Director of Youth Ministry, Seattle – WA

Position Description:

Quest Church is seeking an experienced, gifted, and passionate leader who can lead and ensure that we are ministering thoughtfully, intentionally, and effectively to the diversity of students that they serve. The Director of Youth Ministry reports to the Associate Pastor of Family Ministry and works alongside the Family Ministry team of directors. This director will partner with families and volunteer teams to live out the vision of the church through ministry to and with adolescents.

Position Qualifications:

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES Middle and High School Ministry:

  • Serve as the visionary for the growing youth ministry to middle and high school students, providing structure, overseeing the youth ministry budget and expenses, and attending training seminars to grow in knowledge and depth of youth ministry;
  • Serve as primary coordinator for Sunday morning gatherings, middle/high school retreats, summer Serve & Learn trips and Confirmation/Discipleship courses;
  • Oversee volunteer ministry leaders in small and large group settings with youth. This includes recruiting, training, and developing volunteer leaders;
  • Implement age appropriate discipleship and formation curriculum- including the creation, adaptation, or contextualization of curriculum as needed;
  • Oversee all administrative details of youth ministry, including volunteer applications, ministry handbook, background checks, reference checks, supply purchasing;
  • Communication, bookkeeping ministry funds, tracking youth offering and attendance, volunteer scheduling, and coordinating special events as needed;
  • Work with the pastoral staff to provide relevant and timely pastoral care for youth and families of youth;
  • Provide support and encouragement to families of youth, creating opportunities for family events and intentional discussions with parents on developmentally relevant issues.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Be fully engaged in the life of Quest;
  • Coordinate efforts with the larger Quest staff and participate in weekly staff meetings;
  • Help support special events (conferences/gatherings/classes) and worship services at Quest;
  • Help facilitate quarterly adult volunteer training sessions and parent meetings;
  • Invest in accountability, formation, and learning with children and youth ministry staff; and,
  • Update CPR and First Aid certification every two years.


  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth, regularly practice spiritual disciplines, and adhere to the Quest statement of faith, vision, and mission;
  • A passion for youth;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details;
  • Curriculum writing/developing skills needed for weekly youth gatherings, teacher training, and general ministry workshops; and,
  • Relational skills: the ability to work with youth, parents, volunteers, as well as ability to communicate with volunteers toward the ongoing needs of the ministry.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS The ideal candidate will be experienced in the area of Student/Youth Ministry and possess a call to invest in the lives of teenagers, leading with cultural fluidity and competency within a multiethnic, multiracial, multicultural, and LGBTQIA+ inclusive context.

  • 5+ years’ experience in diverse youth ministry settings required.
  • A degree in Youth Ministry or Christian Education is preferred but not required.

HOURS, COMPENSATION, AND BENEFITS Full time: 40 hrs/wk – Exempt Compensation: $61,715 + Full Individual Benefits and Continuing Education Support

ACCOUNTABILITY & COMMUNICATION Routine communication and coordination with the larger staff are essential and include a weekly ministry team meeting and regular attendance at all-staff meetings.

Interested candidate, please email your cover letter, resume, and at least three references to or click apply now.