High energy, creative, faith driven director needed to lead Christian educational and spiritual development opportunities for all ages. Your opportunity to make a difference! Relationship development and team development skills essential. Vision to initiate exciting and valued educational opportunities important. Expertise in needs and interests of children and youth critical. Part-time hours at Mission del Sol in Tempe, a church hungry to grow and change to be a church home for all ages. Send note of interest and background information to Rev. Dr. Judy Winkelpleck at missiondelsol.org/contact-us/. Calls welcome at 480-820-9944. See missiondelsol.org/contact-us/career-opportunities/ for more information.

Purpose of Position:

Lead the development, delivery and evaluation of Christian Education for all ages while relating to all church members and extensively involving volunteer leaders.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Lead Christian Education regular and special programming, including involvement in learning through mission activity. Ensure curriculum and activities for all ages support spiritual development opportunities and objectives.

Develop, implement and evaluate recruitment and training for volunteers, including utilization of delegated leadership opportunities, especially with commission members.

Build sustaining relationships which promote Christian Education and Mission del Sol with all ages of church members, the Presbytery and appropriate other churches or organizations. Ensure relationships with children and youth and their parents with each other, with staff and with the total church are developed and affirmed.

Collaboratively develop with the pastor, other staff, and appropriate commissions opportunities for children and youth to be involved in worship and all other possible activities.

Develop strategies for, plan for, implement, and participate in groups and activities for youth.

Ensure knowledge of available curriculum, learning opportunities, and educational trends in churches. Recommend creative educational ideas.

Ensure through delegated involvement or provide leadership for specific activities including Sunday educational classes, youth groups, small groups, confirmation, Vacation Bible School, mission trips, mission activities, Family Christmas Eve service, the Easter egg hunt, and other activities which are initiated.

Develop and distribute integrated communication to the church and to involved volunteers.

Provide needed mandated training and keep background checks updated, on file, and accessible to the Office Manager.

Coordinate with the Office Manager and ensure CE administrative data bases of volunteers, participants, attendance, teaching schedules, parent information, and outside contact information.

Arrange for and coordinate with the nursery attendant.

Be present at all worship services and for Sunday educational opportunities.

Develop, with the Christian Education Commission and the pastor, and monitor the CE budget and other resources.

Regularly meet with the pastor and other staff for coordination of all spiritual development.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Pursuing or obtained Bachelor’s Degree in religious studies or Christian Education, or equivalent experience.

Experience:

Strong administrative, educational ,spiritual leadership and organizational skills

Excellent interpersonal team skills in working with staff, volunteers, parents, children/youth of all ages, and adults

Ability to recruit for, train, and enhance leadership and delegated responsibilities in serving children, youth, and adults

Ability to identify and envision short and long term Christian Education goals and priorities.

Ability to source, evaluate and select education resources

Ability to suggest and adhere to approved budget