JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Children & Youth Ministry


Director of Children & Youth Ministry

Trinity Cathedral Cleveland, Ohio

Reports to: Priest Associate
Type: Exempt
Hours 40+ per week

Position Description: Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland, Ohio seeks a Director of Children & Youth Ministry who will support families and young people by shaping and leading a program that builds a strong and loving community and lays a foundation for a life of faith, learning and service. This person will work to ensure that Trinity is a healthy and inclusive church where all families and children are welcomed, balancing creativity and innovation with faithfulness to the spirit and the practices of The Episcopal Church. They will model a playful and joyful presence to the whole church and will work with the clergy to celebrate and cultivate diversity in all parts of our life together.

The Director of Children & Youth Ministry will support our vision for this ministry as they:

  • Cultivate and lead a community of formation, belonging and belovedness
  • Model and teach the faith, in partnership with the clergy
  • Teach the love of God, through service, companionship, fun, and formation
  • Grow the community while preparing youth for a lifetime of faith formation
  • Integrate core practices of Christian discipleship into community activity
  • Make the Cathedral a “2nd home” to children and youth of the whole diocese
  • Connect Children & Youth to the ministry and programs of the wider church community, especially Diocesan youth ministry and networks

The Director of Children & Youth Ministry will serve and expand our growing community of 30 active children (5th grade and younger) and 16 active youth (6th-12th grade). Specifically, they will:

  • Plan and oversee regular Youth group and Sunday School lessons
  • Plan and oversee Children’s Chapel lessons at the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services
  • Coordinate care for children preschool-aged and younger
  • Plan and lead special events, including a summer project (usually a mission trip)
  • Manage the network of volunteers contributing to all youth and children’s programs, including recruitment and volunteer appreciation
  • Build community among families, and engage families new to Trinity
  • Write content for church-wide communications
  • Manage event calendars and scheduling
  • Maintain regular contact with a support committee

The Director of Children & Youth Ministry must be willing to work on Sundays and occasional Saturdays throughout the program year (August-May) Previous experience working with children’s and/or youth in an inclusive religious setting is essential.

The salary range for this position is $37,000–$43,000 plus excellent benefits including health insurance and a retirement pension plan.

To Apply:

Please email letter of interest, resume, references, and salary requirements with a subject heading of “Children’s and Youth Director Search” to

About Trinity Cathedral:

Located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Trinity is the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and a thriving community of faith. Trinity’s commitment to its faith and service in downtown Cleveland is expressed through impactful hunger, outreach and community-building programs and vibrant small-group ministries.

Trinity Cathedral strives to maintain a work environment where the unique attributes, perspectives, backgrounds, skills, and abilities of each individual are valued. The cathedral does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, status as a uniformed services member and genetic information. Our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity employment applies to all employees and applicants.