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Director of Catechesis for Children, St. Mary Parish

St. Mary in Hudson

ST. MARY PARISH

340 NORTH MAIN STREET

HUDSON, OH 44236

DIRECTOR OF CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN

Full-time exempt status position

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Director of Catechesis for children is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of faith formation programs and processes for children in Kindergarten – Grade 5.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To assess catechetical needs, plan, design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive vision for parish catechetical programs for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
  • To provide and supervise programs including but not limited to:
    • a. Family Faith Formation
    • b. Weekly PSR class
    • c. Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion
    • d. Children's Liturgy of the Word
    • e. Vacation Bible School
  • To recruit catechists and other volunteers and provide for their training, formation, ongoing development, supervision, and evaluation.
  • To conduct annual registration process.
  • To facilitate parent and catechist meetings and workshops.
  • To research, review and purchase appropriate texts and supplementary materials.
  • To ensure programs are in conformity with Diocesan catechetical and child safety directives.
  • To develop the annual calendar for catechetical sessions and special events.
  • Provide and monitor, in consultation with the pastor and parish finance council, an annual budget.
  • To attend Pastoral Staff Meetings and other Parish or Diocesan meetings as required by the pastor.
  • To organize, supervise, and maintain the parish Catechetical Office.
  • Update the parish website for the Elementary Parish School of Religion Program.
  • To maintain those parish records determined necessary by the pastor and diocesan policy.
  • Serves as a liaison with the diocesan Office for Catechetical Formation and their programs, services, and resources.
  • To perform other duties related to catechesis and faith formation at the request of the pastor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A practicing Roman Catholic who is in full communion with the Church.
  • A degree in religious education, theology or related field, or a Master Catechist certificate certification from the Diocese of Cleveland.
  • Experience in administration and catechesis.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills as well as interpersonal and communication skills compatible with the culture of a Roman Catholic Parish.
  • Ability to work in a team environment (professional and support staff, as well as volunteers) and the ability to work independently as required.
  • Competence in current technology (specifically MS Office Products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher) and contemporary means of communicating (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
  • Flexibility and availability for evenings and weekends as necessary for programs and events.

POSITION CLASS:

This position is considered full time with consideration given to flexible working hours to accommodate the parish and the various ministry responsibilities.

SUPERVISOR: Pastor

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION: Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references, AND the completed application for employment to Fr. Lawrence Jurcak using the below form.

Position will remain open until filled.

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