Director of Religious Education and Assistant Directory of Youth Ministry

St. Rita Catholic Church
Job Type
Children's Ministry, Christian Education (Teachers, Professors, School Administrators), Discipleship & Small Groups, Other
Alexandria, VA
Salary Details
$45K-$50K, Medical Benefits, PTO included
Contract Type
Closing Date
St. Rita Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA is seeking a faithful Catholic to fill the combined role of Director of Religious Education (DRE) and Assistant Director of Youth Ministry (DYM). Applicants must be proficient in Spanish.

Job Description

St. Rita Catholic Church ( in Alexandria, VA is seeking a faithful Catholic to fill the role of Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) and Director of Religious Education (DRE). This combined position will require someone with good organizational skills and a dynamic personality to accomplish the various aspects of the job. Spanish language ability is required.

Candidate will work with the pastor to ensure that Youth Ministry and Religious Education adequately meet the needs of both English- and Spanish-speaking parishioners. Youth Ministry responsibilities include coordinating youth ministry meetings for high schoolers and middle schoolers, retreats, special events (e.g. WorkCamp), and volunteers. Religious Education responsibilities include coordinating weekly RE classes, recruiting, training, and supporting catechists, First Communion and Confirmation preparation and planning, and coordinating the Homeschool Atrium program. Days and hours will vary, but 40 hours with 2-3 evenings each week (including Sunday night youth ministry) should be expected.

A competitive candidate for this position will be a practicing Catholic in good standing, able to work well with people of all ages, especially youth, and will have a strong working knowledge of the Catholic Faith.

Candidates must have at least a Bachelor's Degree and be familiar with MS Office (esp. Word and Excel). Candidates without a Master Catechists Certification will need to begin working towards obtaining one.

Interested persons should send a resume with relevant experience and cover letter to St. Rita's Business Manager Debbie Beck at


Organization Description

St. Rita Catholic Church is a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. St. Rita is a traditional-leaning parish in Alexandria, VA with about 1100 families. Each Sunday, Mass is celebrated in English and Spanish, and the Traditional Latin Mass is offered several times weekly also. The diverse community at St. Rita consists of families with children, a strong young adult presence, a vibrant classical school, and many Spanish-speaking Catholics.

St. Rita Catholic Church
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