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Summary

Please see below for the following job opportunities:

  • Diocese: Respect Life Coordinator
  • Diocese: Youth and Young Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant
  • Diocese: Marriage & Family Life Coordinator
  • Diocese: Groundskeeper
  • Vermont Catholic Charities: Accountant
  • St. Michael Parish, Brattleboro: Director of Music
  • St. Luke/Ascension Parish, Fairfax: Coordinator of Evangelization & Catechesis
  • St. Peter’s/St. Ambrose, Vergennes/Bristol: Youth Ministry
  • Sacred Heart / St. Francis de Sales Church, Bennington: Part-time Coordinator of Catholic Youth Ministry and Evangelization

Diocese: Respect Life Coordinator

Department: Office of Evangelization & Catechesis

Supervisor: Executive Director of Evangelization & Catechesis

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator, reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, provides support and strengthens the Respect Life efforts, programs and ministries of the Church in Vermont.  This individual will assist the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis in supporting all aspects of Respect Life Ministry from conception to natural death.  This will include direct support to parishes, priests and the lay faithful.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotes and supports the overall strategic direction and vision for Respect Life Ministries set by the diocesan bishop for all age groups and diocesan programs.
  • Serves as the diocesan liaison to all life issues and related organizations/ministries.
  • Facilitates the work of the Diocesan Respect Life Committee.
  • Facilitates the annual Diocesan Respect Life Mass.
  • Works with the Diocesan Coordinator of Religious Education and Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry to promote chastity education for young people.
  • Coordinates the Diocesan Speakers Bureau for Life Issues.
  • Serves as a resource for priests, parishes and the diocese on developments in medical ethics and technology.
  • Serves as a resource for priests, parishes, and the diocese on legislative issues concerning life.
  • Facilitates formation and education for the diocese on the Church’s teachings concerning life issues, including through writing and presentations.
  • Coordinates Project Rachel Ministry in the Diocese of Burlington.
  • Manages the Project Rachel Phone line.
  • Coordinates and facilitates training on the VCAD (VT Catholic Advanced Directive).
  • Serves as a resource and facilitator to ministries supportive of the most vulnerable populations, from conception to natural death.
  • Completes any and all assignments from the Exec. Dir. Of Evangelization and Catechesis.
  • Adheres to all Safe Environment Programs.
  • All ministries take place under the larger umbrella of evangelization and in response to Pope Francis’ call to “go out” and move our parishes “from maintenance to mission.”

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual must understand and be able to articulate the Church’s sacramental, ecclesial, moral and spiritual theology and how they apply to the faithful.  The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3, 4 of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s Degree in theology preferred.
An individual should be highly competent in the Church’s teachings on life issues from conception to natural death.  The ability to positively, compassionately and articulately educate and communicate the Church’s teachings on life issues is essential.  Knowledge of the New Evangelization is helpful.  

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, reports, and legal documents;
  • Possess the ability to respond to inquiries or concerns from parishes and schools;
  • Presentation skills should include the ability to effectively present information to leadership and youth;
  • Dissemination and interpretation of personal and confidential information and policies to employees, priests, deacons and parishes.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to Catholic Formation and Finance.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands for finite movements such as typing and other office functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee is required to travel on a regular basis throughout the state.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when driving from various meetings, parishes, institutions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  3. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Apply via email to: [email protected]

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Administrative Assistant (Part time)

