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Job Title: Director of Youth Ministries

Reports to: Pastor

Job Summary

Reporting to the Pastor, this position is responsible to provide leadership and direction for the Youth Ministry (7th – 12th) program. This is a hands-on position, working alongside the Children’s Ministry Director and lay volunteers to serve the students and parents in the spiritual growth of our students.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Provide vision, leadership and direction for Youth Ministry programming that include, but not limited to: Sunday School, Jacob’s Well (mid-week ministry), retreats and special events
  • Design, implement and evaluate Youth Ministry program and curriculum to align with the mission of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Statement of Faith
  • Engage parents through participation, support and communication of Youth Ministry programs
  • Provide resources and guidance to assist parents in their primary role of the discipleship of their children
  • Recruit, train, and manage paid staff and volunteers who exemplify the love of Jesus as they minister to the students and their parents
  • Actively partner with other staff leaders to integrate Youth Ministry into the larger church body
  • Ensure compliance with all mandated and established safety regulations and procedures
  • Prepare and monitor annual budget for Youth Ministry
  • Contribute to the overall mission of the church by utilizing the unique God given gifts and talents to perform other duties as needed
  • Collaborate with other Youth Ministries
  • Engage youth of the broader Selma community
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a deep, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, a demonstrated spiritual maturity and a commitment to a humble, faithful Christian lifestyle
  • Must be at least 24 years of age
  • Must pass criminal background and driver’s license checks
  • Must be/become a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

Education and Experience

 Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or five (5) or more years of related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Desired Gifts/Preferred Qualifications

  •  An evidenced calling to minister to students
  • Leadership experience in youth ministry program management, including teaching experience
  • Experience in designing creative student ministry programming
  • Ability to build strong relationships with parents, students, volunteers, staff and congregation members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, active listener and collaborator
  • Ability to manage and motivate paid staff and volunteers
  • Strong planning, organizing and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate proficiency level of computer/technical skills
  • Desire to periodically preach

Work Environment

  •  The employee is occasionally required to stand, work, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl when interacting with students
  • Able to lift 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, sometimes loud
  • Some overnight travel required including Youth Ministry camp events

Please send cover letter and resume to Steve Burton at [email protected]