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Youth Director - Elk Grove United Methodist Church


10/24/2018

JOB OPENING ELK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH YOUTH DIRECTOR POSITION To apply please send cover letter and resume to office@elkgroveumc.org before November 12,2018 (Adopted by Staff Parish Relations Committee on 10/23/2018) Job Description JOB FUNCTION • Walk with youth in their development as maturing adults and as followers of Christ. • To connect our youth ministry with other community/church youth ministries and help youth establish a faith journey. • To recruit and train youth to serve as leaders. • To recruit and train adults to work with youth. • Develop caring relationships with the parents/guardians of youth. • To develop service and mission opportunities for youth and to develop outreach to youth who do not have a faith home. • The average work week is 20 hours per week with additional time expected for regular lock-ins, at least 1 weeklong mission/service trip, and several all-day events per year, participation with annual Church Camp, participation with bi-annual Confirmation Camp DUTIES • Plan and implement a comprehensive faith based youth program that includes learning, study, and discussion; games and activities; service projects, fellowship and special events that are congruent with the congregations Mission and Core Values. • Be in communication with Youth Sunday School Teachers and Christian Education committee. • Develop a strategy for reaching out to youth and communicating with parents, guardians and caregivers (e.g. parent meetings). • Pursue Continuing Education (in consultation with Pastor and SPRC) • Attend worship and be involved in the life of Elk Grove United Methodist Church. • Regularly consult with Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee about program goals, aspirations, concerns, guidance and ministry implementation. • Comply with Safe Sanctuary policies; and establish clear professional boundaries with youth and parents/guardians • Organize fundraisers to supplement youth program budget • Submit weekly attendance and monthly newsletter article to church office • Maintain youth’s web page and social media (may be delegated) • Create yearly activity calendar in collaboration with youth and Pastor. • Keep up to date records for youth (contact info, permission slips, release forms etc.) QUALIFICATIONS • Experience working with youth (persons between grade 6 and 12). • Relate to and communicate well with diverse individuals. • Knowledge and affirmation of Progressive Christian tradition. • Affirmation of, and ability to articulate and engage, EGUMC’s mission and core values. See Below. • Be a self-starter, excellent communicator and well organized • College graduate or equivalent. Be at least 25 years old. • Pass a background check to the satisfaction of the pastor and SPRC • Understanding of the polity and structure of the United Methodist Church is desired, but not required. PAID SICK LEAVE • Paid Sick Leave will accrue at the rate of 2 Sundays per year and is capped at 4 Sundays per year beginning with employment. • The Youth director is responsible to recruit an appropriate substitute during vacation/sick leave. OTHER Is supervised by and reports to the Pastor. Evaluation is ongoing and performed annually by the Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee, The Youth Director position is a mandated reporter. Mission Statement: Elk Grove United Methodist Church is an inclusive, intergenerational Christian community committed to social justice, diversity, service, spiritual growth and integrity. Our faith and work reflect God’s unconditional love and Jesus’ teaching to love our neighbors as ourselves. We are called to invite others to walk with us in the Way of Jesus. Core values: Diversity/Inclusion: We welcome and include everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, age, economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Through our actions, we encourage the community to do the same. Our doors are open. Our love is unconditional. Spiritual Growth: We minister to the whole person to nurture a faith that works in real life through worship, education, fellowship, service and justice. We walk with each other on our journeys with God and in following the way of Jesus. Community: We create a spirit of belonging through Christian care giving, fellowship and service. We foster collaboration both within our congregation and throughout our greater community. Justice and Advocacy: We work, educate and advocate for social justice locally and globally through our actions, prayers and financial resources. Service: We use our time, labor and other resources to respond to the needs of our local, national and global community. We encourage everyone to serve.

Contact: Elk Grove UMC Office

Address: 8986 Elk Grove Blvd Elk Grove 95624

Phone: 9166868303

Email: office@elkgroveumc.org

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