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Opportunities at Archbishop Quigley Center / Cardinal Meyer Center / Other Pastoral Center Departments

Posted 3/15/2019

Job Title:

Youth Ministry Program and Event Coordinator


Parish Vitality and Mission


Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653-1402


Full time


The Archdiocese of Chicago is the third largest diocese in the United States and serves more than 2.2 million Catholics in The Archdiocese, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees across its ministries, including Catholic Charities, the region’s largest nonprofit social service agency. The Archdiocese also has one of the country’s largest seminaries. The Archdiocese’s elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems.
Position Overview
The Youth Ministry Program and Event Coordinator will implement, develops, and supports initiatives that engage youth and young adults in meaningful and transformative faith formation at the national, diocesan, regional, and vicariate levels in alignment with the goals and priorities of the Office of Lifelong Formation, Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, and Renew My Church initiative. Works in direct coordination with the Senior Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, in collaboration with Youth and Young Adult Ministry team members, and under the direction of the Director of Lifelong Formation to ensure that youth and young adult ministers are supported with appropriate resources and information to engage youth and young adults before, during, and after formative gatherings and events.

  • Works with the Senior Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and ministry team to develop and implement a strategy for youth and young adult initiatives, including formational elements before, during, and after gatherings.
  • Works with Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team to plan and execute a vision and measurable outcomes for each youth event, program, or initiative aligned with the goals of the office, department, and Renew My Church initiative.
  • Coordinates with Communications, Events, and other Lifelong Formation Teams to complete tasks related to the success of initiatives directed at youth and young adults, at the direction of the Senior Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Director of Lifelong Formation.
  • Maintains and disseminates relevant initiative information, including calendar of events, registration information and deadlines, policies and permission forms, and payment invoices related to initiative participation.
  • Supports administration and coordination of archdiocesan participation in the semi-annual National Catholic Youth Conference.
  • Supports programming and coordination for the annual/semi-annual junior high youth gathering and Vicariate-level Spirit Days.
  • Administers the Theology on Tap program and Girl/Boy Scout Medals program.
  • Coordinates with inter-department colleagues for promotion, participation, and programming in youth-based initiatives, such as the annual March for Life.
  • Ensures knowledge of and compliance with Archdiocesan policies and regulations related to youth initiative participation.
  • Contributes to preparing, proposing, amending, and following the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team budget at the direction of the Senior Coordinator and Office Director.
  • Leads and participates in committees, projects, or initiatives as directed by Office of Lifelong Formation or Department of Parish Vitality and Mission.


  • 2+ years of Administrative experience. 
  • Youth and Young Adult formation outreach, ministry and advocacy experience.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Availability for overtime, evening or weekend work.
  • Ability to drive, carry materials and climb stairs; available to attend evening and weekend meetings if necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including lay ministers, college students, pastors, volunteers, and persons with varied social, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Power Point, Access and Publisher.
  • Social media experience.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Fully committed to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Gospel message.


The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With a variety of opportunities to contribute your professional talents and experience, we invite you to consider any of our current openings at We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.


If you are interested in being considered for this opening, please visit the list of open positions on AppliTrack. Please complete a letter of interest, a profile, or submit your resume.

Thank you for your interest in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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