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Job Description
JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Monterey directs,
develops and oversees all parish youth groups, coordinates with the Office of Catechetical
Programs and other diocesan entities, and directs and coordinates the various diocesan-wide
youth events conducted annually. In addition, provides leadership and coordination in
preparation for international world youth days, and represents the Diocese at national
gatherings of diocesan youth ministry directors.
REPORTS DIRECTLY to the Director of Faith Formation, Diaconate, and Pastoral
Planning
REQUIRED EXPERTISE:
 BA in Religious Studies or related applicable field (such as Psychology or Human
Development), preferred or equivalent experience and education.
 Minimum of five years of professional experience in youth and/or young adult
ministry at parish or Newman Center and/or diocesan level. Strong preference for a
Diocesan Director experience
 Must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church
 Must be bilingual/biliterate English/Spanish.
 Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and
Spanish
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Assist parish catechetical youth leaders with training and program implementation
 Work with the Directors of the Newman Centers throughout the Diocese of
Monterey with training
 Responsible for implementing Diocesan Vision for Youth and Young Adult
Ministry through the Diocese
 Responsible for Diocesan initiatives including Youth Days as well as pilgrimages
such as to World Youth Day.
 Implements safe environment policies as they relate to youth programs in the
Diocese.
ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS:
 Develop and maintain annual budget
 Administers all diocesan-wide youth events and ensures compliance with the Safe
Environment Policy.
 Ensure that all parish and other adult youth leaders are in compliance with diocesan
Safe Environment policies

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