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Job Type: Full-Time Position
Location: San Antonio, TX
SUMMARY: The Director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Parish in providing Comprehensive Young Adult and Youth Ministry /Faith Formation for young adults (18-35) and junior high/ senior high youth and overseeing all youth programs for St. Jerome Catholic Church as a pastoral liaison. Oversees Altar Servers, EDGE, Life Teen, CYO, Teen ACTS, Youth Choir, Faith Formation (PreK-Confirmation), and multiple scout troops.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assesses, designs and maintains Comprehensive Young Adult and Youth Ministry embracing advocacy, catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, prayer and worship, and pastoral care
Maintains contact with the Archdiocesan Office of Young Adult and Youth Ministry
Familiar with Archdiocesan policies and guidelines, and attends Archdiocesan meetings.
Ensures all volunteers throughout the youth ministry program remain compliant with the safe environment mandates set forth by the Archdiocese.
Works in concert with heads of youth ministries, clergy, staff, parish council, finance council and area schools to promote a harmonious work environment
Maintains communication with the Pastor and other staff members.
Attends staff meetings and events.
Serves as a staff resource person on issues relating to young adult and youth ministry and adolescent faith formation.
Maintains communication with young adults and youth through social media, parish app, parish communication program, bulletin announcements, event flyers, and newsletters
Develops and maintains relationships within the local community, creating ways to engage adolescents and youth in the Catholic faith
Prepares and maintains ministry budget and coordinates fundraising events.
Maintains working inventory of all young adult and youth ministry resources, including textbooks, teacher’s manuals, resource books, furniture and supplies, athletic equipment, retreat kits, sound system and general supplies.
Plans and coordinates yearly youth ministry calendar and events
Recruits, trains, and supervises all young adults and youth ministry personnel, including catechists and volunteer staff.
Networks with other Coordinators of Young Adult and Youth Ministry at a diocese and deanery level.
Creates and nurtures a safe environment ensuring every minister of young adults and youth is trained and completes Archdiocesan Safe Environment Mandates
Arranges for every driver for young adults and youth ministry events to be in compliance with the Archdiocesan Fleet Policy, and to maintain the necessary documents.
Ensures communication consent waivers for minors are signed and documented in parish records
Provides Medical and Liability Release forms for youth to participate in youth ministry sponsored events
Offers training and referral resources to support teens with special needs
Maintains accurate student records and files including— attendance, volunteer training
Helps with normal office administrative functions, such as, answering parish phones and assisting parishioners with basic administrative needs (i.e. sacramental records, etc.)
Assists pastor in organizing any special events requested.
Aims to aid teens in their spiritual faith life and serving in relational ministry with them.
Conducts annual safe environment training for minors at all levels.
Provides developmentally appropriate content and processes according to the guidelines of the Archdiocese.
Integrates knowledge of the Catholic faith with the development of practical skills for living the faith in today’s world.
Engages adolescents in the learning process by incorporating a variety of learning methods and activities through which they can explore and learn about Scripture and the Catholic faith.
Provides for real-life application of learning by helping young adults and youth apply the learning to living more faithfully.
Promotes family faith development through parish programs by providing parent education programs and resources, by incorporating a family perspective in catechetical programming, and by providing parent-adolescent and intergenerational catechetical programming.
Develops the friendship-making and friendship-maintaining skills of young people grounded in Christian values.
Engages adolescents in the life, activities, and ministries of the parish in meaningful and age-appropriate ways.
Creates an environment characterized by Gospel values that nurtures meaningful relationships among young people and between adolescents and adults.
Provides opportunities for multicultural community building that promotes respect for young people’s racial and ethnic cultures and develops the skills for communication and understanding.
Provides avenues for young adults and adolescents to participate as members of the faith community and opportunities for the faith community to acknowledge, celebrate, and value its young adult and adolescent members.
Develops a leadership system that invites, trains, supports, and nourishes adult and adolescent leaders and provides for the coordination throughout a comprehensive model.
Develops and nurtures adult leaders with solid theological understandings, relational and ministry skills, and organizational ability appropriate to their particular role in ministry with adolescents.
Empowers and enables all young people for leadership and ministry with their peers and with the larger church.
Develops the life skills of adolescents, such as relationship building, assertiveness, nonviolent conflict resolution, decision-making, and planning.
Creates networks of care and support for young people and their families.
Provides programs and resources for parent education and skills for effective parenting that incorporate understanding of adolescent development and family life cycle tasks.
Guides young people in making important life decisions.
Referral skills: knowing the support services and referral resources to promote healing.
Provides support and enrichment for adolescents and parents experiencing divorce, separation, or family problems.
Prayer and Worship:
Plans and implements specific liturgical celebrations for youth. (i.e.-schedules altar servers, coordinates 4th Sunday liturgy schedule)
Trains and works with teen Eucharistic ministers.
Provides opportunities with parish worship committee for youth participation in parish liturgical celebrations and events.
Encourages and assists in the formation of youth as worship leaders.
Sits as an ex oficio member of the Liturgy Committee, finance council and Pastoral Council.
Previous proven experience as Director or Coordinator of Young Adult and Youth Ministry
Minimum of three years teaching experience in a Catholic school or Parish.
Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or a related theological field, or;
Bachelor’s degree in Education or Educational Administration.
Undergraduate work in Theology or Catechesis or extensive parish experience as a Coordinator of Young Adult and Youth Ministry
Knowledge and understanding of principles of catechesis for youth age levels.
Church documents, origins and development of the Church’s teachings: scripture, theology, spirituality, liturgy.
Previous proven experience as Director or Coordinator of Young Adult and Youth Ministry
Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Education or a related theological field
Knowledge and understanding of Catechetical resources and their application for all age levels including General Directory for Catechesis, 1997 and the USCCB National Directory for Catechesis, 2005.
Diocesan and national expectations and trends in catechesis.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear and occasionally required to climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities usually required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.
Requires some variable hours and on call response after regular business hours to meet the needs of the parish. Requires some weekend, holiday and evening work for events or the ability to arrange coverage. These times include but are not limited to Christmas season, Holy Week/Easter, fundraisers, after mass functions, etc. Local travel for business purposes and occasional overnight travel for parish training, etc. may also be required.
We are a wonderful church in San Antonio, TX that prides ourself on being a family of families!!!! You will love working here.
Apply with the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Direct Job link is: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Apply/746588