Mission Presbytery Youth and Young Adult Program Director
Youth and Young Adult Program Director, January 2018
Purpose: To demonstrate deep faith as a disciple of Jesus Christ, love for the Gospel and the Church and to
communicate the purpose of Mission Presbytery. The Youth and Young Adult Program Director provides
leadership, direction and administration for all Mission Presbytery youth, young adult and campus ministries,
fostering trust, building relationships and joining with the youth and young adults of Presbytery in the creative
and new work of the Spirit. The Youth and Young Adult Program Director supports and advances youth and
young adults of Mission Presbytery by working with them in programs and events including but not limited to the
Triennium, Main Event, Midwinters Youth Conferences, and Youth at Presbytery coordinating with John Knox
Ranch and MoRanch for specific events.
Status: This position is a salaried, full-time, exempt position, reporting to the General Presbyter of Mission
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
1. Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries Management –
a. Leadership – Working with the Youth Connections Committee(YCC), leads the Presbytery’s Youth and
Young Adult Programs. Facilitates the development and implementation of creative plans throughout
the Presbytery for church youth and young adults redevelopment including transitions in structure,
programming and/or staffing. Works to facilitate connections between congregation’s youth and
young adults with YCC so they may share support, encouragement and ideas and grow in relationship
with each other and the church.
b. Relationships – Facilitates kinship between all who are called to service with the youth and young
adults by initiating relationships and by embodying an approachable, genuine and trustworthy
c. Communications – Practices and encourages transparent communication with youth and young
adults. Facilitates, advocates, supports, and interprets the work of Mission Presbytery and the
PC(USA) to youth and young adults through personal engagement with them. Facilitates and nurtures
collegial and collaborative relationships with the Mission Presbytery Office Staff as they provide
d. Conflict Management – Addresses challenges and conflicts between when necessary by displaying a
deliberate and respectful non-anxious presence to the parties in conflict. Maintains open dialogue
with those in discord, preserves unity, facilitates consensus and nurtures trust. Encourages and
equips youth and young adult leadership to respond to the gifts and challenges of ministry including
those in multicultural settings.
2. Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries Administration –
a. Program Development – Works with the all youth and young adult volunteers to develop new and
creative programs and events to further the work of Jesus Christ, bringing young people together in
worship, praise and evangelism wherever they are located, in churches, camps and campuses.
b. Event and Meeting Planning – Coordinates with all youth and young adult volunteers, YCC and
Presbytery and facilities management to organize all monthly, quarterly, annual, and triennial events
and preparation meetings in order to ensure well planned meetings and events.
c. Event Registration – Works with MP Staff, youth and young adult volunteers to ensure all
registration administration is accomplished timely and in order so that all event attendees have a
smooth and uplifting experience.
d. Event Logistics – Works with all youth and young adult volunteers to ensure all logistical
requirements are accomplished for each event, such as location set-up with media equipment,
transportation requirements, event schedule, keynotes speaker recruitment and attendance logistics,
travel coordination and food arrangements as necessary.
e. Event Marketing – Organizes and acquires local promotions for events such as media
communications, posters and pamphlets, sources and purchases appropriate marketing items such as
buttons or pins, tee-shirts, drinking cups, etc.
Mission Presbytery Youth and Young Adult Program Director
Youth and Young Adult Program Director, January 2018
f. Budget Management – Manages the use of budgeted funds ensuring fiduciary responsibilities are
recognized and followed. Works closely with the MP Accountant/Bookkeeper to manage the budget
and resources of the Presbytery. Works closely with MP Office Staff to ensure scholarship
applications and awards are administered and announced promptly according to Mission Presbytery
Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential function. The requirements listed below are representative of the type of knowledge,
skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Requires a servant attitude for the cause of Christ; desire to work for the advancement of the shelter,
nurture, spiritual fellowship, study and worship of the covenant community of the disciples of Christ.
Requires ordination as a Ruling Elder with a bachelor’s degree education or a related field with three to
five years related experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification as a Christian Educator preferred.
