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Company: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Location: Duluth
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Full-Time Director of Faith Formation:6th - 12th Grades Job Description Summary
The mission of this position is to produce Disciples of Jesus Christ, through creating a catechetical program and environment where young people can encounter the Lord, and also learn more about the faith, and be supported by their peers and adult leaders. This position is self-lead and relies on self-management, initiative, organization and a love for God and His young people. The director is the primary employee responsible for leading and organizing this ministry and must be capable of envisioning the ministry goals, and then taking the appropriate steps to achieve those goals. This position requires monitoring, scheduling, and evaluating multiple aspects of the faith formation program. The director will need to be self-motivated and comfortable working with little supervision. The director is responsible for the religious education of 6 th - 11 th grade students, as well as incorporating elements which are often considered more "youth ministry" efforts, such as retreat promotion and involvement, evangelization events, and relational ministry. In addition to the actual ministering to young people, the position includes administrative duties and planning responsibilities, as well as managing the various elements of a typical Wednesday night - meal, materials, announcements, lesson content, relational ministry and appropriate clean up. The director will need to be a skilled communicator and constantly looking for ways to improve communication between students, discipleship leaders, parents and volunteers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Support, maintain, and further develop established ministry format (discipleship small group model).
- Collaborate with the pastors and staff in implementing a vision for evangelization and faith formation.
- Cooperate with Elementary Faith Formation Director as on site leader for Middle School Program.
- Recruit, train, motivate and direct faith formation volunteers. Youth to Adult ratio of 8:1 with the goal of achieving continuation of discipleship across grades. With six parishes represented, it will be important to form Discipleship Leaders from all parishes. This includes 12th graders to help with the middle school program.
- Establish firm and committed discipleship relationships with adult Discipleship Leaders and youth.
- Lead team meetings of DL's to develop faith formation and evangelization objectives, strategies, goals and events.
- Seek ways to enhance and add depth to the catechesis offered.
- Prepare students for the Sacrament of Confirmation, overseeing participation, catechesis, and sacramental prep.
- Develop programming that is appropriate for age, maturity and level of cognitive development.
- Promote active parishioner engagement in parish life and research and implement ways to motivate inactive youth.
- Maintain a level of knowledge and skills required for this ministry through reading, research, and participation in pertinent workshops, classes, and conventions.
- Continuously broaden and deepen personal knowledge of the Catholic Faith.
- Organize fundraising opportunities for students and manage fundraising accounts.
- Maintain up-to-date email list, registration, Sacramental Preparation information, any other faith formation paperwork for grades 6-11, and regular contact with parents.
- Willing to collaborate and assist in Diocesan events and youth ministry efforts.
- Attend monthly diocesan youth ministry and DRE meetings.
- Encourage and promote participation in retreats, camps and mission trips organized at the diocesan level.
- Performs other duties as assigned. Job Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - College Degree, ideally in Theology, Catholic studies, but not strictly required if sufficiently knowledgeable in the Catholic faith expressed in the Catechism.- Experience working in a Catholic environment in Faith Formation and Evangelization.- Familiar with the New Evangelization and various models for parish ministry and evangelization.- Must possess exceptional interpersonal, communication, verbal, and written language skills.- An active, Confirmed, practicing Roman Catholic.- The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with members of the pastoral and administrative staff, parishioners, volunteers and community leaders.- Flexibility with respect to working evenings and weekends.- Computer skills including competence in Microsoft Office software and social media.- Passionate about young people and parish ministry.- Self-management abilities and motivation.- Energy, commitment, flexibility and creativity.- Proficient in organizing and teaching, with exceptional leadership and communication skills.- Must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times.- Successfully pass a criminal background check. Organizational Name : Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Position Contact Phone : 2187283646 Benefits : Included Experience : Preferred Setting : Urban Number of Parish Households : 1,001-2,000

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