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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Co-Director – St. Charles Hartland
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Co-Director – St. Charles Hartland
- Primary Function of this Position: The Co-Director helps the Children’s Discipleship Lead to foster conversion and discipleship among our youngest parishioners (3K through Fifth Grade) and their parents by implementing the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS): Montessori-based religious education.
- Fulfillment of Position Through the St. Charles Culture: All employees at St. Charles will embrace the affirming culture of:
1) Keeping God first,
2) Working for Excellence and
3) Becoming the best together.
Assist in recruiting, managing, scheduling, and forming volunteers.
Be present during class times (some Sunday mornings and weekday evenings) to help support the program and minister to the volunteers and families.
Assist with the annual registration process for CGS and sacramental preparation.
Assist with First Reconciliation and First Communion liturgies, retreats and special events.
Assist with administrative paperwork and communications.
Work with families who need extra attention.
- Position Specifications:
Prior Level I training in CGS desired; further training anticipated.
Basic understanding of and enthusiasm for Church teachings and Catholic traditions.
Openness to listening, learning, working well with and speaking the truth in love to people of varying ages, needs and backgrounds.
Discretion in dealing with challenging or sensitive situations.
Good organizational and planning skills.
General aptitude in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study preferred. Safeguarding All God’s Children Training and background check required
- Working Environment:
Some evening and weekend work expected.
Some offsite meetings/training required.
Some lifting may be required.
Notes Compensation is based on experience and training
Start Date 2022-06-01
Location St. Charles – Hartland (M11) , St. Charles – Hartland (M11)
Job Category Parishes – Pastoral/Ministerial
Employment Type Part Time
Instructions Copy and paste into your browser the application link below to download, complete, and submit, along with a resume and cover letter, to email@example.com https://www.archmil.org/Resources/Application-for-Employment.html
Contact Name Marianne Giovingo
Address 313 Circle Drive, Hartland, WI 53029
Children’s Christian Formation Director
Troy, New York
CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN FORMATION DIRECTOR
Saint John’s Episcopal Church o 146 1st Street
Troy, New York 12180
Saint John’s Episcopal Church is an active, engaged, diverse Christian community in the Anglican tradition located in downtown Troy, New York. Saint John’s has a long history of dedication to children’s Christian formation. The parish currently has about 20 children K-6th grade, the majority of whom have not returned to Christian Formation since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. The Rector, The Rev. Judith Malionek, is committed to providing the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd to the parish, is herself trained in this approach, and would love to support a Catechist of the Good Shepherd in establishing a thriving atrium at Saint John’s. Saint John’s has a beautiful, dedicated space for Christian formation, a completed Level I atrium, all the wooden materials completed for a Level II atrium, and many of the wooden materials completed for Level III. The parish has also sponsored a Level I training in the Catechesis and is open to making additional training available. The Children’s Christian Formation Director is provided with a fully equipped office. This is a 20-hour per week position which reports to the Rector.
The primary responsibility of the Children’s Christian Formation Director will be to oversee the Christian formation of children in our parish community from pre-K – 6th grade. This will be accomplished through completing the atrium environment with the help of volunteers and establishing a flourishing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for children 3-12 years of age. Over time, the Director will call the children and families back into the life of the church, following the guidelines of our medical officer, offering the riches of this catechetical approach, while being attentive to opportunities to invite additional children into Christian formation.
A secondary responsibility will be to work with the Christian Formation Committee volunteers to create four or more special children’s/family programs per year appropriate for Holy Days and Holy Seasons, such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Establish a flourishing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program.
- Direct weekly Christian formation for children pre-K – 6th grade, Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. until the Offertory at the 10 a.m. service (around 10:30) with volunteer assistance.
- Coordinate sacramental preparation/day retreats for Holy Communion.
- Complete the Level II and III atrium environments.
- Oversee additional catechesis programing for children as it may develop.
- Hire and oversee nursery staff should the need develop.
- Attend monthly parish staff meetings.
- Meet with the Rector weekly or as negotiated.
- Pursue continued professional and spiritual growth; additional training for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be financially supported by the parish.
- Additional labor and income may be available through any Catechesis of the Good Shepherd trainings that may be offered at Saint John’s.
