Coordinator of Youth Ministry





Annual Salary - $40,000



POSITION TITLE: Coordinator of Youth Ministry

LOCATION: St. Mary Magdalene Parish

REPORTS TO:  Director of Faith Formation



The Coordinator of Youth Ministry (CYM) provides vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in

ministry to young people from 6th through 12th grades. This includes high school and middle school

sessions, monthly activities, catechesis, helping with Vacation Bible School, Order of Christian Initiation for Adults and sacramental preparation. The ideal candidate is a faithful Catholic who is flexible, a team player and is excited about the opportunity to think outside the box to create new ways to accompany and evangelize our youth. This position is full time with full benefits.


About St. Mary Magdalene Parish Family:


St. Mary Magdalene Parish Family is a new grouping of 3 parishes (St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, & St. Veronica) within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. This position serves all three campuses (within 15 minutes or less from each other).



CYM will be responsible to:

  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, supporting, and evaluating of volunteers in the youth ministry program
  • Develop a systematic and intentional plan for adolescent catechesis that utilizes a creative variety of formats, settings, and timeframes
  • Provide resources (print, video, web, diocesan events) for effective programming
  • Provide appropriate training for the adults and young people in leadership positions
  • Foster the involvement of young people in the life of the parish
  • Coordinate the outreach to and evangelization of all young people in the parish
  • Communicate to staff about youth ministry activities
  • Seek staff input in planning youth ministry activities
  • Be a resource person to parish staff on issues related to youth and youth ministry


Education and/or Experience:

B.A. in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or related field is preferred. Experience in parish youth ministry is desired. Must have knowledge and understanding of Catholic teachings, catechesis and documents on youth ministry.


Language Skills:

Strong verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in composing reports, correspondence

and letters and in publishing e-newsletters and flyers in English, ability to develop and facilitate

youth programs and confirmation sessions; ability to read and understand church documents and



Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve problems, make sound decisions, and deal with a variety of concrete variables.

Technical Skills:

Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Microsoft Office

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to transport materials and

equipment (up to 30 pounds) to and from various locations. The employee is regularly required to

sit for extended periods of time, use hands in repetitive motion tasks, handle objects, talk and

hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust



Physical Environment:

The employee will work in an individual office. The employee will also work at off-site locations for various ministry events, like retreat centers, supervising and directing those events.

Working Conditions:

The employee is required to be physically present in the office in order to complete office task, be

available to work outside of regular business hours as required and check in with and provide

calendar to administrative assistant. The employee must be able to work cooperatively with other

members of the staff and with youth leaders and volunteers. The employee must be able to multi-



Other Requirements:

The employee must have knowledge of Church structure and culture. The employee must have

knowledge of current youth culture and current trends and issues within those cultures. Requires

the ability to maintain confidentiality.

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