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
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
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
– 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.
Youth Advisors, TWAM Advisors, Community Outreach Volunteers
• 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
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
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH and COMMUNITY