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Job Type: Full-Time Position
TITLE: Director of Student and Faith Ministries
REPORTS TO: Special Assistant to the Pastor
JOB PURPOSE: The Director of Student and Faith Ministries leads the Collaborative’s Youth and
Young Adult ministries and provides essential support to, and coordination of, the Collaborative’s
other pastoral ministries.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Build an engaged and growing Catholic Youth Ministry focused on developing an active relationship with Christ, the Catholic Faith, and the local church family.
• Grow a dynamic and ever expanding ALPHA for TEENS program.
• Recruit and prepare youth from Collaborative Religious Education and youth programs to actively participate in the appropriate Collaborative’s pastoral ministry programs – emphasis on the ELEVATE Mass.
• Grow an active social media outreach to Student members.
• Build a vibrant faith-filled Young Adult ministry, focusing on ALPHA and CONNECT Groups
• Plan, organize and execute quarterly youth events and/or service projects that include Archdiocesan Large Group Gatherings such as – DC March for Life, rallies, pilgrimages, WYD, parent and family events, Spiritual prayer and Worship opportunities, Youth Leadership Development programs, etc.
• Plan, organize, recruit members and participate in one Student Mission Trip per year.
• Plan and execute an annual youth retreat (separate from Confirmation Retreats) and an annual pastoral ministries retreat focused on discipleship and what it means to be Catholic in our communities.
• Strengthen relationships with other local youth and community service agencies (schools, law enforcement, Councils on Aging, etc.), underscoring that The CI Student and Young Adult Communities are open to all youth and young adults seeking a welcoming, Christ-centered community where everyone is valued.
• Keep the Pastor, Pastoral Council, and Pastoral Team informed of progress, changes and concerns regarding Student and Faith ministries, through regularly scheduled meetings.
• Collaborate with the Pastoral Team and volunteers to advance and support adolescent catechesis and New Evangelization initiatives – with particular emphasis on ALPHA for TEENS – and programs of catechesis on special topics, issues and populations, e.g. pro-life, re-evangelization of disaffected Catholics, parish planning, outreach to ethnic communities and newly arrived groups and individuals, spiritual and other support for prisoners, the sick and the dying, etc.
• Coordinate recruitment, supervision, and direction of volunteers working within our Collaborative’s pastoral ministries, serving as the first point of contact for resolution of issues related to the Collaborative’s pastoral ministries.
• Coordinate administrative aspects of all pastoral ministries of the collaborative, such as scheduling, training, procuring resources, social media outreach and support, securing use of facilities, maintain up-to-date ministry files, including necessary forms and permissions, contact information, records, etc.
• With the support of the Collaborative secretary and ministry leaders, ensure that all volunteers involved in pastoral ministry are aware of and in compliance with the Archdiocesan Policy for protecting God’s Children and CORI.
The Christ Initiative is a Collaborative of St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield, MA and St. Agnes of Middleton, MA. One Catholic Community with 2 locations.
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