First Presbyterian Church – Cedar Rapids

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE: The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries purpose is to assist the ministries of First Presbyterian Church through the development and expansion of a comprehensive long-term ministry to middle and high school youth (6th – 12th grade) and their families and to support the Church School Program (nursery through high school) by providing Sunday morning leadership by coordinating programs; facilitating teachers; soliciting volunteers; and interacting with parents.

RESPONSIBILITIES WITH MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM

Manage a balanced program for middle and high school youth, coordinating with the other program staff and volunteer leaders as appropriate. This shall include:

  • Youth Fellowship groups
  •  Retreat and Mission projects, including fund raising for mission trips
  •  Summer Mission and or youth Conferences
  •  Planning and implementing an annual Youth Sunday Service

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND CHURCH SCHOOL

  • In conjunction with Pastor/Head of Staff work with the Board of Christian Education, the Children’s Committee, and the Youth Committee to implement a comprehensive Christian Education Program for children and youth.
    • Primary responsibility Church school programming including pre-school, elementary, middle and high school.
    • Oversee VBS themes, recruiting volunteers and leadership as needed.
    • Help plan and carry out seasonal events, e.g. Fall Festival or Advent Festival, and in association with the Children’s Choir Director the Children’s Musical and Christmas Pageant.
    • Plan, lead and carry out Sunday morning children’s chapel.
    • Maintain inventory of supplies needed for regular and special programming according to budget and program priorities.
  • Provide “first contact” and welcome to children and parents participating in Sunday morning Church School.
  • Attend staff meetings and attend Children’s Committee, Youth Committee and Board of Christian Education Committee Meetings.
  • Develop strong one-on-one relationships with children and their families, so as to nurture and mentor them in Christian faith.

DEVELOP VOLUNTEER YOUTH LEADERS

  • Develop, train and support additional Youth Leaders

OTHER DUTIES: As assigned, yet within the general scope of this Job Description.

ATMOSPHERE

  • Maintain a caring, supportive attitude toward all who telephone or come into the church building
  • Understand and support the purpose of the church and view caring for individuals as an important aspect of the church’s ministry

THEOLOGICAL IDENTITY

  • Understand and actively support the theological identity of First Presbyterian Church as articulated on our website: fpccr.org

STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interact effectively with all staff and volunteers to accomplish the church’s ministry

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Maintain confidentiality concerning financial contributions, pastoral care, counseling, and any information about members or friends of the church received directly or indirectly
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality and professionalism concerning staff relationships

HOURS – This is a part time position consisting of 30 – 35 hour per week.  This includes Sunday morning, Wednesday evening, weekdays and other occasional evenings.

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries is accountable to the Pastor/Head of Staff and to the Session through the Administration and Personnel Committee.

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, Education or equivalent preferred.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME TO:  DCGdds@aol.com.