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Christ Church of Oak Brook

Early Childhood Director

Christ Church of Oak Brook
Oak Brook, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/17/2012
Categories: Non-ministry Jobs - Other
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

START DATE: 06/01/2012

To recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers and teaching staff, to develop and administrate outreach and spiritual growth programs for young children that partners with “the home” (parents) by adhering to age-appropriate practices and provide support to families of young children.

Position Focus:
Ministry outreach and growth of young children and support to their parents in collaboration with the Faith at Home Team.

Position Status:
Part-time (20-25 hours)

Supervisory relationships and Staff partnerships:
Reports to: Faith at Home Director
Supervises (Staff, volunteers, teams) Ministry Assistant, Childcare Coordinator, Sunday school teachers, summer camp leaders, Messy Art Teachers and Parent’s Day Out Teachers
Partners with: Preschool Director; Children’s Ministry Director; and wider Faith at Home Team

Position Responsibilities:

Ministry Overview
• Develop and support ministry teams that nurture young children.
• Partner with parents in the development and spiritual formation of their young children.
• Develop strategies for supporting church vision among volunteer teams.
• Resource, educate and equip the home (parents) for life and faith through a variety means and communication channels targeting the early childhood years.

Spiritual Development
• Support and model individual spiritual formation i.e. worship, grow and serve (weekly worship, prayer, scripture reading, small group, volunteering, etc).

Ministry Administration and Communication
• Train volunteers and staff in CCOB Protection Policy and program structure.
• Keep documentation and records for the Protection Policy.
• Provide curriculum and materials for programs.
• Attend meeting including staff connection days, Faith at Home Team meetings and other ministry team meetings, relating to Early Childhood ministries.
• Oversee Early Childhood Ministry budget.
• Communicate programs for young children to CCOB attendees and the community.

Current Programming Oversight

Early Childhood Sunday School
Volunteer and Lay Leadership
• Identify, train and develop volunteers and teaching teams for each age-related classroom.
• Provide age appropriate curriculum.
• Oversee nursery staff and teaching teams for all classes on Sunday morning.
• Develop annual budget and oversee stewardship of the ministry’s budget.

Volunteer and Lay Leadership
• Recruit and train volunteers in their specific area of service.
• Train volunteers on church protection policies and the camp organization and goals.
• Organize camp structure and provide age appropriate curriculum.
• Develop a camp budget and oversee stewardship of the camp budget.

Praise and Play Camp
• Hire teaching staff appropriate for camp enrollment.
• Develop curriculum to encourage the spiritual development in young children.
• Calculate tuition and salaries to form a working budget.
• Orient teachers on the church protection policies, camp structure and goals.

Summer Intern
• Provide opportunities for ministry growth in the area of young children.
• Provide opportunities for individual spiritual growth through the Early Childhood community.
• Oversee day to day ministry needs and provide the support and resources needed.

Messy Art and Parent’s Day Out
• Hire teaching staff appropriate for enrollment.
• Prepare a school year calendar for days of the program.
• Develop or incorporate curriculum to encourage the spiritual development in young children.
• Calculate tuition and salaries to form a working budget.
• Orient teachers on the church protection policies, classroom schedule and goals.

Personal Qualifications:

Character Traits
• Demonstrates spiritual and emotional maturity
• Honest and trustworthy.
• Integrity for work habits and results.
• Ability to discern needs and respond appropriately, sensitively and proactively.
• Appreciation for own and other’s giftedness.
• Able to keep high level of confidentiality.
• High degree of professionalism.
• Good listener.

Skills and Talents
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Computer proficiency on a Microsoft platform.
• Possess good oral and written communication skills with children as well as with parents.
• Able to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure.
• Self-starter needing minimal supervision.
• Works well with others and within a team.
• Energized by non-routine assignments.
• Creative and innovative.

Additional Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience of child development.
• Previously worked on team or with volunteers.
• Familiar with nursery and young children’s ministry.
• Master’s Degree a plus.

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