Job Title: Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Reports to: Director of Evangelization
Location: Catholic Center, Diocese of Venice
Youth Ministry is the response of the Catholic Christian community to the needs of young people and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community.
The Diocese of Venice Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is committed to provide leadership through training, consulting, and advocating for youth and young adult ministry by fostering the creation of an entirely Catholic lifestyle by forming dynamic leaders in youth evangelizing discipleship.
Work to form and effectively communicate a vision of intentional discipleship for youth ministry, campus ministry, scouting and young adult ministry across the Diocese of Venice
Provide overall leadership, consultation, and support to youth and young adults in parishes, schools of the Diocese of Venice.
Provide certification/training for parish Coordinators of Youth Ministry (CYMs), parish teams and volunteers.
Provides resources/information to parish CYMs.
Provides spiritual enrichment for CYMs who work with adolescents (e.g. retreats, regular gatherings, etc.)
Provides leadership training for youth (summer programs).
Plans Diocesan Youth Congress Meeting/Seminars throughout the year.
Develops specific goals and objectives for the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry as part of the Department of Evangelization
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule averaging 35 hours per week, including evenings, weekends and special occasions.
Master's Degree in Theology or Catechetics and a minimum of five (5) years experience as a Parish Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM) with diocesan experience preferred.
An understanding of comprehensive youth ministry, basics of adolescent psychology, group dynamics and retreat ministry.
Ability and passion to work with youth and young adults.
The Director should be an active practicing Catholic in good standing in the Church, an active and visible member of a parish community, a person of deep faith and prayer and a person called to this ministry.
We offer comprehensive benefits including health, dental, short and long-term disability, Paid Time Off and 15 paid holidays in a calendar year.