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Baltimore, Maryland (United States)

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Job ID: 49537
Job Views: 23501
Location: Baltimore, MD
Zip Code: 21224
Job Category: Youth Ministry
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 08.31.2018

Director of Programs (Youth/Young Adult Ministries)

Baltimore, MD

Job Description



Serves as liaison between all youth and young adult ministries, the Parish Council and clergy. Works to actualize the mission statement for Youth and Young Adult Ministries at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and to help youth and young adults establish, nurture and strengthen a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.  The Director will formulate, coordinate and oversee the current Youth and Young Adult Ministries and Sunday School Program of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church under the guidance and immediate supervision of the Parish Priest and Parish Council.  This includes all religious, cultural and social activities as well as program administrative duties.

Ability/willingness to work flexible work schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays as needed to support the program, community and church activities.


  • Along with the Parish Priest and Parish Council, will assist in overseeing all youth and young adult ministries, programs and their volunteers, ensureing that ministries led by volunteers remain faithful to mission statement for Youth and Young Adult ministries.  Youth and Young Adult Ministries include:
    • HOPE—Kindergarten-3rd grade
    • JOY—3rd-5th grade
    • GOYA—7th grade to 12th grade (meets monthly or bi-monthly
    • Acolytes—a ministry for boys and young men for service in the Altar
    • Myrrh-bearers –a ministry for girls and young women to assist during Church services.
    • Greek Folk Dance- Hellenic Golden Coins, and Ta Ellinakia
    • Religious Education—Pre-K to 10th grade  (meets every Sunday)
    • Bible Study (meets at every other week)
    • Vacation Bible School ( occurs one week in June)
    • Y.A.L. (20’s and 30’s) (meets monthly)
  • Work with the Parish Priest to recruit and train volunteer youth workers (parents and young adults) for each age group who will assist in planning and coordinating ministries and help chaperone youth activities.
  • Attend church extracurricular activities, visit team practices, visit Sunday School classes at least once a month to ensure programs are developing as planned.
  • Maintain a master mailing/email list of all the parents of the youth and young adults in the parish by age and group affiliation by using the Parish Data System.
  • Will collect youth and young adult calendars for publication in the weekly bulletin, the monthly newsletter and on the parish website.  Meetings and events will be coordinated with the Parish Life Committee to ensure that there are no conflicts.
  • Will work with Volunteer Advisors to create and/or maintain Youth and Young Adult Ministry sites on social media to communicate with and edify youth and young adults.
  • Create and maintain working relationships with other Orthodox youth workers in our region and of the Metropolis.  Support the ministries of and travels with our youth and young adults to Orthodox regional retreats, CYC Camp, FDF, and other young adult conferences.
  • Will assist Volunteer Advisors in preparing flyers for events and ensures timely placement of announcements regarding youth activities in the Newsletter or Bulletin.
  • Assist Volunteer Advisors in providing budgetary needs and ministry reports as requested by clergy and Parish Council and the General Assembly. 
  • Work with Volunteer Advisors to develop as needed fundraisers to be chaired by our youth.  These fundraisers may support the charitable activities of youth and young adult ministries and/or to offset expenses not budgeted or approved in the Youth Budget.
  • With the Volunteer Advisors set up and run periodic parent meetings to inform and foster good communication with parents and to receive their feedback.
  • Participate in continuing education/training/conferences for youth workers (continuing collegiate studies in Orthodox theology, youth and young adult ministries, religious education or a related field is encouraged).
  • Respond to inquiries to the Church regarding youth group activities.
  • Participate regularly in the liturgical life of the Church and is a steward.


Job Requirements


  • Member in good standing of the Orthodox Church and knowledgeable about beliefs and practices of the Church.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check to include DMV and drug screen.
  • Bilingual (English/Greek) preferred.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited four year college or university; Masters of Theology or Divinity degree from accredited Orthodox Theological Institution highly desired but not required. 
  • Prior experience working with youth and young adults, i.e., GOYA, Sunday School, summer camp, retreats.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills/abilities, attention to detail, ability/willingness to multi-task
  • Office administration/management experience preferred
  • Effective computer usage skills/abilities; familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Parish Data System (or equivalent database program)
  • Good typing proficiency and accuracy; excellent math and computation skills; files organization and records maintenance.
  • Ability/willingness to effectively serve as a mentor/role model for youth and young adults.
  • Ability/willingness to work independently to initiate programs and organize events.
  • Ability/willingness to work flexible work schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays as needed to support the youth, community and church activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills/abilities; able/willing to work well with youth, adults, staff, volunteers and vendors.

·         Self-starter; willing/able to work effectively and efficiently with minimal direct supervision; attention to detail; good follow-up/follow-through skills; ability to handle multiple tasks; excellent organizational skills

  • Ability/willingness to speak before the Parish Council and other Parish groups or organizations.
  • Good understanding of the responsibility to maintain confidentiality and security of information.

Physical/Environment Demands:  Indoor and all-season outdoor activities that involve extended periods of standing, sitting, bending and lifting; stair access to additional office/storage, as well cleaning activities in the kitchen. Position requires visual and hearing acuity and communication sufficient to effectively carry out the primary functions of the job. Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs.

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