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Director of Catechesis
- Diocese of Baker


December 3, 2017


Full Time Employee


February 1, 2018


5-10 years


Redmond, OR


Graduate Degree


Religious Education

Base Pay:


Send applications or inquiries to: hope@dioceseofbaker.org

Job Description

General Summary

Under the direction of the Bishop, the Director of Catechetical Ministry directs and moderates all catechetical activities of the diocese. This person works in consultation with the Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation, and with the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator to ensure that catechetical resources, guidelines, and religious education curricula are in accordance with the Magisterium.

The Director is responsible for the development of catechetical resources for Evangelization, Hispanic Ministry, and Liturgy and is to provide training for catechists and support in evaluating them. Parishes look to this Office for guidance in religious education curricula, sacramental preparation guidelines (including Marriage), RCIA, adult faith formation, and diocesan catechetical certification programs.

The Director needs to travel (about 25% of the time) to parishes and schools throughout the diocese to meet with staff and volunteers. This person also serves as a member of a training team for various ministry leadership and catechetical workshops. Written and oral proficiency in both English and Spanish is preferred but not essential.

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Application Process

Interested candidates (English and Spanish) please email hope@dioceseofbaker.org:
     Cover Letter
     Resume of Experience and Education
     Three Professional References

About the Employer

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker is a missionary diocese comprising 18 counties covering the eastern two-thirds of the State of Oregon (66,826 square miles). Predominately rural, the diocese serves approximately 40,000 Catholics in 36 parishes, 23 missions and 5 Catholic schools. It is also home to three Indian reservations and a large growing Hispanic population (approx. 40%). There are 30 active diocesan priests (16 from Baker and 14 from other dioceses), 4 religious order priests and 13 sisters working the diocese. Website: www.dioceseofbaker.org. 


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baker 
641 SW Umatilla Ave  .  Redmond, OR  97756  .  (541) 388-4004

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