Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries – Episcopal News Service

Job overview:

The parish of Calvary-St. George’s in New York City is looking for someone who will nurture our growing ministry to youth and families with prayer, vision, and skill. This person will coordinate ministry and integrate the StoryMakers program for children and youth (0-18 years old) and run our annual creative arts camp in conjunction with Melina Smith and StoryMakers. They will also work with the rector and parents to create a thriving youth group. The qualified individual will generate new ideas and vision for youth and family that will expand the department, building connections in the congregation and beyond to serve children and their families in a variety of roles. We are open to new ideas while building on our deep foundations as we reach out to families so they can grow in their faith.

Essential functions:

  • Imagine, develop and communicate a programming plan and program scope that aligns with Calvary-St. George’s vision and values.
  • Design, plan, organize and implement a youth group ministry
  • Help parents and guardians spark curiosity and spiritual interest in their children; equip parents and guardians with the resources they need to be the primary influence in the religious formation of their children.
  • Foster congregational awareness and involvement in youth and family ministry through coaching and experiencing intergenerational programming opportunities and worship service participation
  • Maintain a safe and welcoming environment; foster discipleship, encourage reflection and sharing, and be aware and responsive regarding the emotional and mental health of children and adolescents
  • Provide targeted, effective, and consistent communication and promotion of activities to children, parents, and the congregation via email, e-news, church website, social media, etc.
  • Initiate, build and maintain authentic relationships with children, teens, parents and volunteers
  • Recruit, develop and train a team of adult volunteers to serve

Other responsibilities:

  • Manage youth and family budget and finances
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Network with youth ministry directors and leaders from outside the parish
  • Be a present and engaged participant in ongoing church programs and worship services, and other assigned duties.
  • Monthly report with the Rector
  • Demonstrate an understanding of discipleship as a journey or process; has a deep understanding and appreciation of scripture and theology and knows or wishes to learn the Anglican/Episcopal tradition.

Interested applicants should submit a one-page letter to the Rector, Reverend Jacob Andrew Smith and a curriculum vitae by email at

Start date is negotiable, but as soon as possible after August 12, 2022.

Remuneration according to experience. Health benefits (medical, dental, vision), Church Pension fund. Accommodation may be offered.

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