Haddonfield United Methodist Church

Director of Children/Family Ministries

Haddonfield United Methodist Church
Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States


Date Posted: 06/02/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Christian Teacher - Church Staff
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Haddonfield United Methodist Church is a dynamic regional congregation that seeks to inspire, connect and empower people to live out their faith journey together. We are located twenty miles from Philadelphia and worship an average of 400 people a weekend at four different worship services. We offer weekly Sunday school, midweek children’s programming and monthly family outreach programs to engage the community and ministry.

 

The Director of Children/Family Ministries is a vital role for inspiring, connecting and empowering people to grow and live out their faith. The primary functions of this position are to coordinate and oversee our weekly children’s Sunday school program in a way that provides hospitality, a sense of community and a deep faith experience for new people as well as the existing congregation.

 

This position is also responsible for developing and coordinating monthly family activities such as Advent workshop, Easter egg hunt, Vacation Bible School (VBS) and other events that are an outreach to the community, drawing in and connecting new families to the congregation.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate weekly Sunday School program, including recruitment and scheduling of teachers and substitutes
  • Supervise and coordinate paid childcare for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programs
  • Select appropriate curriculum for Sunday school and VBS in collaboration with the Christian Education Committee
  • Maintain confidential records on each child, including identifying special needs information
  • Ensure compliance of all child care staff and volunteers with HUMC Safe Sanctuaries Policy
  • Collaborate with laity to plan and coordinate seasonal events and other family activities

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • At least 1 year experience in education, children's ministry, or program development
  • Track record recruiting and developing volunteers
  • Strong organization and project management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Committed to living out the Christian faith
  • Some knowledge of UMC preferred
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team
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