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Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator

Diocesan Positions
Raleigh, NC

Location: Catholic Center      

Full Time

Hours per week: 40

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions

  • Create and manage a culturally diverse Diocesan Youth Ministry Resource Team, to serve as a consultative, training, and resourcing committee for the youth ministry needs of the parishes with the diocese. The Team will also provide a cluster network for Hispanic and English-speaking youth ministers for information sharing, planning, vision, support, and to nurture a bridge between communities.
  • Promote and provide training, consultation and resources to youth leaders and programs and share local and national best practices with them.
  • Connect parishes and youth ministries with local and national ministry events and initiatives.
  • Encourage, form and empower leaders in their efforts at creating effective and sustainable ministry events in their local area.
  • Meet with pastors and parish staff assisting with youth ministry activities; has the ability to conduct collaborative evaluation, assessment, and recommendation sessions.  Exhibit the capacity to perform the promised services and meet agreed upon expectations.
  • Empower young people in the diocese by providing models that train youth to be peer leaders within their own parish, high school and community.
  • Network, consult and resource various local, regional and national advisory boards and organizations – where applicable.
  • Research appropriate websites, books, videos for recommendation to the Executive Director and other leaders of youth ministry efforts.
  • Manage budgets related to ministry projects.
  • Display genuine interest and care for the parish by honoring the cultural context and personality distinctions of pastor, staff and parishioners.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative style in a team environment.
  • Adhere to all Safe Environment Programs.
  • May be given various other assignments and projects consistent with the responsibility level and general duties of a Diocesan Youth Ministry Consultant

Minimum Requirements

  • An “authentic witness” to the faith who represents the teaching of the Catholic Church with enthusiasm, integrity, and compassion.
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing fully committed to, and with advanced knowledge of, the mission and tenets of the Catholic Church and active engagement in a Catholic parish, with letter from Pastor conveying this
  • Bachelor's Degree in Theology/Pastoral Ministry/Religious Education or related field
  • Bilingual and bicultural (English and Spanish)
  • Five years of ministry experience related to youth ministry, particularly in a parish setting
  • Depth of understanding of evangelization and the thresholds of conversion
  • Ability to attract and effectively supervise volunteers
  • Skilled at forming leadership Boards and managing group dynamics  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Some travel, evening, and weekend work required. Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Theology/ Pastoral Ministry/ Religious Education or related field
  • Eight years of ministry experience related to faith formation

Position Start Date: (Immediately)

Send resume and letter of interest to: