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Directors, Religious Activities & Education

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

Where in the Navy? In the Navy: Group Chaplain; Religious Program Manager; Religious Program Specialist; Religious Program Specialist Basic; SC - Chaplain Corps

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.
  • Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
  • Publicize programs through sources such as newsletters, bulletins, or mailings.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

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

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)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$38,480
per year, on average
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