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Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Coordinate or design programs and conduct outreach to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling, guidance, and leadership relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
    • Publicize programs through sources, such as newsletters, bulletins, or mailings.
    • Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
    • Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.
    • Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation.
    • Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, or handling other administrative details.
    • Counsel individuals regarding interpersonal, health, financial, or religious problems.
    • Confer with clergy members, congregational officials, or congregational organizations to encourage support of or participation in religious education activities.
    • Schedule special events, such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, or retreats.
    • Analyze member participation or changes in congregational emphasis to determine needs for religious education.
    • Attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to obtain program ideas, information, or resources.
    • Locate and distribute resources, such as periodicals or curricula, to enhance the effectiveness of educational programs.
    • Plan or conduct conferences dealing with the interpretation of religious ideas or convictions.
    • Analyze revenue and program cost data to determine budget priorities.
    • Plan fundraising activities for the church.
    • Visit congregational members' homes or arrange for pastoral visits to provide information or resources regarding religious education programs.
    • Interpret religious education activities to the public through speaking, leading discussions, or writing articles for local or national publications.

    Skills

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 45200/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 21.73/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

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    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Leadership
    • Self Control

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