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Diocesan Employment Opportuntity

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, integrated with the diocesan pastoral plan for evangelization and coordinated with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  The Director works with the Diocesan Catechetical Plan, Lay Ecclesial Ministry Institute (LEMI), Catechetical Leader Formation, Catechist Formation, Adult Faith Formation, RCIA, Instructions for Sacraments, Communication, Christian Formation Commission, and the Pastors.

Qualifications:  M.A. degree in religious education, theology, or related field.  At least five years full time experience in parish religious education. Diocesan experience desired. Knowledge of all universal, national, and diocesan catechetical documents, 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. An active, practicing Catholic in good standing with an excellent understanding of Catholic Church teaching and Church structure is required.

This position is a full-time position with some evening and weekend work.  Travel and overnight travel are required

Interested candidates should please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Diocesan Application to Kelly Shumate, HR Coordinator, at [email protected].

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  • Please CLICK HERE for an important letter from Bishop Knestout regarding the announcement from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the publication of a Vademecum which addresses the universal Church’s ongoing responsibility to address the protection of children.Diocesan Response to the Abuse Crisis. (8/4/2020)
  • For an overview of Bishop Knestout & Diocesan Response to the Crisis in the Church including a video interview with Bishop Knestout as he answers the faithful’s most frequently asked questions, a timeline of actions taken within the diocese to address the crisis, and resources to learn how Bishop Knestout is answering the call for accountability, please CLICK HERE.
  • Visit the Diocesan Web Page outlining the Child Protection/Safe Environment Program CLICK HERE. The Diocese is committed to ensuring that all institutions and ministries provide safe and nurturing environments for children, youth and vulnerable individuals. This program incorporates the standards outlined in the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. CLICK HERE for the page.

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.

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