Youth Director

Winnetka Congregational Church | Winnetka, IL
Date posted: December 17, 2021
Youth Director
Contact Name: Steve Huels
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 8474413400
Deadline: 01-15-2022

Our Mission

To change lives by following the teaching and life of Jesus Christ with peace and courage; and to weave the grace of God into the fabric of our relationships and the world.

Our Calling

To fulfill that mission, in the time and place we find ourselves in at this point in our history, and to truly be “a house of worship for all people,” we’ve felt called as a congregation to focus on four key challenges and to commit ourselves to: anti-racism, LGBTQ-inclusion, multifaith solidarity and environmental justice.

We’ve dedicated ourselves to working on these important issues in the way we try to do everything at Winnetka Congregational – with thoughtfulness, openness and humility, recognizing we won’t do it perfectly, but believing we must do what we can. We’ve committed ourselves to doing the work needed to learn and grow and change, personally, and as a church. We’ve committed ourselves to speaking up, standing up, standing with, and being agents of healing in our world, where the hurt is greatest, as Jesus always was.

And we’ve also committed to doing everything we do here intergenerationally – knowing each voice matters, and that every person, whatever their age, brings unique gifts and insights and expressions of God’s grace to the party, and needs to be heard, empowered and embraced.

Youth Director Position — Immediate Opportunity

Winnetka Congregational Church is looking for a part-time staff member to lead our high school youth program. Job includes creating and implementing meaningful programs in a fun, inclusive, and supportive environment. Activities would be planned both at the church and at other nearby destinations. Job entails in-person leadership, as well as keeping in touch with youth (and their parents) during the week. Requirements include a passion for working with youth and a joyful presence.

We expect no more than 10 hours of work per week. Youth meetings are primarily on Sunday afternoon, with some exceptions. Approximately half the hours would be focused on Sunday, with the rest allocated as necessary across the week.

We hope to have this person in place in January 2022 and the position will end in June. The position will be supported by the Senior Pastor.

Qualifications

Experience leading youth-oriented activities

A passion for working with youth and a joyful presence.

Time Commitment

We expect no more than 10 hours of work per week. Youth meetings are primarily on Sunday afternoon, with some exceptions. Approximately half the hours would be focused on Sunday, with the rest allocated as necessary across the week.

Benefits 

competitive compensation

How to Apply

send resume and contact information to [email protected] Questions can be directed to Dawn Huntsman at 847-441-3400, ext. 0

Follow our alumni Facebook page