Director of Youth Ministry – Diocese of Tyler (Tyler, TX)

Youth Ministry, FT Employee
Diocese of Tyler (Tyler, TX)

Director of Youth Ministry – Diocese of Tyler
Work in collaboration with the Priest Chaplain for Youth and priests in the diocese to coordinate youth ministry in the Diocese of Tyler, empowering parishes to develop and strengthen a comprehensive Catholic model of youth ministry for their junior and senior high school youth. Must be able to articulate the visoin, values, goals, and objectives of comprehensive ministry to youth and those who minister to them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position
Administrative Duties
• Supervise the Office of Youth Ministry
• Facilitate visioning and planning for youth ministers in the Diocese
• Guide the development and approve departmental programs, guidelines and procedures
• Oversee planning, designing and evaluations of programs and services
• Support and attend local, regional and national conferences and meetings on youth and young adult ministries
• Be an active member of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry and Region 10 Youth Ministry Directors
• Exercise responsible stewardship of human and material resources
• Formulate and administer an annual budget

General Responsibilities
• Provide leadership for the Diocese of Tyler on matters pertaining to youth
• Provide adult leaders of youth ministry vision, leadership and professional standards
• Provide educational, spiritual and ministry formation along with consultation to support a comprehensive model of youth ministry in the parishes
• Communicate and collaborate with all other Diocesan offices
• Promote and encourage a multicultural and diverse ministry within cultures, settings and environments
• Serve as a resource for learning opportunities
• Develop opportunities for community building events in collaboration with local youth leaders as well as long range planning at regional, deanery and diocesan events (Conferences/rallies)
• Promote the family context/perspective of youth development
• Provide training opportunities for prayer and retreat experience as well as knowledge of adolescent spiritual development

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Understanding of ministry and theology
• Training in adolescent and young adult development stages
• Strong leadership, collaborative, interpersonal and pastoral skills
• Knowledge of family systems and how it affects healthy formation of young people
• Bilingual and/or multicultural sensitivity
• An active spiritual life; practicing Catholic with the tradition of Vatican II
• Must be open to continued professional growth and development
• Familiarity and working knowledge of Church documents relating to youth and young adult ministries

Education and Experience
• Masters Degree in Theology or related field and National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies or equivalent certification.
• Minimum of 5 years parish experience in the field of youth ministry
• Open to continuing professional growth and development (0)

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