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Director of Technical Arts – First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, IL

Job Description
A Director of Technical Arts is being sought to operate and maintain all theatrical technology systems of the church, including sound, lighting, video, and projection. The Director of Technical Arts will work closely with the Director of Music and Arts to ensure that all worship needs are met, as well as with the Business Operations Manager and Building Supervisor to coordinate all other church events. The Director of Technical Arts will also recruit, train, and supervise volunteer and paid technicians.
 
Areas of Responsibility
  • Develop and prepare operational and maintenance procedures for Sanctuary sound, video and lighting systems. 
  • Manage, maintain, and provide documentation for fixed and portable audio/visual systems within the church. 
  • Attend weekly building planning meetings with the Business Operations Manager or Building Supervisor to remain aware of and prepare for upcoming events. 
  • Manage, maintain, and provide support for all A/V presentation equipment.
  • Develop and administer procedures for special event use of technical systems. 
  • Submit purchase and budget requests as needed to the Director of Music and Arts for approval. 
  • Recruit, train, and schedule staff and volunteer Technical Arts Ministry participants.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Communications, develop and implement procedures for posting service audio and video on the church web site and/or social media sites.
Personal Qualifications/Characteristics
  • Expertise in theatrical technical systems, including lighting, sound, and video
  • Ability to both teach and supervise in a thorough and loving manner
  • Ease, caring, and interest in personal relationships
  • Team player, accessible, able to deal openly with others
  • Strong Christ-centered personal spirituality and a desire to grow in ministry
To Apply
Send a resume and cover letter to Tom Tropp, Director of Music and Arts, ttropp@FirstChurchLF.org

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Church Administrator, First Congregational Church of Evanston, IL

The First Congregation Church of Evanston (FCCE) is seeking a Church Administrator with a positive outlook and flexible attitude to perform a variety of facilities and general administrative duties.  You will have the benefit of being part of a stellar team and serving the community through multiple outreach programs.

This position will be filled on a temp to perm basis, with an initial 90 day probation period.

Responsibilities for this role include 3 key areas of focus:

Administrative Management 

  • As principal church receptionist, answer phones and front doorbell; provide support to all colleagues using the church space or services.
  • Assure that office machines, equipment, and supplies for support of staff and church operations are available and proactively secure per approved budget.
  • Maintain and update church database for mailings (electronic and written) of weekly bulletin for Sunday service, Friday email, and newsletter;
  • Maintain church’s online and written church calendar, including special events, weddings, funerals, etc., and distribute to church staff.
  • Manage the short-term (one-day) and some long-term rentals of church space to outside groups.
Financial Management 
  • Maintain financial database on church’s proprietary software (Realm for membership and contributions and Connect Now for ledgers, payable and payroll); maintain records of contributions and donor activity; deposit weekly offering; prepare monthly and annual financial reports for the Treasurer.
  • Prepare payroll and payroll taxes and quarterly returns for staff.

Building Management

  • Serve as the internal or external point of contact for any church member or staff member who has a concern involving maintenance and operations of buildings, grounds, and church equipment and appliances.
  • Work closely with contractors, such as the handy man, cleaning, snow removal, and lawn care service providers to prioritize and accomplish work schedule.
  • Assure routine servicing of HVAC systems in church and church house.
  • Secure assistance to set up facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, special events, etc.
  • Assure that buildings security systems and routines, including mechanical, are followed. Maintain all security records (codes, alarm records).
  • Oversee insurance issues for employees as well as space-sharers and contractors.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • College degree preferred. A minimum of five years’ experience of office operations management, preferably in a church or not-for-profit setting.
  • Computer skills including knowledge of software applications, including Microsoft Word and database management, and willingness to learn applications such as church accounting software.
  • Ability to navigate and update social media and online sharing.
  • Communications skills (including telephone, business writing), time management, and interpersonal skills especially working with volunteers.
  • Basic knowledge of building systems such as plumbing, phone, electrical and HVAC in order to secure and oversee service providers.
  • Must be customer service driven.
  • Must have sound judgment and alertness.
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail and follow-through on tasks to completion.
  • Demonstrated initiative and reliability in previous roles.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple requests for assistance.
  • Commitment to organizational mission and goals and ability to work collaboratively to achieve them.

Shift/Hours/Days: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; may include some occasional early mornings, weekend and/or evening hours.

