CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Director, Religious Activities and Education

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems. Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
 
Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
 
Develop and direct study courses and religious education programs within congregations.
 
Select appropriate curricula and class structures for educational programs.
 
Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, and handling other administrative details.
 
Counsel individuals regarding interpersonal, health, financial, and religious problems.
 
Analyze member participation and changes in congregation emphasis to determine needs for religious education.
 
Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs, and to develop ways to encourage program participation.
 
Schedule special events such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, and retreats.
 
Confer with clergy members, congregation officials, and congregation organizations to encourage support of and participation in religious education activities.
 
Publicize programs through sources such as newsletters, bulletins, and mailings.
 
Analyze revenue and program cost data to determine budget priorities.
 
Attend workshops, seminars, and conferences to obtain program ideas, information, and resources.
 
Locate and distribute resources such as periodicals and curricula in order to enhance the effectiveness of educational programs.
 
Participate in denominational activities aimed at goals such as promoting interfaith understanding or providing aid to new or small congregations.
 
Plan and conduct conferences dealing with the interpretation of religious ideas and convictions.
 
Visit congregation members' homes, or arrange for pastoral visits, in order to provide information and resources regarding religious education programs.
 
Interpret religious education activities to the public through speaking, leading discussions, and writing articles for local and national publications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
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.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
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.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Adult Ministries Director
Associate Pastor
Campus Ministry Director
Children's Director
Children's Minister
Children's Ministries Director
Choir Teacher
Christian Education Director
Christian Education Minister
Church Supervisor
College Ministry Pastor
Dean
Department Head
Director of Religious Activities
District Superintendent
Education Minister
Educational Director
Family Life Minister
Junior High Pastor
Middle School Minister
Minister of Education
Missions Pastor
Parish Religious Education Director
Pastor
Preschool Director
Program Director
Religious Activities Director
Religious Education Coordinator
Religious Education Director
Religious Instructor
Religious Minister
School Chaplain
School Headmaster
Senior Adults Director
Senior High Pastor
Singles Pastor
Student Ministries Director
Sunday School Superintendent
Vice Chancellor
Women's Ministry Director
Youth Coordinator
Youth Counselor
Youth Director
Youth Minister
Youth Ministry Director
Youth Pastor
Youth Worker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Services
Job Family: Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Director, Religious Activities and Education
 
 
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