Job Title Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
Reports To Parish Pastor/Administrator
Employment Status Full-Time (includes some evening & weekend hours)
Department Faith Formation
Job Description Last Modified March 2023
The Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry plans, coordinates, and directs all parish faith formation and youth ministry programs. This ministry position involves working with a diverse catholic community, as well as promoting life-long catechesis and faith enriching programs within the parish and Madison Diocese. Duties also include close collaboration with the parish pastor/administrator and other departmental staff and parish committees.
Responsibilities and Duties
Plan, coordinate, and direct all parish faith formation and youth ministry programs, sacramental prep, adult formation and enrichment including RCIA and seasonal faith opportunities.
Be present at weekend liturgies and other parish events.
Regular communication with parents and parishioners.
Recruit and train catechists and volunteers for faith formation and youth ministry programs.
Facilitate and lead faith formation programs as needed.
Attend and contribute to parish staff and council meetings.
Contribute to parish bulletin announcements and parish newsletters.
Manage annual faith formation budget and purchasing for faith formation programs.
Perform additional duties as assigned by parish pastor/administrator.
Education and Experience
BA in education, religious education, or related field.
Possess or ability to obtain initial catechetical leadership certification.
Possess or ability to obtain a Master's Degree in Religious Education, Evangelization & Catechesis, Theology, or Scripture Studies.
Two or more years of experience coordinating religious education programs.
Previous experience with youth ministry and teaching religious education.
Qualifications and Skills
Confirmed and practicing Catholic with a solid knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith.
Possess strong organizational, administrative, and leadership skills with attention to detail.
Ability to manage time wisely, to initiate tasks with little oversight, and demonstrate good judgement.
Exhibit reliability and a good work ethic.
Ability to be flexible and multi-task.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Must have the ability to communicate well in English and Spanish.
Possess strong computer skills and the ability to utilize technology and various social media platforms.
If you have questions, or would like more information about this position, please contact:
Marianne Stanton at (608) 362-9066
To apply for this position, please submit your resume with a cover letter to Marianne Stanton at: