Director of Young Adult Ministry

Office/Agency: 
Catholic Youth Apostolate
Position Description: 

The Director of Young Adult Ministry is responsible helping form young adults in the Archdiocese of St. Louis as Missionary Disciples, and assisting the Archdiocese of St. Louis living the priorities of the Archdiocesan vision beONE. This is accomplished through three primary areas: Parish Support and Consultation; Young Adult Faith Formation and Leadership Development Programs; and Curia and Apostolate Collaborations.

The Director of Young Adult Ministry will be responsible for all activities of the Office of Young Adult Ministry. The Director will serve as the primary representative to the young adult community (age 18-39) in the Archdiocese.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director will identify effective models of ministering to young adults, making them available to parishes and faith communities throughout the Archdiocese as necessary or appropriate. The Director will coordinate activities of staff and volunteers associated with the office.

The Director is responsible for financial planning, managing of the office budget and staff, will communicate with other young adult ministry professionals at national and regional levels, and will attend appropriate conferences and training opportunities.

Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

The Director must have a passion for the Catholic faith and intimate knowledge of the New Evangelization. Previous experience in management and staff training is highly desirable. Organizational and management skills are required. This person must have excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to supervise volunteers, be self-motivated, and be a trustworthy steward of Archdiocesan resources.

Skills & Attitudes required for Success in Job:

The Director must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. The Director must have a devoted interior life and be willing to encourage others to develop a relationship with Christ and the Church. The Director must be comfortable delegating tasks and responsibilities without giving up the ultimate responsibility for the results.

Relationship Requirements:

The Director must be comfortable interacting with young adults, pastors and clergy, parish staff, and other agencies of the Archdiocese. The Director must be comfortable in assembling and working closely with volunteers and staff. The Director must be comfortable interacting with new contacts and meeting a wide variety of diverse people.

Resources for which accountable:
The Director of Young Adult Ministry is responsible for all assets assigned to the Office of Young Adult Ministry, including financial and physical assets and equipment.

Mission of the Office of Young Adult Ministry:

The Office of Young Adult Ministry seeks to establish a lasting foundation for Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. We support vibrant and visible communities that empower young adults to grow in their relationship with Christ and His Church.

Please Note that this position will not begin until July 15, 2018

Contact Details: 

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter including salary requirements to humanresources@archstl.org.