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Redlands UCC is seeking a part-time Youth Director

youth-ministry-logoRedlands United Church of Christ is accepting applications for the part time (approximately 10 hours per week) position of Youth Director.  The Youth Director provides leadership, organization, and spiritual guidance to the participants in the Youth Group (6th-12th grades) of Redlands United Church of Christ (RUCC), including leading meetings, activities, study, and service projects of the youth group.  The Youth Director fosters an environment that allows youth to explore issues of faith in a safe and stimulating manner while also facilitating youth integration into the life of the local and broader United Church of Christ (UCC) community.  In addition, the Youth Director serves as a role model and mentor to young people in their faith development.

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a High School diploma. College-level coursework in religious studies, theology and/or progressive Christianity is preferred.  Additionally, qualified applicants will demonstrate:

• Ability to work with and youth from diverse backgrounds.
• A progressive Christian faith that is relevant to youth in 6th-12th grades.
• Strong organizational and planning skills.
• Passion for learning and teaching.
• Ability to work within and promote the congregation’s progressive theology, social justice commitments, and open & affirming witness.
• Ability to nurture and mentor youth from a broad range of beliefs.
• Adherence to the UCC code of ministerial ethics.
• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with church staff, youth, parents of youth, the church board and the larger congregation.
• Ability to work effectively with technology (computers, internet, social networking, projection equipment, audio visual, etc.).

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to:

Personnel Committee
Redlands United Church of Christ
168 Bellevue Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373

Interviews will begin on or about August 15 and the position will remain open until filled.  A background check is required. For additional information, please contact the RUCC office at 909-793-3520 or via email at office@uccredlands.org.
Specific Duties

1) At a minimum, plan, develop coordinate and lead:

• weekly study, service and/or recreational activities for youth in both middle and high school groups
• seasonal parties and events
• an annual service and/or mission trip
• opportunities for youth to participate in congregational, association, conference, and/or general UCC church activities

2) Regularly communicate via electronic, written, and verbal modes with:

• youth group participants
• parents of youth
• congregation

3) Regularly participate with the youth in the life of the broader congregation

4) Coordinate participation of parents and other volunteers in accordance with RUCC Safe Church Policy.

5) Submit yearly budget proposals to the Stewards Area and work within approved budget

6) Submit end of year report to the President for inclusion in the Annual Book of Reports

7) Participate in church staff meetings and church meetings, as appropriate

8) Participate in the annual performance evaluation

9) Perform other duties as required.

Background check is required
Probationary period is 6 months
Hours to average 10 hours per week

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