Employment Opportunities

Candler provides the Employment Opportunities listing for local churches, non-church ecclesial organizations, alumni, students, and friends of the institution. Positions are generally listed for three months or until the job is filled, whichever comes first. Jobs are listed in order of position type: internships (paid), internships (unpaid), campus employment, part time (pt), full time (ft). Internship opportunities for current students are also available through the Office of Contextual Education and Teaching Parish.

Emory University and the Candler School of Theology make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Student Employment Services. Student Employment Services acts only as a referral source and makes no specific recommendations about employers. The school is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the student to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are urged to use caution and common sense when applying for a job with any organization.

If your church or organization is interested in posting a job, please submit the position for approval through Candler’s online job submission form.

Internships (paid)

Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Children's Education Intern
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please call or Email:

 

Jessica Moore

Director of Children's Ministries

Haygood Memorial UMC

jessicam@haygoodumc.org

404-872-9613

Brief position description:

Haygood Memorial UMC is looking for a dependable intern to lead our 4th and 5th graders every Sunday for an hour of Sunday School. We have purchased an energetic engaging curriculum and are looking for someone to mentor, and lead 6-15 children. Haygood is located 2 miles from Emory on East Rock Springs Rd. This paid internship pays $100 a month.  For more information please contact me.


Position Type:
Internships (paid)
Position Title:
Youth Intern
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact Deborah Williams Haag, Assistant Pastor, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church via email at deborah.williams@mtzionumc.org.

Brief position description:

Mt Zion UMC of Marietta is looking for an energetic young person to join our youth ministry team. Located in East Cobb County, Mt Zion UMYF strives to provide a safe place for students to grow in faith, build relationships and have fun! If you have a passion and are gifted to work with youth, this may be just the place for you to serve as you work with a great team, and grow in your faith and skills for ministry. As a paid intern, you would work around 8-10 hours a week including Sunday morning, most Sunday and Wednesday nights, as well as special events, under the supervision of the Assistant Pastor. We would also be very open to providing supervision as a Contextual Ed placement. 

Internships (unpaid)

No internships (unpaid) positions are posted at this time.

Campus employment

No campus employment positions are posted at this time.

Part time (PT)

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Children/Youth Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Submit cover letter and resume to Shirley.wright@ngumc.net
Brief position description:

The Children/Youth Director at Shiloh United Methodist Church will provide ongoing ministry to children and youth and their families by leading a Sunday School class, organizing Vacation Bible School, and directing a weekly program of learning/fellowship to children and youth. He/she will also plan regular outings, retreats, mission trips. The Children/Youth Director may be involved in Sunday worship as arranged with the pastor. Our location is an hour west of Atlanta. A salary plus housing is available.

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Children's Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Please contact Dr. Mike Garrett at  mikegarrett@wpcsnellville.org.

Brief position description:

 Director of Children’s Ministry; Part-time
 
Westminster Presbyterian Church is searching for a Director of Children’s Ministry (DCM).  The Director of Children’s Ministry will be responsible for planning, developing and leading all ministries for the children of Westminster Presbyterian Church consistent with the Session’s mission statement. The position will be an average of 20 hours per week. The DCM shall work under the direct supervision of the senior pastor as head of staff.
 
The applicant should have at least a four-year degree or an equivalent education.  Three to five years of Children’s Ministries experience at various age levels is preferred.The DCM should be a person of Christian faith and comfortable in its communication to children and adults touched by their ministry. This person should enjoy interacting with parents and have strong speaking and writing skills. The DCM shall demonstrate a working knowledge of and comfort with Reformed theology.  Passing a mandatory background check is required.
 
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.  A more detailed job description is available upon request.  Interested persons should direct all inquiries or submit a resume and cover letter to mikegarrett@wpcsnellville.org.
 
Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant, active 500 member congregation located in Snellville, GA about 25 miles east of Atlanta. Westminster is a missional congregation that clearly proclaims Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and lives that faith through social engagement in its local community and far beyond.
 
Westminster Presbyterian Church exists to bring people into relationship with Jesus Christ and His church, grow them in the knowledge and love of God, and sendthem into ministry wherever the Spirit directs.

