Youth Ministries Coordinator - Salem Oregon


Youth Ministries Coordinator - Salem Oregon

8/8/2012

Youth Ministries Program Coordinator for Local Church (Morningside United Methodist Church)

Morningside United Methodist Church (MUMC) in Salem is hiring a part time Youth Ministries Program Coordinator for up to 10 hours a week. The Youth Ministries Program Coordinator will work closely with other church positions including the Christian Education Program Coordinator and Community Outreach Program Coordinator in order to provide cohesive support for the children and families in our church and community.

We are looking for people who embrace our three passions including:
Passion #1: Inclusive Ministry - a belief that God is calling Morningside to be intentional about strengthening its commitment and witness as an inclusive, safe and welcoming church where every person can experience the gift of God's love for them.
Passion #2: Community Connection - a belief that God is calling Morningside to become increasingly more vested in our neighborhood and local community.
Passion #3: Progressive Christianity -- a belief that God is calling Morningside to provide a setting conducive to lively exploration, questions, and conversation regarding current biblical scholarship and emerging theological trends.

As members of the Reconciling Ministries Network we at Morningside United Methodist Church believe that God loves all people. Because we are followers of Christ we welcome all, including, but not limited to, persons of every race, nationality, age, gender, social condition, ability, marital status, gender identity and sexual orientation in to full participation of our congregation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide middle school and high school youth group programming.
• Work with Youth Ministries Team (YMT) to develop and implement youth programs and activities including but not limited to weekly youth group(s), retreats, and mission trips.
• Work with YMT to recruit and train volunteers to lead and chaperone youth activities; monitor and support volunteers.
• Maintain records, ensure compliance with Safe Sanctuary policy.
• Invite youth to active participation in youth programming.
• Communicate with leadership of other UM churches and explore opportunities for joint activities and projects for the youth.
• Coordinate schedule of youth activities, including facility and equipment use, travel, and transportation; ensure availability of appropriate equipment materials, and supplies.
• Prepare and lead spiritual programming; establish and maintain communication with parents.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with persons of all ages.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to develop, coordinate, and manage a multifaceted program of youth activities.
• Experience in or knowledge of community outreach, and principles of effective program planning and implementation.
• Experience in or knowledge of volunteer management, including recruiting, training, coordinating and supporting volunteers.
• Experience in Christian education, youth development, education, recreation, counseling or similar field(s).
• Experience or knowledge of developing and implementing purposeful programs for youth.

LOGISTICS
• This is a part time position up to 10 hours/week.
• Compensation at $12 to $16/hour depending on experience.
• If interested, please e-mail a letter which introduces yourself and describes why you are interested in the Youth Ministries Program Coordinator position and how MUMC aligns with your personal faith. Also, please be sure to attach a copy of your resume. Please email your letter and resume to morningside2@msn.com.
• The position is open until filled; applications should be submitted as soon as possible.
• Applicants who best match MUMC needs will be contacted for an interview in early August.
• The expected start date is September 1st.

Contact: Kathleen Johnson

Email: morningside2@msn.com

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