Director of Children and Family Ministries


University UMC Position Description
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Position Description:
The Director of Children and Family Ministries will work with others to plan and carry out a comprehensive program for children that includes worship, study, fellowship, and service experiences for children, ages birth through 5th grade, and their parents. The Director will have a deep commitment to faith formation of children and will advocate that all children are welcome and expected to be fully engaged in the ministries of the church.

  • Bachelor’s degree, early childhood education preferred and/or five years experience in teaching.
  • Active in a local church.
Essential Functions:
  • Plan and coordinate educational programs that nurture the faith development of children from infancy through fifth grade, including but not limited to Sunday school and Vacation Bible School.
  • Direct and oversee the care and protection of all children during church programs and events. This includes childcare for Sunday morning as well as for other meetings and events on and off campus.
  • Coordinate the participation of children in leadership during worship.
  • Build and support effective volunteer teams.
  • Oversee the University UMC Preschool and supervise the Preschool Director on areas to include human resource matters, financial matters, operating policies and continued alignment with the mission of the church.
  • Hire and coordinate paid childcare staff.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the lay committees and outside organizations that serve children and families.
  • Communicate effectively through email, phone, regular mail, and meetings in order to convey a clear understanding of program vision and direction.
  • Implement and supervise a dynamic ministry of fellowship for families.
  • Understand age-appropriate methods of education and spiritual formation.Choose appropriate curriculum and recruits and mentors effective Sunday school teachers.
  • Lead children of all ages to articulate biblical and theological values, and to trust and express Christ’s love for them and for the world.
Effective:  07/01/19
Supervises: Pre-School Director and Paid Child Care Staff
Salary range: $41,500-45,500
This position reports to the Pastor of Discipleship and Nurture and is a full-time staff position. It is a salaried position with a full benefits package.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted via email at and will be kept confidential. Applicants are asked to provide one document (Word or PDF) comprised of a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references who may be contacted at an appropriate time in the interview process, with permission from the applicant.
Questions should be directed to the Reverend Tobi Nguyen, Pastor of Discipleship and Nurture at

Contact: Reverend Tobi Nguyen

Church/Org/Business Name: University UMC

Address: 150 E. Franklin St Chapel Hill NC 27514

Phone: 919-929-7191

Email: Click to email

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