Watershed Charlotte

Youth Pastor and Volunteer Cultivator

Watershed Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 08/03/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Watershed is an urban, justice-minded church community in the heart of the city of Charlotte. We are almost 13 years old as a community and are looking for a Youth Pastor and Volunteer Cultivator to join our staff.


The main focus of this position is on our student expression at Watershed. Right now it  is small and intimate, and we are searching for someone who understands how to create a culture that fuels the spiritual life of a student, includes them in the greater community of Watershed, and begins to help them see themselves as leaders and difference-makers in parts of their city and world where brokenness and suffering seemingly prevail.


The other large percentage of this post is a mash-up of organizational leadership, team building, leadership development and campus pastoring.  We are in the process of moving into and owning our first campus. This post would include helping develop and grow the necessary teams and people who will help bring life and vitality to our campus as it connects with our city and surrounding neighborhoods.



Pastor/Relational Connection:

  • ability and savvy to engage others well
  • not only completing to-do lists but to be a viable voice and leader within our community and city
  • the ability to be present with people in their pain and brokenness

Leadership Development:

  • setting expectations for teams with a high attention to detail
  • clear communication with leaders and volunteers
  • the ability to take an idea from concept to actualization without oversight or hand-holding

Theological Bent:


Watershed is a community that has continued to evolve in the way it sees the world theologically. Hence, there is a thread of theological diversity that exists. So much of who we are as a community invites people to process their lives and spiritual journey through relationships, service and our Sunday morning gatherings. While we are deeply anchored in a Christo-centric reality and the scriptures, we are very comfortable with a Socratic approach to helping others.

  • being comfortable enough in your own theological skin to lead along side of others who may see the world through a different theological or doctrinal lens
  • an ongoing pursuit of knowing God better and helping other to do the same
  • the ability to sit in the liminal space outside of dualistic thinking

Necessary Qualifications

  • Youth Pastor
    • 3 or more years of experience
    • Proven ability to grow a youth program
    • Strong ability to manage a volunteer support team
    • Robust public speaking and communication skills
  • Teams Pastor
    • 3 or more years of experience leading volunteer teams
    • Proven ability to set up sustainable volunteer experiences
    • Examples of growing teams and building infrastructure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work in some sort of task management software
  • Proficiency with technology and internet-based software
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Prolific writing and editing skills 

Bonus Qualifications

  • Proficient in Planning Center, CCB (Church Community Builder), Slack, Pages, Numbers, Excel, iMovie, Canva, Todoist
  • Social media marketing proficiency
  • Curriculum writing
  • Teaching experience in a public school setting
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