Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
Job Type
Children's Ministry, College & Young Adults
Ocean Grove, NJ
Salary Details
$25,000 plus housing
Contract Type
Hours per Week
40 ( June 1 - August 21)
Closing Date
The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering an effective and comprehensive ministry for the Children and Youth programs for the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is faith-based and requires agreement with the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association’s Statement of Faith and understanding that the applicant is expected to plan and conduct activities which advance others in the faith which the Statement of Faith exemplifies. As a committed follower of Christ, the ideal candidate should possess the background, core skills, and experiences needed to create and sustain dynamic, externally focused, and transformative programmatic and worship opportunities for youth. He or she will be responsible for the planning and management of the programs and staff for Riptide/Thornley (ages 3 ½ to 11), Children’s Church and Nursery: Sunday, The Current (Youth Worship Jr and Sr High), Breakfast Club (ages 12 to 17), Freestyle (Jr. and Sr. High), Youth Dramatics (New Beginnings, Children’s, and Teen Shows). The candidate will remain heavily engaged with the youth ministry team for the purpose of team building and to measure/assess program effectiveness and growth in both attendance and spiritual maturity.  Additionally, the candidate will recruit and train interns during the off season for summer programming; and serve as role model/mentor by creating a professional environment that promotes learning, growth, and firsthand opportunity to discern a call for ministry. 

Work Schedule:

  • Onsite - 40 hours per week in season including nights and weekends from late spring ( end of May ) to late summer (mid August) . (late spring to late summer),
  • Remote - 10 to 15 hours per month of remote work during the fall and winter seasons to recruit, identify and hire interns for the summer, work in collaboration with the program director, and prepare and review all intern training, employment, and onboarding documents (remote).

Compensation and Housing:

  • Housing in our newly renovated 2 bedroom, full kitchen and bath apartment is provided from the end of May through mid August.
  • Compensation up to $25,000.

The candidate must hold a valid driver’s license and own a vehicle with insurance and have a safe driving record. Employment at OCGMA requires a background check, fingerprinting, and completion of the abuse training program, as well as completion of application forms. 

Organization Description

Profile of Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association

With roots in the Methodist tradition, Ocean Grove is the longest-active camp meeting site in the United States, and since its founding in 1869 as an outgrowth of the nation-wide camp meeting movement, it has developed into a diversified and dynamic year-round community. Ocean Grove’s rich history of Christian witness spans a century- and-a-half, yet the organization’s core mission remains: to be the seaside community where all generations can know and grow in Jesus.

Ocean Grove accomplishes this mission by providing opportunities for spiritual birth, growth, and renewal through worship, education, cultural, and recreational activities, all in a beautiful, seaside setting. Special memories are made as old friendships are renewed, new friendships are created, and friends and family share a season of fellowship and spiritual growth. When summer inevitably ends, believers return home refreshed and renewed in the power of the Holy Spirit, having learned important faith lessons to carry them through the rest of the year and beyond.

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
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