Student Ministry Director

Date Posted: November 8, 2022
Hours Per Week: 20
Grace Chapel
Watertown, MA, USA
Job Type: Ministry Director
Other Details

You will have overall responsibility for communicating the vision, mission and values of Student Ministry and lead the overall ministry to students at the Watertown Campus.

You will:

  • Model a relational student ministry.
    • Recruit, develop, train, and lead a strong team of qualified and committed volunteer leaders.
  • Partner with parents to assist them in discipling their kids.
  • Participate as a member of the Watertown Campus Team to integrate student ministry into the life of the Watertown congregation.
  • Work collaboratively with Student Ministry staff from the other campuses to create a consistent and well-integrated student ministry environment across Grace Chapel.
    • This includes designing, planning, and executing weekly gatherings, discipleship and leadership development opportunities.
  • Transition and assimilate students from Childrens Ministry into Student Ministry and then into post high-school life.
  • Create connections in the schools and community organizations that serve students in Watertown and the surrounding towns
  • Provide organizational leadership and accountability for student ministry planning, budgeting, etc.
  • Monitor key performance metrics and partners with campus teams and central teams to develop strategies to grow attendance and reach new families and students.
  • Develop short- and long-term strategies to ensure student engagement and exceptional transformative experiences for students and leaders.
  • Provide organizational leadership and accountability for student ministry planning, budgeting, etc.
  • Participate in the staff life, responsibilities, and activities of Grace as time permits.

What You Bring:

  • You can connect well with Middle and High School students and parents.
  • You can effectively grow a healthy, creative, and fun student ministry.
  • You have a love and passion for students and their parents, a call to see students’ lives transformed and a desire to create authentic community.
  • You are passionate to reach students who are far from Christ and share the gospel in ways that are relevant to their lives.
  • You are energized by the unique opportunities afforded by serving on a large church staff and collaborating in a multi-campus environment with a multi-campus Student Ministry staff.
  • You are a gifted and energetic team-builder and inspirational leader, who can effectively recruit, develop, and equip a team of volunteers.,
  • You have strong relational skills and can teach and communicate effectively with students and parents in multiple settings.
  • You are proactive, flexible, and able to adapt to last-minute development typical of working in a church.
  • You have strong computer skills (MS Office, Adobe Products, database software) and you can adapt and learn new web-based applications.

Education & Experience

  • You should have at least 5+ years of experience working with Young Adults and/or Middle School and High School students and be experienced in Student Ministry either as a long-term volunteer or paid staff member.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, A Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • A continuous learner with a strong theological and Biblical foundation that enables you to apply Biblical truth to the lives of students in age-appropriate and culturally relevant ways.

Personal Characteristics

  • A growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Energetic with a strong desire to be part of a local church ministry team.
  • A team building leadership style with proven success at inviting and training volunteers.
  • Strong communication and relational skills and an attractional personality.
  • Able to organize, pay close attention to details, manage a variety of tasks, and work independently.

How To Apply

Please apply here.