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Congregational Church of Westborough, United Church of Christ

Director of Christian Education

Congregational Church of Westborough, United Church of Christ
Westborough, Massachusetts, United States

Date Posted: 06/05/2012
Categories: Christian Education
Denominations: Congregational
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
The Congregational Church of Westborough (CCW) seeks a 20 hour/ week Director of Christian Education for the 2012-2013 church school year to oversee, guide and foster its church school ministry and youth groups. This program offers an ideal opportunity for candidates interested in helping develop creative growth oriented programming while nurturing existing programs. The CCW has a long successful history as a teaching parish and is open to candidates in seminary as well as those with backgrounds in educating children and Christian education. The CCW subscribes to UCC philosophy and safe church practices in its hiring and programming.

If interested in this position, please submit an email to the address above, with a cover letter and resume. References must be provided during the interview process.

Job Summary
Coordinate and direct children and youth education programs.
Supervise Youth Group Coordinator
Act as a resource for the Church School Team, CE Board, Youth Group Leaders and parents.
Participate in Staff meetings and Christian Education Board meetings.
Nurture families and assimilate them into the life of the church. Outreach to children and families whose attendance has dropped off.
Work to ensure program visibility in the community to grow size and scope of program.

Skills Required:
Management and coordination
Teaching skills
Experience working with children
Communication skills (written and verbal)

Time requirements: 20 hours / week, 44 weeks a year, August - June. Flexible schedule includes Sunday mornings plus monthly staff meetings, supervision with pastor, monthly CE meetings, planning and outreach. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for a start in early August, pending CORI clearance.

Compensation commensurate with background and experience. Some benefits available.