Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry – St. Richard Parish (Gibsonia, PA)

Youth Ministry, FT Employee
St. Richard Parish (Gibsonia, PA)

Position Description: Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
St. Richard Parish
3841 Dickey Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044

Purpose of the Position: To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth and young adult ministry through evangelization and empowerment, while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Profile: St. Richard Parish is seeking a faith-filled Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Catechetics and/or Youth Ministry required; two years of youth ministry experience in a parish setting preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will be passionate about evangelization, enjoy working with both youth and adults, have strong relational, pastoral and communication skills, and will collaborate well as a member of the pastoral staff. This candidate should also have strong organizational, technological and administrative skills. Candidate must be well-versed in the USCCB document, “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry”. Musical abilities and experience leading worship would be helpful.

Responsibilities: Oversee the entire Youth Ministry program including middle school, high school, and college students/young adults. Develop a comprehensive vision for evangelization to these age groups with the direction and input of the Pastor and pastoral staff. Responsibilities include weekly programming for middle school and high school students, bible studies, various retreats, an annual mission trip, service opportunities, fundraising, fellowship/social opportunities, and publicity. Prepare, submit and administer a proposed budget each year; maintain accurate financial records as required by parish policy. Oversee a part-time youth ministry assistant whose responsibilities include planning and executing middle school programs, as well as supporting the high school and college/young adult programs; the Director will be a presence and support in the middle school program. Recruit, train, support and coordinate a Core Team of adult volunteers as well as other youth ministry volunteers. Coordinate with the Director of Religious Education to help plan and execute a 7th grade Confirmation retreat and two 8th grade Confirmation retreats, providing a seamless transition between faith formation and youth ministry. Provide opportunities for women’s ministry and men’s ministry including discipleship groups and retreats. Coordinate youth participation in liturgical and music ministries at the Sunday, 5:00 p.m. Mass from mid-September to mid-May. Other responsibilities may be added at the discretion of the Pastor.

Compensation: Full-time, salaried position with benefits. Schedule is flexible, but requires frequent nights and weekends.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Fr. Tom Sparacino by June 30th. See contact information below:

Fr. Tom Sparacino
Pastor, St. Richard Parish
3841 Dickey Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044
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