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The Cove

Director, After School Program

The Cove
Santa Rosa, California, United States

Date Posted: 08/14/2015
Categories: Children's Pastor - Combo Positions - Music Ministry - Recreational/Sports Ministry
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Director ASAP (After School Arts and Sports Program)


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  • To provide leadership, direction, and hands on involvement in every aspect of ASAP
  • To provide visible leadership for ASAP among the congregation of The Cove. This will mean maintaining active involvement in our congregation.
  • To increase and improve upon the accomplishments, goals and standards that have been achieved by ASAP. 

Hours and Accountability:   

  • The Director will work five days a week (between noon and 6:30pm, weekdays), ordinarily between 32 and 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year. On school closure days and summer break, ASAP is open from 8am to 6pm.
  • The Director will be supervised by the Pastor of The Cove and the ASAP Steering Committee. This ministry is a community service project of The Cove and as such, it is vitally connected to the ongoing life of the congregation


The Ideal Candidate Would Be:

A winsome leader:  kids must like you, parents must feel confident about you, staff must want to work for you

A capable administrator:  with a track record of financial skills, publishing skills, and marketing skills

A creative problem solver:  new situations emerge every day, requiring the ability to constantly adjust

Strong enough to climb ladders, play with kids, set up equipment: the physical demands of this job are taxing

Willing to do every job:  e.g., cleaning paintbrushes, washing the van, teaching music, playing basketball

An athlete and an artist: we need to offer a more robust sports curriculum

A strategic planner: we have to plan ahead to find teachers, staff, transportation, and customers

Able to articulate the vision of ASAP: nurturing children toward a godly life through the arts and recreation



Job Description

Church Relations

      Foster and maintain The Cove’s commitment to ASAP, financially and as the primary pool of volunteer support



Design and publish brochures as needed

Advertise and conduct public relations and

school relations

Maintain program attendance between 30 and 40


Parent Relations

      Ensure prompt communication with parents while  their kids are at ASAP

      Spanish language skills are desired


Recruit and schedule volunteers and paid staff

Supervise, train, and evaluate

Ensure the staff is paid fairly and timely

Manage the staff well

Interacting with Children

Earn the trust of the children. Play with them. Help them with homework. Nurture and care for them.


Obtain Class B Driver’s License and pick-up kids from school

Supervise the daily snack

Ensure a tidy and sanitary environment

Bookkeeping and Financial Management

      Send out billing statements to parents

      Maintain the scholarship program

      Keep expenses and income balanced


Ensure a steady offering of sports and arts

Teach new skills to kids, especially sports skills

Website Maintenance

      Maintain a clear and up to date site to facilitate enrollment



Compensation:  $17 to $20/hour depending upon education and experience. You will accrue holiday pay, sick leave and two weeks paid vacation, but no health care benefit, except a supplemental insurance benefit. The Cove, as the employing organization, will pay payroll taxes (fica and worker’s comp).


To Apply:     Submit resume and cover letter by email to  In your cover letter, demonstrate familiarity with the purpose, program, pricing, curriculum, and philosophy of ASAP as expressed on our website, and give specific examples of how you meet the requirements of this job. Provide at least three references.  You can also find information at