Director of Children, Youth, and Families
The 400-member First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, N.J., is recruiting for a year-round, full-time, high-energy Director of Children, Youth and Families.
The Director plans and leads a full range of Christian educational and service programs for children and youth from age two through high school. Duties include: Sunday School curriculum development, recruitment and training of volunteer teachers and caregivers for nursery through 8th grade, and active supervision on Sunday mornings; leading weekly Sunday evening fellowship meetings for junior and senior high school students; planning and administering the annual confirmation class; organizing youth participation in charitable events; planning and leading overnight youth missionary trips and retreats; planning an annual vacation Bible School and recruiting volunteers; periodically presenting the children’s sermon at Sunday worship services; evaluating the overall effectiveness of the church’s children and youth ministries. The Director reports to the Pastor-Head of Staff.
The successful candidate will need to be: a believing Reformed Christian with strong knowledge of the mission and beliefs of the Presbyterian Church; an engaging personality who identifies with youth and is familiar with current social and youth issues; vision- and purpose-driven; self-motivating with the talent to work with other staff and church teams; well-organized, with good written and verbal skills; strong in project-planning and tech-savvy (Snap Chat, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). The ideal candidate will possess integrity, trustworthiness and spiritual maturity. Musical ability is a plus.
A minimum of three years of similar, church-centered experience is required, preferably as a Certified Christian Educator (CCE), or as a school teacher or administrator or Assistant Christian Educator (ACE). A Bachelor’s degree is preferred but the required years of similar experience as a CCE or ACE will suffice.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Resumes should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.