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Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator - Part time

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 3/5/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 8a78879f6e1f234d016e65c2684b3eaf
Keywords: office

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Position: Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator - Part time
Location: St Rita In the Desert Parish - Vail, AZ
Job Id: 1174
# of Openings: 1

St. Rita in the Desert
Job Description
Job Title: Youth Minister Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Department/Location: St. Rita in the Desert - Vail, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor, is responsible for assisting in the management of the Youth Ministry/Confirmation program for the parish. The employee shall be a minister of the Gospel and Catholic Teaching both academically and behaviorally while at work and in his/her personal life, "Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received." (Eph. 4:1)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this Ministerial Position:
  • Recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The employee may not espouse, in word or deed, any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
  • Assist in overseeing youth ministry and assist in directing its mission and vision
  • Provide leadership and input to the Pastor in developing strategies for spiritual growth for our youth
  • Catechetical Preparation of adolescent youth for the Sacrament of Confirmation as directed by the Pastor
  • With approval and guidance of the pastor, educate and inform the congregation and its youth of the intentions and direction of its youth ministry
  • Encourage and nurture youth and their families in the Catholic understanding and tradition of Christian living; through ministry, help parents nurture the faith of their children
  • Provide a high-energy, spirit filled environment for youth; be flexible with commitment and energy devoted to youth
  • Explore ways to keep youth and their families involved in their faith and church life (retreats, service projects and youth social gatherings)
  • Work cooperatively with other churches in the diocese and their youth leaders to develop inter-church youth ministry events
  • Organize fundraisers to build accountability and community between youth
  • Foster good communications keeping all well-informed through internet, mailings, personal calls, school visits, bulletins, and pulpit announcements
  • Instill church values by meeting with Junior and Senior High school groups
  • Assist with all youth-related activities keeping within approved budget; render financial and other reports as requested by the pastor
  • At all times, ensure there is compliance with the diocesan safe environment program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal education and office environment
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling; hearing; carrying; and keyboarding
Basic Qualifications:
  • A working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church. If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman Catholic in full communion with the Church.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and public speaking and presentation skills
  • Punctuality is a must, with an ability to travel locally as required; weekend work may be required
  • Be able to travel locally as required; weekend work may be required
  • Must have excellent human relations and interpersonal skills; must be a self-starter and be well-organized; must be a team player
  • Proficiency with information technology; Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • The ability to successfully complete a criminal history and background check
  • Professional bearing and clean and neat personal appearance
Education and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a related field or equivalent experience
  • At least one year’s experience in a Catholic environment as a youth minister
  • Level 1 catechetical training
Other/Preferred Skills:
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish and English is preferred
  • Level 2 Catechetical training
Covenants of Employment:
St Rita of the Desert is a Roman Catholic religious organization and that all employees are expected to respect and conduct themselves in accordance with the values, teachings and morals of the Roman Catholic Church and by Arizona state law. Under the "Zero Tolerance Policy", no one will be knowingly assigned or retained to serve in the Parish when that person is determined to have engaged in the abuse of a minor or to have violated boundaries in dealing with minors.

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