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Assistant Director of Youth Ministry

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for all ministries including students in 6th-8th grade, visioning for the junior high ministry; management and equipping of junior high ministry staff and volunteers.


Leading the staff and volunteer teams, the Assistant Director will build a loving & inclusive Christian community among youth and their families, helping them to encounter God and discover a place to belong, believe, and be a blessing to others. 

 

The Assistant Director will work with other staff and church leadership to help integrate this youth ministry into every aspect of the church’s vision.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • See list below.
  • Enumeration of essential functions in this job description neither state nor imply these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.
  • Performance of other duties may be requested as necessary by the supervisor.


REPORTS TO:           Linda O’Donnell, Director of Youth Ministry


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Visioning and programming of Junior High Ministry (6th-8th grade).
  • Planning worship and fellowship opportunities for junior high youth throughout the year.
  • Recruiting, equipping, encouraging, collaborating, and supervising the Junior High Ministry volunteers.
  • Coordinating Confirmation class for 7th grade youth – selecting curriculum, recruiting volunteers, arranging educational field trips, and organizing Confirmation Sunday.
  • Leading mid-week Bible study during the school year- selecting curriculum, recruiting volunteers, and teaching.
  • Planning summer trips, outreach events, fellowship events, etc.
  • Directing FYSH Camp (Summer weekend mission trip for 6th-8th grade youth) – recruiting volunteers, coordinating work sites, organizing worship band and speakers, etc.
  • Oversee and lend support as needed for special events - Vacation Bible School, Harvest Festival, Advent and Lenten seasons, etc.
  • Prepare and manage annual Junior High Ministry budget.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Relevant experience working with youth.
  • Training and/or relevant experience in volunteer leadership and management.
  • Experienced communicator; oral and written.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Unconditional love for youth
  • Feel ‘called’ to work with God’s children and share faith with them.
  • Positive attitude, contagious passion
  • Patient
  • Resourceful
  • Compassionate
  • Calm; especially in stressful situations.
  • Relational
  • Energetic
  • Ability to lead others and equip them for discipleship growth.
  • Self-starter
  • Innovative
  • Discreet; maintain confidentiality.
  • Responsible; tasks completed on time and punctual for work and events.

PROFESSIONAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH

  • Enhance professional and spiritual growth through continuing education opportunities and professional memberships.
  • Maintain physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health.
  • Pursue an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. 


Please send resumes to the Faith Business Administrator, Scott Lofgren at scott.lofgren@faithumc.org.