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Buncombe Street UMC

Associate Youth Director

Buncombe Street UMC
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 06/15/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

Associate Youth Director (Full - Time)

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church - Greenville, SC


Job Responsibilities:


Technology, Social Media, and Communication:

*  Create Annual Opening Kickoff promotional materials to inform families and summarize yearly schedule.

*  Utilize social media to stay connected with students and their families.

*  Utilize computer presentation programs, such as ProPresenter, for worship and education as well as organizational software programs like Planning Center Online.

*  Contribute articles, pictures, and videos to all forms of church media, celebrating Youth Ministries.

*  Compose weekly e-newsletter for students and their families.


Worship Experience:

*  Assist in capturing the attention and hearts of youth during all worship experiences.

*  Assist in seeking out and coordinating opportunities for youth involvement in existing worship services.

*  Assist in identifying and/or creating unique worship experiences to address the specific interest of schedules of the youth.

*  Assist in ensuring the beliefs expressed are consist with the core beliefs of Christianity and the doctrine of the United Methodist Church.


Youth Relations:

> In coordination with the Youth Director:

*  Create regular activities, both inside and outside of the church, to allow for the development of open and trusting relationships - both with youth members and non-members.

*  Emphasize and oversee small groups within the context of the Youth Ministry.

*  Encourage youth to bring friends to activities with “no strings attached.”

*  Seek out opportunities within the Safe Sanctuaries guidelines to “hang out” with students on campus, at sporting event, hospital visits, or in the community.

*  Provide a loving and grace-filled place for youth to share their questions, concerns and beliefs, and to encourage/develop their individual faith journeys.

*  Identify leadership skills among youth participants and encourage/develop those skills.


Parent and Guardian Relationships:

> In coordination with the Youth Director:

*  Recruit, equip and shepherd a team of parent and volunteer leaders to minister to the needs of students, particularly within the context of Youth Worship.

*  Create avenues of consistent contact with parents (regular e-newsletters, annual parent meeting, etc.)

*  Become aware of and support the needs of the parents as it relates to providing a solid environment for the youth.



*  Assists Youth Director in establishing and maintaining the Youth Ministries budget.

*  Assists Youth Director in organizing and carrying out periodic large group events and seasonal retreats.

*  Assists Youth Director in tracking weekly attendance at all events.

*  Recruits, screens, selects, trains, schedules, and supports all volunteers and lay leaders in youth worship activities.

*  Maintains an active presence in all worship services to encourage youth worship.

*  Coordinates with the Church Administrator to identify and mitigate potential liability for church facilities, property, members, volunteers, community members and staff involved in youth worship activities.



*  Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education or related field.

*  Minimum of three years’ experience in student ministry and worship.

*  Experience with Youth Education and Leisure Ministry programming.

*  Fluency with the United Methodist doctrine.

*  Demonstrated experience developing trusting, open relationships with youth and their parents/guardians.

*  Proficient with technology.

*  Music background and/or ability preferred.

*  A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a growing, thriving personal relationship with Him.



*  Expected annual salary range: $30,000+

*  Competitive Benefits package offered to full-time employees.


** Please send resumes to search committee using

** The deadline to submit resumes is: July 6, 2016

** Interviews will be held at Buncombe Street UMC for qualified applicants chosen by a search committee.