Salary & Benefits: Salary is commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate, together with a competitive benefits package.  We encourage all interested parties to apply.

Background checks: FCCE conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and will use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

EEO/AA Statement: The First Congregational Church of Evanston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 About FCCE: The FCCE is open and affirming to people of all ages and abilities, races, sexual orientations gender identities, and national origins.  We do not require any church affiliation or set of religious beliefs to apply but are seeking candidates aligned with these values.

The FCCE is a member of the United Church of Christ and maintains a connection with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC).

Please visit https://firstchurchevanston.org/index.html for more information about the First Congregational Church of Evanston.


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Director of Youth and Family Ministries – First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette, IL

Job Position and Purpose
First Presbyterian Church of Wilmette (FPCW) is passionately committed to the Christian nurturing and spiritual formation of our youth. All of our youth programs are designed and taught to help our youth grow as disciples of Christ, which we accomplish through their participation in worship, intentional fellowship and faith formation, and risk-taking mission and service.
 
Under the direction and in partnership with the Associate Pastor, the DYFM will oversee and diligently work to develop and implement this FPCW mission through age-appropriate youthministry programming and relationship-building. The DYFM will serve as a faithful, accessible, and available resource and model of Christian faith and life for our youth and their families.
 
The FPCW staff is a nurturing, collaborative, mission-driven, and creative team that will enthusiastically welcome another colleague’s gifts, energy, and passion for excellence in youth ministry and Christian faith formation.
 
Qualifications:
  • A passion for youth and an understanding of the current culture of pre-teens and teenagers.
  • Person of joy-filled Christian faith and character with a theological and biblical background.
  • Takes initiative, well-organized, and articulate in word and writing.
  • Flexible, team-player mentality.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; M.Div. or M.Div.-in-process desirable.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with and build intentional relationships with High School aged youth (not all are FPCW members).
    • Create curriculum, resource and teach Senior High “Tower” on Sunday (5:00-7:00 p.m).
    • Plan and implement monthly fellowship and mission opportunities.
    • Plan and develop two retreats/year engaging youth in fellowship and spiritual formation.
    • Help develop, plan and implement annual work trip; serve as pastoral presence on trip.
  • Support an engaging youth fellowship and spiritual formation for 5th and 6th graders.
    • Create curriculum, resource and co-teach Club 56 (5th/6th graders) on Sunday 10:00 a.m.
    • Plan and implement monthly Club 56 fellowship and mission events.
    • Plan and implement annual Club 56 Winter Retreat, engaging youth in fellowship and spiritual formation.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Support continuity of curriculum and intentional relationships for all age groups and their families.
    • Support confirmation ages (7th/8th grade) as time permits after primary responsibilities.
      • Co-create curriculum and co-teach Confirmation on Sundays (8:45am)
      • Help plan and implement bi-monthly mission opportunities
      • Help plan annual Confirmation Retreat, engaging youth in fellowship and spiritual formation.
    • Consult on fellowship and spiritual formation for younger children.
  • Build intentional relationships with youth and their families to strengthen their fellowship.
  • Intentionally seek ways to incorporate youth in the larger ministry of the church (i.e. worship, mission, fellowship).
  • Work with Music Ministries and Children and Family Ministries ministry to instill a ‘joy in coming to church’ attitude for all ages of youth.
Required Time Commitment:
  • Relationship building.
  • Sunday: most of day as enumerated in job responsibilities.
  • Monthly and annual fellowship and mission events for various age groups as enumerate.Weekly Staff meeting and monthly Youth and Family Ministry Committee meetings, as required.
  • Planning, preparation, administration and time to time other Student-Ministry related activities.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Madeline Weston at office@fpcw.org.

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Communication Coordinator – Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston, IL

About Northminster Presbyterian Church
Northminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant community “Growing in Faith, Rooted in Love.” The church, almost 100 years old, engages in a wide range of ministries, both locally and globally, and seeks to nurture people of all ages in fellowship and faith formation. Northminster welcomes all to participate fully in the life of the church.
 