- Monitor budgets for programs and document needs for additional funding.
- Ensure all volunteers have undergone the Safeguarding God’s Children Training.
- Additional duties as assigned by Rector.
- Be a person with a heart to share Christ with children and with a love of Scripture and the liturgical traditions of the church.
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training Completion Level I required at minimum with interest in training through Level III.
- Bachelor’s degree in any field.
- Long-standing committed and active church membership.
- Experience in ministry with children.
- Ability to work with people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, manage multiple priorities, and work with minimal supervision.
- Excellent communication, collaboration, leadership, and mentoring skills
- Basic computer skills for email, word processing, simple promotional materials, and Zoom meetings.
- Safeguarding God’s Children training and background check will be required
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary $25,000 per year; 46 hours of paid leave per year; paid federal holidays (4 hours); after one year, contributions to the Church Pension Fund will be made.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and your resume to The Rev. Canon Judith Malionek; Rector, Saint John’s Episcopal Church; 146 1st Street; Troy, NY 12180; (518)274-5884; firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THIS POSITION!
Director of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
Las Vegas, NV
Director of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, Full Time
St John Neumann Roman Catholic Church has an immediate opening for a full time Director of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program. This position is responsible for implementing and executing the Montessori-based program. This position recruits, directs and supervises the volunteer catechists and assistants that are trained to provide for the educational and spiritual formation of the children of the parish. Qualifications include certification in the National Program in Levels I, II and III and a minimum of 3 years program experience. To apply please “click here” to access the Diocese Application form and return to:
Ms Cathy Trawinski
Director of Catechetical Ministries
St John Neumann Roman Catholic Church
2575 W El Campo Grande
North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis
St. Peter, Chillicothe, Ohio
TITLE: COORDINATOR OF CHILDREN’S CATECHESIS
This is a full-time position which reports to Pastor and Director of Faith Formation.
The primary responsibility of the Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis will be to oversee the catechesis of children in our parish community from pre-K – 6th grade. This will be accomplished through establishing a flourishing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for ages 3-6 years of age (a Level I atrium is in its final stages of completion), the planning of a Level II atrium, coordinating sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, directing the weekly Faith Formation Program for children ages 3-12 years of age, and overseeing additional catechesis programing for children in our consortium community such as Totus Tuus or Vacation Bible School.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
- Establish a flourishing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
- Coordinate sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
- Direct weekly Faith Formation Program for children pre-K – 6th grade
- Oversee additional catechesis programing for children in our consortium community
- Monitor budgets for programs
- Ensure all volunteers have undergone the Diocesan Safe Environment Training
- Attend parish staff meetings
- Pursue continued professional and spiritual growth
- Additional duties as assigned by pastor
- Our first priority is a person with a heart to share Christ with children.
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training Completion Levels I and II preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in theology or equivalent experience preferred
- Protecting God’s Children Certification Course and Background check will be required
- Experience in ministry as a volunteer or trained missionary working with children preferred
- Ability to work with a variety of age groups and backgrounds
- Ability to organize, prioritize, manage multiple priorities, and work with minimal supervision
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Leadership and mentoring skills
- Skills in navigating and creating electronic forms, advertisements, and tracking spending
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary negotiable based on experience and certifications
Benefits offered through the Diocese of Columbus
If you are interested in applying, please send your resume and the completed application questions to Andrea McLean, Director of Faith Formation, at St. Peter Church Office, 285 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601; tel. 740-774-1407; email@example.com.
Link to the Google Form version of the Application Questions to make it one step easier for applicants: https://forms.gle/iYrqRATnz7Xkgos39
Montessori Certified Primary Teacher,
Regina Coeli AcademyAbington, PA
Regina Coeli Academy, located in Abington, PA, is now accepting applications for a Montessori Certified Primary Teacher position working with children ages 3 through 6 years for our Montessori Children’s House. We are looking for committed educators who are interested in growing with our school community. Candidates must be enthusiastic, warm, nurturing, kind, and creative individuals who have experience in working with these age groups.
