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Coordinator of Catechesis

Position Summary

The Coordinator of Catechesis is responsible for developing and managing faith-based initiatives that serve the Benedictine College Community, specifically through the Chapel Team, RCIA Team, and Marriage Prep programs. The Coordinator of Catechesis will consult with the College Chaplain on all Liturgies and Sacraments. The Coordinator of Catechesis must take the Oath of Fidelity agreeing to be faithful to teach/train on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee Chapel Team 
    • Teach student leaders to carry out liturgical ministries consistent with the college’s Benedictine mission
    • Train student leaders to lead their peers in liturgical roles including EMHC, lector, usher, server, and sacristan
    • Have clear and open lines of communication with the Chaplain and Abbey to ensure the all of our liturgies are in accord with     the Benedictine Charism
    • Coordinate major liturgical events on campus such as signature event Masses, processions, and consecrations.
  • Oversee RCIA Team
    • Collaborate with the Evangelization Team, FOCUS and SPO, and Athletic Coaches to reach out to and invite non-Catholic students to attend RCIA
    • Continue the development and implementation of the RCIA program and curriculum
    • Train students to give talks, lead small groups, and mentor candidates
    • Lead Ministry leaders to engage volunteers in the RCIA program
  • Oversee Marriage Prep Team
    • Consult with the Chaplain on all sacramental policies and practices
    • Coordinate the marriage preparation process for engaged couples on campus including formation and paperwork
    • Effectively implement theology of the body formation
    • Coordinate the ‘Life Giving Wounds’ retreat and ministry to students of divorce

Competency Statement(s)

  • Communication, Oral – Excellent oral communication skills in large group settings and one on one. 
  • Energetic – Ability to sustain irregular hours working with college students. Must be able to seek out and engage students.
  • Leadership – Ability to mentor students through relationships - with the ability to affirm men and women in their identity and vocation in the world; to identify strengths and weaknesses in students and foster their personal development; and to lead others using a Christian-servant style of leadership
  • Organization and Planning – Ability to structure multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and keep inventory. Ability to plan, staff, direct, and control work tasks and events.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to think through strategic issues and develop innovative solutions to problems. 
  • Team Building – Ability to build and maintain team cohesion and goal accomplishment. Must have an interest in building a dynamic campus community.


  • B.A in Theology, Evangelization, Youth Ministry, or related field.


  • Applicants for this position should have a minimum of two years of higher education experience in teaching, college ministry, youth ministry, or related field.


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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.