Catholic Religious Education Coordinator (RCIA)

All American Chapel - Fort Bragg Catholic Religious Education

09 May 2021

All American Chapel - Fort Bragg

Catholic Religious Education



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

Introduction. This is a non-personal services contract to provide qualified Catholic Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Coordinator, and a Catholic Community Pastoral Associate Coordinator to perform at chapel services and special services, and coordinate ministries with expertise in order to (IOT) meet mission requirements of Fort Bragg Religious Support Office (RSO). The Government will not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers. The Coordinator shall perform to the standards specified in this Performance Work Statement (PWS). Contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the Coordinator who, in turn is responsible to the Government. The coordinator shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non- personal services necessary to provide assistance with general and technical administrative support functions as defined in this Performance Work Statement except for those items specified in Part 3 as government furnished property and services. The coordinator shall plan and coordinate all administrative and logistical requirements as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS) in coordination with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and the technical supervisor. The coordinator shall perform to the standards in this contract.

Background. Fort Bragg’s military population is the largest in the United States. It is a very mobile population with numerous deployments. The RSO has a requirement to provide Religious Services for the Fort Bragg Religious Community. The services include providing Musicians for scheduled and special Chapel Services conducted on Fort Bragg at the various chapels. The mission and ministry of the chaplaincy is supported, extended and enhanced by other religious ministry personnel. These include Department of Army Civilians (DACs), Director of Religious Education (DRE), civilian coordinators (clergy, music directors, youth workers, etc.), distinctive faith group leaders, and volunteers. These personnel support the chaplaincy in various professional and technical ways in bringing quality ministry and spiritual support to soldiers and family members. This provides quality of life resources to the military worshipping communities.

Objectives. The Coordinator shall ensure all work accomplished in the performance of this PWS meets all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and directives to include, but not limited to, the publications in Section 7, Related Documents.

2.2 Special Qualifications.

2.2.1 RCIA Coordinator.(RCIAC) RCIAC shall be computer literate with knowledge of word processing, database, and spreadsheet software. RCIAC shall be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing who celebrates the sacraments on a regular basis. If possible, the individual should be an active participant in the Fort Bragg community of faith in order to have an understanding of the special needs of the military community. RCIAC shall be knowledgeable of and be able to coordinate and apply the formation process and liturgical norms of the Roman Catholic tradition in preparation for and celebration of the rites, liturgical/sacramental celebrations involved in the initiatory process. RCIAC shall be an active catechist for a minimum of five years, having participated in a variety of sacramental programs for children, youth, and adults. RCIAC shall show a continuing effort to update his/her record and knowledge base with CEU credits and/or courses, education and formation that reflect knowledge of current Catholic religious education practices. This information should be provided annually to the DRE and Senior Catholic Chaplain. RCIAC must be appropriately screened with necessary background checks completed in compliance with AR 608-18, DoDI 1402.5 and shall include:i. IRC(INstallation Records Check) ii.FBI Fingerprint Check Catholic personnel performing work under this contract shall be a U.S. citizen unless the provisions of Army Regulation 25-2, Information Assurance have been fully completed and approval has been granted by the Government for the use of a non-U.S. citizen to perform the required support. The RCIAC shall be able to communicate, when necessary, with the COR between the hours of 0900-1700, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays or when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings. Coordinator shall respond to all correspondence within 24 hours. RCIAC shall provide the COR with work and cell phone numbers. RCIAC shall be able to produce a communication plan to include not only interfacing with the COR, but also the Senior Priest and Director of Religious Education (DRE) on post to gain required input regarding religious education. RCIAC shall be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language to effectively carry out all contractual requirements. He/she shall have a command of both the written and spoken English language to properly clearly, and effectively communicate in person or via electronic devices (telephone or Email) with co-workers, customers, and the general public.

5.1. Specific Duties for RCIA Coordinator.(RCIAC)

5.1.1 Designs a process for welcoming new members into the Church. This includes Precatechumenate, Catechumenate, Purification and Enlightenment, and Mystagogy. Fort Bragg’s military population is the largest in the United States. It is a very mobile population with numerous training events and deployments. Because of this situation, the RCIA programs need a special degree of flexibility and adaptability to include distance or virtual learning opportunities.

5.1.2 Articulates a vision, goals, and action plans for implementation for the RCIA within the parish, and receives an approval from the Senior Catholic Chaplain. Critiques insights from current literature and appropriately integrates into planning.

5.1.3 Develops an integrated approach in implementing the RCIA through faith formation and catechesis. Recruits and provides necessary training (parish, diocesan, or national level) while evaluating persons involved with the RCIA process including: team members, catechists and sponsors.

5.1.4 Identifies and empowers lay leadership within the parish community to assume various roles required.

5.1.5 Coordinates the rites, liturgical/sacramental celebrations, and prayer experiences with appropriate parish leadership.

5.1.6 Evaluates the total process of the RCIA- catechists, sponsors, participants and resources. Present feedback to the Catholic Chaplain and the DRE, making appropriate changes following evaluation feedback.

5.1.7 Coordinator shall register participants and maintain databases for all enrolled students and catechists as part of administrative duties. All databases, attendance records, etc. shall remain the property of the U.S. Government; be available for presentation to the Senior Priest and DRE upon request; and maintained in an organized fashion. This information shall be maintained IAW state, federal and Church confidentiality rules following Pii guidelines and not be shared with third parties.

5.1.8 Coordinator shall provide physical or virtual Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults classes, team development classes, team orientation and training, parent meetings, rituals required, etc. IAW the CLINS sheet for services to be rendered.

5.1.9 Provide Monthly Activity Report and Invoices for Services Performed to the COR NLT the first Tuesday after the last Sunday service of each month.

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 under "2.2 Special Qualifications" 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 “All American Chapel-Fort Bragg”).  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. Depending on security software, candidates are requested to monitor spam folders for further application communications from MMI.