Youth Minister & Confirmation Coordinator

For more info on how to apply contact Cody Klamm - 218-280-7816


Ss. Peter & Paul | St. Thomas the Apostle

Position Description


Position Title: Youth Minister & Confirmation Coordinator

FLSA: Exempt – Full Time – Professional

Reports to:

· Confirmation Director of Faith Formation

· Youth Ministry Pastor

Indirectly Reports to: Faith Formation Director, Business Administrator

Provides work direction to: Volunteers

Resource Person for: Teens, Parents, Co-workers, Parishioners

**This position is full-time with benefits

Hours hired to work: 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends


Mission Statement:

- To lead 6th-12th grade youth into a deeper relationship with Christ and His mission for discipleship and evangelization!

Vision:

- A desire to inspire our students to embrace the universalism of our Catholic Church that encompasses Christ’s love. Accompanied with a desire to express the importance of true discipleship to help transform our own lives, families, communities, and society. Lastly, a desire to instill purpose & identity that demonstrates our mission and how they can begin living as witnesses to Christ’s love to the world. Ultimately, to help our youth to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ and His Church.


Values:

1. Purpose: Form each student to see their worth in the eyes of Christ and to show them that they all have a purpose that aligns with their gifts/talents. – Jer 29:11


2. Mission: To instill each of our youth with the vitality of our mission Christ calls us to. This must be our goal, our life’s pursuit, and the reason we call ourselves Catholic. – Mt 28:19-20

3. Community/Service: To encourage each of our youth to sharpen, grow, and hold accountable another in communal life. To proactively fill the needs of others. – Prov 27:17

4. Growth: With purpose, mission, and community as the foundation the hope is now in God’s time serene growth is fostered in the hearts and minds of all our youth. We pray for good seeds to be planted through our catechesis, events, mentoring, so that after, they can embrace the faith for themselves. – Lk 8: 15



Job Responsibilities: (Not an exhaustive list)

· Be present, on time, and available for work

· Social Media Coordinator & Website updates

· Ss. Peter & Paul Safe Environment Coordinator

· As Director of Youth Ministry, your responsibilities are:

o Plan programs/social events, Wednesday evening program after classes, Bible Studies

o Collaborate with Director of Faith Formation to promote events hosted by both parishes.

o Incorporate Eucharistic Adoration for our youth into programs

o Work hours include weeknights and weekend events.

o Recruit and Train young adult/adult E-3 (VIRTUS) certified volunteers to assist in youth ministry activities and programs

o Coordinate and carry out service projects, pilgrimages, mission trips, Fall/Spring/Summer Retreats, etc.

o Mentor youth to become peer leaders through large-group events, small-group meetings, or public 1-on-1’s

o Drive outreach

o Stay “tuned-in” with Archdiocesan events, Youth Minister Gatherings and more; use them when appropriate for further education and participation.

o Utilize resources to help build, and sustain program

o Familiarization with other programs (Formed.org, Y-Disciple, Ascension Presents)

· As Director of Confirmation your responsibilities are:

o As part of the Faith Formation staff, will report to the Director of Faith Formation.

o Plan Semester Schedule with corresponding curriculum guidelines

o Facilitate faith-based activities that drive learning and spiritual growth

o Collaborate with Director of Faith Formation

o Recruit and Train young adult/adult E-3 (VIRTUS) certified volunteers to assist in catechesis of youth

o Plan and direct Confirmation Retreats

o Act as direct resource to parents

o Utilize “Google Classroom” for all outside classroom work


Other Responsibilities: Includes being an active member of the parish office staff, being additional support to phone and walk-in traffic and a point person for general inquiries. Covering other duties and additional tasks identified (as needed) by the Business Administrator or Pastor.



Qualifications:

· Must be Roman Catholic

· Adequate knowledge of sacred scripture, Roman Catholic doctrine, and tradition, especially in the areas of prayer, morality, and the sacraments.

· Catechetical Institute training desirable but not required.

· BA in theology or Catholic Studies is preferred, but not required

· 2+ years’ experience as youth minister, confirmation coordinator, FF director is preferred, not required

· Possess excellent computer word-processing skills

· Possess excellent spelling and legible writing skills

· Possess education or experience in training, delegating, empowering, and supervising others.

· Successfully complete E-3 (VIRTUS) certification standard set by the Archdiocese of St. Paul--Minneapolis and related training


Mental Demands

· Possess the ability to provide clear direction.

· Is an actively involved, participating Roman Catholic

· Possess excellent communication and organization qualities.

· Exhibit promptness and dependability

· Project a personal lifestyle with Christian values.

· Able to insure confidentiality, honesty, and trust in all areas.

· Able to follow through to completion on projects

· Must exhibit patience and understanding

· Ability to continue education as requested.

· Exhibit patience and calmness in chaotic situations.

· Able to lead and address large and small group functions.


Physical Demands

· Able to go up and down steps

· Able to lift 10 lbs. (paper, files, small office equipment, etc.)

· Able to sit for long periods of time.

· Able to work for longer periods of time when position demands.


Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their public behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese, such that it can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. It is expected that all employees respect Roman Catholic doctrine and religious practices. Reasonable accommodation for the religious practice of employees not of the Roman Catholic faith will similarly be provided.



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