St. Charles Borromeo Parish - Gretna
LocationName of Facility: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
7790 S. 192nd Street
Submitted ByName: Rev. Jeffery S. Loseke
DescriptionReports to: Pastor
Principal Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for organizing and coordinating a comprehensive youth ministry program for teenage members of the parish (i.e., those in grades 7-12) that involves catechesis, spiritual growth, service opportunities, and so forth. This will include providing training and supervision for youth ministry leaders and catechists, organizing mission trips, retreats, or other youth events during the summer, and identifying and encouraging youth to be involved in the liturgy and other parish initiatives. The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible also for organizing and coordinating the preparation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation for all youth in the parish, age 10+.
RequirementsKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the New Evangelization as set forth in the 1997 "General Directory for Catechesis" and in the 2005 "National Directory for Catechesis"
Knowledge of the framework for youth ministry as set forth in the 1997 "Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry"
Knowledge of the process of making disciples especially among youth
Passion for the Catholic faith and the drive to share it with others
Ability to help others to know, love, and serve God
Ability to adapt and apply knowledge to differing age groups and settings
Organizational skills; capable of overseeing multiple concurrent programs
Communication and catechetical skills
Basic computer skills and knowledge of technology
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in an associated field (e.g., theology, education, etc.)
Experience working with teenage youth, preferably in a parish setting
The Director of Youth Ministry is to be an active, practicing Catholic with a passion for working with young people and making disciples for Jesus Christ. The individual must be living a life in harmony with the teachings and mission of the Catholic Church.