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Hiring - Youth Director

Job Description for the Director of Youth Programs - Deadline to apply is August 1st, 2017

The Director of Youth Programs is responsible for programs with youth, 5th-12th grades. This includes the development and implementation of specific programs targeting middle school youth and high school youth, working with families through events and programs and overseeing activities that involve youth 5-12 grades. This position reports to the pastor. This is a part-time, 10-12 hours per week position, with significant flexibility and potential for growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the program for middle school youth and high school youth, focusing on social justice, service and character building as the foundation of the program and consistent with the mission and values of the church. The program may include and not be limited to: regular youth classes and gatherings, special outreach efforts, building partnerships with people of all ages in the congregation and community, mission trips, social justice work, and ministry in the community.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Develop and maintain active and appropriate relationships with youth, including availability on social media and an active interest in the lives of youth outside the church.
  • Work collaboratively with the Pastor, staff members and families on education, social events, all-church events and occasional worship services.
  • Other responsibilities:

  • Become well acquainted with youth and their families, welcoming newcomers to introduce to the program, getting contact information, and following up as needed
  • Oversight of the supplies in the youth areas and insuring their sufficiency
  • Regular contact with the Pastor for planning and evaluation of program
  • Attend relevant church meetings.
  • Be supportive of the United Methodist Church and Mt. Tamalpais UMC.
  • Support and implement the Safe Sanctuary policy
  • Communications: Regular communications to youth and parents using social media and email. Contribute an article to the bi monthly church newsletter, Ridgelines.
  • Required and Desired Qualifications:

  • BA degree and/or at least four years of experience as a youth worker
  • Minimum age: 22 years (Safe Sanctuary requirement)
  • A person of Christian faith passionate about enhancing and changing the lives of youth.
  • A demonstrated interest / history in working with youth, at camps, schools, churches, etc
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Able to engage youth and form social connections
  • A team player, able to work collaboratively, creatively and honestly.
  • A sense of humor
  • Comfortable speaking in public and using social media and current technology
  • Licensed driver who passes the Safe Sanctuary guidelines
  • This position will close on August 1st, 2017. Please submit resume and cover letter to ejoanna@comcast.net

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