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Director of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministry

Job Description

From the day he took office in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Archbishop Paul Coakley has emphasized repeatedly the importance of young people in building a culture of evangelization and discipleship within our Archdiocese. As the generation who will change and define our culture for the next several decades, we must energetically and authentically encounter them and bring them into a life of missionary discipleship.

As such, St. Peter the Apostle is seeking to hire a Director of Youth, Campus, and Young Adult Ministry (DYCM) for the parish. This person will be responsible for the Evangelization and Formation of high school youth at St. Peter the Apostle and the college students of Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU).  With the help and support of the pastor and his vicars, the DYCM will lead a team of motivated parishioners in bringing youth and college students closer to the Lord in prayer and active participation in the life of the Church.

The DYCM will help organize Evangelization efforts such as Bible studies, youth group, college nights, and other events to bring people into a life of missionary discipleship. Along with this, the DYCM will seek to provide opportunities for our young people to perform acts of service for the poor and for our community. These works of mercy will be essential in forming our young people as disciples.

Recognizing the essential role of parents in the formation and catechesis of their children, the DYCM will work with parents of teens in engaging the faith. He/she will work with the parish priests and the Coordinator of Children’s Catechesis in organizing opportunities for parental formation and engagement. By offering resources and providing encouragement, these efforts will enable parents to reinforce the formation and education their teens are receiving during youth group.

Further, the DYCM will be a resource and support for those in charge of youth ministry at our three mission churches (Boise City, Hooker, and Beaver). Providing guidance, encouragement, and help to these people will extend the impact of this person’s work to the Catholic community of the entire Panhandle. As such, this person will, occasionally, need to drive to one of the other churches for various meetings and events.

The employee is required to convey the Church’s message and to assist in carrying out the Church’s mission. The employee is required to uphold the standards of the Catholic Church in his/her day-to-day work and personal life. ALL employees are expected to be persons of integrity and must conduct themselves in an honest and open way, free from deception or corruption and in a manner consistent with the discipline and teachings of the Catholic Church. Personnel are expected to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all, including the standards and policies set forth in the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct and other Archdiocesan Policies and Guidelines.


About the Parish

St. Peter the Apostle, along with its missions, is responsible for the Pastoral Care and Evangelization of the entirety of the Oklahoma Panhandle. With a largely diverse population from all over the world, the Panhandle Catholic community offers a unique opportunity for evangelization. Along with this, St. Peter is blessed to have a young, energetic pastor who is deeply committed to the spread of the Gospel and the Conversion of the Panhandle, especially among young people. There are also two energetic Parochial Vicars who are equally committed to preaching the Gospel.


The communities at St. Peter’s three mission churches are committed to their faith and hunger for a deepened faith, providing ample opportunities for further evangelization, catechesis, and formation. Leaders in these churches are excited for the opportunity to reach out, and with proper leadership can be extremely effective in bringing people to Jesus Christ.


Necessary Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in evangelization and catechetical leadership

  • A deep concern for personal growth in all aspects of life

  • Ability to work well with high school youth and college students


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in theological studies, ministry, religious education or equivalent

  • 3-5 years’ experience in catechesis, catechetical leadership, and ministering to youth and young adults

  • Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and develops all aspects of catechesis and formation for high school youth at St. Peter.

  • Coordinates and develops all aspects of catechesis and formation for college students at OPSU.

  • Assists in recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers for the evangelization and catechetical formation of high school youth, college students, and young adults.

  • Provides yearly opportunities for a deep encounter with Christ to high school and college students (e.g.- Steubenville, NCYC, DCYC, SEEK, etc.).

  • Provides opportunities for leadership development in youth and college students to form them in their ability to evangelize.

  • Provides support and assistance to leaders of youth groups at Good Shepherd, Sacred Heart, and St. Frances Cabrini.

  • Assists with the maintenance and curation of social media content for the “Panhandle Catholic” Social Media accounts.

  • Works to maintain and update the parish website, effectively communicating with those who engage our parish through digital means.

  • Maintains regular communication with the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and regularly attends scheduled meetings.

  • Cooperates with the parish Safe Environment Coordinator in providing the necessary information about staff and students in the Youth and Young Adult Evangelization programs, including confirming that all catechists, volunteers and any paid staff have completed the Archdiocesan Safe Environment protocols.

  • Other duties as assigned by the pastor.


Work Environment:

  • This job takes place in office, classroom, and other settings as needed.

  • This job uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, filing cabinets, photocopiers, etc.

  • This job operates using other technological equipment such as TV, Google Chromecast,, projectors, etc.

  • This job also demands significant weekend and evening working hours.


Physical Ability Requirements:

  • Physical stamina to supervise youth and minister to college students

  • Mobility to move in a classroom and group environment

  • Lifting and moving of equipment and materials for presentations when necessary

  • Ability to drive

  • Ability to move up and down stairs to the church basement without the use of an elevator



  • This job requires travel for various trainings and meetings for the Archdiocese, and other formation opportunities approved by the pastor.

  • Travel is required for conventions and other trips organized for the youth and college students.

  • Travel to the various mission churches in the panhandle is required as necessary for meetings, support, and events.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position.  These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job duties as required.  This job description is not to be construed as a guaranteed contract of employment for a definite period.

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