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Reports to: Assistant Rector

Status: Part Time, hourly (10-15 hours/wk.)

Pay: $15-25/hr, depending on experience, education and skill set.

Benefits: Vacation Pay; outreach pay; travel reimbursement; training/study expense reimbursement; may participate in 403(b) plan with voluntary contributions

Date of Posting: December 5, 2019

To Apply:  Submit a resume to Mark McNickle, our Search Committee chair, at searchcommittee@holyspiritleesburg.org. Once we have your resume, and have reviewed it, we will ask selected candidates to complete a questionnaire.

Overview of position:   We seek young, preferably female, shepherd/discipler for Youth to serve as a Ministry Assistant to our Assistant Rector for both Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry.  Preferably in her 20’s.  Build disciples of Jesus Christ by implementing teaching, motivation and programs for youth in Loudoun County, centered on Leesburg.  Serve as a spiritual leader, mentor, and role model that the female youth and young adults of CHS can emulate and trust.   Equip students and young adults to develop a lively personal trust in Jesus.  Be a team player on staff, helping where needed.

Description of setting and ministry: Church of the Holy Spirit is a relatively young (18 years), medium size church, led by the founding Rector.  Average Sunday Attendance in 2019 is 150 in two services. We have over 20 small groups and many ministries. We currently have 2 full-time, and 12 part-time staff.  We are Anglican, and we honor and uphold the evangelical, charismatic and sacramental streams of the church.  Leesburg, Virginia is our home.  This is a prosperous suburban setting on the western edge of the Washington DC Metroplex, not far from Dulles Airport.  Leesburg has been named one of the most livable towns in America by Money magazine.

At CHS, we are Bible believing, openly charismatic, and serious about evangelism, discipleship and holiness.  We also place a strong emphasis on fellowship and prayer.  Many who visit remark that we are one of the friendliest churches that they have ever attended. We are a multi-ethnic congregation.  Our Mission statement is “We invite nations and generations to experience God’s love and power.”

The youth ministry at CHS serves young people in grades 6 through 12.  Both Senior high and Jr. High meet separately, twice a month on Sunday afternoons or evenings for discipleship, at which we emphasize Bible study, fellowship, and fun. Sr. High also meet every other Sunday morning for Sunday school during the worship service, and Jr. High meet every week during the worship service.  A few of our teens are being mentored by adults in the congregation.  Along with our weekly meetings, we do occasional service projects, and we serve and evangelize in the summer by participating in Camp Booyah, and joining with the adults in our Haiti and Uganda mission trips. We run a teen confirmation class every other year.  Currently, we have about 10 students in our high school ministry and another 12 middle schoolers. The pool of students connected to our ministry is larger.

The young adult ministry at CHS needs restarting after our leader moved out of town a year ago.  The Ministry Assistant will aid in the start-up of programs and discipleship of our young adults.

Qualifications and Competencies:

-Must have a passion for youth and youth ministry.

-Must be a team player and willing to take direction from the Youth Leader.

-Must be in alignment with CHS and ANCA (Anglican Church of North America) theology and practice.

-Must have some experience in youth or young adult ministry.

-This person must also show a motivated desire to model a life of continual learning, growth, repentance, and being a faithful follower of Christ by the grace of God.

-Must speak fluent English.

-Must be humble, teachable, and able to follow direction; must be a self-starter

The Young Life Spiritual Leader (Full-Time) is responsible for developing and directing a Young Life Ministry for the youth in the residential community at Rawhide Youth Services.  This person will lead spiritual activities and provide support and care to the residential clients, as well as supporting the spiritual activities for the staff at Rawhide.  This person reports to the Director, Residential Services at Rawhide while collaborating with the Young Life Regional Director, Wisconsin.   

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Must be a minimum of 22 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Minimum 1 Year of successful experience working in Residential Care with at-risk youth
  • Prior experience working with Young Life preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministries/Therapeutic Recreation/Behavioral Sciences or the  relevant equivalent
  • Able to articulate and evidence Christian doctrine and ethics.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Meet with clients for informal contacts and visit the residential units regularly, including mealtimes and activities
  • Effectively steward budget.  Track spending and allocate resources with fiduciary.
  • Lead after-school programs.
  • Explore options for “external” volunteer engagement, vetted through Human Resources and DCF Chapter 52 guidelines.
  • Participate in Young Life Staff trainings and certifications.
  • Contribute and participate in Youth Services meetings and Youth Advisory committee.
  • Lend support to Rawhide weekly Fellowship meeting
  • Track data and deliverables in alignment with goals established by Director of Residential Services
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