Join us as a staff candidate with MILITARY COMMUNITY YOUTH MINISTRIES Reaching Out to Every Military Teen
Who are our staff?
MCYM staff serve on military installations around the world, celebrating life with military teens. Our staff are healthy and competent adults who are deeply committed to their own faith; they understand the rigors of this world and the impact the war has on military kids. Our staff are "subject matter experts providing effective military youth ministry."
MCYM has been around since 1980, and our longevity and success in ministry has resulted from recruiting the highest-quality individuals possible and building into their lives. We seek men and women who understand and are not afraid of responding to the call of God. Our staff are located at or near military installations around the world and provide relational ministry to military youth and their families. Let Every Military Brat Believe!
As an organization we are deeply committed to relational ministry, using the programming models of Young Life and Youth for Christ. Our staff are employees of one of these two youth-serving organizations. These parent organizations provide administration, training and credentialing for our field staff. New staff must be employed by one of these organizations based upon previous experience and the needs of MCYM.
What about Salary and Benefits?
Each new staff person joins the staff of Young Life and Youth for Christ in order to serve with MCYM; they are "detailed" to MCYM. These organizations are faith-based, which means that the organization provides salary and benefits and assists the staff member in raising necessary financial support. Each staff member is responsible to raise monies for his or her own support. The military installation's contribution, to include contract payments and any funds from a community support group, represents only a portion of the youth leader's funding base. Other sources of income for a staff person's support will include private donors. The total of this compensation "package" will vary according to the staff person's experience and needs. There will also be one-time expenses associated with moving and setting up ministry (i.e., moving expenses, a computer, etc.).
Each of our supporting organizations (YL and YFC) has a very competitive benefits package, comparable to other professional businesses, and includes both health-care and retirement plans. Age, experience and additional credentials will also be considered when calculating the total package.
MCYM is also a collaborative member of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. We are also starting a new partnership with Life Teen
Job Descriptions and Requirements:
MCYM is seeking self-starters with a SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE to minister to American teens whose parents serve in the U.S. military. MCYM is a unique ministry that reaches teens who might not otherwise be introduced to the Life Giver. Our ministry is chapel-based and community-focused, with an ecumenical sensitivity to the many faith groups represented on military bases. Being part of MCYM is an amazing opportunity to live in another culture and DO WHAT YOU LOVE — YOUTH MINISTRY! MCYM wants to walk beside you as you step out in faith to celebrate life with military teens, introducing them to the Life Giver, and helping them become more like Him.
So your path is not walked blindly, the following is a list of position descriptions within the MCYM team.
A College Degree is required for the Community Director position. In this position, you will administer and lead the overall community youth ministry program, which is relationally focused and outreach oriented. As the Community Director you will be responsible for the overall community outreach to "un-churched" teens and for "inreach" to Christian teens, leading and equipping volunteers to do hands-on middle and high-school Christian youth programs as a part of the Command Religious Program (CRP). Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and at least three to five years of experience in youth ministry. Negotiable salary and an excellent benefits package are offered. A three-year commitment and some fund-raising are required. Young Life and Youth for Christ are MCYM's two major partners in this ministry opportunity. Previous experience with the military culture is helpful, but not necessary as we train all staff.
Take the MCYM challenge! Step out and minister to American teens overseas. You will work side-by-side with a Community Director, receiving direction and training while you minister through camps, clubs, Bible studies, service projects and unstructured "hanging out" time. As the Associate staff person (3 year commitment), you are an important role model for teens, setting a personal example of living for Jesus Christ. We prefer that applicants for this position have a Bachelor's degree. Some fundraising is required.
If you have finished two years of college and wanting to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of youth ministry, this could be the position for you. You will serve under a staff member and receive direction and training while you minister through camps, clubs, Bible studies, service projects and unstructured "hanging out" time. You are an important role model for teens, setting a personal example of living for Jesus Christ. A desire to love and serve youth is an absolute prerequisite for this position, as this is an intense ministry. There are opportunities in Europe, Asia and the US based on your desire and our availability. College credits can be coordinated prior to embarking into the field. Summer interns raise all of their own support. "Applications for 2011 internships must be in by March 15th!"
Interested in Serving with MCYM?
US Citizenship is Required to Apply
Do you have Questions?
Please forward by email to the Staff Development Team
any questions we can answer for you.
Current and potential ministry locations:
Beale AFB, CA
Camp Humphrys, Korea
Daegu, S. Korea
Dover AFB, DE
Fort Benning, GA
Fort Bragg/Pope AFB, NC
Fort Campbell, KY
Fort Carson, CO
Fort Hood, TX
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Fort Jackson, SC
Fort Leavenworth, KS
Fort Lewis/McChord AFB, WA
Ft. Richardson/ Elmendorf AFB, AK
Fort Riley, KS
Fort Rucker, AL
Ft. Stewart, GA
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Livorno/Camp Darby, Italy
Menwith Hill, England
McGuire AFB, NJ
Osan AFB, Korea
Presidio of Monterey, CA
Redstone Arsenal, AL
Scott AFB, IL
SHAPE – Benelux, Belgium
Shaw AFB, SC
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
West Point, NY
Yongsan, S. Korea
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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