Position Open: Youth Director

First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville is searching for our next Youth Director. The successful candidate will have an abiding love for Jesus Christ, a passion for working with teens and their families (primarily grades 7 through 12), and a self-starter’s attitude. We expect the position to require 15-20 hours of work on the average week. The work schedule is flexible, with the understanding that Wednesday night’s Youth Group meeting and Sunday morning’s youth Sunday School class are required. We will provide the successful candidate with a competitive salary (that is commensurate with education and experience) and a mileage allowance.

Fayetteville FPC Youth Director Job Description

The Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church is chartered to lead a ministry that focuses on Youth in the 7th grade through 12th grade. All programming is directed by the Youth Director with input and oversight by the Pastor and the Christian Education Committee, which is chaired by a Session member.

Overall Responsibilities:

1. Receive and adopt the doctrines of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
2. Be accountable to the Christian Education Committee for activities involving the youth of the church. Be accountable to the Pastor for additional directed responsibilities and for spiritual guidance.
3. Present by August 1st of each year to Christian Education Committee the annual plans for activities to include weekly programs, mission trips, and recreational trips which would include camps, retreats, etc.
4. Attend Christian Education Committee meetings whenever deemed necessary.
5. Demonstrate a life of faith and involvement in church activities.
6. When feasible, participate in Presbyterian and other youth training events and encourage others to do likewise.
7. Recruit volunteers to share in leadership and chaperoning activities.
8. Recommend to the Christian Education Committee by November 1 one senior high-aged
youth to serve on the committee as a member for one year. If this is deemed unnecessary
by the Director, it may be eliminated.
9. Coordinate with appropriate committees and staff to ensure that the Youth facilities are suitable for their intended purposes in ministry.
10. Teach Youth Sunday School Class.


1. Communicate with parents for all activities via P&P, email, text, and/or phone.
2. Plan and present weekly programs and Bible studies with Christian content that are
related to problems and concerns of the youth.
3. Plan and supervise Youth Sunday(s) worship services as designed by the Worship
Committee and Session.
4. Supervise service projects (including but not limited to mission trips), recreation, and
5. Encourage and facilitate joint activities with other Lincoln County church youth as
well as those in the vicinity.
6. Be available for personal consultation with the youth while being aware of the need to
seek additional assistance if necessary.
7. Coordinate with the chair of the Christian Education Committee on books to purchase for graduating seniors. They shall be inscribed and circulated among the congregation prior to presentation.
8. Plan the youth program at the Christmas breakfast in December.
9. Be responsible for the Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper.
10. Be sure that the office space is secured and the building is locked when exiting on meeting night and whenever the building is used.
11. Assist the pastor as directed.

Interested candidates may email a resume and cover letter to 1stpres@fpunet.com

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