The Director of Youth Ministries oversees all aspects of the youth ministry program for GUMC, which includes events and activities each week. Works collaboratively with clergy, staff and volunteers to build a safe, supportive, inspiring environment and a continuity of programming that supports the spiritual growth of students. Has primary responsibility for high school and college age levels and leads the Associate Director who has primary responsibility for middle school and confirmation. Teamwork and partnership between the two are expected.
While not exhaustive, a few main duties are as follows:
• Coordinates, promotes, and manages all aspects of the program, including, but not limited to, Sunday School, summer camps, mission trips, events, and retreats.
• Strategically plans and sets goals for high school and college age ministry in conjunction with the Youth Advisory Council and clergy.
• Develops and oversees the youth ministry budget.
• Ensures adherence to GUMC’s Safe Sanctuary policy.
• Attends Senior Leadership Team meetings.
• Oversees the planning, coordination, and set-up of the education and missional activities, including but not limited to, Crave, Discovery, SOS, MTOP, BigStuf, Manna House, MAM, and any others which may include moving tables, hanging decorations, carrying and/or lifting materials, walking or participating in other physical activities.
• Selects, evaluates, creates, and monitors overall curriculum, teaching and leading studies and sessions, using other participants as needed.
• Responsible for all communication of high school and college age matters to parents, youth, staff, and volunteers.
• Recruits and connects volunteers.
• Organizes training and planning sessions for youth ministry related matters.
• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), with experience in teaching/managing in age level Christian Education or High School education.
• Experience in a leadership role strongly preferred.
• Experience in the design and selection of age-appropriate curriculum.
• Experience in a multi-age group environment preferred.
• Experience in planning, coordinating all logistics for and managing special events.
• Experience in the recruiting, training, leading, inspiring, and encouraging of volunteers.
• Understanding of and alignment with United Methodist theology and beliefs.
• Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, social media, Constant Contact, and presentation software.
• Solid time management skills and organizational abilities; ability to coordinate several activities at once and to quickly analyze and resolve specific problems.
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