01/13/2023)
St. Jerome Parish
Largo

St. Jerome Catholic Church is currently accepting applications for the position of Full Time Youth Minister to continue a thriving Youth Ministry program. The Youth Minister will work in a spirit of cooperation and collegiality with the vision of our pastor Fr. Tom Morgan. The Youth Minister will report directly to the Parish Manager. This position is responsible for leading the Church’s Mission of serving our Middle School, Senior High, and our Confirmation Preparation program, providing spiritual, logistical, and organizational support to the Youth of the Parish. The candidate for this position should have some experience in Youth Ministry. This position requires general knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church.

St. Jerome Catholic Church is in Largo, Florida, and is located minutes from Indian Rocks Beach. St. Jerome parish covers an area of west mid-Central Pinellas County with approximately 1,700 registered families and is actively seeking ways to meet the various spiritual and physical needs of the youth of our parish.

Essential Functions:

Key functions are leading the programing and administration of all High School and Middle School Youth Ministry parish-based activities. This would include, but not be limited to:

  • Weekly High School Life Nights.
  • Weekly Middle School Edge nights.
  • Periodically scheduled service opportunities.
  • Annual large group retreat/camp experiences such as Life Teen/EDGE Summer Camps.
  • Creation of promotional material and media for Youth Ministry events, utilizing Constant Contact eBlasts, bulletin items, and all social media outlets.
  • Build, form, and actively engage in relational ministry opportunities with students and parents.
  • Assistance with the proper sacramental record keeping for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • Understand and implement the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Youth Ministry, especially those concerning the protection of the youth.

Qualities and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in theology, religious education, or another similar field.
  • Youth Ministry Certification is preferred.
  • Experience in youth ministry in a Catholic parish as a Youth Minister, Catechist, or other proven leadership is preferred.
  • Experience or familiarity with Life Teen is preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with Social Networks such as Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • A strong understanding and ability to articulate the Catholic faith to young people.
  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and fully participate in sacramental life.

Working Conditions:

This position requires a workspace at St. Jerome and allows for occasional flexibility to work from home. The typical workweek is Sunday through Thursday. Schedule flexibility will be required for special events including, but not limited to the Confirmation Retreat and Life Teen/EDGE Summer Camps.

Candidate must successfully pass a Level II FBI criminal history background screening and complete Safe Environment Training.

How to apply: Please email a cover letter along with a resume to: parishmanager@stjeromeonline.org