NextGen Student Ministry Associate

Position Summary

This position will serve alongside the Student Pastor and a Student Ministry Associate partner to manage everyday responsibilities associated with coordinating and implementing a multifaceted Student Ministry program. The Student Ministry Associate’s essential duties may be aligned and place a heavier emphasis toward a specific age group and/or gender as the ministry needs determine; however, each Student Ministry Associate will have an overall responsibility to minister to any student or volunteer within the Student Ministry.

The Associate will lead in the planning, implementation and recruitment of volunteers. This position is responsible for identifying and building curriculum and is accountable for the maintenance and organization of the Student building. Student Associates will provide ministerial counsel for their target ministry group, coaches and volunteers. This person should be ready to act on behalf of the Student Pastor or the other Student Ministry Associate partner in their absence.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Live out the spiritual values and mission of TheMET Church, as directed by leadership.
• Train and nurture volunteers to engage and equip students to become both disciples and disciple-makers who are following Christ, being changed by Christ, and committed to the mission of Christ.
• Model and encourage personal spiritual development and perform spiritual counseling as requested and appropriate. Present the Gospel and answer questions about salvation and baptism. Lead others to understand scriptural truths and provide guidance on how to apply these truths to their lives.
• Lead in the recruitment of new volunteers. Coordinate the onboarding process of interviewing, screening, placement, and training for ministry events. The Student Associate is responsible for ensuring that all Student volunteers meet all requirements to serve according to TheMET Policy.
• Use individual discernment to provide pastoral counseling to any student struggling with depression, faith, or other spiritual issues. Be prepared to act and engage additional resources as needed. If abuse or neglect is identified, the Student Ministry Associate is responsible for adhering to TheMET Child Abuse Reporting Policy.
• Accountable for overseeing the safety of students during ministry events on and off campus.
• Coordinate and manage 2-3 major events in Student Ministry (including Student WKND and Summer Camp). Associate will be responsible for all aspects of event coordination including but not limited to volunteer recruitment and scheduling, building preparation, communications, promotions, and organizing/teaching curriculum.
• Plan, implement, and oversee at minimum one ministry event per year for the Associate’s assigned student group.
• Lead and manage all weekly programming and ministry events as designated by the Student Pastor.
• Responsible for maintaining and updating all applicable church software (FellowshipOne; Member Check-In; Planning Center; Service U; Staff Portal). Assist in keeping Student Ministry website current.
• Coordinate and communicate with other NextGen team members, ministry partners and volunteers to help streamline Student Ministry events.
• Prioritizes relational outreaches. Serve as a touchpoint for students, parents, and volunteers and be available to meet and counsel outside of scheduled working hours as needed.
• Assist in the planning and managing of the Student Ministry expenses and monthly budget. (Purchase Orders, Check Requests, Special Orders)
• Plan, execute and evaluate all facets of the summer programming events with excellence.
• Be visible in the community and area Middle Schools and High Schools to share, speak, and mentor at various school functions.
• Design and schedule communications and promotional pieces for the Student Ministry program and events. Partner with the Communications Director and/or Video Director to create promotional designs in a timely manner.
• Communicate, collaborate and cooperate with ministry leaders from a global campus perspective regarding any events or programming that deserve special attention.
• The Student Ministry Associate may be asked to plan, travel, and lead Student Mission trips.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications – Education & Experience

• Must be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.
• Member of TheMET Church (or willing to transfer membership to TheMET Church).
• Must have a desire to work with students and learn from the Student Ministry Team.
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
• Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

• You are able to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, and show initiative.
• You agree and act in accordance with TheMET Church beliefs.
Serving: You have a heart to serve, you anticipate needs and meet them with humility and compassion.
Communication: You speak and write effectively, using appropriate convention and communication channels based on the situation; you actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding, and you use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.
Discretion: You handle personal or confidential information with integrity and respect for those involved.
Flexibility: You respond positively and adapt to change initiatives. You demonstrate ongoing support for change efforts.
Collaboration and Partnership: You encourage and embrace dialogue from team members, while anticipating and resolving conflicting differences by exploring mutually agreeable solutions. You share key information with others involved in a project or effort. You follow the
biblical model for resolving conflict in accordance with Matthew 18.
Managing Work: You are methodical and efficient in structuring and completing tasks. You are able to work with minimal supervision, self motivated, and show initiative.
Quality: You set high standards for your work and ensure quality and accuracy in every aspect of work performed.
Coachable: You are able to receive constructive feedback and coaching from leaders and peers without being defensive. You promptly modify behavior to meet expectations.
Maturity: You are able to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand. You are able to put the needs of the ministry above your personal needs.
Accountability: You take personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations. You take responsibility and ownership for your own personal spiritual development.
Responsibility: You are able to independently make and meet commitments made to yourself and others, keeping the promises you make, and acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results.

Physical Demands

Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of an administrative/office nature.

Work Environment

Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. Typical schedule is a 40-hour work week including, but not limited Sunday through Thursday, 8am-4:30pm and as needed by Student Pastor and events.

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