Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Diocese of Raleigh
Employment Type
Full Time
Raleigh, NC
Posted Date

Full Time            

Hours per week: 40

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions

The ideal candidate for the Coordinator of Youth Ministry must:

  • Understand, assimilate and work according to the vision, mission and values of the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship.
  • Be able to carry out their ministry not solely as an individual but as part of an integrated evangelization team.
  • Understand their role as empowering local and parish leaders to carry out their own ministry of evangelization and discipleship.
  • Be a committed disciple with a passion for assisting others in growing in their relationship with Christ.
  • Be personally convinced of their dependency on a life of grace in their lives and mission.

The chief tasks of this role will be to:

  • Identify and gather youth ministry and youth leaders according to their unique regional, ministerial, cultural and linguistic areas to collaborate, share best practices, and identify formation needs.
  • 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.
  • 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 youth ministry/evangelization programs, models and opportunities with the goal of suggesting them and properly applying them to local ministries according to their needs.
  • 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.
  • Meet with pastors and parish staff assisting with youth ministry activities in order to conduct collaborative evaluation, assessment, and recommendation sessions.
  • May be given various other assignments and projects consistent with the responsibility level and general duties of a Diocesan Youth Ministry Assistant Director.

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 or equivalent expertise.
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Some travel, evening, and weekend work required. Must be able to secure transportation to work and to off-site meetings. Valid driver license and reliable transportation preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Position Start Date: As soon as possible