Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

St. Anthony is seeking to hire a Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry to begin on July 1, 2021. The director administers a total parish catechetical program supporting lifelong faith development. A complete job description is available at The parish is not served by a parochial school.

The successful candidate must be an active, practicing Catholic in good standing, with excellent communication and organizational skills. A BA in Theology/Religious Education or related field and/or a Certificate in Ministry or Theology from a Catholic institution of higher learning is required; at least 3 years experience in religious education or youth ministry is preferred. Salary determined by education and experience.

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references by May 15, 2021 to Fr. Kevin Anstey, Pastor, at: or St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1202 Woodland Drive, Knoxville, IA 50138.

Job Description- Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry

St. Anthony Catholic Church


Position: Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry

Supervisor: Pastor

Essential Job Requirements: Must be a Catholic in good moral standing, and
possess the personality, skills, maturity, and experience to complete needed tasks.

Terms of Service:

  • 1664 hours annually to be worked over a period of 12 months.

Duties Relating to Planning for Parish Faith Formation

  • Articulate faith formation goals in coordination with faith formation commission
  • Coordinate, curate, and provide gathered and non-gathered programming and resources (print, audio, video) for the following areas:
    • adult formation
      • small, faith-sharing groups
      • large-group gathered events
    • family program for families with children ages 0-18 focused on the following:
      • gathered events for whole-family catechesis
      • activities and resources to equip and support families in their role as domestic churches by focusing on three areas: relationships, rituals, and reaching out (service)
    • learning, service, and fellowship activities for youth
    • family-based sacramental preparation for
      • Penance and Reconciliation
      • Eucharist
      • Confirmation
  • Coordinate with the pastor to provide preparation and follow-up for couples preparing for the sacraments of Matrimony and Baptism
  • Promote liturgical and parish involvement by families and youth
  • Work with RCIA Coordinator and pastor as needed to develop a plan for children in the RCIA program
  • Administer all aspects of faith formation program including scheduling promotion, registration, evaluation, curriculum selection (in accord with diocesan guidelines), and record-keeping
  • Assure diocesan safe environment guidelines are followed, including administration of the diocesan safe environment curriculum.
  • Recruit, train, and evaluate needed volunteer staff and provide opportunities for their ongoing formation
  • Work with the faith formation commission and other staff to develop and submit an annual budget and monitor the budget throughout the year
  • Maintain regular communication with the pastor, faith formation commission, staff, program participants, and parishioners
  • Promote parish participation in deanery and diocesan faith formation programs and activities

Expectations Relating to Continuing Spiritual and Professional Development

  • Participate in parish liturgical life, (e.g., weekly Mass, other liturgical events, opportunities for spiritual development).
  • Participate in a catechetical leader support group (e.g. monthly deanery meetings).
  • Participate in continuing education offerings (e.g. diocesan workshops, webinars)

Attendance Expectations

  • Regular attendance at meetings for the following groups:
    • faith formation commission
    • parish staff
    • deanery lay ministers
  • Attend other parish committee meetings as needed