The Catholic Diocese of Juneau, Alaska, is searching for a full-time youth minister. The minister would be expected to devote about one-third of his or her effort promoting ministry to high school and college age youth throughout the Diocese, which includes all Catholics in the small and widely scattered communities of Southeast Alaska. In addition, he or she would be responsible for ministry to youth of the two Catholic parishes in Juneau itself.
A successful applicant for this position must be a fully initiated practicing Catholic who consistently and faithfully adheres to the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. In addition, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably with a concentration in Catholic theology, pastoral ministry, or religious education. Preference will be given to an applicant with significant practical experience in youth ministry, especially if this has taken place in very small or isolated multicultural communities. The minister will reside in Juneau, a community of about 30,000 people and the capital of the State of Alaska, but will be required to travel frequently by air or sea. Like Juneau, most communities in Southeast Alaska cannot be reached by road, and a high degree of personal flexibility is necessary due to the challenges of unpredictable transportation and extreme weather. These and other demands of this ministry require very good health, physical stamina and mobility, and personal initiative.
The starting salary for this position will be about $30,000 per year, with the exact amount depending on prior education and experience. The Diocese provides comprehensive health insurance, and an optional retirement plan is also available. Prospective applicants should send a resume to Mr. James M. Donaghey, Diocese of Juneau, 415 Sixth Street, Suite 300, Juneau AK 99801; phone 907-586-2227 ext 27; fax 907-463-3237; email firstname.lastname@example.org.