Campus Student Director


Do you love middle and high school students? Do you long to be part of a dynamically growing multisite church? Do you love to have fun and see authentic life change? Do you get excited about being part of a church staff who loves to do life with each other? If so, then the Campus Student Director Position at Foundations Church might be for you!


The Foundations Church Campus Student Director (CSD) will support the Lead Pastor, Family Pastor, Staff Team, and key volunteers in designing and implementing a deeply engaging, Christ-centered, Scripture-rich, highly participatory Student Ministries to fulfill the purposes of Foundations Church on their assigned campus. This position and its key outcomes represent crucial components to our ability to individually and collectively achieve our shared mission to bring the extraordinary life of Jesus to a lost and broken world. The CSD will demonstrate pastoral leadership as he/she leads those involved in the ministry (students, parents, and volunteers) to become movement-oriented Jesus-followers. The CSD will build and shepherd volunteer teams that execute Student Ministry with full hearts & deep excellence—all while ensuring the Student Ministry model is well integrated and fully aligned within our multisite context.


Biblically, leadership is a key aspect of growing a healthy church and organizing God’s people to do God’s work (Eph 4:11-16). Uniquely qualified and gifted (1 Tm 3:1-15; Tit 1:5-9), spiritual leaders are to lead eagerly, humbly and willingly with all diligence as they serve, oversee, lead, teach, shepherd, protect and manage the ministry and the flock by the power of the Holy Spirit (Jn 13:1-17; 1 Th 5:12; 1 Pt 5:1-4; 2 Tm 4:2; Acts 20:28-30; Mk 10:45; Mt 20:25-26; 28:18-20). They are persons of upstanding character and outstanding competence (Ps 78:72; Phil 3:12-16; Col 1:28-29; 1 Co 9:22-27; 1 Tm 4:11- 16).

Historically, God’s leaders have been visionary catalysts for God-honoring change, role models of Christocentric living, team builders and team players who rely on God’s power at work in and through them to accomplish God-sized things (1 Th 2:10; 1 Tm 4:12; 2 Tm 2:2; Acts 6:3-4; 14:23; Neh 2:12, 17; Ex 18). Spiritual leadership is a noble task that should not be taken lightly as its stakes are eternal and will one day require giving an account before Almighty God Himself (1 Tm 3:1; Jas 3:1; Hb 13:17). This position will require just such a leader in order to help direct Foundations’ faith-explorers and Christ- followers into life-changing encounters with God and His people (Acts 2:42-47; 16:22-34; Lk 10:19; Mt 28:18-20; Mk 10:45; 12:29-31; Gal 3:28; Eph 2:19-22; 4:11-16).

Strategically, this leadership position is warranted for 4 specific reasons: a) achieving Foundations’ unyielding mission of “Bringing the EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF JESUS to a lost and broken world” demands strong leadership, b) to build an effective Student Ministry requires a primary student champion and vision-caster, c) to deliver depth and growth of Foundations’ students demands pastoral leadership and direction from the highest caliber of person, and d) to craft a Student Ministry model that is fully owned, consistently integrated, and effectively utilized throughout our multisite ministry model.


• Must be a faithful, growing Christ-follower who is deepening in his/her personal relationship with Christ, models this and Him to others, and meets the biblical qualifications of leadership (Rm 12:8; 1 Tm 3:1-8; Tit 1:5-9; 1 Pt 5:1-4).
• A passionate desire to see people come to know, love and follow Christ in the context of biblical community.
• Primary Spiritual Gifts: Leadership, Shepherd (Secondary: Teaching)
• In full, unwavering alignment with Foundations’ Statement of Beliefs, Values, Mission, Vision, and
• Desires to know and love God even more than he/she wants to be used by God (Jn 15:1-8).
• Consistently treats others in a way that proves to them that they matter to God and to us.
• Availability to give the position and ministry the time and attention it needs to be optimally successful.
• Urgent desire to handle conflict and critique, constructively and graciously.
• Humble, credible, trustworthy, teachable, and a self-starter with catalytic leadership influence and
• Skilled in building and leading gifts-based teams to accomplish shared purposes — also a team
player who sees the need to take others with them in the journey of leadership and leadership
development and equip others for lifestyle worship and community-building impact.
• Strong theological, verbal, and social skills that enable him/her to be an effective and creative
communicator among staff and the church family, whether in large or small groups.
• Exhibits the highest level of integrity in representing Jesus Christ and Foundations Church in all
• Ideally, formal biblical training, a four-year ministry degree with emphasis in Student Ministry, Discipleship, or Leadership preferred.
• Adequate qualitative experience in a Student Ministry leadership position that demonstrates proven competence.
• An innovative, strategic thinker regarding short and long-term Student Ministry vision and needs.
• Proficient in communication (verbal, email and social media), building volunteer teams, teaching,
and vision casting.
• Skill in utilizing various software including pro-presenter, MailChimp, church database systems and
Microsoft Office.
• A highly relational person with deep social skills (i.e., high emotional intelligence).
• Deeply reflective on and in touch with the thought processes, hopes, fears, joys and struggles of the
younger generations within the Northern Colorado community.
• Patience in collaborating with and developing/discipling volunteers with various personalities and
skill levels.
• Time management that prioritizes ministry needs with attention to managing details and meeting


1. The CSD will work closely with the Family Pastor and the rest of the Student Team to craft the strongest, deepest, and most meaningful Student Ministry culture possible in order to nourish the deepest spiritual growth of Foundations’ students and to help Foundations’ families win at discipleship with their kids.
2. The CSD will invest time networking, reading, & reflecting on ways to shape Student Ministries to be highly effective at reaching and growing Foundations’ students.
3. The CSD will pour themselves into intentionally finding ways to personally shepherd students, volunteers, and parents and will train others to do the same.
4. The CSD will be a developmental team-builder who recruits, trains, empowers, coaches, and unleashes volunteers into sweet-spot roles in a variety of settings.
5. The CSD will collaboratively plan and execute creative, compelling, relevant, energy-rich, life-giving gatherings where students want to engage and desire to invite their friends.
6. The CSD will create new (and strengthen existing) relationships with local organizations that foster opportunities to engage the community and with students outside of Foundations Church.
7. The CSD will help design and offer events, camps, and ministry opportunities, for all students at all points in their faith journey, resulting in a deepened understanding and commitment to Jesus.
8. The CSD will strive to keep cross-campus communication, collaboration, and cross-pollination channels open and strong for the most vibrant multisite culture possible.
9. The CSD will share time between campuses as needed, working with the Family Pastor to design catalytic service experiences, excellent events, and leading various student internships.
10. The CSD will share the load of performing other pastoral duties as assigned (i.e., weddings, funerals, hospital visits).


The CSD will be directly responsible to and accountable to the Family Pastor of Foundations Church, who will provide oversight and specific coaching to ensure that the CSD is well aligned with Foundations’ overall Values, Vision, depth, and direction. Under the oversight of the Family Pastor, the CSD will be the primary leader of Foundations’ Student Ministry at their assigned campus, helping to set vision and strategy, and develop volunteer teams.
Ministry Areas: Students
Job Types: Full Time
Campuses: Windsor

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