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Volunteer - Director of Religious Education (DRE)

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 2/19/2019
Job Status: Internship,Volunteer
Job Reference #: 8a78859e639510b501639837bf362445
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Position: Volunteer - Director of Religious Education (DRE)
Location: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament - Miami, AZ
Job Id: 540
# of Openings: 1

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish
Job Description
Job Title: Director of Religious Education Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Department/Location: Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish / Miami, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor, is responsible for assisting with the management of the Religious Education program for the Parish.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Perform as a lay ecclesial minister in support of the parish’s spiritual and pastoral mission
  • Assist the Pastor to articulate 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
  • Communicate and cooperate with all parish ministers and parish staff to include conflict resolution, serve as a resource and support for other ministers and staff, participate in meetings as necessary
  • Plan Curriculum, assess needs, incorporate prayer, service and outreach at all levels
  • Assist the Pastor in administering Religious Education programs to include program coordination, assign catechists and volunteers, set and enforce facilities guidelines; ensure a safe environment is in place
  • Recruit and form Catechists, including Catechist education and training, adhering to Diocesan guidelines
  • Assist in managing religious education staff including screening and employment, and assignment of volunteers, in accordance with Diocesan policies and procedures
  • Coordinate as necessary, activities with Diocesan staff
  • Ensure adherence to personnel policy guidelines
  • Prepare reports as necessary
  • Assist with ensuring adherence to Diocese of Tucson Safe Environment requirements at all times;
  • 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 general 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; ability to travel locally as required; 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, criminal history, and credit history check
Education and Experience:
  • 3-5 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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