This position is responsible for administrative support activities for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and other programs/duties as assigned.  It is expected that the individual in this role works collaboratively with the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  The individual in this role is expected to take initiative ensuring the tasks performed are within the guidelines noted below, the standards of the Department Director, as well as the Catholic Church Teachings.  As with all positions, communication is essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure strong communications with Schools, Parishes, Pastors, and Principals.
  • Prepares, assist with organizing, maintains records, prepares correspondence, reports, forms and confirmation for all programs and events offered to include but not limited to: Steubenville East High School Youth Conference; NCYC; CYO; Vermont Catholic Youth Conference; March for Life; Middle School Rallies; retreats, etc.
  • Ensures packets for workshops and programs are ready as well as is the interface with teams as needed in advance to discern quantities needed. Prepares evaluation reports following programs and events offered noted above.
  • Maintains computer documentation for all Youth and Young Adult programs.
  • Maintains registration lists and coordinates all correspondence with registrants for all programs and events.
  • Maintains telephone lists/email lists as directed.
  • Maintains and acts as a contact for the Diocesan Resource Center.
  • Processes in-coming and outgoing mail in conjunction with other secretarial duties.
  • Works to ensure website is up to date on all conferences and events being offered.
  • Records all department budgetary expenditures, tracks receipts, and helps keeps record of income.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and two to five years of progressively responsible related experience; equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority. 

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, reports, and legal documents;
  • Possess the ability to respond to inquiries or concerns from parishes and schools;
  • Presentation skills should include the ability to effectively present information to leadership and the faithful;
  • Dissemination and interpretation of personal and confidential information and policies to employees, priests, deacons and parishes.
  • Ability to write and communicate with superior grammar skills.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with basic mathematical concepts as they relate to finance.
  • Proficient and able to utilize and develop queries and spreadsheets under Excel, Access and other programs.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions;

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License; Bachelor’s Degree mandatory.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands for finite movements such as typing and other office functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee is required to travel.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when driving from various meetings, parishes, institutions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate
  3. Ability to work nights and weekends.
Apply via email to: [email protected]

Marriage & Family Life Coordinator

Title: Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Coordinator Part Time

Department: Office of Evangelization & Catechesis

Supervisor: Executive Director of Evangelization & Catechesis

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator, reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, provides support and strengthens the Marriage & Family Life efforts, programs and ministries of the Church in Vermont.  This individual will assist the Executive Director of the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis in supporting all aspects of Marriage and Family Life.  This position will include direct support to parishes, priests and the lay faithful.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promotes and supports the overall strategic direction and vision for Marriage and Family Life Ministries set by the diocesan bishop for all age groups and diocesan programs.
  • Facilitates and coordinates the Diocesan Pre-Cana program, working with the Exec. Dir of Evang. & Catechesis.
  • Facilitates training in Natural Family Planning, either in-person or through on-line resources.
  • Provides resources on sexual health, including pornography
  • Provides resources to parishes, priests, and the diocese for marriage enrichment, support and healing.
  • Provides parenting resources to parishes to serve their families.
  • Assist parishes in providing resources for Baptism preparation and support.
  • Facilitate the ongoing implementation of efforts initiated during the Diocesan Year of the Family in our diocese and parishes.
  • Coordinate resources to assist parishes in supporting and ministering to young families; including opportunities for outreach.
  • Serve as the diocesan liaison / coordinator for the annual Women’s Retreat and Men’s Conference.
  • Serve as the Diocesan liaison to marriage and family life ministries and organizations.
  • Completes any and all assignments from the Exec. Dir. Of Evangelization and Catechesis.
  • Adheres to all Safe Environment Programs.
  • All ministries take place under the larger umbrella of evangelization and in response to Pope Francis’ call to “go out” and move our parishes “from maintenance to mission.” 

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual must understand and be able to articulate the Church’s sacramental, ecclesial, moral and spiritual theology and how they apply to the faithful.  The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3, 4 of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Masters Degree in Theology preferred.
An individual should be highly competent in the Church’s teachings on marriage and family life issues.  The ability to positively, compassionately and articulately educate and communicate the Church’s teachings on marriage and family life is essential.  Knowledge of the New Evangelization is helpful.  

