With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 400 staff members in several national entities: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan, Presbyterian Mission Agency, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and Presbyterian Women.
Position Purpose: In light of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s call to be a Matthew 25 church, this position develops networks and strategies to present and promote the public face of the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program, with particular attention to growing the reach of the program and recruiting under-served groups of young adults. It cultivates relationships with YAV alums and other partners in fulfillment of program objectives in support of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s (PMA) missional goals of developing vital congregations, eradicating poverty, and dismantling structural racism and white supremacy.
1. In collaboration with the coordinator and YAV team, implement and execute a church wide comprehensive recruitment and promotion strategy.
2. Implement a ‘recruiter of recruiters’ model, identifying, training, equipping and evaluating a team of enthusiastic supporters of the YAV program to do the majority of the in-person, direct program recruitment of young adult participants.
3. Expand the reach of the YAV program, including increasing the outreach and accessibility of the program to persons from marginalized communities.
4. Recruit and retain YAV alums into active engagement with the YAV program, especially as it relates to recruitment. Work with the YAVA Leadership Council and other invested YAV alums to continue to grow and expand the reach of the YAV program. Engage YAV alums in mission advocacy work across the church.
5. Work to systematize the YAV alum relationships to better connect and activate the YAV alum pool in the promotion and expansion of the YAV program, and in increasing YAV alum participation in funds development efforts.
6. Assist the coordinator to identify and cultivate relationships with individuals and congregations who are "friends/supporters" of the YAV program, with the goals of increased recruitment and funds development.
7. In cooperation with YAV staff, Communications, Mission Engagement & Support and other related partners, help implement a communication/promotion strategy, which includes online resources, print materials, advertising, and other promotional materials.
8. Perform other duties as assigned/required.
Essential Position Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree required, Master’s preferred
- Experience in related field (young adult ministries, alum relations and/or funds development) desired.
- Experience with young adults is strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with the Young Adult Volunteer program preferred.
- Familiarity with work in a national level church related agency preferred.
- Strong relational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to speak to large groups, young adults and youth, and other church leaders
- Strategic sense of how to communicate best with a large, diffuse church
- Ability to prioritize actions to meet goals
- Self-starter who works well on their own and in collaboration with a team
- Effective networking, strong communication and public speaking skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of cultural proficiency
- Ability to work cooperatively as part of the YAV team and other cross-area teams
- Significant knowledge of and experience with the Young Adult Volunteer program preferred
- Requires the ability to do significant travel
- Requires the ability to see, hear, speak, type, write, and move from one location within the building to another while performing tasks
- This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday. Also requires the ability to work evenings and weekends when needed
- Fluency in English and one or more additional languages very helpful
We believe a balanced life, with time for work, leisure, and spiritual nurture, makes us healthier and more productive colleagues at the Presbyterian Center.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers a competitive benefits package including:
Medical, Dental, Pension Plan, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending accounts, 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Vacation Days, Sick Days, Paid Holidays
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply.
Individuals living with disability encouraged to apply.
This job reports to the Coordinator, Young Adult Volunteer Program
This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.
Number of Openings for this position: 1