Feb 16, 2021

Edge Support Coordinator

  • Life Teen
Full time Ministry, Youth

Job Description

The Edge Support Coordinator is passionate about creating high-quality resources for middle school youth ministers in both print and digital versions. This vital role coordinates the development, writing, editing, and publication of our Edge Support Resources under the direction of the Director of Catechesis and is a member of the catechesis team in the parish services division of Life Teen.

The parish services division is a group of disciples that are passionate about leading teens closer to Christ through exceptional parish support through written and digital resources, direct contact and coaching, and through a significant digital outreach via social media. We recognize that this comes with great affirmation but also great spiritual attack, criticism, and sometimes frustration with a healthy dose of writer’s block. We support each other in prayer through our victories and help each other when we fall. We strive for the best because the Gospel deserves it.

Our mission is to empower passionate Catholics to become bold and authentic evangelists who transform their parish, community, and culture. We live that mission every day through a culture that is authentic, affirming, faithful to our vocational call to holiness, joyful, charitable, centered in a Eucharistic-spirituality, and evangelistic.

The individual that is going to succeed as Edge Support Coordinator is self-motivated, collaborative, and joyful. Our new Edge Support Coordinator is excited at the prospect of managing creative processes, writing, and creating content that empowers middle school youth ministers, priests, Directors of Religious Education, and core members to lead young people closer to Christ.

This position isn’t for everyone, but if you think it might be for you then read on:

How you will make an impact at Life Teen:

  • Creatively develop Edge Night semester topics that serve the immediate needs of the Catholic Church and iGen through a collaborative process across multiple teams and individuals both inside and outside of Life Teen
  • See the creative intersection of our faith and culture, while making the depth of Catholic teaching accessible for youth ministers and core members who pass that faith on to middle school youth
  • Oversee and execute creative processes with a team committed to making innovative content for Edge that makes our resources a powerful tool in the hands of a youth minister
  • Work with a team to write Edge Support resources that ensure theological, catechetical, and editorial accuracy
  • Joyfully take direction from leadership while following Life Teen Style Guide best practices and guidelines
  • Be the expert in the various resources that comprise Edge Support and help youth ministers and Life Teen staff understand how to use each resource effectively
  • Present on Edge Support resources and middle school youth ministry best practices as needed at our training conferences
  • Serve as an integral part of the catechesis team providing vision and planning for catechetical content, event follow up content, and digital media
  • Assist with the development of other middle school youth ministry resources and participate on creative planning committees for major resource projects
  • Create supplementary content related to Edge Support that is distributed via Flocknote, LifeTeen.com, and other partnership platforms

These are the skills you need to get the job:

  • A passion for the written word and excitement to create and develop resources that empower youth ministers to impact the lives of thousands of young people
  • The humility to understand that logistical problem solving, editing, and calendaring are just as vital (if not more) to the movement of Life Teen as is getting on stage to speak, give a workshop, or publish a book – so along those lines, you also possess…
  • A lack of desire to become “Catholic-famous”
  • Recognition of teen culture as the modern-day Areopagus and a masterful eye to recognize the ways that we can proclaim Christ within it
  • The recognition that the demographics of the Church are shifting and the need to serve Hispanic youth is immediate; we would love someone who is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English to meet this need
  • A creative spirit, driven attitude, and disciplined mentality that can come up with a catchy Edge Night title as well as hold a writer to deadlines
  • Joy under strict deadlines and in receiving critical feedback – recognizing that the greatest gift to a writer is a solid editor
  • Ability to manage your workflow without micromanagement or heavy oversight
  • Understanding of theological concepts so as to create high quality resources that reflect 100% orthodoxy in Catholic theology
  • Understanding of the unique needs of youth ministers, teenagers, and parents and the ability to respond to that need with specificity and pastoral care

Who You’ll Work With:

Amanda Grubbs is Life Teen’s Director of Catechesis. She believes in the irreplaceable role of youth ministry as a transformational agent in the lives of teens because it provides the environment for an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ. She responsible for casting and implementing the vision of Life Support, Edge Support, and Purpose. She is your direct lead and will empower you, challenge you, and be vital to your success in this role.

Jose Rodriguez Rivera is Life Teen’s Life Support Coordinator. He is honored to serve the emotional and passionate part of the Body of Christ known as high school teens by creating the most dynamic and original content possible. He will be a frequent collaborator in your efforts to serve middle school youth.

David Calavitta is Life Teen’s Director of Marketing and Graphic Design. He guides the artistic vision for the life-changing resources that Life Teen produces and believes that truth and beauty go hand-in-hand in proclaiming the Gospel. He leads the team that will design the resources you help create.

Joel Stepanek is Life Teen’s Vice President of Parish Services. He is passionate about empowering parishes to do great youth ministry through innovative resources and outreach that challenge teenagers to grow as disciples. He is responsible for guiding the direction and vision of the parish services division.

As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

How to Apply

Interested and excited? We want to hear from you. Here is what you need:
If you think God is calling you to be the Edge Support Coordinator at Life Teen, please send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples that you are proud of to agrubbs@lifeteen.com with the subject line “Edge Support Coordinator”.

We are excited to hire our new Edge Support Coordinator, so we will close applications for this position on March 5th at 11:59 PM EST.


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