Children's Ministry Director
Position Description: Pastoral Staff
POSITION: CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
The Children’s Ministry Director will be responsible for the overall vision and implementation of ministry, in partnership with families, for the faith development of children (birth through 5th grade.)
Work with church and ministry leaders to define, develop, and effectively create a dynamic children’s ministry faith development program;
Work with Second Baptist leadership to effectively pursue the goals and mission of Second Baptist Church;
Build relationships by supporting, shepherding and prayerfully encouraging children and their parents, grandparents and other caregivers in their Christian formation.
Partner with and support parents/caregivers by developing ministry tools and resources that equip them to engage their children in discipleship at home.
Plan, implement and evaluate programs that align with our church values to be inclusive and loving lifelong Jesus followers.
Identify, recruit, train, and support ministry volunteers for all programs and activities related to children’s ministry, including compliance for background checks.
Manage the operational budget for the Children’s Ministry department.
To perform the job successfully, individual should demonstrate the following:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things. Manages difficult or emotional church member and guest situations; responds promptly to needs; solicits ministry feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. Excels in relational abilities with varying ages (relates well with children, parents, grandparents, volunteers.)
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectively and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports church’s goals and values. Maintains confidentiality.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
REQUIRED CRITICAL SKILLS, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION
5+ years of educational experience in early childhood development and/or elementary aged children
College degree in early childhood development or education, or relevant years of related field experience
A balance of creative/innovative thinking, while being sensitive to traditions in the church
Friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible team approach while working with children, youth, parents, and staff members
Agrees and aligns with the vision, values and inclusivity of Second Baptist Church
Strong organizational and administrative skills
ACCOUNTABILITY: Administratively responsible to Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation. This position is a ¾-full time paid position, with benefits to be considered, commensurate with experience.