Director of Elementary Ministry - The Harvest UMC (Part-Time 30hrs)


Job Summary

The Director of Elementary Ministry will lead all elementary Children’s Sunday school classes, events, camps, bible studies and seasonal programming.

Essential Functions

·       Develop and execute ministries to reach our community, connect our elementary kids to God and one another, grow them in discipleship, and help them understand God’s mission

·       Recruit and train volunteers to grow the ministry and our laity

·       Communicate effectively with volunteers and parents

·       Work with discipleship team in growing our ministries

·       Help develop our parents and families so discipleship is also happening at home

·       Develop content as needed

·       Ensure Safe Sanctuary measures are followed at all times

·       Assist with big events such as VBS and Easter on the Hill and others as they arise

·       Manage administrative details such as responding to inquiries about the ministry, collecting data for tracking growth, purchasing supplies, managing the budget, etc.

Other Responsibilities

·       Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies

·       Communicating. Can write and speak effectively and clearly; able to speak in a public setting.

·       Leading. Able to lead children and adults through their faith walk.

·       Visioning. Exercises creativity in their work; thinks into the future about children’s ministry; continues to grow children's ministry at The Harvest through new ideas and changing needs.

·       Strategic Thinking.  Plans ahead to allow teachers and children to get the most engaging and effective experience in the children’s center.

·       Interpersonal Relationships. Works well in a team and collaborates with others; demonstrates a passion to enable adults and children to grow their faith and become disciples

·       Organizing. Able to manage multiple tasks; completes assignments in a timely and efficient manner; demonstrates attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications

·       Degree in education, ministry or related field preferred, or a minimum of 1-2 year’s experience

·       Competency in Microsoft office and demonstrated willingness to learn other computer programs

Physical Requirements

·       Can lift 40lbs (i.e. case of paper),  Can be outside for extended periods of time.