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Catholic Coordinator of Religious Education
Music Ministry International Hampton, VA
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Catholic Coordinator of Religious Education

Music Ministry International
Hampton, VA
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The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:

1. Contract Position Title: Catholic Religious Education (RE) Coordinator

2. Scope of Responsibilities

2.1. The Langley Chapel Catholic RE program is one of the largest chapel activities in the Air Force with the responsibility to meet the needs of a diverse community that operates at across JBLE.

Service Locations: Joint Base Langley - Eustis

- Langley AFB

- Fort Eustis

- Bethel Manor Housing Area (Bethel Chapel/Youth Center)

2.2. The Langley Chapel section is composed of Chaplains, Religious Affairs Airmen, an Air Force Civilian Service Catholic Priest, a contracted Catholic Priest, contractors and lay volunteers. The programming developed and implemented by this staff is extensive.

2.3. This Langley Catholic Community operates a fast paced, multi-faceted program that requires a high degree of coordination and cooperation among its staff.

3. Faith Formation Characteristics

3.1. This position supports the religious education, spiritual growth, and sacramental preparation components of the Langley Catholic Community program. The RE and Formation Program will conform to the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, especially as found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA (AMS) and publications of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In addition, the program will follow the directives of the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA).

3.2. The Catholic RE Coordinator is responsible for overall development, programing, and implementation of RE and Catholic Formation Programs. The RE and Catholic Formation

Programs will encompass:

3.2.1. RE and Faith formation for grades K through 12.

3.2.2. Preparation for the Sacraments:
• First Holy Communion
• First Reconciliation and Confirmation, to include workshops and/or sessions for students and parents.
• Retreat(s) part of the sacramental preparation program and will be the responsibility of

the Catholic RE Coordinator if there are no other contacts which specify this responsibility. If there is a contactor responsible for the retreats, the Catholic RE

Coordinator will plan, coordinate, and manage the retreats as a co-leader.
• Baptism, provide instructions for parents and godparents/Christian witnesses as requested by the Catholic Chaplain/Priest.
• Marriage, provide instructions for couples as requested by the Catholic Chaplain/Priest.

3.2.4. Recruitment and training of RE volunteer staff, catechists, and aides. The Coordinator will become familiar with the AMS religious education curriculum and implement it under the direction of the Catholic Chaplain/Priest.

4. Education, Experience, and Special Qualifications

4.1. Qualifications

4.1.1. Attitude and Disposition. A positive, self-directed, and motivated individual with the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to accomplish the day-to- day coordination of the RE and Formation Program. This person must demonstrate a familiarity with and commitment to Catholic faith and practice as articulated by the documents of the Second Vatican Council and subsequent statements of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the RE curriculum standards established by the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA.

4.1.2. Applicants will be evaluated based on a submitted resume, as well as the results of an interview to be conducted by the by at least the Wing Chaplain or designee and the Catholic Chaplain/Civilian equivalent. The purpose of the interview is to determine if the applicant meetsall qualifications. A letter from the applicant's current pastor or immediate prior pastor must be submitted to document the individual's adherence to Church norms and status as a practicing Catholic in good standing.

4.1.3. Education and Experience. The Coordinator must have documented proof of religious education or experience. In order of preference, the coordinator shall have:

(1) A bachelor's degree in theology, theological studies, or religious studies

Or

(2) At least a minor in one of the mentioned fields of study within the context of a bachelor's degree in a related major;

Or

(3) An associate's degree in theology, theological studies, or religious studies, or a related field of study

Or

(4) 10 years of experience instructing children.

4.1.4. It is preferred that the RE Coordinator has a minimum of 2 years' experience as a Catholic

RE Coordinator/Director and/or 5 years teaching experience in a Catholic religious education program.

4.1.5. The Coordinator must possess, or be in the process of completing AMS Catechist Certification or willing to begin the certification process within 30 days of contact award. The contractor is responsible for scheduling and completing the AMS Catechist Certification.

