Protestant Religious Education Coordinator

Cannon AFB Chapel Religious Education

06 Sep 2019

Cannon AFB Chapel

Religious Education



The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:

 1. GENERAL: This is a non-personal services contract to provide Protestant Religious Education Coordinator services. The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the Coordinator who, in turn is responsible to the Government.

1.1.1. Description of Services/Introduction: The coordinator shall provide Protestant Religious Education Coordinator services as defined in this Performance Work Statement except for those items specified as government furnished property and services. The coordinator shall perform to the standards in this contract.

1.1.2. The environment in which this contract is implemented is a religiously pluralistic and sensitive arena of numerous faith groups and denominational traditions. The coordinator accomplishes the terms of the contract in compliance with the mission requirements and standards set forth and defined by the Department of the Air Force and the Air Force Chaplain Corps. Activities and behavior to the contrary are viewed as grounds for contract termination.

Education and Experience Requirements:

1.1.3. The coordinator shall have a bachelor’s degree or two (2) years Religious Education work experience.

1.1.4. Furnish a resume including academic and work-related references.

1.1.5. The coordinator shall have functional experience using Microsoft Office programs to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

1.1.6. Must be able to maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed professional appearance and conduct must be portrayed in a dignified business manner.

1.1.7. Background Checks: Federally-mandated background checks will be performed in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05, Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, on all individuals working in conjunction with this contract. Failure to meet or maintain this requirement shall be grounds for termination. The coordinator shall know and understand background check requirements to ensure compliance with governing guidance to include requirements for specified and unspecified volunteers as it is defined in DoDI, 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs. It is preferred that the coordinator have two members who have cleared background checks (either line-of sight supervisors or specified volunteers or both) in the classroom or during special events or programs.

1.1.8. The coordinator shall obtain personal identification passes for all employees and vehicle passes for all coordinator and personal vehicles requiring entry onto Cannon Air Force Base. Vehicle registration, proof of registration, proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license must be presented to register vehicles.

1.2 Background: The coordinator will administrate and coordinate the religious education program for members and their dependents assigned to Cannon Air Force Base. The established contract provides leadership in the design and implementation of programs for adults, youth, and children, as well as to assist in building a solid foundation for spirituality, Christian living, and service through reflection upon life experience according to Protestant beliefs.

1.3 Objectives:

1.3.1. The coordinator will develop and submit a yearly religious education plan to include a calendar of events to the Lead Faith Group Chaplain. The Lead Faith Group Chaplain will provide guidance to the coordinator in creating a religious education program to ensure appropriate planning, budgeting and religious education purchase timelines are met.

1.3.2. The coordinator will be responsible for weekly coordination to accomplish the religious education program to include a 30-day publication period for any activities requiring community awareness. Complete all appropriate facility and budget authorization forms prior to event or activity to prevent schedule conflicts. Coordinate any deliverables with Lead Faith Group Chaplain.

1.3.3. Organize religious education classes. Assist with volunteer recruitment, i.e. teachers, assistants and religious education teacher training; coordinate program needs with Lead Faith Group Chaplain.

1.3.4. The coordinator shall coordinate with volunteers to support the Religious Education program and comply with chapel volunteer program requirements.

1.4 Scope:

1.4.1. Organize at a minimum two (2) volunteer teacher training events each year preferably in the Fall and Spring months, and coordinate with Lead Faith Group Chaplain for additional support and guidance. Provide additional workshops for special programs, e.g., kids participating in a musical, summer religious education program, special Christmas or Easter program.

1.4.2. Plan and execute an annual event to recognize and honor volunteers; coordinate requirements with chapel personnel appointed to manage the overall volunteer program.

1.4.3. Schedule and organize annual religious education program to include a summer program; create and coordinate publicity and inform chapel attendees on available religious education opportunities.

Coordinate requests for religious observances and rites with Lead Faith Group Chaplain. Use only approved and available media resources to publicize.

1.4.4. Coordinate Lead Faith Group Chaplain’s plan for an annual Christmas program to include volunteer support. Create and coordinate publicity and inform base personnel through approved and available media resources.

1.4.5. Participate in Protestant council meetings and/or staff meetings as scheduled.

1.4.6. Hold quarterly planning meetings with religious education committee members.

1.4.7. Record and retain statistical data related to religious education programs and provide data to Lead Faith Group Chaplain for Chaplain Corps records no later than three (3) days after the program or event. Provide an after action report to Lead Faith Group Chaplain following any large program with the format provided by Lead Faith Group Chaplain. Retain a record of religious education enrollment and attendance. Coordinate record retention with personnel assigned to manage Chapel Official Records.

1.4.8. Arrive no later thirty (30) minutes prior to scheduled religious education class, program or event. Unlock doors if not already open and secure at the conclusion of the class, program or event, if applicable.

1.4.9. Visit each religious education class once per quarter or as requested by volunteer teachers.

1.5. Period of Performance: The period of performance shall be for one (1) Base Year of 12 months and four (2) 12-month option years. The Period of Performance reads as follows:

Base Year (30 September 2019 – 29 September 2020)

Option Year I (30 September 2020 – 29 September 2021)

Option Year II (30 September 2021 – 29 September 2022)

1.6  Hours of Operation: The coordinator will perform service during business hours, which is between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and during evening or weekend hours during scheduled religious education programs except Federal holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government-directed facility closings. For other than firm fixed price contracts, the coordinator will not be reimbursed when the government facility is closed for the above reasons. The coordinator must at all times maintain an adequate workforce for the uninterrupted performance of all tasks defined within this PWS when the Government facility is not closed for the above reasons. When hiring personnel, the Coordinator shall keep in mind that the stability and continuity of the workforce are essential.

1.6.1. The coordinator shall provide stated services based on a part-time, average 20-hour work week, which shall include evenings and weekend programs. Coordinate hours with Lead Faith Group Chaplain and the Contracting Officer Representative. Weekly hours may vary depending on the needs of the Protestant religious education program.

1.6.2 Place of Performance: The work to be performed under this contract will be performed at the Chapel located at 104 W. Albright Avenue, Cannon AFB, NM 88103 or at other approved locations where a chapel-sponsored religious education program is occurring.

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 "Education and Experience Requirements" above need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. This Position closes on September 11, 2019.

Apply online at this job board or you may apply directly at: (scroll down to “Cannon”).  Your application must include three (3) references including one priest or pastor 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.