Westwood Presbyterian Church (WPC) is searching for a talented and creative Director of Student Ministries to continue the growth, formation, and education of the students of our congregation. The Director will help foster and develop a strong faith in Jesus Christ for our teenagers through creative events and relational ministry that inspires.
•Bachelor’s degree in a related field; •At least two years prior work experience with teenagers, ie: camp counselor, teachers aid, teacher or related role; •Grounded in God’s love and excited to share that journey with our youth; •Excited to invite, inspire and engage teenagers in discovering and deepening their faith in creative and age appropriate ways during their most formative years; •Visionary, entrepreneurial, charismatic, upbeat attitude/personality; the type of person who will draw teenagers in and get them excited about faith and willing to invite friends to various church related activities; •Ability to be a great listener and translate faith into everyday life; •Resilient and able to creatively adapt to a new generation that must actively choose/be convinced to explore faith; •Ability to thrive in a group setting with varied personalities and priorities; must be able to switch directions mid-stream if necessary; •Effective leader, coach, facilitator, planner, problem-solver, and team builder; •Excellent ability to delegate effectively and support volunteers as they fulfill their responsibilities; •Be capable with a computer and willing to utilize technology to manage information and work tasks; •Excellent communication (both oral and written), organization and time management skills.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience and abilities
For seven decades, Westwood Presbyterian Church has served the west side of Los Angeles with energy and compassion. Located just south of Westwood Village and the University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] campus, WPC is a traditional and winsome Christian community, filled with the love of God for one another and a heart that “shows up” for our larger community. The love and grace of Jesus Ch...rist is the center of our life together — thus we not only talk about it a lot, we do our best to be grace and share grace. Thus, we do not concern ourselves with boundaries that exclude. With generally progressive beliefs and behaviors, we welcome everyone, without exception. That makes us a diverse family, and we like it that way. We are committed to church's “main thing,” which is to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God. We don’t always get it right, but we keep at it, on behalf of our beautiful, broken world.