The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for overseeing, supporting, and developing the programs for youth, working directly with middle and high school aged youth and their families. The Director of Youth Ministry will work closely with the program team to coordinate programs for youth ministry as well as the full church. The Director of Youth Ministry will also work with the Children’s Minister to support Vacation Bible School programming. The Director of Youth Ministry will report to the Rector or someone the Rector designates, currently the Chief of Staff. We are looking for an individual who feels called to lead youth long-term, someone youthful at heart but not afraid to assert authority in appropriate situations.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
An engaging, positive, and upbeat personality, able to easily and comfortably communicate with young people.
Exceptional interpersonal skills, diplomacy, tact, and professionalism.
Ability to maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong analytic and organizational skills; capacity for strategic planning and initiatives; and ability to follow-through with attention to detail in all related activities.
Ability to work on multiple tasks and priorities.
Self-starter and creative thinker who is comfortable collaborating and working as part of a team.
Working knowledge of and willingness to train to learn Microsoft Office and ACS (Automated Church System)
Bachelor’s degree and experience in leading youth ministry (3-5 years experience is preferred).
A committed disciple of Jesus Christ able to articulate faith in terms of the Baptismal Covenant of the Book of Common Prayer; someone who will pursue ongoing professional and spiritual formation. Prefer an Episcopalian or someone from a liturgically based faith background.
A strong ability to build healthy relationships with youth and their families.
Clear competency in the use of various tools for social media.
St. David's is an Episcopal Church in downtown Austin, TX. We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and are the oldest church in Austin having been founded in 1848. We seek to be an inclusive community sharing Christ with one another and our world through worship, fellowship, Christian formation, and outreach. We are an open and affirming parish and our parish family stretches throughout the metropolitan area.