Children’s Ministry Director – Grace Meridian Hill PCA

Employment

Summary: Provide relational, spiritual, and logistical leadership to Grace Meridian Hill’s children’s ministry.

Job Type: Full time, 30 hours/week

General
¥ Create a grace filled, enthusiastic learning environment

¥ Serve as a welcoming presence for regular and new parents and their children

¥ Work with Assistant Pastor to form practical strategies based on Grace Meridian Hill’s philosophy of ministry
Administration & Communication

¥ Schedule Sunday volunteers each quarter

¥ Print/distribute lessons, notes, plans to adult leaders/teachers as needed

¥ Communicate with parents weekly regarding lesson/activities, home follow up, songs, etc.

¥ Serve as communication “hub” between Pastor, Ministry Administrator, Parents, and Members

¥ Maintain and re order basic teacher/lesson related supplies; maintain class rosters

¥ Review and implement child protection policies/practices

Supervision & Training

¥ Provide oversight of all class teachers/assistants

¥ Select and implement curriculum, under supervision of Assistant Pastor, with input from Parent Committee/Teachers

¥ Create systems for traffic/flow, ensuring that ministry space is safe, organized, effective; direct support staff and volunteers in setting up of rooms

¥ Prepare/teach lesson as a substitute when needed

¥ Lead adult training/equipping meetings; routinely encourage teachers and members/volunteers

¥ Hire and manage paid caregivers
Parents/Family Liaison

¥ Develop supportive, collaborative relationships with parents of children

¥ Coordinate with Parent Committee (and Assistant Pastor, as needed) when parent support, child
development, and discipline needs arise

¥ Support integration of families and baptism of children (scheduling, gifts, certificates, etc.).
Special Events

¥ Plan special worship opportunities for children in main service

¥ Plan and implement childcare/activities for special events (e.g., Fall Retreat, Parent Meetings, etc.) and family encouraged ministries (e.g., Moms Group, Engine Room prayer, etc.)
* As a member of the Grace Meridian Hill staff team, the Children’s Ministry Director is required to participate in all weekly Staff Meetings (Tuesdays, 1:30pm 3:00pm). Apart from these requirements, along with participation in Sunday worship service, the Children’s Ministry Director is free to work at various times and in various locations.
Qualifications
¥ Prior experience with local church children’s ministries

¥ Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills with adults and children; personable demeanor
and relational style

¥ Strong administrative skills; organized; problem solver

¥ Flexible, able to adapt quickly within a growing (i.e., changing) church environment

¥ Embraces, and able to articular, Grace Meridian Hill’s vision, especially as it relates to children

¥ Prior experience working with youth in an urban community strongly preferred

¥ Background check required; experience in infant/child CPR certification preferred

Supervisor: Pastor Remargo Yancie
Hours: 30 hours/week

Pay: Available upon request
Eligible for Benefits: Yes

Start date: Immediately (negotiable)