Catholic Religious Education Coordinator

Camp Butler Catholic Religious Education

11 Jul 2024

Camp Butler

Catholic 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 Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler (MCIPAC-MCBB)
is the base support command for the United State Marine Corps (USMC) ground
forces on Okinawa. MCIPAC-MCBB provides religious worship opportunities (in
accordance with the Free Exercise of Religion) for service members on the
various Marine Corps Camps in Okinawa. Navy Chaplains conduct these services
and lead these programs. A large number of trained volunteers are necessary to
maintain the programs.

1.0.1 Directors of Religious Education (DREs) are contracted to
facilitate the recruiting, training, and organizing of chapel volunteers. The
common practice throughout the DoD is to contract two categories: Protestant
and Catholic. Additional categories are possible where additional faith groups
are represented. For instance, some chapels have Muslim or Jewish DREs. The
distinction indicates that the CRE has experience in Religious Education
particular to that religious group.

1.0.2 Coordinators of Religious Education (CREs) are contracted
to coordinate the various religious education classes and activities in support
of chaplain ministries. The CRE’s coordination with the base chapel chaplain
and the base chapel Religious Programming Specialist (RP) allows the base
chapel Religious Ministry Team (RMT) to provide an adequate level of religious
support to base personnel and their families.

To provide for the Religious Education and Community Activities on various Marine Corps Camps and Installations in Okinawa, Japan. This is accomplished when Religious Education and Community Activities are planned and scheduled; volunteers are recruited and trained to assist; and the community is made aware of the opportunities to participate or assist. It also includes working with
other Coordinators or Directors of Religious Education on interdenominational Religious Education events.

3.0.1 Be a certified Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) Catechist, or be eligible for and obtain, the AMS certification. The policies and statements of this organization will define the ministries and activities of the Catholic community which the CRE will coordinate. The ministerial roles, authority, and governance defined by the AMS letter “Minimum Requirements for the Pastoral Care of Catholic Personnel, Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, 01 August 2011” (available upon request) apply to Catholic Military Chaplains, Catholic Contract Priests, and CREs serving a Catholic community.
3.0.2 CRE employees shall possess a Letter of Recommendation from a Roman Catholic Chaplain stating that the CRE is an active practicing member of the Roman Catholic community;
3.0.3 CRE employees shall be at least 21 years of age.
3.0.4 CRE employees shall be eligible for and enroll in the Archdiocesan Catechetical Program. AMS shall be provided to the COR.
3.1.1 Recruit, train, assign, and supervise teachers and volunteers in the Roman Catholic Religious Education Program.
3.1.2 Assist teachers to become trained and certified by the AMS. Provide timely submission and follow up on necessary paperwork for the procurement of supplies, literature and curriculum needed for the program.
3.1.3 Schedule facilities with enlisted chapel personnel to support religious education programs. Arrange for audiovisual and other equipment as needed.
3.1.4 Ensure accurate records of attendance are maintained.
3.1.5 Maintain Sacramental Record. Record the First Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation for submission to Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA using the AMS forms. After the sacraments are celebrated, CRE shall submit all pertinent information to the AMS and to the appropriate parishes.
3.1.6 Coordinate Confirmation retreat.
3.1.7 Provide communication and information flow with teachers, parents and families of the students, including a program family handbook with a calendar of events, weekly Catholic bulletin announcements, Parent-Teacher meetings and a Parent Preparation Meeting for parents of children receiving Sacraments, and other activities as required to complete the CRE’s mission.
3.1.8 Coordinate student programs and activities, including but not limited to; supporting a Vacation Bible School program between 1 June and 31 August every year, keeping the COR informed of the status of programs, future scheduling, and any problems that may arise.
3.1.9 Attend regularly scheduled base chapel staff meetings and other meetings, as required.
3.1.10 CRE services shall be coordinated between CRE, COR, and other Government Personnel. The schedule may include weekends and holidays due to the nature of religious ministry.

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 3.0" 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 Butler”) 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.