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Employment Opportunities

Youth/Young Adult Minister Job Description


  • Very good administrative, organizational, management, and leadership skills

  • Works well with others – young and old

  • Honest; Dependable; Responsible

  • Outgoing, Approachable

  • Compassionate

  • Faith filled

  • Good understanding of the teachings of the Catholic church.

  • Person of strong interpersonal skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Person of faith who attends and participates in their local Catholic Church (include letter of recommendation)

  • Willing to work flexible hours

  • Willing to learn

  • Experience in Youth/Young Adult Ministry


  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to engage and connect with youth/young adults, as well as parents, clergy, and others

  • Ability to facilitate online meetings

  • Ability to develop and deliver workshops assisting youth/young adult leaders to be effective in their communities (in person or online)

  • Ability to work closely with the Youth/Young Adult Commission

  • Ability to seek ways to involve the entire family

  • Ability to seek ways to include and seek participation of Indigenous peoples                             

  • Ability to offer formative training for youth/young adult ministry and retreats for people involved in ministry

  • Ability to plan and organize youth/young adult ministry events at the deanery and diocesan level    

  • Ability to work with technology; for example, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to play a musical instrument i.e., guitar would be an asset



  • Maintain close communications with youth/young adult contacts and youth/young adult leaders within the diocese through visitations, telephone calls, email, etc.

  • Attend youth/young adult functions as much as possible within the timeframe agreed upon, to maintain relationships and seek new ones.

  • Maintain an up-to-date database of youth/young adult ministry contacts.

  • Maintain contact with the Clergy throughout the year keeping them informed of Youth/Young Adult ministry events and opportunities. Attend at least one Deanery meeting per year {for each of the deaneries, preferably at the beginning of each year, (Sept., Oct.) to provide a report on the plan for the year ahead and receive feedback and suggestions.

  • Be available to parishes and deaneries as a consultant, facilitator, animator, and resource person in all aspects of youth/young adult ministry.

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