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Director of Catechesis and Evangelization

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$50,000.00 - $55,000.00 Salary/year



As part of the Parish Management Team, the Director of Catechesis and Evangelization is the primary facilitator of the formation efforts of the parish.  The incumbent will form the department and volunteers into an effective Evangelization Team with a shared vision and direction to improve and grow current evangelization and faith formation ministries under the guidance of and in collaboration with the vision of the Pastor and the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus & Mary.


The Director of Catechesis and Evangelization is responsible to assess the needs of and assure the development and implementation of Catechetical and Evangelization ministries and programs.  The position is responsible to establish and maintain parish-wide programs including the following functions:

  • All adult, youth, and child formation efforts, including OCIA, youth groups and child sacramental preparation.
  • Leadership and management of all aspects of the Evangelization Team.
  • Recruiting and directing large volunteer teams.


Direct Supervisor: Fr. Jose Noriega, Pastor

Guidance & Inspiration: Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary


Exempt, salaried, full-time: 40+ hours per week with benefits

Able to work flexible schedule (nights, weekends)


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

OCIA, Marriage Preparation and Baptism Preparation Programs

Develops and administers all aspects of programming; working in conjunction with staff, volunteers, and Chaplains.  Collaborates with the Chaplain on programming structure, Canon Law and church teaching related to the sacraments of baptism, first communion, confirmation and marriage.

Children’s Religious Formation Programs

Establishes multiple programs to properly form children including weekly religious education, sacramental preparation, summer camps, and others as needed.

Youth Ministry

Assures the establishment and maintenance of youth programs for middle and high school students.  Works with volunteers to ensure active and engaging programming in accordance with the Disciples of Jesus and Mary vision.

Leadership and Management

  1. Actively participates in and collaborates with the Management Team comprised of clergy and fellow Directors and Managers under the guidance of the Pastor.
  2. Coordinates and manages the Evangelization Team.  The Director will promote program excellence, stability, and growth of participation in existing ministries and will oversee the planning, organization and development of all Sacramental Preparation and Faith Formation programs in coordination with parish and school staff.
  3. Responsible for assuring parish catechetical and evangelical initiatives by effectively establishing the overall programming in the parish including the following:
  • Selecting quality catechetical material in accord with USCCB and Archdiocesan guidelines and/or writing and developing original curriculum.
  • Planning and providing weekly communication and updates to the Pastor and the management team.  Collaborating as a working member of the management team to support the Pastor; leading and guiding the parish staff and volunteers in the overall vision of the parish.
  • Leading the evangelization team in the planning and monitoring of all program revenue and expenses to deliver results within financial goals in conjunction with the business operations department.
  1. Assures the effectiveness of evangelization efforts.  Works to identify program gaps and implements new programs and ministries as necessary. 
  2. Collaborates closely with the DCJM Parochial Vicars and Brothers who may be assigned as Chaplains or assistants to each program area to facilitate consistency with the overall vision of the parish
  3. Recruits, supervises, trains, and maintains a fully formed and effective team of volunteers to support all programming.
  4. Collaborates with multiple teams inside and outside the evangelization team.
  5. Acts as a staff liaison with archdiocesan offices are required.


  • Demonstrated experience in parish ministry
  • Solid theological background in Catholic and scripture
  • Active and practicing member of a Catholic parish
  • Demonstrated competence in:
  • Employee evaluation, coaching, supervision, and development
  • Volunteer recruitment, evaluation & development
  • Budget planning
  • Skilled in group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, conflict management, and team dynamics
  • Excellent writing & public speaking skills
  • Program development & implementation of growth initiatives
  • Planning and organizational skills for coordinating activities of staff, volunteers, and programs


  • Cooperation and teamwork: works well with others
  • Judgment in job performance: decision making ability
  • Reliability and quality of work: achieves results
  • Mission of the Church: connects the work of the parish office to the parishioner experience
  • Takes initiative: develops continuously
  • Communication: professional demeanor and interpersonal skills
  • Supervision and leadership: leads courageously

Code of Conduct:

The employee is expected to be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church and an active member of a Roman Catholic Parish.

As all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the teachings, goals, and mission of the Church in performing their work. Every employee of St. Mary Catholic Parish is expected to model virtue and justice:

  • Create a warm, welcoming, positive and cheerful workplace for both staff and parishioners
  • Foster respect and dignity of all, do not gossip, do not slander or malign others
  • Embrace a spirit of docility, obedience, and accept the leadership and vision of the Pastor
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job
  • Demonstrate reliability, punctuality and personal integrity, personal issues do not interfere with managing work responsibilities
  • Adhere to business professional dress code
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