Job Openings

If you have a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with children and their families, there is a great opportunity for you here! We are looking for a passionate and committed ministry leader to serve as our half-time Director of Children and Family Ministries. Responsibilities including coordinating Sunday School, VBS, and other programming. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to JoelWH@splcmn.org. Thank you for your interest.

Position Description: Director of Children & Family Ministry

Supervisor: Senior Pastor

FTE: 0.5 (20 hours/week)

Qualifications:

  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ willing to abide in and support the identity and values of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and St. Philip’s Lutheran Church
  • Willingness to join St. Philip’s Lutheran Church strongly preferred if not already a member
  • B.A./B.S. in Education or related field
  • Previous work/ministry experience with children ages birth to grade five and young families
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to take direction, work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Program Responsibilities:

  • Sunday School
    • Sunday mornings from 9:35-10:25
    • Ages 2 ½ through 5th Grade
    • Current curriculum is SPARK Online by Augsburg Fortress
    • Wednesday Night Programming
      • Wednesday evenings between 5:00 and 6:30
      • Opportunities in support of other Wednesday evening programming for elementary school students
      • Vacation Bible School
        • Third week in June from 9:00 am-Noon
        • Ages 2 ½ through 12
        • Kids Time & Nursery
          • Kids Time is a lesson for children ages 4-9 during the sermon at 10:30 worship on Sunday mornings
          • The Nursery is staffed during Sunday morning worship at 8:30 and 10:30

Cross-Program Performance Expectations:

  • Planning & Program Management
    • Develop and maintain a calendar of events and activities
    • Ensure proper training and material support of all program leaders and volunteers
    • Implement and follow Youth/Child Safety policies
    • Ensure all program delivery is aligned with the doctrine, values, and mission of the ELCA and St. Philip’s Lutheran Church.
    • Develop a stakeholder evaluation of effectiveness/satisfaction submitted yearly to the Senior Pastor.
    • Strive for continuous improvement
    • Curriculum Selection & Coordination
      • Develop a process for review, adoption, and implementation of appropriate curriculum in consultation with the Senior Pastor and Education Committee.
      • Publicity, Promotion, & Communication
        • Establish & maintain regular cycle/pattern of communication with stakeholders via church bulletin, web site, The Friend, email, mailings & postcards, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
        • Collaborate with the Evangelism & Communication Committee on promotion of routine and special events and activities.
        • Utilize the congregations education programs as an important aspect of the evangelism and church growth
        • Relational Ministry
          • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders, program leaders and volunteers, members of the congregation, board of administration, and staff.
          • Leader & Volunteer Training & Coordination
            • Recruit, train, and coordinate program leaders and volunteers to effectively carry out the assigned ministries.
            • Activity Development & Coordination
              • Develop, coordinate, and implement regular and special activities to engage members and grow the ministries.

General Expectations:

  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Attend appropriate committee meetings as needed to fulfill program responsibilities and expectations.
  • Communicate weekly work schedule with the Senior Pastor or designee.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.