Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Part-Time, UMC: Cambridge, MA

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, a welcoming and inclusive church located in Harvard Square, seeks a creative, organized and caring person to serve as Director of Children and Youth Ministry. The Director works with the pastors and staff to develop and implement plans for Christian education and faith formation of children and youth, on Sunday morning and at other times as needed. The Director also resources families for the faith formation of their children, organizes volunteers, and maintains the Safe Sanctuaries policy.

We desire a spiritually centered candidate who excels in hands-on ministry with children and youth, with a spirit of generous hospitality and a commitment to being part of a team dedicated to working toward a better world. Training in theology and church leadership is a plus, as is prior experience. This position requires flexibility, confidentiality, and the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects. Necessary digital skills include proficiency with basic computer skills as well as online platforms.

Hours: Twelve hours per week; on-site on Sunday morning, flexible during the week.

Pay: $20-$25/hour, depending on experience.

COVID-19 considerations: We follow all CDC and Mass. Dept. of Health COVID guidelines. Pandemic restrictions may affect on-site/remote work expectations. At the time of this posting, we expect Sunday School to be in person and hybrid in the fall, as well as worship.

Job Description
Position: Children and Youth Ministries Director (12 hours/week)
Reports to: Pastor

The Children and Youth Ministries Director is responsible for Christian education and faith formation of children and youth.

Specific Duties:
With pastor and Christian Education committee, develop and implement plans for Christian education of children and youth, including resourcing families for children’s faith formation.
With pastor, develop and implement plans for youth ministry.
Provide the Children’s Message during 11 a.m. Sunday Service as needed.
Ensure nursery care is available during 11am Sunday worship during the school year and summer worship services as needed.
Recruit, train and manage volunteers for Sunday School, nursery and youth events.
Manage Safe Sanctuary policy and training, CORI checks.
Organize and produce the children/youth Christmas pageant.
Participate in church staff meetings and Church Council meetings as needed.

College graduate, with preference for further specific training in church leadership and theological training.
Spiritually centered with experience within a faith community.
Enjoys and excels in hands-on ministry with children, youth and families.
Prior related experience preferred.
Experience working with a team.
Strategic thinker and able to efficiently accomplish tasks to reach goals.
Able to communicate effectively.
Proficient with computers (databases, Microsoft Word, Excel, file sharing) and online platforms (Zoom, Doodle, etc.).

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to or Harvard-Epworth UMC, 1555 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge MA 02138.