Summary: Coordinate age appropriate discipleship of children through curriculum and staff for all Trailhead (infant to kinder) events, providing opportunity for children to grow as followers of Jesus who experience his love through holistic and varied learning style activities.
Report to/meet regularly with NGDP about Trailhead's cohesiveness with rest of ministry.
Coordinate and supervise all Trailhead ministry needs (Sundays, Trailhead-WedPM, Village Moms, Women's Bible Study, and church-wide events), developing and maintaining doctrinally sound programs in a welcoming, child-friendly, and safe environment.
Paid Staff Supervision
o Assist NGDP in the interview, hiring, and training of Trailhead paid childcare staff.
o Monitor staff scheduling, coordinating time sheets.
o Ensure staff are properly trained (including 1st Aid/CPR certified and Ministry Safe).
o Supervise staff cleaning of toys, equipment, and laundry.
o Event Staffing
Provide ministry leaders a nursery reservation procedure to determine the number of children and their ages.
Staff Trailhead with adequate staff for all church-functions requiring childcare, also handling reservations for special church-wide events.
o Assist the NGDP in promoting Trailhead's ministry in creative ways.
o Recruit and coordinate volunteers from within the church membership.
o Maintain appropriate adult/child ratios; prepared to teach/assist should a need arise.
o Maintain volunteer reminder system.
Work with the NGDP to clearly and regularly support, communicate, and equip Trailhead staff and volunteers the policies and procedures outlined in the Children's Ministry Handbook, meeting regularly with staff for encouragement, prayer, mentoring and feedback.
o Keep and maintain regular office hours.
o Purchase and prep all Trailhead equipment and supplies (including snacks), reporting inventory needs to NGDP for approval/ordering within the CM budget.
o Maintain and organize curriculum files and supply areas.
o Create rosters for all programs, recording attendance statistics - for space, staffing, supply needs, church office records, and appropriate mailings to families.
-Use computerized check in system to maintain this information.
-Take attendance and send reports.
-Create and maintain Sunday school nametags.
o Maintain the pager system.
o Coordinate facility cleaning and equipment failure/replacement with custodial staff.
o Provide custodial staff with room set-up at least one week in advance of any event.
Work with the Children's Ministry Team to plan and implement family special events, conferences and summer programs (e.g., parenting/marriage conferences, VBS, etc.).
This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be a reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation and employment decisions.