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Yorba Linda Friends Church

Elementary Director

Yorba Linda Friends Church
Yorba Linda, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/26/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - Church Staff
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Purpose

To serve the church and multi-sites by developing, supervising and administering a comprehensive and expanding educational ministries program for children (1st through 6th grade) of the church and the surrounding community and providing leadership to and supervision of staff members and volunteers involved in this ministry.

Essential Functions

Some of the primary duties include:

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives by prioritizing related programs, managing the use of facilities, planning an appropriate budget, delegating tasks and evaluating progress regularly.
  • Administer the work of the Elementary Department by encouraging teamwork and mutual support and providing leadership and mentorship to staff members who work in the department.
  • Develop, supervise and guide a comprehensive educational and service ministry for elementary students of the church, including weekends, holiday services as needed, and mid-week Kids Care.
  • Review and develop curriculum for both the weekend and mid-week Kids Care elementary program.
  • Enlist, equip and encourage volunteers for leadership in elementary ministry.
  • Communicate program plans with parents through regular mailings and/or parent meetings.
  • Establish groups for growing students in their Christian walk.
  • Plan and supervise camps, conferences, retreats and trips.
  • Oversee Summer BLAST Day Camp Program and Staff.
  • Implement service and mission projects for elementary students.
  • Teach, when requested.
  • Develop relationships with elementary students and their families.
  • Ensure that facilities reflect a safe, professional, Christian environment.
  • May conduct weddings, funerals and baptisms.
  • Work with appropriate committees and leaders in carrying out the elementary ministry of the church.
  • Attend staff meetings, retreats, and conferences; keep current in related field.
  • Cooperate with the Children’s Ministries Team Leader by performing any other duties when assigned or instructed.


Spiritual:  Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and must have a heart for ministry.  Must hold to the Statement of Faith, Position Statements, Mission Statement, and Core Values and Ministry Values of Yorba Linda Friends Church. Those that serve God on the staff at Yorba Linda Friends Church are expected to set a high standard of personal conduct and lifestyle. It is required that all staff members are members of Yorba Linda Friends Church.

Experience, Education and Licensure:  A bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum three to five (3-5) years experience in children’s ministries; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must become commissioned through SWYM.

Knowledge and Skills

SKILLS:  Must be proficient in the Microsoft Suite of products.  Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills, and mathematical skills.  Must be a self-starter.  Must be confidential, flexible, accurate, and have good follow-up skills.  Strong managerial skills. 

ABILITY:  Ability to understand, teach and live out Biblical truths.  Ability to comprehend written and oral information and to express written and oral information with clarity.  Ability to identify problems, exhibit both inductive and mathematical reasoning.  Ability to travel.  Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as requested.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Yorba Linda Friends Church reserves the right to change, rescind, add or delete the duties and responsibilities within this job description at any time. 



To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Dana Anderson at