Administrator of Young Adult Initiative

Friday January 14


The Administrator is responsible for overseeing all activities and functions of the program with aims to serve people 23-29 years old through this parish-based program. This role will be the liaison with various groups, prepare annual reports, and schedule/facilitate trainings, oversee web content and function, and supervise co-workers in the program.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, preferably in theology, must be willing to travel, and be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. 2-4 years' experience in parish/campus youth/young adult ministry preferred.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as primary program liaison with School of Theology Administration
  • Serves as primary liaison with Lilly Endowment for this cohort
  • Prepares annual program evaluation report for LEI, Inc. in collaboration with Development and Communications departments
  • Supervises and evaluates Program Manager performance
  • Coordinates preparation and oversight of the budget
  • Collaborates with Director of YYAE in guidance of parish cohort selections
  • Provides training and guidance for work of volunteer parish core teams
  • Oversees execution of all program activities
  • Schedules and facilitates two annual consultations with Advisory Board
  • Schedules and facilitates cohort support/training opportunities for parishes, clergy, laity
  • Collaborates with catechists/facilitators of community activities
  • Oversees execution of parish grants
  • Oversees evaluation of parish partners and core team staff
  • Oversees creation of a parish resource guide to help parishes create a program of self-assessment, outreach, and accompaniment
  • Disseminates findings from Phase 1 via print, digital media, workshops
  • Create symposia for all levels of young adult leaders to disseminate our findings and spark creativity in ministry with young adults
  • Oversees website content and function in collaboration with the Program Manager and Administrative Assistant/Communications staff
  • Communicates and collaborates with diocesan young adult ministers at a local, regional and national level
  • Collaborates with other programs in the Seminary and School of Theology to inform and enhance their understanding of best practices of ministry with young adults
  • Represents the Young Adult Initiative at national conferences
  • Oversees ongoing evaluation of the Young Adult Initiative using performance indicators in media, research, current practices
  • Creates a plan of sustainability to be implemented as the Initiative progresses

Experience & Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in theology

Experience: 2 - 4 years' experience in parish/campus youth/young adult ministry preferred

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • Skills for organization, planning, budgeting, verbal communication and collaboration
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal (to include presentations)
  • Ability to network
  • Creativity, flexibility, forward vision, positive empowerment of others

Application Instructions

Applications may be completed online or resumes may be sent to