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You have a passion for your faith.  You have a passion for young people.  You dream of so many possibilities if you could follow both passions, together.

Consider realizing the possibilities you have dreamed about by leading the youth ministry at Wildwood Presbyterian Church.  Your mission will be to lead our youth community to:

LEARN to connect to God through the stories of our faith,

GROW in faith by following Jesus, and

LIVE God’s Word through leadership and service

As part time Director of Youth Ministries, you will be the driving force in meeting the spiritual, social and emotional needs of middle and high school youth.  Through weekly youth gatherings, mission trips, retreats and other avenues you dream up and create, you will lead youth through these critical years on their personal and faith journeys.  Our youth will look to you for encouragement and example in applying Christian values to life situations, both routine and extraordinary.   Our parents and other adults involved in the care of our youth will look to you for regular communication, as will our pastoral staff, Christian education leadership, and congregation.

It will take energy, creativity, a knack for building relationships with youth, and an ability to motivate and inspire youth and those around them.  This is a lot to do in 20 hours a week but you will not be alone.  In addition to having Jesus at your side and in your heart, our youth programs incorporate volunteer adult youth advisors who you will recruit and coordinate to share the load.  WPC has a Child Protection policy which you will abide by and you will ensure volunteers do the same.

Our Director of Youth Ministries must have training or experience in youth leadership, a mature and active faith commitment to Jesus Christ, love of the church, and an appreciation for Presbyterian and Reformed traditions.  While a college degree is ideal, we will also consider those who are a degree candidate in youth ministry or a related field.  Because of close involvement with youth, we will conduct a background check and are unable to consider candidates with a record of child abuse or related offenses or those listed on sex offender databases.  Your responsibilities will involve transporting youth and you must have a valid driver’s license, adequate liability insurance, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.

The Director of Youth Ministries is a salary- only position. While we are not offering earthly benefits, you will have standard eternal benefits provided by God’s grace, no pre-existing condition limitations, eternally renewable and non-cancelable.

Visit our website to see more about our community, our Christian Education programs, and a more detailed description and an application: http://www.wildwoodpc.net/

If you are interested, either complete the application and send it to our church office at 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, Illinois 60030, or email a resume to personnelwpc@gmail.com

Title:                             One-Eighty Teen Center Program Director

Organization:               One-Eighty Youth Programs

Location:                     17 West Lockeford St. Lodi Ca 95240

Phone Number:            209-339-2308

Website:                      180lodi.org

 

 

One-Eighty Overview

 

One-Eighty is a private, non-profit, faith-based youth organization serving teenagers & families in Lodi, CA. Established in 2002, the One-Eighty Teen Center is a 5,500 sq. ft facility, featuring a full espresso bar, internet & art lounge, pool tables, basketball court… even a climbing wall! The Teen Center serves as an after-school café for Jr. & High school students, is an exciting place for teens to hang out on Friday night, and provides teenage resources (collaborating with local churches and nonprofits).

 

The Teen Center is one part of One-Eighty Youth Programs, a three-pronged organization which also includes a professional counseling center and a missional neighborhood outreach program. Our stated goal is to help at-risk youth make 180º turns emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We do this by providing relational, professional, and physical resources, as well as fun activities. We choose to love our community in this tangible way because God first loved us. It has become our privilege to display God’s love to our community in a way that is authentic, respectful, and personal.

 

The One-Eighty Teen Center Program Director is an integral part of our organization. As Program Director, your responsibility will be to provide the creativity, energy, and passion necessary to make the One-Eighty Teen Center an exciting venue for the young people of our community, specifically for the at-risk youth. You will help ensure that the many broken & hurting kids in our area have a place of refuge where they will experience unconditional love, discover they were created for a purpose, and find the confidence and courage to make positive changes in their future.

