Youth Ministry Coordinator
COMPANY: St. Anthony Catholic Church
LOCATION: Lakeland, FL

DESCRIPTION

Description
The Youth Ministry Coordinator is responsible for developing a parish-based ministry with youth in junior and senior high school. Reaches out to all youth in the community, provides for formal catechesis, invites and enables youth to serve others. Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth and collaborates with other community and parish youth organizations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Program Development and Relationships
  • Creates and develops a youth ministry advisory group with youth and adults and provides for its enrichment.
  • Develops a plan for youth ministry in collaboration with the pastor, parish staff, and the youth ministry advisory group.
  • Facilitates development of leadership skills in youth and adults.
  • Assists in the preparation of liturgical celebrations for youth (reconciliation, confirmation, World Youth Day Sunday, liturgies for retreats and special youth events).
  • Is available for listening, advising, and referral.
  • Provides opportunities for weekend retreats and evenings/days of reflection by developing a retreat team and providing for its development and enrichment.
  • Develops the kind of relationships with parents that are conducive to open communication between parents and youth.
  • Develops an age appropriate catechetical program that includes the Faith Themes as outlined in Renewing the Vision, in the spirit of the General Directory for Catechesis and under the guidance of the National Directory for Catechesis.
  • Provides opportunities for justice/service education, inviting youth to a deeper appreciation of the social teachings of the Church.
  • Helps youth to discern their gifts and how best to use them in the ministries of their parish communities.
  • Collaborates with the Parish Catechetical Leader in merging youth ministry catechetical models with religious education for junior high students.
  • Develops peer ministry to assist in retreats, service opportunities, and prayer experiences with junior high students.

 

Recruitment and Training

  • Recruits, trains, assigns and evaluates the youth leaders. Coordinates participation in diocesan-sponsored training programs.
  • Serves as an advisor and support to youth leaders.
  • Monitors the efforts of volunteer leaders and evaluates progress.
  • Defines the responsibilities of each adult leader/advisor.
  • Ensures that all adult leaders/advisors comply with diocesan safety regulations (i.e., finger printing/criminal background check).
  • Publicizes and offers education programs and support systems for volunteer leaders, connecting them with diocesan certification programs, diocesan in-service opportunities, state and national programs for professional development and faith formation.
  • Makes special efforts to gain the endorsement, support, and involvement of all adults, especially parents and parish organizations; helps the parish community come to a greater awareness of its role in comprehensive youth ministry.

 

Administration

  • Initiates ways of gathering data on the needs, interests, attitudes and beliefs of youth
  • Plans, organizes and implements programs/experiences that provide a holistic approach in meeting the needs/interests of youth
  • Submits annual financial report and budget; administers budget throughout the year
  • Maintains necessary office and program records, including a log of activities and times.
  • Determines effective means for publicizing and promoting programs and experiences.
  • Submits periodic reports to the pastor detailing programs in youth ministry.
  • Initiates procedures for evaluating all aspects of the parish’s ministry to youth.

 

Communication

  • Actively works with the Director of Faith Formation to determine appropriate curriculum and participates in the planning and implementation of various ministries.
  • Participates in parish staff meetings, keeping the pastor and other staff current on youth ministry activities and concerns.
  • Keeps the parish community informed of youth ministry activities and goals.
  • Advises, communicates and cooperates with other parishes and diocesan organizations, specifically the Faith Formation Deanery Association Meetings.
  • Participates in parish governing structures to insure greater participation of youth in parish life and to facilitate communication and decision-making.
  • Supervises and coordinates scheduling of youth events and activities.
  • Keeps informed through attendance at diocesan, regional, and national conferences, regular reading, and membership in professional associations.
  • Keeps parents informed of youth ministry activities and invites their participation in and presence at all youth ministry events.
  • Is aware of and connected to community agencies and resources that interface with youth.
  • Sets annual goals and objectives for each Junior/Senior High program as requested.

 

Professional and Personal Development

  • Participates in annual retreat and seeks spiritual direction.
  • Is a member and active participant in the Faith Formation Deanery Association.
  • Is involved in the Diocesan Catechist Certification Program.
  • Attends diocesan, state and national in-service opportunities.
  • Seeks other opportunities to meet national standards and competencies for coordinators of youth ministry.

 

Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and experience required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Youth Ministry from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of three years of applicable experience.

MISSION DRIVEN
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and currently participating in Diocesan or parish ministry.
Must be willing to reflect the Christian attitude of the Church in dealing with fellow employees and those from outside of the parish.

ORGANIZATIONAL/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
A high level of organizational and interpersonal skill is required.
Attention to detail and working well with others is also required.

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to read and analyze written and electronic correspondence and compose appropriate responses utilizing others in the organization when appropriate.
Ability to effectively present verbal and written information to constituencies and public groups.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods of time, lift at least 40 pounds, walk, bend, crouch, talk, feel, grasp, hear and perform repetitive motions of the hands, wrists, and arms.

Job incumbent also required to read/see up close and from afar.

ABOUT PARISH/ SCHOOL/ ORGANIZATION

We are a Catholic community located on the north side of Lakeland, Florida. We are a parish within the Diocese of Orlando, Florida.
In the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who said, “the Holy Spirit rebuilds the bridge of true communication between heaven and earth,” we at St. Anthony Catholic Church are here to help each other cross that bridge. We are a missionary church, Catholic in nature, called to be missionaries to the world and to one another.
More so than any building, program, or even teaching, the church witnesses the presence of Christ to the world through its people. St. Anthony Catholic Church is abunantly blessed in this regard.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Andrew LoFaro at alofaro@saintacc.com.