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, reports, and legal documents;
  • Possess the ability to respond to inquiries or concerns from parishes and schools;
  • Presentation skills should include the ability to effectively present information to leadership and youth;
  • Dissemination and interpretation of personal and confidential information and policies to employees, priests, deacons and parishes.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to Catholic Formation and Finance.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License;

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands for finite movements such as typing and other office functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee is required to travel on a regular basis throughout the state.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when driving from various meetings, parishes, institutions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  3. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Apply via email to: [email protected]

Groundskeeper

Title: Groundskeeper

Location: Resurrection Park, South Burlington, VT

Supervisor: Director of Cemeteries or Designee

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

General Statement of Duties

The incumbent will maintain cemetery grounds within Resurrection park. The Groundskeeper reports to the Park Superintendent and is also subject to oversight authority by the Director of Catholic Cemeteries.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with burials and interments, on-site parking and guidance of processions.
  • Performs digging, maintenance of graves, mowing of cemetery grounds, care for flower beds, prepares soil, grows vegetation and trimmed shrubs. trees, hedges and general improvement of cemetery.
  • General maintenance of all grounds keeping equipment:
  • Utilizes a variety of tools and equipment such as push mowers, riding mowers, weed eaters, edgers, clippers, trimmers, pruners, sprayers, etc.
  • Operates and maintains vehicles and equipment by checking fluid levels, refueling, checking tire pressure, fuses and light bulbs.
  • Ensures equipment returned to proper areas. * Drives utility vehicles for ground maintenance and other purposes thus ensuring safety measure of self and others.
  • Identifies and marks sites for grave openings and placement of tombstones sites as requested.
  • Oversees and coordinates funeral process and burial services in the cemetery, as requested.
  • Respects all funeral/burials while working.
  • General maintenance of all grounds:
  • Gather and dispose of weeds, snow, plant debris and garbage from cemetery.
  • Dig sites and prepare foundations for the placements of monuments.
  • Create name placement cards and engraves monuments accordingly. * Understanding of State and local cemetery rules and regulations, preferred.
  • Assists with daily inspection of cemetery grounds, with timely reports of concerns and issues to supervisor, as necessary.
  • Request/Purchase of necessary operational supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

Requires a minimum of two years experience with heavy equipment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority.

Language Skills

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with co-workers and the public; ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to landscaping and supervision of the cemetery.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee must have the ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time (8 hours per day), lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, bend, stoop, climb, push, pull, perform tasks requiring manual dexterity, and work in all types of weather.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

Send Resume to: [email protected]

Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc: Accountant

Make a difference in your career and join the Vermont Catholic Charities team.  Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc. (VCCI) has an opening for an Accountant (full time).  We’re looking for an individual who will provide a range of accounting functions for VCCI and our Level III Residential Care Homes.  The role will include but is not limited to financial reporting and analysis; general ledger accounting; accounts receivable and billing; accounts payable and purchasing. This position offers the opportunity to use your financial and accounting skills to support and enhance the overall operations of the agency.  This position reports to the Controller. To be considered for the position, candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 to 5 years related work experience. Candidates must also be highly proficient with accounting systems and Microsoft Excel.  If interested, please forward your resume to:  [email protected]

Check us out: www.vermontcatholic.org. Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc. is a leading provider of residential care services, counseling services, and emergency financial assistance.

St. Michael Parish, Brattleboro: Director of Music

St. Michael Catholic Parish, is seeking a full-time director of music to develop and maintain a program of sacred music that will support and enable the people of the parish to encounter more deeply the sacred mysteries of the liturgy. The position requires the individual to possess competent organ and piano skills, strong choral skills and organizational skills that will assist in their direction of an adult and a youth choir. The position requires that an individual possess knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy and must be capable of working collaboratively with the pastor and staff. The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦ , 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience
An individual should be highly competent in music ministry studies or have three to five years of related experience. Bachelor’s degree in music and/or qualified experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority. The individual must understand and be able to articulate the Church’s sacramental, ecclesial, moral and spiritual theology and how they apply to the faithful.

Essential Functions of the Job
Provide music for 3 weekend Masses as well as feasts and solemnities, holy days of obligation, funerals and weddings, and other sacramental celebrations.
Direct and develop the adult choir, as well as form and develop the youth choir.
Provide music for school Masses.
Recruit and train all musicians.
Administer music program by ensuring proper and timely communication, meeting with pastor as necessary, maintaining copyright privileges, and overseeing the upkeep of instruments and equipment.

