Director of Student Ministries Full Time

@ Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • West Palm Beach, Florida View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - ECO
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry
  • Date Posted: 11 October 2022
  • Application closes: 11 January 2023
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    Job Description

    The Director of Student Ministries furthers the mission of the Church by being directly responsible for building out and overseeing all youth programming and teaching for middle school and high school and college-aged students and how they facilitate accomplishing the church’s mission “to know Christ and make Him known.” Supervises and develops the Youth Assistants and college interns assigned to the middle school, high school and college-aged

    JOB DUTIES Student Ministry
    • Under ministry supervision/guidance and committee review and support, is responsible for establishing and providing leadership and direction for the youth department functions and programs in accordance with the Youth Department’s Mission Statement and Objectives.
    • Provides leadership direction for the entire youth program. This includes the young people in the church and community, the youth staff, summer interns, and the youth and adult volunteers for Sunday school, Middle and High School programs, College-aged programs, missions activity (locally and global), communicants!#classes, and small group activity.
    • Is responsive to input and feedback from the Youth Committee, the Session, the Pastors, and parents.
    • Oversees the planning, development, and coordination of camps, spiritual retreats, conferences that bring in guest speakers regarding career paths (college and vocational trades) and other topics of interest that would be approved by Youth Committee, Session, the Pastors, and parents and special events.
    • Plans, develops, and coordinates local and global mission/service opportunities in alignment with the church’s mission goals.
    • Maintains a relational connection with students in all programs.
    • Coordinates ministry to college-aged students who are considered church members. Also coordinates ministry to college-aged students who consider FPC their church family.

    Leadership Development
    • Supervises Youth Assistants and youth interns assigned to Junior High and Senior High students and College-aged students.
    • Meet with the Youth Committee monthly and conduct youth staff meetings weekly and as needed for special programs

    • Oversees transitions between children’s ministry and youth ministry programs; also oversees transitions between middle school and high school, as well as high school and college.
    • Develops the annual budget for the Youth program
    • Plans, develops, and coordinates fundraising opportunities
    • Oversees all communications regarding the youth ministry-including the youth pages on the church’s website, weekly church emails, and church announcements.
    • Establishes and maintains operational policies and procedures to ensure long term success and clarity in implementing programs.
    • Participates in meetings of program staff as well as all meetings of the church staff
    • Works with appropriate staff to involve our youth in the ongoing life of the church. This includes working with pastors and music staff to involve youth in worship.

    • Participate in youth conferences for the purpose of improving skills and knowledge and enhancing the youth activities and programs.
    • Participates as necessary with pastors in leading the church to accomplish its mission of making disciples.

    The Youth Director position works full time for a minimum of 40 hours per week with variable hours that include working during office hours, evenings, and weekends. While conditions may alter the amount of time spent on any one area, the time spent on the position responsibilities can be expected to be as follows:
    Student Ministry 60% Leadership 20% Administration 20%

    • Committed Christian who is spiritually motivated.
    • Proven experience in developing and maintaining a successful youth program designed to meet defined objectives.
    • Proven ability to maintain a positive working relationship with all coworkers, committees, the congregation, the general public, and use good judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
    • Hands on experience in working with office automation systems (pages, numbers, excel)
    • Administrative skills.
    • Proven supervisory and leadership skills that inspire and motivate others.
    • Proven ability to communicate with adults and students.
    • Visionary thinking skills.
    • Proven ability to relate to youth
    • Agrees to and abides by the ECO Essential Tenets.

    Four year university degree preferred, although equivalent experience is acceptable.

    Application closes: January 11, 2023

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