JOB DESCRIPTION - St. Peter’s UMC, Katy TX.
Position Title: Director Children’s Ministries
Position Classification: Full-time (40 hours per week, including Sunday and some evenings)
Salary: highly competative and tied with experience
Who We are: St. Peter’s is a growing, multisite United Methodist Church with an average attendance of over 1,400 per week. We are located in the suburban area of Katy on the west side of Houston. The Katy area is rapidly growing and includes one of the most dynamic school districts in the Houston area and in Texas. Our mission is to connect the world with God’s love and we seek a children’s director who will equip children to live out this mission through their daily lives.
1. How this position supports the stated mission of St. Peter’s UMC:
Children’s Ministries seeks ways to help St. Peter’s grow according to the growing diversity of the Katy area to provide the framework for building firm faith foundations in children from infancy through the completion of 5th grade. This framework is achieved through meaningful, purpose driven, educational programs. The Director advocates for inclusion and connection of children in every area of congregational life, worship, and ministries. Children’s Ministries provides opportunities for children from St. Peter’s, the community, and the world to connect with one another and grow in their faith through education and missions.
2. Main areas of responsibility:
Develop and/or select curriculum for all Children’s Ministries programs in conjunction with the Pastor and age group coordinators
Supervise and work closely with the Children’s Ministries staff and volunteers providing oversight and planning for all ministries
Assist with recruitment and training of volunteers and/or staff for all children’s programs in accordance with the Safe Sanctuary Policy
Direct Elementary Sunday School including curriculum development, class placement and rosters, and Club 45 activities
Oversee Vacation Bible School and similar activities
Review and approve the annual budget for Children’s Ministries
3. Specific job duties associated with these areas of responsibility:
Create, develop and/or select and assemble curriculum for all Children’s Ministries program
Greet children, families, & teachers on Sunday mornings. Provide supervision, organization, support, and supplies necessary for Sunday School. Register and check-in teachers and children
Assist in recruitment and training of volunteers
Develop and/or coordinate programming for Elementary aged programs including Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Club 45
Oversee programming with Nursery Coordinator, Pre-School Coordinator, SPLASH Coordinator, Special Kids Ministry, and Summer Ministries Director
Attend and/or plan meetings including - church staff, church council, Children’s Ministries Team, Kid Connection Crew, Pizza with the Pastors
Communicate with staff and volunteers and provide Community outreach via social media, e-mail, website, flyers, mailings, bulletin boards, postcards, thank you notes, etc.
4. Positions that directly report to this position:
Children’s Ministries Administrative Manager
Children’s Ministries Nursery Coordinator
Children’s Ministries Preschool Coordinator
Children’s Ministries SPLASH Coordinator
West Campus Children’s Ministries Coordinator
Summer Ministries Director
Special Kids Coordinator
5. Types and frequency of outside contacts.
Outside contacts include children, teachers, volunteers, parents, families, community members, and other Christian Educators via social media, e-mail, telephone, mail, advertising, newspaper articles, bulletin items, meetings, website, newsletters, and face-to-face communication. Many of these contacts are made on a daily basis and others occur on a rotational schedule.
6. List minimum, specific skills and education required to perform this position successfully.
Minimum five years prior Children’s Ministry experience
United Methodist background preferred
Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred
Christian Educator certification a plus
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Significant volunteer recruitment experience
Strong computer skills including Windows (Word, Excel, etc.) and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Resume’s and further inquires can be addressed to:
Pastor to The Element
St. Peter’s UMC
To apply for this job opening, please first post your resume.
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