St. Maurice Catholic Church, located in Dania Beach, Florida is hiring a Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE). This is a lay ecclesial minister who has the pastor's delegated responsibility and authority to develop and implement a plan for lifelong comprehensive and systematic catechesis. This responsibility may be exercised in collaboration with parish staff members who share the responsibility for catechesis. The candidate performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.
Essential job functions:
Develops and implements a plan for comprehensive and systematic catechesis for children, youth and adults based on the plan for comprehensive and systematic catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami.
Implements the catechetical policies and curriculum of the Archdiocese of Miami.
Establishes long range and short-term goals and outcomes for effective parish catechesis.
Develops Sacramental Preparation.
Works with parents to ensure the support and involvement of the family in the parish catechetical program.
Levels of catechesis include:
Adult Catechesis and Faith Formation including RCIA and Adult Confirmation.
Junior High and Youth Catechesis including preparation for the Sacraments.
Elementary Grade Catechesis (K-8) including preparation for the Sacraments.
Christian Initiation of Children.
Catechetical programs for other languages as needed.
Family Catechesis and Infant Baptism Preparation.
Home Catechesis & Special Needs.
Selects appropriate catechetical materials based on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and Archdiocesan guidelines.
Evaluates effectiveness of all catechetical programs.
Maintains accurate records on student enrollment, attendance and sacramental preparation and submits requested data to the Office of Catechesis.
Publishes a handbook which contains parish programs and sacramental policies and procedures in accordance with the Archdiocesan guidelines.
Engages pastor and parish pastoral staffs in annual process of assessment, planning and evaluation.
Sets the environment for procedures for management of sessions and discipline.
Implements the guidelines for mandated reporting of legal issues according to Archdiocesan policies.
Assures adequate supervision of minors during the entire time they are on the parish premises for catechetical activities.
Implements conflict management procedures when appropriate.
Ensures maintenance and safety of premises according to local procedures.
Prepares annual budget and oversees expenditures after its approval by the pastor.
Recruits and coordinates formation of Catechists and Ministers of Catechesis.
Supervises Catechists, Ministers of Catechesis, and Support Staff.
Collaborates with the pastor, other parish ministers and appropriate committees, boards, and councils to develop catechetical vision, establish catechetical policy, and facilitate the understanding of catechetical ministry within the larger community.
Assists in the planning of liturgical celebrations in the parish.
Cooperates with inter-parish planning for the development of regional programs.
Works with the Office of Catechesis in assessing catechetical needs.
Participates in Office of Catechesis and deanery/cluster/county meetings and other Archdiocesan meetings as appropriate.
Takes responsibility for his/her own professional and spiritual development.
Participates in the on-going formation opportunities for CREs provided by the Office of Catechesis.
Practicing Catholic who fully adheres to and models the Church's teachings in faith and morals (Cf. National Directory for Catechesis, 54 B 5).
Active participation in parish life.
Bachelor's Degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, or related field; five (5) years of experience as an employee in a parish.
Completion of Core Theological Competencies and Ministerial Courses.
Completion of Catechetical Certification.
5-10 years of combined experience in management, business, and facilities operations; non-profit preferred.
Good time management skills, including ability to manage several projects at the same time.
Must be able to operate audio-visual equipment as needed for presentations.
Good computer literacy, with proficiency in Word and PowerPoint.
Excellent oral and written English-language communication skills, including clear speaking voice.
Good Spanish-language spoken communication skills desirable; required in parishes of predominantly Spanish-speaking students.
To apply: Send cover letter and resume.