Director, Office of Christian Formation

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond
Employment Type
Full Time
Richmond, VA
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  35 (Full-time). Some evening and weekend work.  Travel and overnight travel are required.

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is seeking a Director for the Office of Christian Formation.

The Director, Office of Christian Formation, supports the Bishop’s primary responsibility for the total catechetical mission of the diocese.  The ideal candidate will have a forward-thinking vision that has deep roots in the tradition of the faith and will be able to guide both the Diocesan office and parishes in the goal of forming Spirit-filled disciples, ready to engage in the evangelical mission of the Catholic Church.  This is accomplished through the formation of leaders in the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI) and in the formation and training of Catechetical Leaders.  The Director also provides oversight for RCIA and Instruction for Sacraments and works closely with pastors and the Christian Formation Commission.

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.A. degree in religious education, theology, or related field. 
  • At least five years full time experience in parish religious education with Diocesan experience desired. Knowledge of all universal, national, and diocesan catechetical documents.
  • Knowledge of Liturgical & Sacramental Rites.
  • Working knowledge of canon law.
  • Knowledge of contemporary adult learning theory and research in religious education.
  • Good interpersonal skills to form, direct, and facilitate a team.
  • Understanding of leadership development and training.
  • Public speaking and communication skills.
  • Workshop planning and implementation skills.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Active, practicing Catholic in good standing with an excellent understanding of Catholic Church teaching and Church structure is required.
  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 60 days of hire.

Position Start Date: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE