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Part-Time Associate Children's Ministry Director

First Pres of Glen Ellyn
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 04/25/2018
Categories: Other
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

We are in an exciting place of growth within our Children Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn. We are looking for a Part-Time Associate Director of Children’s Ministry who will bring creativity, leadership and a passion for teaching children about the love of Jesus. The person will have three areas of responsibility: Volunteer Empowerment, Program Development and Administrative Support.


Associate Director of Children’s Ministries 25 hours


Sunday Programing Ministry Coordination 8 hours

(90 children, 25 Volunteers and Nursery Staff)

  • Guide and lead the Ignite (1st-5th) Sunday program

  • Recruit, train and inspire volunteers to serve at two services across 8 program offerings.

  • Lead and empower volunteers to lead large and small group time at Ignite.

  • Be a presence on the majority of Sundays to lead and guide children and volunteers.

  • Envision and execute growth strategies in the elementary age group.

  • Preparing curriculum for elementary age (Ignite).

  • Organize volunteers to purchase and prepare materials for Ignite & Inspire.

  • Keep supplies organized with the assistance of volunteers.


Spark/ VBS Ministry Coordination 11 hours  

(177 children plus 25 Flicker:  55 volunteers and 150 volunteer hours per week)

  • To provide the Spark/ VBS leadership team with practical support.

  • To assist the leadership team in executing tasks related to registration, launch and grouping.

  • Assist in the recruitment and training of Spark volunteers from the community and church.

  • Develop new elective offerings to facilitate space for more children.

  • Model small group leader role and practical discipleship to children by leading a small group.

  • Organize and recruit volunteer help for the sorting and preparation of small group supplies and spaces.

  • Manage database and check-in process.


Administrative 6 hours

  • Schedule nursery care for all church programs.

  • Manage nursery workers, provide training and monitoring.

  • Coordinate hiring of new nursery workers.

  • Ensure all volunteer paperwork is up-to-date to comply with child protection policy.

  • Process timesheet.

  • Recruit volunteers to purchase snacks and other nursery essentials.

  • Track budget receipts and handle volunteer reimbursement requests for all programing.

  • Track dashboard numbers and include accurate tracking of Spark and VBS session.

  • Coordinate the purchase of supplies and materials of children’s ministries in collaboration with volunteers.

  • Coordinating logistics on special events.


Experience and qualifications:


Education or Ministry degree preferred

1+ years experience teaching elementary age children in a school or church context

2+ years experience on staff, paid or unpaid, in a Church leadership role

Experience writing curriculum and managing weekly programing for 100+ children

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated passion for teaching children about Jesus, leading volunteer teams and caring for kids in the church and outside of the church.

Evaluations:  Performance reviews will be conducted annually by the Children’s Ministry Director.