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Coordinator Religious Education Coordinator

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 1/22/2019
Job Reference #: 8a7883a967ba0cb20167be78729912ad
Keywords: office

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Position: Coordinator Religious Education Coordinator
Location: St Jude Thaddeus Parish - San Luis, AZ
Job Id: 795
# of Openings: 1

St Jude Thaddeus Parish
Job Description
Job Title: Coordinator, Religious Education Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Department/Location: St Jude Thaddeus Parish - San Luis, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor, School Principal, or Director of Religious Education, is responsible for assisting with the coordination of the Religious Education program for a Parish or School.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a lay ecclesial minister in support of the parish’s spiritual and pastoral mission.
  • Shall abide by Catholic principles in the employee’s professional and private life, and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures.
  • Assist in articulating a vision within the community to include an assessment of needs, setting of priorities, setting of goals and objectives, and the implementation of plans of action
  • Recommend changes to and coordinate curriculum, assess needs, incorporate prayer, service and outreach at all levels.
  • Assist the pastor, principal, or DRE in administering Religious Education programs to include program coordination, assign catechists and volunteers, keep sacramental records.
  • Assist in recruiting and assist in the formation of Catechists, including Catechist education and training, adhering to Diocesan guidelines.
  • Assist with oversight of religious education staff.* Coordinate as necessary, activities with Diocesan staff.
  • Ensure adherence to personnel policy guidelines and other parish and diocesan guidelines.
  • Prepare reports as necessary.
  • Assist with ensuring adherence to Diocese of Tucson Safe Environment requirements.
  • Assist in drafting and implementation of Standard Operation Procedures (SOP’s) for youth activities as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal education and office environment.
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling; hearing; carrying; and keyboarding.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Diocese and Catholic Church; be in full communion with the Church
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written; excellent human relations and interpersonal skills
  • Exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parishioners and the public
  • Must be a self-starter; well organized; perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work with a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; punctuality is a must at all times; weekend and overtime work may be required.
  • Proficiency in computer technology to include word-processing, spreadsheets and power point.
  • Professional bearing; clean and neat personal appearance.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background and criminal history check.
Education and Experience:
  • An Associate’s degree in business, education or public administration or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a Catholic religious education environment as an educator or practicing catechist.
  • Level 1 catechetical certification or equivalent education.
Other/Preferred Skills:
  • Bi-lingual (English-Spanish) preferred
  • Level 2 catechetical certification or equivalent education preferred

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