Youth Ministries Director Part-Time

Youth Ministries Director River Glen Presbyterian Church (Naperville, IL)

The Director of Youth Ministries develops, promotes, and implements activities for the youth in grades (6-12), as well as builds healthy relationships with the youth that model a Christ-centered life and reflect encouragement and love for the youth as they grow in maturity and faith. Full job description is below. Interested candidates should sent a cover letter, resume, and three references to riverglenpersonnel@gmail.com

Essential Functions
• Builds relationships with youth in ways that help foster faith development, spiritual maturity, and community.
• Serves as the youth leader for all middle school and high school youth including but not limited to weekly Sunday school and youth group gatherings, annual mission trips, the Great Escape and other youth retreats, Youth Sunday worship, the Big Splash (annual congregational-wide retreat), and other mission and educational activities throughout the year. This includes regular communication with youth, parents, and congregation concerning youth ministry activities.
• Seeks to manage and expand youth ministries, including a regular presence in worship and as available in the community at concerts, performances, and youth sporting events as well as incorporating youth into Sunday morning worship leadership.
• Manages administratively youth ministries’ budget, scheduling volunteers, making sure the congregation is in compliance with the Child Protection Policy.
• Participates as an ad hoc member of the Youth Leadership and Christian Formation teams, attending regular meetings as well as staff meetings as available,
• Recruits and equips adult volunteers from within the congregation to regularly help with Sunday school, youth meetings, and other activities. Encourages and recruits congregation members to participate as leaders and mentors in the youth ministries.
• Seeks to deepen the discipleship of children, youth, families, and congregation members as a leader.

Minimum Qualifications
• Mature and active faith commitment to Jesus Christ with love for the church and appreciation for Presbyterian tradition and reformed worship
• Working towards or completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Religious Studies (or equivalent) with computer literacy.
• Experience either as a participant or as a leader in active youth group settings.
• Demonstrated leadership in project completion and fundraising.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to pass sexual misconduct background checks and willing to submit to criminal background check
• Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements
• Able to move freely in and out of buildings
• Able to speak in a public forum
• Able to physically perform all essential functions

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