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Youth Ministry Lead – Castro Valley, CA

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Position Description:

First Presbyterian Church of Hayward in Castro Valley, CA, is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to serve as Youth Ministry Lead who will connect with students (6th- 12th grade), supporting them in their lives inside and outside of the church as they navigate adolescence, equipping them with a spiritual foundation through: Developing and maintaining personal relationships with youth and their families; Guiding, teaching, and mentoring youth; and Activities and events. FirstPres Hayward strives to be a multicultural, multi-lingual, multigenerational community that lives out the radical mission of Jesus in the Eden neighborhood and beyond. Guided by our core beliefs and a commitment to anti-racist practices, we seek to fulfill our mission by serving our community through our four areas of ministry: Community Outreach (homeless shelters, food pantry, recovery ministries, and more), Community Life (congregational ministry engagement), HGG Daycare Center, and The Chabot Theater. Responsibilities include:
  • Lead and coordinate, in partnership with the Director of Children and Family Ministries all Middle School and High School activities – Weekly Meetings, Sunday Worship, Summer Camps, Retreats, Leader Training, etc.
  • Attend all Youth Nights and Sunday Services.
  • Build mentoring and discipling relationships with students.
  • Coordinate and develop with volunteers to strengthen the Middle School and High School Ministries.
  • Contribute and collaborate with other staff who are part of Children, Youth and Family Ministries.
  • Communicate regularly with students and parents.
  • Keep a regular social media presence for communication with students (including but not limited to Instagram and slack)
  • Work with various ministry teams and departments as available to help grow their existing work.

Position Qualifications:

  • Possess a heart for the under-resourced members of our community, and young people (children and youth)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity in every way, including the inclusion of LGBTQ peoples, and anti-racist practices
  • Previous experience with youth Be able to work well with both adults and teens
  • College Degree or commensurate educational experience
  • Previous educational units in child/adolescent development, education/teaching, youth ministry or commensurate experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, database management
  • Social media literacy
  • Graphic design (Canva or other)
  • Spanish Bilingual preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance required
  • Expectations Be a person of Christian commitment with an understanding of and an appreciation for the beliefs and practices of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Flexibility to an ever evolving organization and group of individuals served
  • Motivated to continue to learn and grow
  • Desire to work on and with a team
To apply for this position, contact Lauren Gibbs-Beadle at lauren@firstpreshayward.com.