Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry
Ministry: Christian Education Ministry
Scope: Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade
Benefits: Salary, Paid Time Off, and Medical Benefits
The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry serves as a member of the church staff, directing and managing all Educational ministries of Paxton Presbyterian Church. With a special emphasis on Children & Youth Ministries, his/her main responsibility is to develop and lead Christian ministries for the children and young adults (Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade), including their families.
The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry will provide enthusiastic leadership and structured Christian development for the children and young adults of the church in concert with the goals and objectives of the church. The Director position will accomplish this by
- Working with all ministries, Session, and the church Pastor to understand the goals and objectives of the church and applying that understanding to the youth ministry
- Developing caring relationships
- Facilitating the growth of children and youth in faith and involvement in the life of the church
- Planning and implementing educational, fellowship, and service opportunities (including mission trips)
- Recruiting, supporting and training teachers and other volunteers.
The Director will work as part of a team of staff and volunteers, providing crucial leadership and experience to organize each member and ensure the educational readiness of the church and its youth.
- Develops, implements, and coordinates the curriculum for the youth of Paxton Presbyterian Church (Pre-kindergarten through 12th Grade).
- Supervises Christian Education church staff and builds/trains church volunteers.
- Provides resources and supports teachers and leaders for Church School and other youth ministries, to include the Youth Group program.
- Plans and supervises youth events to include, but not limited to: youth retreats, vacation bible school, holiday events, and community youth outreach events.
- Develops social media content and manages social media communication pertaining to the youth and education programs of the church.
- Effectively communicates important events, required information, and program details with the church staff, volunteers, and youth of the church.
- Reports directly to the church Pastor and provides routine updates to the church Pastor as well as the Christian Education Ministry.
- Attends Christian Education Ministry meetings and other church meetings as required
- Seeks to use the church’s goals and objectives as guidance for curriculum, activities, events, communications, etc.
- Provides expert collaboration with the Christian Education Ministry in presenting solutions to the ministry and coordinating with the Ministry on implementation.
- Provides budgetary planning with the Christian Education Ministry for educational and program needs.
- Maintains a regular, published schedule, to include Sundays.
- Supports the children and youth of Paxton Presbyterian Church through regular and direct contact both in the church and “off-site”.
- Promotes the spiritual growth of the church youth and encourages youth participation within the church.
- Demonstrated leadership in growing a youth program and organizing staff/volunteers
- Counseling youth and/or young families
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology with a strong ministry background OR a Ministry degree with teaching experience (private or public)
- Must have or be able to obtain the following clearances prior to being hired:
- Criminal History (Act 34)
- FBI Fingerprinting (Act 114)
- Child Abuse (Act 151)
- A Christian with a strong, demonstrated commitment to following Jesus Christ and who is enthusiastic, energetic, and creative in Christian Educational and Spiritual Formation leadership.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills; must work well with others.
- 2-3 Years Experience in Christian education and/or ministry
- Experience working with children of all ages.
- Proven leadership with youth and fellow staff.
- Possesses a genuine concern and sensitivity for all people with the capacity to help others in a respectful and caring way.
- Competency with computers/technology to include social media, Microsoft Word, email services, and other basic church software programs.