Friday, March 23, 2007

Classifieds: Diocesan Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Position available: Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry
The Diocese of San José is looking for an experienced and energetic person to provide leadership and support services to pastors and their staffs in carrying out their responsibility to meet the pastoral needs of the young church through formation, information and leadership support.

As associate for youth ministry you would: 1) oversee, develop and implement diocesan training programs for adult and youth parish leaders; 2) supervise volunteers or program leaders and resource persons who lead specific diocesan youth ministry programs and services; 3) provide direction and consultation to parishes seeking to develop or enhance youth ministry, and 4) act as Diocesan liaison to regional, national and other Catholic youth organizations.

As associate for young adult ministry, you would: 1) develop vision and a strategic plan for young adult ministry in consultation with parish leadership and the Young Adult Advisory Board; 2) support the collaborative deanery and OPM outreach strategy of young adults in the multicultural communities in the Diocese of San Jose, and 3) provide direction and consultation to parishes and deaneries seeking to develop or enhance young adult ministry.

Qualifications – Bachelor’s Degree in theology, pastoral ministry or related field; Master’s Degree preferred. At least five years of full time youth and young adult ministry experience required. Good verbal and written communication, relational, decision-making, organization, computer and presentation skills are essential.

Application Process – Please fax resume to 408-983-0203 or e-mail resume in text to