Youth Outreach Graduate Assistant

Department: Ministry

Job Status: Part-time  

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Reports To: Coordinator of Youth Outreach

Grade/Level: B.A. 4 year degree 

Amount of Travel Required: Occasional 

Work Schedule: 20 hours per week, flexible schedule

Positions Supervised: BCYC Missionary Team



The Youth Outreach Graduate Assistant will commit to two years and work approximately 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters, will be an active part of the BCYC Missionary Team for two summers. During the school year, the Youth Outreach Graduate Assistant helps the Coordinator of Youth Outreach plan, promote, and lead the BCYC, Retreat, and Underground teams and students 

  • Providing direct support to the Director of Youth Outreach
  • Coordinating and providing leadership to the student Youth Outreach Teams
  • Collaborating with students to help prepare and execute successful youth retreats, events, and summer conferences both on campus and at parishes throughout the region throughout the academic year and during the summer
  • Providing general support to all Ministry Leadership Team members as requested, including in ministry tasks and projects other than youth outreach as needed throughout the year
  • Graduate assistants are expected to perform their duties in a professional and timely manner, including keeping a regular schedule of office hours.  



Competency Statement(s)

  • Communication, Oral – Excellent oral communication skills in large group settings and one on one. 
  • Energetic – Must be able to seek out and engage students.
  • Leadership – Ability to mentor students through relationships - with the ability to affirm men and women in their identity and vocation in the world; to identify strengths and weaknesses in students and foster their personal development; and to lead others using a Christian-servant style of leadership.
  • Organization and Planning – Ability to structure multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and keep inventory. Ability to plan, staff, direct, and control work tasks and events.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to think through strategic issues and develop innovative solutions to problems. 
  • Team Building – Ability to build and maintain team cohesion and goal accomplishment. Must have an interest in building a dynamic campus community.


  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in related field of study.
  • Must be accepted into a Benedictine College graduate program.


  • Familiarity with Catholic youth ministry preferred.
  • Experience with a college ministry youth outreach team is ideal.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • The ideal candidate will be familiar with and embrace Benedictine College Ministry’s vision and mission.


  • Full tuition waiver (books and fees not included) with completion and approval of Tuition Benefit Form each semester.  
  • Room, board, and a reasonable stipend during summer months.


Physical Abilities 

Stand F 

Walk F 

Sit F  

Handling / Fingering O 

Reach Outward O  

Reach Above Shoulder O

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O

13-25 lbs O

26-40 lbs 

41-100 lbs

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs

51-100 lbs

 Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)