Director of Youth Ministry

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY
First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, Illinois

HOURS: 20 hours per week (flexible office hours; weekends and some evenings required)

SALARY: $20,000

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, coordinate, and provide leadership for Middle School, Senior High, and Confirmation youth ministry programs—including, but not limited to:
    • Weekly group gatherings (Wednesday and Sunday afternoons and evenings)
    • Special monthly events
    • Trips, retreats, and overnights
    • Fundraisers
  • Identify and implement creative, age-appropriate curriculum for students
  • Assist in training, coordinating, and providing ongoing support to volunteers
  • Manage set-up and maintenance of Youth Room and equipment
  • Assist in hosting special events and outreach opportunities for students and families
  • Coordinate mailings, calendar, and office-oriented business with secretarial staff
  • Communicate program offerings with youth, parents, and congregation
  • Oversee Youth Ministry budget, registration files, and attendance records
  • Regularly assess ongoing program needs and areas for growth, with program leaders
  • Keep track of students’ needs, providing proactive and reactive care as appropriate
  • Communicate regularly with Associate Minister about pastoral and program concerns
  • Attend Sunday worship at least two Sundays per month
  • Attend monthly church staff meetings
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board of Youth Ministry, attend monthly meetings

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal faith in God through Christ, and a genuine interest in students’ lives
  • College degree or equivalent experience—youth leadership or camp experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of the Bible and congregational life
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal/leadership skills; can recruit, equip, and organize volunteers
  • Ability to work independently, and on a team (with church staff and volunteers)
  • A clear sense of ethical limits, confidentiality, and age appropriate youth behaviors

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background in Education or Religious Studies (or equivalent)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Candidates must pass a background check
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Comfort with United Church of Christ theology
  • Must be LGBTQIA+ friendly

APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS: February 1, 2020

POSITION BEGINS: April 2020

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Organization name:
First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake

Denomination:
United Church of Christ

Contact:
emily@fcc-cl.org

Location:
461 Pierson Street, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Website:
https://www.fcc-cl.org/

Date Posted:
December 16, 2019

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