Northwest Church Fresno, CA Posted: April 15, 2021
Job Description Title: Children's Ministry Upper Elementary Coordinator Classification: Part-Time – Non-Exempt (15 hours per week) Reports to: Children's Ministry Director
The Upper Elementary Coordinator oversees all Sunday morning and midweek ministry directed toward leading and teaching children in grades 4 through 6 and provides training and support to the Children's Ministry volunteer team. The primary focus of this position is to develop and equip leaders to minister to children in a small group format as part of our programming.
Qualifications -Preferred: At least two years of staff experience in a Children's or Youth Ministry role with experience managing adult volunteers. -Required: At least two years of experience in a significant Children's or Youth Ministry volunteer role in a large children's ministry. -BA or BS degree preferred; some college required.
Skills -Active and growing relationship with Jesus Christ; evidenced by action, attitude, speech & behavior. -A passion for CM and to see families grow in their faith together. -Experience in recruiting, motivating, equipping and scheduling volunteer leaders to minister to children & families. -Effective communication skills (written, verbal & interpersonal). -Demonstrated ability to understand and relate to children and their families. -Ability to reach out and connect with families in the church. -Preferable experience with 252 Basics curriculum and knowledge of the Orange strategy. -Competent with basic computer software (Excel, Word, Publisher) and the capacity to learn new software.
General: -Participates fully as a member of the Children's team for vision casting, ministry direction, and planning. -Participates as a member of the staff of Northwest Church and be available to assist in general duties as necessary. -Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Children's Pastor.
Leading and Managing: -Identifies, recruits, trains, and leads volunteers for CM programs for grades 4 to 6.
Curriculum: -Prepares, evaluates, monitors, and distributes curriculum for CM programs. -Prepares Bible lessons and sermons and leads the teaching team for grades 4 to 6.
Communication: -Responsible for communication of appropriate CM programs, events, and responsibilities to parents, children, and volunteers.
Special Projects: -Responsible for teaming with other Northwest Church ministry departments to provide church-wide events targeting children and their families. Examples include Fallapalooza, VBS, Easter and Christmas weekend services.
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