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Youth Director

Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060
$39,000 - $49,000 a year - Full-time


8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave

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Job Title: Youth Director

Job Type: Full time

Reports To: Lead Pastor. Works closely with the Pastor of Children & Families Ministry.

Schedule: Sunday mornings, some weekdays. Given the nature of ministry; schedule is flexible based on the church calendar and may include non-traditional hours including evenings.

Salary: Negotiable Depending on experience & benefits (PTO available)

Location: Mentor

Job Summary:

Looking for a unique opportunity to shape the future of the church? Mentor United Methodist Church is seeking a dynamic and passionate Director of Youth Ministry to lead and develop comprehensive youth programs that foster growth, wisdom, and discipleship for youth in grades 7-12. You will play a crucial role in nurturing the faith journey of our teens and advocating for their well-being to help them integrate with the broader church community. Through fun events and mission trips and activities, you will build a supportive environment where every young person feels valued, understood, and excited to explore their relationship with Christ.

What You Will Do:

· Develop and implement engaging programs and activities to grow and disciple our youth.

· Incorporate modern technologies and social media into your youth ministry to effectively communicate and connect with today's youth.

· Coordinate and execute annual confirmation process.

· Organize regular youth social activities, Bible studies, and mission trips and events that promote spiritual growth.

· Work closely with the Pastor of Children and Family Ministry to ensure a cohesive spiritual journey for all ages.

· Manage administrative tasks and funds related to youth programs and events.

· Advocate for the inclusion and awareness of youth needs within the congregation and community.

· Ensure adherence to conference child safety policies and procedures.

What’s Needed To be Successful

  • Required Skills & Experience
  • 2-4 years in Youth Ministry or an education coordination/leadership position or 3-5 years of related work experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and social media platforms (Facebook, X, Instagram, Snapchat etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Spiritual gifts including but not limited to leadership, administration, and teaching
  • Strong organizational skills and a timely response to responsibilities.
  • Commitment to confidentiality, courtesy, spiritual maturity and high moral and ethical conduct
  • Physical capability to actively participate in youth activities.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency in multimedia and poster-making software.
  • Background, knowledge, experience and/or appreciation for United Methodist theology, history and practice.
  • Experience in Camp Ministry

Why Join Us?

At Mentor United Methodist Church, you'll be part of a supportive and collaborative team dedicated to nurturing the spiritual growth of our youth. This role offers the unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young individuals, guiding them on their path to Christ-centered discipleship. You'll enjoy the fulfillment of developing meaningful relationships and witnessing the positive transformation of our youth.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and statement of faith. Please include examples of previous youth programs or initiatives you have led or been a part of.

Mentor United Methodist Church is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and join us in our mission to lead all onto a path of Christ-centered discipleship.

Apply today and help shape the future of our youth at Mentor United Methodist Church!

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,000.00 - $49,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person