Brighton First Presbyterian Church is looking for a part-time Children, youth and family director. This is a 20 hour a week position. If interested please send a resume to the following email, [email protected]

First Presbyterian Church of Brighton

Job Description

Director of Children, Youth, and Families Ministries

Mission Statement:  “To faithfully engage, empower, and nurture our children, youth, and families through prayer, mission, and worship.”

Purpose:  Responsible for the development and overall supervision of educational ministries and the direction of spiritual development for children. Provide a specialized ministry and overall leadership for the youth program to maximize spiritual development.

Qualifications:

• Hold a bachelor’s degree in education or related fields or equivalent life experience.

• Be able to administer, supervise, coordinate, facilitate, and implement comprehensive education and spiritual development program with and for children and youth.

• Possess skills in human relations, communication, administration, public relations, promotion, and faith development.

• Be able to perform duties with minimal supervision

• Meet any other authorized, legal standards which may be established by the Session.

• Background check is required.

• Demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Accountability:

• Report to the Pastor for implementation of policies and coordination of duties.

• Report to the Personnel Committee and Session for policy guidance and employment protocols. Includes an annual evaluation.

Terms of Service:

• This position is Part Time, 20 hours per week.

• Employment continues unless terminated in one of the following ways: at the request of the employee; an involuntary termination; the closing of a position under Reduction in Workforce provisions within the organization; or as otherwise provided under terms, policies, and procedures published by this organization.

• Pay/compensation is as determined by the Session and communicated in writing to the employee.

• This is an exempt position.

• This position is expected to attend worship weekly.

• Benefits received are explained in the Personnel Policies First Presbyterian Church Brighton, Colorado document.

 Primary Task:

To develop and implement a comprehensive Children and Youth ministry programs for preK-12th grades that:

• Loves children and youth as they are

• Encourages children and youth in developing relationship with God

• Provides opportunities for nurture and growth

• Challenges children and youth to respond to God’s call to serve in congregation, community and world as appropriate to age.

Duties:

• Keep abreast of changing trends and resources in Christian Education and in the church community by maintaining a program of reading, outside study, and continuing education.

• Coordinate with the Pastor, church staff members, and committees in the scheduling of church programs, events, and assist in other areas of the church programs and worship as requested.

• Assist committees in training, encouraging, enabling, and supporting person in various volunteer ministries involved with children, youth and families.

• Coordinate and consult with the Children, Youth and Families Committee, and serve as an advisor and resource person in areas concerning children, youth and families.

• Attend Christian Educator and Youth Leader meetings of the Presbytery when possible.

• Attend weekly staff meetings and other meetings with staff as needed.

• Additional duties and responsibilities as requested by Pastor, and/or Session.

• Produce annual staff report to the congregation.

General Responsibilities:

• Oversee the purchase of supplies and materials for programs.

• Maintain personal contact with families of children and youth as necessary

• Oversight of annual budget

Ministry:

• Establish training programs for leaders and volunteer workers in children’s ministries.

• Evaluate Church School Curriculum for preschool through 5th grade and bring recommendations to the Children, Youth and Families Committee.

• Direct Children’s Christmas Program, Vacation Bible School, etc.

• Coordinate with pastor and provide occasional children’s sermons

• Coordinate 3rd grade Bible presentations.

• Encourage volunteer leadership

• Evaluate youth curriculum for 6th-12th grades and bring recommendations to the Children, Youth and Families Committee

• Develop programs and functions to involve youth in mission, community service, work camp experiences, and congregational activities.

• Coordinate and lead mission trips

• Coordinate Youth Triennium for students of right age (every 3 years)

• Coordinate Confirmation classes, mentors and celebration, and support Pastor with teaching

• Recognition of milestones, moments, and accomplishments in church, school, and community

• Fundraising

• Coordinate quarterly Family events