Salary
Commensurate with degree and experience; medical benefits provided, if needed. Weddings and funerals provide additional income. The parish averages 45 funerals and 5 weddings per year.

To Apply: Please email your resume for consideration to Father Justin Baker at [email protected]

St. Luke/Ascension Parish, Fairfax: Coordinator of Evangelization & Catechesis

Title: Parish Coordinator of Evangelization & Catechesis

Supervisor: Pastor

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: St. Luke/Ascension Parish, Fairfax

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator of Evangelization and Catechesis provides support to the evangelization and catechetical efforts of the parish through faith formation programs to strengthen the faith life of the community.  This individual will assist the Pastor and Deacon in supporting all aspects of faith formation ministries, including providing support for the Director of Religious education and teachers in the programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the offering and implementation of catechetical adult faith formation, with a focus on evangelization and outreach.
  • Works with the Diocesan Office of Evangelization & Catechesis to support the parish in developing the parish’s adult confirmation and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) programs.
  • Familiarity with the New Evangelization, Missionary Discipleship and its relationship to catechesis.
  • Facilitate and assist with the implementation of efforts such as Legion of Mary, Alpha or Light of the World, designed for parish renewal and outreach. 
  • Oversee and develop curriculum and policies for the parish’s marriage preparation program (pre-Cana) and support married couples in “Post”-Cana marriage enrichment programs.
  • Promotes a culture of Vocations through awareness and education.
  • Conducts Parish census through door to door evangelization
  • Facilitate and assist the parish baptism preparation process.
  • Serves as a support and resource for the Director of Religious Education–assists with parish faith formation efforts for children as needed. 
  • Responsible for Altar server training
  • Adheres to all Safe Environment Programs.

Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to fulfill each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual must understand and be able to articulate the Church’s sacramental, ecclesial, moral and spiritual theology and how they apply to the faithful.  The individual will be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3, 4 of the Code of Canon Law.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree.  An individual should be highly competent in catechetical studies and conversant with the New Evangelization; equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable to the hiring authority.  Knowledge of theology, canon law, formation, spiritual development and education of children, youth, adults and families is essential. 

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, reports, and legal documents;
  • Possess the ability to respond to inquiries or concerns from parishes and schools;
  • Presentation skills should include the ability to effectively present information to leadership and youth;
  • Dissemination and interpretation of personal and confidential information and policies to employees, priests, deacons and parishes.

Mathematical Skills

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts as they relate to Catholic Formation and Finance.

Reasoning Ability

  • Possess the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Adept at interpreting an extensive variety of technical instructions.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License; Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands for finite movements such as typing and other office functions. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee is required to travel on a regular basis throughout the state.
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when driving from various meetings, parishes, institutions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  3. Ability to work nights and weekends.

To apply contact Fr. Furman: (802) 849-6205, [email protected]

St. Peter’s/St. Ambrose, Vergennes/Bristol: Youth Ministry

The Parish families of St. Peter’s in Vergennes, Vermont and St. Ambrose in Bristol, Vermont are looking for a vibrant and energetic individual who has been touched by the Power of God’s love and who has the desire to share this love with the youth of the Parishes.

Some of this person’s responsibilities would be as follows:

  • To help enhance and support the parishes Confirmation and Youth Ministry

Program by working with the teachers and being a part of the student’s lives

  • Over see the Religious Ed programs for both parishes by working with the

Teachers and fostering a relationship with the parents to help them become more involved in their children’s religious education

  • To offer Faith Formation Programs for the Religious Education students and their parents on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring Diocesan requirements are followed
  • To encourage the student’s to take part in Diocesan Youth activities

Compensation would include:

  • Salary
  • Health benefits
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid vacation

If interested in knowing more about this Position or for an application please contact:

Father Yvon Royer

St. Peter’s Parish

85 South Maple Street

P.O. Box 324

Vergennes, Vermont

(w) 802-877-2367  (c) 802-334-6810

St. Augustine Catholic Parish, Montpelier: Director of Religious Education/Youth Ministry Coordinator

This position is part-time (15-20 hours per week).

