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Full Time Youth Minister Position

May 24, 2017 General

Huntington County Catholic Churches are seeking a dynamic and energetic individual as a full time Youth Minister. Primary responsibilities are to: (1) lead youth as the Coordinator of Youth Ministry (“Youth Minister”), (2) participate in ministry-based religious education programs, retreat programs, service programs, and other ministries of three Parishes.
The applicant must:
Possess a love and knowledge of the Catholic faith.
Have a heart for evangelizing, teaching and empowering youth.
Enjoy helping others to develop a personal relationship with Christ and to live as Disciples of Christ. Engaged in the life and mission of the Church.
Desire to build up the young Church members within our parishes.
Youth Minister’s Responsibilities:
1. Work with our Advisory Committee, Priests and Catholic School administration to clearly define goals and objectives for the youth ministry program that are consistent with the parishes’ goals and objectives.
2. Work side by side with volunteer Youth Ministers to plan and instruct the weekly gatherings, service projects and other activities. Meet with the Youth Ministry Advisory Committee every 6-8 weeks, or when necessary, to collaborate on ideas to improve, guide, and add high energy to the Huntington County Catholic youth program.
3. Plan and implement the youth ministry program for Grades 6-12 (currently Sunday evenings during the school year from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and plan and implement one or two monthly activities which are of a spiritual, social and service nature.
4. Supervise and oversee the volunteer Youth Ministers for Grades 6-8 to ensure the program is consistent with the youth goals and objectives of all parishes.
5. Create and monitor a budget for the operation of the youth ministry program along with the Advisory Committee.
6. Ensure the Youth Room is kept clean and orderly at all times.
Minimum Qualifications:
Must be a practicing Catholic who has a passion for sharing his or her faith.
Must have an undergraduate degree. Ideal candidate will possess a degree or certificate in Youth Ministry, Theology, Pastoral Studies, or related field, and have at least two years of experience in a leadership capacity with teenagers in a parish setting.
Has high energy, is well-organized, a solid leader, a self-starter, has strong interpersonal and communication skills, and who will have a collaborative spirit with parishioners.
Technological proficiency required, and skills with Mac, Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite and a strong knowledge of social media best practices and trends.

Compensation and Benefits:
This full time position is salaried, commensurate with education and experience. Additional benefits include: employee health insurance, retirement plan and paid holiday, vacation and sick time.

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