Youth Ministry Leader
Summary of Position:
Reporting to the Rector and Wardens, the “Youth Ministry Leader” must be comfortable working independently with youth and the team of clergy and lay leaders, as well as a diverse group of parish volunteers and surrounding community.
Duties require a high degree of enthusiasm, initiative and motivation/organizational skills for involving youth in planning appropriate individual and group activities.
This part-time position is ideally suited to a confident, mature, experienced person who is actively involved in their own spiritual growth and formation and who enjoys being an integral part of a vibrant church community.
Goals of the Youth Leader Position
– Build strong, respectful relationships and facilitate and deepen Christian faith and understanding with the youth.
– Affirm the significance and diversity of youth, fostering an environment of care and acceptance for all youth as being known and loved by God.
– Build community online and in person.
– Build community by reaching out to the greater neighborhood through researching and planning a youth program that will engage with our wider youth community.
– Develop communication channels with key stakeholders, Diocesan office, youth parents, and general parish community.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
– Affirm the significance and diversity of youth, and foster an environment of care and acceptance for all youth as being known and loved by God.
– Lead regular youth group meetings by planning, scheduling, and leading formation activities for youth and participate in Confirmation process.
– Co-ordinate social events on a regular basis outside of the regular youth group meetings and engage with Diocesan Youth activities and maintain membership in the Diocesan Youth Movement (DYM).
– Produce a written annual plan of events for the upcoming year with the assistance of the Wardens, Rector, and youth parents. Plan to be reviewed at year end to identify what worked and what would need fine tuning.
– Explore opportunities such as a pilgrimage or trip for religious education or spiritual enhancement for youth, through obtaining buy in from the parish council first, planning logistics, travel and finances with members of parish council.
– Stay current with all Diocesan role expectations including ‘Safe Church’ and ‘Dismantling Racism’ training.
– Research and create a plan for a youth program that would reach out to the youth in the surrounding community.
Communication and Relationship Building
– Establish strong working relationships with all youth and other members of the parish community, and the Diocesan Youth Movement.
– Maintain the existing relationship with the youth and leadership from Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster.
– Reach out and establish relationships with other Deanery parishes providing open invitations to youth throughout the Deanery.
– Report on a monthly basis in written format youth activities including attendance, to the Rector and parish council.
– Attend monthly parish council meetings as requested.
– Encourage feedback from parents of the youth on a quarterly basis.
– Encourage event attendance by all St Albans youth and participating parishes youth and present events in a manner which encourages reaching out to non-parish youth.
– Provide pastoral care to youth.
Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications
– Previous experience or education in youth ministry or related field either professionally or as a volunteer.
– Familiarity with the Anglican Church; and delivery of similar theological perspectives including its identity, structures, inclusivity and diversity.
– Skilled at social media and electronic communication including Instagram, Facebook, Zoom, Texting, etc.
– Self motivated and can identify opportunities for self improvement.
– Sensitivity to a variety of Theological viewpoints.
– Relationally minded with skills that work well in team environment and one-on-one.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to keep records and manage youth ministry budget.
Desirable Skills and Experience
– Previous experience with event planning.
– Post secondary education in child and youth education, theology or related fields.
Terms of Employment
– This is a part-time position. (20 – 26 hours per week on average – may be distributed differently throughout the year.)
– Term is 1 year with 3 month & 6 month reviews.
– Work week may be varied according to planned activities and meetings.
– Willing to provide Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector.
How to Apply:
PLEASE APPLY BY EMAIL TO: [email protected]
Explain in your cover letter why working part time hours are suitable for you. Please include any samples (with explanation) of your work with youth (eg: link to website, blog, Facebook and/or marketing materials), your availability and the names of three references.
St. Alban the Martyr
7717 19th Avenue,
Burnaby, B.C. V3N 1E8
Church Office: (604) 522-4363