Employment

Director of Youth Ministry and Confirmation

Job Description: Director of Youth Ministry & Confirmation
Position Details: Full-time; 40 hours/week

Position Summary:
The Director of Youth Ministry at Holy Apostles oversees all aspects of youth ministry programming for students in grades 6–12, including: middle school youth ministry programming, high school youth ministry programming, and Confirmation preparation.
The goals of youth ministry programs at Holy Apostles are to help students:

  • Develop in their understanding and experience of their Catholic faith and the teachings of Jesus,
  • Grow in authentic faith community with peers and mentors
  • Become disciples of Christ who are sent out into the world to care for others and share the Good News.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Connect all programming, events, and youth ministry opportunities to the overall vision, mission, and goals of youth ministry at Holy Apostles.
  • Develop and compile relevant, engaging, and meaningful content for weekly youth ministry gatherings, including overall thematic content, teachings and messages, small group discussion questions, games, activities, and more.
  • Oversee parent communication for youth ministry weekly meetings, upcoming events, registrations, and other opportunities.
  • Prepare high school students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation through a comprehensive program and a retreat, as designated by the Diocese of Boise.
  • Oversee and facilitate weekly meetings of middle and high school youth ministry and Confirmation preparation, retreats, camps, rallies, mission trips, service projects, and any other youth ministry events.
  • Coordinate and develop a team of volunteer leaders to help facilitate weekly youth ministry meetings for middle and high school students.
  • Oversee a Safe Environment Program for all student participants in youth ministry programming and events and report any concerns to the Pastor or Diocese of Boise's Office of Child, Youth, and Young Adult Protection in a timely manner.
  • Develop a yearly budget for all youth ministry programs at Holy Apostles that provides for the needs of all materials, training, and other needs for Middle School, High School, and Confirmation programs.
  • Work collaboratively with staff members at Holy Apostles to complete parish-wide initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with a registered home parish.
  • Education in theology or pastoral ministry (Certification or B.A.) preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience working within a Catholic youth ministry program with one year as leader of the program.
  • Availability to work during the week and on weekends.
  • Safe Environment trained and able to pass a background check within the Diocese of Boise.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience working with adolescents and teenagers, and a willingness to understand their perspective and lived reality.
  • Experience in managing employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with pastor, Holy Apostles staff and clergy, parents, students, and volunteer leaders.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to oversee the day-to-day operations of youth ministry at Holy Apostles.
  • Must be vision-oriented and maintain and progress the long-term vision, mission, and goals of youth ministry at Holy Apostles.
  • Development skills including thinking creatively, problem-solving skills, crowd management, etc.
  • Familiarity or proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google Productivity software, Flocknote, etc.

How to apply:
Complete the application form
Include current resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and copies of any degrees/certifications relevant to the position.
Send application packet to Lisa Lawrence: 

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