Coronado Community United Methodist Church is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Education Ministry. We are a beach side congregation only blocks from the ocean in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Director’s primary purpose is to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people in grades 6 through 12 that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith. Will oversee children’s ministry staff and provide resources for Education Committee and adult educational opportunities. Responsible for ensuring adherence to the Youth and Child Protection Policy throughout the Church, reporting any issues to the Sr. Pastor. Other responsibilities include planning and leading existing weekly youth programs in ways that maintain their success and facilitate future growth. Director will plan and implement mission, retreat, confirmation, and camp experience as well as coordinate fundraising events, develop and maintain youth/education ministry budgets and complete all administration related to curriculum development, supply distribution, and communication with youth and families.
Requires bachelor degree, with coursework in counseling, education and/or childhood development plus a minimum of 3-4 years’ experience or equivalent combination of experience and education. At least 2 years should be with middle school, high school, or college level students in a Christian or secular setting. Successful candidate will be a team player with a call to minister to youth, a genuine love for teens and desire to serve God and people. Must have outstanding communication skills, proven gifts in leadership and strong technology skills. Knowledge and understanding of United Methodist teachings a strong plus. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Use the subject line: Application for Director of Youth & Education Ministry.