Position Summary
The Communication Coordinator will keep the congregation and community informed of and engaged in everything Northminster has to offer through clear, consistent, and high-quality communication. This involves producing the weekly email newsletter, updating information on the church’s website, and maturing Northminster’s presence on social media. The person holding this position will work primarily with staff, the Communications Committee and other committees as needed. They must be proficient in creating and managing email lists and messages, as well a social media tools. This position requires someone who can communicate clearly and directly with internal and external audiences; work with a variety of members to articulate the work of the congregation; and produce high quality communications while meeting deadlines.
20-25 hours/week; salaried, commensurate with experience
 
Reports To: Senior Pastor/Head of Staff
 
Responsibilities
● Solicit and write content for, design, edit, and produce member communications,
including weekly newsletters and other periodic communications
● Create and maintain content on church’s website and social media accounts
● Work with staff and volunteers to promote church and community events in various
communication channels
● Use various metrics (i.e. Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Constant Contact) to
track engagement
● Identify new tools and approaches to improve Church communication.
● Support the Stewardship Committee in building and executing an effective
communication strategy for its annual campaign
 
Requirements
● College degree; Bachelor’s preferred
● 3-5 years communications experience
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
● Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
● Experience with (or ability to learn) member database software, ACS preferred
● Familiarity with Google Apps, Constant Contact, Survey Monkey, SignUpGenius, and
photography helpful
 
Skills & Attributes
● Strong written, oral, and visual communication skills.
● Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines
● Strong attention to detail
● Proven experience working with colleagues and volunteers to generate content
● High degree of professionalism, integrity, and warmth
● Self-directed with ability to learn quickly
 
Compensation
Salaried position commensurate with experience and ability and budget constraints.
Northminster Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer.
 
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Jobs@northminpres.org with the subject line “Communication Coordinator.”

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Worship Band Director – First Presbyterian, Evanston

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston (FPCE) is a diverse worship community that seeks to follow Christ, serve Christ and grow disciples in a dynamic Lakefront community just north of Chicago IL. The Worship Band Director plans and coordinates the music shared by the Praise Band in the context of blended and contemporary styles of corporate worship and undertakes various administrative support tasks associated with the Praise Band and Sunday services.

To provide maximum flexibility, FPCE provides candidates with two options when applying for this position. Each option is intended to emphasize the importance of the role of leading both the praise band and congregation in spiritual formation and worship. Candidates should make clear which option you are applying for.

Option #1: 30 hrs/week, non-exempt position, with full benefits package. Salary: $20,000 annually, with up to an additional 2 weeks unpaid time off during June – August. All time off, other than sick time, must be pre-approved by the Director of Worship & Music. This option requires the Worship Band Director to undertake all Worship Band Director responsibilities as well as additional administrative responsibilities as provided in the description below.

Option #2: 15-18 hrs/week, non-exempt position, without benefit package. Salary: $20,000 annually, with up to an additional 2 weeks unpaid time off during June – August. All time off, other than sick time, must be pre-approved by the Director of Worship & Music. This option requires the praise band worship director to undertake all worship director responsibilities as provided in the description of responsibilities below.

