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1 ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY - COORDINATOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY JOB ANALYSIS WORK SHEET PARISH PASTOR: YOUTH MINISTER: DATE: The responsibility of the parish Youth Minister is to counsel, support, train and minister to preteens through college age youth. The Youth Minister recruits, trains, assesses and supports adult volunteers, while seeking close communication with and mutual support from the families of youth. The Youth Minister collaborates with other staff members in promoting the parish mission statement and depends upon their support in working with youth. In order to promote holistic growth and to engage youth in a continuous faith experience of Church, this minister reaches out to youth in the community, i.e. hurting, healthy, and healed. He or she develops personal relationships with youth, provides for formal catechesis, and invites and enables youth to serve others. STEP ONE: IN DIALOGUE WITH YOUR PASTOR, DETERMINE YOUR JOB EVALUATION POINTS FOR THE FOllOWING FACTORS: FACTOR ONE: EDUCATION (Circle ONLY the highest level attained.) Basic lay ministry certificate, CPE, Master Catechist, deacon training, extensive workshop training in youth ministry. Non-academic, formalized youth training Credit Hours toward a BS or BA degree 10 BS or BA, non-religious major 15 BS or BA, major in Counseling, Education, the Humanities, or Theology credit hours toward Master's degree 25 Master's degree related to position (Counseling, Education, or the Humanities) 30 Master's degree in Pastoral Studies, Theology, or Religious Studies 35 Master's of Divinity or 36 hours post graduate work in related field up to a Doctorate 40 TOTAL POINTS FOR FACTOR ONE: EDUCATION (not to exceed 40 points) I

2 FACTOR TWO: EXPERIENCE (Complete Parts A, B, C and D - Circle only one in each category where applicable) PART A: Previous experience as a full time Youth Minister, campus minister, or member of diocesan youth staff in any diocese. No Experience completed years completed years completed years completed years 20 Over 9 completed years 25 Total Points PART B: Previous experience as a junior high or high school teacher Of other, full time youth-related position. 1-3 completed years completed years 10 7 or more completed years 15 Total Points PART C: Previous experience as a volunteer youth minister in any parish or a youth agency. Volunteer work must have been year-round, at least 20 hours per week. 1-3 completed years completed years 6 7 or more completed years 10 Total points PART D: Previous experience as a paid, part time youth minister. 1-3 completed years completed years 6 7 or more completed years 10 Total Points TOTAL POINTS FOR FACTOR TWO: EXPERIENCE (Parts A, B, C & D - not to exceed 50 points) FACTOR THREE: YOUTH MINISTER CERTIFICATION II (Circle all appropriate certificates) Basic Youth Ministry Recognition Certificate 10 Archdiocesan Youth Ministry Certificate 10 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Ministry Development 10

3 TOTAL POINTS FOR FACTOR THREE: YOUTH MINISTER CERTIFICATION (Total possible points: 30) III FACTOR FOUR: MINISTRY AND PROGRAMS (Circle all that apply) WORD 1. Plans, directs and supervises youth retreats 5 2. Works with small groups to provide formal and informal faith sharing 2 3. Provides outreach and evangelization to youth in the community 2 4. Is present at social and recreational events for youth 2 5. Conducts home visits with parish youth and their families 2 WORSHIP 6. Collaborates with appropriate members of parish staff to assure youth inclusion in the general parish liturgical celebrations 2 7. Serves as prayer leader at youth gatherings 1 8. Encourages youth to serve as worship leaders in programs 2 9. Plans and implements specific youth liturgical celebrations 1 CREATING COMMUNITY 10. Manages fund raising programs for youth ministry Supervises and provides youth sports programs and recreational opportunities Organizes and conducts field trips and enrichment trips for youth Manages a youth drop-in center GUIDANCE AND HEALING: 14. Is present for parish worship services as a resource for youth and families Provides counseling and crisis prevention/intervention for youth and their families; refers them to appropriate resources and programs Plans and provides for formal and informal ministry opportunities for youth and their families 2 JUSTICE AND SERVICE 17. Provides peace and justice education and opportunities for youth Directs service projects for youth 3

4 ENABLEMENT 19. Recruits, trains and supervises volunteer youth ministers Collaborates on and provides leadership for youth enrichment opportunities Plans and provides programs for parents of adolescents Involves youth in national, regional, vicariate, deanery and archdiocesan events Develops and monitors peer ministry programs 4 ADVOCACY 24. Networks with other youth ministers and diocesan offices in youth ministry Maintains communication with high school and college ministers in community ecumenical outreach Acts as an advocate for and consultant on youth to the parish community Provides outreach to early adolescents Provides for a youth job referral program Networks with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire, Jr. Daughters of S1. Peter Claver, Explorer programs, etc Coordinates the production and distribution of a teen newsletter 2 ADMINISTRATION 31. Collaborates and communicates with pastoral and support staff Conducts needs assessment in the community for youth ministry Plans, develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive 12-month youth ministry programs Responsible for the physical facilities for youth ministry Prepares and manages a budget Directs publicity for youth ministry programs Oversees and manages office staff and equipment Develops and conducts comprehensive Junior High ministry 2 TOTAL POINTS FOR FACTOR FOUR: MINISTRY AND PROGRAMS IV (Total possible points: 83)

5 FACTOR FIVE: DISCRETIONARY POINTS (Total points to be allocated: 12) Discretionary points are to be used if the Youth Minister has major responsibilities such as substitute teaching, office work, managing a soup kitchen or serving in another parish ministry, or has a special skill such as being bilingual. Additional responsibilities in sacramental education or confirmation preparation should receive discretionary points also. The following points can be allocated to allow for the duties listed below: Points: Points: Points: TOTAL POINTS FOR FACTOR FIVE: DISCRETIONARY POINTS (not to exceed 12 points) V STEP TWO: ADD UP YOUR TOTAL POINTS FACTOR ONE FACTOR TWO FACTOR THREE FACTOR FOUR FACTOR FIVE TOTAL STEP THREE: CONVERT YOUR TOTAL POINTS TO A SALARY GRADE TOTAL POINTS GRADE ASSIGNMENT STEP FOUR: RELATE THE GRADE ASSIGNED TO THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR LAY OR RELIGIOUS YOUTH MINISTERS. STEP FIVE: COMPLETE A PERFORMANCE REVIEW FORM IN DIALOGUE WITH YOUR PASTOR FOR A MERIT INCREASE BASED ON PERFORMANCE.

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