Director of Children's Ministry--PT


Charlotte First UMC seeks a Director to provide leadership for our children's ministry program, birth through grade 5;
interest in providing direction to children/youth beyond grade 5 also considered.

Position Summary:  Provides leadership and vision for children's program development and implementation of the program on Sunday mornings and during special events.  

Responsible to Senior Pastor for day-to-day operations; Staff-Parish Relations Committee for fulfilling responsibilities defined in the job description.

   *Bachelor's Degree and experience in early childhood or Christian education preferred.  Familiarity in ministering with children with special needs a plus. 

   *Understands and is committed to vision and values of Charlotte First:  Practice Inclusion, Pursue Justice, Promote the Arts.

   *Self-starter and initiator.

   *Ability to consistently interact with families, children, staff, volunteers, and public with hospitality and warmth.  

   *Strong organizational, administrative, and communication skills.

  *Must have vaccines, etc. necessary for interacting with children, including the COVID vaccine and a TB test. 

   *Must maintain Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification. 

   *Ability to convey a love of music, drama, or other arts a plus. 

Primary Responsibilities:
   *Plan, create, implement, and assess Christian education materials and programming for Sunday School (meets during worship hour);
    Nursery/Childcare; and special events for children from infants through grade 5. 

   *Equip and nurture laity for this ministry.

  *Implement Safe Sanctuary policies. 

  *Develop and maintain relationships with families and children in the program. 

   *Attend staff and Servant Leader Board meetings.

   *Perform other duties as determined by pastor and SPRC. 

Working Conditions:  The hours are flexible and will average 10 hours/wk, which includes Sunday mornings.  Continuing education is 
  encouraged.  First three months considered probationary.  Annual review.  

Contact: Jane Patterson

Church/Org/Business Name: First United Methodist Church

Address: 501 N. Tryon St. Charlotte 28202

Phone: 704-333-9081

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