This position reports directly to the Director of Worship & Music. First Presbyterian Church seeks individuals with a personal relationship with Christ to provide spiritual leadership for the congregation and Praise Band members. Responsibilities and duties of this position include the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES
Spiritual and Musical Leadership (required in both Option 1 and 2)
  • In consultation with the Director of Worship & Music (WMD) coordinate the worship music for the contemporary service and lead the choir and praise band on contemporary praise songs during both services.
  • Rehearse the praise band to prepare for worship services during weekly rehearsals during the school year, and bi-weekly during the summer months.
  • Select praise songs to fit weekly sermon themes. Selections should represent the breadth of contemporary Christian music available in style, culture, and time period.
  • Provide leadership for the spiritual development of praise band members.
  • Recruit volunteer musicians and worship leaders.
  • Evaluate and help develop technical ability of volunteer musicians, including Middle School and High School musicians.
Worship Band Specific Administrative Duties (required in both Option 1 and 2)
  • Maintain effective communication with Audio/Visual Coordinator regarding the Worship Band-specific audio and media components for weekly Sunday services.
  • Schedule Worship Band Volunteers & Independent Contractors, and uploading materials pertaining to Sunday services utilizing the Planning Center internet resource.
  • Create Worship Band-specific ProPresenter (media presentation software) playlists and new lyric slides;
  • Printing and copying materials for the Worship Band for all rehearsals, services, and special events;
  • Maintain Worship Band-specific budget and expense tracking, and process Worship Band-specific expense reimbursement requests.
  • Collaborating and communicating with Worship Band volunteers via email, phone calls, or surface mail, when necessary.
  • Maintaining an accurate directory of Worship Band volunteers and independent contractors.
  • Assist in planning and executing all service elements of the weekly contemporary service.
Administrative Duties (required in Option 1 only)
  • Maintain effective communication with Audio/Visual Coordinator regarding all audio and media components for weekly Sunday services.
  • Maintain additional budget and expense tracking, and process additional expense reimbursement requests.
  • Plan and execute all service elements of the weekly contemporary service.
  • Oversee all copyright compliance.
  • Assist with the following tasks related to the Worship Ministry (WM):
  1. Reserve rooms for all Worship band rehearsals, services, and special events.
  2. Printing and copying materials on request for all Worship rehearsals, services, and events.o Maintaining electronic and office filing system for all worship music (choral and praise song library) and other documents;
  3. Collaborating and communicating with all Worship volunteers via email, phone calls, or surface mail, when necessary;
  4. Maintaining an accurate directory of volunteers and independent contractors in all Worship & Music ministries
  5. Maintaining all Worship folders in the server;
  6. Occasionally helping to create ProPresenter(media presentation software)playlists;
  7. Setting up and coordinating schedules, and uploading materials pertaining to Sunday services through Planning Center.
  8. Assisting in other miscellaneous projects or special events with the choir director, AV coordinator, or organist
Other
  • Is the primary contact for WMD when the Director is out of town. Screens and responds to calls and emails/mail while WMD is out of town.
  • Assist with preparations for special services/events/training.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & QUALITIES: (Applies to Option 1 and 2)
  • A mature relationship with Jesus Christ and evidence of strong spiritual leadership ability is required.
  • Bachelors degree in Music or a related major is desired, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to fluently read music, as well as prepare and organize music selections is essential.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, relational and communication skills are essential.
  • Experience in paid or volunteer work within a church setting is highly desirable.
  • Experience with piano/keyboard desired.
  • Ability to rehearse and lead a contemporary worship band (including vocalists) is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suites (required); proficiency in Planning Center, ProPresenter, and Finale are highly desirable.

BENEFITS (Included in Option 1 only)

  • Health PPO Insurance – Employee pays 70% of the premium for employee + family
  • Life Insurance – $25,000 employee death benefit – premiums paid 100% by the Church
  • Short/Long Term Disability – premiums 100% paid by the Church
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Account (pre payroll taxes) – Church contributes 2.5% of annual salary and up to a match of Employee Contributions via payroll deductions up to 3% of employee’s annual salary. This is the employee’s account and is their property at termination
  • Optional Section 125 Health Flexible Savings Account (pre payroll taxes) Employee can contribute via payroll deductions up to $2,700 annually to pay for qualifying medical, dental and vision expenses not paid for by the Health Plan. Plan year ends 4/30 and any unused contributions at plan year end must be spent be requested not later than the 15th of July following the plan year-end. Any remaining unused contributions become the Church’s property.
  • Paid Time Off – 2 Personal Days, 7.5 Vacation Days (only 2 of these vacation days may be Sundays), and 3 sick days

If interested, please send a resume to fpceworship@gmail.com attn: Kon Savoy, indicating if Option 1 or Option 2 is sought. For more information about First Presbyterian Church please go to our website at www.firstpresevanston.org.


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Youth Leader – Ravenswood Presbyterian Church, Chicago

Purpose: To conduct a program of Christian ministry for a small group of young people, providing leadership, support, instruction and advice.

Accountability: To Pastor as Head of Staff.

Modality: Work in close consultation with Advisory Team.

Responsibilities:
Devote 8 hours per week to this ministry.
Provide leadership in the development of a youth program.
Convene, organize and supervise regular weekly meetings and activities.
Create an atmosphere of joyful, genuine devotion and love for the Lord.
Create an atmosphere of trusting fellowship among participating youth.
Provide opportunities to build up faith.
Offer a systematic plan of biblical instruction.
Provide opportunities for song, music, poetry or drama.
Be available for advice and guidance as needed.
Encourage and plan special events and community service.
Encourage support of church needs and activities.
Networking with other youth ministries in sister churches.
Involve youth parents in the group activities for support.
Contact and invite guest speakers when convenient.
Meet with Advisory Team for planning, organizing and evaluating.
Submit bimonthly report to Session through pastor.
(Teach a Sunday School class for youth).
 
