Director of Youth and College Ministries Salary

A Director of Youth and College Ministries earns an average salary of $37,629 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$21,532 - $51,412
MEDIAN: $37,629

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$22,261 - $51,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Director of Youth and College Ministries

The director of youth and college ministries is a very unique position in the religious sector. You are primarily responsible for coordinating all activities of a particular church or a religiously affiliated college. You will be overseeing a number of religious practitioners, which could include priests and school chaplains. This director will also be working with school administration. You will work with toward increasing students’ understanding of their religion, as well as their learning in all aspects. You will also be responsible for these young adults to develop as people and grow into spiritual, moral adults.


Director of Youth and College Ministries Tasks

  • Work to increase enrollment and participation in activities, and devise strategies to attract and retain students.
  • Plan and direct worship services, group studies, activities, and service opportunities for students participating in the program.
  • Manage the student ministry budget, and coordinate with directors to develop and carry out fundraising strategies.
  • Lead and manage youth and college ministry programs under the direction of the head pastor and board of directors.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and provide direction to program assistants and volunteers.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


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76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 30%