Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Purpose of Position:
To develop and execute a comprehensive youth ministry at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church that is Eucharist centered, relational, vibrant, and relevant – emphasizing the four key areas of youth ministry as defined by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese while serving as a Christian role model for the youth of the parish.
- Program Design: Design a unique Youth Program that incorporates existing Youth Ministries as well as elements of successful programs in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco and referencing appropriate external youth ministry and program resources. Oversee all youth groups (GOYA, JOY, HOPE, Young Adults) with the assistance of group coordinators, and support all other youth ministries (Athletics, Dance, Sunday School, Altar Boys, Youth Choir, and Scouting).
- Program Leadership: Establish a Youth Leadership team comprised of the Parish Priest, parents and other youth ministry leaders to develop a calendar of events and program content.
- Budget Management: Work with the Parish Council Treasurer to develop, submit, manage, and regularly report on an annual youth ministries budget.
- Constituency Support: Coordinate youth group coordinators, volunteers, parents and youth to assist with Annunciation Youth Ministries. Engage and connect families into the life of the Parish through Youth Ministries. Contact disconnected parishioner families to reengage into Parish Life.
- Participate in Sunday School and Dance board meetings.
- Regularly attend Sunday Divine Liturgy and all major Church feasts.
- Be available to meet with individual youth on a personal, face-to-face basis.
- Plan and conduct youth gatherings and young adult activities to maximize participation.
- Assist in making all necessary arrangements (discussions, transportation, speakers, food, etc.) and notify coordinators, parents, youth groups and/or young adults, as required. Activities include but are not limited to the following:
- Initiate and collaborate with parish Priest and ministry leaders to establish Orthodox youth athletic teams including volleyball and other sports for boys and girls.
- Greek Orthodox and Pan-Orthodox activities such as volleyball and basketball tournaments, St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, the Metropolis of San Francisco’s Folk Dance/Choral Festival, Central Valley GOYA events and Metropolis Retreats.
- Coordinate two annual Parish Youth Retreats, one of which will be the Saturday of Lazarus or Holy Friday.
- Encourage participation in Orthodox Summer Camps as well as Ionian Village programs of the Archdiocese.
- Ministry Sunday - Coordinate youth information and activities at Ministry Sunday. Invite all families in order to maximize attendance. Follow up with all families that show interest in the various ministries.
- Organization of service projects for young people and their families, providing opportunities to learn the Christian understanding of service to others: working to serve the needy with FOCUS, building homes with Project Mexico, etc.
- Participation in Archdiocesan and Metropolis Youth Director educational programs.
- At minimum, 10% more youth activities and 10% better attendance at each event throughout the year will be goals and the metrics to measure effectiveness of work.
- Maintain regular communication with youth and families through weekly and monthly bulletins, website, social media, and personal contact. Provide written monthly updates to Parish via monthly bulletin and website (including event activity and photos of events).
- Internet, Text, and Social Media: Expand the use of internet, social media and other digital communications to keep youth connected to Annunciation. Utilize PPDS service effectively to send out event/meeting announcements and reminders.
- Program Reporting: Develop regular updates to the Priest, Parish Council and the Parish Assembly on progress and impacts of programs.
- Respond promptly to emails and phone calls (within 2 days) unless on vacation.
Hours of Work
- This is a full-time position requiring a minimum 40-50 hour work week. Specific hours will depend on the activities of the youth program. Regular office hours will be established during the weekdays to plan, schedule and make arrangements for activities, prepare flyers, bulletins and announcements, etc. Scheduled meetings and activities will occur during the evenings and on the weekends. The Youth Director will need to be flexible, adjusting hours to best meet the needs of the position and the parish.
- Salary based on experience
To apply, send your resume to Father James Retelas (email@example.com)