Saint David’s Episcopal Church is a thriving parish of over 600 families and over 1900 baptized members located in Roswell, Georgia, approximately 20 miles north of downtown Atlanta. As a large, regional church, St. David’s draws constituents from through the north Metro Atlanta area.
The Director of Youth Ministries, in concert with the parish leadership, will establish and implement a vision for the Youth Programs (Middle and High School) consistent with the vision of the parish. These ministries fit as a part of the comprehensive ministry designed to minister to the needs of families with school-aged children, and over opportunities for evangelism and growth among families in our surrounding area.
The tasks, duties, and responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to:
- Manage relationships among youth (grades 6-12) in the parish.
- Evaluate, develop, implement, and coordinate youth programs, including Christian education, retreats, and special events.
- Participate in the community of practice of diocesan youth directors to network, develop best practices, share success stories and solutions.
- Develop opportunities for youth empowerment in the parish and community.
- Keep informed on current methods and materials related to youth programs at the diocesan and community levels (Roswell and Metro Atlanta).
- Coordinate opportunities for youth outreach. Encourage and enable youth participation in the parish, diocesan, provincial, and denominational youth ministry programs, and in their local communities.
- Recruit, evaluate, train, and support adult youth leaders from among St. David’s parishioners.
- Prepare timely notification of youth programs for the parish, establishing regular communication patterns across multiple platforms.
- Assist with pastoral care of youth with parents and clergy.
- Prepare, submit, and manage reports and program budgets.
- Plan and attend continuing education as approved by the rector and vestry.
- Attend weekly staff meetings, staff retreats, the annual parish meeting, and diocesan meetings, as required.
- Keep Safeguarding God’s Children records up to date for the parish and arrange diocesan training as needed.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in an Episcopal Church setting. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in ministry settings containing multiple school zones and/or systems.
Skills: Strong oral and written (multigenerational/multi-level) communications skills; initiative; ability to work effectively as a team leader, team member, or independently; flexible; organized and able to multitask; short- and long-term planning and project management. Stamina for long days/nights for mission trips, Camp Mikell, etc. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply. Must be capable of demonstrating Christ’s love to all people and to model Christian values at all times.
Must be able to drive a car/van regionally.
Compensation and Additional Information
Compensation commensurate with education and experience. Background check required. Compliance with Diocesan policies for universal abuse risk management training and anti-racism training required before employment and must be maintained throughout the duration of one’s employment.