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Director of Student Life Ministries

First Presbyterian Church

Lakeland, FL

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: June 09, 2014

Job Description:

The director of Student life shall plan, direct and administer a dynamic ministry designed to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ. The emphasis will be on study, service, mission and fellowship for Middle and High School students and their families.

Must have a mature, deep_noemailmitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, a strong Biblical foundation and exhibit a lifestyle in accordance with Christian values.
A 4-year college degree from an accredited college with previous experience coordinating youth programs
Must have theological_noemailpatibility with First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland's Reformed teaching and doctrines.
Church membership at FPC of Lakeland is required

This position is supervised by the Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Discipleship and accountable to the Session through the Youth Committee.

Work Hours:
This is a full-time position which will require approximately 45-50 hours of duty time each week. There are two non-scheduled days in each work week.
Be available for student emergencies
Establish and maintain consistent office hours
Required attendance at staff, advisory, youth council and parent meetings

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain and expand a program including worship, education, spiritual development, mission, fellowship and support of youth and their families.
Develop, establish and maintain a creative, inviting program that will connect with unchurched youth and integrate them into the full life of the church
Regularly attend and encourage the youth to be present for FPC Sunday morning worship services.
Develop youth awareness of mission through teaching and mission projects, both local and global
Regularly attend athletic, school and social functions to show support of youth.
Work along side other FPC staff members as a team player, sharing the vision and ministry of FPC; attend all staff meetings, including retreats and other functions.
Recruit, train and equip adults within the congregation to serve as mentors and supporters of the youth and their activities.
Offer support and encouragement to the youth while respecting and maintaining confidentiality.
Commit to be involved in continuing education as it relates to the Student Life Ministry (i.e., crisis counseling, current trends in youth ministry).
Oversee, implement and provide teaching in both large and small group settings.
Develop and manage the Student Life Ministry budget.
Be responsible for conducting yearly performance reviews of personnel in the Student Life Ministry department.
Be aware of and_noemailply with all FPC of Lakeland policies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to_noemailmunicate effectively with youth, parents and congregation through multiple forms of_noemailmunication (written, verbal, social media, etc.)
Event planning and volunteer coordination
Computer skills including Microsoft Office Software, audio/video/graphics.
Valid driver's license and safe driving record.
Organizational skills.
Knowledge of and ability to responsibly use social media

Performance Review Period:
A performance evaluation will be conducted annually by the Associate Pastor for Christian Education and Discipleship.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Student Life Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - PCUSA
Worship Style:
Church Size:
1500 - 2000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First Presbyterian Church
Contact Name:
Kenny Ellis
175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
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