Director of Youth Programming

Lake Street Church | Evanston, IL
Date posted: August 11, 2022
Director of Youth Programming
Contact Name: Mr. JAMES BELL
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (224) 420-0729
Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2022

We open our doors to anyone who seeks a meaningful and relevant spiritual experience in a church setting. We practice a progressive Christian theology that embraces people from all different religious denominations and religious traditions. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches in the USA, Lake Street Church cherishes its non-creedal tradition: we affirm that every person has soul liberty—the complete freedom and responsibility to seek and embody God in one’s life.

Job Description
The Director of Youth Programming is a part-time (22 hours per week), salaried position and is accountable to the Lake Street Church (LSC) congregation with a special focus on the spiritual needs and development of Youth in grades 6 thru 12. The stated purpose of LSC’s Youth Programming is to “imagine and facilitate opportunities for LSC Youth to: 1) recognize and celebrate the divine that moves within, among and around us; 2) embody God in the work each in their own way; 3) transform as they wake to the hidden wholeness of life; 4) connect across generations of the LSC community, 5) Focus on Youth issues such as advocacy, community, etc. within Evanston.” This position reports to the Senior Minister.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Providing leadership for the Youth Committee in inspiring the active engagement of our Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers in the KSC program
  • Overseeing the Middle School and High School morning programming (including Sunday School)
  • Communicating on a regular basis with Youth, their families, and the congregation as a whole
  • Welcoming and orienting new families with Youth to the church in cooperation with other staff members
  • Focus on Youth issues, such as advocacy, community, making connections and building relationships with our Youth and the Youth of other spiritual communities within Evanston
  • Organizing activities for the Youth in connect intergenerationally with LSC’s adult congregants and younger children
  • Organizing programs and special events for Youth (i.e. Lock-ins, Ski Trips)
  • Attending most off-site Youth events and activities (i.e. Friday Night Club activities and Service Projects)
  • Build personal relationships with the Youth particularly the high schoolers
  • Working with the Youth Committee to select and evaluate curriculum for Our Whole Lives (OWL), confirmation class,
  • Sunday morning programming, and any other Youth activities
  • Assisting the Senior Minister as needed with LSC’s confirmation class (offered every other year for the 12 weeks leading up to Palm Sunday for 7th and 8th graders)
  • Performing administrative tasks including maintaining records, budgets, and sharing information with other staff
  • Recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting volunteer teachers as well as volunteers for Youth activities – utilizing our Safe Church policies
  • Attending weekly staff meetings, monthly Youth meetings, quarterly off-site retreats, board meetings as needed, and semi-annual all-church board meetings.

Type of Position:

Full Time

Time Commitment:

22 hours per week.

Benefits:

Vacation: 3 weeks per year (on a prorated basis), only 2 of which may be taken during the program year. This includes no more than 3 Sundays. Vacation must be taken in the calendar year. You are eligible to accumulate paid sick days at a rate of 1 (4.4-hr day) per month until you reach the maximum of 75 prorated days.
Send applications to: [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed by the search committee and up to 4 candidates will be invited to an interview soon after all applications are received. The committee wants to fill this position as early as September 11th.

 

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