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Directors, Religious Activities & Education

Also called: Children's Ministries Director, Christian Education Director, Religious Education Director, Christian Education Minister

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
  • Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
  • Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Web page creation and editing software
  • Facebook
  • Website development software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
master's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$37,280
per year, on average
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