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Director of Youth Ministry

Mt Olivet United Methodist Church
Manteo, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 08/23/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary

The Director of Youth Ministry will provide leadership and vision to the Youth Ministry (6th – 12th grade). They will equip and teach our youth by introducing, nurturing, and developing their spiritual growth and personal relationship with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so they may become His disciples for the transformation of the world. They are responsible for recruiting, leading, organizing and supporting volunteers who are called to use their gifts in ministry with youth.

Essential Functions

  • Be responsible for planning, teaching, and nurturing the faith development of youth to pursue an intimate relationship with God through educational, fellowship, and spiritual growth programs and activities.  Equip and teach youth, including actively encouraging them to participate in worship and other church related activities. 
  • Intentionally be with youth in meaningful experiences, teaching the Bible and the good news of God’s love. Actively participate in community youth events and specific spiritual education programs as directed by the Youth Council, and the Pastor; including planning and attending weekly Thursday morning Youth Breakfast; regularly attending Sunday worship services and assisting and/or leading youth Sunday School.
  • Provide spiritual mentorship to youth and parents in matters of personal and family concerns within the guidelines of the United Methodist Church; while, immediately reporting any problems or concerns to the Pastor.
  • Plan and carry out programs, retreats and events with volunteers and other ministerial staff. 
  • Refer prospective families for membership or for follow up with the pastor or other assigned staff.
  • Be the face of Mt. Olivet’s youth ministries by greeting and engaging people. 

Other Responsibilities

  • The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for coordinating and communicating schedules with the Pastor, Office, and fellow staff members; handling administrative tasks and financial planning associated with all youth programs, and the leadership, training and oversight of volunteers.
  • The Youth Ministry includes but is not limited to--Sunday School, Bible Studies, Retreats, Events, Mission Trips and fellowship/family events across the church and community. 
  • Recruit, train and support volunteers as teachers and assistants in Youth ministries.
  • Participate in staff team meetings and Youth Ministry team meetings
  • Participate in worship as worshiper and/or assisting leaders, as appropriate for your life.
  • Network in the community, with other congregations, and the denomination to develop and share mutual resources for youth ministry.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong Christian faith and a commitment to education of youth and children
  • AA or BS in education or religious studies (or equivalent). A Master of Divinity degree is preferred. A United Methodist background is advantageous.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation in Youth ministry skills.
  • Ability to engage in a warm and caring manner with youth, children, and parents
  • Familiar and comfortable with social media and other modern communication techniques

Core Competencies

  • Organizing: Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, materials, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Planning: Sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedule; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; evaluates results.
  • Manages vision and purposes: Articulates and supports the visions and mission of Mt Olivet UMC, communicates a compelling and inspired vision for youth ministry; creates a compelling vision of possibility, hope, and optimism; helping others to own the vision.
  • Developing volunteers: Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; communicate expectations clearly and holds people accountable.
  • Managing conflict: Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflict, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Relates well to all types of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • Trust and Integrity: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; practices what he or she preaches.


Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest and resume, labeled “Director of Youth Ministry” attention: Aletia Goudy, Mt Olivet UMC, PO Box 787, Manteo, North Carolina 27954 or via e-mail to