Youth Ministries Director/Outreach Director

Youth Ministries Director/Outreach Director


The Open Door Churches of Salem-Keizer (ODC), a collaborative ministry of the United Methodist Congregations in the Salem-Keizer area, is seeking candidates for two half-time positions. • A Youth Ministries Director (YMD) to lead an established, successful ministry with youth & their families that serves all the ODC congregations. The YMD will step into a well-supported, highly organized ministry and should bring both maturity and organizational skills to the position. Relating well to people of all ages is an important component of this ministry, which includes weekly youth meetings in both in-person and online settings, as well as annual events in mission and supporting other ministries of ODC. Participation in fund-raising events is required, but there is extensive help with organizing them and support from the entire ODC collaborative. • An Outreach Director (OD) to help create a strategic plan for creating connections with the community and collaborative efforts across the ODC congregations. The ODC Board and Pastoral Team will work closely with the Outreach Director to implement recommendations of an experienced Community Organizer, but the hope is that the OD will add some perspectives and creativity to what is already established. The successful candidate should have some experience or aptitude for managing the development of properties for ministry use and will do so with the support of the ODC Trustees and Board. One of the greatest areas of potential for ODC is in Hispanic Ministries, supporting an already established mission congregation, so proficiency or fluency in Spanish is a huge plus. Candidates for either position should have experience and training in the respective field of ministry, as well as a demonstrated track record of innovation and creating meaningful relationships. There is the potential for a full-time position with benefits for a candidate with the right set of skills, talent, and training. UM Deacons (ordained or commissioned) are encouraged to apply for consideration.

Location: Open Door United Methodist Churches of Salem-Keizer

Contact: Vickie Plasker

Address: 600 State Street Salem 97301

Phone: 5033646709

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