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Director of Youth Ministry & Campus Ministry

Joint Appointment at St Joseph Church and Cardinal Newman School

Position Purpose: 
To direct and lead youth programming for Middle School and High School age youth. The Director of Youth Ministry shall seek to foster Catholic community through building relationships with young people that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ.


Provide leadership for and function as the primary staff person relating to the YM.

Oversee the recruitment and training of adult volunteers to work with Middle and High School age groups.

Plan and implement age-appropriate activities for Middle and High School age youth that promote community through fellowship, fun and faith development. Such activities might include musicals and dramatic presentations, small group Bible study, retreats, and service projects.

  • Preparation of an annual budget.
  • Coordinate fund-raising activities that support special youth activities and trips.
  • Promote Catholic service through age-appropriate service projects.
  • Work with other Youth Directors in the Diocese to create a community of young Catholics.
  • Be a part of the worshiping community of St. Joseph Church on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate youth activities with other ministries of the parish in cooperation with staff.
  • Be in contact with office staff and provide a timely and accurate schedule of Youth activities. Keep the parish informed of youth events by coordinating the publicity for youth activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church.
  • Manage the disbursement of budgeted funds for Youth Ministry within the guidelines of the approved budget and in adherence with the purchasing policies of the church.
  • Encourage young people to participate in all facets of the life of the community of faith, including worship, choirs, educational opportunities, youth activities, retreats, youth conferences and service projects.
  • Assist the Pastor and Director of Religious Education in Confirmation.
  • Work with religious education to develop and run a program of faith formation in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Working Conditions: The position of Director of Youth Ministry requires great flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The position is a full time position between the church and school at 30 hours a week. The actual number of hours required during any given week are those needed to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Furthermore, it is recognized that the schedule may vary at different times of the year. It is therefore understood that the Director of Youth Ministry shall:

  • Maintain some regularly scheduled office hours in order to be accessible to youth, parents, staff, and the leadership of the church.
  • Keep the church office informed as to how the Youth Director can be contacted.
  • Notify the staff prior to all unforeseen and untimely absences from regularly scheduled events and provide a suitable substitute in the case of anticipated absence (meeting excepted).
  • In the case of extended time away from the office arrange to receive messages.
  • Be familiar with and operate within the guidelines set forth in the Diocese Employee Handbook.

Qualifications: Since the Youth Director plays a major role in the faith development of the younger members of the church, both as a leader, and as an example, St. Joseph and Cardinal Neman School seek a professional leader who has a solid understanding of the foundations of the Catholic faith and tradition and who has a strong desire to nurture young people in their faith. We seek a person who generates new ideas and programs and a person who values a team concept of ministry. Therefore, the following qualifications are desirable:

  • Accountability and consistency in programming and scheduling
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Enthusiasm and spiritual maturity –
  • Prepares for events in timely fashion
  • Background in Youth and Family Ministry, Education, or significant experience in Youth Ministry.
  • The ability to work with youth and adults.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Relatable and accessible to youth and adults

Compensation: Compensation is $30,000.00 to $40,000.00 with benefits.

For more information, please contact Adrienne Carroll Business Manager at St Joseph Church at or 803.254.7646.

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