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Director of Youth Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

Description:

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee discipleship of youth in 6th through 12th grades. This warm, welcoming, PCUSA congregation is described as “big enough to make a difference – small enough to be a family”. The position would report directly to the pastor, collaborate with the Director of Faith Formation, and oversee a team of volunteers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with an established volunteer team to continue to design, develop, and implement an engaging, growing, and sustainable ministry for youth
  • Oversee all education programs, events, and trips for mid-high youth (6th-8th graders) as well as high school youth (9th-12th graders)
  • Provide care and support for students connected with the ministry and church
  • Serve as the primary liaison and advocate for the youth
  • Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders (parents, volunteer leaders, day school families, larger congregation, local community)
  • Assist clergy in relevant related responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain the annual youth ministry budget
  • Engage a variety of adults in leadership and support of the ministry, including parents and families of current students

Qualifications:

  •  College graduate
  • Understanding of pre-adolescent and adolescent development so as to be well equipped to connect and care for persons at this unique life stage
  • Grounded in the Reformed Theology undergirding the tradition of the Presbyterian Church USA
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willing to be coachable and work within the framework that has been established for sustainability
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task
Please submit a resume and cover letter.