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed Job Responsibilities

 

General

 

–       Maintain a positive, teachable attitude in all things

–       Maintain an active, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and be involved in a local church

–       Participate in all organizational staff meetings, training, retreats and fundraising

–       Operate as a team player within the larger organizational ecosystem, collaborating with other One-Eighty Directors and reporting to the Executive Director

–       Network & build strong relationships with local school administrations, other youth ministries, youth organizations, and interested businesses in the area

–       Develop relationships with donors and supporters of the organization

–       Proven to be a good communicator and resolves conflicts in a healthy manner

 

Programming

 

–       Mentoring—Develop and implement the One-Eighty mentoring program, utilizing staff, volunteers, community members, and school sites.

–       Friday Night Venue (FNV)—Create a thriving FNV which compliments the current culture & gains frequent visits (social-media & to the center itself).

–       Skate Park—Provide leadership and programing for local skate park, scooter sales, volunteers, community outreach, and two bi-yearly events.

–       Jr. Intern Program—Develop and implement a Jr. Intern Program, networking with local youth pastors to train seniors in the area of service to peers and the at-risk community.

–       Intern Program—Co-create and implement an Intern Program with 180 Leadership Team which focuses on personal growth and opportunities to cultivate mentor relationships in the community (includes: weekly school visits, staff/volunteer trainings, family dinner in the community, etc.).

–       Promotion—Interact and promote 180 programs, events, and deepen friendships through social media and other creative forms of publication.

–       180 Adventures—Offer support through brainstorming, collaboration, and participation of One-Eighty Adventures.

–       Daily Clubs—Provide leadership, communication, resources, and publication for our daily clubs and the volunteers who lead the programs (includes: Job Readiness, Anchored In, Trade-Shop Group, Digital Music, etc.).

–       Summer Programming—Responsible to plan and execute weekly off-site day (or 1/2 day) trips.

 

 

Managing (think “Business”)

 

–       Responsible for planning intern and volunteer schedules (make sure shifts are covered and students are safe).

–       Responsible for overseeing intern daily responsibilities.

–       Maintain Teen Center facility pride (cleanliness, attractions, attractiveness).

–       Accountable for budgets: events, ministry, mentoring program, mentors / volunteers, interns, Jr. interns, & sales.

–       Responsible for 1 fundraiser per year (typically at the movie theater)

Hours

Monday 9am-1pm Admin, 2-6pm Skate Park

Tuesday 9am-1pm Admin, & School visits 2-6pm floor shift

Wednesday 9am-12pm leadership mtg, 1-2pm all-staff meeting, 2-6 floor shift

Thursday 9-1 Admin & School visits, 2-6pm floor shift

Friday 2-5:30pm floor shift, 6-11pm Friday night venue
Compensation

 

–       Full-time position with opportunity for health benefits.

–       $45K-$55K based on experience and personal support funding.

–       Paid vacation available after probation period.

 

Experience, Education, & other Requirements

 

–       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution (preferred).  High School diploma required.

–       Prior workplace experience with excellent recommendations and references are required.

–       Work or volunteer experience mentoring, teaching, or leading at-risk youth is required.

–       MUST VOLUNTEER 1 FRIDAY NIGHT SHIFT during or previous to application process

 

Please prayerfully consider how you might be used in this exciting and life-changing program. If you are interested, please send full resume and cover letter via email to jake@180lodi.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

ABOUT OUR CULTURE:

The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative, nationally-recognized nonprofit teen community center that provides FREE holistically-designed afterschool programs and events for 7th-12th grade students. We were founded on and are driven by our Christian principles; and we provide a fast-paced, family-like work environment.

Since 2010, we have served more than 7,300 different students from 128 neighboring communities. We host an average of 200-400 students per week, and offer over 350 different programs and events per year. We receive no government funding, raising our entire $850,000+ operating budget through a diverse base of private support.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Student Engagement and Operations reports directly to the Founder and Executive Director as the co-lead (alongside the Director of Programming) of the Program Team. This position is part of our leadership team, overseeing day-to-day operations of the organization, mentoring student leaders and interns, taking the lead on engaging new and existing students, and providing key support for programs and events. For a complete PDF version of the position description, please use the following link.

