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Director of Religious Education

Title
Director of Religious Education
Description
Guardian Angels is searching for a full time Director of Religious Education. This position is a full-time salaried position that requires 40+ hours each week, year-round, and includes evening and weekend hours.

The Director of Religious Education is responsible for the religious education and faith formation of all parishioners; this includes children of the parish, students in the school, as well as adult parishioners. Special emphasis is to be placed on the aspects of community building and sacramental formation and celebration. The Director of Religious Education will coordinate parish liturgy, including liturgies celebrated by the school and CCD communities, working closely with the Pastor in the planning and celebration of the regular schedule of liturgies for the parish. The DRE will also coordinate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) for adults and children of catechetical age.

The DRE supervises/coordinates all departmental activities with the Pastor and/or School Principal. The DRE also acts as resource person for all school teachers in the Religion Department.

MEETINGS
It is expected that the DRE attend parish and school staff meetings and in-service programs as well as attend all meetings of the catechumenate and those meetings which will contribute to an effective and fruitful ministry,
Requirements
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND/OR ABILITIES
The Director of Religious Education is expected to have capabilities in:
• Theology
• Program Development
• Catechist Development
• Education
• Communications
• Administrative Skills
• Strong Leadership Skills
The individual must be able to work in a collaborative style of ministry, and be flexible and adaptable due to the general nature of this position.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
The Director of Religious Education is expected to have a degree in one of the following areas:
• Theology/Religious Education or a related Theological field
• Education or Educational Administration with significant semester credits in Theology and Catechetics,
• An unrelated field with significant credits in Theology and Catechetics with extensive Catechetical administrative experience.
EXPERIENCE
The Director of Religious Education is also expected to have:
• A minimum of three years of teaching experience in a Catholic school or equivalent
• At least one year of paid administrative experience
Contact Susan Boettner
Phone: 513-231-7440
Fax: 513-624-3145
sboettner@gaparish.org
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