Colorado Nonprofit Association

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Location:  St. Paul Catholic Church (Colorado Springs, CO) Full Time Position (Non-Exempt/40 hours per week)

Date Open:  Open Now

Date Closed:  Until Filled

Pay Rate:  $15.35 – $16.80 per hour

Job Description for Director of Youth Ministry 

Job Titles Supervised: Volunteer Adult Youth Leaders, Volunteer Teen Mentors, Volunteer Catechists for all Youth Ministry Programs, Contracted Program Speakers/Retreat Leaders/Music Ministers, and volunteer members of Youth Ministry Board.

General Purpose: Responsible for developing a parish based pastoral ministry with junior high, high school and young adult youth in the faith community, including Confirmation preparation, make-up preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation and RCIA adapted for Youth, and organizing and facilitating high school youth group activities. Provides for formal catechesis and invites and enables youth to serve others. Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth, parish community, pastoral staff and diocesan personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development

• Find and Coordinate volunteers to teach and help Confirmation, high school programs

• Establishes relationships with middle school-high school and push them to discipleship

• Develops Confirmation (both in the school and at the parish), High School Youth Group, and make-up Sacraments of Initiation & RCIA adapted for Youth programs

• Reviews, selects and acquires suitable curricula/materials for formational programs that reflect the guidelines of the diocese and parish, as well as the National Catechetical Directory, Renewing the Vision and the USCCB Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series

• Plans, coordinates, and implements retreats at each program level

• Develops a relationship with parents that foster open communication between parents & youth

• Invites and assists in training youth as liturgical ministers for parish community liturgies

Recruitment and Training of Leaders

• Recruits, trains, assigns, and monitors adult team leaders, teen mentors, catechists and board

• Actively supports and promotes diocesan efforts/classes for volunteer catechist certification

• Defines the responsibilities of each volunteer position; serves as an advisor and mentor; monitor volunteers’ efforts; provides for their enrichment and appreciation

• Publicizes education and support systems for volunteers, parents and students

Administration

• Develops and maintains youth ministry budget

• Maintains accurate records according to parish and diocesan policies

• Determines and enacts effective means for publicizing & promoting youth activities

• Submits periodic reports and meets regularly with supervisor detailing activity/programs

• Initiates procedures for gathering data & evaluating all aspects of the parish’s ministry to youth

• Schedules and maintains yearly calendar through appropriate staff person; oversees proper use and maintenance of facilities; supervises youth events and activities

Communication

• Attends parish staff meetings and diocesan youth ministry meetings

• Is aware of community agencies and resources that interface with youth

• Time to transition from Old Youth Minister to current

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Theology or related field. Be familiar with USCCB documents, National Catechetical Directory and Renewing the Vision. Have Youth Ministry Certification or B.A. degree emphasis in Youth Ministry.

Experience: 2 years of experience in Roman Catholic youth formation, preferred but not required

Other background demonstrating application of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Practicing Roman Catholic centered in the faith of the Vatican II Church

• Ability to collaborate and communicate with parents, families, parishioners, parish pastoral staff, support staff and diocesan personnel to ensure an integrated approach to youth ministry

• Ability to maintain personal and authoritative boundaries

• Enthusiastic, high energy and ready to meet students where they are at

Commitment to:

• Overall parish welfare and development, including building community

• Care of personal prayer life and spiritual development

• Openness to continued professional and theological educational and spiritual formation

• Attendance at staff meetings and applicable diocesan meetings

• Becoming an active member of the parish community

Job Titles Supervised: Volunteer Adult Youth Leaders, Volunteer Teen Mentors, Volunteer Catechists for all Youth Ministry Programs, Contracted Program Speakers/Retreat Leaders/Music Ministers, and volunteer members of Youth Ministry Board.

General Purpose: Responsible for developing a parish based pastoral ministry with junior high, high school and young adult youth in the faith community, including Confirmation preparation, make-up preparation for the Sacraments of Initiation and RCIA adapted for Youth, and organizing and facilitating high school youth group activities. Provides for formal catechesis and invites and enables youth to serve others. Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth, parish community, pastoral staff and diocesan personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development

• Find and Coordinate volunteers to teach and help Confirmation, high school programs

• Establishes relationships with middle school-high school and push them to discipleship

• Develops Confirmation (both in the school and at the parish), High School Youth Group, and make-up Sacraments of Initiation & RCIA adapted for Youth programs

• Reviews, selects and acquires suitable curricula/materials for formational programs that reflect the guidelines of the diocese and parish, as well as the National Catechetical Directory, Renewing the Vision and the USCCB Conformity Listing of Catechetical Texts and Series

• Plans, coordinates, and implements retreats at each program level

• Develops a relationship with parents that foster open communication between parents & youth

• Invites and assists in training youth as liturgical ministers for parish community liturgies

Recruitment and Training of Leaders

• Recruits, trains, assigns, and monitors adult team leaders, teen mentors, catechists and board

• Actively supports and promotes diocesan efforts/classes for volunteer catechist certification

• Defines the responsibilities of each volunteer position; serves as an advisor and mentor; monitor volunteers’ efforts; provides for their enrichment and appreciation

• Publicizes education and support systems for volunteers, parents and students

Administration

• Develops and maintains youth ministry budget

• Maintains accurate records according to parish and diocesan policies

• Determines and enacts effective means for publicizing & promoting youth activities

• Submits periodic reports and meets regularly with supervisor detailing activity/programs

• Initiates procedures for gathering data & evaluating all aspects of the parish’s ministry to youth

• Schedules and maintains yearly calendar through appropriate staff person; oversees proper use and maintenance of facilities; supervises youth events and activities

Communication

• Attends parish staff meetings and diocesan youth ministry meetings

• Is aware of community agencies and resources that interface with youth

• Time to transition from Old Youth Minister to current

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Theology or related field. Be familiar with USCCB documents, National Catechetical Directory and Renewing the Vision. Have Youth Ministry Certification or B.A. degree emphasis in Youth Ministry.

Experience: 2 years of experience in Roman Catholic youth formation, preferred but not required

Other background demonstrating application of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Practicing Roman Catholic centered in the faith of the Vatican II Church

• Ability to collaborate and communicate with parents, families, parishioners, parish pastoral staff, support staff and diocesan personnel to ensure an integrated approach to youth ministry

• Ability to maintain personal and authoritative boundaries

• Enthusiastic, high energy and ready to meet students where they are at

Commitment to:

• Overall parish welfare and development, including building community

• Care of personal prayer life and spiritual development

• Openness to continued professional and theological educational and spiritual formation

• Attendance at staff meetings and applicable diocesan meetings

• Becoming an active member of the parish community