Posted: Sep 22, 2022

Director, Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City, UT
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2022


General Description::
Diocese of Salt Lake CityJob DescriptionJob Title:DirectorDate Revised: July 7, 2021Department: Youth & Young Adult MinistryFSLA Status: ExemptSupervisor:Vicar GeneralWork Days:Monday – FridayHours/Day:7.5 Hours(Occasional Evenings & Weekends)Summary:The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry supervises and participates in ministry to and with youth, young adults including college students, staff and volunteers in parishes and missions within the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities:•Serves as a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Center staff; responsive to expectations as delineated by the policy manuals, the Bishop, Vicar General or supervisor. •Articulates a vision for the ministry based upon U.S. Bishop’s documents; e.g. Christus Vivit/Christ Lives, Renewing the Vision, Sons and Daughters of the Light and Empowered By the Spirit. •Consults with youth and young adult ministers and other volunteers in parishes, missions, schools and related institutions within the diocese.• Develops youth and young adult ministry leadership throughout the diocese. •Assists parishes and missions to develop faith formation programs for Youth and Young Adults. •Develops and implements a formation program for certification of youth and young adult ministers based upon national standards.•Offers retreat and catechetical opportunities for youth and young adults. •Creates opportunities for broadening the vision and experiences of youth associated with Catholic social justice issues and outreach to people on the margins of society. •Plans and executes activities bringing youth/young adults together for shared spiritual and human formation. •Networks with civic leaders and other parties to identify and implement strategies addressing problems facing youth in Utah communities.•Participates with clergy, the Director of Faith Formation and other catechetical leaders to evangelize and catechize Youth and Young Adults •Promotes and develops Hispanic youth programs including the Encuentro Program. •Plans and prudently manages an annual budget. •Assembles and directs the Diocesan Youth Leadership Team.•Identifies current faith formation practices for post-Confirmation Youth and Young Adults.•Promotes ministry with people from diverse cultures.•Collaborates with other diocesan directors in mutual areas of interest or jointly sponsored projects.•Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Vicar General..

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education and Skills:•Must be a practicing Catholic.•Possesses three or more years of experience with ministry in a parish or diocesan setting.•Understands and supports Catholic Church ethics, traditions, procedures and organizational structures. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.•Holds a bachelor’s degree with a Master’s degree in theology or pastoral ministry preferred.•Demonstrates excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills.•Shows specialized knowledge and experience with communications technology.•Experienced in supervision of youth/young adult ministers and volunteers. •Enjoys working with teens and young adults.•Ministers effectively within a multicultural setting. •Demonstrates commitment to the mission of the Church and the vision of the Bishop. •Must be a certified catechist. •Willing to commit to continuing education in ministry.•Must be 21 years of age.•Must successfully complete a background check and the Safe Environment program•Shows commitment to a parish and willingness to abide by the Code of Conduct (Appendix A. Code of Ethical Standards Pastoral Directives).


How To Apply:

How to Apply/Contact:
Please send resume, introductory letter, and references to: Dolores L. Lopez, Director of Human Resouces at: [email protected] or 27 C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103. (801) 328-8641, Ext. 333.