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Director of Youth Ministry/Confirmation Coordinator $65,000-$90,000

American Martyrs Church (Manhattan Beach)






About Us: Located near the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the south end of Santa Monica Bay, American Martyrs Catholic Church is a welcoming community of faith focused on prayer, life long faith formation and service. We are a center for worship, learning, teaching, sharing faith experiences, and giving and receiving the strength to serve others.

Summary: The Director of Youth Ministry/Confirmation Coordinator at American Martyrs Church oversees the youth ministry program from 7th grade to 12th grade. This includes the Confirmation program, which begins in 9th grade and immediate preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is in 10th grade. The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for working with these programs to ensure that our young people are engaged in their faith and do their best, to know, love, and serve the Lord.

Essential Functions:
To oversee and direct the overall youth ministry program at American Martyrs Church.
o collaborate with the Director of Faith Formation to ensure that the Confirmation program is carried out and the candidates are prepared adequately for the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Duties and Responsibilities:
-Create a yearly calendar for Junior High and High School programs
-Oversee the High School programs, ensuring that there are many opportunities for the young adults to grow in their faith.
– Develop a strong Core Team for Youth Ministry and Confirmation and empower them to engage in relational ministry with our young adults.
-Recruitment of young people for all programs. Outreach to local area schools as an opportunity to recruit young people
– Establish a relationship with American Martyrs School and the School of Religious Education as an opportunity to recruit young people into the Junior High program and Youth Ministry
-Be able to recognize the needs of the young people and be creative in meeting their needs
-Recruitment of Core Members and catechists (when needed).
-Work to ensure that all needs are met for Junior High Youth Ministry
-Outreach to families of High School students and opportunities for families to be actively engaged in the overall youth ministry program
-All administrative work for the Youth Ministry program
-Oversee the Confirmation program in conjunction with the Director of Religious Education and the Administrative Assistant for Faith Formation
-Recruitment of catechists for the Confirmation Program
– Organize and create a yearly Confirmation Retreat for Confirmation Candidates
-Organize the 8th Grade Retreat experiences
-Organize an evening of reflection each year for Confirmation Candidates and their Sponsors
-Creation of the yearly budget for Youth Ministry in conjunction with the Business Administrator and Pastor
-Conducts fundraising opportunities with the Core Team and members of the Youth Ministry program to offset the expenses of the various programs/trips throughout the year
-Organize and execute the yearly retreat opportunities in the Archdiocese and National opportunities for Youth Conference trips.
– Ensure all safe environment protocols are followed at all times.
-Ensures that the Code of Conduct for Youth Ministry is followed.
-Ensure that all volunteers are trained in safe environment protocols.
-Works closely with the Pastor/Parochial Vicar on all programs.
-A member of the Parish Staff and attends meetings and workshops as indicated by the Pastor. Occasional attendance at Parish Pastoral Council Meetings Other duties when required.

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree or Certificate in Ministry. A minimum of five years’ experience in catechetical ministry or youth ministry.
Other Skills and Abilities:
A Catholic in good standing, who understands and supports the mission of the Church.
A strong understanding of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the ability to articulate and transmit the faith Strong communication skills (written and oral).
Strong skills in organizing
Ability to maintain confidentiality and pastoral sensitivity to delicate issues.
Experience working with the public and handling issues/complaints in a diplomatic manner
Flexibility to be available for programming on evenings and weekends when necessary
Strong grasp of technology and social media so as to be able to engage our young people

Additional Details
Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week)
Supervised by: Pastor, Parish Administrator, Director of Religious Education

Please send Resume and Cover Letter to: Patti Wiiliams
We welcome all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

American Martyrs Church (Manhattan Beach)

700 15th St

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266