St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church

Job Description:  Elementary Formation Coordinator

FLSA: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Benefits Status: Full Time (30-35 hrs/wk)

Reports to: Director of Religious Education

Summary & Purpose:

The Elementary Formation Coordinator should have an understanding of the Catholic faith and be willing to assist in the mission of the Catholic Church. They should have a heart for evangelization and working with children, supporting the parish’s goals, policies and programs with a strong commitment to the parish.  The person in this role must be courteous, respectful, and diplomatic with all staff members, volunteers, and parishioners.  The Elementary Formation Coordinator will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills for interacting with staff members, volunteers, parishioners, and visitors to the office of Christian Formation, with these skills also necessary when conducting business with vendors.  Possess the ability to work effectively as a team including but not limited to, all staff members, volunteers, and parishioners.  In addition, the person must have the ability to work productively without daily supervision, and exercise discretion and independent judgment.


The Elementary Formation Coordinator is responsible for grades K5 through grade 5 including Elementary First Communion and Reconciliation.

  • Reports to the Director of Christian Formation.
  • Assist the Director of Christian Formation in determining the textbooks, teaching materials, and resources for the program, preparing yearly calendar, and annual budget.
  • Support/endorse diocesan policies.
  • Provide support to the Coordinator of Religious Education, grades 6-High School Confirmation
  • Assist the Director of Christian Formation in recruiting volunteer catechists and office assistants.
  • Identify, develop and support the training for catechists at each grade level.
  • Record keeping and retention of records for Reconciliation and First Communion.
  • Provide information for the parish bulletin and website pertaining to grades K5 through grade 5.
  • Must have a clear understanding of acceptable business practices and ability to maintain confidentiality of church business and act with integrity at all times.


  • Catholic in good standing with the Church’s teachings.
  • BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related educational field and/or minimum 5 years catechetical experience.
  • Demonstrate capability to carry out administrative and supervisory duties in a timely fashion, utilizing good communication and relationship skills.
  • Be proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher.
  • Participate in ongoing formation and educational opportunities to keep current on trends in catechetical ministry.

Working Hours

Must be present for Christian Formation grades K5- grade 5 class times, events, and additional office hours Sunday-Thursday as determined. All classes are held in the evenings and on Sundays.

Location:  St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 2252 Woodruff Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Please forward your resume, letter of interest, salary requirements, and referrals to:

Rhonda Stokes at

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