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Dean of Faith Formation

Saint Monica Preparatory (formerly St. Monica Elementary School and St. Monica High School) (Santa Monica)






Saint Monica Preparatory (formerly St. Monica Elementary School and St. Monica High School) is a parish, coeducational TK-12 day school, a ministry of St. Monica Catholic Community in the heart of Santa Monica. SM Prep has an over 90-year history of educating students for a life of faithful citizenship.

Job Overview: The Dean of Faith Formation will

oversee the religion programs of all grade levels;

Introduce tenets of Catholic Social Teaching at all levels;

Develop and maintain a robust social justice program, including but not limited to age-appropriate service learning projects;

plan and deliver retreats and other opportunities of faith formation for faculty and staff;

offer opportunities for faith formation for school parents

coordinate with members of the church staff for sacramental preparation, primarily First Reconciliation and First Communion for the 2nd grade, and Confirmation for the 9th and 10th grade;

Collaborate with parish priests and other vowed religious in preparing and delivering faith-based content;

plan and assist with the delivery of school liturgies;

oversee student lector, acolyte, and Eucharistic Minister programs;

Core Competencies:
Committed to building an inclusive faith community;

Passion for working with and being around young children and teens;

Ability to prepare liturgies and prayer services, and lead retreats for all age levels;

Ability to manage in a stressful, ever-changing environment;

Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with a variety of constituencies;

Ability to develop a long-range plan for faith formation, and then the ability to manage to that plan;

Ability to work collaboratively with school and church leadership;

Willingness to continue professional development;

Willingness to innovate;

Ability to prepare and manage to a budget.


Please send a cover letter expressing your interest and an up-to-date resume.

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Compensation and benefits are competitive, based on education and experience, and aligned with LA Archdiocese guidelines.


Practicing Catholic;

Bachelor’s degree with advanced work in theology or pastoral formation (Master’s degree preferred);

Prior experience working in a Catholic community, preferably including Catholic schools;

Extensive experience in leading retreats, preparing liturgies, and faith formation for a variety of age groups;

Good team player.

Information/Application Contact

Saint Monica Preparatory (formerly St. Monica Elementary School and St. Monica High School) (Santa Monica)

1030 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403