The Coordinator of Youth Ministry will be responsible for the implementation of weekly youth programs, including the design of curriculum, leader and volunteer training, and special events of the middle school and high school groups. This ministry position designs and implements catechetical and relational programs for youth that meet the guidelines of the Diocese of Columbus and St. Paul the Apostle Church. This person will report to the Director of Parish Ministry.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions/major responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.) This individual will be required to adjust schedule to meet the needs of the Parish, including work on weekends and evenings. The primary areas of responsibility are:
Coordinating curriculum development and implementation to meet objectives set forth by the Diocese of Columbus for Middle School and High School youth ministry
Plan and implement youth activities for Middle School students and families.
Plan and implement youth activities for High School students and families.
Collaborate with the School, PSR, athletic, and scouting programs.
Prepare all lessons in advance for each semester and summer months.
Communicate with parents and teens about all opportunities and publicize them to the parish.
Regular ongoing communication with parents regarding curriculum and requirements.
Plan and implement retreats, summer trips, and social opportunities.
Advocating for a comprehensive vision of youth ministry, based on the1997 USCCB document, Renewing The Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry
Coordinating the outreach to & evangelization of all high school men & women in the parish
Attend regular staff meetings
Participate in staff planning
Communicate to staff about youth and young adult ministry activities
Be a resource person to parish staff on issues related to youth and youth ministry
Serve as the liaison with the pastor, parish staff, and the parish council
Be a consistent pastoral presence at Masses and parish-wide events.
Organizing and training of volunteers
Recruiting and training volunteers
Train leaders and volunteers before the beginning of the year
Monthly support and training sessions with leaders and volunteers.
Weekly communication with leaders and volunteers
Ensure that all leaders and volunteers are VIRTUS trained and that they participate in ongoing formation
Work with staff to schedule all room needs
Prepare a yearly budget for all Youth related activities and follow a set budget, following all diocesan accounting procedures.
Participate in diocesan youth ministry meetings and quarterly regional youth ministry meetings.
Participate in ongoing faith formation and educational opportunities.
Specific Job Skills
Thorough knowledge of the Catholic faith and the ability to communicate it to others successfully.
Effective oral and written communication and composition skills.
Effective use of communication tools relevant to youth ministry
Ability to recruit and empower volunteers and collaborate well with them and others in carrying out the parish's mission and the mission of youth ministry.
An understanding of present-day approaches to youth ministry and the ability to research resources for youth ministry.
Build authentic relationships with youth, their parents, and young adults by investing time, intellect, and emotion. Ability to speak effectively in public.
Collaborative skills that serve to motivate volunteers.
Knowledge of how to use technology and media to communicate the Church's message.
Education and Experience Requirements
Practicing Catholic in good standing required.
Bachelor's degree required - theology, catechesis, or similar academic discipline preferred.
Experience working with teens and young adults, and specific team building and training.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation is commensurate with experience and ability. We offer a full complement of benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, short & long-term disability, and matching 403(b) through the Diocesan of Columbus.
Westerville, OH 43082