The Diocese of Allentown has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Diocesan Regional Coordinator of Youth Ministry. As a staff member of the Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry, under the Secretariat for Catholic Life and Evangelization, the Regional Coordinator will facilitate the development of youth ministry in Schuylkill County, PA. Schuylkill County is a very family oriented area located in the Appalachian Mountains with a low cost of living and nearby access to many ski resorts, hiking trails, and other outdoor activities.
Guided by pastoral documents, the Regional Coordinator will implement a comprehensive approach to youth ministry county-wide working with regional parish youth ministry leaders to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. The Coordinator will develop, coordinate and execute strategic initiatives for youth ministry throughout the region while working closely with the Director for the Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.
Primary responsibilities of this position include:
- Working with and guiding parish youth ministry leaders and volunteers to insure the eight (8) components of Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry are developed within their youth ministry programs.
- Providing intentional discipleship and formation opportunities for youth and adult leaders to foster the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Working closely with the Diocesan Youth, Young Adult and Family Office to deliver in-service training, materials, support and joint programming to parishes in the region with active youth ministry to foster the personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
- Implement initiatives which draw young people to participation in the mission and work of their regional Catholic faith community
Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education, Theology, or a related field and some formal training in Youth Ministry. Experience working with youth in a parish or high school setting is a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with technology and social media are required. Knowledge of Diocesan structure a plus. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong follow through skills. Proven administrative experience, organizational leadership and interpersonal skills, project management, as well as creativity in program planning are also essential.
Candidates will be practicing Catholics who radiate a strong personal relationship with Jesus and the Church and have theological perspectives consistent with the doctrines and traditions of the Catholic Church. This is a great opportunity for someone who has the skill and drive to shape this new position into a successful, strategic regional role.
This is a salaried position with benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Applications will be reviewed promptly as submitted and will continue until the position is filled. For immediate consideration applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to:
Attn: Human Resource Office (RCYM)
P.O. Box F
Allentown, PA 18105-1538