Youth Director – Ascension, Thousand Oaks

Ascension, Thousand Oaks is seeking a Youth Director, reporting to the Children, Youth, and Family Pastor.

Summary
This is a part-time, 25-30 hour per week position, working primarily with youth from 7th grade-12th grade. This position is responsible for collaborating with the Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Pastor in “growing faith that lasts”. The position requires an active faith life, experience working with youth, and excellent critical thinking, organizational, and people skills.

Responsibilities:
Plan and lead weekly Bible study and informal weekly gathering for high schoolers.
Be a primary point of contact for high schoolers and their families; be intentional about building relationships with them, including via 1:1 meetings.
Lead and plan service projects and fun activities throughout the year.
Mentor and work with youth to develop youth leadership. This includes electing and utilizing class representatives for each grade.
Participate in and support milestones, for grades 7-12.
Collaborate with CYF Pastor in leading and directing Confirmation program (7th-8th grade).
Lead and plan, or delegate fundraisers.
Ability to work overtime to plan and lead 2-5 retreats throughout the year a plus.
Maintain a system of communication that keeps parents well-informed.
Regularly engage with the youth committee as they assist with events, communication, and parent engagement and volunteering.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree.
Active, demonstrated Lutheran faith.
Passion for and experience working with youth.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills, leadership skills, and open-mindedness.
Ability to receive and adapt to feedback; teachable.
Strong administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Shows initiative as well as follow-through.
Ability to work independently; team player who will work toward our common goal.
Ability to operate personal computer and software programs.

Work Environment:
The Youth Director will often work in a typical office environment, utilizing a personal computer and normal office equipment to perform the necessary job duties. A significant portion of this person’s time will be spent leading engaging with youth and leading youth ministry events.

Ascension’s Philosophy of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries:
The CYF Pastor’s vision for ministry is fundamentally collaborative and team-based, and the right candidate for this position will have that orientation as well. The vision has a few key principles, including: equipping families to do faith together, worship, practicing faith, making the church a safe place, and developing significant intergenerational relationships. More information about the vision will be provided at a first interview or on request. .

To Apply: please email your resume to pastorjulie@alcto.org.

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