Job Opening – Director of Youth Ministries


Principal Functions

The Director of Youth Ministries serves as a member of the church staff to oversee the youth ministries of the church. Responsibilities include: management and oversight of all ministries for middle and high school students, including coordinating with volunteers to encourage an enthusiastic, spirited, positive approach to Christian formation and discipleship.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  1. To nurture and support an overall Youth Ministry Program for middle and high school aged youth in the congregation. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Leading weekly Sunday evening programming for middle and high school youth, including Christian education and spiritual formation, community building, and outreach/mission exercises.
    • Planning additional weekly opportunities for faith exploration, whether on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings.
    • Planning and implementing events, trips, and retreats, including but not limited to: lock-ins at the church; day and overnight retreats at our local Presbyterian Camp (Camp Cedar Ridge) and nearby church camps; mission activities, including local day-long experiences and extended trips; coordinating participation in church-wide conferences, including the Montreat Youth Conference, Montreat Middle School Conference and Triennium.
    • Developing a yearly confirmation process that is open-minded and welcoming of youth in all stages of faith.
    • Supporting participants in the youth program through relationship-building both within church programs and through supporting youth in their sports, theater and extracurricular activities.
    • Recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers in all aspects of the youth program, including forming a youth advisory team.
    • Working with families to support young people experiencing challenges both within and outside of church programming
  1. Work with the Associate Pastor for Discipleship to staff the Christian Education committee, helping them to develop a church-wide vision for spiritual formation.
  2. To assist the Pastor, where possible, in pastoral care and worship leadership
  3. To serve the larger church through presbytery, synod, and General Assembly work, where appropriate.
  4. To provide clear communication to the congregation and youth families.

Hours and Benefits

This position can be either part-time or full-time, depending on the availability of the person best-suited to the position.

Harvey Browne offers a competitive benefits package for eligible employees.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to