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First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables

Director of Children and Family Ministries

First United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
Coral Gables, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 03/08/2017
Categories: Christian Teacher - Church/Ministry - Education
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Director of Children & Family Ministries is responsible to develop and ensure a safe, sound and sprouting Children’s program welcoming children through their completion of 5th grade. The director shall seek to foster a strong program through building relationships with children, parents, volunteers, and church leaders to instill God’s love, through the faith in Jesus Christ, and lay a foundation that will empower children to live out their developing Christian values.


Accountable to: Supervising Pastor: _________________________, SPRC

Commitment:    Part-time

Compensation:  To be discussed


Expected Outcomes

  •   Develop and lead all aspects of the children’s ministry programs and activities.
  •   Design a children annual program with strategic plan of goals to be fulfilled supporting the vision and mission of the church.
  •   Recruit and train children’s quality leaders/workers.
  •   Draft, submit & monitor the children’s ministry annual budget.
  •   Initiate and implement approaches that will engage the children’s parents and families.
  •   Be informed and implement the church’s child protection policy and procedures.
  •   Generate new ideas and programs valuing a team concept in ministry with the pastoral staff and leadership team to coordinate all programs in concert with the   church’s overall vision.
  •   Communicate program news frequently with the congregation and community.
  •   Available to church and community at large through regularly scheduled office hours.
  •   Adopt and promote quality and current resources applicable to early childhood development.
  •   Meet with supervising pastor to implement the vision and goals for the Children and Families Program.


A sense of call and passion for working with children

Strong Christian faith and a commitment to sharing the Good News

An appreciation of the United Methodist Church; its polity and theological tradition

An understanding of child development

Good organizational, communication, teaching and computer skills

Enthusiastic & flexible team approach while working with children, parents & team


Knowledgeable in operation of common computer programs such as Microsoft Office,

PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Education and Experience Requirements

  •   Minimum of bachelor’s degree, preferred in education/childhood development
  •   Minimum 2 years of experience demonstrated with preschool/children up to 5th grade
  •   Proven leadership and teaching skills

Working Stipulations

The Children & Families Director will keep the Director of Operations & supervising pastor informed

     as to how he/she may be contacted.

Provide and fulfill office hours interwoven with schedule of special events, programming,

     & worship services.

Notify the supervising pastor or Director of Operations prior to any unforeseen absence from regularly    

     scheduled hours, events or duties, & provide a suitable substitute in case of anticipated absence.

Hours and schedule will be discussed and agreed upon as needed with the supervising pastor &   


Review of performance and goal setting will be completed annually with SPRC and continually

    with supervising pastor.

Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.