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25-30 hours per week

$20,000-$25,000 per year

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About the Church
Role Overview
Our Goal
Core Competencies

About the Church

Medford United Methodist Church is a growing, dynamic church located in the suburban community of Medford, NJ. Church membership is 720 and worship attendance averages roughly 300 across three distinct Sunday morning services: a traditional communion service at 8:15, an informal / contemporary worship service at 9:30, and a traditional service at 11:00. The congregation's strengths include our highly-regarded preschool, programming for children and youth, and outreach ministries that put us in partnership with other groups locally, regionally and internationally. We look forward to a new multi-purpose building completion in 2017.

We have more than 200 children and youth engaged through Sunday School, choirs and fellowship groups. Traditional Sunday School occurs during the 9:30 worship service. Many of our young people participate in either vocal or handbell/chime choirs. Sunday evening youth fellowship averages 25-30 in regular attendance among the upper elementary, middle school, and senior high age groups, which meet individually.

Role Overview

The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for developing and directing a vital youth program in coordination with the Pastors, the Sunday School Superintendents, the Music leadership and other committee leaders. It is the responsibility of the congregation through the leadership of the Director of Youth Ministries to foster Christian discipleship among youth as they experience what it is to love God, serve people, and transform lives through fellowship, Bible study, worship and mission. Our three distinct fellowship groups emphasize spiritual development through age-appropriate fun activities. Throughout the year, our mission outreach opportunities include a fall on campus event, a winter/spring food drive, and a one-week high school summer mission trip. There is both room and desire to expand to other shorter-term opportunities. There are regular retreats, trips to youth conferences, and lock-ins as well as ample fellowship activities.

Our Goal

The Director of Youth Ministries has a strong base of congregational support for implementing a variety of programs that connect to different spiritual types and learning styles. As the ministries with youth have grown in recent years, the inclusion of additional adult volunteers has been very intentional. With the realization of a new multipurpose building, opportunities for youth ministry will be expanded for recreation, drama and musical performance, and worship experiences.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as an adult in youth ministry
  • Other church leadership experience
  • Experience as a group/team leader
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Background check


  • Work with Associate Pastor and Children & Youth Ministries Team to lead a vital, active, and inclusive, program for youth.
  • Lead a team of adult volunteers: recruit, coordinate, equip, train, resource and assist team members in the design and direction of the Upper Elementary, Middle School and Senior High fellowship groups.
  • Develop and coordinate regular mission opportunities for youth, including the annual Senior High mission trip and other short term service efforts.
  • Equip, train, resource and assist volunteers in coordinating special events.
  • Provide pastoral care and support to youth, parents in the congregation.
  • Participate in ministry at the church for approximately 4 hours Sunday morning and three hours Sunday evening, as well as attend meetings of the Church Council and the Children & Youth Ministries Team.
  • Integrate youth participation within the life of the church.
  • Work with Associate Pastor and Finance Committee developing an Annual Budget.


  • Pastoral Presence: Leads the Christian discipleship and spiritual health of youth; models servanthood.
  • Growing Christian Faith: Is familiar with and accepting of UMC beliefs; has an active background in a church community; exhibits spiritual growth and development.
  • Commitment to Inclusion: Affirms that all people are accepted and included regardless of background, orientation, and physical and/or intellectual ability.
  • Committed Team Player with Strong Interpersonal Skills: Works well with people; establishes good working relationships; uses diplomacy and collaborative planning; puts goals of the church and team first; constructive conflict resolution; exhibits flexibility.
  • Time Management Skills and Delegation: Uses time effectively; delegates to others and trusts them to perform their own work; monitors process, progress and results; focuses on tasks that contribute to organizational goals.
  • Excellent Communication Skills: Ability to write and verbalize clearly; comfortable with social media and technology; uses communication styles appropriate to the situation.

Status: Part-Time (no pension/health benefits)

Average Hours/Week: 25-30

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