Director of Youth and Family Ministries - First UMC, Fort Collins, CO

May 07, 2019

First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover St., Fort Collins, Colorado
Job title: Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Supervisor: Executive Pastor
Supervises: Volunteers
Compensation: Salary ranges from $19,500 to $23,400 depending on experience
Work schedule / hours: 25 hours per week; must be available to work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays

Job Description

Prime responsibilities:
  • Develops, plans, executes, and grows the middle and high school Youth ministries
  • Plans, organizes, and teaches the confirmation program
  • Visits and builds relationships with youth and their parents outside of church (at sporting events, school activities, performances, etc.)
  • Plans, organizes, and participates with the youth group in mission and outreach projects.
  • Works with pastors and other programming staff to develop and grow the Life Long Faith Formation ministries.
  • Mobilizes our youth to serve in other areas in the church such as worship, mission, library, and church-wide events.
  • Works with Youth Council to get the council to come on board to help the director with youth programs and missions.
  • Organizes and participates in events that pertain to youth interest and to bring youth along to these events.
  • Prays for our youth and their families, meet with them as needed on a one-on-one basis.
  • Works alongside the Director of Children and Family Ministries to develop multigenerational programs, help with First Kids’ Club, and Children’s Sunday School
Other responsibilities:
  • Attend the weekly Staff Meeting at 9:30 on Tuesday mornings
  • Encourage youth to attend our worship services and participate as Scripture readers at the Modern Worship Service
  • Promote and participate in the Youth sponsored events of the Mountain Sky Conference
  • Serves as the liaison between the church and youth organizations that meet at First Church such as the Scouts.
  • Equips laity for ministry with the youth.
  • Establishes and enforces Safe Sanctuary policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
  • BS/BA in related field of study (Christian Education, Youth Ministries, Religious Studies, etc.)  Professional certification in Youth Ministry in the United Methodist Church or an MA in Christian Education or Youth/Children Ministries is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in youth ministries in large or medium size churches.
Qualifications:
  • Loves children, youth and is passionate about the ministry.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and energy when working with children, youth and their families.
  • Relational person who enjoys building relationships with others.
  • Technical skills in developing and maintaining the youth webpage and social media platforms.
  • Proficient in computer programs for documentation, graphics, and publication.
  • Open to coaching and learning.

Contact: Rev. Cynthia Paquette

Address: 1005 Stover Street Fort Collins CO 80524

Phone: 970-482-2436 ext. 122

Email: c.paquette@fcfumc.net

Website: https://fcfumc.net/ministry/youth