Bilingual communications ability in Spanish preferred, both verbal and written.
Demonstrates knowledge of PC(USA) constitution, theology, history and polity.
Demonstrates knowledge of parliamentary procedure, particularly Robert’s Rules of Order.
Demonstrates ability to lead and encourage young people as well as the ability to work collegially and
pastorally with Teaching Elders, Christian Educators, Ruling Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders and
members of congregations.
Demonstrates ability to communicate in a gracious manner, protecting confidentialities and building
relationships especially with young people.
Demonstrates ability to creatively solve problems.
Demonstrates ability to work with a computer using software such as Microsoft Office, Google products
Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects, completing on time and within budget.
Demonstrates ability to travel overnight on a more than occasional basis, up to 40% of the time.
Demonstrates ability to pass all Presbytery background screening requirements.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individual with disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to find, handle,
or feel and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and reach with hands and arms;
occasionally required to stand, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must
regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision
and color vision.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
Additionally, there is a travel requirement that may require overnight stays. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate, as in a typical office environment but may be loud during certain events.
Department: Sales and Programs
Supervisor: Vice President of Sales and Programs
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Mo-Ranch Mission Statement:
The Mission of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is to foster growth in God through Jesus Christ by sharing its unique living, learning, Christian environment.
Summer Camp Mission Statement:
Mo-Ranch Summer Camps are a unique ministry of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly committed to providing campers the opportunity to grow in their faith by: experiencing the love of God through relationships grounded in
the Christian faith; living in community; and playing and learning in our beautiful outdoor setting. The 5Cs of camp are taught and demonstrated: Christian living, creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.
Objective of Job:
Will collaborate with the Mo-Ranch staff to develop, design, promote and administer Mo-Ranch Summer Camps, both residential and day camp. He/she must demonstrate theological understanding of the mission of the
Presbyterian Church as it relates to Christian nurture in the camp setting. The director will develop a safe, accepting and caring environment that provides an atmosphere where campers will grow in God through Jesus Christ.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Develop, plan and promote a fun, well-organized summer camp program incorporating the 5Cs of Camp:
Christian Living, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking.
2. Along with the Chief Financial Officer develop a budget and operate within it.
3. Work collaboratively with finance, marketing, sales and chaplain
4. Recruit camp staff and volunteer leadership.
5. Conduct staff training.
6. Manage summer staff.
7. Promote camps by developing relationships and maintaining contacts with parents and campers.
8. Maintain camper retention at 60% or higher. and develop strong closing ceremony.
9. Promote and sell summer camp engaging multiple sales channels.
10. Ensure that supplies and equipment are ordered in a timely manner
11. Maintain and review records and evaluations of all programs, operations, staff and facilities related to Mo-
Ranch Summer Camps and stay in compliance with all federal, state and professional camping
requirements and standards.
12. Insure that risk management plan and emergency procedures are maintained.
13. Insure compliance with established safety standards.
14. Lead an annual analysis of camp and using the data plan for improvements in all aspects of the program
15. Live on site and be on call during summer camp session.
Supportive Job Functions:
1. Lead activities in areas of expertise or knowledge as needed.
2. Provide staffing assistance to Environmental Leadership Program and Challenge Ropes Course.
3. Assist with Mo-Ranch programs such as Thanksgiving, Easter, Spring Break, Grand Vamp, etc.
4. Ability to drive a Mo-Ranch vehicle on public roads as well as ranch property.
5. Represent Mo-Ranch to its constituents.
6. Travel estimated at 25% of schedule.
Education, Experience, and Skills Required:
1. Hold a BA or BS degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
2. At least three years of residential camp experience as a program director or as an executive director.
3. Active membership and proven leadership in the Presbyterian Church (USA) preferred, Presbyterian
elders will receive preference.
4. Experienced in building relationship with parents, campers and churches.
5. Director certification by the American Camping Association preferred.
6. Be in excellent physical condition in order to meet the demands and challenges of a vigorous outdoor
program; including ropes course, swimming, hiking, canoeing, etc.
