Youth Minister Position Available

Youth Minister Position Available

The Collaborative of Holy Family Parish, Concord and Saint Irene Parish, Carlisle is looking for a full time Youth Minister to share their vision of a vibrant and engaging Confirmation and Youth Ministry program with the teens and young people in our Collaborative. This is to be done by providing opportunities to help them grow in their love for Jesus Christ and in the Catholic Church, and, to prepare them for a life of discipleship and mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Implement and Direct the two-year High School Confirmation Program in the Collaborative:

• Recruit, train, and support volunteer catechists and a team of adults to serve in the program
• Develop a comprehensive curriculum with the goal of transformative catechesis – teaching the fullness of our Catholic faith and helping our young people develop a true and loving relationship with Jesus Christ
• Plan service and outreach projects that will help our youth encounter Jesus Christ in our communities and beyond
• Coordinate Confirmation retreats and prayer experiences
• Involve and assist students in serving as liturgical ministers
• Establish a presence in the parish during Sunday worship

Develop Youth Ministry Programs for both Middle School and High School Youth

• Create Middle and High School Leadership Teams to help form programs that are full of Faith, Fun, and Service
• Recruit and work with Peer Ministers – those teens that have received the Sacrament of Confirmation – who will serve in the Middle School and High School Programs
• Make efforts to develop a relationship with the Middle School Students of the parishes through collaboration with the DRE
• Connect with the diocese and other organizations to offer our youth opportunities for enrichment, mission trips, and travel
• Be present to our youth beyond the parish by occasionally attendingsports, theatre and other programs at Concord-Carlisle High School and other local schools/programs that our youth participate in

The person we are looking for must have:

• A call from God to serve in the Church ministering to teens and young people
• Relational skills that include working collaboratively with parish staff
• A deep and abiding prayer life that holds Jesus Christ at the very center
• Excellent leadership and listening skills
• An active and practicing Catholic faith
• Excellent administrative, organizational, and communication skills
• A desire to continue in their education and deepen their spiritual life by attending conferences, workshops, a yearly retreat, and continuing education
• The ability to maintain a flexible full-time work schedule that includes nights and weekends

Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (a Master’s Degree is desirable)
• Demonstrated leadership in a parish program of faith formation, evangelization, or youth ministry
• Computer skills including: social media, word processing, internet, web site and the ability to learn ParishSoft
• Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (both oral and written)
• Skill and experience with visioning, strategic planning, and program execution
• Familiarity with Scripture, basic Church documents (especially those pertaining to catechesis and youth ministry), and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
• A strong role model for the teens and young people, as well as a servant leader

Please email your resume and cover letter to: office@holyfamilyconcord.org

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