Work at St. Andrew
We are excited about your interest in joining our dynamic and faithful team! Below are the current job openings available. Please take time to review them; if interested, you may indicate the position you are applying for and send your resume to Florence Slattery at HR@standrewchandler.com.
Purpose and Scope
Under the direct supervision of the Pastor, this position organizes, coordinates, and implements all aspects of the Life Teen model for high school youth and college students of St. Andrew the Apostle.
Essential Job Functions
- In collaboration with the Director of Liturgy and Life Teen Music Minister, directs all aspects of the Life Teen Mass, offered weekly on Sunday afternoons. This includes assisting the recruitment and training (if necessary) of liturgical volunteers.
- Develops and models the curriculum of Life Teen for all high school aged youth, grades 9 through 12; through catechetical, issue, and social nights held on Sunday evenings throughout the school year.
- Recruits and trains all members of the Core Teams who are responsible for planning and facilitating the Sunday evening Life Teen programs and College Life programs.
- Organizes, facilitates and / or delegates the updates to parent by writing weekly reports about what the youth are learning and experiencing for all Life Teen Series.
- Develops and offers Adult curriculum for members of the parish as it pertains to parenting children / teens and current cultural trends and issues. This includes the Annual Safe Home Sunday, the Unspoken Series, etc.
- Oversees and participates in Relational Ministry by attending local high school events with at least one other member of the Core Team to show support of the activities of the youth.
- Oversees and coordinates with local parishes to offer periodic XLT events.
- Develops and plans the curriculum of offsite retreats for Life Teen and College Life.
- Directs the annual Kairos (Junior/Senior) retreat. Duties include monthly planning meetings with adult and peer leaders as well as frequent individual meetings with leaders over the months of September through January. Establishes and maintains relationship between Kairos parents and St. Andrew for the purpose of collecting and assessing the “materials” for the retreat.
- Directs and oversees all fundraising initiatives for Life Teen, including the Annual Golf Scramble. Coordinates and delegates all responsibilities regarding sponsorship outreach to local and national business for donations / prizes. Maintain and direct a group of volunteer leaders from the parish community. Facilitates and contracts relationship with Foothills Golf Club (or similar venue) for all aspects of the events, as well as the lunch for the golfers and volunteers.
- Contracts with all retreat centers, hotels and bus companies for offsite events and trips.
- Oversees the community service projects that will actively involve the youth and college aged people.
- Maintains office hours in the Life Teen Center during times that are most conducive to the schedules of the youth.
- Directs and administers all preparation for teens interested in coming into the Church through Sacramental Preparation. In collaboration with the Director of Children’s Religious Education, develops norms for requirements to assess readiness for the reception of the Sacraments.
- Develops and implements the offerings for Young Adult members of the parish with utilization of the College Life model.
- Maintains and offers opportunities to spend time with college aged people for relational ministry and follow-up; especially in the transition from high school to college and from college to the work force.
- In collaboration with the area Young Adult Ministers, plans and implements offerings for college aged people. This includes recreational sports leagues, social events, and catechetical continued formation.
Additional Job Functions
- Prepares an annual budget(s), maintains program records, maintain liaison efforts with the Diocese of Phoenix and colleagues in Youth and Young Adult Evangelization positions.
- Keeps abreast of current national trends and issues that pertain to this department.
- Attends and participates in all Catechetical Visioning meetings.
- Attends staff meetings as determined by Pastor.
- Attends local and / or international training and events as they pertain to these departments.
- Assists with any projects directed by the Pastor.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Must be willing to work Sunday through Thursday with many hours being in the evening.
- Must have initiative, creativity, and sensitivity to the needs of the people.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, work independently as well as working with other staff members.
- Must be detail-oriented and able to deal with frequent interruptions.
- Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters.
- Proficient working with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as general knowledge of standard office equipment.
- Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
- Must complete annual Called to Protect Safe Environment Training
- Must have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree; Bachelor’s Degree is a plus.
- Certification of Youth Ministry a plus.
- Theology degree a plus.
- Minimum three (3) years of experience of full-time leadership experience in youth ministry or related field.
- Must be in good standing with the Catholic Church with regards to all sacraments.
This position works approximately 40 hours a week and is non-exempt. Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license and have own transportation. Employee is subject to the personnel policies of the Diocese of Phoenix for parish personnel.