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Youth and Outreach Coordinator

Youth and outreach coordinator

Job Summary

     The Youth and Outreach Coordinator (YOC) will provide programming and education to youth in First Presbyterian Church (FPC) and Logan County, working alongside other community organizations that resource the needs of young people.

Within FPC, the YOC will lead and cultivate a creative community of young people and provide enthusiastic leadership to recruit, support, and maintain youth participation. The YOC will collaborate with the Pastor and ministry teams and provide leadership to recruit, train, and support volunteers. 

     Within the community (Lincoln and Logan County), the YOC will partner with community resources to identify the needs of youth in our community and create programming opportunities for youth.


Build relationships with FPC youth:

  • Develop a relationship with FPC youth to encourage a deeper relationship with their faith and spirituality. This includes group interactions, connection on social media, one-on-one and informal get-togethers, and attending youth activities outside of the church.
  • Encourage and equip our youth to be leaders at FPC and in the community.
  • Communicate effectively with our youth, their parents, and youth group members through various methods - such as phone, email, bulletins, website, social media, etc.
  • Maintain a relationship with First Presbyterian Church families.

Programming within FPC:

  • Lead youth spiritual formation efforts through the creation and support of faith-based practices
  • Organize and lead a national/international educational trip and a yearly spiritual retreat for FPC youth. Encourage and shepherd youth to participate in appropriate acts of service.
  • Shepherd FPC youth to be active in other youth activities and projects in the community
  • Recruit, coordinate, equip, and support adult volunteers to sponsor/assist youth activities

Youth outreach in the community:

  • Work with schools, community groups, and youth-based organizations to identify and develop partnerships for youth engagement.
  • Working with other community youth leaders to create materials and resources for young people. Lead programs/events/service projects for the Lincoln / Logan County Area young people.
  • Increase community awareness of our programs in youth populations and throughout the Logan County area. Communicate and market programs to prospective participants and parents through various forms of communication (calls, emails, in-person, school visits). Direct outreach and recruitment to schools, organizations, libraries, etc., to increase attendance at public workshops
  • Recruit and train volunteers to work alongside youth.


  • Expectation is that the YOC will direct 50% of their time specifically toward FPC youth relationships/ministries and 50% toward outreach/community efforts.
  • Create an FPC youth outreach ministry team and meet with the team at least quarterly to plan upcoming events.
  • Attend FPC staff meetings and one-on-ones with the Pastor to coordinate youth ministry with the entire church calendar.
  • Work within designated church budget and grant resources. Help to plan and implement youth fundraisers when necessary.
  • Attend quarterly session meetings and give a youth outreach report.
  • Other duties as assigned by Pastor


  • Self-directed individual who embraces the opportunity to build strong relationships with students and community partners. Understanding of and commitment to youth development and spiritual formation
  • A self-starter with experience working with youth, serving on a church staff, and organizing and leading youth ministries
  • Strong interpersonal skills with youth and adults; exceptional listener and communicator
  • A team player who is supportive of all ministries of the church
  • College graduate or equivalent work experience
  • Strong experience in social media. Proficiency with MS Office, Google apps, and social media.
  • Experience with MailChimp and SurveyMonkey a plus.

Hours / Work Environment

  • Part time / report to the Pastor
  • 15 hours a week
  • Beginning salary of $14,000 a year

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administrative Assistant

Job Description Administrative Assistant

Reports to: Pastor of First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church (1PC) Administrative Assistant (AA) fills several roles in the daily operations of the Church in Lincoln, Illinois. These can be categorized as Receptionist, Secretary, and Bookkeeper.

This position is for 20-25 hours per week, but additional hours may be required occasionally or during special church activities. Work hours will be developed in cooperation with the pastor, but generally Monday- Friday.


Receptionist: The 1PC AA plays a key role in making the people who use our facility feel at home and welcome. The ideal candidate should also be able to build/maintain positive relationships with co-workers, members of the congregation, members of the community, and church staff (both volunteers and paid employees). They should be welcoming and inviting as the “face” of the church when interacting with a wide variety of the public. 

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Answering the phone,
  • Checking voicemail, delivering messages, returning phone calls, 
  • Forwarding and answering emails,
  • Keeping office hours open to the public,
  • Sorting incoming mail and package deliveries, as well as taking mail to the post office and dropping off packages for shipment

Secretary: The 1PC AA should be proficient with, or have the willingness to quickly learn to use, Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint), ParishSoft Family Suite, Facebook and Twitter, Cloversites website content management system, and other new technologies as they are added. 

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide clerical support to Pastor and staff, including preparing/distributing communications for various church committees
  • Coordinate scheduling of facility use
  • Preparing mailings to church participants,
  • Assisting member work groups with their special projects, and ordering office and maintenance supplies
  • Organizing files
  • Maintaining an accurate member database.
  • Publish the weekly worship bulletins (3-4 versions). Update and edit the website as needed.
  • Prepare materials/packets for monthly session meetings.
  • Assemble monthly church calendar and newsletter and distribute via USPS and email.
  •  Compile and print annual reports for church members.
  • Compile and copy Session reports for the Archives.
  • Compile two copies each of bulletins and newsletters and order bindery work for archives
  • Attend church functions/celebrations at the request of the Pastor
  • Troubleshoot internet interruptions as needed.
  • Perform basic maintenance on the printer/copier as needed by following troubleshooting instructions. 
  • Arrange for volunteers to “cover” the office during absences.

Bookkeeper: The 1PC AA should be proficient with or be willing to learn to use ParishSoft Family Suite and Accounting software, the CloverGive online gift management system, and other new technologies as they are added. 

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Record weekly offerings and make bank deposits from Sunday services and other special offerings and income. 
  • Pay invoices and mission commitments.
  • Process employee paychecks and direct deposits.
  • Submit monthly employee withholding payments to state and federal collecting agencies and file related quarterly reporting forms.
  • Assist the Treasurer in reconciling monthly bank statements.
  • Prepare and file annual W2s, 1099s, and other necessary tax forms.
  • Track special project income and expenses for reporting as requested.

Key Attributes

  • High school diploma, preferably business school training
  • The ideal candidate for this position should be detail-oriented and organized.
  • They should be able to adapt to changes, receive constructive feedback, and make necessary improvements.
  • They should be proficient and willing to quickly learn new software and online technologies as they are added.
  • The ideal candidate should also be able to build/maintain positive relationships with co-workers, members of the congregation, members of the community, and church staff (both volunteers and paid employees).
  • They must be able to maintain confidentiality when interacting with people regarding the church.

Part-Time Position

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 20-25 hours per week (requires flexibility) Employment Classification: Non-Exempt

Pay Scale: Hourly

Requires use of personal smartphone for sending and receiving text messages.

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