We are seeking a kind, energetic, and organized individual who genuinely enjoys working with children and parents. Our part-time Church School Coordinator will be responsible for fostering and growing a vibrant spiritual formation program for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade and supporting the volunteers who lead the high school youth formation program.
The Coordinator will work for and with the Rector and support the leadership development of parents and volunteers.
The Coordinator will work 10-15 hours per week which includes 3-4 hours on Sunday mornings that can fluctuate depending on coordinator’s schedule and liturgical season. Church School runs from the first or second Sunday after Labor Day through the second or third Sunday in June. Ideally, the Coordinator is available from mid-August to mid-June. Salary range $15,000-$18,000 depending on experience. You will be required to be CORI checked and complete a Safe church training before working with children.
The Church School Coordinator will:
Maintain a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment in the church school area and classrooms
Understand the meaning of the liturgical seasons and teachings of Jesus
Oversee, administer, maintain and/or (if needed) coordinate the acquisition of Church School curriculum, supplemental materials, and supplies
Recruit and help to prepare volunteer church members to teach Church School and maintain schedule of volunteer teachers
Ensure all volunteer teachers complete Safe Church Training and CORI check
Support volunteer teachers for Sunday mornings including prepping materials, supplies, set-up, etc.
Plan and collaborate with Rector, parents, and volunteers, special activities such as the Christmas Pageant, Special Communion, Palm Sunday procession, recognition of milestones in the life of the children, etc.
Communicate regularly with parents via email, the newsletter, weekly bulletins, website, etc.
Create a modest Church School budget
Keep accurate records (registration, attendance, offerings, expenses, supplies, etc.)
Meet with the Rector at regular staff meetings and when necessary
Provide a written report for the Annual Parish meeting
Attend Christian Formation Committee meetings when necessary
The ideal candidate is someone who:
Has a good understanding of the liturgical seasons and Jesus’ teachings
Is Christian (Episcopalian preferred)
Maintains a joyful and positive rapport with children, parents, and volunteers
Has experience working in a church setting
Has elementary teaching and/or childhood development and/or classroom management experience
Has experience working with children of many ages, varying learning styles and abilities, and is inclusive and welcoming of all children
Is mature, responsible, organized, friendly, warm, and engaging
Is able to work independently and collaboratively
Has strong communication and interpersonal skills
Has an Associate degree or similar experience
Completes a CORI check and Safe Church training (offered on site)
Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org