DESCRIPTION

Description
The Youth Ministry Coordinator is responsible for developing a parish-based ministry with youth in junior and senior high school. Reaches out to all youth in the community, provides for formal catechesis, invites and enables youth to serve others. Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth and collaborates with other community and parish youth organizations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Program Development and Relationships
  • Creates and develops a youth ministry advisory group with youth and adults and provides for its enrichment.
  • Develops a plan for youth ministry in collaboration with the pastor, parish staff, and the youth ministry advisory group.
  • Facilitates development of leadership skills in youth and adults.
  • Assists in the preparation of liturgical celebrations for youth (reconciliation, confirmation, World Youth Day Sunday, liturgies for retreats and special youth events).
  • Is available for listening, advising, and referral.
  • Provides opportunities for weekend retreats and evenings/days of reflection by developing a retreat team and providing for its development and enrichment.
  • Develops the kind of relationships with parents that are conducive to open communication between parents and youth.
  • Develops an age appropriate catechetical program that includes the Faith Themes as outlined in Renewing the Vision, in the spirit of the General Directory for Catechesis and under the guidance of the National Directory for Catechesis.
  • Provides opportunities for justice/service education, inviting youth to a deeper appreciation of the social teachings of the Church.
  • Helps youth to discern their gifts and how best to use them in the ministries of their parish communities.
  • Collaborates with the Parish Catechetical Leader in merging youth ministry catechetical models with religious education for junior high students.
  • Develops peer ministry to assist in retreats, service opportunities, and prayer experiences with junior high students.

 

Recruitment and Training

  • Recruits, trains, assigns and evaluates the youth leaders. Coordinates participation in diocesan-sponsored training programs.
  • Serves as an advisor and support to youth leaders.
  • Monitors the efforts of volunteer leaders and evaluates progress.
  • Defines the responsibilities of each adult leader/advisor.
  • Ensures that all adult leaders/advisors comply with diocesan safety regulations (i.e., finger printing/criminal background check).
  • Publicizes and offers education programs and support systems for volunteer leaders, connecting them with diocesan certification programs, diocesan in-service opportunities, state and national programs for professional development and faith formation.
  • Makes special efforts to gain the endorsement, support, and involvement of all adults, especially parents and parish organizations; helps the parish community come to a greater awareness of its role in comprehensive youth ministry.

 

Administration

  • Initiates ways of gathering data on the needs, interests, attitudes and beliefs of youth
  • Plans, organizes and implements programs/experiences that provide a holistic approach in meeting the needs/interests of youth
  • Submits annual financial report and budget; administers budget throughout the year
  • Maintains necessary office and program records, including a log of activities and times.
  • Determines effective means for publicizing and promoting programs and experiences.
  • Submits periodic reports to the pastor detailing programs in youth ministry.
  • Initiates procedures for evaluating all aspects of the parish’s ministry to youth.

 

Communication

  • Actively works with the Director of Faith Formation to determine appropriate curriculum and participates in the planning and implementation of various ministries.
  • Participates in parish staff meetings, keeping the pastor and other staff current on youth ministry activities and concerns.
  • Keeps the parish community informed of youth ministry activities and goals.
  • Advises, communicates and cooperates with other parishes and diocesan organizations, specifically the Faith Formation Deanery Association Meetings.
  • Participates in parish governing structures to insure greater participation of youth in parish life and to facilitate communication and decision-making.
  • Supervises and coordinates scheduling of youth events and activities.
  • Keeps informed through attendance at diocesan, regional, and national conferences, regular reading, and membership in professional associations.
  • Keeps parents informed of youth ministry activities and invites their participation in and presence at all youth ministry events.
  • Is aware of and connected to community agencies and resources that interface with youth.
  • Sets annual goals and objectives for each Junior/Senior High program as requested.

 

Professional and Personal Development

  • Participates in annual retreat and seeks spiritual direction.
  • Is a member and active participant in the Faith Formation Deanery Association.
  • Is involved in the Diocesan Catechist Certification Program.
  • Attends diocesan, state and national in-service opportunities.
  • Seeks other opportunities to meet national standards and competencies for coordinators of youth ministry.

 

Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and experience required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or Youth Ministry from an accredited college or university.
A minimum of three years of applicable experience.

MISSION DRIVEN
Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and currently participating in Diocesan or parish ministry.
Must be willing to reflect the Christian attitude of the Church in dealing with fellow employees and those from outside of the parish.

ORGANIZATIONAL/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
A high level of organizational and interpersonal skill is required.
Attention to detail and working well with others is also required.

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to read and analyze written and electronic correspondence and compose appropriate responses utilizing others in the organization when appropriate.
Ability to effectively present verbal and written information to constituencies and public groups.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods of time, lift at least 40 pounds, walk, bend, crouch, talk, feel, grasp, hear and perform repetitive motions of the hands, wrists, and arms.

Job incumbent also required to read/see up close and from afar.

ABOUT PARISH / SCHOOL / ORGANIZATION

We are a Catholic community located on the north side of Lakeland, Florida. We are a parish within the Diocese of Orlando, Florida.
In the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who said, “the Holy Spirit rebuilds the bridge of true communication between heaven and earth,” we at St. Anthony Catholic Church are here to help each other cross that bridge. We are a missionary church, Catholic in nature, called to be missionaries to the world and to one another.
More so than any building, program, or even teaching, the church witnesses the presence of Christ to the world through its people. St. Anthony Catholic Church is abunantly blessed in this regard.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Andrew LoFaro at alofaro@saintacc.com.

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