4.1.6. Character. An ability to work unsupervised in a fluid and sometimes stressful environment with staff, parents, and children. Possesses an ability to maintain healthy, functional interpersonal relationships with co-workers and customers. Maintains professional standards of conduct and public decorum, including but not limited to dress and grooming. All personnel dealing with youth are subject to a positive background investigation as determined by current base and Air Force regulations. Required to participate in and understand expectations of "Protecting God's Children" training for self and other staff, i.e., completion of VIRTUS training or similar program or similar program approved by AMS.

4.1.7. Catholic Identity. The Catholic RE Coordinator must be a practicing Catholic in good standing who exhibits evidence of a serious commitment to Catholicism and its practice. As such, this person must be able to receive RE certification from the Archdiocese for Military Services.

4.1.8. Skills

4.1.8.1. Interpersonal. Must possess the ability to work constructively with the assigned General

Schedule (GS), Catholic Priest or Catholic Chaplain, chapel and parish staff, customers, and other parish ministers.

4.1.8.2. Theological. Must be able to effectively teach and explain the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.

4.1.8.3. Administrative. Must be an efficient manager and able to organize diverse program elements.

4.1.8.4. Communication. Must be able to communicate the needs and goals of the Catholic Religious Education Program to chapel staff, volunteers, and customers in written and spoken English.

4.1.8.5. Must be able to do word processing in a Windows environment and maintain a database.

4.1.8.6. Must be adaptable, flexible, and able to multi-task.

4.1.8.7. Must be willing to work in a diverse and ecumenical environment as well as to cooperate with ecumenical endeavors.

4.2. Criminal History Background Check. The contractor shall submit a completed background check application (as required by DoDI 1402.05 Criminal History Background Checks on Individuals in Child Care Services) to the Chaplain Corps background check program manager within 20 days of contract award. The background check will include a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) and an Installation records Check (IRC) within 30 days of contract award, in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05. The IRC includes a law enforcement check, drug and alcohol record check, and a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) for a minimum of two years before date of application. The Coordinator is also required to complete an FBI advanced fingerprint check prior to Line of Site Supervision (LOSS) in accordance with DoDI 1402.05.

4.2.1. The Government shall reserve the right to terminate the contract if the required background check is not completed within 60 days of contract award or if the background check reveals disqualifying information as determined by the Wing Chaplain, located at JBLE-Langley, VA.

4.2.2. Provisional background check guidance: While the contractor is waiting for background check determination and has started performing duties, will remain under line-of-sight supervision (LOSS) at all times while around children under the age of 18 years when parents or guardians are not present.

5. General responsibilities and Specific Responsibilities.

5.1. The Catholic Religious Education program is overseen by and the responsibility of the Catholic Priest or Catholic Chaplain as they are the Director of Religious Education (DRE).

The Catholic Religious Education Coordinator supports the DRE in the effective implementation of a comprehensive Religious Education and Sacramental preparation program called for in the Minimum Requirements for the Pastoral Care of Catholic Personnel.

5.1.1. To maintain effectiveness the Catholic Religious Education Coordinator shall establish and maintain contact with the AMS Office of Faith Formation and keep the priest informed at all times in whatever means he specifies - email, text, phone, written, verbal, in-person, etc.

5.1.2. The Contractor shall perform the following tasks to accomplish the requirements of this contract. Historically, the requirement has been approximately 120 hours per month, which equates to an estimated 30 hours per week to fulfill the required tasks.

5.2. Programing. The contractor shall schedule and present program calendars and plans to the Catholic Priest/Chaplain at least 90 days before the programs start.

5.2.1. Provides program publicity to the GS Catholic Priest or Catholic Chaplain for review and approval in accord with local policy.

