Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
COMPANY: Good Shepherd Catholic Community
LOCATION: Colleyville, TX

DESCRIPTION

Position: Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
Date Revised: June 11, 2024
Reports to: Director of Faith Formation
Location: Good Shepherd Catholic Community
1000 Tinker Rd
Colleyville, Texas 76034
www.gscc.net

General Position Summary:
The Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry is responsible for developing a comprehensive youth ministry program to guide all students in the parish’s geographic bounds through the Process of Evangelization. In collaboration with the Pastor, Director of Formation, and department, this person, possessing “a hunger and thirst to make the Lord known” (Pope St. John Paul II), shares the responsibility to bring the mission of God to students.
Principle Accountabilities:

Renovate
Oversee Good Shepherd’s High School program, “Renovate”, reaching the high school students in the parish primarily through:

  • Weekly Renovate Programming Nights (Wednesday evenings).
  • Year-round small group discipleship and bible study program.
  • Renovate Intern/Leadership program.
  • Retreats, Mission trips, Conferences, Lock-ins, and service opportunities.
  • Pre-evangelization events, especially over the summer.
  • At-home family catechetical offerings for the domestic church.

Grow Ministry Programming by:

  • Ensuring systematic and comprehensive programming that nurtures the disciple-making process for youth in grades 9-12.
  • Developing cutting-edge curriculum, balancing relatability and depth.
  • Leading students to encounter Christ through organizing powerful opportunities for praise & worship.
  • Training the Core Team in evangelization and discipleship.
  • Intentionally crafting small group time around accompaniment and the continual call to conversion.
  • Connecting students with the parish at-large through promotion and various events
  • Working with the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant to implement strategy to promote Renovate, events, formation opportunities and answer questions.
  • Collaborating with volunteers to execute the weekly programming nights and high school events, communicating about food, setup, small group expectations, and any other details as needed.
  • Alongside the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant, performing the logistical duties necessary to maintain the quality of Renovate, including organizing registrations, organizing events and spreadsheets in Planning Center, and any other needed tasks.

Confirmation

  • Create and implement a comprehensive Confirmation program adapted for teenagers.
  • Develop strong catechetical content and adapt to the needs of the specific students in the program.
  • Oversee and guide our sponsor/parent-guided Confirmation Preparation process.
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment and training to help accompany the students, especially by assigning sponsors.
  • In conjunction with the Liturgy Department, plan and execute Confirmation Mass.
  • Create a seamless discernment process for students inquiring about Confirmation to meet their spiritual needs in a pastoral way.
  • With the help of the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant, uphold Diocesan Confirmation expectations and documentation requirements.

Faith Formation Department

  • Work alongside the Faith Formation department to bring about deepening conversion for the entire family through unified, strategic ministry offerings.
  • Participate in weekly department meetings and daily check-ins, making decisions and reporting on various accountabilities as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the department to host Parish Catechist Training and Parent Orientations.
  • Collaborate with the department to put on various events and programs for the entire family.
  • Any other responsibilities as given by the Director of Faith Formation.

Supervision Given and/or Received:

  • Overseen by the Director of Faith Formation.
  • Supervise Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant.

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

  • Flexible work schedule with weekly late nights for programming & weekends for retreats.
  • The work of this position takes place in a typical office environment and is subject to stress due to the evolving and quickly expanding parish needs, tight deadlines and heavy workloads.

Travel Requirements: Some travel required for ongoing Diocesan training and for staff development.

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in theology or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in ministry.
  • Proficient experience in Ministry Event Planning, A/V Production equipment, and/or musically inclined.

Knowledge and Skills Preferred:

  • Possesses practical knowledge of the Catholic faith, adept in conveying its joy, beauty, and truth.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, experienced in conveying messages through various mediums, including public speaking graphic-design, newsletters, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, with the ability to quickly learn and utilize technology and software, such as Canva, Constant Contact and Planning Center.
  • Familiar with adolescent development, youth ministry, and youth culture; adaptable to meet evolving needs.
  • Ability to cast vision and lead teams of volunteers/catechists.
  • Pastoral, relatable, and sympathetic across various backgrounds, stages of faith, and ages (youth & adults).
  • Creative and strategic in implementing marketing strategies for original offerings.
  • Ability to critically assess progress and implement improvements.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Spanish-speaking is a plus.
ABOUT PARISH/ SCHOOL/ ORGANIZATION

Good Shepherd is a thriving Catholic parish of over 10,000 parishioners in the DFW area committed to forming Spirit-filled disciple-makers. With around 500 youth registered for our middle school and high school programs, we are primed for impactful youth ministry with a well-established support system. Our vision for the future is to craft new, creative ways of pre-evangelization, invest more completely in relationships, and provide as many opportunities for our youth to encounter the Lord each and every week.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the employment section of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth’s website or click on the link below.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f0b6ac33-839c-4997-842e-f808d293a2c0&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=494636&lang=en_US

