Director of Youth Ministries — Job Posting

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown Heights, NY

The Director of Youth Ministries will work in accordance with FPCY’s Youth Ministry Mission & Values:


The youth ministry of FPCY invites our youth and their friends into a welcoming and vibrant community that

  • Surrounds youth with an unconditional love that fosters genuine relationships;
  • Engages youth in the joys and traditions of the Christian faith;
  • Energizes youth to extend the love of Christ to the world.

What We Value:

  • Grace: God’s greatest gift to us, is the foundation of all we do and strive to be.
  • Growth: Our covenant with youth begins at baptism and grows throughout their lives; we support and encourage our youth as they grow in their faith in God, their relationships with the church, and with each other.
  • Trust: We provide our youth with a nurturing and safe environment enabling them the opportunity for honest expression and inviting their questions and opinions in a non-judgmental way.
  • Inclusiveness: Believing that all people are created in the image of God, we welcome youth with diverse identities, backgrounds and gifts to share in faith and ministry together.
  • Joy: We live a faith that shows our love of life, our delight in God as our strength, and our desire that others know this faith with us.
  • Service: We seek to discover and express our faith through service to our community. By helping others, we learn more about ourselves and our relationship with God and those around us.
  • Community: We embrace our youth as vital members of a dynamic community, integrating them in the life and work of the Church as we also seek to know them as individuals.


Youth Ministry Team

  • Work with Pastors and Church Elders to create a Youth Ministry Team (YMT) of 4-6 adults from the church who will support the DYM in his/her/their role
  • Serve as central coordinator for the YMT, delegating tasks to adults on the team and church membership as needed
  • Plan youth group meetings and activities that reflect our Mission and Values with youth and adults of the church
  • Collaborate with Director of Music Ministries to incorporate music into youth ministry activities


  • Encourage and organize youth involvement in faith formation, mission and service opportunities, such as CrossGen, Confirmation, Mission Trips, VBS, community outreach projects, youth conferences, etc.
  • Encourage and organize youth involvement in youth activities of the larger church, such as Triennium and presbytery-related opportunities
  • Work with teachers and youth in the high school Sunday School class
  • Evaluate high school and middle school youth curriculum and ensure that it remains aligned with the beliefs of the church and relevant to the youth 
  • Plan Confirmation with the pastors


  • Coordinate youth events with other local faith communities as possible


  • Develop/maintain best communication practices with youth, parents, congregation, Faith Formation and Communications Commissions
  • Maintain information pertaining to youth in the database and other youth-related administrative tasks

Commission Involvement

  • Faith Formation – attend FF meetings and Sunday School Committee
  • Engage with other commissions (Worship Design, Mission, etc.) to provide more opportunity for intergenerational connection and community-building

Hours:  20 hours/week including Sundays, some office hours on 2 weekdays, and other times as necessary.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $28,000 ($27/hour)
  • Other benefits available and will be discussed with candidates.

Interested candidates should send resumes to: