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Director of Youth Christian Education Sought for Ithaca, NY Church


Wonderful opportunity to provide creative leadership to nurture and revitalize our current children’s Christian education program. 




Bachelor’s degree in education, religion, or related field.  Previous experience in leading a Christian education program desired.  Experience with Godly Play curriculum a plus. Computer skills including social media knowledge important.


Has a strong affinity for young people. Leads through example that is inspiring for the youth. Finds joy in and excels at leading and communicating to a wide age span of a diverse population.  Must be able to understand today’s youth and families. Has good command of organizational skills both verbal and written.  Finds it exciting to creatively nurture and revitalize current youth programs while working closely with pastor, staff, parents and church committee leaders.


Full time position; Sundays being a required day; Sunday children’s sermon; occasional youth mission trips; Christian Education (Sunday School). 


Use of downtown house with yard as part of compensation package is a possibility.  Please send resumé and cover letter to Bruce Lane, Chair – Personnel Committee, First Presbyterian Church   EMAIL:  Or by US Mail at 315 North Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY 14850.


Our Church:


The First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, established 1804, is a vibrant congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in the Presbytery of Geneva.  Located in the college town of Ithaca, NY, our worship life celebrates our diversity and emphasizes lifelong learning and excellent music.  Early members of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians working toward full inclusivity for the rainbow community in ordination and marriage and certified as an Earth Care Congregation, the church invests itself in the promotion of God's justice, both social and environmental, that the love of Jesus Christ may be evident and God's glory proclaimed in our lives. 

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