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Director of Youth Ministry – Oro Valley, AZ


Position Description:

The Director of Youth Ministry directs and leads youth programming for Middle School and High School age youth as well as supports the entire ministry of Children, Youth and Family (CYF). They work to fulfill the mission and vision of Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC) in Oro Valley, AZ, through dynamic programming and connecting the congregation to the youth and their families by building relationships, equipping them, helping them discover their gifts and identify as a child of God.
  • Provides leadership for and functions as the primary staff person relating to the Youth Ministry
  • Working through the Pillars of Worship, Learn and Serve, plans, coordinates, and implements age-appropriate activities for Middle and High School age youth that promote the congregation connecting the youth and their families. This includes the ministries of Confirmation, High School Sunday School, and social media.
  • In cooperation with the Pastor of CYF, oversees the recruitment and training of adult volunteers to work with Middle and High School age groups.
  • Performs administrative functions for CYF
  • Coordinates fund-raising activities that support special youth activities and trips.
  • Prepares and coordinates timely and accurate schedules of youth activities to keep the congregation informed of youth events and the publicity for youth activities through the appropriate vehicles provided by the church.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Qualifications:

  • Youth and Family Ministry, Education, or significant experience in Youth Ministry. Degree preferred.
  • A clear testimony of faith and a vital, personal, and growing relationship with Christian beliefs evidenced by attitude and behavior. An understanding of Lutheran tradition is preferred.
  • Effective leadership skills in working with and training both youth and adults in a group setting or one-on-one basis. Ability to maintain control and establish clear boundaries and high expectations, while ensuring an enjoyable and meaningful experience for program participants. 2
  • Flexible and adaptable to various situations and when interacting with different personalities and age groups.
  • Strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, ability to work independently and reliably.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (with multiple generations), time management, organizational and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Values open communication and team understanding of ministry.
  • Appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity, and leadership.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other church databases as needed.
  • Must pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license, and be insured
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