Childen, Youth, and Family Director

Edison Park Lutheran Church

Job Description

Children, Youth and Family Ministry Job Description

Edison Park Lutheran Church is seeking a person responsible for evolving and innovating our Children, Youth and Family Ministry.

Essential Duties:

·      Direct/oversee all youth activities, including Jr. and Sr. High, not limited to i.e. White water rafting, national youth gathering, mission trips, fundraising and regular meetings and service and volunteer projects

·      Develop curriculums for confirmation and all ages. Lead confirmation for 7th and 8th grades and confirmation retreat, and assist with children’s ministryConnect with the children and their families, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement

·      Promote an environment where students feel connected to each other and feel safe to be who they were created to be; where each student is valued and celebrated

·      Chair the Youth Task force and create a team of volunteers to work with the youth

·      Children’s messages and recruit other people to give a message

·      Coordinate social media platforms to reach out to our children and to the neighborhood.

·      Must love working with children and youth of all ages

·      Shows good values and judgement

·      The Youth Director reports to the Pastoral staff

·      Maintain a flexible work schedule including evenings, attend weekend services and special occasions. Work with other churches, outreach events, and youth message boards Lead Wednesday night youth meeting (or different evening).

Qualifications:

·      College degree is preferred – a big plus if degree is in children, youth and family

·      Experience developing and leading a youth program

·      Strong interpersonal skills

·      Have good organizational skills and train volunteers to help with the youth

·      Possess good computer skills and ability to utilize technology and social media

·      Have basic experience working with AV, multimedia and presentation software

·      Work well with other staff

·      Good moral judgement and understanding of ELCA Lutheran faith

This ministry is full-time with benefits. Housing is available as part of the Benefits

Work with other churches, outreach events, and youth message boards. Interest in arts and music a plus. Lead Wednesday night youth meeting (or different evening.). CY and F ministry needs to evolve and be innovative.

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About Edison Park Lutheran Church

Full-time Children, Youth and Family Director, with benefits

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
5 months ago
Location
Chicago, Illinois

Denomination
Lutheran

Church Size
350-500 people