Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Parishes
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Director/Coordinator of the Catholic Youth Program

Saint Gabriel Parish

Grays Ferry, Philadelphia

The Director/Coordinator of the Catholic Youth Program (D/CCYP) is a full-time position. Run year round, the duties require scheduled evening and weekend work and moderate physical effort.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send their resumes to:


St. Gabriel is seeking a full-time D/CCYP to organize, implement, supervise, and evaluate athletic, cultural, social, community service, and spiritually enriching activities primarily for ages 12 through 18 years of age. The D/CCYP is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers and paid facilitators in support of said activities. All activities are performed under the supervision of the Pastor.


  • Practicing Catholic in good standing committed to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Faith.
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • One year of experience at a trainee level, administering a limited program of activities for a Catholic, private, or public youth-oriented program, involving more than an athletic activity. Three references required.


  • Develop, plan, and coordinate a limited program of athletic, cultural, and social recreation activities, to meet the needs and interests of the community and various age groups (primarily 12 to 18), which at the same time foster development of strong Catholic character, virtues, good sportsmanship, and self-confidence.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and paid facilitators in support of specific activities; conduct periodic training and meetings on-site.
  • Collaborate with Director/Coordinator of Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation (D/CRE) to offer age specific retreats and/or days of recollection for youth and support staff.
  • Coordinate community service projects as approved by the Pastor.
  • Collaborate with other members of the parish staff to plan and schedule activities in Annex/Gym; member of the Pastoral Council and attend monthly meetings; contribute to the parish outreach plans for evangelization, particularly among local youth and their families.
  • Implementation of the Safe Environment Program is required, including securing clearances for volunteers and paid facilitators.


  • Organize, teach, and lead people of diverse age groups, while exercising tact and good judgement.
  • Outstanding organizational, scheduling, and computer skills
  • Effective conflict resolution approaches and customer service best practices.
  • Ability to communicate with small and large groups, giving effective presentations, to advertise and recruit participation.
  • Work with Pastor in seeking financial support and sponsorships for program.
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