Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Maple Shade, New Jersey, is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation. The qualified candidate will determine and strategically plan the faith formational needs for the community under the direction of the Pastor.
The Director of Faith Formation will work closely with the Pastor to fulfill the responsibilities of organizing and implementing the lifelong faith development of the community. This role will include the parish religious education program as we move toward a family catechesis model, and sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. The individual will be responsible for implementing aspects of remote learning, family catechesis, and developing opportunities for Adult Faith Formation. Family focused events will be planned and executed throughout the year so that the whole family can grow and live the Faith. The Candidate must be able to recruit and provide formation to catechists and other volunteers essential to the mission of faith formation.
A Master’s Degree in Catholic Theology/Religious Education is preferred, however background and experience will be taken into consideration for a qualified candidate with a lesser degree. To effectively carry out the job the candidate must have proven leadership skills, effective oral and written communication and be comfortable with interacting with families and their needs. Capabilities in program development, education, and catechist development are required. Technological proficiency is essential, including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Google Suite, social media platforms, and database management. Familiarity with ParishSoft Family Suite is a definite plus.
The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing, living life from the heart of the Church as a faithful disciple.
No telephone calls will be accepted. All candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. The candidate must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
Please submit your resume, two professional references and one personal reference to:
Fr. Joel Wilson