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Director of Youth Ministry

Organization: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Full Time

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque is a parish of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, located in South County. It is a large and vibrant parish of nearly 2400 families.


The Youth Ministry Program at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque strives to guide our young Catholic Church towards the way of truth by providing opportunities to develop and dedicate their thoughts, words and actions to living the life of Christ.


POSITION SUMMARY:

This full-time (40 hours per week) position undertakes the challenge of organizing and coordinating the youth ministry efforts of St. Margaret Mary

Alacoque Parish so that high school and junior high parishioners are given every opportunity to experience the life-changing power of a personal relationship with Jesus

Christ. Collaboration will be expected with a variety of staff and parishioners.


REQUIREMENTS:

● Be an active, committed, faith filled Roman Catholic

● Possess a solid understanding of the Catholic Faith and adhere to all the teachings of the Catholic Church

● Be able to teach and share the Catholic faith

● Have leadership experience with youth and possess strong organizational skills


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative and Leadership Responsibilities:

● Collaborate with the youth, parents, pastor, associate, parish staff, and core team to assess the existing programs and direct future youth ministry programming.

● Collaborate with the Archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry to maintain an awareness of Archdiocesan resources, programs and guidelines.

● Coordinate and promote the Youth Ministry Program as a part of the St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish Family.

● Recruit and train volunteers to assist the Youth Ministry Program.

● Participate in professional development and continuing education programs.

● Maintain an ongoing knowledge of trends and resources in youth ministry.

● Invite, gather and lead the youth in regularly planned programs.

● Coordinate youth volunteers for the 11:30am Sunday Mass

● Manage two music ministers overseeing the youth band

● Coordinate with DRE to promote and execute Totus Tuus


Pastoral Responsibilities:

● Plan and execute Sunday night gatherings for high school teens

● Plan and execute twice monthly Monday night gatherings for Junior High teens

● Plan and execute annual Luke 18 Retreat for 7th graders

● Plan and execute annual John 17 retreat for 8th graders

● Promote and execute a Spring Retreat.

● Promote and chaperone an annual trip to Springfield Missouri, for the Steubenville Youth Conference

● Promote and chaperone an annual summer service retreat, Project Life

● Promote and chaperone an annual trip to Washington DC for the March for Life

● Be accessible during the week to provide opportunities and appropriate settings for the youth to visit for discussion of current events and/or personal crises


Networking Responsibilities:

● Maintain close contact with students, parents, administrators, and campus ministers of area high schools

● Establish and maintain regular and appropriate communications with high school students and junior high youth, utilizing various means of communication

● Establish and maintain regular communication with the entire parish regarding the youth ministry program

● Maintain a high visibility in the St. Margaret Mary Alacoque day school and PSR program


Fiscal Responsibilities

● Prepare, develop and manage an annual budget

● Account for all youth ministry expenses

● Organize and manage fundraising to support the youth


COMPENSATION: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish offers a competitive salary based on years of experience and educational formation. In addition, we offer health

insurance, dental insurance and a retirement plan.


Contact Details:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to Maggie Ederle at youthministry@smmaparish.org OR by mail to:

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish

Attn: Maggie Ederle

4900 Ringer Rd