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Minister of Youth & Young Adult Engagement, Close date: February 2, 2018 

Ministry Team Faith Formation  
Reports To Team Leader  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 8  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  


The Minister of Youth and Young Adult Engagement serves as a liaison for conference/local church staff who are engaged in youth and young adult ministry. To cultivate wider church opportunities for youth and young adult engagement incorporating the mission, vision, and purpose of The United Church of Christ for the purpose of theological and spiritual formation.


The Minister will be based in the Cleveland office.


  • Curate an on-line forum of faith formation resources for local church youth and adult ministry including but not limited to books, curriculum, Confirmation resources, websites, blogs, conferences, organizations, webinars, on line learning, and videos.
  • Serve as national liaison for youth and young adult initiatives throughout the breadth of the denomination.
  • Develop leadership, education, and opportunities for youth and young adults in the wider church. Serve as a resource for the promotion and amplification of youth and young adult voices throughout the wider church and on public platforms.
  • Curate the stories of innovative youth and adult ministry practices through Inspiring Model of Ministry events and other means.
  • Work with the Faith Formation Team of the national setting of the United Church of Christ in all team projects and goals.
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform successfully in this position.

  • Graduate degree in theology.
  • Ordained or Approved Pending Call in the United Church of Christ.
  • Experience in local church youth and/or young adult faith formation
  • Self-starter
  • Good understanding of social media and web technology.
  • Demonstrated excellent people skills.
  • Desire and sensitivity to working in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to diversity in the workplace as well as in one’s understanding of mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently and confidentially.
  • Ability to take direction and follow through on commitments
  • Organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to travel within the United States and globally, if necessary.

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and is subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder’s responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the UCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the UCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid health, dental, life, and pension benefits  
Application Deadline February 2, 2018  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

Our faith is 2000 years. Our thinking is not.

We believe in God's Continuing Testament.
We believe in Extravagant Welcome
We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives


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