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Director of Youth Ministries

Trinity United Methodist Church, a vital, growing congregation in suburban Chicago, seeks a Director of Youth Ministries. This position is part time (15 hours/week), and will involve both online and in person experiences of ministry and connection. For more information and/or to apply, please contact Rev. Wendy Hardin Hermann: 

Job Summary: The Director of Youth Ministries will lead young people in grades 6-12 in ministries which encourage and equip them to grow in Christian discipleship.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate and facilitate all ministries with youth including Sunday School, regular youth group meetings, and confirmation class
  • Plan Sunday School curriculum and recruit teachers for middle school and high school classes (timing of weekly online Sunday School TBD
  • Create, empower and equip an ongoing team of youth ministry volunteers
  • Prepare for and plan weekly activities outside of Sunday morning (i.e. Friday or Sunday nights)
  • Plan and implement summer youth mission trip(s)
  • Provide regular communication to families of youth via email and text, and social media
  • Publicize youth events through church bulletin, website, social media, and worship service announcements
  • Design, implement and coordinate confirmation program, in collaboration with the pastor
  • Coordinate and facilitate ministries with parents and families of youth

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Offer pastoral care and support as needed, to youth and families
  • Attend Church Council (bimonthly) and other meetings as needed, including Potential Youth Leadership Team

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in a youth ministry setting (as a leader, helper, or active participant)
  • Experience in creation of online ministries that connect with youth, in the era of covid-19
  • Spiritual and emotionally mature, able to relate well to youth and their parents
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, Internet, Social Media
  • Comfortable with/willing to learn Zoom and Facebook/Instagram Live
  • Good communication skills: writing and public speaking
  • Experience in a faith community: as a member, volunteer, or staff person

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to engage and supervise high-energy youth

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to facilitate small group discussion with youth and adults
  • Knowledge of biblical and spiritual traditions with United Methodism
  • Ready and Able to take Initiative (Self-Starter, Action-Oriented)
  • Proven Interpersonal skills—particularly with youth and their families
  • Oriented towards team work and empowering new leaders
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
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Trinity United Methodist Church
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Youth Ministry
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