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Leader for Youth and Family Ministry

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If you are an experienced Youth and Family Ministry leader looking for an unique opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and empower people of all ages to embrace a mission of walking with the most vulnerable, freeing the oppressed, feeding the hungry, and caring for the sick and imprisoned, the refugee, the immigrant, the child, and the elder, we invite you to consider the role of Leader for Youth and Family Ministry at Augustana Lutheran Church. 


How your vocation and our opportunity might coincide:

  • You are driven by your love of working with youth and families and your passion for serving Christ within an affirming congregation. This role will give you the opportunity to take your vocation to the next level within a congregation that has been at the forefront, on a national level, of many initiatives from the sanctuary movement to gun control.
  • This is a varied role that will present you the opportunity to learn new skills and flex muscles you never knew you had. You will also enjoy the support of great leadership and a congregation that publicly proclaims that Black Lives Matter while striving with many partners to end white supremacy as well as systemic and institutional racism. 
  • Pivotal to your success will be your opportunity to grow your communication skills to the next level, and you will establish credibility and build relationships of trust with local and national civic and educational leaders.


We look forward to welcoming a person who is not only a self-starting team player, but who is also theologically grounded and eager to share God’s love in Jesus Christ with youth, families, and those who support them. It is likely that you will have at least 3-5 years of experience in youth or family leadership and be:

  • Deeply grounded in social justice and passionate about youth and family ministry, knowing that these are ministries of the whole congregation.
  • Committed to ministry with, for, and by youth and to leadership development for our youth and the adults who work with them.
  • Excited about both in-reach among Augustana’s members and outreach in the broader community.
  • Creative in programming, resource development and communication, including the use of social media and other digital platforms. 


In addition, although not seen as requirements, we would love it if you have musical leadership, such as leading songs with voice or other instruments, and have the ability to develop social media content to promote, support, and communicate with youth and families.


Deep in the heart of Northeast Portland, we are a thriving, multicultural, multinational, multigenerational, welcoming and affirming, sanctuary, servant, and Reconciling in Christ congregation of about 850 members, called by Christ to share the good news of God’s love for all people. We are called by the Creator to work with our Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and Christian sisters and brothers and many people of good will, to seek justice and peace in all the earth and to care for the creation for generations to come, as together we weave God’s beloved community.


Please submit a resume and cover letter that describes what is the appeal of this position, and, based on what you know about the role, how your background has prepared you to be successful in it to our Selection Committee at: selectioncommittee@augustana.org


To learn more about Augustana and to read the full position description, please go to: www.augustana.org/careers or email selectioncommittee@augustana.org with your request.

If you are an experienced Youth and Family Ministry leader looking for an unique opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and empower people of all ages to embrace a mission of walking with the most vulnerable, freeing the oppressed, feeding…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Salary

Hourly at $20-25 for approximately 20-25 hr/wk.

Benefits

Full Healthcare and Pension

Full Healthcare and Pension

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
Associated Location
2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97212, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter that describes what is the appeal of this position, and, based on what you know about the role, how your background has prepared you to be successful in it to our Selection Committee at: selectioncommittee@augustana.org

Please submit a resume and cover letter that describes what is the appeal of this position, and, based on what you know about the role, how your background has prepared you to be…

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