Youth Ministry Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $46,000
Details: $46,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



251 West 80th Street
New York
United States


Job Summary

The Youth Ministry Coordinator (YC) will have a passion to disciple youth in what it means to follow Jesus, live life with God and experience life as rich, full, invigorating and whole. The YC will function within a Children and Youth Ministry Team and lead our efforts to cultivate authentic faith in the formation of our youth. The YC will be involved in all aspects of planning and executing youth programs such as youth group, Worship Nights, Fellowship Nights, small group studies, retreats, missions trips, and ongoing service opportunities. Additionally, as a team member, the YC will provide a supporting role in children’s ministry activities. As much as youth are the objective population served, so are the volunteers and the community who surround the youth. The YC will educate and support volunteers about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth within the church and in the community. The youth coordinator will help maintain focus on intergenerational relationships, communication of the “sticky gospel” (from the Fuller Seminary Sticky Faith ideas), values parental influence, and cultivates opportunities for young people to serve. He/she will mentor and/or cultivate mentors for young people and help them develop their leadership skills.

The YC will be supervised by and work closely with the Director of Children and Youth to translate ministry vision into plans and execute all aspects of youth ministry.


●       Available to participate in staff meetings/staff planning

●       Communicate to staff about youth ministry activities

●       Seek staff input in planning youth ministry activities

●       Be a resource person to parish and staff on issues related to youth and youth ministry

●       Attract, develop and train volunteers to serve within children and youth ministry

●       Integrate church and diocesan policies and procedures in all aspects of the ministry

●       Build relationships with youth

●       Skillfully manage social dynamics of the small group experience

●       Clarify and implement a creative and biblically-rooted curriculum for JH as well as SH

●       Integrate into servant and leadership opportunities where they can use their gifts and contribute to the life of the church and community

●       Coordinate social events, mission opportunities and celebrations for youth with support from parents and volunteers

●       Create opportunities to foster a network of relationships between the youth and the whole church

●       Create opportunities for inviting neighborhood youth to join our youth community and the church


●       Committed follower of Jesus Christ, with a high regard for the authority of Scripture, deep biblical knowledge and adherence to the historic creeds of the church. This person’s evident passion for Jesus is a compelling example to young and old both in the church and outside.

●       If not steeped in liturgical worship, must possess a willingness and desire to embrace it

●       Demonstrated self-awareness, emotional health and mature character

●       Strong belief in potential of youth to have a dynamic and vibrant relationship with God

●       Effective communicator in spoken and written formats, both formal and informal

●       Demonstrated work experience indicating a strong work ethic

●       Proactive and takes initiative rather than waiting to be directed

●       Strong interpersonal skills including taking initiative in building relationships, effective listening, conflict management, receiving critical feedback without defensiveness

●       Works well both independently and within a team context

●       Knowledgeable in developmental differences within various stages of adolescence

●       Ability to recognize gifts and potential in people

●       Ability to train and equip volunteers with skills needed for ministry

●       Ability to manage complex system of tasks and volunteer teams

●       Effective at event organization

●       Proven ability to relate and lead within a diverse community

●       Ability to guide self-learning when approaching news kinds of tasks and circumstances

●       Minimum bachelor’s degree

●       3 years of experience in youth ministry preferable



Health, dental, vision and life insurance, 3 weeks vacation, major holidays (including week between Christmas and New Years,) 3 personal days, sick days with approval from supervisor.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Letters of inquiry and resumes should be sent to Mary Ellen Lehmann, Director of Children & Youth Ministry: