Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

New York, NY
Type: Lay
Posted Jun 4, 2018
Job Title
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Name of church or organization
St. James’ Episcopal Church
Job Location
865 Madison Avenue
New York, New York
Job Description
Large Episcopal parish on Manhattan’s Upper East Side seeks dynamic lay leader for programs with teenagers and young adults. Full-time position with salary and benefits.

Responsibilities include:

• Creatively shape a comprehensive program for youth in grades 7-12, including worship, Christian education, fellowship, and mission/outreach. Youth ministry at St. James’ is vibrant and growing, and includes active middle and high school youth groups, a year-long 8th grade Confirmation program, retreats, mission trips, and monthly evenings hosting dinner for homeless guests.

• Serve as staff to the “St. Jamesians,” our ministry with young adults in their 20s and 30s. The goal of this ministry is to integrate young adults into the life of the Church, and it is a critical area for parish growth as this group makes up the single largest group of newcomers at St. James’.

• Collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay leaders to deepen the parish’s commitment to helping parishioners of all ages grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

• College degree; background in theology or religious studies preferred.
• Relevant experience in church or school settings.
• A collaborative spirit; good sense of humor; desire to work on a team.
• An open mind and willingness to risk and learn.
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
• Strong communication skills; desire to make creative use of social media.

This is a full-time position, and a significant portion of this work takes place beyond normal business hours on Sunday mornings, weeknights and weekends.

Type of commitment
  • Full time
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Application Process
Qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of the Rev. Ryan Fleenor, Vicar, either electronically ( or by mail to St. James’ Church, 865 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
Application Deadline