Summary: The Director of Children and Family Ministry proclaims the Gospel by directing, supporting, and developing a ministry that equips people of all ages for vibrant faith and lifelong learning with a particular focus on preschool and elementary school children, families, and intergenerational activities. The Director of Children’s and Family Ministry reports to the Associate Minister. This is a part-time, twenty hour a week position, and includes paid vacation with a salary range of $26,000 to $31,000.
1. Nurture faith formation in children and families.
• Develop, implement, and oversee a design of faith formation for children and families.
• Plan and direct Sunday morning programs for preschool and elementary school children.
• Recruit, equip, and support adult volunteers as needed to carry out the programs.
• Support the Childcare Coordinator.
• Plan and lead summer camps for children, including overnight Arts Camp and a shared multi-church Peace Day Camp.
• Facilitate support groups for parents and family fellowship meet-ups.
• Participate in the Fourth Soil Parenting Team, a project designed to support parents in their vital role in fostering the faith of their children.
2. Participate in Planning Worship
• Develop new ways for young people to be engaged in the worship life of the congregation.
• Work collaboratively with pastoral staff and music staff to plan Intergenerational Worship Services, including the Christmas Pageant, Bible Sunday, First Sunday Worship, Dinner Church and Brunch Church.
• Celebrate, promote, and integrate the church’s Covenants throughout the life of the church – our commitments to Inclusive Language, Open and Affirming, Just Peace, Creation Justice, Accessible to All, and WISE, our Mental Health Covenant
3. Represent the Church
• Work with other staff members to communicate with the congregation and the wider community the activities and concerns of our church.
• Follow up with visitors, especially families with children, regarding faith formation opportunities.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• A progressive Christian approach to faith that includes fully embracing our commitment to be LGBTQ+ Open and Affirming.
• Experience working with children and families.
• Experience recruiting and equipping volunteers.
• Experience with program development.
• Mission Ownership: Demonstrates an understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values, and covenants of First Congregational Church and carries out a ministry that reflects and honors them.
• Christian Faith and Spiritual Maturity: Demonstrates integrity by walking the talk; is seen by others as trustworthy and authentic; nurtures a rich spiritual life; is able to articulate a clear and consistent theology.
• Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships; enjoys working creatively and building appropriate rapport with people of all ages, especially children and parents; is approachable.
• Spiritual Formation: Demonstrates an understanding of faith formation as a journey or process; creates an environment which fosters a growing faith.
• Personal and Professional Ethics: Maintains healthy and appropriate boundaries and follows all policies and procedures of First Congregational UCC, Boulder.
• Communication Skills: Demonstrates excellent communications and organizational skills as well as a proficiency with new and emerging communication technologies and a desire to keep learning.