The Director of Faith Formation is responsible for implementing the vision of the parish by providing Christian formation and sacramental preparation programs to the parish community, including adults, youth (grades 6-12), and children (grades 1-5). This includes creation of curricula, formats, schedules and materials, catechist/volunteer recruitment, program oversight and evaluation.
Salary DOE with benefits.
. Develop goals, objectives and implementation strategies for a comprehensive faith formation program that are consistent with Archdiocesan guidelines and the Franciscan tradition. In conjunction with pastor, develop and implement a curriculum and full catechetical plan.
. Form, support and oversee a dynamic and engaged volunteer faith formation team.
. Recruit, train and supervise catechists, youth leaders and other volunteers for faith formation programs, including sacramental preparation for Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation.
. Collaborate with parents of children in faith formation programs to elicit their understanding, commitment, participation and engagement, providing opportunities for parental catechesis as appropriate.
. Develop and support the family ministry team and serve as parish staff liaison for scheduling and activities.
. Serve as the catechist for Confirmation program.
. Oversee adult faith formation; develop and implement annual program in collaboration with pastor and RCIA team.
. Plan, coordinate and implement activities such as retreats, prayer groups, workshops, Scripture study, and guest speaker presentations to facilitate ongoing opportunities for Adult Faith Formation participants and parishioners.
. Oversee all administrative aspects of faith formation, including registration, calendar creation, class schedules, attendance lists, budget, catechist oversight, program and catechist evaluations, and sacramental records.
. Maintain professional growth through continuing education and training.
. Ensure compliance with all parish and diocesan safe environment standards and practices, including the Archdiocese Safeguard the Children Program.
. Attend and participate in weekly parish staff meetings, parish/Mission events, and the annual planning process.
. Practicing Catholic and Certified Catechist; Master Catechist certification preferred.
. BA/BS or equivalent experience.
. Strong spiritual leadership and team-building abilities from a servant-leader perspective.
. Excellent interpersonal, listening, verbal and written communication skills.
. Ability to provide analysis of faith formation programs and provide recommendations for continually improving pastoral outreach.
. Excellent organizational and collaborative skills.
. Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple priorities, take initiative, be creative, anticipate and plan solutions to problems.
. Computer literacy — MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary
St. Barbara Parish (Santa Barbara)
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, California firstname.lastname@example.org