Protestant Director of Religious Education

Camp LeJeune Protestant Religious Education

28 Feb 2023

Camp LeJeune

Protestant Religious Education



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


Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was established in September 1941 and is the home of the “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness”. As a component of the base the Command Chaplain’s Office has the mission to develop personnel and families of operating forces and the Camp Lejeune community for spiritual and personal readiness, through ministries, pastoral care, and the provision/facilitation for the free exercise of religion.


2.1. Possess an Associate's Degree or higher or have more than 4 year experience as a Protestant Director of Religious Education.

2.2. Have experience working with children and young adults.

2.3. Experience working with or attending a military chapel in the community is beneficial.

2.4. Be sensitive to religious pluralism and be able to work with those with diverse religious beliefs.


The Protestant DRE shall provide Protestant Director of Religious Education (PDRE) services necessary to support the Protestant Religious Education Program and the mission of the Command Religious Program. The services shall include, but are not limited to:

3.1. Pursue new approaches to religious education and keep abreast of the latest developments and curriculum pertaining to Protestant religious education. The Protestant DRE will make recommendations regarding curriculum and programs consistent with the cultural and educational environment of the Marine and Naval community which, once integrated into the Religious Education Program, will meet or improve the existing program. The final choice of materials will be determined by the MCB Command Chaplain or the Senior Protestant Chaplain.

3.2. Design, prepare and coordinate the curriculum calendar of religious events and classes throughout the calendar year. The Protestant DRE shall prepare and maintain a schedule depicting the dates, times, and places for classes, workshops, VBS, and teachers meetings

3.3. Prepare timely and on-going publicity for Religious Education Programs and events through memoranda, bulletins and other available media.

3.4. Provide continuous teacher recruitment, training, and leadership development to insure competent and adequate volunteers.

3.5. Monitor religious education programs and studies such as Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Children's Church, Bible Studies, Youth meetings/programs and other religious education activities to ensure quality of instruction. Protestant DRE shall rotate between Main Side Protestant (MPC) and Tarawa Terrace Chapels in order to fulfill this requirement.

3.6. Advise the Command Chaplain of any program materials or supplies needed for a specific study or religious education event. The Protestant DRE, in conjunction with the Purchasing Agent and based on the availability of funds, will be responsible for ordering supplies and material for chapel education/programs. The Protestant DRE will monitor utilization of all religious education materials and supplies to include curriculum materials, audio-visual aids, equipment, supplies for classrooms and office.

3.7. The Protestant DRE shall plan, coordinate, and conduct a consolidated (MPC, Midway Park, and Tarawa Terrace) Vacation Bible School (VBS) program. The Protestant DRE shall provide a plan of action and milestones to the Command Chaplain for approval. Upon completion, an after action report is due to the Command Chaplain to evaluate the program’s effectiveness and lessons learned.

3.8. Provide essential organization, guidance, recruitment of volunteers and training for Chapel Youth Program and Main Side Protestant nursery.

3.9. The Protestant DRE shall attend the weekly staff meeting every Wednesday at 0900.


The Protestant DRE shall not perform work that deviates from contract requirements. If the Protestant DRE deviates from the contract requirements without approval of the Contract Administrator, such deviation shall be at the risk of the Protestant DRE and any cost related thereto shall be borne by the Protestant DRE.

4.1. The government will periodically evaluate the Protestant DRE’s performance by appointing a representative to monitor the quality of service and to ensure services are received. The Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) will evaluate the Protestant DRE’s performance based on periodic inspections and feedback from the Chaplains and program participants. The COR will inspect all billing documents to ensure taxes are not charged and charges do not exceed contract limits.

4.2. If services do not conform to the contract requirements the government may require the Protestant DRE to perform the service again in conformity with contract requirements, at no increase in the contract amount. When the defect(s) in services cannot be corrected by re-performance, the government may:

4.2.1. Require the Protestant DRE to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements; and

4.2.2. Reduce the contract price to reflect the reduced value of the services performed.


5.1. The Protestant DRE is required to register and create an account on the Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) so they can

receive electronic payments for their services.

5.2. The contract shall consist of 24 bi-monthly fixed flat rate payments per year.


6.1. The position requires issuance of a CAC card and a Base Access Letter from the Contracting Department in order for the Protestant DRE to gain access to place of duty and fulfill their contract.

6.2. The Protestant DRE is authorized an office space and basic office equipment necessary to fulfill this contract. The government retains full custody of all furnishings and equipment provided to the Protestant DRE. The Protestant DRE shall assume financial liability for all missing equipment.


7.1. The Protestant DRE shall by 1 May, make recommendations to the Command Chaplain concerning the preparation of an operating budget for the next fiscal year based upon projected program requirements. All materials purchased will remain the property of the Command Religious Program.

7.2. The Protestant DRE shall by 1 August, develop and submit “Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)” to the Command Chaplain of planned events and programs for the next fiscal year.

7.3. The Protestant DRE shall provide weekly program status reports to the Command Chaplain and may be required to serve as ex-officio member of the Chapel Advisory Group, and community events to represent the religious education program.

7.4. The Protestant DRE shall report attendance data weekly to the Religious Offering Fund (ROF) Custodian for statistical purposes and historical archival.


8.1. The period of performance is from February 2023 through February 2025.

8.2. The Protestant DRE shall perform their duties at the Base Chaplain’s Office, Building 67 or any of the 8 Protestant Chapels in support of planned events aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina or as directed by the Command Chaplain or his designated representative.

8.3. One Option year is authorized as stated below:

8.3.1. Base Year: Term of Service: February 2023 through February 2024.

8.3.2. Option Year: Term of Service: February 2024 through February 2025.

8.4. Thirty-days written notice is required prior to termination of this contract by either party.

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 "section 2. 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 “Camp LeJeune”) in order to expedite your application.  Your application requires providing reference information for (3) individuals 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.