Director of Religious Education - St. Francis de Sales
Coordinates 5K-12 sacramental & religious
Directs the operation of the respective direct reports,
e.g., schedules, supervises, and evaluates staff.
Coordinates and provides initial and ongoing formation
of ministries in the area of catechesis and
Recruit (new and existing), screen, train, enrich, and
recognize catechists and volunteers.
Ensures catechists are certified according to the
Archdiocese of Milwaukee guidelines.
Meets regularly with catechist and volunteer teams,
e.g., spiritual formation/training workshops, retreats, evenings of
prayer, meetings, and rehearsals.
Have a written catechist and volunteer schedule with
Budget and expenses:
Prepares annual budget.
Monthly monitor expenses and revenues.
Authorizes respective expenditures within the approved
Attends staff meetings. Attends other meetings at the
request of the Pastor/Parish Administrator/supervisor.
Acts as a resource (not member) for Pastoral Council,
Formation Committee, and and the Board of Education/Education
Collaborates with the Pastor/Priest to manifest the
vision for catechetical and sacramental life of the
Fosters parishioner participation in faith formation,
evangelization, and stewardship.
Provides opportunities for parent engagement and dialog
to strengthen their role as faith leaders in their childs life and
to the community at large.
Provides opportunities for youth and/or young faith
formation education, adult gatherings, prayer experiences, social
events, retreats and community engagement.
Provides programs and faith building activities for
parishioners in all stages of family life, e.g., marriage
preparation, family life, support for the separated, divorced,
widowed, and remarried.
Forms, develops, and taps into advisory faith formation
committees to gain feedback on the faith formation experience for
Directs faith formation programs from child to adults,
e.g., faith formation and sacramental preparation programs
(initiation for children, infant baptismal preparation, first
reconciliation, first Eucharist, Confirmation, RCIA, family/special
needs catechesis, etc.).
Implements the policies of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
for catechesis, evangelization, and stewardship.
Selects appropriate catechetical materials based on the
United States Catholic Conference of Bishops and Archdiocesan
Maintains accurate records in a timely basis, e.g.,
attendance, sacrament, etc.
Provides continued support for new and existing
catechists by being present before, during, and after
Assures supervision of minors while on parish/school
grounds for catechetical activities.
Effectively manages student behavior and works with
Plan and coordinate practice(s)/rehearsals.
Ensures copyright and licensing requirement
Orders and maintains inventory faith formation materials
Welcomes, educates, spiritually enriches and grows the
parish community via new and existing programs.
Create, design, and implement a Welcome/Welcome Back
plan for new, passive, or inactive parishioners.
Responds to inquiries of those interested in the
Oversee new parishioner registration
Develops and implements opportunities of engagement for
new, passive, or inactive parishioners. This involves tapping into
other parish programs and creating opportunities of connection for
Promotes evangelization programs and educational
opportunities for parish evangelists and evangelization
Serves as a link for parishioners, parents, parish and
school staff, and catechist/volunteers regarding faith
Schedules events and respective calendars.
Create a dynamic image through parish communication
Create media releases and develop social media programs
that engage and encourage involvement.
Works with employees in the area of liturgy and music
for liturgical celebrations and to integration into the
Collaborates with the principal to be present and united
with parish catechesis.
Visibly engaged at principle parish events.
Fosters positive public relations in and outside the
Creates operating procedures for each aspect of the
Attends respective Archdiocesan and Deanery
workshops/programs, as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Eligible for Advanced Religious Education Certification
with the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Working knowledge in MS Office products.
Valid drivers license for the State of Wisconsin
Active Catholic able to participate in the sacramental
life of the Church.
BA in educational field and/or a certificate in
Education or experience in training, delegation, and
Professional working attitude and collaborative
Strong verbal and written communications
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to multitask and prioritize.
Ability to make decisions, attentive to details, and
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Parishes - Professional/Technical
Complete application and send resume to:Fr. Ray
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