Job Opportunity Details

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Posted: 10/25/2023

Hiring Location: St. Francis of Assisi - Parish
Address: 8000 Eldorado pkwy, Frisco, TX 75033 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Sunday-Thursday
Weekends/OT Required: Often
Education Required: Bachelors Degree (Preferred)
Catholic Required: Yes
Bilingual Required: Preferred

Job Description

Prayer and Discipleship
• The Youth Coordinator will report to and collaborate with the Youth Ministry Director to establish and pursue a mission of evangelization and discipleship for the youth of the parish.
• Participate in a weekly holy hour with the Faith Formation Department as well as staff retreats and days of outreach as they are scheduled.
• Responsible for implementing a culture that seeks to invite the broken and lost into unity with Christ.
• Oversee middle school (6th-8th) programming and builds a culture of discipleship within youth, parents and volunteers.
• Work together with the Faith Formation Department to foster a culture of evangelization for the parish through programs, events, retreats, and everyday interaction with families and youth.

Confirmation/Sacramental Support
• Responsible for helping foster the spiritual growth and preparation for youth to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and youth desiring community in the Church to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
• Responsible for planning and implementing the Confirmation program, in tandem with the Youth Ministry Director, for 8th grade and High School. Includes recommending to the Pastor and Youth Ministry Director the “readiness” of each candidate. Also includes coordinating all content and formation objectives for each session as well as planning any events as needed.
• Responsible for thoroughly understanding our Confirmation process for youth and the theology behind the Sacrament to ensure orthodox and formative preparation for each youth.
• Responsible for coordinating with the parish Liturgy team to plan Confirmation Masses and all related liturgy needs.
• Responsible for collaborating with the Diocese of Dallas to schedule dates for the Bishop or other designated Celebrant for presiding at all Confirmation Masses.
Communications/Safe Environment
• Responsible for building strong relationship centered on a foundation of trust and great communications with parents to give direction for their youth and what is in the best interest of the young person for their spiritual development and growth in the Church.
• Also responsible for ensuring all information is communicated to parents in a timely fashion (session dates, meeting dates, retreat information, etc.)
• Responsible for coordinating with Campus Operations and Ministry Team to ensure that all volunteers and catechists are safe environment cleared. Also works proactively with the Youth Ministry Director, safe environment staff, and Senior Director of Operations if needed to proactively address any safe environment needs or issues in an effort to mitigate risk and ensure the safest environment and setting possible for all youth.

Ministerial Support
• Assists the Youth Ministry Director with ongoing training and spiritual formation of all volunteers and teen leaders to build a culture of discipleship and prayer for the youth ministry department and parish.
• Assists the Youth Ministry Director by overseeing the recruiting, training, coordination, and ongoing spiritual development of all youth (high school) leaders. Ideal candidate is able to follow all safe environment protocols flawlessly.
• Responsible for recruiting youth and volunteers from both the English and Spanish communities to actively attend and volunteer at the Sunday “youth Mass.” This includes helping to recruit lectors, ushers, Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Most Holy Eucharist, greeters, sound/av committee volunteers and potentially musicians. Also collaborates with the liturgy team to ensure all volunteers are properly trained, safe environment cleared, commissioned and are following latest guidelines and protocols as established by the pastor and/or liturgy team.
• Maintains a high degree of visibility and involvement with youth in the community and their families.
• Works with the Youth Ministry Director to ensure involvement in Diocese and community activities such as Middle School Conference, Dallas Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC), Youth Day, Steubenville Youth Conference(s), and Regional and National Youth Conferences.
• Encourages youth to pursue leadership opportunities in the program and works extensively with youth leadership to encourage them to select and coordinate appropriate social, service, liturgy and worship opportunities for their peers.
• Assists Youth Ministry Director with any fundriaising for Youth Ministry related activities/events.
• Serves as an active member of the parish staff. Attends staff and other meetings as required.
• Represents the needs of parish youth and their families to the Youth Ministry Director, Pastor, Senior Director of Operations, and Parish Leadership Team (PLT)
• Collaborates with other members of pastoral staff to determine direction of discipleship for youth and related activities to support the parish mission.
• Collaborates with other Youth Ministry peers within the diocese (and elsewhere) to learn best practices, seek solutions and ideas.
• Responsible for ongoing formation and education to ensure Youth Minister personal spiritual development and growth is consistent.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must possess a servant-leadership mindset.
• Must maintain a positive, upbeat, self-starting, solutions-centered, can-do attitude.
• Must be adept at problem solving.
• Must understand the importance of the parishioners and the community served by St. Francis of Assisi.
• Must be able to thrive with minimal supervision.
• Must possess the ability to easily interact and relate with a wide assortment of personality types.
• Must have the ability to listen carefully and take direction well.
• Ability to manage time and prioritize accordingly.
• Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and demonstrate an active commitment to the Church’s mission and to the sharing of that mission with youth.
• Must have the ability and experience to design and implement a variety of youth-oriented social, service, and worship opportunities.
• Comprehensive knowledge of adolescent, pre-teen, and teen spiritual and personal development, youth cultures, and sociology.
• Exceptional listening and empathic skills required; ability to recognize and handle problems within scope of job duties and to refer problems outside of the scope of job duties to the appropriate party.
• Outstanding organizational skills, including time management, delegation, planning, and budgeting.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with adults and children of all ages.
• Outstanding computer skills, with intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products and social media.
• Advanced MS Office experience, including Outlook (email and calendar/scheduling), Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Apple (iOS) and various social medial platforms experience.
• The nature of this position requires a highly flexible schedule comprised of day, evening, and weekend hours.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s in theology, Religious Education, or Youth Ministry preferred.
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in teaching or managing youth.
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.

Special Requirements:
• The nature of this position requires a highly flexible schedule comprised of day, evening, and weekend hours.

Additional Information

Youth Ministry Coordinator Detailed Job Description

Hiring Contact

Name and Title: Alec Banda- Youth and Faith Formation Director
Phone: 972-712-2645

How to submit resume: Email

Approved - Yes