department
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Reports to: Director of Evangelization and Catechesis

Date: November 2018

Classification: full-time, exempt

 

General Summary

The Coordinator of Catechetical Ministry works as a member of the Evangelization and Catechesis team.  The mission of the team is to equip, empower, and encourage all involved in Evangelization and Catechetical activities within the diocese, especially in parishes and Catholic families.  All efforts of the Evangelization and Catechesis team are guided by the vision of the Bishop of the Diocese of Baker.

The Coordinator is responsible for the review and development of catechetical resources, and to provide training for catechists and support as needed.  Parishes look to this Office for guidance in religious education curricula, sacramental preparation guidelines (including Marriage), RCIA, adult faith formation, and diocesan catechetical certification programs.

This position requires travel (averaging 25%) to parishes and schools throughout the diocese to meet with staff and volunteers. This person also serves as a member of a training team for various ministry leadership and catechetical workshops.  Written and oral proficiency in both English and Spanish is preferred but not essential. 

Qualifications

  • An exemplary Catholic in good standing with the Church

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in catechesis, theology, religious education, or a related field

  • 7+ years of experience working in a catechetical role

  • 3+ years of management or supervisory experience

  • 3+ years of administrative experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience incorporating magisterial and catechetical standards and norms, and precepts of the New Evangelization into all catechetical initiatives

  • Excellent written, verbal, public speaking, and presentation skills

  • Competent computer skills: email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher software and Social Media

  • Experience in defining catechetical guidelines and curriculum standards

Responsibilities

  • Function as a member of the Evangelization and Catechesis Team
  • Analyze the catechetical needs of the diocese, and develop a diocesan catechetical plan in coordination with Youth and Young Adult ministry and the Evangelization Office.  
  • Advise diocesan catechetical policies in consultation with others responsible for the evangelization and catechetical mission of the diocese
  • Develop a diocesan curriculum guide based on the General Directory for Catechesis, the National Directory for Catechesis, USCCB approved textbooks, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Provide guidelines for programs of sacramental preparation, and for life-long parish catechesis   
  • Evaluate and recommend catechetical textbooks, materials, and other resources
  • Provide assistance in the evaluation of parish catechetical programs, using instruments that measure cognitive, affective, and behavioral objectives
  • Assist in diocesan catechetical certification programs and resources
  • Provide resources to meet the needs of persons with disabilities
  • Engage in strategic planning as directed by the Bishop

To apply:
Interested candidates please email Josh Schaan, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis: josh@dioceseofbaker.org.
Please include the following.

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume of Experience and Education

  • Three Professional References

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Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Chancery Pastoral Center

Job Description

Position Title:  Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

Primary Ministry:
Youth, Young Adult and Ministry

 

Department
Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Reports to: Director of Evangelization and Catechesis

Date: November 2018

Classification: full-time, exempt

 

 General Summary

The Youth, Young Adult and Ministry Coordinator works as a member of the Evangelization and Catechesis team.  The mission of the team is to equip, empower, and encourage all involved in Evangelization and Catechetical activities within the diocese, especially in parishes and Catholic families. All efforts of the Evangelization and Catechesis team are guided by the vision of the Bishop of the Diocese of Baker.

Under the direction of the Director, ministry responsibilities include developing, communicating and implementing diocesan initiatives for youth ministry (middle and high school) and young adults.

This position requires travel (averaging 25%) to parishes and schools throughout the diocese to meet with staff and volunteers. This role also serves as a member of a training team for various ministry leadership and catechetical workshops. Proficient bi-lingual (Spanish and English) written and oral skills are preferred, but we will consider all qualified candidates.

Qualifications for Coordinator

  • A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church

  • BA in catechesis, theology, religious education or a related field

  • 5+ years of experience working in a diocesan role or large parish/school that includes leadership responsibilities for youth ministry or educational/catechetical role with youth

  • Demonstrate proficiency in other areas of ministry

  • Possess administrative skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Church teaching, especially having experience incorporating precepts of the New Evangelization as promulgated by St. Pope John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis

  • Complete familiarity and applied experience with USCCB “Renewing the Vision”

  • Excellent written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills

  • Competent computer skills: email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher software and Social Media

  • Experience creating/defining guidelines and resources

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in regularly scheduled ministry planning and prayer meetings
  • Participate in parish and school visits to assess needs and concerns for youth, young adult and sacramental preparation programs specifically confirmation
  • Assist parishes (pastors and adult staff) in implementing their youth ministry programs
  • Lead the coordination of annual youth camps and retreats (e.g. securing retreat leaders/teams, developing promotional materials, communications to parishes, managing registrations, etc.)
  • Coordinate annual diocesan young adult retreat
  • Coordinate quarterly deanery events for youth and young adults
  • Provide assistance for developing and supporting young adult ministry programs throughout the diocese
  • Participate within a team in diocesan trainings and workshops for parish/school staff and volunteers in support of diocesan initiatives relating to the mission of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Collaborate with other diocesan departments effectively (e.g. Bishop’s Office, Communications, Finance, Hispanic Ministry, Retreat Center and Tribunal)
  • Be available to answer phone calls and emails as required
  • Keep up to date with resources and programs, for possible incorporation into diocesan initiatives

 To apply:
Interested candidates please email Josh Schaan, Director of Evangelization and Catechesis: josh@dioceseofbaker.org.
Please include the following.

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume of Experience and Education

  • Three Professional References

Print Job Description

 

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