Occupation Profile for Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Direct and coordinate activities of a denominational group to meet religious needs of students. Plan, direct, or coordinate church school programs designed to promote religious education among church membership. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$34,260.00 Median Annual Wage 4,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
1.2 Average Unemployment Percentage 9.7 Percentage That Completed High School
99,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 26.0 Percentage That Had Some College
119,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 64.4 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
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
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 Education Director
Religious Instructor
Religious Minister
School Chaplain
School Headmaster
Senior Adults Director
Senior High Pastor
Singles Pastor
Student Ministries Director
Sunday School Superintendent
Supervisor, Church
Vice Chancellor
Women's Ministry Director
Youth Coordinator
Youth Counselor
Youth Director
Youth Minister
Youth Ministry Director
Youth Pastor
Youth Worker

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Analyze revenue and program cost data to determine budget priorities.
  • Core — Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
  • Core — Attend workshops, seminars, and conferences to obtain program ideas, information, and resources.
  • Core — Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
  • Core — Locate and distribute resources such as periodicals and curricula in order to enhance the effectiveness of educational programs.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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