Overview

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Virginia, seeks a Youth Director to lead and support a consistent, meaningful program for youth spiritual development (and fun) for grades 6-12, including programs such as:  Sunday School for youth, Sunday evening youth group, small group sessions, youth mission trips, and other fellowship and education activities.

We seek a dynamic person of faith who can inspire and relate to youth, work with adult volunteers, and be an active, integral member of our staff. This part time position, estimated 20-25 hours per week, with the hope to have someone start the position this winter. The salary range is $20-$25 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.  Prior experience with youth and relevant theological training/experience are preferred.  Candidate should be open to a background check prior to beginning the job.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is an active, progressive congregation with over 500 members with our youth group ranging from 20-40 youth.   We are  part of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).  We welcome inquiries or you may apply and include: a letter explaining why you are interested in the job,  three references we can contact, and a resume sent to: TrinityPC.5533@gmail.com.   We look forward to hearing from you.

 

A full description of the job is listed below:

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Approved May 9, 2017

 

 

Part-time Position [20 – 25 hours/week]

Reporting: Director of Spiritual Formation

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

1.      Work under the guidance and direction of the Director of Spiritual Formation to continue a consistent, meaningful program for youth spiritual development (and fun).

a.      Support other staff members who are working with youth (musicians, etc.)

b.      Continue to develop new adult volunteers to work with youth and support current volunteers in their ministry with youth.

c.       Attend monthly meetings of the Education and Nurture Ministry and report on youth activities.

d.      Communicate with parents and with the larger Trinity community about youth group activities (newsletter, e-news, social media, website, etc.)

e.      Attend Trinity staff meeting once per month (First Thursday).

 

2.      Sunday Evening Youth Program.  Work with adult volunteers to provide Sunday evening youth group activities that help youth develop their sense of belonging and grow in their discipleship.

a.       Maintain a program that connects youth (6th – 12th grade) to one another, giving them space to discover faith in their own way and explore their own discipleship and leadership in the church.

b.      Facilitate small group gatherings of gender and age group (middle school boys, high school girls, etc.)  These have generally met monthly before or in place of youth group and are led by volunteers.

 

3.      Sunday Morning Youth Education.  Work with adult volunteers to provide Sunday morning education program for youth in grades 6 – 12.

a.       Select appropriate curriculum under the guidance of the Education and Nurture Ministry.

b.      Maintain a teaching schedule (youth director and adult volunteers).

 

4.      Other Youth Group Activities.

a.       Create safe places and activities for youth to meet with adults and other youth for fun and fellowship.

b.      Provide retreats for youth spiritual development and group building.  In the past we have had one retreat for middle school youth and one retreat for high school youth.

c.       Work with adult volunteers to plan for a domestic youth mission trip.

d.      Support youth group members in their participation in the congregation’s intergenerational mission trip.

e.       Create/support service opportunities, some youth-led and some wider-church activities.  Past examples include the Crop Walk, helping with VBS, assistance with Easter Eggstravaganza, the Thirty Hour Fast, etc.

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