||Essential Job Functions and Primary Responsibilities
- Supervise the Assistant Director of Youth Ministries and the Youth Intern
- With the Youth Council, coordinate, communicate, budget, plan, recruit, train and resource leaders to serve 6th-12th graders through Youth Sunday School, Bible Studies, Small Groups, Fellowship Events, retreats, outreach projects, trips, and Diocesan and Episcopal Church opportunities, using Faith Development’s Faith Formation model.
- Develop appropriate relationships with youth and parents, integrating them into the ministries of the parish, while providing and connecting them to resources and Pastoral Care.
- Learn the newest trends in formation while also curating content and resources such as books, programming, and videos for classes and groups.
- Create a bridge of leadership development and rites of passage from children’s ministries to young adult ministries.
- Maintain an accurate database of youth and parent contact information.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the rector or his designee.
The Director of Youth Ministries’ duties and responsibilities outlined above may be changed or altered as parish needs change and/or at the discretion of the Rector or Wardens of the parish.
- Must be a practicing Episcopalian
- Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office and the ability to learn new software quickly
- Must pass background/drug/motor vehicle screening
- Must have completed Safeguarding God’s People training within the last 5 years or complete it within 6 months of hire date
- Must be able to operate a 15 passenger bus with insurance and a safe driving record.
Required Minimum Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Experience in teaching and/or youth formation
- Experience in group coordination and small group facilitation
- Experience in leadership development, public speaking and event planning
- Lives out his/her faith and actively seeks growth opportunities
- Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
- Able to travel for one-two weeks at a time both domestically and internationally
- Self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented and able to prioritize, plan and manage multiple tasks
- Ability to set appropriate boundaries with youth, helping them to see you as a mentor vs. a friend or peer
- Creatively envisions new ministries and new possibilities for existing ministries
- Seeks continuous improvement of self and the ministry
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style
- Lives into the Church’s Core Values of Inviting to All, Grateful, Faithful, Compassionate, and Community
- Excels at operating in a fast-paced, diverse community environment
- Open to direction and commitment to task completion
- High comfort level working in a fluid environment