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23 Jan 2020

Full-Time Director of Faith Formation: Youth Grades 6-12

 Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

The position of Director of Faith Formation: Youth Grades 6-12 at The Co-Cathedral of St John the Evangelist upholds the mission of the Church to evangelize and bring others to Christ.  The position is focused on areas of pastoral and formational ministries including weekly religious education classes for youth in grades 6-8, sacramental preparation (Confirmation ) for students in grades 9 and 10, and faith in action programming for 11th and 12th graders.

Job Responsibilities

Development, coordination, and administration of SJE Faith Formation Program for youth in grades 6-8.

Development, coordination and administration of SJE Confirmation Preparation for youth in grades 9 and 10 including retreat planning and facilitation.

Recruitment, formation and affirmation of volunteer catechists, small group leaders, and youth peer leaders and event volunteers.

Assist in planning of Confirmation liturgy, rehearsal and reception in collaboration with Pastor and Director of Liturgy and Music.

Development, coordination, and administration of SJE Faith in Action Program for youth grades 11 and 12.

Assist in promotion and execution of city wide and diocesan youth events including UNITE gatherings and Camp Summit Summer Camp.

Implement and support diocesan safe environment policies including compliance with VIRTUS training and Circle of Grace programming; attend diocesan training and serve as a VIRTUS facilitator.

Create and maintain student lists and workgroups in parish data system and create and update program guidelines, processes and policies in formation team shared files.

Complete and file all required diocesan annual reports and maintain parish sacramental records.

Create yearly schedule with formation team including classes, retreats, parent meetings, and sacramental celebrations and collaborate with team for coordination of special events including prayer services, faith sharing groups, and presentations promoting educational and spiritual formation.

Collaborate with formation team leadership to staff Vacation Bible School program and cultivate peer leaders and youth volunteers for support and participation.

Attend diocesan workshops, parish staff meetings, faith formation team meetings and comply with diocesan and parish guidelines and policies regarding faith formation and sacramental preparation.

Maintain fiscal responsibility by respecting budget; ordering and organizing classroom materials and supplies.

Qualfications:

The qualified applicant must be a faithful practicing Catholic who is knowledgeable in the faith and has an ability to relate to children and their parents. The position requires an individual who is well-organized, enthusiastic, and able to work collaboratively in a team environment. Some evening and weekend hours are required. Applicants should have a college degree; an emphasis on Catholic Studies, Theology, Pastoral Ministry, and education or childhood development would be preferred. Applicants will be required to pass a background check.

Job description available at https://sj.org/announcement/jobopenings/

Organizational Name: Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Organizational City: Rochester, MN

Position Contact Name: Margaret Kelsey

Position Contact Title: Parish Administrator

Position Contact Email: mkelsey@sj.org

Position Contact Phone: 507-288-7372

Deadline: February 26, 2020

Benefits: Included

Experience: Preferred

Salary / Range: $35,000-$50,000

Setting: Urban

Number of Parish Households: 1,001-2,000

How to Apply

Application Process Send cover letter, resume and references to: Margaret Kelsey, Parish Administrator Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 11 4th Avenue SW Rochester, MN  55902 Or by email to: mkelsey@sj.org

Job Categories: Faith Formation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Commensurate with Experience.

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