This posting is no longer available. This is either because the employer has filled the position or the position has closed. Click here to find more jobs like this one.
Christ Church

Director of Special Needs Ministry

Christ Church
Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States


Date Posted: 03/25/2017
Categories: Other
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Summary:  The position has primary responsibility for developing, implementing, evaluating and expanding an all-inclusive “Best in Class” ministry for special needs individuals of all ages, their families and friends.  The role includes serving as part of the Director Leadership Team.

 

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.

  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a passion to share God’s love.
  • Possesses the ability to recruit, develop, and lead people and ministry teams.
  • Demonstrates leadership strengths with the ability to think strategically, cast vision and build teams.
  • Has a minimum of 5 years of experience leading special needs programming, preferably in a ministry setting.
  • Be a college graduate, preferably with special needs education; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Possesses advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint).

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  These are the general areas of focus needed to perform this job successfully.  The percentage of time focused on specific categories is a guideline.

  • 25%—Connects personally with families and students within the Special Needs Ministry.
  • 20%—Manages ongoing ministry opportunities, such as a monthly respite program for individuals with special needs and their families, family support groups, and learning opportunities.
  • 15%—Recruits, develops, trains, and leads a team of volunteers and ministry leaders to serve families and individuals with special needs.
  • 10%—Networks with community leaders in order to identify and provide appropriate opportunities for families and students.
  • 10%—Participates and actively engages in specified leadership meetings.
  • 10%—Serves as a liaison with Greentree Christian School, and children, student, and adult ministries in creating inclusion and self-contained learning opportunities for Sunday School, worship, and other family activities.
  • 10%—Consults with an advisory team to set and monitor ministry direction.