Religious Education Coordinator Job Description
St. Anthony, Oxnard
To educate minds and hearts to change the world through a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith.
2. Position Overview
The job of the Religious Education Coordinator is to coordinate the program for First Communion preparation. The First Communion program at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Oxnard, currently has around 300 students enrolled. The position we are offering for Religious Education Coordinator is a part- time position, reporting directly to the pastor. He/she will have a secretary to aid in the clerical work of the office, and will also need to oversee the volunteers and catechists. The individual we seek is a missionary disciple who creates and implements a religion curriculum that fosters a deeper relationship in Christ through encounter for students in grades K-12.
The coordinator must maintain a clear understanding of the needs of the students, families, as well as the needs of Religious Education Office volunteers and staff. This person must provide a positive influence on staff that encourages working together for the common good of those served. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. All the duties and standards within this job description will be performed according to the established policies, procedures and guidelines outlined in the parish policy and procedures manuals given by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
3. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
To perform the job successfully, this individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requirements include:
Practicing Catholic in good standing: Familiarity with the evangelization process and experience bringing youth to a personal relationship with Christ.
Compliance: LA Archdiocese & FBI background checks and completion of Virtus: Protecting God’s Children Program.
Education: Possess a degree from a four year college or university, preferably in Theology or Religious Education or related field and experience with elementary, middle and/or high school students.
Interpersonal Skills: Excellent oral, written communication, and human relations skills when dealing with co-workers, other parish or Diocesan employees, and parish families.
Work Environment: Office and classroom. Physical strength demand requires light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to reach above shoulder level, to stoop, bend, grasp, pull, push and twist to retrieve equipment or materials. Must have a working knowledge of how to utilize a computer and/or office equipment. Must be able to handle exposure to noise levels and temperatures consistent with a classroom environment.
4. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Establishes and maintains close cooperation and communication with co-workers and seeks staff involvement and input when appropriate.
Keeps the parish faith community informed of what our program offers. Communicates well with parents of students in the program.
Works closely with the Pastor and church staff to provide ministry and catechism to students and parents.
Keeps informed through attendance at diocesan, regional, and national conferences, regular reading, and membership in professional associations.
Is aware of community agencies and resources that interface with youth and the children.
Assist with monitoring of programs while in session. This includes but is not limited to checking classrooms, supervising, acquiring materials, student supervision, behavior management and safety.
Act as the direct contact for all volunteers. This includes recruitment, training and providing support throughout the year.
Schedule regular weekly office hours and be available and accessible for parents.
Communicates with parents with respect, providing information for events with advanced notice.
Makes periodic reports to the pastor detailing progress and needs of the program.
Attends staff meetings.
Administers parish business operations in accordance with the parish and Catholic Church’s mission.
Understands Catholic social teaching and applies it to parish policies and practices.
Complies with federal, state and local safety laws.
Maintains a neat and safe work area.
Performs other duties as assigned.
5. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Creates, organizes, and maintains the curriculum.
Working with the religious education staff and volunteers, will assist with planning and development of Communion preparation including parent meetings, retreats, and liturgy.
Obtains all materials needed for each lesson.
Submits supply requests to the pastor as needed.
Sets up and prepares for class each week to include materials needed.
Writes weekly newsletters/notifications for volunteers.
Oversees student attendance records and provides status reports to parents whose students have attendance issues.
Provides make up lessons as applicable.
Distributes and inventories all catechism books and folders.
Labels and organizes teachers’ and aides’ curriculum materials.
Assists and facilitates volunteer meetings.
Collaborates with other staff in preparing and maintaining a calendar of events.
St. Anthony Church, Oxnard (Oxnard )
2511 S C St
Oxnard , CA email@example.com