Job Title: Youth Minister
Interested parties contact Chris Tverdy at [email protected]
JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Youth Ministry will perform a wide variety of activities to direct and coordinate a strong faith-filled youth ministry aimed at helping youth, grades 6-12,
grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. This person will collaborate with a team of adult volunteers to engage in relational ministry with youth and parents, provide catechesis, equip teens to share the
Good News, and invite youth to serve in their communities. The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for the development, coordination, supervision, and execution of parish programs
designed to engage the youth of the parish. The Director should develop close communication with and mutual support from families of youth. We are looking for that unique individual who
has the spirit and heart for ministry to youth as well as the ability to organize and run a comprehensive, fun, engaging ministry.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Develop vibrant and orthodox programming with the “Grow” Curriculum that will lead middle school and high school students into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
*High-school and middle school weekly faith formation
*Regular social events for middle school and high school youth
*Retreat opportunities for both age groups
*Confirmation preparation class
*Participation in Works of Mercy
o Participate in the life and ministries of the parish and introduce youth to ministry leaders so they are engaged in the wider parish community
o Have an active presence at St. Mark’s and Bishop Kelly High School
o Plan 8th-grade school retreat in collaboration with middle school religion teachers
o Schedule altar servers for funerals
- Parish relations
o Represent the needs of youth and young adults to the parish leadership and encourage parishioners to engage in relationships with our teens
o Facilitate the development of community among young people, their families, their parish, and the local community.
o Support parents and guardians in their roles as the primary catechists of their households
o Serve as the liaison with the diocesan offices and their programs, services, and resources. Leadership development:
o Participate in Diocesan youth ministry training and events
o Coordinate the recruitment, training, support, and evaluation of adult volunteers in the
youth ministry program
o Engage in ongoing formation with volunteers
o Supervise the activities and schedules of youth ministry volunteers and employees.
o Develop and monitor a youth ministry budget.
o Effectively and creatively provide communication to teens, the parish, and the community regarding activities and events through the use of church bulletin, announcements, and social media. Develop a good working relationship with the Director of Communications for the parish.
o Develop and maintain records and database(s) of information pertinent to youth ministry such as membership lists, event information, budget, Sacramental records (Confirmation), etc.
o Actively participate in parish events, diocesan gatherings, and related activities.
o Adhere to the policies and guidelines of the Diocesan employee handbook.
o Attend regular staff meetings and communicate about youth ministry activities
- POSITION SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
- Skills, Knowledge, and/or Abilities
o Strong personal relationship with Jesus and a deep love for the Catholic Church,
practicing Catholic in good standing
o Passion for evangelizing middle school and high school students
o A joyful, authentic, charitable, prayerful, and courageous presence
o Thrives in team environments and has the ability to work collaboratively
o Effective organizer, planner, and implementer
o Working knowledge of social media platforms
o Past experience with youth ministry
o Ability to pass a criminal background check
o Ability to make connections with the youth and parents of St Mark’s
o A reliable and respectful commitment to the parish, preferred that the member is a registered and active parishioner of St Mark’s Parish
- Education, Training, and/or Experience
o Past experience with youth ministry (retreats, small group organization, and management, faith sharing, etc.)
o BA in Theology/Religious Education or a related educational field and/or a certificate in ministry or theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning is preferred Strong verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in composing reports, correspondence and in publishing e-newsletters and flyers
o Has knowledge of current youth culture and current trends and issues
o Strong planning and organizational skills in working with youth and volunteers