Position Title: Child and Family Discipleship Coordinator
Supervisor's Title: Director of Discipleship
Status: Full time /Salaried/Exempt
Leadership, administration, coordination and education and/or enhancement programs for the Catholic Discipleship formation of children (K4 - Grade 5) and families in relationship to the vision of the Director of Discipleship, Pastor and parish leadership. Manages Sacrament preparation, (1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist) and works with pastor for sacramental liturgies.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
1. Practicing Catholic in good standing - Required
2. Participates in professional development opportunities - As appropriate
3. Valid driver's license for the State of Wisconsin - Preferred
4. Working knowledge in MS Office products - Required
5. BA in Theology/Education/Psychology/Social Work or an educational field and/or a certificate in ministry or theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning - Preferred
6. Two years' or more experience in a parish or Catholic school setting as a teacher/administrator/catechist - Preferred
7. Education or experience in training, coaching, delegation, and empowering adult volunteers - Preferred
1. Professional working attitude and collaborative approach
2. Strong verbal and written communications skills
3. Strong organizational skills
4. Strong presentation skills
5. Proficient in developing, improving, selecting and implementing curriculum for Child and Family Discipleship that promotes parents' role as the primary catechist
1. Ability to multitask and prioritize
2. Ability to make decisions, attentive to details, and troubleshoot
3. Ability to maintain confidentiality
4. Ability to demonstrate good judgment
5. Ability to lead volunteers
Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates and provides initial and ongoing formation of ministries in the area of catechesis and evangelization.
o Recruit (new and existing), screen, train, enrich, and recognize catechists and volunteers.
o Ensures catechists/volunteers are certified according to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee guidelines regarding Safe Environment Certification.
o Meets regularly with catechist and volunteer teams. (i.e. spiritual formation/training workshops, retreats, evenings of prayer, meetings, and / or rehearsals).
o Have a written catechist and volunteer schedule with backups.
Budget and expenses:
o Assists Director of Discipleship in preparing assumptions for annual Child and Family portion of the Discipleship budget. (i.e. Enrollment and Expenses)
o Monitors and reviews spending within approved expenditure limits
Attends staff meetings. Attends other meetings at the request of the Pastor/Parish Administrator/supervisor.
Acts as a resource (not member) for Pastoral Council and Discipleship Commission.
Collaboration & Engagement:
Collaborates with the Pastor and Director of Discipleship to manifest the vision for catechetical and sacramental life of the parish.
Encourages parishioner participation in faith formation, evangelization, and stewardship.
Provides opportunities for parent engagement and dialog to strengthen their role as faith leaders in their child's life and to the community at large.
Provides opportunities for child and family faith formation education, adult gatherings, prayer experiences, social events, retreats and community engagement.
Forms, develops, and utilizes advisory faith formation committees to gain feedback on the faith formation experience for continuous improvement.
Directs faith formation programs for children and families, e.g., faith formation and sacramental preparation programs (first reconciliation, first Eucharist, family/special needs catechesis, etc.).
Implements the policies of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for catechesis, evangelization, and stewardship.
Selects appropriate catechetical materials based on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and Archdiocesan guidelines.
Produce written/electronic lesson plans for catechists/leaders in a timely fashion.
Maintains accurate records in a timely basis, e.g., attendance, sacrament, etc.
Provides continued support for new and existing catechists by being present before, during, and after classes.
Assures supervision of minors while on parish/school grounds for catechetical activities.
Effectively manages student behavior and works with parents.
Plan and coordinate practice(s)/rehearsals.
Ensures copyright and licensing requirement permissions.
Orders and maintains inventory of Child and Family Discipleship materials and supplies.
Welcomes, educates, spiritually enriches and grows the parish community via new and existing programs. (i.e Vacation Bible School and Totus Tuus).
Create, design, and implement a Welcome/Welcome Back plan for new, passive, or inactive children and families.
Responds to inquiries of those interested in the Catholic faith and makes appropriate referrals.
Develops and implements opportunities of engagement for new, passive, or inactive parishioners. This involves tapping into other parish programs and creating opportunities of connection.
Promotes evangelization programs and educational opportunities for parish evangelists and evangelization committees.
Serves as a link for parishioners, parents, parish and school staff, and catechist/volunteers regarding faith formation.
Schedules events and respective calendars.
Create a dynamic image of Child and Family Discipleship to promote and develop awareness using appropriate parish and school communication channels
Minimum 40 hours per week with flexible schedule in order to accommodate the nights and weekends that are a regular part of this position.
Works with employees in the area of liturgy and music for liturgical celebrations and integration into the Saturday/Sunday Masses.
Collaborates with the principal to be present and united with parish catechesis.
Visibly engaged at principal parish events.
Fosters positive public relations in and outside the parish/school.
Creates operating procedures for each aspect of the position.
Attends respective Archdiocesan and Deanery workshops/programs, as needed.
Further requirements and responsibilities are provided in the employee handbook that speak to the moral, ethical and general responsibilities of employees.
Other duties as assigned.
ADA Physical Requirements:
The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.
The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods; use hands; reach with hands and arms.
Close vision required for paperwork and computer.
Able to utilize a computer keyboard, monitor, and telephone.
This role functions in an office environment and uses standard office equipment.
Ability to lift 20 pounds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Nature of Supervision Received:
This position receives minimal supervision from the Director of Discipleship.
Judgment Exercised/Decisions Made:
Employee is expected to take initiative and make decisions based on the mission and vision of parish and upon the direction from the supervisor and/or Pastor. Employee has the responsibility to act responsibly in respect to the budget of the ministry.
Number of Employees Supervised:
Note: The purpose of this document is to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel so classified; it is not intended to serve as an inclusive list of all responsibilities associated with this position.
Send resume with cover letter to:
9520 W. Forest Home Ave.
Hales Corners, WI 53130
or Email: mailto:[email protected]