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Associate Director for Youth and Young Adult Parish Support (Richmond)

The Diocese of Richmond is seeking an Associate Director for Youth and Young Adult Parish Support.

This position exists under the leadership of the Director of the Office for Evangelization, to support the clergy and paid/volunteer lay leadership of nearly 150 parishes/missions and 29 Catholic Schools in furthering their evangelization efforts to middle and high school youth (grades 6 to 12) and non-college young adults (aged 18 to 29).  This support is achieved through a clear understanding of the Church’s evangelistic mission and promoting it in the interactions with and development of parish youth and young adult ministries and its leadership.

The Office for Evangelization exists to further evangelization efforts across the diocese with a particular emphasis on Saint Pope John Paul II’s vision for the New Evangelization and Pope Francis’s vision for missionary discipleship.  The Office seeks to spearhead a radically new culture, aware of the signs of the times, in our parishes, schools, and college campus ministry programs that place a high priority on forming and sending missionary disciples into an increasing secularized society to be ambassadors of the Gospel message with new ardor, expression, and methods.

Qualifications: Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with thorough knowledge of Church teachings and theology with the ability to relate that knowledge to various audiences. Master’s degree or willingness to work toward a Master’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or related field is required. Must possess the ability to articulate a clear ministry vision and set appropriate milestones to accomplishing the vision, along with fluency in relevant church documents pertaining to youth and young adult ministry and evangelization.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and completed Diocesan Application to Catherine Carney, HR Manager/Recruiter, at