DESCRIPTION

Position: Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
Date Revised: June 11, 2024
Reports to: Director of Faith Formation
Location: Good Shepherd Catholic Community
1000 Tinker Rd
Colleyville, Texas 76034
www.gscc.net

General Position Summary:
The Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry is responsible for developing a comprehensive youth ministry program to guide all students in the parish’s geographic bounds through the Process of Evangelization. In collaboration with the Pastor, Director of Formation, and department, this person, possessing “a hunger and thirst to make the Lord known” (Pope St. John Paul II), shares the responsibility to bring the mission of God to students.
Principle Accountabilities:

Renovate
Oversee Good Shepherd’s High School program, “Renovate”, reaching the high school students in the parish primarily through:

  • Weekly Renovate Programming Nights (Wednesday evenings).
  • Year-round small group discipleship and bible study program.
  • Renovate Intern/Leadership program.
  • Retreats, Mission trips, Conferences, Lock-ins, and service opportunities.
  • Pre-evangelization events, especially over the summer.
  • At-home family catechetical offerings for the domestic church.

Grow Ministry Programming by:

  • Ensuring systematic and comprehensive programming that nurtures the disciple-making process for youth in grades 9-12.
  • Developing cutting-edge curriculum, balancing relatability and depth.
  • Leading students to encounter Christ through organizing powerful opportunities for praise & worship.
  • Training the Core Team in evangelization and discipleship.
  • Intentionally crafting small group time around accompaniment and the continual call to conversion.
  • Connecting students with the parish at-large through promotion and various events
  • Working with the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant to implement strategy to promote Renovate, events, formation opportunities and answer questions.
  • Collaborating with volunteers to execute the weekly programming nights and high school events, communicating about food, setup, small group expectations, and any other details as needed.
  • Alongside the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant, performing the logistical duties necessary to maintain the quality of Renovate, including organizing registrations, organizing events and spreadsheets in Planning Center, and any other needed tasks.

Confirmation

  • Create and implement a comprehensive Confirmation program adapted for teenagers.
  • Develop strong catechetical content and adapt to the needs of the specific students in the program.
  • Oversee and guide our sponsor/parent-guided Confirmation Preparation process.
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment and training to help accompany the students, especially by assigning sponsors.
  • In conjunction with the Liturgy Department, plan and execute Confirmation Mass.
  • Create a seamless discernment process for students inquiring about Confirmation to meet their spiritual needs in a pastoral way.
  • With the help of the Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant, uphold Diocesan Confirmation expectations and documentation requirements.

Faith Formation Department

  • Work alongside the Faith Formation department to bring about deepening conversion for the entire family through unified, strategic ministry offerings.
  • Participate in weekly department meetings and daily check-ins, making decisions and reporting on various accountabilities as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the department to host Parish Catechist Training and Parent Orientations.
  • Collaborate with the department to put on various events and programs for the entire family.
  • Any other responsibilities as given by the Director of Faith Formation.

Supervision Given and/or Received:

  • Overseen by the Director of Faith Formation.
  • Supervise Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant.

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

  • Flexible work schedule with weekly late nights for programming & weekends for retreats.
  • The work of this position takes place in a typical office environment and is subject to stress due to the evolving and quickly expanding parish needs, tight deadlines and heavy workloads.

Travel Requirements: Some travel required for ongoing Diocesan training and for staff development.

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in theology or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in ministry.
  • Proficient experience in Ministry Event Planning, A/V Production equipment, and/or musically inclined.

Knowledge and Skills Preferred:

  • Possesses practical knowledge of the Catholic faith, adept in conveying its joy, beauty, and truth.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, experienced in conveying messages through various mediums, including public speaking graphic-design, newsletters, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft products, with the ability to quickly learn and utilize technology and software, such as Canva, Constant Contact and Planning Center.
  • Familiar with adolescent development, youth ministry, and youth culture; adaptable to meet evolving needs.
  • Ability to cast vision and lead teams of volunteers/catechists.
  • Pastoral, relatable, and sympathetic across various backgrounds, stages of faith, and ages (youth & adults).
  • Creative and strategic in implementing marketing strategies for original offerings.
  • Ability to critically assess progress and implement improvements.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Spanish-speaking is a plus.

ABOUT PARISH / SCHOOL / ORGANIZATION

Good Shepherd is a thriving Catholic parish of over 10,000 parishioners in the DFW area committed to forming Spirit-filled disciple-makers. With around 500 youth registered for our middle school and high school programs, we are primed for impactful youth ministry with a well-established support system. Our vision for the future is to craft new, creative ways of pre-evangelization, invest more completely in relationships, and provide as many opportunities for our youth to encounter the Lord each and every week.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit the employment section of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth’s website or click on the link below.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=f0b6ac33-839c-4997-842e-f808d293a2c0&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=494636&lang=en_US

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