New Hope Presbyterian Church

Director of Children & Family Ministries

Position Description:

New Hope Presbyterian Church is seeking a full-time (32 hours/week) Director of Children & Family Ministries. This person will lead a team of part-time staff as well as volunteers to promote and nurture the faith formation in our children (Birth- 6th Grade) and families.

Duties: The Director of Children & Family Ministries will lead the way in creating and sustaining a place where…

• Children experience the love of God

• Learning environment is safe, inviting and effective

• Parents are nurtured and equipped for the task of parenting in a household of faith

• Volunteers are recruited, trained and celebrated

• The congregation is informed and engaged in our common ministry with children and families.

• People collaborate and work as partners in the ministry of the whole church.

• The community recognizes our ministry with children and families.

Responsibilities: In the administration of the above duties, the Director of Children & Family Ministries can expect to…

• Administer and supervise core programs and events (Sunday School, VBS, etc.)

• Evaluate, determine and augment curriculum and resources as necessary.

• Lead the Discovery Time in worship.

• Recruit, train and lead team of part-time staff and volunteers in our ministries with children and families

• Create and administer necessary budgets, supplies and resources

• Communicate the work of the children and family ministries throughout the congregation and community

• Create and lead ways to involve our community in the ministries of New Hope

• Participate in Staff Meetings and work collegially for the health of the entire congregation.

• Develop and supervise work of part-time staff: Sunday School Assistant and Nursery Coordinator

Qualifications: The person we are looking to hire for this position will…

• Have a vibrant and growing commitment to Jesus Christ and can communicate that faith effectively to others.

• Exhibit an enthusiasm for ministry with children and families, and the role the congregation can play in the development of both.

• Have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, Theology or other ministry-related field.

• Have five or more years (preferred) of experience in leadership role in Children and/or Family Ministries

• Be knowledgeable and supportive with reformed theology and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

• Exhibit strong organizational, management and leadership skills.

• Communicate effectively with individuals as well as with large groups of all ages.

• Work well with teams.

• Demonstrate familiarity with social media platforms to enhance ministry.  

• Thrive in the ever-changing needs and environment of a growing and vibrant congregation.

Compensation: In the first year of employment, the Director of Children and Family Ministries will receive…

• $35,000 annual salary

• 2 weeks vacation

• 1 week of continuing education and enrichment

If interested please send resume to [email protected]