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DIRECTORS, RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
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Occupation Description:
 
  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.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • 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.
  • Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
  • Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.
  • Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation.
  • Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, or handling other administrative details.
 
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..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Work experience, plus a bachelor's or higher degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $54,134.00 $26.02 $17.24 $18.58 - $26.80
Bridgeport/Stamford $56,211.00 $27.02 $18.83 $19.75 - $27.34
Hartford $53,241.00 $25.60 $17.03 $18.00 - $24.79
New Haven $55,733.00 $26.79 $17.54 $18.86 - $27.29
Waterbury $45,805.00 $22.03 $16.04 $18.31 - $24.13
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2020 2030
State of Connecticut 1,050 1,080 0% 124
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, and the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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