Director of Children and Family Ministries

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Job summary:
Provides leadership and strategic vision and acts as key communicator for our Children and Family Ministries. This includes developing, implementing and executing programs and providing direction to staff and volunteers connected with Children and Family Ministries, working directly with the Children’s Council, and shepherding children from birth through fifth grade while providing discipleship essentials for families. This position delivers visibly with a regular presence on Sunday Mornings, Wednesday evenings and for all children’s programs.

• A bachelor’s degree and experience and training in the field of Christian Education and/or Early Childhood Education is strongly preferred
• Able to support the church’s strategic plan at all levels
• Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ
• Commitment to and readiness to share in fulfilling the vision and mission of Providence UMC
• Consistently interact with staff, congregants, and the public with warmth and hospitality
• Able and willing to work with a servant attitude in a cooperative, team spirit
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Strong organizational and administrative skills
• Independence and creativity in use of technology to produce various forms of communication
• Must maintain Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification and have a TB test

• Coordinate the planning and implementation of a comprehensive Christian Education ministry for children
• Foster the healthy physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of all children in Children’s Ministry (infant – 5th grade)
• Recruit, interview, hire, supervise, train, evaluate and terminate churchwide childcare personnel in accordance with the Church policies in partnership with the
Childcare coordinator
• Identify, nurture, and equip laity for leadership and service within these ministries
• Prepare and manage a budget for these ministries
• Create special events for children and families
• Attend Staff meetings and other meetings as required
Sunday school:
• Recruit and support teachers and assist parents with scheduling, lesson preparation and activities
• Distribute curriculum monthly
• Maintain adequate and organized supplies for Sunday School use
• Serve as an additional teacher as needed
Special events:
• Work with Children’s Council to plan and coordinate special events (such as family nights and outreach events)
• Coordinate events with church calendar
• Assist with reservations, scheduling, supply purchases, registration (i.e. venues, volunteers, vendors, research, supplies)
• Attend scheduled events and assist with event execution
• Attend Children’s Council, Church Council and Staff meetings; maintain meeting notes/minutes
• Maintain covenant forms, childcare schedules and Sunday School attendance records
• Be responsible for the implementation of the Child Protection Plan in relationship to volunteers and staff for children
Family outreach:
• Support the well-being of our children and families
• Execute key programming for the benefit of parents – “Parenting in the Pew”, Junior MinTs training, sex education, and other parent education – and provide additional resources to support these
• Mentor and nurture parent connections through relationship building and becoming a trustworthy confidant
• Provide baptism books on request
• Identify and coordinate visitation and at-risk follow-up needs
• Communicate children’s ministry events through churchwide publications as well as weekly communication throughout the individual ministry area
• Utilize technical skills to enhance communication tools such as newsletter, website, calendar and email
• Coordinate with the Communications Coordinator to ensure up-to-date information is publicized through Providence This Week and the church website

Salaried position with benefits.