Catholic Religious Education Coordinator

Kirtland AFB Chapel Catholic Religious Education

13 Sep 2021

Kirtland AFB Chapel

Catholic Religious Education



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 Parish Religious Education (RE) Coordinator
  • Scope of Responsibilities. Serves as administrator, advisor and coordinator of the Catholic Parish RE Program for the Kirtland Air Force Base Chapel. The Catholic Parish RE Coordinator provides and coordinates Kirtland AFB multigenerational Catholic RE programming and activities as requested by the Catholic priest and/or the Wing Chaplain.  The Catholic RE program is designed to provide Christian nurture consistent with the Roman Catholic faith tradition and in support of sacramental ministries requirements.
  • 3.  Education and Experience Requirement. The Catholic Parish RE Coordinator must:
    1. Have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED equivalent (documented evidence of the following is preferred: a degree in Education, religious studies, or related fields.)
    2. Undergo and pass required federal background check required to work with children/ teenagers.
    3. Have documented evidence on the candidate resume of the following as a prerequisite: a minimum of three (3) years' experience teaching in public schools, private schools, or RE programs.
  • General Responsibilities. The Catholic Parish RE Coordinator will:
    1. Comply with all Federal, State, and Local Laws and requirements and Air Force Instructions that apply to this position.
    2. Comply with  all Air  Force  Information security requirements.      The Catholic Parish RE Coordinator is required to read and sign facility usage, security, key control, and safety letters.
    3. Perform the Catholic Parish RE Coordinator services at the chapel facility located at 1950 Second Street SE, Kirtland AFB.
    4. If awarded the contract, the coordinator must submit applications for a background checks to the Background Check Monitor according to Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI 1402.5), Criminal History Background Checks, and pass. The following checks are required; Installation Records Check (IRC), State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) and Childcare  National Agency Check with Inquiries (CNACI).
    5. Ensure all volunteers working with youth below 18 years of age receive a background check as described in DoDI 1402.5
  • 5.Specific Responsibilities. The Catholic Parish RE Coordinator will:
    1. Coordinate, plan, and implement a comprehensive, holistic Catholic RE program for pre­ school through high school.
    2. Perform work hours in accordance with the needs of the Catholic parish.  Generally, the hours will be Sundays from 0915 to 1130 for RE (year round or as advertised); subject to change based on daily operations. The Coordinator will also be required to maintain a schedule of regular office hours as agreed to by the Catholic priest and published in the Catholic bulletin. The coordinator will publish 8 hours of availability between Monday and Friday.
    3. Be present on Sunday from 30 minutes before RE classes until 30 minutes after classes for teacher or parental conferences.
    4. Maintain the RE library of books, CDs, etc. for parish members to utilize for their spiritual growth.   Be available to the chapel staff, parishioners, teachers, and catechists.
    5. Plan RE programming and order required books and material. The coordinator will maintain records of curriculum requested for purchase. The coordinator will send anticipated budgetary requirements for overall program plan formulation to the Catholic priest by 1 June of the calendar year.  Track fund expenditures, and insure program does not exceed approved budget.
    6. Request RE equipment and supply purchases in a timely manner, at least 30 days prior to use.
    7. Submit RE equipment and supply purchases to the catholic priest for approval prior to purchase.
    8. Fill out the AF Form 4356, CTOF Purchase Request Form, as trained by the Contract Officer or Account Technician as needed for purchases. Submit request to the catholic priest, contracting officer, or accounting technician allowing 10 days for processing.
    9. Coordinate and oversee Sunday RE classes and Children's Church.
    10. Recruit, recommend selection, train, motivate, and place volunteer teachers and aides in the RE program.
    11. Interview each new RE teacher to discuss qualifications, expectations and requirements of RE program and determine appropriate position based on needs of program and individual's abilities and desires.
    12. Provide initial teacher orientation at beginning of the RE year and provide adequate on­ going catechetical training to equip effective volunteers and to fulfill teacher/aide  requirements  of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.
    13. Maintain classrooms, cabinets, AV equipment, and storage areas containing Catholic RE supplies/equipment and literature.
    14. Organize RE enrollment and provide registration dates, times, and places to Catholic priest  a month before RE classes begin. A calendar of classes and ho1idays is to be presented  to parents of students and teachers at the start of the RE program.
    15. Plan and conduct a teacher appreciation event annually-may be done in conjunction with the parish appreciation event.
    16. Attend the monthly Catholic Parish Council meeting and give a report concerning pertinent RE issues.
    17. Submit requests for facility use, funds, equipment and other support according to chapel procedures.
    18. Serve as funds Project Officer as designated by the Catholic priest.
    19. Draft and design publicity submitting it to the Catholic Parish Coordinator for publication according to chapel procedures.
    20. Prepare certificates, awards, and presentations for students and volunteers.
    21. Maintain RE enrollment and attendance records and student emergency data.
    22. Record data required by the Archdiocese for the Military Services which, must also be submitted to the superintendent at the end of each month.
    23. Submit names of all volunteers and sub-coordinators to the Background Check Monitor so that a background investigation check can be done in accordance with DOD instruction 1402.5. Maintain the results of these background checks and confer with the Background Check Monitor regarding each result.
    24. Maintain file on all volunteers to ensure that they have a complete and current background check.
    25. Maintain a neat, clean, well-groomed, modest, professional appearance and conduct ones­ self in a business-like manner with a willingness to work within a community of diverse faith expressions, supporting a religiously pluralistic environment.
    26. Maintain a professional working relationship with chapel staff, congregation, and other personnel to achieve duties as necessary.

Interested Candidates are requested to forward their resume together with three references from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s good work and steadiness.  Candidates who do not possess the specific attributes/qualifications in "3. Education and Experience" above need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications..   

Apply directly at: (scroll down to “Kirtland”).  Your application must include three (3) references including one priest who can attest to your abilities as they relate to this job posting.  References must include: name, title, organization, relationship to you, email address (necessary field) and phone number. Depending on security software, candidates are requested to monitor spam folders for further application communications from MMI.