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Youth and Ministry Coordinator (bi-lingual)
Diocese of Baker

Chancery Pastoral Center Job Description
  Position Title:  Coordinator (bi-lingual)
  Primary Ministry:  Youth and Ministry Coordinator
  Office of Evangelization and Catechesis
  Reports to:  Director   Date:  January 2017
  Classification:  full time, exempt  

Send applications or inquiries to: barry@dioceseofbaker.org

Job Description 

This role provides a rare opportunity for a person who is committed to the totality of the New Evangelization and is looking to serve in an expansive and dynamic role.

The Youth and Ministry Coordinator is an integral and collaborative role within the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis team. Working in alignment with the Bishop's vision and the mission of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, this role has both ministry and administrative responsibilities.

Due to the nature of the Diocese of Baker (largely rural with few full-time parish staff exclusive to youth ministry), this position is not exclusive to youth ministry. In the Diocese of Baker, all chancery staff "wears many hats."

Under the direction of the Director, ministry responsibilities include developing, communicating and implementing diocesan initiatives for youth ministry (middle and high school), young adult evangelization and catechesis, and family centered sacramental preparation.

Administrative responsibilities include scheduling, communicating and logistics for all Office of Evangelization and Catechesis events, editor of a monthly eNewsletter highlighting diocesan ministry initiatives, maintenance of existing online (web) pages, development and promotion of new online media tools in collaboration with the ministry team.

This position requires travel (averaging 25%) to parishes and schools throughout the diocese to meet with staff and volunteers. This role also serves as a member of a training team for various ministry leadership and catechetical workshops. Proficient bi-lingual (Spanish and English) written and oral skills are preferred, but we will consider all qualified candidates.


A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church

BA in catechesis, theology, religious education or a related field

3+ years of experience working in a diocesan role or large parish/school that includes responsibilities for youth ministry or educational /catechetical role with youths

2+ years of ministry experience working outside of youth ministry (e.g. adult faith formation, family ministry; men, women or couples ministry)

5+ years of administrative experience

Demonstrated knowledge of papal documents, especially having experience incorporating precepts of the New Evangelization as promulgated by St. Pope John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis

Complete familiarity and applied experience with USCCB "Renewing the Vision" and Life Teen

Excellent written, verbal, public speaking and presentation skills

Competent computer skills: email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher software, Social Media

Experience creating/defining evangelization and catechetical guidelines and resource


Administrative Responsibilities

Coordination for Office of Evangelization and Catechesis communications, event scheduling and logistics

Collaborate in development and implementation of regular diocesan communications and promotional material via several channels (email, letters, eNewsletter, website, blog site, etc.)

Maintain diocesan webpage descriptions and links for diocesan catechetical resources, trainings/workshops, list of recommended textbooks, curriculum and additional resources

Coordination of the diocesan catechist certification program

Assist in developing and implementing policies, programs and best practices as directed

Collaborate with all chancery staff in communications and planning


Ministry Responsibilities

Participate in regularly scheduled ministry planning and prayer meetings

Participate in parish and school visits to assess needs and concerns for youth, young adult and sacramental preparation programs

Assist parishes (pastors and adult staff) implementing Life Teen

Lead the coordination of annual youth camps and retreats (e.g. securing retreat leaders/teams, developing flyers, communications to parishes, managing registrations, etc.)

Coordinate annual diocesan young adult retreat

Coordinate quarterly Theology on Tap (or equivalent) events in key diocesan locations

Participate within a team in diocesan workshops for parish/school staff and volunteers in support of diocesan initiatives relating to the mission of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis

Collaborate with other diocesan departments (e.g. Bishop's Office, Communications, Finance, Hispanic Ministry, Retreat Center and Tribunal)

Be available to answer phone calls and emails as required

Keep apprised of USCCB and Vatican news, resources and programs, for possible incorporation into diocesan initiatives

Application Process
Interested candidates please email barry@dioceseofbaker.org (English and Spanish):


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