7. Must possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license.
Must be able to hold a Lifeguard certification and a Ropes Challenge course certification. Must be able to walk,
run, and preform repetitive motions, good visual acuity. Must be able to squat, bend, kneel, climb and reach.
Ability to push, pull, and carry a minimum of thirty (30) pounds
1. Must be adaptable and work in collaboration with Mo-Ranch staff.
2. Have strong skill set in building relationships, adaptable and flexible.
3. Excellent communication skills.
4. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements, efforts, or
working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the
current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to assign other different tasks.
Devan B. Burns
Human Resources Coordinator
Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly
2229 FM 1340, Hunt, TX 78024
The position of Operations Director is Part-Time (30 hours a week) and Exempt.
The Operations Director is responsible for assisting and resourcing the ministry, under the supervision of the Executive Director, of Solar Under the Sun as it strives to live into its mission: “Believing that Jesus Christ is the light of the world, Solar Under the Sun works to alleviate energy poverty in partnership with volunteers by equipping and resourcing them for mission and advocating for those in need.”
The Operations Director is accountable to the Executive Director and ultimately the Board of Directors.
1. Maintain the financial records of the ministry in cooperation with Texas Presbyterian Foundation and Synod of the Sun, accounting for all receipts and disbursements and provide regular reports to the Board of Directors.
2. Maintain and update the SUS donor, OP (Operating Partner), and completed trip databases.
3. Maintain a list of the ministry’s projects, assist the Executive Director in maintaining relationships with Initiating Partners (IP), and assist IPs in completing relationship reports.
4. Manage the SUS website and social media pages, consulting as needed with the web host and aiding others who need help in posting to the website or social media pages.
5. Edit and disperse the quarterly SUS newsletter SUS Spots. Send acknowledgments of donations and gifts promptly, in collaboration with the Executive Director.
6. Resource the Advocating Team’s, a committee of the Board of Directors, efforts to promote and contribute scholarship to the issue of Energy Poverty.
7. Assist in the creation of new print materials and oversee their production in collaboration with the Executive Director. Order and maintain needed supplies of promotional material.
8. Manage logistics for the meetings of the Board of Directors (twice yearly in person, twice yearly by conference call) by setting dates and sites, assessing costs, and making arrangements.
9. Manage logistics for Solar School (1-2 yearly, mostly at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock, Arkansas) by (a) serving as the primary point of contact for solar school inquiries, (b) updating the website, student lists, billing, special needs, and transportation for solar school, and (c) ordering materials as needed to support each solar school.
10. Provide support and coordinate logistics for the SUS IP program. These duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining a list of project leaders and establishing a leader for each trip, working with in-country partners to determine travel dates and coordinate support for SUS IP teams, contacting past solar school graduates about SUS IP program, assisting project leader in building teams, managing funds that are received for SUS IP program, and other duties as prescribed by the board of directors.
The Operations Director works closely with the Executive Director to manage the work of SUS efficiently and productively. The Operations Director also works collegially with Synod of the Sun staff, employees of the Texas Presbyterian Foundation, and other entities as needed.
1. Excellent work ethic and ability to work independently, remotely, and collegially with Staff, Volunteers, and Board of Directors.
2. Proficiency in Quick Books, Zoom, Dropbox, Microsoft and/or Apple operating systems, Adobe Suite, and/or similar programs and ability to adapt to emerging software as needed.
3. Organizational, communication, and creative skills.
4. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
5. Current Texas (or state of residence) driver’s license and ability to complete errands as needed.
6. Working knowledge of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its missional engagement in the world is preferred.
The Director of Operations’ performance will be evaluated annually by the Executive Director and reported to the Resourcing Team of the Board of Directors.
The Director of Operations serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors under Texas law. The term is indefinite. The Synod’s Personnel Policy guides terminations and resignations.
Contact: Valerie Young email@example.com
Posted on Sept 1:
The only minister positions available are posted on the CLC site! Call the Stated Clerk, Matt Meinke for transitional opportunities that may be on the horizon and do not appear on the CLC system.