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Youth and Children's Ministry

Youth Director

Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
Posted: 07/25/2022
Salary/Range: $20,000 to $25,000
Location
Golden, CO
Description:

CHILDREN and YOUTH DIRECTOR

APPLEWOOD VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
2035 Ellis Street, Golden CO 80401, 303-279-2162, www.applewoodvalleychurch.org

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Children and Youth Director will coordinate the Children’s Sunday School program, the Vacation Bible School program, and the Youth Ministry program at AVUMC. The Children and Youth Director will lead the Children’s Time in worship on Sunday mornings and will coordinate the Nursery.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

YOUTH MINISTRY – The Children and Youth Director will plan and lead weekly youth group meetings during the school year. The Children and Youth Director will recruit and coordinate all adult volunteers working with youth. The Children and Youth Director will always have two adults present when working with youth. The Children and Youth Director will undergo a background check and will make sure all volunteers undergo a background check (paid for by the church). The Children and Youth Director will also plan, attend and coordinate adult volunteers and transportation for the summer mission trip. The Children and Youth Director will be sure the youth program has a good balance of service/mission work, fellowship, fun, and faith. The Children and Youth Director will seek to grow the youth group in numbers and faith. The Children and Youth Director will organize and help youth with the annual Easter Egg Hunt and will be responsible for coordinating and scheduling nursery workers for Sunday mornings and other special events. The Children and Youth Director will be the staff liaison to the Education Committee. The Children and Youth Director will lead the Children’s Time during the second church service. The Children and Youth Director will attend Staff and Ad Council meetings.

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION – The Children and Youth Director will coordinate adult volunteers to teach children’s Sunday school on Sunday mornings. The Children and Youth Director will select and distribute the curriculum for the adult volunteers that they are to use with the children and will train the volunteers in the curriculum and in classroom management. The Children and Youth Director will substitute in the classroom as needed. The Children and Youth Director will coordinate the Vacation Bible School program, recruit and equip adult volunteers for the program, and involve youth group participation in the program as leaders. The Children and Youth Director will work with the Children’s Choir Director to ensure the children’s performances in worship go smoothly and to make sure the children get to choir practice.

REQUIREMENTS
Prior experience with children, education, youth and mission work.
Strong skills working with parents, people, recruiting and coordinating volunteers and organizing events.
Strong desire to be in ministry with those in the church and with those unfamiliar with the church, and an ability to connect the two.
Good work ethic, go-getter, self-starter, team player.
Must be responsible enough to work autonomously.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS
This job is half-time and requires approximately 20 hours per week. The Children and Youth Director will have the flexibility to work beyond traditional office hours or from home, but will post office hours of availability at least one day a week in addition to Sundays.

To Apply: Tbrines23@aol.com