Currently seeking a creative, friendly, energetic part-time Youth Director to lead our programs for middle and high school students, as our YD Emelia Attridge is leaving us to pursue a call to ministry.

Our program has three pieces which involve planning and implementing: 

  • Faith based Sunday morning programs (an established curriculum which can be planned around and expanded on)
  • Mission/Community outreach programs
  • Social activities outside of Sunday mornings

Candidates must be able to relate to youth of today and run a program which is educational and spiritually rewarding while being engaging and entertaining for participants.  Programs will welcome, value and support youth as they develop and build faith through the inspiration and encouragement of the Youth Director. Our program goal is to build a strong community among our youth.

Strong communication, organization skills and experience with planning and running programs for adolescents is expected.

Candidates should also have a strong foundation of Christian faith and beliefs to be comfortable with Congregational traditions, although many of our families have an Ecumenical background.

A support staff is in place including a Christian Education Committee, Christian Ministry Coordinator and Pastor. In addition, our parents provide support through active volunteering.

First Parish Church follows compensation guidelines set by the U.C.C. and adheres to the standard SAFE church policies.

Resources and training are available through the United Church of Christ (UCC), if needed.

The position would start August/September, 2015

Resumes can be submitted via email or mailed to P.O. Box 187, Manchester, MA, 01944