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Children and Family Life Coordinator

Job Description for: Children and Family Life Coordinator (10-12 Hours per week)
Effective: August or September 2019
Reports To: Grow Director

Job Summary: The Children and Family Life Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of all aspects of Sugar River United Methodist Church’s children and family life programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Equip others to fulfill their call to ministry.
  • Under the direction of the Grow Director, coordinate with a Children and Family Ministry Team on a monthly basis - equipping to serve and lead.
  • Develop educational programming for PreK to Middle School.
  • Coordinate scheduling of teachers and volunteers for all age level learning for PreK to Middle School.
  • Coordinate learning materials and supplies needed each week.
  • Supply worship “busy bags” for youth to have on Family Sundays.
  • Work in collaboration with Grow and Connect Directors to develop family worship programming as needed - 3-4 times per year.
  • Coordinate Middle School Plunge (fellowship program that meets once a month).
  • Coordinate the nursery staff schedule and oversee details of process and Safe Sanctuary.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in meetings with other staff and Directors as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Competent in area of child development and family systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates skill and success in a team environment
  • Giftedness in identifying and involving people in ministry

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to handle day-to-day operations of the work.

Core Competencies:

  • Compassion and Care – Demonstrates a sense of caring for others; responds with empathy to the life circumstances of others; communicates a sense of support; demonstrates appropriate expressions of care with proper boundaries.
  • Ethics, Values and Integrity – Honors the core values and beliefs of Sugar River UMC in his/her choice of behaviors. Consistently embodies appropriate behavioral choices in both stressful and nonstressful situations. Is seen as trustworthy; practices direct, honest and transparent communication; keeps confidences; doesn’t operate with hidden agendas; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
  • Influencing and Informing Others – Encourages others to cooperate and participate; uses verbal and nonverbal skills to communicate respect for others, and to generate energy, passion and commitment to an idea; creates an environment that others want to participate in. Provides information appropriate to events and situations; helps people understand the information and knowledge and its relevance to the task at hand; is timely and transparent in the sharing of information.
  • Mission Ownership – Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of the congregation; demonstrates those values to others; consistently behaves in a manner congruent with the mission, vision, values and beliefs.
  • Creativity and Innovation – Generates new ideas; makes new connections among existing ideas to create fresh approaches; takes acceptable risks in pursuit of innovation; learns from mistakes; has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
  • Leadership Development: Encourages others to discover and engage their giftedness and skills in service to the larger community; calls out the best in others; supports others in the development of their skills and abilities; actively seeks to engage others more directly in the leadership life of the congregation; thinks strategically about the continual need for a next generation of leaders and works to build the leadership base.

Applications can be sent to by August 20th, 2019.

Sugar River United Methodist Church
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Children's Ministry
United Methodist Church (UMC)