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Youth Minister

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 6/26/2019
Job Reference #: 8a78839e69b7efb00169baea3a1f73a9
Keywords: youth, ministry, church

Job Description

Position: Youth Minister
Location: St Odilia Parish, AZ
Job Id: 873
# of Openings: 1

Diocese of Tucson
St Odilia Parish
Job Title: Youth Minister Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Department/Location: St Odilia Catholic Parish / Tucson, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor, is responsible for assisting in the management of the Youth Ministry program for a Parish.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a lay ecclesial minister in the parish in support of the Diocese and the parish’s spiritual and pastoral mission; perform as both a spiritual and administrative leader of the parish
  • Sall recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the Parish by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The employee may not espouse any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church;
  • Shall abide by Catholic principles in the employee’s professional and private life, and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures;
  • Shall give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; shall strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example in the employee’s professional and private life;
  • Assist in overseeing youth ministry and assist in directing its mission and vision
  • Provide leadership and input to the Pastor in developing strategies for spiritual growth for our youth
  • With approval and guidance of the pastor, educate and inform the congregation and its youth of the intentions and direction of its youth ministry
  • Encourage and nurture youth and their families in the Catholic understanding and tradition of Christian living; through ministry, help parents nurture the faith of their children
  • Provide a high-energy, spirit filled environment for youth; be flexible with commitment and energy devoted to youth
  • Explore ways to keep youth and their families involved in their faith and church life (retreats, service projects and youth social gatherings)
  • Work cooperatively with other churches in the diocese and their youth leaders to develop inter-church youth ministry events
  • Organize fundraisers to build accountability and community between youth
  • Foster good communications keeping all well-informed through internet, mailings, personal calls, school visits, bulletins, and pulpit announcements
  • Instill church values by meeting with Junior and Senior High school groups
  • Assist with all youth-related activities keeping within approved budget; render financial and other reports as requested by the pastor
  • At all times, ensure there is compliance with the diocesan safe environment program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal education and office environment
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling; hearing; carrying; and keyboarding
Basic Qualifications:
  • Must have a working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of the Diocese and the Catholic Church; be in full communion with the Church
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and public speaking and presentation skills
  • Punctuality is a must, with an ability to travel locally as required; weekend work may be required
  • Be able to travel locally as required; weekend work may be required
  • Must have excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player
  • Proficiency with information technology; Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • The ability to successfully complete a criminal history and background check
  • Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance
Education and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a related field or equivalent experience
  • At least one year’s experience in a Catholic environment as a youth minister
  • Level 1 catechetical training
Other/Preferred Skills;
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish-English is preferred
  • Level 2 Catechetical training

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