The Children’s Ministry Director is responsible for the development and leadership of a team of volunteers for the implementation of safe and effective discipleship of children from birth through 5th grade. Regular ministry responsibilities include but are not limited to Sunday morning Kidzone and nursery at both services, annual summer Vacation Bible School, and children’s programming for special gatherings.
- A Christ-follower committed to an ethical lifestyle appropriate for ministry in line with employee handbook and agrees with Christian doctrine and practice as set forth in the Anglican Church in North America.
- Minimum of 2 years effective children’s ministry leadership or classroom teaching experience.
- Well-rounded biblical and theological knowledge through formal education, certificate program, or equivalent study and experience.
- Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated teamwork and management abilities to lead multiple projects, recruit and supervise volunteers, and clearly articulate expectations.
- Ability to innovate, initiate, organize, complete, and follow up on applicable project work.
- Skilled independent problem solver.
- Self-motivated to study and improve knowledge and skill in areas of responsibility as needed (coachable).
- Strong interpersonal skills, with pastoral insight, in contact with staff, volunteers, parents, and children.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through oral and written formats, with a demonstrated ability to effectively present biblical and theological truths to age-appropriate audiences in group settings.
Personal Responsibility and Accountability
CMD is expected to maintain personal spiritual development through prayer, study, and worship. The CMD is responsible for participating in all staff meetings, reporting on ministry activities, and collaboratively working with other staff members to accomplish the mission of CSP.
Duties and Expectations of the CMD
- Create a positive culture of ministry teams through accurate and timely communication, articulation of expectations, and ongoing recruitment and training of ministry leaders.
- Establish connections with and be proactive in engaging parents and integrate them into the discipleship of their child(ren) beyond Sunday Kidzone activities.
- Champion CSP mission, vision, and values and integrate them into the goals of the children’s ministry.
- Ensure curriculum is age-appropriate and teacher-friendly, edited to suit the needs of children and volunteers, delivered in a timely and agreed upon manner.
- Establish regular training and onboarding meetings with current and new volunteers, establishing volunteer confidence with curriculum, the curriculum’s online learning site, and volunteer communication expectations.
- Ensure and maintain up-to-date volunteer child safety training records in accordance with employee handbook and ADOSC legal requirements.
- Plan, organize and implement VBS as an internal discipleship event as well as an outreach opportunity to the community; establish comprehensive VBS checklist from start to finish including participant follow-up and post VBS survey.
- Plan, organize and implement children’s collaboration with the worship arts department for special events and Holy Days (Christmas, Easter, etc.) and integration into regular worship services.
- Prepare and oversee the ministry budget.
- Maintain careful record keeping, stewardship, accurate budgeting, and create presentation to vestry for annual budget review.
- Establish procedures to ensure clean, inviting, organized children ministry spaces, with systems to maintain inventory of all resources.
- Ensure adherence to all department policies and procedures and regularly assess and amend as necessary.
- Assess and implement age-appropriate learning environments and activities, providing separate spaces for nursery, pre-school, and elementary ages.
- Oversee and maintain nursery volunteer staff, ensuring that weekly staffing meets guidelines established in employee handbook.
- Clearly communicate details regarding time and location for volunteers and ensure volunteers are in-place and prepared to receive children.
- Plan and provide advance calendaring for upcoming events articulate needs from other ministries and staff.
- Utilize agreed upon church systems (Shelby, Google Drive, Canva, etc.).
Other position details
- Reports to: Rector
- Position Type: Full Time
- Schedule: As is typical for ministry, this position requires a flexible schedule. It includes agreed upon office hours M-Th, Sunday services, various evening activities or meetings, as well as possible travel for camps.
- Compensation: varies based on experience and education.
How To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected].