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Church in Bethesda

Head of Christian Ed/Nursery School Director

Church in Bethesda
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 02/01/2010
Categories: Business/Administration - Christian Education
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Church in Bethesda is a multi-denominational, emergent church in downtown Bethesda, Maryland with an average attendance of 60-80 worshipers. The church is committed to building a strong community of faith and to living as good neighbors to those around us. Housed within the church is Bethesda Cooperative Nursery School, a non-sectarian, parent participatory nursery school which is dedicated to educating and enriching the lives of its students and their parents.
We are currently seeking to fill the double position of Director of Christian Education for Church in Bethesda and Nursery School Director for Bethesda Cooperative Nursery School. These are two very diverse roles that will require great balance. We are looking for a spiritually mature, creative, organized people person who has a passion for enriching the lives of children and their families.

In the role of Director of Christian Education, we are looking for:
• Ability/willingness to dedicate 10 hrs/week to directing our Christian Education program
• Spiritual maturity and consistency
• A willingness to work with and take direction from other church staff and our “Servants Group”
• Experience in leading children’s classes/worship within a church setting
• Strong, positive recommendations from leaders with whom you have worked in a church setting, either professionally or as a volunteer
• Ability to coordinate, develop and implement a new Christian Education Program at Church in Bethesda for children from newborn through 6th grade
• Ability to identify, train and resource unpaid staff in our Sunday School program
• A commitment to and willingness to participate in overall Church activities at Church in Bethesda
• A good “fit” with the multi-denominational philosophy of Church in Bethesda (

In the role of Director of Bethesda Cooperative Nursery School, we are looking for:
• Availability/willingness to work 20 hrs/week during school year and 5-10 hrs/week during the summer
• A degree in Education and compliance with Maryland State Regulations
• Demonstrated strong organizational and administrative skills
• Demonstrated experience teaching and/or directing in a preschool or nursery school environment
• Ability/willingness to identify, recruit, train, lead and resource paid staff at the Nursery School
• Ability to organize and communicate with parent volunteers
• Ability to maintain enrollment by updating web site, advertising, conducting tours and Open House and encouraging re-enrollment of existing students
• Ability to organize after school and summer programs
• Willingness to serve as liaison between school, Education committee and church’s Servant Group
• Ability to maintain school budget and finances (a working knowledge of Quick Books is helpful)
• Ability/willingness to handle public relations and community concerns/relations in a way that reflects favorably on both the nursery school and the church
• Excellent references from superiors, coworkers, and/or parents from preschool or nursery school at which you have worked
• Ability to organize and implement extracurricular events and fund raisers

If you feel you meet these criteria and like what you see at and, please submit a resume and references, including parents of students whom you have taught, your pastor(s), coworkers and others with whom you have worked in the past to Please be aware that a criminal background check will be required further on in the interview process.