Associate for Children and Youth Ministry

Date Posted: March 6, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Idlewild Presbyterian Church PCUSA
Memphis, TN, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Children’s Pastor,Discipleship Pastor Family Pastor Senior
Other Details

Position Title: Associate Director of Children and Youth Ministry: Preschool and Middle School Focus

Position: 40 hours per week, requires some weekend and evening work.

Primary Function: To support and assist Children & Youth Ministries in addition to program leadership over the preschool & middle school ministries. This role reports to the Director of Children and Youth Ministries.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee ministry programming for preschool and middle school including oversight of Sunday school, Worship and Wonder during Sunday worship services, and youth group.
  • Engage in relational work with children and parents.
  • Help create and oversee bridge ministry for 4th and 5th grade students to support transition to youth ministry.
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers and manage scheduling, background checks, and support for teachers, advisors, mentors, and nursery workers.
  • Provide support for monthly children and youth ministry events: purchase supplies, organize volunteers, and communication.
  • Help keep spaces organized.
  • Collect documents, make bookings, and support trips: Montreat, service partnership, etc.
  • Collaborate with other ministry areas to support children and youth in other ministries including, but not limited to, outreach, worship and music, fellowship and recreation.
  • Perform other duties, as requested.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Love of God and people with special gifts in connecting with children and youth.
  • Follow through on administrative work without supervision.
  • Self-starter and use independent judgment.
  • Must be able to engage in public speaking in both classroom and worship settings.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Function as part of a ministry team with a wide variety of people.
  • Manage multiple tasks, some of which arise unexpectedly.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work.
  • College degree required with some theological training or open to continuing education.
  • Writing and editing ability, possess proficiency in grammar, usage, and style.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with members, staff, and the public.
  • Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer and telephone.
  • Heart for children and youth with the ability to lovingly manage a classroom.
  • Requires some lifting and carrying objects, such as office supplies, weighing up to 15lbs.

How To Apply

To apply send email your resume and three reference contacts to [email protected] . All employees must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Compensation Range: $40,000 – $50,000 plus a very generous Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off and more.) Relocation assistance available.