Job Opportunities

Youth Ministry Associate

Religious | Presbyterian Church in America

Redeemer Churches & Ministries
150 W 83rd St
New York, NY 10019



Posted: May 20, 2024

Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2024


Title: West Side Youth Ministry Associate

Department: Youth Ministry

Reports to: Youth Ministry Director

Hours: Full-time

Rate: $64,000 - $70,000 / year

Band: 6

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary 

The West Side Youth Ministry Associate is an important member of the Youth Ministry team, who works alongside the West Side Youth Director and West Side Youth Manager to lead a Gospel-centered ministry for youth grades 6-12. The Youth Associate will support the West Side Youth Team by assisting in implementing the vision, mission, and goals of West Side Youth and co-leading the high school ministry under the supervision of the Youth Ministry Director. 

West Side Youth is focused on sharing Christ’s transforming message with all NYC youth in a place where they will be seen, heard, respected, and valued. West Side Youth is a relational community that meets youth where they are at through authentic, discipling relationships. Our goal is to equip and empower students to know God, become disciples of Jesus Christ, and to be released into their God-given talents, gifts, and callings. 

Responsibilities with the Youth Ministry team

  • Assist the Youth Ministry Director in planning outreach to uninvolved and unchurched youth
  • Pray regularly for God’s direction and students’ spiritual growth 
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for activities, events, and mentorship programs
  • Relationally support volunteers through 1:1 meetings, community-building events, and outreach
  • Plan West Side Youth Partners events to build community
  • Determine the needs and expectations of families at RWS
  • Collaborate with the Director to develop opportunities for youth worship, family worship, church-wide message series, and other means of family discipleship within the church community 
  • Coordinate administrative tasks with the Director and provide administrative support including creating, managing, and executing communications with youth, parents, and volunteer onboarding
  • Embrace continuous improvement through program evaluation and feedback methods adjusting programming and other ministry aspects, as needed
  • Adhere to church policies regarding safety and security to create a protective environment for students, staff, and volunteers 
  • Execute and monitor engaging social media presence for West Side Youth.
  • Participate in staff meetings, training sessions, and events relevant to the role and at the direction of Director
  • Regularly worship at a West Side Youth participating congregation on Sunday to foster relationships
  • Communicate efficiently and in a timely manner on internal platforms (Slack, Asana, etc.) 

Responsibilities with high school ministry

  • Must be available to work Friday evenings
  • Lead Friday night youth group sessions for high schoolers: delivery of content, teaching, and worship
  • Create and plan fun, engaging, culturally relevant opportunities for youth to connect and grow together
  • Coordinate and execute logistics required for Friday evening with the Youth Assistant 
  • Assist in the planning of and participate in retreats and mission trip for high school youth
  • Develop individual relationships with high school students, helping students connect with God, each other, and their families as they grow in the Gospel
  • Aid in the development and execution of discipleship, mentoring, and fellowship groups for male youth
  • Maintain an understanding of current trends in children’s, youth, and family ministry 

Salary: $60K-$89K



  • Alignment and passion for Redeemer West Side’s vision to serve New York City 
  • Gospel-oriented heart to serve God, families, and youth in New York City 
  • Commitment to the theology and traditions of the Reformed faith 
  • Undergraduate degree in psychology, theology, religion, biblical studies, youth ministry, education, or related field; or equivalent work experience 
  • Act as a positive Christian role model who possesses a love for God that is evident and contagious 
  • Team player with the ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic organizational environment 
  • Ability to foster and maintain positive relationships and partnerships with community leaders and organizations
  • Ability to work with confidential information and maintain high standards of honesty and integrity 
  • Attentive to and works appropriately with a culturally and socio-economically diverse population
  • Embraces the non-glamorous aspects of Youth Ministry e.g. set-up, clean-up, etc.


  • Excellent communication, service, and interpersonal skills 
  • Proven ability to teach Bible, theology, and Christian discipleship to youth and adults
  • Connects well with youth and able to speak to youth in ways they understand and respect
  • Ongoing interest and awareness of issues that are important to youth
  • Minimum of 2 years experience (volunteer or paid) participating in children’s, youth, or college ministry 
  • Established ability to speak before large and small groups with poise and enthusiasm 
  • Confirmed understanding of adolescent development including youth’s educational, social, and developmental needs 
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively plan, execute, prioritize, and manage multiple responsibilities, programs, and events with strong time management 
  • Experience working with volunteers under supervision 
  • Social media fluency


  • Proficiency with Google Workplace and MSOffice, Asana, Slack, database, and social networking applications
  • Experience in social justice ministry 
  • CPR, AED, First Aid, and/or Safe from Harm certification

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill set; experience and training; licensure, certifications, and ordination; and other organizational needs.

How to Apply

Please apply using this application link:

Primary Contact: Evelyn Burroughs


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