Young Adult Ministry is a career and ministerial vocation like many others in the Catholic Church. Because of the critical need the Church has for this ministry, it should be treated as professionally as those of religious education, pastoral associate, adult faith formation, youth ministry, campus ministry, pastoral care, liturgist, and so forth.
NCYAMA strongly advises that great care be put into the development of a "young adult ministry" position in a parish, diocese, or organization. It should NOT be a secondary or tertiary thought added to a youth minister or adult faith director's job description. If we continue to operate in this fashion, is it any wonder that young adults are exiting the Church?
NCYAMA has developed the following sample job descriptions for use in parishes, dioceses, or other organizations seeking to reach out to young adults:
Sample Job Description, Diocesan Young Adult Ministry Director (full time)
Sample Job Description, Parish YAM Coordinator (20-40 hrs/week)
Sample Job Description, Parish YAM Coordinator (10-20 hrs/week)
Sample Job Description, Parish YAM Coordinator (5-10 hrs/week)
Sample Job Description, Parish YAM Coordinator (1-5 hrs/week)
Archdiocese of San Francisco - Director of Young Adult Ministry (posted 6-7-13)
The Director of Young Adult Ministry supports the young adult community of the archdiocese in implementing the vision expressed by the Young Adult Task Force as a Pastoral Initiative. Practicing Catholic and bachelor’s degree required; masters preferred. Four to six years of experience in ministry, religious education, or a related field.
Contact Patrick Schmidt via email or phone (415-614-5538) for additional information.
Diocese of Corpus Christi - Coordinator, Young Adult Ministry (posted 5-30-13)
The Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry provides ministry to young adults ages 18-35 in the Diocese of Corpus Christi and strengthens and assist young adult ministry in the parishes.
Diocese of Corpus Christi - Director of Campus Ministry (posted 5-30-13)
The Diocese of Corpus Christi is seeking a Director of Campus Ministry serving Texas A&M, Corpus Christi and Del Mar College.
Diocese of Joliet - Assistant Program Director for Young Adult and Youth Ministry (posted 5-11-13)
The Assistant Program Director in Young Adult and Youth Ministry assists with the administration of youth ministry, has primary responsibility for campus ministry efforts at one non-Catholic campus and is a regional young adult ministry coordinator for one area of the diocese.
Diocese of Joliet - Independent Contractor, Campus/Young Adult Minister, Bourbonnais/Kankakee Area (posted 5-11-13)
This independent contractor provides Catholic Campus Ministry for the students of Olivet Nazarene University and Kankakee Community College, working with Catholics and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Students are the primary focus of the programming on campus with some attention to faculty/staff if needed. This agent will also work to develop Young Adult Ministry in the Bourbonnais/Kankakee area. Contracted exempt. Academic year only (35 weeks).
Archdiocese of New Orleans - Associate Director, Young Adult Ministry (posted 5-1-13)
The CYO/Youth & Young Adult Ministry Office, Archdiocese of New Orleans, is seeking a full-time Associate Director for Young Adult Ministry. Responsibilities include advocating for young adults in the life of the church, providing training and consultation on young adult ministry for parishes, coordinating archdiocesan-sponsored young adult programs, and liaising with the campus ministries of the Catholic colleges and universities in the archdiocese. A more detailed job description is available upon request. Candidates should have a degree in Catholic theology, religious education, pastoral ministry, or related field. To apply, send a letter and résumé to John Smestad, Jr., Director, CYO Office, Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1007 Airline Park Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2013. Position is available July 15, 2013.
Romero Center Ministries, New Jersey - Executive Director (posted 6-7-13)
Seeking a full time Executive Director (ED) of Romero Center Ministries of St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral to oversee mission and vision, program development, financial management, marketing/communications, human resources, and general operations.
Diocese of Columbus - Director of Faith Formation and RCIA (posted 5-30-13)
St. Thomas More Newman Center, the Catholic campus ministry for The Ohio State University, seeks a Director of Faith Formation and RCIA who will champion the values and mission of the Newman Center, optimizing opportunities for faith and spiritual growth in the context of Catholic campus ministry. Providing clear vision, creative, and energetic leadership, the Director of Faith Formation and RCIA assumes primary responsibility for a comprehensive Catholic faith formation ministry for the Newman Center community, recognizing different catechetical needs, leadership opportunities, and formation in Scripture, Church teaching, and the spiritual life.
Archdiocese of St. Louis - Saint Louis University Campus Ministry (posted 4-14-13)
This full-time position works under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Vice President for Mission and Ministry. This position is responsible for supervising all campus ministry programs and efforts to help students of the University develop and grow in their adult faith, as members of the university community.
The following links will take you to other websites.
Youth and/or Young Adult Ministry Positions - on the NFCYM Job Bank
Youth and/or Young Adult Ministry Positions - on CatholicJobs.com