St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish
Tarpon Springs
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Responsible for developing a parish-based pastoral ministry with youth. Reaches out to all youth in the community, provides for formal catechesis, invites, and enables youth to serve others. Attends all Life Teen Masses, Bible Café, Retreats, Confirmation programs and any other events. Develops close communication with and mutual support from families of youth and collaborates with other community and parish youth organizations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (The essential functions/major responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.  Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.) 


  • Creates and develops Core Group and provides for its enrichment.
  • Develops leadership skills in youth and young adults.
  • Develops a network for reaching out to youth, particularly to the alienated.
  • Is available for and has set times for listening, counseling and referral.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements weekend retreats and evenings of prayer reflection.
  • Develops the kind of relationship with parents that are conducive to open communication between parents and youth.


  • Recruits, trains, assigns, and evaluates the youth leaders. Coordinates participation in diocesan sponsored training programs.
  • Serves as an advisor and support to youth leaders.
  • Monitors the efforts of volunteer leaders and evaluates progress.
  • Makes special efforts to gain the endorsement, support, and involvement of all adults, especially parents and parish organizations.
  • Defines the responsibilities of each adult leader/advisor.
  • Publicizes and offers education programs and support systems for volunteer leaders.


  • Initiates ways of gathering data on the needs, interests, attitudes, and beliefs of youth and young adults.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements programs/experiences which provide a holistic approach in meeting and needs/interests of youth and young adults.
  • Submits annual financial report and budget, administers budget throughout the year.
  • Maintains necessary office and program records, including a log of activities and time.
  • Determines effective means for publicizing and promoting programs, experiences.
  • Provides opportunities for youth to hear and respond to the Gospel message.
  • Assists in the preparation of para-liturgical and liturgical celebrations for youth.
  • Submits periodic reports to the pastor detailing programs in youth ministry.
  • Initiates procedures for evaluating all aspects of the parish’s ministry to youth.


  • Keeps the parish faith community informed of the youth ministry activities and goals.
  • Advises, communicates, and cooperates with other parish and diocesan organizations.
  • Works with youth ministry team on goals and programmatic ideas for meeting needs.
  • Participates in parish governing structures to ensure greater participation of youth in parish life and to facilitate communication and decision-making.
  • Supervises and coordinates scheduling of youth events and activities.
  • Keeps informed through attendance at diocesan, regional and national conferences, regular reading, and membership in youth associations.
  • Is aware of community agencies and resources which interface with youth.
  • Sets annual goals and objectives for each Junior/Senior High program as requested


  • Support and assist with parish wide events as needed.


  • Must be an active, practicing member of a Catholic faith community in good standing to express personal knowledge of the Catholic faith and commitment to Catholic ideals.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Familiarity with the USCCB document “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry.”
  • Three to five years of Youth Ministry experience in a Catholic parish; proven ability to work in collaboration with others delegating and supervising tasks.
  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Professional temperament and appearance
  • Experienced Public Speaker and presenter
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Ability to work and relate to a variety of personalities and cultures with diplomacy, friendliness, and poise. 
  • Able to work in a team-oriented environment, handle multiple assignments consecutively and prioritize workload while meeting deadlines. 
  • Successfully pass a level II (FBI) criminal history background check and attend Safe Environment Training before employment.
    Please submit your resume to: mdurante@ignatius.net