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The Center for FaithJustice (CFJ) is piloting a new program, “NeXt Level” through the Lilly Endowment’s initiative: “Strengthening Congregational Ministries with Youth.” This program will institute youth-led parish-wide campaigns rooted in service and justice at select participating Catholic congregations across the greater New Jersey region. This program is a new holistic approach to youth ministry and will involve a series of informal gatherings, formal retreats, structured immersion
experiences, and on-going youth-led projects in parishes. This is a new and unique opportunity to work with a diverse group of stakeholders on emphasizing youth leadership within a congregational context.

Job Description:
The NeXt Level Project Coordinator will oversee activities related to project implementation. Housed at CFJ’s headquarters in Lawrenceville, NJ, the Coordinator will be primarily an external “field staff” position, requiring frequent parish visits and travel.

Specific activities include:
● Consistent meetings or visits to parish partners over the course of the project timeline;
● Leadership and facilitation of annual events, retreats, and summer immersion experience for youth and their mentors;
● Direct and consistent communication with and assistance to youth delegates and mentors;
● Assurance of alignment with the objectives outlined in the proposal over the course of the program timeline

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required (related fields preferred – Theology/Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Management, Management, Education, Communications, etc.)
● Understanding of the Catholic Church, familiarity with pastoral life, and ability to liaise effectively with pastoral leadership
● High-energy, self-starting and capable of multitasking within a results-driven and fast-paced environment
● Commitment to execute a plan, with the creativity and flexibility needed to design and change course as needed
● Ability to work independently, as part of team, and with diverse audiences and age groups, including youth
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Ability to problem-solve and identify priorities among competing demands,
● Project management skills, detail-oriented, and able to track and maintain data effectively
● Motivated by faith, passionate about service and/or social justice
● Flexibility to work on weekends, evenings, and overnight during one-week summer immersion.
● Valid driver’s license and accessibility to (reimbursable) transportation for travel between parish campuses and off-site locations

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience and/or interest in youth ministry, pastoral ministry or management, non-profit
management, and/or project management. (can include internships/graduate assistantships)
● Spanish fluency is a bonus

Apply By: June 10, 2021

Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2021

Send cover letter and resume to (EMAIL ONLY):

Maggie Smith

The Center for FaithJustice
24 Rossa Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


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