St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio is seeking to hire a qualified Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Serving the demographics of elementary school, middle school, high school, and young adults, the principal duties in this full-time, exempt position are to 1) Coordinate the middle school youth ministry program (currently EDGE). 2) Create, coordinate, and evaluate the parish young adult ministry. 3) Work closely with the Regional DRE in the development and coordination of the first communion and confirmation programs and high school youth ministry.
The candidate must have fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, as well as demonstrable understanding of the Catholic Church’s mission in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The candidate should be familiar with, and faithful to, all USCCB and diocesan guidelines promulgated for youth and young adult ministry. The candidate should possess basic understandings of youth ministry principles, methods of youth evangelization, principles and methods of adolescent catechesis, principles and models of youth retreats, adolescent development, leadership development, youth ministry resources and their application to adolescents, and knowledge of diocesan and national guidelines and trends in youth ministry. In addition to youth ministry, there is a high population of young families in our parish. It would be the task of the candidate to creatively compose a plan to involve, catechize, and evangelize this growing population of young adults.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to joyfully ‘introduce’ young people to the saving Lamb of God. As such, he or she will be especially Eucharistic. He or she will possess the ability to address modern issues relevant to young people with the Mind and Heart of the Church. Familiarity with the theologies of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Therese of Lisieux, John Paul II – as well as earnest devotion to the Blessed Mother – are especially helpful to this end.
Candidates should possess basic organization and management skills – as well as strong leadership abilities and effective communication skills. Basic computer design as well as knowledge of parish-related software such as ParishSoft is greatly desired. Candidates should have the ability to work charitably and collaboratively with others, to react positively to adversity, and to work closely with a pastor who is energetic, involved, passionate, and direct.
Education, Training, and/or Experience:
BA (required) in Philosophy, Theology, Catechetics or related field. Catechist certification preferred (or the potential to complete within the first year). Candidates should have, at minimum, one year working in a leadership capacity with teenagers in the parish setting, including the successful development and implementation of one or more components of a holistic youth ministry and young adult program.
Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience, full-time salary with full Archdiocesan benefits package.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to our Regional Director of Religious Education, Cody Egner: email@example.com. Anticipated starting date: July 1, 2017.