Director of High School

Purpose of the Job

The Director of High School (9th-12th grade) is responsible for the leadership, training, and shepherding of assistant directors, coaches, small group leaders, worship volunteers, and greeters for high school. This role will also partner in overall ministry programming and provide support to volunteers, families, and students in this age group.

Essential Job Responsibilities

Recruit, Lead, and Shepherd Volunteer Leaders

  • Recruit, develop, shepherd, and support volunteer leaders, especially assistant directors
  • Design leadership development opportunities for volunteer leaders
  • Meet regularly with volunteer leaders for encouragement and prayer
  • Offer times of connection and celebration with/for volunteer leaders
  • Plan, oversee, and encourage creative small group activities
  • Assist coaches and assistant directors in shepherding their teams, as needed
  • Provide input and ideas to curriculum team related to effective small group guides

Partner in Overall Ministry Programming

  • Create and cast vision for high school within the overall purpose and vision of Grace Church
  • Ensure alignment with Grace Church’s Student Ministries purpose statement
  • Participate in developing and coordinating weekend programming with special attention to the flow between large group and small group experiences
  • Develop and lead a first impressions team for every high school service and event
  • Assist in the design and implementation of retreats, mission trips, and events that support the purpose of high school ministry and facilitate communications and promotional support
  • Liaison with middle school ministry staff related to curriculum continuity, unique times of connection, and transitioning eight graders into high school
  • Partner in the execution of all middle school ministry services

Supporting Families and Students

  • Champion issues directly affecting students
  • Respond to conflict and provide counsel when needed
  • Create and encourage opportunities for growth
  • Offer tools and resources


  • Track and update students and volunteers in the database
  • Process volunteer applications, conduct background checks, and update records
  • Track registrations and payments for events and trips
  • Provide program information and resources to volunteers
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Attend ministry gatherings when assigned
  • Send out mailings, emails, social media updates
  • Receive calls for general information for high school
  • Follow up with new students


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Ministry, or related area preferred
  • 2-5 years of progressively responsible education, student development, or ministry experience
  • Work schedule includes Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening
  • Proven experience in the following areas of skill:
    • Solid interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to communicate love and truth to students
    • Ability to establish healthy, balanced, and intentional programming with a team of adults and students
    • Ability to lead and shepherd groups and teams
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Computer literacy and detail orientation
    • Exhibited knowledge of emotional, cognitive, and spiritual challenges specific to students

Desired Gifts:

  • Administration
  • Leadership
  • Shepherding
  • Wisdom

To apply, visit


Organization name:
Grace Church- Noblesville



5504 E 146th Street, Noblesville IN 46062


Date Posted:
March 25, 2021

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