St Martin de Porres School


The Director of Religious Education administrates a parish catechetical program and provides leadership to assist the parish community in building a solid foundation of catechetical ministry.


  • Organize, schedule & oversee religious education program for pre-school thru 12th grade.
  • Prepare/schedule sacramental programs and worship services for students and parents.
  • Order textbooks, teaching materials, and resources for the program.
  • Prepare an annual budget for the Board of Education and monthly financial updates.
  • Prepare/present a yearly calendar.
  • Report monthly to the Board of Education.
  • Support/endorse diocesan and parish board policies.
  • Revise RE and Catechist Handbooks as needed and present to the Board
  • Provide support/supervision for the Assistant Directors of Religious Education.
  • Supervise the Directors of Vacation Bible School and Elementary Nursery Coordinator.
  • Assist the Assistant Directors in recruiting volunteer catechists, office assistants, and hall monitors for the program
  • Provide training to volunteers.
  • Identify and support the training for catechists at each grade level.
  • Counsel, advise, & visit with students, parents & teachers when classroom problems arise.
  • Prepare and preside at para-liturgical celebrations for students.
  • Coordinate and plan with pastor sacramental rites for RE students.
  • Plan with assistant directors the Advent and Lenten Family Fairs.
  • Work with Assistant Directors to integrate the total parish religious education program.
  • Meet regularly with parish staff for planning and coordination of parish programs.
  • Work with the Youth Minister to coordinate RE/Youth ministry activities.
  • Submit/oversee the annual budget


  • BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related educational field and/or a certificate in ministry or theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning.
  • Demonstrate capability to carry out administrative and supervisory duties in a timely fashion, utilizing good communication and relationship skills.
  • Participate in ongoing formation and educational opportunities to keep current on trends in catechetical ministry.


This position entails frequent evening and weekend work.


For consideration, please email a resume to Fr. Okere ( or drop-off your resume at 2225 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29204.


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