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Director of Youth Ministries

Employer
San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
Location
Alamo, California
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Aug 1, 2021
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Job Details

Director of Youth Ministries                                                                                                                

PRIMARY FUNCTION: 

Working with the pastoral staff at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, the Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for the program to provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for church youth in grades 6 through 12. The Director of Youth Ministries provides experiences that foster personal growth and self-worth and opportunities for growth in Christian discipleship and relationships with church members of all ages. SRVUMC is a Christian community dedicated to sharing God’s love and transforming the world through service. SRVUMC is a welcoming and inclusive Reconciling Congregation of approximately 500 members.

POSITION EXPECTATIONS:

  • Plan and implement programs for appropriate introductions and pathways to growth in Christian faith and community, consistent with the Christian mission of SRVUMC.
  • Lead retreats, trips, Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, service opportunities, and outings that provide opportunities for fun among friends.
  • Promote in our youth a positive self-image that embraces the uniqueness of each individual, helping them to reach their full potential.
  • Support the understanding that the diversity of races, cultures, religious perspectives, and gender expression is a gift that enriches us all, and foster wonder and respect for nature as caretakers of the natural environment.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to maintain a connection to Family Ministry, music ministry, and pastoral care.
  • Expand the community of youth served by SRVUMC through active recruitment and relational activities with existing youth members.
  • Maintain a robust and effective social media presence for youth ministry.
  • Share information about the youth program with the congregation in person and through regular communications in church publications.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings.
  • Develop, secure approval for, and ensure compliance with an annual budget.
  • Consistently practice and model personal spiritual and professional growth.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:  Two to three years’ experience working, teaching, counseling, or coaching middle school and high school youth, or serving in a supportive role in a church youth program, or directing the development of youth as a camp counselor or school teacher. The successful candidate will be expected to discuss their successful experiences interacting with and bearing responsibility for youth.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred; course work after graduation from high school will be considered.

Characteristics and Skills:

  • Enthusiasm for ministry with youth
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An upbeat and positive attitude
  • Respect and acceptance of others
  • Personal strength and stability
  • Creative implementation of programs
  • Ability to welcome, accept, and involve young people who are unfamiliar with the church
  • Ability to organize, lead, conduct meetings, and team-build
  • Ability to build relationships across generations and to recruit, inspire and equip volunteers

Reports to:  Senior Pastor

Classification:  Full time, Non-Exempt         

Resumes may be submitted to jobs@srvumc.org.

*Principals only. Recruiters, please do not contact this job poster.

Company

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church is a Christian community dedicated to sharing God’s love and transforming the world through service. SRVUMC is a welcoming and inclusive Reconciling Congregation of approximately 500 members.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
(925) 837-5243
Location
902 Danville Blvd
Alamo
CA
94507
United States
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