Middle School Associate Director

Students · Latham, New York
Department Students
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOE

Company Summary

Grace Fellowship is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, Christian church in the Capital District that believes in the authority of the Bible. All of the Church’s teaching focuses on integrating the truth of God's Word into our daily lives. Grace Fellowship’s mission is “to glorify God by making more and better disciples.” We believe that God, in His wisdom, has chosen us to be an integral part of helping to fulfill this mission. It’s Grace Fellowship’s goal to see our community continually moving forward in their journey towards being Christ-centered. Grace Fellowship has 3 locations; Latham, Halfmoon, and Saratoga.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Next Generations (NextGen) Director, the Middle School Associate Director (AD) will oversee assigned staff and volunteers to inspire and develop the foundation of faith through ministry, targeted at grade 6-8 students. These Middle School programs will align with the overall NextGen strategy.


Programs must be relevant, exciting, and firmly focused on the development and deepening of meaningful, personal relationships with God. Success requires constant balance between immediate program needs, while supporting meaningful engagement with students outside formal programs in accordance with Grace Fellowship’s life-long strategy for spiritual growth.


The Middle School AD will focus efforts on the growth and development of the student and family as a whole.  This ideal candidate will be able to develop an engaging environment where students eagerly connect with each other and the volunteers and staff as they grow in their understanding and personal discipleship in Christ.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Connect with students in extra-church activities, support growth in service to the church and community and support connections with other volunteers/leaders serving middle school students
  • Customize and prepare materials, including curriculum, for middle school programs and events
  • Share middle-school-specific components of NextGen strategy and vision to volunteers within middle school ministries and, as appropriate, other ministries supporting development of middle schoolers
  • Execute dynamic weekly and periodic programs which engage and excite middle-school-aged students
  • Relevantly communicate to and with middle school students and families the vision of NextGen ministries specifically as pertains to middle school students and ministries
  • Direct and support staff and volunteers in the operation of program events
  • Ensure volunteers are appropriately appreciated and supported
  • Connect with parents and families of middle-school students in support of needs, both physical and spiritual
  • Support development and implementation of student ministry and, as appropriate, NextGen budget/spending plan
  • Recruit, develop/train and support volunteers serving in middle school ministries
  • Coordinate and communicate needs and efforts related to shared physical spaces used by middle school ministries, including facilities and production resources and safety/security measures
  • Support and coordinate transition of students into and out of middle school ministries within the NextGen continuum, including transitioning into and developing students with serving throughout Grace Fellowship
  • Assist in the development and continuous improvement of middle-school-age spiritual development goals
  • Ensure quality and upkeep of student ministry spaces

What You Must Bring to This Role

  • Associates degree from a 2-year college and/or 4 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience - required
  • History of leading groups of at least 5 peers/subordinates in the execution of events and/or programs - required
  • Demonstrated history and knowledge of and passion for student ministries - required
  • Proven passion and vision for the development and growth of middle school students - required
  • Mature understanding of scripture consistent with Grace Fellowship’s theological positions - required
  • Proven ability to think creatively and on the spot - required
  • A history of exceptional attention to detail - required
  • Strong interpersonal skills & the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals - required
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and written - required
  • A vibrant relationship with Jesus - required
  • Strong knowledge of Google Suite & Microsoft Excel - required
  • An active member of Grace Fellowship - desired
  • Experience using Planning Center Online and/or Propresenter - desired

What We Believe

  • The Bible: The Scriptures, comprising 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life
  • God and the Trinity: There is only one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate
  • The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit’s ministry serves to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; and to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service
  • Mankind and Sin: Mankind was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained
  • Salvation by Grace: The blood shed by Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for salvation of all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God
  • The Physical Return of Christ: The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our “blessed hope” and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer
  • The Bodily Resurrection: There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead. The believer will be welcomed to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishmentThe Church: The true Church consists of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head

Compensation, Benefits & Fun Stuff

  • Be a part of integrating the truth of God's Word into our daily lives
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, dental & life insurance plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid personal days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid bereavement

Working Conditions & Physical Efforts

  • Work is performed in an office work and similar environments
  • May be required to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to sit and stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Visual functions being those of near vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with leadership & client businesses
  • Transportation to & from work locations
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk

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  • Location
    Latham, New York
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  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
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