DIRECTOR OF YOUTH and COMMUNITY

First Presbyterian Church

308 West Fisher Street

Salisbury, NC 28144

STATUS: Full-time, Salaried

HOURS: 40 Hours per week

BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Pension, Disability, Professional Expenses

Purpose:

To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth

ministry while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. To create and maintain positive relationships

within Salisbury’s faith communities and reach out to agencies to partner for serving those in need while

developing servant leadership traits in our youth. To support the Christian mission of First Presbyterian

of Salisbury to recruit disciples for the kingdom of God, renew disciples in their faith commitment, and

reach out in love and compassion to the world in need.

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Director of Youth and Community Leader (DYC) is a non -ordained position that reports to the

Senior Pastor. The Senior Pastor, in cooperation with the Personnel Committee, provides an annual

evaluation of the DYC’s performance. The DYC will be responsible and subject to First Presbyterian

Church polity and doctrine, in alliance with the church’s mission statement. Attendance at the following

meetings is required: Weekly Staff Meetings, Monthly Youth Committee Meetings, TWAM, and

Evangelism.

The Primary Task:

The Director of Youth and Community is a vital position in the overall educational mission of First

Presbyterian Church ensuring quality programs and mentoring of youth in grades 6-12, as well as college

students locally and returning college-aged church members.

Coordinates with FPC Team to ensure the youth curriculum aligns with the church focus, goals and

needs and oversees implementation of the curriculum for youth programs. Coordinate with appropriate

committees to accomplish the responsibilities of the role.

There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth

ministry. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth

ministry to:

– love youth where they are

– encourage youth in developing their relationship to God

– provide youth with opportunities for nurture and growth

– challenge youth to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world

 – challenge youth to explore their gifts and talents to serve God and engage in FPC mission

Responsibilities:

• Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of

youth in the local church and community.

• Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry (including Teens

with a Mission) in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.

• Support and guide the work of the Youth Committee in establishing, executing, and evaluating

an integrated and effective annual plan and fund raising activities.

Revised by FPC Personnel 9/11/17 Approved by FPC Session 9/18/17

• Mentor youth in developing their SERVANT Leadership skills.

• Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in

continuing education events and training opportunities.

• Recruit and educate volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure

adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.

• Serve as a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and

resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.

• Collaborate with DCE to coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit

teachers in partnership with the Director of Christian Education.

• Assist Confirmation Leadership in partnership with CE, and the pastor(s) and provide support for

confirmands, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom.

• Work in partnership with the Evangelism Committee to effectively reach youth in the

community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.

• Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget and fund raising

proceeds.

• Effectively communicate utilizing appropriate technologies (text, email, website, bulletin,

newsletter, bulletin board, etc.) to ensure timely communication with youth, church

staff/committees, parents, and congregation

• Partner with CE and other committees to develop intergenerational fellowship, discipleship, and

service opportunities.

• Build meaningful relationship with youth by engaging in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school,

attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.).

• Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.

Supervises:

Youth Advisors, TWAM Advisors, Community Outreach Volunteers

Minimum Requirements:

• Holds a Bachelor’s degree (required),

• Has at least 5 years full-time experience, preferably in a Church setting.

• Served as a youth leader/coordinator (paid or volunteer) in a Church or non-profit

• At least 23 years of age (to provide for a five year age difference between the oldest youth

involved in Church programs)

• Models a Christ-like life

• Has strong oral and written communication skills

• Works well with others

• Is organized but flexible

• Is willing to follow a flexible schedule

• Maintains confidentiality

• Has strong leadership and planning skills

• Possesses assessment skills to identify youth needs within the Church and in our service area

Evaluation:

The Head of Staff will conduct an annual performance review with input gathered by and from the Youth

Committee and the Christian Education Committee. The Personnel Committee will review the

performance review, as needed. The Business Administrator will maintain the Annual Performance

Review.