Director of Christian Education, First Trinitarian Congregational Church UCC, Scituate, MA

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July 5th, 2018

First Trinitarian Congregational Church UCC in Scituate, MA is an Open and Affirming congregation. We are searching for a Director of Christian Education.

Overview: The Director of Christian Education will nurture, guide and support the spiritual development of youth through grade 12. The Director will oversee all church school programs, working with the Pastor to incorporate children in worship, and working with other teams to incorporate children into the life and mission of the church. The Director reports to the Pastor and is the primary staff support for the Christian Education Ministry Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates teacher/volunteer staffing and nursery care; holds teacher and parent meetings; prepares registration, attendance, and promotional material; develops child-friendly programming as part of special activities such as Rally Day, Church Fair, and Scituate Heritage Days; coordinates Christian Education programs with the church’s master calendar and programming; facilitates age appropriate mission activities; participates in worship by offering Children’s Message twice monthly; is present and visible on Sunday mornings to greet families and administer CE programs; attends meetings of staff, CE Team, and other meetings as needed; assists the Pastor with Confirmation classes, as requested; orders and maintains CE supplies; submits annual report and annual budget.
  • Works in conjunction with the Christian Education Ministry Team to: Inspire, recruit, and train a robust group of teachers and volunteers; conduct annual evaluations of teachers, programs, and curricula; integrate the program with the life of the church; promote Christian Education to the congregation and community through newsletters, the church website, social media, local media, etc.; ensure that all Christian Education programs and personnel are operating under Safe Church policy; welcome new families and assist in connecting them with the Pastor and the Christian Education and nursery programs, as appropriate; plan and review annual budget; Maintain Christian Education records (including registration, attendance, CORI forms).

Qualifications:

  • Displays spiritual and emotional maturity; prior experience and demonstrated success teaching children (ideally with background in Christian ministries or elementary education); creative and a self-starter; team player with a positive attitude; possesses strong organizational, teaching, and administrative skills; prior experience in recruiting, leading, and managing volunteers; ability to work collaboratively with staff, leaders, and volunteers; strong communication skills including public speaking; working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Employment Hours:  The position requires 15 hours per week September to June and an average of 8 hours per week in July and August.

Time Off:  Two weeks of vacation, 10 paid holidays and other days off for personal and family matters.

Continuing Education: The Director of Christian Education will be encouraged to participate in professional Continuing Education opportunities.  In addition to vacation time, an additional week per year can be taken for this purpose, with prior approval of the Pastor.  Continuing Education expenses, up to $500 per year, will be paid by the Church.

Compensation:  The Annual Salary will range from $16,000-$18,000 and be based upon skills and experience.

Church Safety Policy: Initial and continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory Criminal Records (CORI) report, and the Director of Christian Education agrees to abide by FTCC’s Safety and Safe Church policies.

Please send email expressing interest and resume to: ftccscituatehr@gmail.com