 

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required with a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant youth work experience, including 3+ years of experiencing leading a team. We are seeking someone with a genuine call to work with students long-term, not as a stepping stone. Must be passionate about loving and serving teenagers, with a strong desire to grow in that service outside the church walls. Applicants are asked to submit a resume and professional references to info@thebridgeteencenter.org. No phone calls or visits.

 

WILL SERVE AS THE LEAD ON:

1.  Responsible for student engagement efforts, including tours for new prospective families, representing The Bridge in the community at outreach events, executing elements of the Student Retention Plan and Student Care Plan related to engaging student members, and consistently seeking creative and intentional ways to keep students plugged in (with support from the Marketing Department and Director of Programming).

2.  Responsible for maintaining a consistent presence and fostering our welcoming and relational culture on the floor during afterschool hours. This includes having one weekly scheduled day to personally lead the floor. Afterschool hours are on T, W, Th; with daily attendance varying from 25-100 depending on semester and program schedule.

3.  Oversight of the LeadU leadership program series, including conducting programs, review and updating of content, group scheduling and school relations, participant follow-up, and set-up (reaches 500+ students annually).

4.  Provide leadership support and creative input to the Director of Programming in planning and execution of program events, including weekly Friday nights and 3 annual Signature Events.  Will serve as lead on annual summer “Guys Night In” event. Signature events attract an average of 125-175 students.

5.  Ongoing leadership of program interns and summer staff, including required human resources elements (in partnership with the Volunteer Coordinator), day-to-day management, and training (with support from Director of Programming).

6.  Ownership of the Student Ambassador program, a small group of hand-selected high school students who assist with programs, events, and outreach opportunities. Includes recruitment, ongoing training and development, relationship building, scheduling, and management of the related scholarship program.

7.  Responsible for day-to-day operations of the facility, including open and closing procedures, communicating required maintenance needs, and performing basic tasks related to keeping the facility efficient and operational.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AS A TEAM MEMBER INCLUDE:

1.       Regularly pray for the organization, our students, leadership, volunteers, and our community as a whole.

2.       Keep students “top of mind” – striving to consistently build relationships and challenge student growth.

3.       Prior to opening our doors for students, make sure we are set-up for success and ready to provide students with a meaningful and thoughtful experience each day.

4.       Provide support to the Director of Programming in the execution of our multi-tiered Student Care Plan, including actively participating in and following intake procedures as required (including parent consultations), and ongoing contact with parents and students as required.

5.       Build relationships with a wide variety of volunteers, actively seeking “teachable moments” as it relates to connecting with students, leading students, and correcting/modifying behavior.

6.       As one of our leaders, actively participate in and help “drive” Program Team Meetings, Gladiator Meetings, and Monday AM Prayer Meetings.

7.       Support The Bridge’s annual service events and fundraising events as assigned.

8.       Will work 2-3 Friday nights per month (3-11PM; scheduled in advance each semester).

9.       Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

 

MUST POSSESS:

1.       A heart that is committed to pouring into the lives of teenagers.

2.       True passion for the concept and mission of The Bridge Teen Center.

3.       A natural ability to speak publicly and engage teens, parents and other adults.

4.       A desire to be part of an entity that brings community together.

5.       A heart for meeting people where they are at, not where we want them to be.

6.       Heart for building/developing leaderships skills in others.

7.       Strong organization and time management skills.

8.       Strong and positive communication skills – both verbal and non-verbal.

9.       Ability to lead, motivate and encourage others.

10.   Outgoing, high energy, excited to come to work.

11.   Ability to be a forward thinker, think outside the box, and not rest in routine.

12.   Outwardly-focused and team-oriented mentalities.

13.   Willingness to go the extra mile and work hard at completing all tasks with excellence.

14.   Ability to seek solutions and clearly communicate issues before they become problems.

15.   Friendly, responsive and patient approach.

16.   Ability to develop authentic relationships with a wide variety of audiences.

17.   Personal and professional integrity (even in social and online settings).

18.   Sense of humor.

 

NEXT STEPS:

Candidates selected to move forward in our process will take a personality survey, be asked for personal and professional references, and participate in multiple interviews with staff and leadership.

