Director of Christian Education

First Congregational Church of Yarmouth Yarmouth, MA Part Time
7 months ago

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY


The Youth Director will help shape and lead a comprehensive program for children ages 0-18 at the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth (FCCY), that helps guide students in their spiritual and moral development at

each stage of life, in a variety of year-round activities.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


  • Oversee the entire Sunday School program on Sunday mornings, and special events for children/families in the program
  • Recruit, train, support, and nurture Sunday School teachers
  • Order, prepare, and implement age-appropriate curriculum in each classroom
  • Integrate music into Sunday School, in partnership with Music Committee
  • Plan, organize, and execute annual Vacation Bible School
  • Work with pastor to facilitate children’s participation in worship
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Christian Education and Church Council
  • Organize and host confirmation retreats and Confirmation Sunday as needed and in cooperation with the Senior Minister
  • Encourage participation of children in Sunday school, VBS, outings, but also find ways to reach out to the marginally and/or unchurched youth in our community


OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Communicate the activities and needs of the youth programs to FCCY staff and congregation via social media, electronic communication, and print media
  • Create and distribute detailed calendars of activities to parents and guardians of the youth in the program
  • Plan field trips and plan fundraisers for said field trips, if needed
  • Manage budget, registration files, and attendance records of the youth programs
  • Document and analyze attendance patterns
  • Manage set-up and maintenance of Youth Room and equipment.
  • Develop and disseminate outreach materials to promote Sunday School, VBS, and special events
  • Plan inter-generational events conducive to families and students of many ages
  • Oversee church participation of families in Sunday worship and all-church events
  • Communicate regularly with program families
  • Cooperate with BOCE and deacons in planning children’s Sunday and all-church picnic
  • Follow guidelines/procedures outlined in the FCCY Employment Handbook.

Qualifications

COMPETENCIES


  • Adaptability: Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Ethics, Values and Diversity: Promotes an appropriate and effective work environment and strives to ensure that the church’s core values and beliefs are applied during all circumstances; genuinely cares about people; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, lifestyle choices and genders; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all.
  • Integrity and Trust: Is respectful, truthful, and transparent; keeps confidences; takes ownership and responsibility for decisions and outcomes.
  • Oral and Written Communications: Speaks clearly, appropriately and effectively with a diverse group of individuals; is an active listener and gets clarification when necessary.


PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES


  • Personal faith in God through Christ, and a genuine interest in students’ lives
  • Excellent project management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal/leadership skills; can recruit and support volunteers
  • Ability to work independently and on a team (with staff and volunteers)
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Wisdom to select age-appropriate, progressive curriculum and activities
  • Basic knowledge of, and comfort with congregational life, theology, and the Bible
  • A clear sense of ethical limits, confidentiality, and age-appropriate youth behaviors
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience (background in education or religious studies preferred

Salary & Benefits

$20000

Can be done remote?

  • No

About First Congregational Church of Yarmouth Church

Congregational Under 100 people

Shining

Christ’s

Light 

through

Teaching,

Fellowship,

Worship

Service &

Outreach

to our

community

and world.