Diocese Seeks Young Adult Ministry Coordinator

30 Hours/Week

Located in Richmond, VA

The young adult ministry coordinator is a ¾ time position for someone who is highly organized, motivated, and passionate about young adults. This person will serve as Program Director for the Grace-on-the-Hill program (and diocesan contact for the Episcopal Service Corps) and will also support parishes and areas in their young adult ministry endeavors. They will be active in provincial and national networks, and will curate resources for the diocese and beyond. The Young Adult Ministry Coordinator will participate in the preparation and implementation of Shrine Mont Camps – in particular, with the Young Alumni population and staff development opportunities. They will be responsible for annual diocesan programming for Young Adults throughout the year.

The right person for this position is excited to nurture the existing opportunities with an eye to “what’s next.” We seek an individual who is a team player, can handle competing deadlines, and is eager to always be learning more. Regular participation in the life of St. Andrew’s Church is important. Administrative, organizational, writing and public speaking skills are required.


Grace-on-the-Hill Program Director

  • Spiritual care and development of corps members
    • Plan and lead orientation week, a closing retreat, and 2 addition retreats
    • Create the weekly formation program covering themes related to vocation, service, theology of place, and community.
    • Meet monthly with corps members.
    • Promotion and fundraising:
      • Develop and update program website and online presence.
      • Promote the program throughout the Diocese of Virginia, including campus ministries, regions, other Diocesan gatherings and related organizations.
      • Publish quarterly newsletter and coordinate with St. Andrew’s Church for promotion in church-related marketing materials.
      • Create an alumni relations program including a database and regular communication vehicles.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive develop plan to support the program budget

.Episcopal Service Corps

  • Participate in program director meetings, calls, and committees.
  • Attend twice-annual leadership meetings
  • Program administration and misc.
  • Corps member recruitment (solicit applications, conduct interviews, etc.)
  • Recruit worksites and manage worksite relationships
  • Recruit mentors and support mentor relationships with corps members.
  • Conduct mid-year evaluations with corps members and worksites
  • Develop and staff Board of Directors
  • Prepare and present monthly reporting to Rector of St. Andrew’s Church and Director of Christian Formation
  • Regular attendance at Sunday worship and other events at St. Andrew’s Church, in order to attend to and nurture the relationship between program and church.

Higher Education

  • Visit each campus ministry organization every semester.
  • Provide 2-4 opportunities annually for campus ministers to gather in person for networking, support and care
  • Support endeavors to create and sustain campus ministry gatherings (such as, retreats or day long events) organized and led by the individual campus ministries
  • Work with the diocesan communications office to “tell the story” of campus ministry in the Diocese of Virginia
  • Support and provide guidance and leadership to congregations or regions that are eager to begin their own campus ministry program.
  • Stay active in provincial and national networks, attending at least one province/national event annually for Young Adults or Campus Ministries
  • Provide leadership in distribution of Campus Ministry Grants from the Diocese of VA.
  • Provide leadership in finding and supporting Campus Ministry Delegates to Annual Convention

Diocesan Young Adult Ministries

  • Create a network of colleagues engaged in young adult ministry from around the diocese
  • Curate and publicize resources, best practices and innovations in the area of young adult ministries
  • Speak and lead forums at diocesan congregations to educate and inspire
  • Serve as leader/point of contact for annual diocesan “Young Adult Events” (such as spirituality retreat in the winter, etc.)
  • Support Shrine Mont Camps especially in the coordination and programming for staff development. Provide leadership for young alumni network, lead and teach modules at training week, generally support the program broadly. Some time at Shrine Mont during the summer will be required, as will participation in annual Staff Retreat in the winter.
  • Stay current with national networks of young adult ministers
  • Other diocesan duties as assigned

There will be an expectation of accurate and timely recording of all hours. This person will report to the Director of Christian Formation. Informal check-ins will be provided as well as Annual Reviews with both supervisors. Continuing education is an expectation, and the sharing of resources/knowledge will be required. Much travel and night/weekend work will be expected of this position. Up to 12 Sundays a year may be spent at diocesan events, at continuing education programs, or speaking to diocesan parishes.

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diverse fields of candidates to fill staff vacancies.

In addition to your letter of interest, please submit a resume and a list of at least three references, with contact information to Ed Jones, Secretary and Chief of Staff, (ejones@thediocese.net) by August 12.