Diocese of Charleston


The Associate Director of Youth Ministry partners with the diocesan director as they serve youth and campus ministry, parish youth ministers, campus ministers, the Diocesan Missionary Team (DMT), and diocesan office staff in the implementation of the diocesan strategic plan and programs.

Job Description

The associate director should have a passion for leading a creative, proprietary process that will deliver tangible, marked results in youth, missionary, and campus discipleship growth.  He or she will focus on evangelization and the call to holiness in a holistic way which is sensitive to the needs of youth and college students. He or she will work collaboratively with the diocesan director in developing discipleship enhanced strategies and programs.


  • Assist in developing and implementing, in partnership with the diocesan director, a new five-year plan for the office of youth ministry, along with an overview, strategic goals, and a tool to measure the success of the plan.
  • Help develop and implement ongoing specialized training for youth ministers.
  • Resource youth ministers with the message and methods of intimacy with Jesus Christ through structured discipleship.
  • Assist in developing an overall new youth minister training program to assist on-boarding new youth ministers in our diocese.
  • Develop and oversee all social media/website content for the Office of Youth Ministry
  • Assist in coordinating, planning, and recruiting all Jr. High and High School students for all diocesan retreats.
  • Be attentive to diocesan ministry requirements in carrying out all functions and be diligent in meeting those requirements.
  • Work in partnership with the diocesan director in overseeing the Diocesan Missionary Team (DMT).
  • Assist to continue to improve the comprehensive initial training of the DMT through developing a schedule of events and recruiting speakers for training.
  • Oversee the programming and quality control for team formation.
  • Assist with placement assignments through detailed job descriptions.
  • Foster communication with and evaluation of placement leaders and missionaries.
  • Help in developing and initiating the ongoing bi-weekly formation of missionaries.
  • Help develop and oversee the team and personal retreats and team days
  • Communicate with parishes for retreat schedule.
  • Create folders for booked retreats with invoices, retreat information sheets, and retreat evaluations.
  • Partnering with diocesan director active in developing and launching new goals for Diocesan Campus Ministry.
  • Working with Campus Ministers to develop programs to help senior high youth transition from parish youth ministry to college campus ministry.


  • Must love the Lord and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and active and consistent prayer life
  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the church
  • Must have at least 3-5 years’ experience in youth ministry or campus ministry
  • Must have a strong background in social media and computers skills
  • Must be hardworking and able to handle multitasks/assignments
  • Must be a self-starter, ability to work on your own unsupervised, and be a creative thinker
  • Needs to work as a team player

To apply for this job email your details to apply@charlestondiocese.org