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Afternoon Babysitter/Nanny
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Email laurieburklandwaller@gmail.com

Brief position description:

Do you light up when you are around children?  Would puppet shows, jump ropes, and ABCs be a great way to spend a couple of afternoons each week?  We live two miles from campus and seek an exceptional caregiver for our two daughters.
 
We need your support two afternoons/week, preferably Tuesdays/Thursdays starting with a Midtown school pickup at 3:15 p.m.  The ideal care provider will have experience with elementary school kids and a reliable car/driving record.
 
Get a break from classes and homework to laugh, play games, bake cookies, do art projects, and guide two incredible girls as they learn and grow.  If you are healthy, active, organized, tech savvy, professional, and a great communicator with excellent references, we would love to meet you and to tell you more about our family. 
 

If we attracted your interest but two afternoons/week doesn’t work, we are always looking for occasional sitters too.  Please be sure to email us.  Thank you.

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Youth Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Call 770-388-7438 or email zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net
Brief position description:

Crossroads UMC is a dynamic, Christ-centered United Methodist Church with an active and growing youth ministry. We are seeking a part-time Youth Director for a great group of students. Responsibilities include leadership of our middle and high school youth on Sunday mornings, Sunday Evenings and weekly small groups. Crossroads UMC is located 30 miles from Emory University in Conyers, Georgia. Salary is negotiable.

Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Contemporary Worship Leader
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Call Rev Zack Martin at 770-388-7438 or zack.martin@crossroadsumc.net

Brief position description:

Crossroads UMC is a dynamic, Christ-centered United Methodist Church located in Conyers, Georgia. We are seeking a part-time Contemporary Music worship leader. Responsibilities include selecting music for our contemporary service and leading singing and music during worship. Crossroads UMC is located 30 miles from Emory University. Salary is negotiable.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Communications
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Christ the King Lutheran Church

5575 Peachtree Parkway

Peachtree Corners, GA 30092-2551

If interested email resume to: jobs@ctklutheran.org

Check out the website: www.ctklutheran.org  for more information about the Church.

 

Brief position description:

Director of Communications
(Part-time / 20-25 hrs./wk / Salaried-Exempt)
Christ the King Lutheran Church
 
General Description
 
The Director of Communications of Christ the King Lutheran Church shall, in coordination with staff and members, lead the development and implementation of a communication strategy in light of church’s vision, mission, and core values.  Incumbent shall direct all aspects of the internal and external information sharing, branding and marketing. 
 
Specific Responsibilities
 
  1. Work with staff in communicating annual ministry events, keeping with the vision of the church; and providing strategic assistance with ministry promotions.  This includes participation in the development of promotion timelines and management of tactical promotion (graphic design, press releases, advertising, posters/flyers, web pages, e-publications, social media, and bulletins).
  2. Serve as an advisor to staff on methods of communication to develop and design the promotion on their ministries.
  3. In coordination with the Senior Pastor, serve as the media relations contact on behalf of the church, advancing the church’s mission.
  4. Conduct regular media trend analysis and research to explore how best to communicate with audiences inside and outside Christ the King Lutheran Church.
  5. Develop and manage the church’s communication system, including the policies and procedures governing it.  (This includes all methods of communication such as weekly/monthly/publications, campus bulletin boards and communication displays, e-publications, posters/flyers, Facebook/social networking sites, church websites, banners, etc.)
  6. Lead the publicity team in the strategic and tactical planning of event promotion as well as general communications.
  7. Graphic design as needed, which may include website, creating congregational e-mails, basic design and creation of the weekly bulletin, creating brochures, posters/flyers, various promotion slides, etc.
  8. Develop and manage the communications budget and required reports (i.e. status reports to Council).
  9. Represent Christ the King Lutheran Church by networking with other churches to keep abreast of new ideas and developments in communications as they relate to our mission.
  10. With proper authorization, purchase supplies, equipment and materials necessary to support communication programs.  Ensure the proper periodic inventory and maintenance of such supplies, equipment and materials (including media source subscriptions).
  11. Meet, greet and provide direction and information to members and guests on Sunday mornings.
  12. Attend staff meeting and retreats as directed.
  13. Perform other such duties as needed.
 
