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Shady Grove United Methodist Church

Director of Student Ministries

Shady Grove United Methodist Church
Monroe, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 02/25/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Title: Director of Student Ministries (part-time 20 hours per week)



Primary Function

This position will provide leadership and direction for successful and effective MSUMC middle school and high school ministries including program development and leadership; recruiting, training and oversight of volunteer leaders to enable successful ministries at the middle and high school levels; youth community outreach and missions; and management of student ministry budget.


Supervision Received

Works under the direction of the Senior Pastor


Supervision Exercised

Provides leadership for all aspects of MSUMC middle high and senior high youth programs.


Qualifications and Experience

Proven abilities in leading student ministry programs. In-progress with bachelors degree in youth ministry or master of divinity.



Strong relational skills both personal and telephone; verbal and written communication skills; ability to utilize social media effectively in support of program goals; ability to multitask; flexibility; maintains confidentiality of sensitive information without exception. Connection with the theological position of Mineral Springs UMC. Demonstrated leadership skills in a variety of settings. Strong commitment to continuing education.


Peformance Responsibilities

  1. Serves on MSUMC staff with responsibility for student ministries.
  2. Assist with setting goals, developing and maintaining budgets, recruiting and maintaining well-trained lay volunteers in student ministries to ensure successful and effective ministry for middle and high school students.
  3. Manages the MSUMC Safe Sanctuaries program for student ministries. Ensures compliance with all Safe Sanctuaries policies.
  4. Fulfills requirements for youth as outlined in Book of Discipline paragraph 256.3.



It is expected that each member of the MSUMC staff, whether part-time or full-time, will attend their spiritual growth through participation in a small group or regular devotional time and through the discovery and use of their spiritual gifts; will give regularly in support of MSUMC; will pray for the ministry and mission of MSUMC; and will participate in continuing education activities related to the appropriate areas of responsibility. Will provide clear leadership for their assigned area in support of MSUMC mission.



Terms of Employment




Up to $18,000 annually plus $2,000 for business-related travel (travel paid upon documented request for reimbursement)