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Director of Youth Ministries
Davidson United Methodist Church in Davidson, North Carolina is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. Serving as the spiritual leader and a role model for students in 6th-12th grades, this individual will help develop a comprehensive approach to understanding and experiencing one’s faith that makes sense to adolescents. Additionally, the Director serves as the primary point person for the Wesley College Ministry at Davidson College and all college-aged young adults connected with the church. Joined by a team of supportive stakeholders, the Director is hoped to lead with enthusiasm, consistency, and clear direction. This position reports to the Pastor/Director of Faith Formation.
Primary responsibilities for the position include:
- Be an advocate for youth, educating various stakeholder groups and serving as a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources.
- Plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
- Guide the work of the Youth Council in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions.
- Oversee and maintain administrative pieces of the ministry (attendance, budget, etc.)
- Recruit and train volunteers and ensure all leaders are knowledgeable of and uphold Safe Sanctuary policies.
- Communicate in a timely manner, utilizing multiple mediums that effectively reach the diverse set of intended audiences.
- Lead outreach and provide support for college students; also serve as the staff liaison for the College Ministry Council and their work at Davidson College.
Qualifications for this position are:
- College degree required; Masters degree preferred
- Professional Certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church desired
- 3-5 years experience working with youth, in a church-based setting
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and various social media platforms
- Satisfactory completion of background check
- Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
- Ability to work as part of a team
No matter who you are, where you have been, or where you are going, DUMC is a place to discover God’s love and grace alive each day!