Qualifications/Skills/Experience
 
  1. Should have 3 – 5 years of communications experience or equivalent, ideally in a non-profit environment.
  2. Possess outstanding writing and communication skills
  3. Ability to create the vision for communications programs in coordination with the staff and Council.
  4. Ability to be flexible, creative and positive in meeting the church’s communication needs.
  5. Familiar with the theology of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).
  6. Possess a strong faith in Jesus Christ and general knowledge of the Bible.
  7. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education, certification and/or experience in Communications.
  8. Possess effective interpersonal, communications and organizational skills along with the necessary computer software skills (i.e. Adobe Suite, MS Office, website development tools), to attain required communication results.
  9. Capable of developing communication training and education programs as needed  for staff and members.
  10. Pass required background and agency tests.
 
Reports To: Senior Pastor
 
 

 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Children's Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact Pastor Steve Thomas via email at stevejwumc@comcast.net

 

Brief position description:

John Wesley UMC is seeking a Part-time Children’s Director. We are a multi-cultural church on Jimmy Carter Blvd in Norcross, the cross roads of many nations. A candidate will provide excellent children’s church and help create and implement Sunday school from the ground up. The candidate will work to grow an already strong program and look for other opportunities to take Christ to our neighborhoods.

 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth & Children Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

County Line UMC

1183 County Line Rd NW

Acworth, GA 30101

clumc@countylineumc.org

ATTN: SPR

Brief position description:

County Line UMC, located in Acworth, GA, is currently looking for a mature, Christian leader who is passionate about serving God through youth and children ministries to serve as our Part-time Director of Youth and Children Ministries.  This is an approximately 25 hours per week position. An ideal candidate possesses skill sets that combine love of God with effective ministry performance.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
After School Childcare Provider
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact: Sylvia Hunter 706-882-5266 or Adam Hunter 404-567-1230

Brief position description:

Approximate hours 2:15 until 6:00, Monday through Friday. Can be extended to 30 hrs./ per week with light house keeping duties. Decatur area; boys ages 5 and 8.  Lively but sweet.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Babysitter
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 E-mail Kate Floyd: floyd.kate@gmail.com

Brief position description:

 Part-time babysitting position for nine-month old: 

We are looking for someone to watch our nine-month old daughter on Tuesdays from 12pm-4pm. Both parents are Candler grads. Please e-mail if you are interested and we can discuss more details. 


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Children's Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact the Rev. Rob Wood--770-521-0207 or fr.wood@earthlink.net

Brief position description:

Love God?  Love kids?  Love to share the faith?  Good!  Then St. Aidan's Episcopal Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, has a job for you: Director of Children’s ministry, 15-17 hours a week, 15K per year.  Send inquiry or request full job description, email directly to Fr. Rob Wood, fr.wood@earthlink.net or call for more information at 770-521-0207.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Send inquiries to:

Oconee Presbyterian Church

c/o Youth Director Search Team

2601 Hog Mountain Road

Watkinsville, GA 30677

 

Or, email: opcadmin@opcusa.org  with the Subject: "Youth Director"

Brief position description:

The Director of Youth Ministries will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the middle and high school ministries at Oconee Presbyterian Church, equipping the youth, their parents, and other adults to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Qualifications: -Bachelor's Degree education preferred but not required. -Experience worshipping or serving in a Reformed theological context. -Able to move freely in and out of different small group settings. -Able to speak in a public forum.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Youth Director
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Interested persons should send an email with an attached resume. Applicants will receive an application form to complete. The application form may be returned by email or regular mail. Please email your resume to: lgafcc@bellsouth.net Attention: Rev. Jay White.  The mailing address off the church is: First Christian Church of Lawrenceville 3495 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30044. The church website is: http://www.lawrencevillefirstchristian.org

Brief position description:

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Lawrenceville, Georgia is seeking a part-time Youth Director to work with youth of the church (6th -12th Grade). This position is for ten (10) hours per week. Most of the time will be on Sundays. Additional hours may be available if the need and benefit are seen by the Church leadership. Sunday morning attendance is required and Sunday afternoon/evening activities will take place on most Sundays. Other on site hours are negotiable. The Church will consider interested candidates with a background in education, ministry or other relevant skill sets. If you have questions, please email your questions to the email address shown above.


