Youth Director (Part-time)


Contact: Kendra Shemwell

Organization: Murray First UMC

Address 1: 503 Maple Street

City: Murray

State: KY 42071

Phone: 270-753-3812



Job Title: Youth Director
Positions Reports to:  Senior Minister
Salary Range:  $12,000 to $16,000, Dependent upon Experience
Employment Status:  Part-time (15-20 hours per week)
Benefits:  None
As a community of commitment to Jesus Christ, we exist to fulfill Christ’s call to share the love and will of God through worship, spiritual formation, service, and witness.
Qualifications:  The Youth Director shall be a part-time salaried staff position.  The director shall be an adult, at least 23 years old, who is committed to the teachings and historic mission of the United Methodist Church. 
The individual shall possess the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the membership, staff and volunteers of the church, and have a positive influence upon the staff and congregation.  The director shall be creative and willing to expand the youth program and activities of the church to include outreach into the local community.
Accountability:   The director is supervised by the Senior Minister and does all youth programming, planning and church activities in consultation with the Youth Ministry team.
According to the Discipline of the United Methodist Church all church staff, ultimately report directly or indirectly to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.
Responsibilities:   Develop and organize church activities and conduct programs for youth, 7th graders through high school, which foster spiritual development and Christian learning based on the beliefs of the United Methodist Church.  The director shall be an advocate of youth concerns in the total church program.
Primary Duties:
Regularly attend worship services including special services
Develop and direct Youth Sunday
Work with Director of Children’s Ministries on Promotion Sunday and Special Recognitions
Assist with Communion as Requested by the Pastor
Develop weekly programs, including Sunday School, for all youth of the church.
Recruit teachers for Youth division.
Coordinate Youth Mission trip(s)
Promote and coordinate participation at Lakeshore United Methodist Camp.
Attend staff meetings and church council. 
Prepare articles for church bulletins and church newsletter/newspaper
Advertise Youth programs and activities to the community
Update and maintain the church’s web site for Youth
Order literature and supplies for Youth division
Order supplies as needed for Youth programs and church activities
Prepare and submit yearly budget requests for Youth programs and church activities
Schedule on the church calendar of events (and use of church vehicles) related to the job
Make contacts with youth at school and/or community activities
Visit/contact new families with youth to help the family become assimilated into the life of the church                                                   
Visit youth of church families due to illness or crisis situations
Attend all church functions relating to youth and designated church activities
Perform other duties assigned as necessary to the overall needs of the church
Other:   It is expected that the director of Youth and Activities follow all Personnel Policies and conduct himself/herself in a professional and Christian manner.

To apply, submit your resume with 3 references to  Application Deadline: Friday, June 29