Youth Minister job – St. Paul of the Cross Parish – Park Ridge, IL

Youth Minister

St. Paul of the Cross Parish

Park Ridge, IL 60068

$30,000 a year

St. Paul of the Cross Parish in Park Ridge is searching for an energetic, creative and outgoing individual to fill the position of Coordinator of Youth Ministry. Reporting directly to the Pastor, this position will be responsible for reaching out to the youth of our faith community, for providing catechesis and continuing instruction in the catholic faith, for integrating the faith of the youth into their everyday life and for developing opportunities for the youth of the parish that will create a spirit of service to the poor, disadvantaged and marginalized.

This individual will also assist in the planning of liturgical celebrations in the parish as related to youth ministry and will collaborate with other ministries in the parish, particularly as it relates to the religious instruction and catechesis of middle school and high school students from the parish. This person will strive to identify, affirm and call forth the gifts and talents of youth and young adult leaders in the parish and integrate them into the youth ministry program.


  • A degree in youth ministry or theology will be preferred even though for someone with adequate experience in youth ministry, the lack thereof may be waived.
  • Familiarity with Life Teen Ministry will be beneficial.
  • Must be a practicing Catholic who lives out their Catholic beliefs and values.
  • Individual should be adept at all forms of contemporary social media and relate well to teens and young adults and collaborate with other parish staff.
  • Musical talent would be highly beneficial but not specifically required. Previous experience in youth ministry is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30,000.00 /year

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St. Paul of the Cross is a Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago located in Park Ridge, Illinois, north of Chicago. Our parish…

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