St. John the Baptist is looking for a dynamic, faith-filled individual or individuals whose talents are in working with 5th – 12th grade youth. This job could be a full-time position or two part-time positions. This/these person(s) would implement comprehensive youth programs which include the following elements: catechesis, evangelization, social justice/action, community building, spirituality, liturgy, guidance empowerment and advocacy. This/these person(s) would collaborate with the pastoral leader, staff, and consultative bodies to carry out the mission of the parish.
The youth minister(s) would implement programs that include but are not limited to retreats, formation of faith, community building activities, a variety of prayer forms, youth oriented liturgies, and service opportunities. The youth minister would implement sacramental preparation for youth in this age group.
This/these persons would recruit, empower, direct, train and supervise volunteers to implement and support these programs. This/these persons would take an active role in the parish to work at engaging all 5th through 12th grade students in the parish. In administering this ministry, this/these persons would take care of administrative tasks including budgeting, ordering materials, facility scheduling, and communication.
Salary is $20-$34/hour depending on education and experience.
- Active member of a Catholic parish faith community, and knowledgeable in Catholic Church teachings and practices. We seek individuals with an active prayer life, and with the ability to articulate their faith story.
- Two to four years demonstrated relevant work experience in youth ministry and retreat work. The youth minister(s) must embrace and delight in the ethnic/ideological/racial diversity of all people, and be able to recognize and value the worth/dignity/potential growth of all people.
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher, or equivalent education in a related field.
- The pastoral assistant(s) for youth ministry should have strong interpersonal/relational skills, should be able to relate to the young church, keep appropriate confidentiality, foster community, connect the youth/families to the larger parish, be skilled at making the Gospel of Jesus attractive to young people, and be connected to outside resources that may be needed in care for the youth.
Application – send your resume with a cover letter and references to Joan Williamson, Director of Faith Formation or click on the button below to apply: