Director of Faith Formation – St. Joachim Parish (Plainview, MN)

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DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
Other, FT Employee
St. Joachim Parish (Plainview, MN)

ST. JOACHIM PARISH
Plainview MN

Position Description: Director of Faith Formation (1.0 FTE)
Effective/Revised: February 1, 2014
Supervisor: Pastor
Compensation: Commensurate with Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in theology, pastoral ministry, or related field
• Two years or more of ministry experience in position-related responsibility
• Active & lived Catholic sacramental faith; love for catechesis, evangelization, liturgy
• Ability to form positive relationships with parishioners to empower ministry
• Organizational ability that includes adequate computer proficiency, ability to balance projects, consistent communication with colleagues and volunteers
• Strives for ongoing professional and spiritual development

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

The Director of Faith Formation will:
• Direct parish catechesis for children of school age, including sacramental preparation
• Guide parish participation in youth ministry initiatives
• Direct Children’s Liturgy of the Word for Sunday Eucharist
• Oversee the director of any pre-school ministries the parish might offer
• Serve as parish Safe Environment Coordinator

Examples follow:

Directing Parish Catechesis:
• Recruit, form, oversee, & evaluate volunteer catechists & aides for faith formation sessions
• Provide and direct parent meetings to introduce program requirements
• Direct sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation
• Provide enrichment opportunities for volunteers
• Select & guide program calendar and curricular materials
• Coordinate & maintain records of registered participants, tuition payments, & student progress
• Direct the implementation of Safe Environment requirements by volunteers

Other:
• Direct Youth Ministry Initiatives: promote & enlist participants & volunteers in suitable youth retreats, events, mission trips, etc.
• Direct CLOW, enlisting and forming volunteer catechists
• Oversee the director of any pre-school ministries offered
• Communicate with staff regarding program supplies & budget development/implementation
• Communicate with staff regarding Parish Center use and needs
• Assist/advise other staff with adult formation efforts as suitable (77)

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