Strong work history and excellent references
Experience in an early childhood classroom
Catechesis of The Good Shepherd certification a plus
Understanding of Classical Education a plus
Professional appearance and attitude
Work in implementing the Montessori Method in the classroom
Manage transitions with the children, setting firm limits and using loving discipline
Model kindness, responsibility, and peaceful interactions for the children
Perform daily classroom maintenance duties such as snack preparation, dishes, and disinfecting
Pursue continuing education opportunities — specifically learning more about Montessori
Candidates should have a strong practicing Catholic faith: willing to sign a Profession of Faith and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. The teacher should be a loving and joyful Catholic role model to the children. Candidates must be able to represent the school well and are responsible for communication with parents. Candidates should be reliable, committed, energetic, patient, and detail-oriented; Understand the importance of professionalism in the school setting; be comfortable working with children ages 3 to 6 years old; be able to easily bend, squat lift, carry, and sit on the floor for extended periods; understands developmentally appropriate practice at the preschool level
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references which include one from a Catholic priest via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary RE and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd,
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton – Keller, TX
This position is responsible for the Elementary Religious Education Program (Pre-K through 6th Grade, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, and Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion, Tender Lambs of Christ Programs, and Vacation Bible School. In addition to, this position will manage the Elementary Religious Education Office, recruit and train lay catechists and volunteers.
Principal Accountabilities for Elementary Religious Education (Grades Pre-K to 6):
Create yearly calendar for the program and schedule all class dates and events in eSpace
Create and schedule classes; input into Parish Data System
Recruit and interview catechists, subs, and aides
Implement and manage registration
Plan programs / activities during Advent and Lent (Works of Mercy)
Maintain regular communication with parents
Evaluate and select program curriculum and resources; make purchases
Inventory and purchase classroom and office supplies
Foster and promote a love for the liturgy and popular devotions of the Church
Coordinate annual May Crowning
Regularly evaluate texts and program
Responsible for all other projects, tasks, etc., as assigned.
Principal Accountabilities for Growing and Maintain the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program:
Oversee yearly calendar and registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Ensure that the atrium has the proper materials and furnishings needed
Attract new families to join CGS through workshops, demonstrations and advertising
Arrange training and formation for catechists and recruit new catechists
Principal Accountabilities for Sacramental Preparation (First Reconciliation / First Communion):
Evaluate program curriculum and resources; make purchases
Ensure program follows Diocesan Guidelines (Code of Canon Law)
Plan, coordinate and implement Bread of Life classes
Communicate with Miguel Chaidez to Schedule First Communion Dates
Implement a Sacrament Preparation Team
Documentation of Sacramental records for Sacramental Preparation.
Coordinate group evaluations for Sacramental Prep and conduct individual evaluations of students
Foster a love and devotion of the Blessed Sacrament
Principal Accountabilities for the Tender Lambs of Christ Program:
Supervise the TLC coordinator (volunteer position) – meets Sunday mornings
Oversee sacrament prep for TLC
Determine curriculum and other resources; make purchases
Inventory and purchase program supplies
Schedule classes and interviews in eSpace
Principal Accountabilities for the Management of Elementary Religious Education Office:
Use Active and Jotform to create and manage registration forms online
Work with Hispanic Ministry coordinator to translate information
Maintain three different webpages on the seascc.org site
Maintain Elementary RE database and appropriate records
Write and submit bulletin announcements, pulpit announcements, and social media posts
Oversee appropriate use of buildings, classrooms, utilities and security of buildings during and after programs. Reserve and cancel use of resources in eSpace when necessary.
Budget (identify needs, submit annual budget to business manager, administer budget throughout the year)
Typical Decisions and/or Recommendations Made in This Position:
Supervise lay catechists and other volunteers
Conduct monthly training for the formation of lay catechists
Communicate the availability of Diocesan Programs to Catechists
Meet with catechists individually to go over teaching methods, concerns
Vacation Bible School (scheduling, forming and supervising team, choosing and purchasing curriculum and supplies) for 300 plus students, 125 plus volunteers
4 months of preparatory work culminating in 1 week of set-up and 1 week of VBS.
Children’s Adoration (1st Wednesday of the Month – 3:30-4:30pm)
Supervision Given and/or Received:
Works under the supervision of the Director of Religious Education and maintain open communication with DRE, pastor and parish staff, SEAS Catholic School principal and staff, Diocesan Catechetical department and participate in event/meetings offered by the Diocese.
