Full-time position for Executive Director of Faith Formation

The Diocese of Erie is seeking a creative and faith-driven leader to serve as the Executive Director of Faith Formation. The fruit of a collaborative diocesan planning process, this position has been identified as key to the renewal of parish life, religious education, youth ministry and family ministry. He/she will play a key role in the ongoing development of a collaborative vision for life-long faith formation in the Diocese of Erie. He/she will report to the Vicar for Education and supervise several full-time professional colleagues. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to evangelization and life-long faith formation
  • Be visionary and forward-looking
  • Relate well to lay, clergy and religious alike
  • Be willing to provide inspirational leadership through involvement in the day-to-day responsibilities of the office.  

Required qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in religious education, theology or a related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as an administrator in Catholic ministry, preferably in a diocesan context
  • Experience in teaching the faith and/or providing faith formation
  • Served on diocesan committees and/or participated in diocesan planning processes. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  See links for full position profile and job application form below.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a signed and completed job application form in one of two ways:

  • Email applications are preferred.  Send all materials to: ffsearch@eriercd.org.  (Application form must be scanned, completed and signed.)
  • If necessary, mail to: Faith Formation Search, St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 East Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA  16504

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