Children’s and Youth Ministries Coordinator Part time

@ Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison
  • Madison, Wisconsin View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry, Youth & Teen Ministry
  • Salary Range: $55 - $60
  • Date Posted: 26 May 2023
  • Application closes: 31 August 2023
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    Job Description

    Supervisor: Associate Pastor
    Status: 40 hours per week
    Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000
    Benefits: Flexible work schedule; health/vision/dental insurance; retirement plan, 15 days + holidays PTO
    FLSA: Exempt

    Position Summary: Develop and implement group and individual ministries to young people from pre-kindergarten through high school. Work collaboratively with volunteers and paid staff on church programs for children and youth. Support and inspire each young person as well as teachers, advisors, and other individuals involved in Covenant youth programs. Oversee children’s Christian Education program and related activities. Lead group activities and provide individual support for middle and high schoolers. By example and encouragement, and with passion for Covenant’s mission statement and goals, guide
    each young person to engage in Christian faith.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    • Work collaboratively with church staff—especially the Associate Pastor—on children’s/youth program goals.
    • Maintain an understanding of current issues regarding children and youth through professional reading and in-service activities (funds will be provided for continuing education)
    • Get to know young people in the congregation and their parents by name. Engage older youth (middle/high school) in 1-on-1 conversations as the need or opportunity arises.
    • Coordinate Children’s Christian Education (CCE) program (select curricula, train and resource volunteer teaching staff)
    • Oversee the children’s worship activities, including Children’s Time and Kaleidoscope (worship education program)
    • Collaborate with other staff & volunteers on the children’s music program, Vacation Bible School, and mission activities.
    • Facilitate weekly group fellowship and occasional mission opportunities during the church program year for middle school and high school youth.
    • Plan and implement special group opportunities including retreats, camping, and mission trips for youth. Provide at least one such activity each summer for middle and high schoolers.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise support staff for CCE and Kaleidoscope. Recruit and support youth group advisors.
    • Draft and, after approval, monitor the children’s and youth ministries budgets.

    Minimum Qualifications
    • College degree (B.A., B.S.) with coursework in education or youth-related field preferred.
    • Children’s and youth ministries experience
    • Strong interpersonal communications skills.
    • Event and travel planning skills.
    • Competence in using technology for communication and program enhancement.
    • Competence in speaking, writing, and editing.
    • Musical skills are desirable.

    Physical Requirements
    • Able to proficiently use a computer, telephone and related equipment.
    • Able to move freely, drive safely, travel long distances and camp in primitive conditions.
    • Have access to a car for activities outside the church.
    • Available to work Sundays as part of regular work schedule.
    • Able to occasionally lift camping equipment, luggage and other items weighing up to 40 pounds.

    Core Competencies
    • Strong ethical character
    • Integrity and trust
    • Initiative and self-reliance
    • Experience with spiritual formation/discipleship
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Team orientation
    • People/Volunteer Management
    • Self-starter and able to multi-task without supervision

    Application closes: August 31, 2023

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