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Director of Youth Formation in Woodstock, MD at The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Date Posted: 5/19/2019

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Job Description

St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Parish, located in Woodstock, Maryland is seeking candidates for a Director of Youth Formation.  The Director of Youth Formation (DYF) is responsible for religious education and youth ministry. The DYF administrates the parish catechetical program and provides leadership to assist the parish community in building a solid foundation of catechesis and youth ministry. The Director of Youth Ministry organizes, schedules and oversees the religious education program for kindergarten through 12th grade; K - 8 in the context of a formal Religious Education program, HS in the context of a comprehensive Youth Ministry program. This position entails frequent weekend, evening and weekend hours.

Religious Education Duties:

  • Coordinate with the appropriate staff member to prepare, schedule sacramental programs and services for students and parents for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation and enter into parish records
  • Order textbooks, teaching materials and resources for the programs
  • Consult on an annual budget with the Finance Committee
  • Prepare a yearly calendar
  • Support and endorse diocesan and parish policies
  • Report periodically to the pastoral council
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

Supervisory Duties:

  • Provide support and supervision for the catechists for religious education
  • Provide support for the coordinator of the Summer Vacation Bible School
  • Recruit volunteer catechists, liturgy coordinator and hall monitor and appropriate training as needed, including Child Protection Compliance
  • Counsel, advise & visit with students, parents and teachers when classroom problems arise

Youth Ministry Duties:

  • Scheduling, publicizing and promoting youth activities through a variety of medium and personal contact
  • Planning, developing and implementing activities for middle school youth
  • Planning, developing and implementing activities for a comprehensive program for high school youth, including providing high school religious education and sacramental preparation as needed
  • Consult on an annual budget with the Finance Committee
  • Recruiting, training, and coordinating adult volunteers, including Child Protection Compliance
  • Membership on the Howard County Youth Ministers Team and coordinating inter-parish activities
  • Coordinating participation in youth diocesan activities


Job Requirements

  • Must be a Catholic in good standing who models Gospel values and active participation in parish life
  • BA in Catechesis, Religious Studies, Theology or a related field; Ministry experience in lieu of education will be considered
  • Prior experience in youth ministry in a parish setting highly preferred
  • Must have a flexible schedule to work weekend, evening and weekend hours
  • Must be willing to collaborate with Parish Life Director, pastoral staff, youth ministry volunteers, and others as appropriate to determine and carry out the vision for youth ministry
  • Demonstrate capability to carry out administrative and supervisory duties in a timely fashion, utilizing good communication and relationship skills, particularly in relating to youth and their families, and possessing outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills (proficient in Microsoft Office 365 programs) as well as proficiency in the use of social media within the parameters set by the Archdiocese
  • Basic working knowledge of audio-visual system functions preferred
  • Participate in ongoing formation and educational opportunities to keep current on trends and solid research in catechetical and youth ministry