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Directors, Religious Activities and Education - 21-2021.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Adult Ministries Director
  • Children's Ministries Director
  • Christian Education Director
  • Religious Education Coordinator
  • Religious Education Director
  • Senior Adults Director
  • Student Ministries Director
  • Women's Ministry Director
  • Youth Director
  • Youth Ministry Director

SOC Occupation Groups

21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations
21-2000 Religious Workers
21-2020 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
21-2021.00 Directors, Religious Activities and Education

Related Occupations


  • Analyze member participation or changes in congregational emphasis to determine needs for religious education.
  • Analyze revenue and program cost data to determine budget priorities.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to obtain program ideas, information, or resources.
  • Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation.
  • Confer with clergy members, congregational officials, or congregational organizations to encourage support of or participation in religious education activities.
  • Counsel individuals regarding interpersonal, health, financial, or religious problems.
  • Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
  • Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
  • Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, or handling other administrative details.
  • Interpret religious education activities to the public through speaking, leading discussions, or writing articles for local or national publications.
  • Locate and distribute resources, such as periodicals or curricula, to enhance the effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Participate in denominational activities aimed at goals, such as promoting interfaith understanding or providing aid to new or small congregations.
  • Plan fundraising activities for the church.
  • Plan or conduct conferences dealing with the interpretation of religious ideas or convictions.
  • Publicize programs through sources, such as newsletters, bulletins, or mailings.
  • Schedule special events, such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, or retreats.
  • Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.
  • Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
  • Visit congregational members' homes or arrange for pastoral visits to provide information or resources regarding religious education programs.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise clients or community groups on health issues.
  • Assess individual or community needs for educational or social services.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop education or assistance programs.
  • Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues.
  • Counsel clients regarding interpersonal issues.
  • Develop educational programs.
  • Develop promotional strategies for religious organizations.
  • Interpret cultural or religious information for others.
  • Lead classes or community events.
  • Maintain professional social services knowledge.
  • Manage organizational or program finances.
  • Plan conferences, programs, or special events.
  • Present social services program information to the public.
  • Provide educational materials to community members.
  • Supervise workers providing client or patient services.
  • Train staff members in social services skills.
  • Visit individuals in their homes to provide support or information.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Chaplain (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain Specialist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Pastoral Educator (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Command and Unit Chaplain (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Conversion NEC RP Religious Program Specialist Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Group Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Group Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Religious Affairs (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Senior Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist A Course Installation (Block 0B) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist A Course Operational (Block 0A) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist A Course Operational-Advanced (Block 1A) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist Advanced (Expeditionary) (BL-1C) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist Advanced (Shore) (BL-1B) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist Basic (Expeditionary) (BL-0C) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SC - Chaplain Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supervisory Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Tactical Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Director of Religious Activities
  • Director, Religious Education