General duties include: overseeing the program and being present at all of its activities; recruiting and supporting catechists and parents, registering students; creating the religious education calendar; communicating about program requirements and events; selecting and ordering materials; reviewing the program content, quality, and structure on an ongoing basis; ensuring that Safe Environment requirements are being met; and coordinating the deanery-wide Confirmation Mass.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; an individual should be highly competent in catechetical studies or have three to five years of related experience.

A basic requirement for the position is that the individual must be a practicing Catholic in accordance with Canon 874 §1, 3◦, 4◦ of the Code of Canon Law. 

Qualified candidates should also submit their cover letter, resume and list of three references to:  [email protected]

 

Sacred Heart / St. Francis de Sales Church, Bennington: Part-time Coordinator of Catholic Youth Ministry and Evangelization

Position Summary

In direct collaboration with the Pastor and the Youth Ministry Advisory Committee, the Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Evangelization is responsible for guiding, developing, implementing, supporting, enhancing and evaluating the overall youth outreach programs as well as developing programming for students ages middle school through high school.

Principal Duties:

  • Collaborates and enhances Faith Formation programs with Pre-confirmation (Grades 7 & 8), Coordinate and Implement Confirmation (Grades 9 and 10) and develop and implement Post Confirmation Programs (Grades 11 & 12). Supports and implements the change of Confirmation to 6th grade in 2021 with forthcoming Dioceses recommendations .
  • Collaborates with the Pastoral team and Faith Formation coordinators at Sacred Heart St Francis Church, St. John the Baptist Church, and School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales.
  • Develops youth ministry activities supporting and enhancing the Confirmation and Religious Education programs including implementing YDisciple or similar small group high school ministries.
  • Collaborates with Diocesan and Deanery Youth Ministry events and retreats, being in communication with Diocesan staff. Acts as a liaison between the parish and the Catholic Diocese of Burlington Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry; ensures adherence to the policies of the Diocese in all youth ministry activities; makes Diocesan youth programs available to the parish. Participates in training offered by the Diocese.
  • Integrates youth and into the liturgical ministries already present within the parishes and school. Helps organize liturgical programs like Living Stations, Christmas pageants, etc. Organize and prepare for Reconciliation services, Special Liturgies and Prayer services, special celebrations such as May Crowning of Mary
  • Attends Vocation Ministry meetings as requested and coordinate with Diocese Vocational programs.
  • Incorporates the family as an essential agent in the faith formation process.
  • Organizes regular service opportunities for the youth of the parish and middle school, as well as a summer offering for middle and high school teens (mission trip, etc) Collaborates with Totus Tuus coordinators.
  • Develops an annual calendar, outlining important dates for the youth program and coordinate the scheduling into the parish master calendar.
  • Implements and Maintains the annual youth ministry budget ; responsible for reviewing and approving related bills; monitors purchasing, storage, etc.
  • Required to travel, including locations throughout diocese and, infrequently, areas outside of Vermont
  • Frequent evening and/or weekend work will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a fully initiated and practicing Catholic, able to participate in the full sacramental life of the Church and with a commitment to live a life that gives witness to the joy of a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Ability to articulate ideas clearly, concisely, professionally, and pastorally both orally and in writing and in presentations
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills including time management, planning and delegation Ensure compliance with all Diocesan Policies and Guidelines on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry, within the guidelines of Safe Environment requirement
  • Computer skills and ability to use social media for safe communication with students and adult
  • Education: Preferably bachelor’s degree required. Experience in youth ministry is preferred.
  • License: Valid driver’s license must be maintained at all times

Applications can be submitted to Father Bob Wiseman, C.S.C., Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church, 238 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 or e-mailed to [email protected] Application accepted and will be considered until the position is filled.