 

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

Competitive compensation package based on experience. Package includes employer-paid health benefits (for employee only, with option to purchase family benefits at cost), a retirement plan (IRA that is employer-matched up to 3%), plus a generous paid time off package (total of 18 days, excluding holidays The Bridge is closed).

Information about YouthWorks
Are you looking for a job that develops your leadership skills, builds your resume, puts you in cross-cultural settings, and even pays you? YouthWorks is a Christian, nonprofit organization that provides Christ-centered mission trips for more than 20,000 teenagers and adult leaders in over 40 communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Our staff has been creating mission trip experiences for teenagers and adult leaders for more than 25 years. We continue to hire college and post-college-age staff to be on the front lines leading this ministry on each of our sites. In the midst of managing around 70 students and adult leaders on a mission trip each week, our staff teams cultivate relationships, develop their relational and organizational skills, and deepen their faith. All of our ministry positions are paid. For more information, see our website: https://www.youthworks.com/summer-staff/.

Staff work together to create a spiritually focused and servant-centered mission site. All staff participate in evening programming in a leadership capacity and interact with youth at every opportunity. Other responsibilities include building relationships with community members, coordinating one meal a day, and having a weekly check-in time with your supervisor. Staff must be flexible, teachable, and willing to grow in all areas.

Site Director
Facilitate ministry experiences as you manage your mission site. Mentor and supervise 3-4 Site Coordinators. Assist with daily service and ministry projects. Manage finances with integrity and maintain the overall spiritual focus of the mission site. Complete, submit, and mail weekly paperwork, or including finances, evaluations and other paperwork as specified. Oversee the safety of your mission site. Provide leadership for adult leaders and help them process their mission week as they experience it alongside their youth. Continue to develop, build and protect community relationships and partnerships within the community you serve.

Qualifications:
•             College graduate or must have at least four years of post-high school experience

•             Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ

•             Desire to serve the Church

•             Able to relate to youth

•             Model servant leadership

•             Have a teachable spirit

•             Previous leadership experience

•             Ability to lead a team

•             Management experience/ability

•             Previous YW summer staff experience is helpful but not required

•             Previous experience managing a budget is helpful but not required

 

Site Coordinator Positions
·         Ministry Support Coordinator: Connect with youth on site. Support teammates in planned service projects. Coordinate cultural and relational activities for youth. Plan and facilitate evening worship, sharing, processing, and interaction with provided theme materials.

·         Community Service Coordinator: Partner with service organizations. Implement service schedules provided by YouthWorks. Coordinate logistics and execute back-up plans when needed. Serve alongside youth.

·         Kids Club Coordinator: Coordinate a daily Kids Club for children ages 5-10, with the help of youth and adult leader volunteers (create crafts, plan games, practice songs and implement the Kids Club curriculum provided by YouthWorks).

·         Work Projects Coordinator: Help youth engage in the community by leading work crews in painting, yard work and minor projects. Partner with community members, set up and complete projects, and manage crews of youth and their adult leaders throughout the day.

·         Utility Support Coordinator: May begin the summer temporarily assigned to a specific community, however, at any point during the spring or summer, may be permanently placed with a team to fill an open position. Equipped to take on multiple positions and to offer support and encouragement to staff teams.

Qualifications:
·         At least one year out of high school

·         Demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills

·         Able to handle responsibility

·         Leadership experience

·         Value youth

·         Passionate about serving

·         See our website for more detailed information about qualifications.

 

Site Director: $4,250 + food/gas/housing

Site Coordinator: $2,750 + food/gas/housing

The dates for full-summer employment are May 25-August 7, 2019.

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