St. Mary of Gostyn
444 Wilson Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Title: Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Hours: 40 hours per week (with benefits)
Reports to: Parochial Vicar and Director of Religious Education
Responsible for developing a parish based pastoral ministry with the youth and young adults. Reaches out to all youth and young adults in the community, provides spiritual, social, and service opportunities which enables young people to grow in their Catholic faith as they are immersed in the living Tradition of the Church.
Middle School (Grades 7 and 8)
Working with the DRE, create and implement a middle school youth ministry program as a component of the Sacramental preparation. Introduce youth to the concept of on-going faith formation.
Youth Ministry (Grades 9 to 12)
Develop and implement a high school youth ministry program. Supervise, plan and coordinate gatherings, service projects and faith development opportunities to develop the leadership skills and spiritual growth in the youth. Develop a close communication with and mutual support from families of youth, and collaborates with other parish and community youth organizations.
Initiate a young adult ministry which connects with millennials and enables them to discover God within the context of community and service. Understand and communicate the needs, interests, attitudes and benefits of an active young adult/millennial ministry.
- Sacramental Preparation
- Active member of the Catholic Church
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred
- Willing to work flexible hours/some weekends
- Youth ministry experience preferred
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Fr. Shaun Cieslik, Parochial Vicar, at [email protected].