Youth & Young Adult Minister – Diocese of Paterson


Notre Dame of Mt Carmel is looking for a Full Time Youth and Young Adult Minister who can continue the journey of renewing our youth ministry following the LifeTeen model.

We are also looking for someone to start a young adult (18-35) ministry that is connected to the vision and mission of Notre Dame.


  • Lead our LifeTeen High School Ministry Program, especially our LifeNight;
  • Reaching out to those on the peripheries, ready to bring them into a relationship with Christ, spending significant time in the community at high school events such as sports games and recitals;
  • Coordinate liturgical responsibilities among adult and teen leaders at the 6:00pm LifeTeen Mass;
  • Collaborate with the Director of Music Ministries to incorporate music both at Teen & Young Adult liturgies and events;
  • Coordinate ministry services and stewardship opportunities for the youth and young adults of our parish in collaboration with other ministries;
  • Maintain and grow a core team of leaders to assist in ministry;
  • Plan, organize, market, and fundraise for retreats, camps, and trips;
  • Communicate regularly with parishioners through a variety of mediums;
  • Ensure a safe environment is always maintained at any youth event;
  • Work with our Special Needs Youth Ministry group and find ways to engage them into the broader life of the parish;
  • Create and develop a parish Young Adult Ministry, based around a teamwork model, reaching out to young adults in the community;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local college students through campus ministries;
  • Recruit and train team members and peer ministers, including the organization and moderation of a parish youth council;
  • Develop and maintain a budget in collaboration with the Pastor;
  • Participate at monthly Staff Meetings and maintain office hours to be a liaison to staff regarding youth and young adult ministry;
  • Assist Pastor and Parochial Vicar in other parish wide activities, especially in relationship to youth and young adult involvement.


  • Be a joyful and generous disciple of Jesus Christ, with a passion for making disciples and accompanying young people in their journey with the Lord;
  • Be an active Catholic in good standing with the Church, well formed in theology and Church teaching;
  • A genuine love and concern for young people;
  • Be an effective communicator and team player, willing to demonstrate creativity in problem solving and promoting the mission of the parish;
  • A self-starter with high energy who is willing to engage and participate in parish life with a collaborative spirit;
  • Values confidentiality while respecting mandatory reporting;
  • Values accountability of time, talent, and treasure.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent, ideally in theology, youth ministry, religious education, communication or a related field;
  • Experience working with young people in a ministry context either professionally or as a missionary or volunteer;
  • Knowledge of social media and applications used by young people is essential, proficiency in such applications would be a plus;
  • Creative ability in producing and publishing multimedia content through software such as Final Cut Pro, Publisher, Adobe Suite;
  • Be familiar with LifeTeen and its method of formation for high school youth.

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To apply, please submit at least 2 references along with your resume to: