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Job Type: Full-Time Position
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Saint Francis of Assisi University Parish
Youth Ministry Coordinator and Assistant to the Director or Religious Education
The Youth Ministry Coordinator/Assistant to the Director of Religious Education assists the Director of Religious Education in administering the parish catechetical programs and provides leadership to assist the parish community in building a solid foundation of catechetical ministry. Provides vision for and coordination of the parish’s efforts in ministry for youth and teens.
Supervisor: The Director of Religious Education (DRE) at St Francis of Assisi University Parish
Dress: Professional, Professional Casual
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution of higher learning.
• Be a practicing Catholic faithful to the teachings of the Church.
• Flexible work schedule which will include evenings and weekends.
• Demonstrate ability to work well under pressure in a multi-task environment while maintaining a friendly, polite and professional demeanor.
• Basic computer skills including ability to communicate electronically, basic understanding of social media and public speaking.
• This job is mainly an indoor job although some events and activities may take place outdoors.
Areas of Responsibility:
Youth Ministry Coordinator:
I. Weekly and monthly youth activities
a. Develop a youth ministry program that integrates adolescent formation into a comprehensive ministry to, with, by and for young people.
b. Coordinate the efforts of a volunteer core team in planning and leading weekly youth group meetings for middle and high school youth (6th grade-12th grade) and supervise said meetings.
c. Recruit, train, support, and evaluate volunteers in the youth ministry program, to include maintaining up to date youth protection information for each volunteer.
d. Manage correspondence with the teens and parents involved with youth group including, but not limited to, enrolling teens in youth group, developing semester calendars, and coordinating with parents for meals for youth group.
e. Serve as part of the catechetical team for the preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Assist the Director of Religious Education in coordinating the Confirmation program to include, but not limited to retreats, services, meetings and weekly communication with catechetical team, parents and candidates.
II. Special events and activities
a. Plan and implement retreats and trips such as the Diocesan CROSS Retreat, March for Life, LifeTeen conferences and camps.
b. Plan and implement field trips and activities such as game nights, bowling nights, and hiking, etc.
III. Service Projects
a. Organize service projects/ fundraisers
Assistant to the Director of Religious Education:
I. Provide administrative support and assistance to the DRE for all religious education programs.
II. Assist in coordinating and overseeing major religious education events and ceremonies.
III. Provide logistical support during weekly PSR and Children’s Liturgy sessions.
IV. Work with the DRE to plan and coordinate faith formation opportunities for adults
V. Assist with ordering, managing, and organizing religious education supplies and spaces.
VI. Assist in planning and overseeing parish summer programs to include Vacation Bible School and Totus Tuus.
VII. Assist with preparation and scheduling of sacramental programs and worship services.
VIII. Perform special tasks as requested by the pastor or DRE.
I. Attend bi-weekly staff meeting
II. Participate in staff planning
III. Communicate to staff about youth ministry activities
IV. Seek staff input in planning youth ministry activities
V. Be a resource person to parish staff on issues related to youth and youth ministry
VI. Foster the involvement of young people in the life of the parish, including serving in various ministerial roles, serving on various parish committees and being involved in parish activities
VII. Have thorough knowledge of Diocesan Safe Environment Policies and Procedures and implement them with all volunteers and at all youth ministry activities
VIII. Knowledge of and willingness to articulate the teachings of the Catholic Church
We are called to become Saints–to be perfected in charity and to grow in holiness. Jesus Christ makes this daring path possible. Following Him, we seek to become channels of God’s love to others. St. Francis of Assisi University Parish builds a faith community upon the foundation of the Sacraments. We Pray. We Worship. We Serve. Drawing from the rich wisdom, beauty, and tradition of Catholicism, we invite the Word of God to transform our lives, our relationships, and our communities.
St. Francis of Assisi University Parish believes that we find our true fulfillment only in God. We invite all to join us in our journey toward our heavenly home.
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