Youth Evangelization Ministry Coordinator

Christ the King Catholic Parish is a dynamic family-centered community of missionary disciples making positive impact in and around Toledo (OH). We commit to encountering Christ Jesus through the spirited celebration of the Holy Sacraments, continuous growing in understanding and practice of the Catholic Faith and personal development of meaningful relationships that inspire generous and joyful discipleship

Position Description

In consultation and cooperation with the parish Leadership Core Team, the Youth Evangelization Ministry Coordinator is a full-time ministry leadership role that creates, leads and evaluates middle and high school youth ministry, including 8th Grade Confirmation, in a family-centered approach. The position offers a customizable schedule and may include hybrid opportunities for select responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shares parish vision with the youth and their families to help advance the renewal of the whole parish
  • Identifies, raises up and develops adult volunteers for middle and high school youth ministries
  • Facilitates a disciple building approach to ministry leadership that helps teens at different places of faith, without judgement, from unchurched teens with no faith to teens who know and love Jesus, to those having a desire to grow and lead
  • Develops, implements and evaluates theological curriculum for middle and high school ministries along with learning and practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy
  • Establishes healthy relationships with middle and high school parents, shaping youth ministry as family ministry and, ultimately, seeking to spur greater understanding and practice of the Catholic Faith in the home
  • Helps youth grow and develop their God-given skills, gifts (charisms) and leadership abilities
  • Manages budget and oversees administration of regular youth programing and special youth events (including retreats, service experiences, leadership trainings, etc.)
  • Creates and oversees the entire Confirmation preparation for 8th graders receiving the Sacrament and prepares high school teens seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Works cooperatively with Catholic school teachers and staff and others involved with parish children’s ministries, ensuring integration of youth ministry into the parish


  • Commits to spiritual and professional development
  • Participates as a member of the parish Leadership Core Team
  • Attends continuing education seminars, workshops, retreats, etc., as needed or directed by the Pastor
  • Participates in weekly Sunday Mass, working cooperatively with the Music Director and Pastor to drive youth liturgical leadership
  • Participates in the weekly Catholic School Mass
  • Works cooperatively with the parish Protecting Youth Compliance Officer to ensure required personnel and adult volunteers meet all diocesan regulations

Job Qualifications

Religious Background

  • Active Catholic living in the heart of the Church

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree with preference for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a religious discipline, education or social work
  • Demonstrated effectiveness evangelizing youth and families with a clear and cogent understanding of intentional discipleship, relational ministry, adolescent and family development
  • Clear and passionate understanding of Catholic Faith and a high ability to teach the faith to youth with respect to their varied backgrounds and home environments
  • Strong understanding of youth culture and best evangelical and catechetical practices for youth and families

Communication and Interpersonal Competencies

  • Able to recruit, develop and empower adult volunteers as effective evangelists and catechists to youth and parents
  • Works well within a team, charitably offering and receiving direction and reaction
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • High abilities for identifying, prioritizing and completing tasks with keen situation awareness to remain appropriately flexible
  • Strong organizational abilities and measures results
  • Able and eager to initiate meaningful conversations with parents around a variety of issues impacting youth
  • Establishes and maintains healthy boundaries interacting with teens and adults
  • Proficient with Macs and PCs and G-Suite, positively embracing (new) technology
  • Desire to contribute to, and be a part of, a fun-filled, engaging work environment

Employment in and by the Church is substantially different from secular employment. Church employees are held to a different and, many times, higher standard of conduct. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner which is consistent with, and supportive of, the mission and purpose of the Church.