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Mission Hills Church

Early Childhood Director

Mission Hills Church
Mission Viejo, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/01/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - Church Staff
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Summary of Role:

The Early Childhood Director is responsible for the overall organization and implementation of the Early Childhood program (birth through pre-K) for all weekend services, weekly programs, and special events.  The position involves recruiting, training, supervising, and empowering volunteers to implement a loving and safe environment for newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers at Mission Hills Church.


Weekly and/or Regular Responsibilities:

  • Be available to organize and serve as a resource for volunteers during the services (Does not teach during the service unless an emergency arises)
  • Recruit and schedule children’s volunteers
  • Recruit and schedule childcare personnel for all church events such as Partnership classes, Connect Lunches, monthly Nights of Prayer and Worship, women’s Bible study, MOPS
  • Provide and ensure a safe children’s environment
  • Investigate, consider, and choose curriculum---periodically
  • Equip and train teachers (materials, crafts, etc.)
  • Look for creative ways to “raise the bar” in the Early Childhood program
  • Work with Elementary Director in order to provide a cohesive experience for children at Mission Hills
  • Meet and form relationships with parents and their children
  • Assist with periodic special children’s ministry events
  • Attend one staff meeting a month
  • Attend a weekly children’s ministry meeting with supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned

Personal Qualifications:

  • Has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, exemplified by a life of love, faith, obedience, and surrender (Galatians 5 and the Spirit-filled life of Jesus Christ).
  • Whole-heartedly supports and models the calling of Mission Hills Church.
  • Regularly attends weekend services.
  • Pursues relationships with non-believers outside of church.
  • Relates and works well with church staff and lay leadership.
  • Has strong organizational, communication, and administrative skills.
  • Is multi-task capable, hard-working, and efficient.
  • Is a continuous learner (current magazine articles, books and conferences).

General Staff Responsibilities:

  • Be an integral part of the overall staff, understanding that what each contributes impacts the whole.
  • As required, participate in staff meetings and retreats.
  • Contribute to the spiritual growth of the ministry staff/team.
  • Develop healthy relationships with the staff (is not isolated).
  • Deal with each staff member and volunteer with grace, tact, respect and the heart of a servant.
  • Pursue a spirit of unity, peace, and encouragement of the ministry staff/team.