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Director of Children and Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX

Category: Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry

Posted on: March 21, 2019

Job Description:

First United Methodist Church Corpus Christi, Texas
Job Description

Job Title: Director of Children and Family Ministries
Function: This employee is primarily responsible for children and family ministry
Status: Full Time
Pay Rate: $40,000/ yr plus benefits (paid time off, health insurance, retirement)

Minimum Education Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Ministry/Theology, or a related degree.

Program Management Duties:
Work directly with the senior pastor and other administrative staff in developing, implementing, and maintaining Christ-centered programs for children of all ages. This includes but is not limited to such programs as: Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Mid-Week Christian Education programs, pre-Confirmation and a variety of family-centered experiences.

Recruit, train and supervise teams of volunteers who provide support for programming needs. Central in this effort is the leadership of a Children and Family Ministry Committee.

Provide appropriate curriculum and guidance for educational opportunities relating to children and their parents. Guidance includes the recruitment, training and supervision of teachers, facilitating classroom needs and evaluating effectiveness of programs.

Work directly with the Finance office in establishing and managing a budget, reviewing expenditures, raising additional funds, and helping to_noemailmunicate the financial needs of the congregation.

Serve on the Board of Vinson Morris Children's Center, and coordinate programming with the Directors of Early Childhood, Youth, Adult, Mission and Music departments.

Responsible for overseeing the safety and security of all children in our care. Proper maintenance of equipment and safety of the classroom environment is a priority.

Provides a safe, caring and nurturing environment for nursery aged children. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating nursery staff in accordance with theologically sound and developmentally appropriate criteria and appropriate safety policies and procedures.

i. Maintain a safe, clean and attractive environment within our nursery facility.

ii. Screen, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff assistants to work in the nursery.

iii. Schedule and enforce nursery hours as requested and indicated on the church activity calendar.

iv. Be an advocate for the parents and staff for the child care concerns of the church.

v. Maintain and enforce the Safe Sanctuaries Policy of First United Methodist Church of Corpus Christi and provide quarterly training including CPR/First Aid

vi. Make sure nursery is clean and safe. Adhere to cleaning and nursery attire/conduct procedures in nursery worker training guidelines.

vii. Parent's Night Out
1. Direct and receive reservations and coordinate work schedules with members.
2. Provide other resources and assistance as needed.
3. Be present at Parent's Night Out.

viii. Sunday School (ages 2 yrs through Kindergarten)
1. Review and select appropriate Sunday School curriculum, materials and supplies, with Children/Family Committee
2. Recruit and equip volunteers (in addition to Nursery staff), and be present to assist in any situation for Sunday School teachers
3. Maintain electronic attendance records and proper follow-up

Congregational Care: Oversee congregational care in the following areas:
Regular visitation with children and parents, as needed
Hospital visitation to children and parents
Building and maintaining caring relationships especially with children and families with young children, but including all congregation members
In Sunday worship, lead the Children's Time devotional

This position represents First United Methodist Church in_noemailmunity settings and events and performs other related duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Children's Pastor & Children's Ministry
40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
United Methodist
Worship Style:
Church Size:
1500 - 2000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi
Contact Name:
Barton Bailey
900 S Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi
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