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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.