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Carmel Presbyterian Church

Carmel, California, United States

Date Posted:
08/20/2010
Categories:
Children's Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denomination:
Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size:
501 to 750
Job Type:
Full-Time
Carmel Presbyterian Church
Job Description:
Carmel Presbyterian Church is committed to making disciples. We are looking for a Children's Director who will minister passionately, energetically and creatively and help children understand and respond to the gospel and grow as followers of Christ. Our Children's Director will recruit, train and mobilize adults to serve alongside her/him in this ministry. We have a wonderful, encouraging staff. Carmel is a beautiful location to minister.

Carmel Presbyterian Church (CPC) is strategically located just off of Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a destination resort town of unsurpassed beauty. The Monterey peninsula has an urban area population of about 100,000 people and is a great mix of agricultural, professional, medical, and collegiate communities.

Our church is characterized by its focus on the grace of Jesus Christ and warm fellowship. CPC enjoys wonderful ministries to children and families, which accounts for much of the church’s young family and youthful make-up. The staff of CPC is characterized as Christ-centered and reformed with a strong emphasis on relationships within the church and in the community.

Title: Director of Children’s Ministries (DCM)
Purpose: Oversee all aspects of CPC’s ministries to children ages 3 through grade 5.
Supervision: The DCM will be under the direct supervision of the Associate Pastor.
Status: This is a full-time position with benefits.
Compensation: $3100- $3500 monthly plus benefits
Evaluation: Ongoing evaluation, including a more formal annual performance evaluation in cooperation with the Personnel Committee, will be performed by the Associate Pastor. There will be a 90 day probationary period.

Qualifications:
*Growing love relationship with Jesus Christ, the body of Christ and God’s work in the world.
*At least 2 years experience leading children and mobilizing adult volunteers in a church context.
*Passionate love for children and their families.
*Gifted communicator, especially with children.
*Positive role model, seeking to live out one’s faith at all times.
*Ability to work effectively with volunteers, exhibiting love, creativity, understanding and patience.
*Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
*Agreement with CPC’s core values and statements on vision and purpose.
*Willingness to give necessary time to serve and function as an integral member of the staff team.

Responsibilities:
1. Build Christ-centered and loving relationships with children and their families.
2. Keep children, parents and volunteers well informed regarding all meetings and events.
3. Develop a strong parent/volunteer team to help run all aspects of our children’s ministries.
4. Develop and staff two age-appropriate discipleship programs on Sunday mornings.
5. Develop and staff a weekly mid-week program.
6. Develop and staff periodic outreach and fellowship events for our children.
7. Maintain spiritual and professional growth through personal prayer and Bible study, regular attendance of weekly worship at CPC and regular involvement in a personal growth group (small group or similar).
8. Meet weekly with the Associate Pastor for guidance, growth, support, planning and evaluation.
9. As the communication point person, establish strong relationships with Session, Deacons, staff and the congregation that facilitate clear communications for all aspects of children’s ministries.
10. Assist the church staff in planning and implementing church-wide ministry programs as needed.
11. Be a great team member, maintain strict confidentiality and support all church programs.
12. Graciously perform other tasks as requested by your supervisor or Senior Pastor.

Required Skills and Experience:
1. Must possess a love for Jesus Christ, Jesus’ Church and all people, especially young children.
2. Able to work well with people of all ages—a team player.
3. Very organized and good forward planner.
4. Able to invite, include, support and guide ministry volunteers in an expansive manner.
5. Possess a servant heart (humble and teachable).
6. Good sense of humor.
7. Effective communicator.
8. Creative and visionary.
9. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
10. Adequate experience as an educator or minister with elementary children.
11. Working knowledge of computer equipment necessary for the job.
12. Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
13. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all relationships.

Tasks:
1. Develop, coordinate and oversee all aspects of CPC’s children’s ministries age 3-grade 5.
2. Develop, coordinate and oversee a volunteer team that will help run all aspects of the ministry.
3. Develop, coordinate and oversee an effective 9:00 AM Children’s Church program for grades 1-5 and an effective 9:00 AM ministry for age 3-K.
4. Develop, coordinate and oversee an effective age-appropriate Sunday School program for age 3- grade 5 during the 10:45 AM hour.
5. Develop, coordinate and oversee special events on a regular basis for outreach and fellowship.
6. Develop, coordinate and oversee a mid-week discipleship program.
7. Develop, coordinate and oversee the monthly IHELP outreach lunch program.
8. Develop and maintain strong relationships with the parents of all children in the program.
9. Develop the Sunday AM ministry in such a way that personal worship attendance is possible.
10. Provide necessary back-up for all children’s ministries as needed.

Application Process:
Please email the following to DCM@carmelpres.org , thank you.
1. Updated resume
2. Work history including contact person, phone number, email, reason for leaving
3. References (include phone number and email)
a. Current pastor
b. Previous pastor
c. Most recent supervisor
d. Previous supervisor
e. Someone you have supervised
f. Colleague
g. Personal friend of many years

Knowledge:
Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
vCustomer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Skills:
Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.

Abilities:
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Work Activities:
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes receiving clients or guests.

Work Context:
Electronic Mail — This a form of communication used through the work day
Telephone — The telephone and VOIP system are used throughout the work day
Contact With Others — In person, by telephone and electronically, contact with others is constant.
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — The church offices are indoors in heated or air-conditioned space.
Face-to-Face Discussions — Face-to-face meetings take place throughout the work day.
Spend Time Sitting — Time sitting varies from several minutes to several hours
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — it is very important that work be done accurately and some tasks may be very exacting
Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — Some task require repeated motions for an extended period
Work With Work Group or Team — It is essential that you be able to work effectively with a team
Structured versus Unstructured Work — Within the guidelines provided by supervisors, task times are somewhat flexible and you must be able to self-monitor for time requirements and deadlines

THE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY:
Carmel Presbyterian Church (CPC) is strategically located just off of Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a destination resort town of unsurpassed beauty. The Monterey peninsula has an urban area population of about 100,000 people and is a great mix of agricultural, professional, medical, and collegiate communities.

Our church is characterized by its focus on the grace of Jesus Christ and warm fellowship. CPC enjoys wonderful ministries to children and families, which accounts for much of the church’s young family and youthful make-up. The staff of CPC is characterized as Christ-centered and reformed with a strong emphasis on relationships within the church and in the community.

CONTACT:
Carmel Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 846
Carmel CA 93921
831-624-3878
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