Church Youth Coordinator
The Church of the Holy Trinity is a progressive, social justice oriented Anglican Church located right next to the Eaton Centre. The parish is looking for a Youth Coordinator to work with its small but energetic group of young people.
Create an activity-based curriculum for engaging the existing youth, and developing it into a youth-centred program that will attract other “tweens” and teens to join in.
Facilitate meetings during the church service time, and after church (1-2 hours) during some Sundays. On the Sundays of “intergenerational services” preparing (as full as possible) participation of the youth; building towards longer once a month youth programming, possibly on Saturday afternoons.
Consult with parents and members of the Worship Committee to develop the program, focusing on the ideas of the youth themselves
Focus on engaging and meeting the youth “where they’re at” while supporting them to make connections to faith and spirituality, as they understand it, as well as to the life of the church community. This would entail being less focused on content, and more on engagement and facilitation.
Meet regularly with parents and interested parishioners, and be open to spontaneous consultations with parents. Supervision provided by parish priest.
Be accountable for the youth program’s budget and materials
Capacity to reflect theologically, yet relating to youth who don’t necessarily speak or think theologically
Faith based commitment to social justice
Experience working with youth
The Youth Coordinator is a part time (4 hours/week) position from January 1-June 30, 2017 with the possibility of renewal the following school year, September 2017—June 30, 2018. Compensation is $20.00/hour.
Anglican Diocese of Toronto policy and Provincial law requires a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Records check before we can confirm an appointment to this position.
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to: ht@holytrinitytoronto by November 30, 2016 or addressed to the Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave; 10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON M5G 1B1.