Director of Youth and Family Ministry—First Church Amherst (First Congregational in Amherst), UCC, Amherst, MA
An engaging, challenging, and rewarding part-time position to lead a team of talented and experienced volunteers to work with children, youth, and their families to nurture a loving and inclusive community, to grow spiritually, and to engage the world purposefully to promote peace, justice, and compassion. This part-time position offers flexible hours and benefits (vacation, health insurance premium support, holidays), work with other dynamite staff, and engagement with members of a congregation that is actively committed to make the world a better place.
Who You Are:
Someone who sustains a passion for kids; someone who has a heart for their spiritual growth in the liberal Christian tradition; someone who can inspire a team of talented volunteers and families in sustaining and growing current programs and imagining new ones; and someone who shares our vision for children and youth:
“The Children and Family Ministry Team seeks to provide our children and youth the opportunity to learn about the teachings of Jesus and the stores of faith from both the New and Old Testaments. We hope to do this in an atmosphere of openness and questioning so that our young people might come to their own understanding of these teachings and stories. We strive to show through our words and deeds what the connections are between the stories and teachings and our ministries of peace, justice, anti-racism, care for the earth, and inclusiveness of all people and kindness toward all. We want to include them actively in our ministries wherever possible. Furthermore, we hope to make the experience of church school and other church activities fun and engaging.”
Who We Are: See www.firstchurchamherst.org and First Church Amherst on Facebook and Twitter
20 hours/week for most of the year; 12 hours/week in July and August. There is considerable flexibility in the daily schedule.
How much: $22,000 to 24,000 per year depending on experience.
How to apply:
Via mail or e-mail, send cover letter, resume, and the names and contact details for three references to:
Director of Youth and Family Ministry search committee
First Congregational Church, UCC
165 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002
We will contact your references only with your permission. Application screening continues until the position is filled. LGBTQIA and minorities especially encouraged to apply.
Location: First Congregational Church in Amherst
Contact: Katie Tolles, Chair, Youth and Family Minisyry Team
Address: 165 Main Street Amherst MA 01002
Phone: (413) 259-1357