Director of Student Ministries

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Job Description

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Normandy Park, Washington


Position Title: Director of Student Ministries


Time Requirement: Full-Time, exempt position


Accountability: The Director of Student Ministries reports to the Head of Staff, is accountable to the JK Students ministry team, and is ultimately accountable to the Session of the John Knox Presbyterian Church (JKPC).



The Director of Student Ministries provides primary leadership and support of the overall JK Students program, which includes students grades 6-12 and their parents. This includes mid-week programing for middle and senior high school students, Sunday School for middle school, annual mission trips and camps.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·        Provide primary leadership of all JK Students programs.

·        Plan, lead, teach, and assist with small and large group Bible studies, group meetings, retreats, mission experiences, and outreach activities.

  • In collaboration with the ministry team and staff colleagues: recruit, screen, train, support, encourage, and celebrate volunteers..

·        Develop and implement an effective strategy to engage and communicate with youth and their parents/guardians.

·        Meet with youth and adults on and off site for the purpose of mentoring, discipleship, leadership development, and program planning.

  • Coordinate with other JKPC ministry leaders and teams to promote and encourage continuity in reaching families with children and youth.

·        Attend JK Students ministry team meetings, church staff meetings, supervisory meetings, and training sessions.

·        Maintain behavior that is consistent with the conduct and behavior expectations outlined in the JKPC Employee Handbook.

·        Regularly participate in corporate worship at JKPC.

·        Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



·        Education: College degree or equivalent experience in youth ministry or a related field.

·        Work Experience: Prior experience working with youth and their families preferred.

·        Strong communicator (verbal and written) who consistently demonstrates a keen ability to work collaboratively, and effectively cultivates healthy relationships.

  • Technical competency (e.g. social media platforms, MS Office).


Essential Character and Values

·        A disciple of Jesus Christ in whom the fruit of the Spirit is evident, and commitment to a personal faith marked by growth and vitality.

·        A Christian who approaches leadership from a place of vision, creativity, and intentionality.








Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
3 weeks ago

Presbyterian: PCUSA

Church Size
350-500 people