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Director of Religious Education (DRE)

Company: Archdiocese of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Opportunities at Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago Archdiocese of Chicago Human Resources :: Employment and Service Opportunities

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    Opportunities at Parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago Contact:Richard Jakubik
    Pastor Posted 6/22/2023Job Title:Director of Religious Education (DRE)Hours:Part timeParish:St. Mary of the Woods
    7033 N. Moselle Ave.
    Chicago, IL
    • Be competent in visioning, applying age-appropriate catechetical methods and basic program development as well as exhibit skills in interpersonal communication, collaborative ministry and public speaking.
    • Supervise all parish religious education and Catholic formation programs and personnel, and organize resources in religious education for the pastor, parish staff and parishioners.
    • Recruit and train teachers/facilitators of early childhood, youth and adult programs.
    • Supervise curricula planning and selection of texts. Establish the details for the programs' calendar.
    • Oversee the registration process.
    • Provide appropriate environments for catechetical and spiritual growth.
    • Ensure proper supervision of indoor and outdoor facilities during program times.
    • Create handbooks and other communications for youth, parents and catechists.
    • Recruit and supervise catechists and volunteers.
    • Provide in-services and on-going development opportunities for catechists.
    • Work with Archdiocesan Office of Lifelong Formation and represent the parish at various meetings and conferences pertaining to religious education and/or administrative development.
    • Cooperate with parish staff members in developing and implementing parish programs and use of the facilities.
    • Collaborate with elementary school principal to help unify the religious education programs and the Catholic school program.
    • Promote religious education among all segments of the parish community.
    • Monitor, in consultation with pastor and parish finance council, an annual budget.
    • Evaluate the programs to determine strengths, areas of improvement and future needs.Requirements:The DRE is responsible for the development, organization and administration of the specified areas of religious education and Catholic formation program in fulfillment of the catechetical mission of the parish in cooperation with the pastor, parish staff, and Archdiocesan Office of Lifelong Formation.The DRE must be living in full sacramental communion with the Catholic Church. This person needs to be working towards or possess elevated level religious certification. A bachelor's degree in religious education, theology or related fields is preferred but not required. Teaching experience in religious education is preferred. Special Directions:Internal Candidates (existing employees) - Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: "Internal Candidate - Job Title - Full name"External Candidates - Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: "Job Title - Full name" Return to Parish Job Opportunities
      - Archdiocese of Chicago - 835 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611-2030
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