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21 FSS - Catholic Religious Education Coordinator


Colorado, United States
Government : Military
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PERFORMANCE WORK

******** RELIGIOUS ********* SERVICES


AFB, CO


1 April 2019


1. *********** OF SERVICES


********* of


1.1.1.     The Religious ********* (RE) (herein "contractor") plans, ************ and Religious ********* for the AFB ******** Parish, in accordance with the 21 SW Airman Ministry Plan. The contractor serves as the primary RE resource contact, acts as the advisor and of the day-to-day operations of the RE program, and administers the ******** RE of the ******** military community including military members, dependents, and other participants.


1.1.2.     The contractor shall promote an atmosphere of religious sensitivity to all Air Force personnel participating in chapel programs. However, no form of coercion shall be employed by the contractor or their employees to cause USAF personnel or their family members to conform to a particular religious denomination or faith group either directly or indirectly. The contractor shall ensure that all key leaders and volunteers comply with this no-coercion policy. Respect for other religious faith groups shall be maintained.


1.1.3.     The contractor must be able to work in a pluralistic environment, alongside chapel staff, contractors, and others of various backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, etc.


1.1.4.     The contractor shall design and implement RE programming for adults, youth, and children, and will assist in building a solid spiritual foundation. Programs may include, but are not limited to: Sacramental preparation for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).


1.1.5.     The contractor will also be responsible for recruiting and training teachers, catechists, and other volunteers for the RE programs. In the event that RE teacher(s) are not available, the contractor may be required to teach the approved RE curriculum.


1.1.6.     The contractor shall manage the day-to-day operations of the RE program, such as, but not limited to: recruiting, training , assigning, and overseeing teachers, helpers, substitutes, and other volunteers in the Religious ********* Program. The Contractor shall also inform the ******** Chaplain or Wing Chaplain's designated representative of any needs, issues, or concerns, etc.


1.1.7.     Contactor shall maintain professional conduct and present themselves in a neat, clean, and well-groomed manner wearing business/business casual clothing for office work, and other appropriate, conservative attire for events.


1.1.8.     Contractor will be notified in writing by the Contracting Officer of all noncompliance work and shall be given an opportunity to correct, if possible, noncompliance work. The contractor shall respond in writing to any notice of noncompliant work within 30 days of notification.


1.2.    Period of Performance/Place of Performance


1.2.1.    This requirement calls for support at Air Force Base, Colorado. The Period of Performance in the contract is anticipated from 22 September 2019 - 21 September 2024.


1.2.2.    The contractor shall furnish all management, personnel, and services necessary to prepare for full service support no later than 14 days from contract award signed date.


1.3.    Government Furnished Training:


The contractor shall participate in military specific training (i.e., safety training, information assurance, et cetera) and other training as directed by the Wing Chaplain. Some of the training may be computer based training on systems or on-site and during normal duty hours. This government training will be at no cost to the contractor.


1.4.    Qualifications:


1.4.1.     The contractor must demonstrate the following via résumé or CV:


1.4.1.1.     A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent, preference will be given to ********* or ministry degrees.


1.4.1.2.     At least three (3) years of experience in ******** Religious *********. Strong preference will be given to experience in military chapels.


1.4.1.3.     Proficiency in written and spoken English communication.


1.4.1.4.     Word processing skills including the use of MS Office or similar (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


1.4.1.5.     Show a strong theological grasp of the Roman ******** faith


1.4.2.     Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) Catechist Certification: The contractor shall hold and Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS) Catechist Certification, or be able to complete certification training within 90 days of contract award. The contractor, if not currently certified, shall apply for and receive the AMS Catechist certificate to perform within the AMS. This process will be conducted in accordance with the current AMS Priest's Manual. The contractor shall begin this required training and application process within 30 days of contract award.


1.4.3.     In accordance with AMS Catechist certification requirements, to be certified as an AMS catechist, the contractor must:


1.4.3.1.     Be a practicing ******** who has received the sacrament of Confirmation,


1.4.3.2.     Be recommended by the senior priest at the installation


1.4.3.3.     Have satisfactorily completed one course (or two seminars) through the University of Dayton Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation or ******** Distance University,


1.4.3.4.     Apply for certification using the appropriate form


1.4.3.5.     Complete a favorable background check


1.4.3.6.     Complete a training program on the protection of children and young people as called for by the Dallas Charter.


1.4.4.     The contractor shall be responsible for the AMS Catechist Certification fees and associated costs. Additional AMS catechist certificate information may be found at the AMS website: www.milarch.org.


1.4.5.     Failure to complete and/or maintain current AMS Catechist Certification shall be grounds for termination for default of the contract.


1.4.6.     The contractor shall submit required documentation for required background checks. Background checks shall be started within 10 days of contract award. The Government shall be responsible to conduct the required background investigation and for the costs incurred while doing do. Failure to complete the background check(s) or adverse findings will be grounds for contract termination.


1.5.    Period of Service/Number of Units


1.5.1.     This position will require no m...

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