Open Positions

Director of Youth Ministry

The Director of Youth Ministry is the leader and the “face” of the ministry with the congregation and the community and ministers to youth, families, and volunteers with a focus on Harvester’s Vision of inviting people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 

The Director of Youth Ministry reports directly to the Senior Pastor and is under the authority of the Staff Parish Relations Committee. As such the responsibilities of this position include:

  • Select curriculum, recruit, equip, empower and oversee volunteers for youth ministry programs including:

Sunday School, Bible Studies, and Youth group; Special Services (e.g. Easter Sunrise Service, Christmas, Youth Sunday, etc.); Mid-Week Youth Program (not currently offered); Special events (Camps, Mission Trips, Festivals, etc.)

  •  Provide regular and effective communication regarding the ministry with parents/congregation/community using the youth information board in the hall, take home letters, church website, worship service announcements, worship service bulletins, the WOW, the “Laker” etc.

  • Continue personal spiritual growth, maintain high energy and personal integrity, have good time management skills and interpersonal skills, maintain good relations with all volunteers.

  • Maintain accurate attendance logs, coordinate the youth calendar with the church calendar, select, acquire, and maintain supplies for all youth ministry programs and events.

  • Oversee Harvester UMC's compliance with Child Protection Policy as required by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. This will be done in conjunction with the Director of Children’s Ministry. This includes: obtaining staff and volunteer applications, processing background checks, maintaining background records and providing Child Protection Policy training to staff and volunteers.

  • Oversee all volunteer youth workers.

  • Work as a team member by attending weekly staff meetings, monthly Church Council meetings, and quarterly parent meetings.

  • Work in cooperation with other church ministries regarding current programming and to plan future ministry space, programs, and outreach (e.g. additional worship services, building expansion, etc.).

  • Establish and manage Youth Ministry budget in cooperation with the Finance Team, Church Council, and Senior Pastor