Youth Group Program Coordinator
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, Mass., seeks a Youth Group Program Coordinator to support the mission of First Parish in the area of youth programming during the regular church year, September through June.
The Youth Group Program Coordinator will meet weekly with the youth (which is central to this position), collaborate with the Youth/Adult Leadership Advisory Committee (YAC), interface with the Director of Religious Education, the minister, and church staff to provide interesting and varied programming based on the 8 aspects of balanced youth ministry suggested by UUA guidelines.
In addition to the regular evening youth group meetings, the Youth Group Program Coordinator will also facilitate, along with the youth, an annual youth led worship service, a senior blessing ritual, local social justice projects, fund raising events, and oversee a biannual service trip.
The Youth Group Program Coordinator will oversee the planning of programming for our vibrant, large high school group (50+ members), will recruit, train and support our volunteer adult advisor team of twelve members, as well as the youth peer counseling team for pastoral care.
First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington is a liberal religious community of nearly 400 members, dedicated to involving our children and youth in spiritual exploration, community connections, religious growth and development, and social awareness and action.
This position is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week).
This is an ideal position for someone 21 years of age or older who is energetic, caring, and passionate about working with an amazing, empowered and thoughtful group of young people who are supported by their faith community.
Those from a diverse faith heritage, with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/a and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and professional references. Send application materials by e-mail to youthcoordinatorsearch @ firstparish.info or mail to FPUUA, Attn: Youth Group Coordinator Search Committee, 630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476-5070. Application and resumes are due by Sunday, May 10.