Associate Director of Children’s and Community Ministry

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Job Description

John Knox Presbyterian Church

Normandy Park, Washington

 

Position Title: Associate Director of Children’s and Community Ministry

 

Time Requirement: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

 

Compensation: $24-$28/hour DOE

 

Accountability:

The Associate Director of Children and Community Ministry reports to the Head of Staff and is accountable to the Session of the John Knox Presbyterian Church (JKPC).

 

Summary:

The Associate Director of Children and Community Ministry provides primary leadership to the ministry to children ages birth-5th grade and assists in administrative leadership to the JKPC Community Preschool.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

●       Oversee, develop, and lead a comprehensive ministry and curriculum plan for children ages birth-5th grade.

●       Lead and coordinate volunteers in planning and implementing seasonal special events hosted by JKPC and open to the community.

●       Collaborate with Preschool Director to implement engaging communication with children and parents.

●       Actively participate in and collaborate in visioning for ministries for children and families at JKPC, the Preschool, and in the larger community.

●       Actively collaborate with the Preschool Director and ministry team to design, implement, and review an ongoing plan for strategic relational engagement of preschool families.

●       Collaborate with the Preschool Director to design, plan, and lead chapel sessions for preschool students.

●       Recruit, screen, train, and supervise paid childcare staff.

●       Assist the Preschool Director in hiring Preschool staff.

●       Recruit, screen, train, support, encourage, and celebrate volunteers participating in all facets of the ministry.

●       Coordinate with other JKPC ministry leaders and teams to promote and encourage continuity in reaching families with children.

●       Regularly participate in corporate worship at JKPC, actively contributing as a worship leader, and cultivating leadership opportunities for children.

●       Attend and actively participate in ministry team meetings, church and preschool staff meetings, supervisory meetings, and training sessions.

●       Maintain behavior that is consistent with the conduct and behavior expectations outlined in the JKPC Employee Handbook.

●       Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications

●       Education: College degree or equivalent experience in children and family ministry, preschool ministry, or a related field.

●       Work Experience: Prior experience working with children and families, especially in a ministry and/or educational setting.

●       Strong communicator (verbal and written) who consistently demonstrates a keen ability to work collaboratively, and effectively cultivates healthy relationships while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

●       Technical competency (e.g. in computer applications, Microsoft Office).

●       Candidates will be required to successfully complete background screening before they can be hired.

 

Essential Character and Values

●       A disciple of Jesus Christ in whom the fruit of the Spirit is evident, and commitment to a personal faith marked by growth and vitality.

●       A Christian who approaches leadership from a place of vision, creativity, and intentionality.


Experience Required
1-5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
9 months ago
Location
NORMANDY PARK, Washington

Denomination
Presbyterian: PCUSA

Church Size
200-300