Director of Youth Ministries

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston seeks an ordained or non-ordained full-time Youth Director to oversee the Youth Ministry to accomplish the church’s stated goals to Know Christ, Follow Christ and Serve Christ. Position reports directly to the Associate Pastor for Young Adults and Young Families.

Responsibilities include: directing the implementation of the mission and vision for the youth ministry; Assisting in implementation of a restructuring plan for the youth ministry in conjunction with the Youth Council and adult volunteers; and Spiritually preparing youth of the church for challenges ahead in young adulthood and nurturing in the youth a sense of clear Christian identity through an understanding of God-given gifts and talents. These responsibilities will be accomplished through planning and executing a program of sustainable youth ministry at First Presbyterian that is fully integrated in the life of the church and part of an overall vision for Cradle to Commencement Christian Education.

The priority of the Youth Director is to ensure that relationships are built between the adult leaders and the youth of First Presbyterian.

The Youth Director will insure that all details of youth programs and special events are taken care of so that an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship is created, in which emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.

The Youth Director will supervise the youth ministry assistant. The youth Director will meet with the staff and hands-on adult volunteers regularly to ensure that the efforts of all adult leaders and staff members are coordinated to maximize their effectiveness.

Special talents and skills preferred:   Compassionate, Teacher, Willingness to engage conflict, Spiritual Maturity, Collaboration, Interpersonal Engagement, Personal Resilience, Flexibility, Self-Differentiation, Energetic.

Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a related field. Master Degree in Theology, Ministry, Divinity, Youth Ministry a plus.

Experience: Must have 3+ years of working with middle school and high school youth. Generous compensation package offered.

Please send a cover letter and resume to 1stpresevanston@gmail.com. For more information about First

Presbyterian Church, please visit  www.firstpresevanston.org.

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