Director of Youth Ministry, St. Ann Catholic Church (Gulf Breeze, FL)

Director of Youth Ministry, St. Ann Catholic Church (Gulf Breeze, FL)

Personal Qualifications:

● Practicing Catholic with knowledge of Church teaching and customs
● Committed to Prayer and the Sacraments
● Committed to furthering the mission of the Church and spread of the Gospel

Professional Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Theology, Catechetics or related subjects.
o May be substituted with suitable experience working in youth ministry
● Must be able to articulately express Church teachings on variety of topics fitting to youth formation and relevant to their needs and concerns
● Has experience working with High School and/or Middle School aged youth
● Self-starter and able to take initiative, especially when problem-solving, as well as managing a shifting schedule of work hours depending on weekly events’ schedule
● Capable of forming and managing a core team of individuals to be mentors and examples of faith for teens.
● Competency with modern forms of communication and social media (including Google suite, Flocknote, Instagram, Facebook, Canva, Dropbox, Linktree) preferred
● Skilled planner capable of clear and timely communication to ensure maximal success and attendance at events

General Job Duties:

● Adjust office schedule according to ministry demands while maintaining a full-time status.
● Report directly to the Faith Formation Director for duties and direction.
● Plan and coordinate execution of all events for Middle School “Edge” (6th-8th) and High School “Lifeteen” (9th-12th) Youth Groups, and other parish and community youth
● Work with the Faith Formation team to find or create content for sessions in accordance with Diocesan policy.
● Plan and Coordinate youth summer camp trips, retreats, missions, and service activities throughout the year: especially Hidden Lake and Covecrest Camp Fundraising,
Reservations, and Execution
● Form a core team of adults who will assist in facilitation of youth ministry and be models of faith for youth
● As part of the Faith Formation team, assist in other areas related to faith formation in the parish. I.E. teaching and coordinating the Confirmation program.
● Help prepare and develop a department budget with the Faith Formation team and stay within budget guidelines.
● Ensure the welfare and safety of youth when away from the parish.
● Ensure fingerprinting, background checks and Safe Environment workshops are completed by all volunteers working with children and youth according to the Bishop’s
Charter for the Protection of Young People.
● Other duties as assigned by the Faith Formation Director and/or Pastor.

Those interested in applying or learning more, please email Hunter Ernde, Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization: [email protected]. Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] and cc: [email protected]. Apply by Feb. 1, 2024