Diocese of Austin Catholic Parishes
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, dental, vision, retirement


Classification: Exempt, Full Time

Catholic Required: Yes

Reports to: Director of Lifelong Christian Formation

Welcome to St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School, a dynamic, multicultural, and growing parish in north Austin! We are looking for creative, energetic, and mission driven disciples to join our team of leaders. Here, at St. Louis, we are driven by the mission to make disciples, fueled by the desire to serve the community, and guided by the light of Christ to bring others into a relationship with Christ. This is your moment to join our team and work together and make an impact at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School.

Key Qualities & Job Summary:

Are you a vibrant individual who demonstrates compassion and is enthusiastic about bringing Catholic Youth closer to a life with Christ? If so, then please review our requirements and apply today.

The Youth Minister is a vital part of the Lifelong Christian Formation Team (LCF). They collaborate with the Director of LCF to spiritually form and guide our youth, grades 7 - 12, and their parents closer to a life with Christ within our community and their home. They achieve this through innovative, energetic, relational, and fresh programming for youth and their families that is fun, faithful, and driven by the mission of making disciples. They will then collaborate with a team of parent volunteers to create a series of regular get-togethers and special events, reaching all youth and parents in a widely culturally-diverse parish, and working closely with the Director of LCF to add to the mission and vision of the pastor.

If you want to be a part of a team that is on the front lines of bringing people closer to Christ, then this might be the perfect team for you. Apply today!

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plan, organize, and implement parish opportunities and events for youth for socializing, worship, catechesis, and service through our Sparks and Young Church Programs (e.g., retreats, rallies, annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Ministry conferences, community-building).
  • Design and implement High School Confirmation, Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) curricula and retreats, and collaborative projects with the St. Louis Catholic School (SLCS) religious education department.
  • Ensure cohesion between middle school, high school, and SLCS religious education programs.
  • Create and lead the youth leadership program.
  • Design an outreach program to recruit parish youth not involved in other ministries or religious education.
  • Ensure diocesan and parish policies are followed and executed in all areas of Youth Ministry, especially as they apply to the diocesan Standards of Conduct and policies of the Office of Ethics and Integrity in Ministry.
  • Collaborate with local, diocesan, and regional organizations in providing supplemental programming.

Additional Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Develop an effective team of volunteers to assist you in the function of the Youth Ministry Program.
  • Provide opportunities for volunteers to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually in their collaborations with the Youth Ministry Program.
  • Establish and administer an annual budget for the Youth Ministry in collaboration with the Director of LCF.
  • Collaborate with the Administrative Assistant of LCF to coordinate the use of parish facilities.
  • Meet with the Director of LCF on a regular basis for ongoing evaluation and guidance of the ministry.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and other events as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Knowledge of comprehensive youth ministry. Ability to build authentic and healthy relationships with teens rooted in Christ.
  • Knowledge of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as passed down through tradition, sacred scripture, and the documents of the church, including but not limited to the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE), the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Code of Canon Law, and Papal Encyclicals.
  • Skill in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs. Ability to collaborate effectively with others (staff, clergy, religious, and laity).Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and utilize effective time management techniques.
  • Ability to maintain respect at all times.
  • Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in theology, religious education, pastoral ministry, or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
  • 6-8 years' experience in the management of a Catholic parish Youth Ministry may replace the requirement of a Bachelor's degree in theology.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Catholic Requirement:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Valid Texas driver's license.
  • Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
  • Must maintain catechetical certification relevant to Youth Ministry as required by the Diocese of Austin.

Ministerial Character:

The Pastor is the visible principle and foundation of unity in the parish (St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School Austin, Texas) which the Bishop has entrusted to him. He makes Christ's mission present and enduring in the parish. In order to fulfill his mission, the Pastor employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them his mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School Austin, Texas help extend the ministry of the Pastor in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Pastor in the performance of his ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church. It is essential that the employee exhibit a functional understanding and practice of the Pastor's ministry philosophy.

Mental / Physical Tasks:

E

Talking

E

Driving

E

Listening

E

Seeing

Standing

E

Reading and comprehending

Walking

E

Using personal computer

E

Grasping/holding

E

Sitting

E

Lifting/carrying

E

Bending

E

Other (listed below)

E

Using office equipment, stapler, telephone, etc.

- Thinking critically

- Analyzing facts, theories, situations

- Making public presentations

- Reading & comprehending

Working Conditions:

  • All employees of the parish are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Pastor in the exercise of his ministry and obligations to the church.
  • The parish is an at-will employer, which means employment may be terminated by the employee or employer with or without notice at any time.
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by the parish are tobacco free.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays will be required.
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Catholic Christian prayer and liturgical celebrations. Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
  • May be required to use personal or parish vehicles to drive to off-site locations.
  • Travelling within and outside the parish to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
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