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Coordinator of Youth Ministry in Union Bridge, MD at The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Job Description

St. Peter the Apostle Church-Libertytown is seeking candidates for a Coordinator of Youth Ministry.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction for parish community in its evaluation, assessment, planning, development, implementation and ongoing support of its catechetical ministry for the youth-grade six through grade twelve
  • Foster, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with the Pastor, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, Elementary Catechesis Coordinator, Music Director, Parish Staff, Parish Council and parish families
  • Maintain a professional relationship with the staff of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Office of Central Maryland Ministries
  • Base his/her ministry on the principles and directives described in the (GCD) General Catechetical Directory and the published guidelines and policies of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and as such should be familiar with these documents
  • Foster and develop spiritual and educational growth as supported financially by the parish
  • Participate in weekly parish ministerial staff meetings for prayers, general communication and parish planning purposes
  • Provide staff information regarding youth ministry programs
  • Collaborate with parish organizations pertaining to religious education
  • Submit monthly youth ministry education reports to Education Committee Chairperson
  • Consult with Education Chair regarding education agenda items
  • Act as a resource person to the committee on pertinent youth ministry issues
  • Seek the support of the council for the advancement of the catechetical ministry in the parish (This would relate to the development, planning, and implementation of new programs, policies regarding youth ministry education in the parish.)
  • Recruit, train, support and evaluate staff of volunteer youth ministers to provide systematic programs of youth ministry education for parish youth-sixth through twelfth grade
  • Implement systematic programming for religious education of youth in accordance with the 2007 USCCB Youth Ministry Guidelines
  • Provide a RCIT (Rite of Christian Initiation of Teen) program
  • Provide a Family Life Program in accordance with the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Foster catechetical certification of all youth ministers
  • Evaluate all youth ministry programs yearly
  • Evaluate youth ministry education materials periodically
  • Evaluate performance of youth ministers yearly
  • Plan, coordinate and implement program for sacramental preparation
  • Conduct parent preparation sessions, according to Archdiocese of Baltimore policies and guidelines, to update parent's understanding of the Sacraments and preparation for catechizing youth
  • Provide appropriate materials for sacramental preparation
  • Plan and assist in the sacramental celebrations consulting with Pastor and Music Director
  • Conduct one retreat for each sacrament for children prior to the celebration of sacraments
  • Evaluate and select new sacramental preparation materials periodically
  • Train and recruit team members for the sacramental program
  • Supervise and train volunteer youth ministry staff and maintain accurate files with the STAND Coordinator
  • Creation of program budgets and oversee budgetary process, and ordering materials as it relates to youth ministry
  • Compile and submit information, as it pertains to youth ministry, for the parish Archdiocesan Religious Education Annual Report in August of each year
  • Assist in yearly calendar planning meeting with parish staff and Pastor
  • Assist collaboratively with the Ministerial Staff and Pastor concerning goals and objectives for youth ministry of a yearly basis
  • Attend parish functions as designated by the Pastor
  • Organization and implement annual mission trip to Preston Count, West Virginia
  • Provide support and pastoral concern for parents in times of need when requested
  • Flexible established hours are stated as time necessary to plan, implement, and coordinate parish religious education programs: To be discussed with Pastor
  • Sunday evenings are established as part of the schedule for the operation of youth ministry sessions
  • Foster self-growth spiritually and educationally through programs designed by the Archdiocese of Baltimore and other professional organizations for Parish Youth Ministry/Catechetical Leaders
  • Collaborate with Central Maryland Ministries concerning regional youth ministry formation projects
  • Collaborate with the Archdiocese of Baltimore/Division of Youth & Young Adults concerning youth ministry formation projects




Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Education or a related field preferred
  • Must be a practicing Catholic who can model Gospel values
  • Must have good knowledge of Catholic Church teachings and mission
  • Must relate well with youth and have a passion for ministering to children and youth
  • Three years' experience in teaching or managing a program of youth ministry and/or faith formation in a parish setting required
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with professional staff and volunteers
  • Excellent planning, organizational, collaborative, and communication skills required

It should be noted that the Coordinators of Faith Formation operate at a flexible full-time status due to the numerous scheduled evening and weekend events throughout the catechetical year.