Director of Family Ministry

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Job summary:
The Director of Family Ministry is responsible for the recruiting, building teams, and leadership development of congregation volunteers. Responsibilities include the development, administration, supervision, and leadership programs for children, youth, and families. This person should be a leader of leaders. This is a full-time, in-person position.

The Director of Family Ministry will be responsible for coordinating with the Senior Pastor and Minister of Discipleship to implement a comprehensive family ministry plan that produces a clear direction for a “birth to graduation” discipleship plan, building a sense of community for the children, youth, and families of St. Stephen UMC.

St. Stephen UMC, located in the southeastern part of Charlotte, NC, is committed to serving the multi-generational church, both in person and online. Surrounded by excellent public and private schools, restaurants, and green spaces, we are passionate about serving our neighbors as the “Hands, Feet, and Heart of Jesus Christ”.

• A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him
• A strong belief in God’s command to teach and demonstrate God’s love to children of all ages
• Knowledgeable of the teachings of the United Methodist Church
• Personable and outgoing with an ability to relate well to members
• Motivational skills to recruit, develop, teach, and lead teams of volunteers
• Delegation skills to oversee and direct the work of the Family Ministry
• Desire to collaborate with other staff members for the good of the team
• Effective communication skills, both written and oral
• Ability to adapt and remain flexible as needs evolve
• Strong computer and social media skills

• Recruit, train, and cultivate teams of laity leaders being called to family ministries
• Develop and implement educational tools and training programs that promote the laity to grow in leadership and ownership of the ministry
• Ensures volunteers are effectively onboarded through the completion of volunteer application, interviewing, and training
• Ensures compliance with Safe Sanctuary protection policies
• Provide leadership to all volunteers by encouraging, empowering, and equipping them
• Attends assigned staff meetings, trainings, and related events
• Be a role model to your leadership teams, children, youth, and families

This is an in-person, full-time position that includes a salary typically ranging from $45,000 to $48,000 (commensurate with education and experience), excellent health insurance and a strong matching retirement plan.


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