7/3/17: Director of Youth Ministries (DC)

What are you looking for?
Director of Youth Ministries
What’s the name of your church or organization?
St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
Where is the job site located?
Washington, DC
What do you want this person to do?
St. Columba’s Episcopal Church is seeking an experienced full-time lay Director of Youth Ministries.

St. Columba’s is a vibrant, urban congregation committed to proclaiming the Gospel through worship and ministry, as individuals and as a congregation. Located in upper northwest Washington, DC, this is the largest parish in the Diocese of Washington with an ASA of 600. In 2016-2017, 110 youth (6th-12th Grade) were enrolled in Journey to Adulthood Sunday formation classes; 46 youth participated in service projects.

The Director of Youth Ministries leads a vibrant ministry with and for the youth of the church and the surrounding area that encourages faith in Jesus Christ, equipping them for ministry and mission, and training them to be leaders in their community. Essential responsibilities include inspiring youth to a life of faith, nurturing a community of mutual support, program development and oversight, leadership training, and administrative duties.

We seek an individual whose love of Christ and personal gifts will inspire others; a person of prayer, personal integrity, and joy; who has a heart of compassion; is a good listener, avid learner and creative teacher; is a good model and teacher of the faith; has a natural ability to relate and work well with youth and their parents; an enthusiastic and engaged partner with staff and other parish leaders; and a deep sense of calling to youth ministry, eager to help this congregation grow into the fullness of our potential as children of God and as the body of Christ. A Bachelor’s Degree, a minimum of three years’ parish youth ministry experience, and experience coordinating and executing mission trips with young people is preferred. A competitive compensation package including full benefits is offered.

For additional details and application information, visit tinyurl.com/StCsDYM

What type of commitment are you looking for?
Full time
Does this job pay?
What is the application process?
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Paul Barkett, Chief Operating Officer, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, at jobs@columba.org. In your cover letter, please address these questions (limit your response to each question to 300 words or less):
1. Tell us about an experience of working with youth that felt just right–for them and for you. What made it work?
2. When a young adult sets forth (“graduates”) from our youth ministry, what do you hope s/he will have received and take with them?
3. Tell us about a project (of any sort) that you initiated that did not go as planned. What did you do about it, and what did you learn?
4. Given the size and vibrancy of St. Columba’s, all clergy and staff need to function effectively amid numerous activities and constituencies. Tell us about an experience when you had to juggle competing demands to achieve your goal.
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