Coordinator of Youth Ministry - Jesus the Good Shepherd

Archdiocese of Washington


Job Description
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington's mission is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the Archdiocese is seeking a Coordinator of Youth Ministry.The Coordinator supports and oversees all functions associated with the 9th Grade Confirmation small groups, and the Active Catholic Teens (ACT) youth group for 10th - 12th grade. Responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following. The position is part-time at 19 hours per week.Must be physically present for all class sessions on Sunday evenings, parent meetings, rehearsals and other parish events as needed. If on occasion the coordinator is not able to be physically present, he/she must have a known representative present.Responsible for recruiting and training volunteer teachers and aides for each of the classes as well as coordinating substitutes when necessary.Responsible for the registration process, scheduling and assignment of classes, and maintenance of paper and electronic records (including but not limited to payments, Child Protection, parish membership status, sacramental requirements, photo release, medical/allergy information and permission forms).Plan, schedule and facilitate supporting events for Sacramental preparation, including parent meetings and rehearsals for Confirmation. Plan and attend a yearly religious/fellowship retreat for ACT.Plan and attend with the help of a volunteer team up to tow, week-long summer mission trips. Format may vary, including traditional plan: work with a Glenmary Home Missioners parish to host a Vacation Bible School (and build community) for underserved children and their families in rural America.Select curriculum resources; communicate to volunteers and train as needed; order materials and supplies in a timely manner.Communicate well with the Pastor, Parish staff, Academy faculty/staff and Parish families. Work with the Parish office for bulletin announcements and space reservations. The Coordinator is responsible to the Pastor.Show appreciation for volunteers through gifts, accompaniment and training, and a yearly volunteer appreciation event.Communicate with parishioners, ministry leaders, and participating children & families through Gmail, Flocknote, the bulletin and signage as needed. Train catechists and volunteer leaders on Flocknote and assist them in using this tool to communicate with their groups.Prepare, track and maintain annual budgets for programs.Assist other parish ministry leaders in supporting youth-based activities that may serve as feeder programs to the ACT youth ministry program. Work with other parish ministries to financially support youth ministry programs.Must be a practicing Catholic, strong in their faith, in good standing with the Church and committed to the teachings of the Catholic faith. The candidate should possess demonstrated experience working with and coordinating activities for large groups of teenagers in a non-academic environment. Formal training as a catechist with capabilities in Music or Arts is preferred.Two to five years of ministry experience is preferred.Must be proficient in technology use including Microsoft Office and all forms of social media.
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