Qualifications:
Solid faith and profound, genuine love for and commitment to Jesus Christ.
A heart for ministry with and to youth with experience in the field.
Evidence of mature character and exemplary morality.
Evidence of faithful commitment to church life.
Solid knowledge of Bible and theology.
Great youthful energy and friendliness.
Musical skills preferable.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferable.
 
To apply: Email resume to paul@ravenswoodpresbyterian.org or apply via Facebook @ravenswoodpresbyterianchurch

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Family and Children Program Coordinator, Highland, Indiana

First Presbyterian Church of Highland, Indiana (located 35 minutes from Chicago) is seeking a Family and Children Program Coordinator.

This coordinator position would oversee opportunities for Christian formation relating to children, youth, parents, and families. The candidate should have knowledge of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its history, traditions, and liturgies. Some of the duties might include:

– Attending Faith Development Ministry Meetings once a month
– Assisting in Sunday morning activities as needed.
– Recruiting, training and supporting volunteers for faith development programs
– Planning and coordinating intergenerational events such as the kick-off to church school
– Planning events for kids ages K – 6th grade, which could include Summer VBS
– Assisting in the coordination of the Church School program
– Helping in planning activities for youth 7th – 12th grade
– Coordinating and scheduling kids to help in worship 3rd – 12th grades
– Planning programs/events for parents of school age children
– Communicating and marketing youth programs to the congregation and community, using technology and social media, flyers, phone calls, etc.
– Organizing supplies and kids’ areas when needed.
– Ordering supplies or seeking donations as needed

GENERAL
– Approximately 10-15 hours per week which includes office hours one day a week of 4-5 hours

SALARY
– $10,000 ($200 per week for 52 weeks/2 weeks unpaid vacation time) employed for one year, beginning in August 15, 2019.
 
If you have questions about the position you may email: cabernet1949@yahoo.com. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to First Presbyterian Church of Highland, 8727 Delaware, Highland, IN 46322 or send by email to: fpch@fpchighland.org
 

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Director of Youth Ministries, Wildwood, IL

Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Wildwood, IL is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries (part-time).

Purpose:        

The Director of Youth Ministries ministers to the youth of our church and community in Middle School and High School.  (S)he develops, implements, and administers youth ministry programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of our youth.

Responsibilities:

  1. Serves as the youth leader for the Middle School and High School youth including, but not limited to, weekly youth group gatherings, retreats, mission trip, and educational activities.
  2. Maintains regular communication with youth, parents, and the congregation concerning youth ministry activities.
  3. Recruits and equips adult advisors from within the congregation to regularly help with youth group, meetings, and other activities.
  4. Teaches, models and encourages application of basic Christian values to life situations.
  5. Works efficiently and effectively in team situations.
  6. Works with volunteer teaching staff to implement post-confirmation Sunday School curriculum and the spiritual education component of youth group.
  7. Leads projects involving youth and youth programs, including fundraising.
  8. Abides by and enforces the Youth Advisor Covenant with adult volunteers.

Relationships:

Reports to the Head of Staff Pastor and the Christian Education Committee.  The Director of Youth Ministries regularly reports to the Christian Education Committee of the session regarding the Youth Ministries.  The personnel committee serves as a support and evaluating group, using input from the Head of Staff Pasto and Christian Education Committee.  In addition, the Director of Youth Ministries will maintain a close working relationship with the Director of Christian Education to maintain overall consistency in our approach to the education of the Youth.

Evaluation:

The personnel committee reviews work objectives and performance at least annually, using fulfillment of the above responsibilities as a guide.  The personnel committee annually reviews the adequacy of compensation and make recommendations for change to Session.

Time: 

The Director of Youth Ministries works a minimum of 20 hours per week.  Hours are reported to the Office Manager on a biweekly basis.           
 
For additional information and to apply for this position, please follow this link.

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Organist and Keyboard Accompanist, Clarendon Hills, IL

Community Presbyterian Church in Clarendon Hills, IL is looking for an Organist and Keyboard Accompanist. This is a part-time, salaried position (8–12 hours per week).
 
