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Associate Director of High School Ministry (Male)

Grace Fellowship UMC
Katy, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 01/11/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2501 to 3000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Associate Director of High School Ministry (Male)

Grace Fellowship Vision Statement: Grace Fellowship seeks to be a house of prayer for all nations. (Is. 56:7)

Summary / Objective

First and foremost, the Associate Director of High School Ministry will seek to walk with God and cultivate a healthy personal/family life (these are most important and everything else is subordinate to these).  Vocationally, the Associate Director of High School Ministry will seek to effectively represent Grace Fellowship and support all high school youth ministry functions of the church.  This position reports to the Lead Director of HS Ministry.

 

Position Type / Expected Hours of Work

This role is a 40-hour per week full time / exempt position. You are encouraged to develop a working schedule that maximizes both time with your family and productive time accomplishing the job.  It is assumed that you will work a minimum of 40 hours per week and ministry on Sunday’s counts as working hours.

 

Qualifications/Experience/Education

A strong and mature faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, thriving prayer life, God-honoring lifestyle, and passion for the Word of God help fuel a passion and desire to lead students to God’s heart and launch them with God’s heart into the world.  Also essential to thriving and succeeding in student ministry at Grace Fellowship are the following skills, abilities, and experience:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.
  • 2 years’ experience in student ministry or related position.
  • Skilled in recruiting volunteers and developing people to serve Christ.
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities with a detail for execution.
  • Team player with the ability to partner with and develop relationships with others.
  • Thorough and detail-oriented with strong initiative; judgement, wisdom and decision-making.
  • A teachable and collaborative spirit, with commitment to excellence.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Moderate-Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and an ability to learn new programs and understand basic project management software.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Executing skills/attention to detail (50% of role)

  • Under the direction of the Lead Director of High School Ministry, carry out the details of retreats, outreach events/trips, and an annual mission trip with excellence from start to finish. 
  • Lead a multiplying and wide reaching small group structure engaging the masses in discipleship community by pouring into the Small Group Coordinator who leads all small group leaders under your charge.  With this volunteer, tasks include choosing curriculum, gathering weekly attendance, strategic placement of groups all over Katy/West Houston at different venues and time slots, as well as recruiting, training, sustaining and multiplying high school small group leaders.

 Relationship (40% of role)

 

  • Be regularly involved in the mentoring and spiritual direction of High Schoolers, particularly guys, through personally journeying with Jesus and inviting high school guys to take their next step with Him.  Invite “every guy in the room” to turn away from foolishness and turn toward a biblically-based lifestyle of manhood through modeling, teaching, and relationship.
  • Take point on “care calls” serving high school guys and their families.  This might include hospital visits, getting new students involved, referring parents to recommended counselors, etc.
  • Be an active participant in developing Student Leaders through attending Student Leader meetings and assisting the Lead Director.
  • Invest relationally and spiritually in male core volunteers and summer interns.
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly student staff meetings, quarterly all church staff meetings, and semi-annual church leadership meetings.

Teaching (10% of role)

  • Lead through teaching and facilitating conversation in small group venues as well as training volunteers to do the same.
  • Occasionally teach, lead games, and/or give announcements on Sunday at RPM in front of approximately 100 students.

Success Criteria 

In this role, successful ministry to high school students includes:

  • Development of a culture that invites students into biblical manhood through journeying with Jesus together,
  • Kingdom impact through trips, events, and small groups,
  • Develop a growing number of students and leaders involved in discipleship,
  • Fostering a wide student appeal
  • Continue Grace Fellowship’s reputation in the community for loving and investing in the lives of high school students.

Benefits
We value our staff members and care for their personal and professional wellbeing. We offer a competitive package including salary depending on experience and demonstrated ability, a generous benefits package including paid time-off, 401K, medical, dental and vision plans. Specific information on eligibility is outlined in the Employee Handbook.

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee is occasionally required stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment

The position operates in the Youth Ministry. This role routinely will require off campus travel. There may be events that require physical exertion.


Work Authorization

Employees must be authorized to work in United States under Federal requirements.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

 

 

If this describes you, we’d like to hear from you.  Please send your resume, a cover letter explaining what interests you about this role, and recent photo to Debi Foley (Lead Director of High School Ministry) at dfoley@whatisgrace.org