Director of Children and Youth Ministry

First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell
Caldwell, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 04/25/2018
Categories: Christian Education - Missions/Int.
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About Us:

The First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell is a mainline denomination located in Caldwell, NJ.  As a congregation, we value our Reformed Christian tradition of being highly committed to nurturing meaningful Christian faith in our contemporary word.

Position Description:

The Director of Youth Ministry (DCYM) will assume responsibilities in providing hands-on leadership & innovation for all facets of the Church's Children and Youth Ministry programs.  The DCYM oversees and develops Bible based curriculums and programs for children (Pre-K - 5) and Youth (6-12).  As a representative of FPC, the DCYM assumes an active hands-on role in Faith-Based Youth Programming including, Confirmation Class, Vacation Bible-school, Community Service/Mission outreach and fun recreational activities that engage youth in meaningful Christian discipleship.

What You Do:

  • Develop and steer Christian Education program for preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school children.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets.
  • Collaborate with Pastors, staff & presbytery to effective coordinate liturgical activities i.e. 1st Communion, Confirmation and young-adult mission work.
  • Recruit and develop relationships with Sunday School Teachers, Confirmation Teachers, Youth Helpers, and Mission Trip Counselors.
  • Organize and team-teach annual "Confirmation Class".
  • Work effectively with parents to generate support and participation in Children and Youth Ministry programs.

Why It Matters:

As Director of Youth Ministry you will have the privilege of positive-impact!  You will have a central role in the spiritual development of the next generation of Christian youth in our local community and beyond.


  • 5+ Years of progressive professional experience in related field.
  • Bachelor's degree required; (Christian Education, Theology, Youth Ministry preferred - Not required).
  • Training and/or experience in youth ministry.
  • Technical Proficiency in Communications, Social Media, E-mail, etc.
  • Experiences with Community outreach.
  • Savvy with youth Communication (Instagram, FaceBook, Snapchat, etc..).
  • Familiarity with Presbyterian Church USA, and appreciation of the history, theology, and polity - Highly Desired.
  • Flexible work hours with the ability to work evenings and weekends (as required).

Additional Perks:

  • Paid Vacation.
  • Professional expense allowance.
  • Continuing education reimbursement.


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