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Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry

Reports to Director of Children’s Ministry

Classification: Full-time (30-hours, Sunday Through Wednesday)

Position Overview: The Assistant Director of Children’s ministry will assist the Director of Children’s Ministry to accomplish the mission of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ in our children’s ministry.   

Primary Areas of Responsibilities: Events, Missions, and Communications

  • Assist the Director of Children’s Ministry in events and programs including regular worship, discipleship, and service.
  • Assist, plan and coordinate outreach events with the Director of Children’s, such as: Vacation Bible School, family events, and age level events.
  • Organize events including registration, printing and advertising, and day-of logistics for special events throughout the year including Vacation Bible School and family events.
  • Communicate on weekly basis to volunteers and parents, including a monthly newsletter with up-to-date material for events and curriculum.
  • Create and develop missional opportunities for the children to serve in our church and community.
  • Manage the social media accounts for the ministry and create more opportunities for parents and volunteers to connect.
  • Assist in the recruitment, coordination, and care of volunteers for all events, especially Sunday morning and regular programming.
  • Be present on Sunday morning for check-in to greet new families and visitors to our church by providing helpful information and hospitable environment for the children.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with volunteers by providing support, encouragement, and assistance during Sunday School and worship as well as at all special events.
  • Schedule volunteers to serve on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights in various positions.
  • Coachable, teachable spirit with a desire to grow personally and professionally
  • Models a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and perform all other duties as assigned by the pastoral and leadership team.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director of Children’s Ministry and pastoral staff.

The Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry position is employed by the Staff Parish Relations Committee and shall work under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Ministry and Executive Pastor.

Education and Experience:  This position requires a strong spiritual background and commitment to the church and to the ministry of the church.  A minimum of two years of experience building and growing a children’s ministry and possession of a bachelor’s degree in Christian education, elementary education or early childhood education is preferred. The candidate must be a self-starter and love children.  Experience with database management and social media are a plus.  The candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, and above reproach character.

Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Interested Parties should forward a complete application packet to Matt Yon – myon@covumc.org.  It should include the following:

  1. Cover letter with general background information, family, community involvement, and hobbies
  2. Current resume
  3. List of 3 references
Children's Ministry Preschool Worker

Position: Part-time (up to 6 hours per week) with yearly review.

Reports to: Director of Children’s Ministry

Job Summary: Care of children in preschool, ages 6 weeks – 4 years, during Sunday morning programming, evening programming, and/or during extra church events when called upon. All of these ages are split into different rooms.

Qualifications: Applicant must have experience working with children in a nursery setting, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that would enable an individual to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position. Applicant must also pass a background check and complete Safe Sanctuary training.

Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all children left in their care by following all Safe Sanctuary guidelines.
  2. Arrive 30 minutes before service/event begins to prepare the space to receive children and stay until all children are dismissed.
  3. Serve alongside volunteers and teach children the Bible story of the day and lead children through developmentally appropriate activities provided by Children’s Ministry staff.
  4. Be responsible for all restroom needs, including changing diapers in necessary age levels.
  5. Ensure all children are safely returned to their correct parent/guardian.
  6. Make certain the nursery is kept clean.
  7. Other tasks as needed.

Measurable Criteria:

  1. Ability to perform duties in a timely manner.
  2. Ability to work with the Director of Children’s Ministry, church staff, pastors, Children’s Ministry volunteers, parents, and children.
  3. Success stories.
  4. Yearly review.

Education and Experience:  This position requires a strong spiritual background; a genuine love of children and families; and commitment to the church and to the ministry of the church.  The candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, and above reproach character.

Ministry Assistant to Executive Pastor

Position: Ministry Assistant to Executive Pastor
Supervisor:
Executive Pastor
Classification: Full Time, Sunday Through Thursday

Position Overview: The Ministry Assistant to Executive Pastor is responsible for assisting the executive pastor in the performance of his administrative responsibilities. Must maintain complete confidentiality, assist as needed in all situations, and serve as a helpful and caring assistant to interface with the congregation, church staff and the executive pastor.

Primary Areas of Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. Schedule and maintain the Executive Pastor’s calendar and coordinate his/her calendar for all church member meetings.
  2. Redirect guests and members from the Executive Pastor’s calendar to another staff member, when appropriate.
  3. Return emails and phone calls for the Executive Pastor, to free him/her up to continue to be the day-to-day pastor for Covenant.
  4. Coordinate and schedule volunteer office help to answer phones and to answer the front door. Be available to answer phones and front door in the absence of volunteers.
  5. Meet weekly with the Executive Pastor to prioritize the tasks at hand.
  6. Attend weekly church staff meetings.
  7. Attend weekly pastors’ meeting.
  8. Work on different projects and events that Executive Pastor is involved in directly.
  9. Help during all three morning worship services, to aid the pastors and make sure that Sunday mornings run smoothly.
  10. Serve as gatekeeper for the Executive Pastor, while ensuring people are being helped/served in a timely manner.
  11. Maintain and helps prioritize the general church activity calendar through ACS and provide the Executive Pastor with updated daily, weekly, monthly and yearly calendars as needed.
  12. Attend meetings or conferences with or on behalf of the Executive Pastor, as needed.
  13. Maintain the Executive Pastor’s files, notebooks and databases and compose letters, reports and correspondence as needed.
  14. Communicate with the Executive Pastor all that is going on behind the scenes, to help make sure he/she is in the know.
  15. Provide all administrative support and other required duties that the Executive Pastor requests in a timely manner.
  16. Be a creative, dependable, and energetic self-starter who sees ministry as a calling from God.
  17. Be strong in organization, delegation, and planning skills for ministries and programs.
  18. Model a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and perform all other duties as assigned by the leadership team.        

Education and Experience:  This position requires a strong spiritual background and commitment to the church and to the ministry of the church.  A minimum of three years experience in managing people and possession of a bachelor’s degree in business or related field. The candidate must have a proven track record of effective leadership, judgment, above reproach character, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. The candidate must have a proven expertise with multiple workplace technologies including computer skills, E-mail, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Experience in ACS and Planning Center software is preferred. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Interested parties should forward a complete application packet to Rev. Matt Yon – myon@covumc.org. It should include the following:

  1. Cover letter with general background information, family, community involvement, and hobbies
  2. Current resume
  3. List of 3 references