Director of Youth Ministry – Salinas, CA

Compass Church is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry. They need a director who is passionate about Evangelism and discipling teenagers through Sunday and midweek small and large groups, camps, special trips, etc.

Compass Church has a main campus with a 1,500 seat worship center and 2 satellite campuses. We are non-denominational (under the umbrella of ECO), an orthodox, Bible believing, Jesus-centered people.  See our Statement of Faith and dynamic worship on our website.

Benefit Package:

  • Sun-Fri (Saturday off) – 50-60hrs. a week
  • Salary Range: $75,000 +full medical/dental; 4 weeks vacation and 2 weeks study leave, book and other allowance, 5% of salary into retirement account.
  • Additionally, reimbursable allowances: auto, books, continuing education, and business expenses
  • Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in Religion or significant experience in a full-time Youth Ministry


  • Teach middle school and high school each hour on Sunday mornings.
  • Oversee the recruitment of middle school and high school adult leaders.
  • Build relationship with students and adult leaders
  • Promote Christian service through age appropriate service projects.
  • Lead middle school and high school Summer and Winter trips.
  • Hospital calling as needed.
  • Rotate leading Sunday night services.
  • Manage the youth budget within the guidelines of the approved budget and adhere to the purchasing policies of the church
  • Organize and run the annual “Turkey Trot” youth ministry fundraiser


  • Visionary
  • Self-Disciplined
  • Self-Motivator
  • Innovative & creative
  • Strong speaking skills
  • Recruiting of volunteers
  • Organized and able to multitask
  • Solution-oriented
  • Positive attitude and a positive approach to problem-solving.
  • Relational skills
  • Sense of humor because laughter is a big part of the climate at Compass.
  • ‘Extra mile’ person who does not have a ‘silo’ mentality and will help in big projects like Christmas On Main Street.
  • Deep prayer and devotional life.

Qualified candidates, please send your cover letter and resume to or by clicking apply now.