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Grace is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry. Scroll down to see the job description.


Director of Student Ministry

Grace is seeking a full-time Director of Student Ministry to provide spiritual and organizational leadership for our church's programs for students, Grade 6 through college-age. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to thinks@gracejenkintown.org.

Purpose

To provide spiritual and organizational leadership for Grace Presbyterian Church’s ministries to middle school, high school, and college-age young people with the goal of developing disciples who know Christ and make him known.

Primary Responsibilities

  • In concert with the Student Ministry Team and the Head of Staff, develop and execute a vision and strategy for the youth program, in line with the mission of the church.
  • The primary role of the Youth Director is to run the church’s two active youth groups:
    • Middle School (grades 6-8), meeting weekly during the program year
    • Senior High (grades 9-12), meeting weekly during the program year
  • For both the Middle School and Senior High programs, responsibilities include:
    • Creation of weekly lesson plans/curricula
    • Setting and achieving spiritual goals for self, adult advisors, students, and student leadership team
    • Track attendance
    • Recruit youth to participate in programs
    • Engage in student leadership development
  • Plan and execute informal fellowship meetings throughout the summer, to be held on a schedule agreed upon between the Youth Director, Student Ministry Team, and pastoral staff.
  • Plan and lead summer mission trips
    • College, Senior High, Middle School
  • Plan and manage all Confirmation activities
  • Lead retreats during Program Year
  • Manage volunteer leadership of Youth Program
    • Recruit adult advisors
    • Engage in adult advisor training
    • Meet with adult advisors on regular basis
    • Communicate regularly with advisors concerning plans for the week’s fellowship
  • To build relationships with students and their families, both through and outside of church-related programs. This includes students currently within the Grace congregation and students living in the community with no present connection to the church.
  • Support and build a ministry to college-age young adults, which consists now of a summer Bible study and an annual mission trip.
  • To attend corporate worship each Sunday and participate in worship leadership if and as assigned by the Head of Staff.
  • To engage youth in community activities.
  • To arrange for publicity/promotion of student ministry activities to church and community, including use of social media in conjunction with the communications team.
  • To work with the Student Ministries Team to develop and administer the Student Ministries budget.
  • As needed, to coordinate fundraising projects related to special youth activities and trips.
  • To monitor student ministries’ compliance with the church’s child protection policy.
  • In consultation with pastoral staff, manage the involvement of youth in worship.
  • Understand, evaluate, and apply “best practices” in all Youth initiatives

Hours

this is a full-time position, with hours to be approved by the Head of Staff

Contact

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to thinks@gracejenkintown.org.