Position Type:
Part time (PT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth Ministry
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Contact: Rev. Ellynda Lipsey Address: 5365 Memorial Drive, Stone Mtn., GA 30083 Office : 404-292-5969 Cell: 404-641-7521 Email: revepl2002@yahoo.com
Brief position description:

St. Timothy UMC in Stone Mountain, GA is seeking a spirit-filled Youth Minister to lead our active youth group of 6th to 12th graders. This position is part time, requiring approximately 20 hours per week, but would vary according to special events. Qualified candidates must have experience in planning and leading youth ministry. Responsibilities for this position include: 1. leading our weekly UMYF meetings, 2. program planning, 3. organizing service projects, 4. supervising mission trips, and 5. establishing the annual youth ministry budget. Applicants should possess strong spiritual leadership, communication, and relational skills with both parents and youth. It is expected that the applicants affirm the policy and doctrine of the United Methodist Church through their teachings and their daily life. References and a background check are required.

Full time (FT)

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Congregational Care and Education
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Deadline to submit resume: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Please send resume to jwillcox@mcdr-law.com with “Porterfield Director of Congregational Care/Education” in the subject line.
Brief position description:

Help Wanted:

DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL CARE AND EDUCATION for Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church; Albany, Georgia
Porterfield United Methodist Church, a 2800 member congregation in the South Georgia Annual Conference, seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to develop, equip, and direct the areas of Congregational Care and Education.
 
Congregational Care: This person will work with Porterfield’s ministry team in the development and implementation of a new model for Congregational Care. Following successful implementation, the individual will be responsible for managing Porterfield’s Congregational Care ministry. Responsibilities include developing a training guide, as well as recruiting, training, and equipping laity to serve as Congregational Care Ministers. This position would also include leading the laity in Disciple Bible Study and/or Alpha as a part of the requirements to be a Congregational Care leader. The Director of Congregational Care and Education will also be responsible for managing the documentation necessary for an effective Congregational Care ministry and providing periodic reports on the progress and success of the Congregational Care ministry.
 
Education Ministry: Education Ministry includes responsibility for Church School, Bible studies, and all other areas of teaching ministry. This would include teaching on Wednesday mornings and evenings, Sunday evenings, and seasonal studies. In addition, this person will work with Sunday School leaders to select and order material for classes. Also, the ideal candidate will coordinate with the Children and Youth Ministers to implement a discipleship strategy in those areas of ministry that is consistent with the overall program developed for Porterfield.
 
Requirements: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field. A Seminary education is preferred. The person who fills this position must also have an understanding of Wesleyan theology and of the doctrine of the United Methodist Church, and be in agreement with both. A background in the United Methodist Church is preferred.
 
This position is a full-time position. The person who fills this position will report to the Senior Pastor, but must be able to work effectively in a ministry team. Weekly staff meetings and monthly planning meetings are required, as is attendance in Church Council meetings and all other meetings as would be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the Director of Congregational Care and Education position and this ministry.
 
Deadline to submit resume: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
 
Please send resume to jwillcox@mcdr-law.com with “Porterfield Director of Congregational Care/Education” in the subject line.

Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Youth & Children's Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 Please submit resume & cover letter to office@snopres.org

For more information about this position see www.snopres.org/jobs.html

 

Brief position description:

First Presbyterian Church, Snohomish, WA. The purpose of the DYCM is to lead Jr. and Sr. High youth and college students toward authentic personal faith, and to give encouragement and oversight to programs that nurture faith in children.  In each aim, developing capable teams of lay volunteers will be a central focus. 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Administrative Assistant
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Submit cover letter and resume to Pastor Sara Webb Phillips sara@northspringsumc.org. For more information call 404.455.3632.

