Youth Minister (Part-time)

Office/Agency: 
St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
Position Description: 

St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, in South St. Louis County, is a parish alive in the faith and rooted in its Vincentian Charism of serving the poor. St. Catherine Laboure Youth Ministry (SCLYM) empowers youth (grades 5-12 and beyond) to live and grow as disciples of Christ through the teachings of our Catholic faith, the study of scripture, acts of service, a devout prayer life, and fellowship with others.

POSITION SUMMARY:
This Part-Time (20 hours per week) position works side-by-side with the Full-Time youth minister and in cooperation with various other staff and faulty of St. Catherine Laboure Parish and School. Assisting the Full-Time youth minister with all elements of the youth ministry program including, but not limited to, weekly meetings with both High School students and Middle school students, on- and off-campus retreats and conferences (Steubenville, Pro-Life March in Washington D.C., 5th Grade Camp, etc.) and various events and fundraisers throughout the year.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Active member of the Roman Catholic Church.
• Having a strong grasp of the teachings of the Catholic Church, and always striving to live out those teachings in daily life.
• Experience working with teenagers and/or middle school age and experience teaching the Catholic Faith.
• Possessing strong leadership qualities and organizational skills.
• Ability to command a room of young people with energy and enthusiasm.
• New ideas and passion for bringing youth closer to Christ.
• Ability to be flexible and adjust plans as needed in order to suit the needs of the kids and the program.

Not required, but helpful:
• Strong grasp and understanding of social media and its youth-communication applications.
• Interest or knowledge of graphic design.
• Ability to play instrument(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
ASSISTING FULL-TIME YOUTH MINISTER in the following:
*** Some of these jobs are to be done with the full time youth minister and some jobs independently. Those specifics are flexible and can be decided upon hire.
• Invite, gather and lead the youth in various regularly scheduled programs.
• Coordinate hospitality for Mass at 12pm every Sunday.
• Plan and execute/delegate jobs for High School Wednesday Night LifeTeen gatherings.
• Communicate with LifeTeen Core Team, and help with their faith and community development.
• Plan and coordinate weekly Middle School EDGE Meetings on Tuesdays.
• Communicate with Middle School EDGE core team.
• Plan and Coordinate Junior High monthly “Excursions” field-trips.
• Promote and execute a Junior/Senior Fall Retreat.
• Promote and execute a High School Spring Retreat.
• Promote and coordinate Trunk or Treat Fundraiser, Poinsettia Fundraiser, and Junior High Trivia Night Fundraiser.
• Work to plan and execute Luke 18 retreat (Jan 5-7).
• Promote and chaperone an annual trip to Springfield Missouri, for the Steubenville Youth Conference, Life Teen Leadership Conference, Project Life, 5th Grade Camp, Washington DC/March for Life.
• Maintain an ongoing knowledge of trends and resources in youth ministry.
• Be accessible during the week to provide opportunities and appropriate settings for the youth to visit and discuss their needs.
• ALWAYS pursuing new ideas, changes in programs, and adding (or removing) ministries.

COMPENSATION:
St. Catherine Laboure offers a competitive salary based on applicant’s years of experience and education. Health insurance is offered at 20hrs/wk

Contact Details: 

Submit your resume to Billy Bommarito by email bbommarito@sclparish.org or mail to 9740 Sappington Rd. St. Louis, MO 63128.