Youth Minister

St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church - Omaha



Name of Facility: St. Margaret Mary Church
6116 Dodge St
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Sheryl Kirk


Department: Parish
Reports to: Pastoral Minister/Pastor

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Youth Ministry facilitates the ministry efforts for and with the junior high and high school youth of the parish. The Director will provide varied opportunities to engage youth in growing a relationship with Jesus and living as a disciple particularly through socials, service work, and spiritual experiences. Flexibility and adaptation to change are necessary functions of the job.

Up to 24 hours per week


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Assess the needs of young people and their families
• Develop and schedule youth activities and programming to build community and foster a relationship with Jesus and the Church
• Offer opportunities for prayer, faith discovery, and reflection involving youth in the sacramental life of the Church
• Coordinate service projects and promote the Gospel call to justice through education and reflection
• Assist with the Confirmation preparation program and Confirmation retreat
• Communicate efficiently with teens, families, the greater parish community and staff
• Invite, train, and support adults, young adults, and teens for leadership in youth ministry
• Care for youth and families in crisis and establish avenues for counseling, prevention programs, and pastoral care
• Ensure all Safe Environment policies are upheld and carried out
• Work collaboratively with other members of staff, particularly the Director of Religious Education, School Principal, and Pastoral Minister, to provide comprehensive ministry to youth and their families
• Manage the youth ministry budget in consultation with the Business Manager

Education and Experience
• Practicing Roman Catholic in full Communion with the Catholic Church
• Holds a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Theology, Education or other related field
• Experience working with junior high and high school age youth, preferably in a parish setting
• Relates well to both youth and adults
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfortable speaking to varying sized groups
• Capable with recruiting, developing, and managing teams
• Skilled with organization and implementation of plans
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive, Social Media and database applications
• Able to work flexible hours (evenings and weekends) according to the demands of the position
• Safe Environment certification or willingness to go through training prior to employment

Application Instructions

Please send resume and letter of application to Sheri Kirk at