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Job Title:       Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry (1-6 Catechetical Program, 7-10 Youth Ministry)

Reports To:      Pastor


The Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation/Youth Ministry is responsible for planning, directing and administering a catechetical program for children/youth and their families in grades K- 10 and working with the parish to develop a comprehensive youth ministry for grades 6 -10 youth.


Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and directing a comprehensive faith formation program for Grades K- 12 grades
  • Planning and coordinating sacramental preparation programs for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation, including parent and sponsor programs
  • Assisting the parish to plan sacramental celebrations
  • Recruiting, supervising, and supporting catechists and other volunteers in program areas.
  • Overseeing the formation and certification of catechists by assisting them to participate in the deanery and diocesan catechist formation
  • Selecting catechetical texts and resources for faith formation/youth ministry programs
  • Assisting parents and families to nurture their own faith journey and to support their role as primary educators of their children
  • Maintaining a family perspective in all programs and processes
  • Overseeing all administrative tasks including record keeping, background checks, permission forms, and catechist records for this ministry
  • Developing and administering the catechetical/youth ministry budget in collaboration with the Pastoral Associate
  • Maintaining a safe environment for children, youth, and volunteers
  • Supervising, with the assistance of gatekeepers, parish facilities when programs are present
  • Participating in the parish Pastoral Council and Prayer and Worship Committee
  • Working collaboratively with the pastor, parish staff, pastoral council, and other designated parish committees and maintaining communication through written and oral reports and meetings
  • Fulfilling any other mutually agreed upon responsibilities

Preferred Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in religious education, related field, or comparable experience
  • An active member of a Roman Catholic faith community in good standing who participates fully in the communal worship and life of the Church
  • Willingness to work toward full certification as a catechetical leader in the Diocese of Albany
  • Understanding of and experience in ministry
  • Enjoys working with children, youth, and adults
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in written
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Facility with Microsoft applications: e.g., Word, Excel, Access, Outlook

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job

Position requires extended periods of sitting and working at a computer, ability to move about in an office environment, ability to operate office equipment, e.g., phone, computer, printer; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed

Additional information



Our Lady of Victory Church

55 North Lake Avenue Troy, NY

Hours of work

35 Hours - Full Time

Exempt/NE status


Last date revised

January 2022


Interested candidates please send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee @ [email protected]

By   mail submit cover letter and your resume on or before March 1:

Search Committee

55 North Lake Ave.

Troy, NY 12180


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