There will be full supervision of non-supervisory employees and volunteers.
This position may share some responsibilities with higher levels of leadership.
Director of Religious Educaton
Chief of Staff
Director of Religious
Safe Environment Coordinator
Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education from other Catholic parishes
Diocesan Religious Education Staff and Leadership
Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:
This position works in a typical office environment, but is subject to stress due to the evolving and quickly expanding business needs, tight deadlines and heavy workloads.
The physical requirements that can be considered to occur frequently are as follows: sitting, repetitive (such as typing), hearing, listening, talking, standing, and walking.
Travel is rarely required, 1-3 times a year.
Education and Experience Preferred:
A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study is preferred.
One to three years of experience is required and four to seven years of experience is preferred.
Knowledge and Skills Preferred:
Knowledge of the Catholic Church, Catholic sacraments, and Catholic rites and liturgies
In depth familiarity of the Catholic Church’s structures, functions, and institutions
Knowledge of the application of the Catechumenal model (RCIA) as the central method of teaching the Catholic faith
Deep understanding and knowledge of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program
The following skills are required strategic planning, working with clergy and public officials, writing and editing various documents as they relate to the position as part of the Religious Education Department
FLSA Designation: Exempt or Non-Exempt
About the Employer
Our Mission: Winning Souls for Christ
Send applications or inquiries to: email@example.com
Montessori Co-Teacher or Aide
Saint Vincent de Paul School – Denver, CO
Position: Montessori co-teacher or Aide
Description: Saint Vincent de Paul School is currently seeking to hire a full-time co-teacher or aide for our Montessori Early Childhood Program (3-6) for the 2021-2022 School year.
Qualifications: Early Childhood 3-6 Montessori Certified OR Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Certified or in training.
Description of Community: Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic School is located in Denver, Colorado and serves students from 3-year-old Preschool to 8th grade. It has one Montessori Preschool Classroom of 20 students within the Traditional School. Saint Vincent de Paul School is led by the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia of Nashville, TN. The school is rooted in the truth and love of Christ and his Church and it is committed to educating the whole child for the future.
Start Date: 08/17/2021
How To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Alexandra Salazar Montessori Preschool Teacher | (303) 777-3812 | email@example.com
Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic School1164 S. Josephine St. Denver, CO 80210 http://www.svdpk8.com
Pastoral Assistant for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Elementary Sacramental Prep
Holy Family Parish is hiring a Pastoral Assistant for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS). We are seeking to continue to grow and build our CGS program at our parish, offering faith formation for children ages preschool to 5th grade. At minimum, the ideal candidate is a catechist with experience and certification in CGS Levels 1, 2, and 3. Other desired qualifications include experience with materials making, forming new catechists, and experience leading a parish-wide CGS program. Experience preparing elementary children for their sacraments is also a requirement. For more information and the application, please check out the job description HERE.
Please send resume, application, or questions to Sharon Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org) Pastoral Assistant for Administration. Position is open until filled.
St. Rita School and Parish
Level I Certified Catechist – Ages 3-6
St. Rita School and Parish is looking for a Level I certified catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for the 2021-2022 school year. St. Rita has a school-based Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for 3-year-olds through 3rd Grade, as well as a program for parish homeschool children.
For more information please contact Bethany Hamm at email@example.com.
Coordinator, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, St. Andrew the Apostle, Chandler, AZ
St. Monica Catholic School on Mercer Island, WA
Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – PreK-8th Grade)
St. Monica Catholic School on Mercer Island, WA is hiring a Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for their PreK – 8th grade school. St. Monica School is a diocesan Catholic school educating their children in the classical tradition, which pairs beautifully with the methods and approach used in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. The ideal candidate is a catechist with experience in CGS to direct the growing program within the school and serve the local parish and homeschool community. At minimum, the catechist will be Certified in Level 1 and 2, have experience with materials making, be able to guide newer catechists, and develop the program. The position is part time (approximately 25-30 hours/week) to be determined at hire, with potential to develop into a full-time position, if mutually agreeable.
Please send resume or inquiries to Marybeth Bohm, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org