As a large, dynamic congregation in a world-class university city, First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks a caring Transitional Coordinator of Children’s Education & Family Ministry to provide leadership over programs for young children and families. The Coordinator will work in partnership with parents, church staff, and adult volunteer leaders to ignite the light of God and a heart for service in each young disciple.
The Transitional Coordinator of Children’s Education & Family Ministry will guide all aspects of ministry with children from infancy through grade 5 and their families. The emphasis at First Pres will be on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, establishing healthy relationships, offering opportunities for young families to grow in faith, sustaining vital and effective programs, and forging connections between young people and the congregation-at-large of First Presbyterian Church. Responsibilities include: coordinating Sunday Church School, including the recruitment and training of teachers; providing continuity of First Pres’s Milestone Ministry program; upholding the church’s Child Safety Policy; planning and coordinating with other program staff; overseeing family education and fellowship activities; and supervising paid childcare providers and the Children’s Education Assistant.
Applicants who are highly organized, passionate about children’s ministry, have an innovative, compassionate spirit, are highly relational with both parents and children, can work effectively with a large church leadership team, and are able to take initiative should apply. This is a full-time position open to ordained or non-ordained individuals, envisioned as 12 months in duration, with the potential to be extended. Although the intent is to hire one full-time person, First Pres is open to duties being split between two individuals. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and final terms of the position. Please submit a cover letter and resume.