Director for Children’s and Youth Ministry at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
New York City, NY 10021

Position: Director of Children's and Youth Ministry

Location: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City

About Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church:

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church strives to help people grow in their faith in Jesus Christ. We are a vibrant, inclusive community of faith located in the heart of New York City, and are committed to serving God through worship, education, and community outreach. Our congregation is dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth and fostering a deep sense of community among our members of all ages.

The mission of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church is to bring people into the transforming presence of Jesus Christ through worship, teaching the Word, Christian nurture, and ministry in and to the world. As Christ's ministers, our members are striving to build a community of God's love, justice and mercy, trusting God to lead us into faithfulness.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry to join our team. The ideal candidate will feel called to share their Christian faith through their passion for Christian education and have a deep desire to inspire and engage our youngest members in faith-based activities. This position will play a crucial role in developing and implementing innovative programs that nurture the spiritual, social, and emotional growth of children and youth within our church community.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop, coordinate, and lead vibrant and engaging Christian education programs for children and youth, including Sunday school, youth groups, Bible studies, and special events.
• Collaborate with the pastoral team, church staff, and volunteers to integrate children’s and youth ministries into the broader life of the church.
• Plan and execute retreats, mission trips, and community service projects designed to enrich the spiritual lives of young participants and foster a sense of community engagement and responsibility.
• Recruit, train, and support volunteers to assist with children’s and youth programs, and oversee both volunteers and staff, and ensure that all safety and protection policies are regularly reviewed and always implemented and adhered to throughout the program.
• Communicate effectively with parents and church members to keep them informed and engaged in children’s and youth ministry activities using various communication tools (i.e. email, e-blasts, text, and calls).
• Manage the budget for children’s and youth ministries, ensuring resources are used efficiently to support program goals.
• Stay informed on best practices in children’s and youth ministry and incorporate innovative approaches to ministry within the church setting.

• A deep commitment to the Christian faith and a strong desire to nurture faith in children and youth.
• Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree in Theology, Christian Education, or a related field.
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in children’s and youth ministry or a related field.
• Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills.
• A creative and innovative approach to ministry that resonates with children and youth.
• Experience working with children and youth in a church setting.
• Ability to work collaboratively with church staff, volunteers, and the congregation.

Reporting Relationships:
• This position will report directly to the Senior Pastor. Additionally, the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministry will work collaboratively with all church staff for the effective coordination or programs, including our Associate Director of Music for children’s and youth choral opportunities, as well as the Children’s and Youth Ministry Committee, Session, and other committees of Session.

• Compensation: Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience with an anticipated range of $50,000 - $70,000 (with possibility of a church provided apartment).
• Job Opening Date: The position is currently open.
• Contact Information: Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected]


Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
921 Madison Avenue
New York City, New York 10021


Amanda Baxter
[email protected]


New York City, NY 10021
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
50,000 to 70,000 per year, with possibility of an on-site apartment.
Ordained position
Exempt status
Working with Adolescents
Working with Children
Church Ministry