Associate Director of Youth and Young Adults for the Eastern Vicariate (Diocese of Richmond)
The Office for Evangelization is seeking an Associate Director of Youth and Young Adults for the Eastern Vicariate. This position will advocate and coordinate youth and young adult ministry activities in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, specifically in the eastern vicariates. The Associate Director works closely with catechetical, youth ministry and young adult ministry leaders in local parishes as well as Catholic school educators by resourcing and enabling them to minister the youth population (grades 6-12). The Associate Director will collaborate regularly with the staff of the Office for Evangelization and work closely with the Offices of Catholic Education and Vocations as well as other diocesan offices. Also works closely with pastors, catechetical leaders, Catholic school educators, and local parish staff to accomplish the work of youth and young adult ministry. Click here for full description as well as instructions to apply. Advertisement cutoff date is February 20, 2017.
Director of the Office for Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry (Diocese of Allentown)
The Diocese of Allentown is seeking candidates for the role of Director for the Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry (OYYAFM). Within the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization and guided by pastoral documents, the OYYAFM office promotes comprehensive youth and young adult ministry efforts by providing both direct and indirect services to parishes and schools. The director develops, coordinates and executes strategic initiatives for youth, young adult and family ministry throughout the Diocese in collaboration with other evangelization offices, including Adult Formation and Hispanic Ministry. The Director assists parishes in developing teams to support comprehensive ministry efforts and coordinates, facilitates and monitors the implementation of all youth and young adult programs. The director also provides direction for CYO initiatives to ensure the promotion of a Catholic identity within CYO activities. A Master’s degree in theology or related field is preferred, and candidates should have at least seven years of youth ministry experience. Parish and/or diocesan experience is a plus. Successful candidates will have proven administrative experience, organizational, leadership and interpersonal skills as well as creativity in program planning. This position requires a high level of energy, creativity and sense of humor and the ability to establish trust and work collaboratively with internal and external departments of the Diocese. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, résumé, references and salary requirements by February 4, 2017 to: email@example.com or mail to: Diocese of Allentown, Human Resources Office–OYYAFM, P.O. Box F, Allentown, PA 18105-1538.
Regional Coordinator, Office of Youth Ministry (Archdiocese of Washington)
The mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the archdiocese is seeking a Regional Coordinator in the Office of Youth Ministry. The Regional Coordinator will support parishes in evangelizing young people by promoting effective parish and regional youth ministry in his/her region. Work in a hands-on fashion with Pastors, Youth Ministers, Directors of Religious Education, high school and college Campus Ministers, and Young Adult Ministry leaders to promote the lifelong faith formation of young people through the development of comprehensive parish youth ministry. Facilitate networking and provide resources and consultation services for youth ministers. Assist youth ministers in their professional development leading to Archdiocesan and National certification. Support the efforts of parishes in implementing the Archdiocese of Washington 2014 Synod Recommendations, Archdiocesan policies and procedures, and the development of Vital Parish. Regional Duties and Responsibilities: Work in collaboration with regional Deanery Chairs in scheduling meetings and updating pastors on all youth ministry issues and developments as needed. Assist parishes in the recruitment, hiring, evaluation, retention and development of parish youth ministers. Assist parishes in the development of viable and active youth ministry programing and the development of parish youth ministry teams, which includes all aspects of Youth Ministry (CYO, Scouting, and Comprehensive Youth Ministry). Assist in the development of youth ministry programming which is reflective of the multicultural reality of the Archdiocese. Meet regularly with parish/campus ministry youth ministers for support, networking, enrichment, and communication of Archdiocesan plans, policies, and events. Meet one on one with parish youth ministry leaders to build relationship, listen to parish needs, and respond as appropriate. Encourage participation of youth ministers, parish ministers, and youth in regional, archdiocesan, national, and international youth ministry programming. Communicate frequently with pastors, parish staff, youth ministry leaders, via phone, meetings, digital media, email, and regional/diocesan meetings. Collaborate with staff in the Secretariat of Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns (PMSC) on evangelization initiatives. General Duties and Responsibilities: As staff of the Office of Youth Ministry (OYM) the Regional Coordinator will fulfill the goals and objectives of the OYM, CYO, and the PMSC in a collaborative fashion. Attend regular PMSC, OYM, CYO staff and team meetings, quarterly evaluation, and yearly goal and visioning days. Assist in specific responsibilities related to Archdiocesan Programming, (i.e., Rally and Mass for Life, Ministry Conference, Youth Rallies, Stand for Life, Evangelization Nights, and Leaders Inspired to Evangelize (LITE). Give workshops and trainings appropriate for youth ministry. Write for ADW blog as requested. Assist in the development and implementation of YM training programming. The Regional Coordinator will have a Bachelor’s degree with five years of experience or a Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in Theology, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Studies, or related field. A Certificate in Youth Ministry or concentration in Youth Ministry is required. Demonstrated skills in digital media, leadership, relational youth ministry, evangelization, and program development are required. The Regional Coordinator must have excellent communication skills, budgetary skills, experience supervising volunteers, and experience in training. Knowledge of athletic ministry and scouting, a multicultural perspective, and bilingual or willingness to become bilingual is essential. Advertisement cutoff date is February 28, 2017.