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Job ID: 49549
Job Views: 7356
Location: Chicago, IL
Zip Code: 60610
Job Category: Youth Ministry
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: TBD per year
Posted: 09.25.2018

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Chicago, IL

Job Description

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Initiates Search for New Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

CHICAGO, IL, September, 21, 2018– His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael today announced that the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is accepting applications for the position of Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Interested candidates can find a detailed job description here.  

“The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is responsible for developing, coordinating and overseeing programs that help our young people cultivate their love for God and neighbor,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. “Our programs, including Fanari Camp, GOYA, and college campus ministry, help shape the hearts and minds of future leaders and connect them to Christ and the broader life of the Church.”

With the assistance of expert advisors in youth ministry, His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael said he will be personally involved in the review of applications and interview of candidates in order to select the most qualified individual. The search will be nationwide in scope. 

“Attracting young people back to the Church and increasing participation in our youth programs are top priorities for our Metropolis,” continued His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. “The individual who ultimately fills this position will share and be committed to this vision as an experienced and enthusiastic servant-leader.”



Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation (one from clergy, one from a former employer in youth ministry) to metropolis@chicago.goarch.orgno later than November 1.

Job Requirements

    • Master of Divinity Degree (or similar graduate degree in theology, e.g. MTS) preferred
    • Must be registered at the parish level with the youth protection program; complete training, submit to and successfully pass the prescribed background check and screening process; and complete the official training materials as designated by Y2AM. Training must be completed every year.
    • Active practice of the Orthodox Christian Faith
    • Personal conduct must be consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church of the policies of the Archdiocese and Metropolis.
    • Professional conduct is required that is within the bounds and authority delegated by the Metropolitan.
    • Minimum of 2 years of youth/young adult ministry experience at the parish or metropolis level.
    • Camp administrative experience (preferred).
    • Proven ability to supervise, facilitate and work collaboratively with others.
    • Proficiency in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), Microsoft Office, email marketing (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, etc.).
    • Conversant in Greek (preferred).
    • Exceptional communications skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Willing to continue professional development to enhance job performance and/or organizational goals as identified through supervision and annual job reviews.
    • Must be able to travel throughout the Metropolis (20% or more of the time). Overnight stays required during youth ministry camping sessions and activities.