The Director of Youth Ministry serves as the primary point of contact for all ministerial outreach efforts with area parish youth groups, and community organizations through which collaborative events and programming can be developed.
Contribute to and execute the long-term aligned vision for Vincentian Marian Youth SEMO's youth ministry.
Continually increase knowledge and understanding of Vincentian charism, virtues, and principles central to faith formation in an effort to maintain alignment with National and International guidelines.
Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing through weekly youth group nights, special events, annual mission trip, service projects, and monthly Mass.
Recruit, train and develop volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities.
Promote an environment where students feel connected to each other as a family; where each student is valued and celebrated.
Seek to integrate VMY SEMO's youth ministry into to local parishes in an effort to grow and strengthen support for youth ministry programming.
Create fun and meaningful opportunities for all youth to connect and grow together.
Ensure safe and healthy classroom/small group environments are maintained at all times in accordance with Diocesan protocols.
Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities.
Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
Provide clear weekly communication to youth and parents of events/activities through bulletin announcements, emails, social media and other appropriate forms of communication.
Foster cross collaboration between VMY SEMO and other area youth groups.
Promote the unity, direction and vision of Vincentian Marian Youth SEMO by participating in staff and leadership meetings.
Develop a full year calendar that will accomplish our mission and vision as a ministry as well as complement our mission and vision as a church.
Carefully plan and manage the Youth Ministry budgets
Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.
Create, maintain, and file all necessary paperwork for all activities including
o schedules, permission forms, receipts, presentations, etc.
Assist in building and maintaining relationships with the International and National Vincentian Marian Youth as well as Vincentian Family members, especially the Daughters of Charity (DC's) and the Congregation of the Mission (CM's), also the local St. Vincent De Paul Societies, Ladies of Charity and the Miraculous Medal Association.
Review programs, events, data, evaluation forms and other assessment materials to determine improvements and make proposed recommendations based on the information collected.
Maintain the stability and reputation of the organization by complying with all legal requirements, including Protecting God's Children.
Other duties as required.