Brief position description:

North Springs UMC, a diverse, missional and lively church reaching out to the Sandy Springs community, is seeking an Administrative Assistant full time. Duties include reception tasks, church records, scheduling, church communications/social media, contract supervision  and financial bookkeeping. Gifts and skills needed: excellent interpersonal disposition, working as a team; proficient in Microsoft Office, Church Windows or similar church data system, email marketing and Quikbooks. Degree or equivalent life experience needed. Submit cover letter and resume to Pastor Sara Webb Phillips sara@northspringsumc.org. For more information call 404.455.3632.

 

 

     The senior pastor’s principal function is to be responsible to First Baptist Church, Baxley, Georgia, for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life and to act as chief administrator of the paid staff.

 

     Please note, this pastor search committee welcomes all Baptists who are led by the Spirit of Christ to consider this pastorate.

 

     Please send resumes via email and mail to the contact information below.

 

First Baptist Church

c/o Pastor Search Committee

P.O. Box 346

Baxley, GA 31515

firstbaptistbaxley@gmail.com

 

In Christ’s love,

 

Pastor Search Committee

Larry Knight

Jean Lewis

Eddie Rentz

Chris Roppe

Regenia Warren

 


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Senior Pastor
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

 search@tellicochurch.org

or

Senior Pastor Search Team

130 Chota Center

Loudon, TN  37774

Brief position description:

  

Community Church at Tellico Village is seeking a Senior Pastor to lead our pastoral team and congregation following the retirement of our pastor who served for seventeen years.  CCTV is a 1400 member interdenominational church located SW of Knoxville, TN in a planned community on Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  The church is affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches. The ideal candidate possesses a deep personal faith in Jesus Christ and demonstrates a true desire to shape their ministry by the Great Commandment. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. S/he values Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation.  S/he is a mature “people-person” with leadership skills who has a passion for: preaching, developing fellowship, and spiritual growth ministries. Ministers from all denominations may apply. M. Div. required.  If interested, visit us at www.tellicochurch.com and post resume to search@tellicochurch.org. Otherwise mail to TVCC Search Team, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774.  The deadline for submission of application materials is November 15, 2014.


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Minister of Congregational Life
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Email searchcommittee@wieuca.org

Brief position description:

Wieuca Road Baptist Church Atlanta, Georgia Minister of Congregational Life Position Description searchcommittee@wieuca.org The Minister of Congregational Life is primarily responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and evaluating the spiritual education and formation ministries of the church. With oversight of age-group ministries, the Minister will supervise the professional and volunteer leaders of these ministries. The Minister will work closely with the Christian Education Director and Christian Education Committee to plan and coordinate innovative Bible teaching and discipleship programs. The Minister will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor and will serve as ex-officio on appropriate standing and ad hoc committees. The Minister will participate in regular staff meetings, planning retreats, and staff team building events and will assist in pastoral duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor. For more details, please visit www.wieuca.org/about-us/church-staff


Position Type:
Full time (FT)
Position Title:
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Contact Info for position (how to apply):

Please submit a detailed introduction letter and resume to Rev. David Garvin via email/postal mail:

 
Rev. David S. Garvin
Executive Pastor
St. Paul United Methodist Church
2000 Douglass Blvd.
Louisville, KY40205
(502) 459-1595
dgarvin@stpaulchurch.net
Brief position description:

St. Paul United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Children & Family Ministries.  The full-time Director will have a passion for working with children, their families, and the congregation at-large to embody the mission of St. Paul UMC as a place where Christians “engage head, heart, and hands in love of God and others.”  Through ministries and programs such as: Sunday School, summer and seasonal events, age-appropriate mission and service opportunities, and worship moments the Director of Children & Family Ministries will develop, schedule, and supervise the full range of ministries related to children’s ministries.

 
Description of Children’s Ministries: The Children’s Ministries of St. Paul UMC include children (birth – 4th grade) and their families.
 
 Essential Functions of the position
 
·         Design, implement, and continue to build upon existing children and familyministry opportunities that integrate relationship building, growth in faith, and enthusiasm/fun.
 
·         Design and coordinate an intentional plan for children’s faith formation including:Sunday morning opportunities, monthly and bi-monthly large group gatherings, and other events.
 
·         Develop and train leaders who will to participate in the planning and execution of children’s and family ministries.
 
