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Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Office of Religious Education

Posted 7/30/2019 until 10/31/2019

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Coordinator of Youth Ministry promotes effective ministry within parishes of the Archdiocese by forming leaders through training, resources and consultation.  The coordinator serves as part of the Youth Ministry Division, which has responsibility for ministry with younger and older adolescents and Confirmation preparation.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church and they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

·      Engages in, and supports a collaborative culture within and beyond the office and is responsible for the procedures implemented in the ORE.

·      Represents the Archdiocese and participates in national, regional and local organizations and events to further the goals and mission of the office.

·      Stays current with leading catechetical trends and development as it pertains to the ministry and is knowledgeable in guiding Church documents.

·      Prepares annually and is accountable for a division budget and a yearly ministry plan.  At times handles financial transactions.

·      Collaborates in the efforts of ORE in implementing events on a diocesan and regional scale (e.g. RECongress, regional congresses, commissioning, etc.).

·      Promotes a positive working relationship with his/her administrative secretary as assigned.  Supervises his/her administrative secretary in relationship to assigned tasks. 

·      Shares responsibility for general supervision and appraisal.

·      Performs related duties as required.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

·      Acts as liaison from the Office of Religious Education to parishes and pastoral staffs in assigned regions. Aids parishes in implementing the philosophy, policy and directives of the Archdiocese.

·      Convenes coordinators and key parish personnel for ongoing enrichment, networking and support.

·      Consults with parish leaders to: develop parish youth ministry programs/processes; assess and evaluate the effectiveness of parish efforts; offer support, suggestions, and resources.

·      Supervises volunteer teams and individuals who participate in the mission of the Office of Religious Education.

·      Directs and provides consultation, leadership training and formation for catechetical leaders with a special emphasis on family education/formation.  This also includes programs of intergenerational catechesis (e.g. whole family catechesis) and homeschooling. 

·      Offers resources, in-services, formation and training for coordinators and parish teams.

·      Assists with programming for Youth Ministry events.

·      Assists with formation opportunities offered by the Youth Ministry Division.

·      In collaboration with Coordinators of Catechist Formation, is responsible for the ongoing and further development of the specialization phase of the catechist certification process for those ministering to younger and older adolescents.

·      Facilitates ongoing communication with the youth ministry community through various means.

·      Directs the programming for the annual Youth Day of RECongress in consultation with the Director of Religious Education and Congress Coordinators in collaboration with a Youth Day Coordinating Team composed of teens and adults.

·      Oversees the implementation and programming for the annual City of Saints Teen Conference in collaboration with a steering committee composed of volunteers.

·      In collaboration with the Director secures in advance and arranges for facilities, accommodations, services, AV equipment, sound, lighting, and environment as needed for youth ministry events (e.g. Youth Day of RECongress and City of Saints Teen Conference). 

·      Negotiates contracts in communication with the Director of Religious Education as needed for youth ministry events (e.g. Youth Day of RECongress and City of Saints Teen Conference).

·      Communication: meets monthly with the Director of Religious Education, Coordinators as needed, volunteer committees and support staff (and other ORE Staff/volunteers as necessary) for information sharing, communication, planning, implementations, and evaluation as needed for youth events (e.g. Youth Day of RECongress and City of Saints Teen Conference).

·      Works with the Director of Religious Education and other coordinators (if needed) on various assignments including (a) on-going speaker negotiations, (b) assigning of speakers to sessions, meeting rooms, and hotels, (c) setting time lines on printing and processing of registrations as needed for youth ministry events (e.g. Youth Day of RECongress and City of Saints Teen Conference).

·      Serves as a member of the RE Congress Team and Liturgy Committee and works in collaboration with Congress Committee, staff and volunteers to accomplish tasks.

·      Reviews exhibit materials for City of Saints Teen Conference and in collaboration with the Director, evaluates and determines their appropriateness.

·      Issues invitations to exhibitors/presenters and works with City of Saints Teen Conference volunteers to assign booth spaces.

·      Oversees development of registration and program book including artwork, format, and printing time lines as needed for youth ministry events (e.g. Youth Day of RECongress and City of Saints Teen Conference).

·      Coordinates with venues (as applicable) on all requests including flow and set-up charts for meeting rooms, selection of all meals and AV room needs as needed for youth ministry events (e.g. Youth Day of RECongress in collaboration with Congress Event Coordinator and City of Saints Teen Conference).

·      Keeps accounting records of all income and expenditures for youth events including tracking all check requisitions.

·      Publicity - connects with Media Relations/ Digital Communications and prepares advertisements.

·      Performs other related duties as necessary.

Requirements:

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, typically:

·      Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.

·      Basic and Advanced Catechist Formation Certificate.

·      Master’s degree in Religious Studies or similar field.

·      3-5 years diocesan or 5-7 years of parish religious education leadership

·      Program development experience.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

 

·      Program planning, development, and organization.

·      Resource and budget management.

·      Public speaking, group facilitation and teaching methodology.

·      Professional use of social media and technology.

·      The multi-cultural nature of ministry in the Archdiocese.

 

 

Skill in:

 

·      Recognized organizational and inter-personal skills are required.  He/She should have an ability to work within parish and diocesan systems.

·      Pastoral application of Church teaching.

·      Communicate effectively in written and oral form.

·      Use of current office software including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.

 

Ability to:


·      Exercise personal initiative while collaborating with a team.

·      Utilize a collaborative leadership style to facilitate the development of leadership.

  • Travel within Archdiocese boundaries as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis.
  • Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms.

HOW TO APPLY:


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf 

 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​


Information/Application Contact:

Office of Religious Education
3424 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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