St. Anthony is seeking to hire a Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry to begin on July 1, 2021. The director administers a total parish catechetical program supporting lifelong faith development. A complete job description is available at knoxvillestanthony.com. The parish is not served by a parochial school.
The successful candidate must be an active, practicing Catholic in good standing, with excellent communication and organizational skills. A BA in Theology/Religious Education or related field and/or a Certificate in Ministry or Theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning is required; at least 3 years experience in religious education or youth ministry is preferred. Salary determined by education and experience.
Submit a cover letter, resume and three references by May 15, 2021 to Fr. Kevin Anstey, Pastor, at: email@example.com or St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1202 Woodland Drive, Knoxville, IA 50138.
Job Description- Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
St. Anthony Catholic Church
Position: Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Essential Job Requirements: Must be a Catholic in good moral standing, and
possess the personality, skills, maturity, and experience to complete needed tasks.
Terms of Service:
- 1664 hours annually to be worked over a period of 12 months.
Duties Relating to Planning for Parish Faith Formation
- Articulate faith formation goals in coordination with faith formation commission
- Coordinate, curate, and provide gathered and non-gathered programming and resources (print, audio, video) for the following areas:
- adult formation
- small, faith-sharing groups
- large-group gathered events
- family program for families with children ages 0-18 focused on the following:
- gathered events for whole-family catechesis
- activities and resources to equip and support families in their role as domestic churches by focusing on three areas: relationships, rituals, and reaching out (service)
- learning, service, and fellowship activities for youth
- family-based sacramental preparation for
- Penance and Reconciliation
- adult formation
- Coordinate with the pastor to provide preparation and follow-up for couples preparing for the sacraments of Matrimony and Baptism
- Promote liturgical and parish involvement by families and youth
- Work with RCIA Coordinator and pastor as needed to develop a plan for children in the RCIA program
- Administer all aspects of faith formation program including scheduling promotion, registration, evaluation, curriculum selection (in accord with diocesan guidelines), and record-keeping
- Assure diocesan safe environment guidelines are followed, including administration of the diocesan safe environment curriculum.
- Recruit, train, and evaluate needed volunteer staff and provide opportunities for their ongoing formation
- Work with the faith formation commission and other staff to develop and submit an annual budget and monitor the budget throughout the year
- Maintain regular communication with the pastor, faith formation commission, staff, program participants, and parishioners
- Promote parish participation in deanery and diocesan faith formation programs and activities
Expectations Relating to Continuing Spiritual and Professional Development
- Participate in parish liturgical life, (e.g., weekly Mass, other liturgical events, opportunities for spiritual development).
- Participate in a catechetical leader support group (e.g. monthly deanery meetings).
- Participate in continuing education offerings (e.g. diocesan workshops, webinars)
- Regular attendance at meetings for the following groups:
- faith formation commission
- parish staff
- deanery lay ministers
- Attend other parish committee meetings as needed