| The primary purpose of the position is to serve as the High School Program Director providing ministry to high school students. Student Ministries, the activities that are involved with the program, and the student small groups that are formed are seen as vital parts of the Floris UMC "DNA." The Floris UMC Student Ministry serves to bring the students into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and the High School Program Director is responsible for executing the Director of Grow Ministries and the Senior Pastor's strategic vision of the church by coordinating activities that deliver a consistent, spiritual learning experience for students to stay connected to Floris UMC and to grow in their relationship with God. The program director ensures that the Student Ministries is fully integrated across all ministries and that the program supports the focus areas of the church (Worship, Faith Growth, and Service). |
Following the direction and guidance of the Director of Grow Ministries, leads the high school program by performing day-to-day assignments that ensure the operability of the ministry and removes the Director of Grow Ministries from the administrative burdens of the program. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating and organizing Sunday Night Programming, attending and facilitating weekly student small groups across multiple high schools, communicating, scheduling, and providing logistical support of parents and other volunteers for weekly student programs, planning, coordinating and leading trips and special events, mentoring and caring for students and student adult leaders, managing the student transition from the Confirmation Program into High School programming, and working within an operational budget for Student Ministries. Develops and maintains an online community for students. Establishes business processes, exercises discretion and independent judgment in dealing with student programming and ensures processes are followed accordingly. Identifies problem areas and recommends operational policies and practices to the Director of Grow Ministries, the appropriate staff member, or Student Ministry team member.
In conjunction with the Director of Grow Ministries, works with Student Ministry adult volunteers directly to ensure they receive appropriate development and training to manage high school programs so that participants grow their faith through participation in programs. Ensures the growth of the high school program by developing new opportunities for spiritual growth via traditional and non-traditional learning and outreach opportunities. Researches new curriculum and programs, provides necessary support to program leaders, and advises high school program leaders about opportunities throughout Floris UMC so that student members can grow together to further grow in Christ.
In conjunction with the Director of Grow Ministries, ensures the viability of the Floris UMC high school program by continually promoting current groups and programs, developing new groups and new leaders, researching new programmatic areas, and attending conferences or speaking with other churches about their student ministry experiences. Coordinates with the Middle School Program Director so as to ensure a smooth transition from middle school to high school programs. Assists the Middle School Program Director in areas needed and works in conjunction with Student Ministry staff to promote the overall mission and vision of the Student Ministries program.
Attends all necessary meetings as directed by the Director of Grow Ministries in order to ensure that when dealing with internal affairs and making day-to-day management decisions they are in line with Floris UMC's overall vision and direction of the Student Ministries.