5.2.2. Coordinates all activities with coordinators of appropriate social, music and liturgy programs and committees.

5.2.3. Ensures electronic security for social media, apps, databases, etc. and safeguarding of all PII.

5.2.4. The RE program includes:
• Baptismal Preparation
• Age 0 - Pre K Formation
• Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Program (Kindergarten - 7th grade)
• Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) Special Sacrament program
• First Reconciliation
• First Eucharist (Communion)
• Confirmation
• Middle and Highschool Youth Program
• Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA)
• Marriage Preparation

The programs will run for 9 months (September- May) at various times. The religious education program includes, but not limited to following events:
• High school event retreat (typically November)
• Springtime's Youth Day retreat
• First Reconciliation Event
• First Communion and Confirmation Masses
• Summer Youth Vacation Bible School (VBS) program (K-6, typically Summer, 5 days)
• Youth Christmas Program

5.2.5. Catholicity: Ensures that all activities, materials, events are in accordance with doctrine and practice of the Roman Catholic Church and have approval of the Catholic priest. To include:
• Sacraments (Baptism, First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and Marriage) and record reporting to the AMS.
• Participation & serving at the Mass / Liturgy, regular Confession, and sacred music.
• Preparation for Baptism for parents and godparents as requested by the Catholic priest.
• Coordinator will personally attend each class once per year to ensure Catholic curriculum

is being followed and that Students are learning the curriculum.
• Lesson Planning and Checks on Learning: Ensures that lessons plans are teaching approved Catholic doctrine and that both routine and annual checks on learning demonstrate that students are learning.

5.2.6. The Contractor shall be provided a with an identification (ID) badge or lanyard. The ID badge shall clearly display the Contracted Position, Contractor's name, photograph, lev l of Child Background Check Security Level and expiration date of such. It is the Contractor's responsibility to ensure that all Volunteers working with minors in the Catholic community wear an issued ID badge at all times when performing volunteer services with children. This requirement is in addition to any Government facility security provisions that require that a Government-issued security badge also be worn.

5.2.7. Ensures that all outside of class activities and events have appropriate and adequate chaperones and monitors. Chaperones and monitors must be adults who have passed the background checks, completed VIRTUS training, and clearly understand their responsibilities and role in any event or activity. A minimum of 2 adults are required with a 7 student/1 adult ratio.

5.2.8. The Coordinator shall visit and evaluate each scheduled religious education class at least once per year and prepare a short-written report to the GS Catholic Priest or Catholic Chaplain.

5.2.9. Conducts an on-going registration and maintains a database of teachers, aides, and students. Updated lists are to be submitted quarterly to the GS Catholic Priest or Catholic Chaplain.

5.2.10. Accountability. Providing 100% accountability of all registered students during scheduled hours of classes to include a written check-in and check-out log/procedures with ID checks.

5.2.11. After Action Reports. The Coordinator shall prepare and after-action report for all RE programs and events; these are to be submitted to the GS Catholic Priest or Catholic Chaplain within 5 workdays after the conclusion of the event. Programs that span over a period of 3 months or longer shall provide quarterly reports on status of the program. Informal hot washes may be conducted on the day of the event or as required by the Catholic Priest/Chaplain.

5.2.12. Pandemic Guidance. Shall adhere to all pandemic guidance disseminated by the Joint

Base Langley Eustis. Current guidance can be found here: https://jbleforcesupport.com/notices.

5.3. Meetings. Attend periodic meetings with RE, Youth Ministry and OCIA program coordinators and Catholic Staff meetings as directed by the Formation Director (Catholic Priest/Chaplain). The RE Coordinator is expected to attend the Catholic Advisory Council's monthly meetings as RE committee chairperson and to submit a status report.

5.4. Budget. Develops and tracks appropriated and Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund budgets for the RE Program. The proposed budget must be developed and submitted to the GS Catholic Priest and the Catholic Advisory Board by 1 February, or another date set by the Chaplain and the Council.

5.5. Volunteer Management. Assists the Volunteer Program Managers and Voluntee...

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Hampton, VA
USA

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Education

Posted date

March 18, 2024

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Music Ministry International job posting for a Catholic Coordinator of Religious Education in Hampton, VA with a salary of $46,400 to $72,500 Yearly with a map of Hampton location.