The Archdiocese of St. Louis has a full-time opportunity for a Parish Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Youth Ministry. The mission of the Office of Youth Ministry is to equip leaders with the necessary tools, training, formation and events in order that all young people hear the Gospel message and be empowered to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our parishes and in our world.
We are seeking a qualified Parish Outreach Coordinator who will provide direct support to parishes, pastors and youth ministers and assist in the creation and implementation of these tools, trainings, formation, and events.
Duties & Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Parish Outreach Coordinator will be providing direct support and formation to priests, youth ministers and adult leaders in each parish. This position is at the service of all the parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, specifically those with underserved youth ministry outreach. Support will include:
•Meeting with pastors and parish leaders who wish to start youth outreach at their parish
•Providing individual and group trainings on various youth ministry topics as needed
•Creating youth ministry resources and tools for distribution
•Offering opportunities for collaboration amongst youth ministers
•Informing youth ministers and parish leaders of on-going opportunities and resources through social media and other means of communication
•Assisting in promotion of all OYM events and programs to pastors on parish visits
•Collaboration with other OYM staff members concerning event programming, specifically Generation Life
The Parish outreach coordinator will also serve as a mentor in the OYM’s Formation Program for current youth ministers. This Formation Program is currently under development and will be launching in September of 2021 with the goal of offering ongoing formation and support for youth leaders.
Knowledge & Experience Requirements
The Parish Outreach Coordinator must have a college degree and at least three years of youth ministry experience. An educational background in theology, youth ministry, and/or education is highly desirable. Bilingual in Spanish and English is preferred, not required.
Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job
The Parish Outreach Coordinator must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with Church teaching. This person must enjoy working with teens and adults, have a youthful spirit, be self-motivated, hard-working and trustworthy. In order to serve the variety of parishes and leaders in our Archdiocese, this person will have some meetings in the evening and on weekends. This person must be able to handle occasional times of long hours and/or high pressure leading up to and during events. This person must be willing to travel to a variety of venues including parishes, schools, and youth ministry events. This person must be comfortable supervising others.
The Parish Outreach Coordinator must be comfortable with frequent communication with youth ministers, campus ministers, pastors, scout leaders, volunteers, and other parish personnel. This individual must be willing to work in the team dynamic of the Office of Youth Ministry staff.
Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter to [email protected] for consideration.