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Youth Ministry Coordinator – Washington, MD

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Position Description:

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, MD, seeks a Youth Ministry Coordinator who will be responsible for:
  • Parish Ministry Coordination  - Coordinating the Regional Youth Ministry representatives to develop responsive, effective and organized parish Youth Ministry programs
  • Communicating the vision, goals, policies, and program procedures of the Archdiocese and Catholic Youth Organization as directed toward youth and adult leaders
  • Maintaining active liaison with parish personnel involved in programs and services to youth providing needed support and developmental programs
  • Connecting Parishes to other Parishes in order to formulate relationships and shared best practices.
  • Conducts Parish visits to gather information on best practices and parish youth structures.
  • Providing opportunities for the spiritual and personal growth of youth and adult leaders.
  • Assisting in the development of adult and youth leaders with regards to leadership, professionalism, and visioning
  • Coordinates Parish Regional Representatives to develop effective Parish Youth Ministry.
  • Oversees budgets and corporation subsidy income and expenses to Regions.
  • Establishes goals, objectives, and programs for the CYO in collaboration with the staff.
  • Develops relationships with leaders to include all programs under the direction of the Catholic Youth Organization. Including Athletic Ministry and Catholic Scouting.
  • Serves as liaison to coordinators of parish youth ministry (paid and volunteer)
  • Serves as principle liaison to high school campus ministers
  • Maintains a visible relationship with parishes, schools, and youth serving agencies
  • Assists in providing professional development for youth and adult leaders
  • Coordinates Parish Regional Representatives to develop effective Parish Youth Ministry.
  • Oversees budgets and corporation subsidy income and expenses to Regions.
  • Establishes goals, objectives, and programs for the CYO in collaboration with the staff.
  • Develops relationships with leaders to include all programs under the direction of the Catholic Youth Organization. Including Athletic Ministry and Catholic Scouting.
  • Serves as liaison to coordinators of parish youth ministry (paid and volunteer)
  • Serves as principle liaison to high school campus ministers
  • Maintains a visible relationship with parishes, schools, and youth serving agencies
  • Assists in providing professional development for youth and adult leaders
  • Coordinates and participates with staff with involvement of ADW youth and adult leaders in national and international gatherings. (NCYC, NCCYM, WYD) Regional Administration
  • Prepares annual budget request and monitors expenditures of funds.
  • Is the Liaison with CYO Regional Youth Ministry Representatives.
  • Collaborates in the coordination of the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life event.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator of Youth Leadership for program development.
  • Conducts monthly and quarterly youth ministry network meetings for Parish Youth Ministers
  • Researches Youth Ministry training materials and workshops for content.
  • Attends Regional YM meetings as requested/required.
  • Attends Staff meetings as requested by the President of the CYO
  • Collaborates with the Office of Catechesis in the development of adolescent catechesis within the framework of comprehensive youth ministry.
  • Develops and maintains content for YM best practices and guidance procedure and ensure compliance by parish/school youth ministry personnel with Child Protection.

Position Qualifications:

  • Possess strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to be innovative, courteous, tactful and make good judgments
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to travel both locally and out of state.
  • Ability to travel and stay overnight and over single and multiple days.
  • Ability to chaperone youth and lead retreats.
  • Possess management and organizational skills such as organizational development, long/short term planning, time management, volunteer management and budgeting
  • Skilled in facilitation of group projects
  • Experience in retreat work
  • Seeks innovative ways to integrate technology (i.e., specifically social media) into ministry with youth, young adults, and adult leaders
  • Possess high standards of integrity and trustworthy due to access/contact with confidential/sensitive information and data
  • Practicing Catholic able to witness to the Sacramental life of the community
  • An understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Archdiocese of Washington Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Youth Ministry or Religious Education, related field or equivalent work experience
  • Three years of experience in parish ministry and three years’ experience in youth ministry at an administrative or management level or a combination of both.
  • Certification in Youth Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, or Religious Education is a plus.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish or willingness to learn
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to calla-russl@adw.org.