Diocese of Winona-Rochester Employment

 

Director of Faith Formation

St. Felix and St. Agnes Parishes @ Wabasha, MN posted on Wed, Jun 29

Apply until: 2022-09-29

The Director of Faith Formation will have administrative responsibilities for the faith formation program at Saint Agnes and Saint Felix parishes (grades K-12). This is a full-time salaried position with benefits and involving flexible hours, some weekends, and evenings. The Director of Faith Formation reports directly to the pastor.

  •  Scope of Responsibilities
    • Leads / administrates the Faith Formation programs for all grades, K-12.
    • Administers the sacramental programs. Lead, develop, and coordinate the First

Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation Sacraments.

  • Facilitates the Baccalaureate Mass and reception.
  • Responsible for developing and delivering a comprehensive faith formation program for children and youth (Pre-K – 12).
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents of children in Faith Formation Program.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and supports the catechists and other volunteers.
  • Explores and develops activities for youth beyond high school
  • Manages the Faith Formation office, which will include but not limited to:
    • Development and distribution of the program documents to participants, catechists, parents and parishioners, including the development  of the Faith Formation Calendar and  Registration Forms.
    • Maintains required records, including permanent records of programs and participants.
    • Maintains safe environment training and  background check records for teachers and volunteers
    • Provides required documents to the diocese
  • The Director under the direction from the pastor will collaborate on programs, evaluation and changes with:
  • Parish leaders
  • Pastoral  Council
    • School Principal
  • Requirements for the position
    • The leader will need to be VIRTUS certified (Diocesan) and become a VIRTUS facilitator for Faith Formation volunteers.
    • A bachelor's degree is preferred, or college credits in Youth Ministry, Theology, Pastoral Studies or related fields. Certificate training or experience will be considered.
    • Experience in teaching, education or faith formation preferred.

The ideal Director will have knowledge of and ability to convey effectively the official teaching of the Church with a demonstrated fidelity to these teachings. This person needs to possess and demonstrate the following qualities:

  • An active and deep faith; participates in the life of the parish
  • Good interpersonal  skills, establishing an interest  in rapport with youth
  • Strong communication skills  to collaborate and build teams
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Googles Doc, Excel)

Contact:

St. Felix Parish

Father Glenn Frerichs

117 West Third Street

Wabasha, MN 55981

651-565-3931