Directors, Religious Activities and Education


Also called : Adult Ministries Director, Children's Ministries Director, Christian Education Director, Religious Education Coordinator, Religious Education Director, Senior Adults Director, Student Ministries Dire

What they do


Coordinate or design programs and conduct outreach to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling, guidance, and leadership relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Philosophy and Theology
      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Customer and Personal Service
      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Education and Training
      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language
      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    SKILLS


    • Social Perceptiveness
      Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening
      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Coordination
      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    • Speech Clarity
      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Speech Recognition
      The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Leadership
      Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    • Social Orientation
      Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Calendar and scheduling software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Desktop publishing software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Instant messaging software

    • Internet browser software

    • Office suite software

    • Presentation software

    • Spreadsheet software

    • Web page creation and editing software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Considerable Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Four-year bachelor degree

    • Experience

      A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupation

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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