Duties

  • Provide service music in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries/Choirs for regular and special worship services.
    • Service music includes preludes, offertories, postludes, music for Communion, and other music as needed.
    • Regular Sunday worship is at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., September through May and at 9:30 a.m. only from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
    • Seasonal services are:
      • Ash Wednesday
      • Midweek Lenten worship
      • Maundy Thursday
      • Good Friday
      • Midweek Advent worship
      • Christmas Eve
      • Other services as determined by pastoral staff
  • Lead congregational singing from the organ and/or piano.
  • Accompany the Chancel Choir, and other ensembles as needed, at rehearsals and worship services. The Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday, 7:30–9:00 p.m., September through May.
  • Work with pastoral, youth, and children’s ministers to support the music needs of their ministries.
  • Report to the Director of Music Ministries/Choirs.
  • Provide music for weddings and funerals or secure a substitute organist if not available.

Expectations

  • Show prior experience as a church organist.
  • Provide music for organ and piano drawn from a variety of genres and periods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to improvise in various styles of music and to create hymn harmonizations.
  • Be sensitive to the appropriate tone and mood of services throughout the liturgical year.
  • Be comfortable with various styles of worship music, from contemporary to liturgical.
  • Value sacred music as an important element of worship rather than an opportunity to perform.

Instrument

  • Martin Ott, builder, Opus 93.
  • 22 stops
  • 26 ranks
  • 1 extension
  • Mechanical suspended key action
  • Electric stop action
  • Visit http://www.martinottpipeorgan.com/opus-93 for more detailed information.

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Director of Children’s Education, Elmhurst (part-time)

General
The Director of Children’s Education (DCE) has the primary staff responsibility for oversight and management of the children and youth Christian Education programs at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church. The Christian Education program includes congregation members from 3 year olds through high school, including Sunday School, the mid-week after school program for grades 1-8 and Vacation Bible School.

Responsibilities
A. The DCE will work closely with the Christian Education Commission (CE) to recruit and manage volunteers to provide meaningful Christian Education for the congregation’s children and youth.
B. S/he will recruit and train all volunteers who work with children and youth.
C. S/he will evaluate and select age and content-appropriate curriculum for the Sunday School, mid-week programs and Confirmation classes, in consultation with teachers, the Pastor and CE.
The DCE is responsible for the development of the yearly budget for Education and has day-to-day oversight of all Education-related budget items in consultation with CE.
D. S/he is responsible for coordinating and participating in the grade 1-5 mid-week program.
E. S/he will organize and direct Vacation Bible School.
F. S/he will oversee the Safe Practices Committee and see that all are properly trained, and members are informed of a policy in place.
G. S/he will meet regularly for staff meetings to plan and coordinate programming.
H. S/he will continue to educate him/herself through participation in ongoing continuing education events.
I. S/he will be the point of contact for new families visiting the church and work to build the family into church membership.
J. Other duties or responsibilities assigned by Head of Staff.

Hours
The average time is 20 hrs/wk. During the program year (especially when the mid-week program is in session) there will be weeks when the hours will be higher, and other times (Summer, except for the week of VBS) when the hours are less. The DCE may exercise flexibility in the use of his/her hours, but the following will be normal components:
 
A. Weekly attendance at Sunday School (September-May) & the Wednesday after-school (3:30-7:30pm) program (September-March)
B. Vacation Bible School
C. Training/planning meetings with teachers prior the start of each program
D. Monthly attendance at Christian Education meetings
E. Weekly attendance at Staff Meetings, or with Pastor

Accountability
A. The DCE is an employee of the Church, hired by the Session and accountable to the Pastor.
B. The DCE will provide brief written monthly reports to Session.

Required Skills and Experience
A. The DCE may be a lay person or ordained clergy.
B. Display strong organizational and communication skills to coordinate volunteers, staff and families.
C. Be creative and seek ways to continue offering exciting programs.
D. Demonstrate enthusiasm, skill and a passion for working with children in a Church setting.
E. Demonstrate an ability to understand and implement Christian & Reformed curriculum.
F. Have an ability to interpret and integrate religious education into the ministry of the church.
G. Demonstrate proficiency in computer programs, including Google docs, PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Availability
A. The DCE will need to have regularly scheduled office hours and be present on Sundays from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
B. S/he must have a flexible schedule to accommodate the program schedule.
 
To apply: Submit resume to ypccesearch@gmail.com

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