·         Plan and coordinate ministry and faith formation opportunities for families of all kinds.  Minister to the children and families in times of celebration and/or need.
 
·         Plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee childcare volunteers for church events.
 
·         Collaborate with church staff and key lay leaders to integrate the children’s and family ministries with the overall life of the church.
 
·         Collaborate with Children’s Ministry Team.  Oversee team budget.
 
·         Relate and connect with the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program that meets at St. Paul.
 
·         Collaborate with the Director of Student Ministries to create a long-term, coherent, and sustainable growth and Christian education plan for all children and youth.
 
·         Maintain adequate and appropriate communication with congregation and community regarding children’s and family ministries.  Communicate with the congregation and community via church media (i.e. bulletin, website, The Tower, etc.) and other avenues.  Use social media and technology effectively and appropriately.
 
Core Competencies of the position
 
Ministry planning:Demonstrate abilities to plan and coordinate diverse ministry opportunities including: small group studies, large group gatherings, retreats, missional opportunities, and fellowship and social events.  Express a vision for the children’s and family ministries.  Work to bring others alongside the vision, and maintain a commitment of striving towards the vision.
 
Lesson planning &Teaching:  Design or identify effective lesson plans, and facilitate learning experiences in both small and large group setting.  Select teaching topics or curriculum that is relevant, and contributes to a growth in faith for children and families.
 
Leadership Development: Encourage others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the larger community.  Support the development of others’ skills and abilities.  Actively seek to engage others more directly in the leadership life of the congregation.  Think strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders, and work to build leadership capacity.
 
Hospitality: Generate a sense of hospitality and accessibility by his or her very presence.  Communicate a sense of availability, warmth, openness and approachability.  Support a culture of welcoming and connection in the life of the congregation.
 
Interpersonal Skills & Volunteer Management: Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative when ministering with children, parents, and the congregation at-large.  Possess the ability to identify and solve problems, handle conflict, and engage in honest conversation.  Work well with church staff, congregation members, and volunteers. Provide direction, gain commitment, facilitate change, and achieve results through the efficient, creative, and responsible use of volunteers.
 
Creativity and Innovation: Generates new ideas.  Make new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches.  Take acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation.  Learns from mistakes.  Use good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
 
Integrity and Trust: Is seen as trustworthy by others.  Practice direct, honest, and transparent communication.  Keep confidences.  Admit mistakes.  Operate with no hidden agendas.  Respond to situations with constancy and reliability.
 
Communication Skills: Possess the ability to express thoughts and feelings clearly, openly, authentically, and theologically.  Communicate appropriately according to the situation at hand.
 
Administrative Skills: Understand basic budgeting and planning.  Familiar with and adhere to Safe Sanctuaries policies.  Amenable to supervision.
 
Goals of the position
 
St. Paul UMC understands that this job description provides the essential functions and core competencies of the Director of Children & Family Ministries.  This document does not offer an exact list of events, schedule, and programs for the Director to maintain.  Instead, the Director – in conversation with the St. Paul church staff and ministry teams – will establish specific plans for ministries, events, programs, and goals.
 
 
A successful candidate will have:
 
·   Passion for walking alongside and developing the faith of children and families at all spiritual maturity levels
·   Vision for growth, depth, and fruitfulness in children’s and family ministries.
·   Bachelor’s degree required.
·   5+ years of experience in leading and/or working in the areas of children’s and family ministries.
·   Follow the same spiritual and moral standards set for pastors in The United Methodist Church.  
Report: Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, Director of Discipleship & Connection, and S/PRC
 
Hours/Salary: Full-time exempt position; 40 hours per week; salary commensurate with experience
 
Benefits available: Health Insurance, Pension, Vision and/or Dental Insurance
 
Office Space:  Office space with computer provided.
 
Job Posting Dates: August 20 – September 19.  After review and interview, start date is flexible.
 
St. Paul UMC is large, urban church located in the Highlands community in Louisville, KY.  The St. Paul congregation gathers three times each Sunday for worship (600 average attendance, 2,000 members), and at various times in different ways during the week.