Director of Christian Education

We are looking for a person passionate about developing and running programs and events to enrich the lives of both the members of congregation of BWUMC and our neighbors.  Our programs focus on inclusiveness, particularly on including children with neurological and behavioral challenges.  Applicants should have an excess of patience, and the willingness to work with families and children with a wide range of skills and abilities.

The average commitment 10-15 hours / week; must be available most Sunday mornings and ideally including Easter and Christmas Eve (for the early evening family service), the other hours are flexible. Time off on certain weekends can be granted with advance notice.

Position Responsibilities

Administrative Duties

  • Keep the sanctuary safe - organize CORIs, enforce safety policies, etc.

  • Manage the education budget

  • Work with Sunday School staff and Ed committee to decide on curriculum and order any necessary supplies

  • Report to the Church Council on education plans and programs

  • Hire and manage child-care worker(s).

  • Meet with Ed committee on a regular basis

Internal Community Education & Organization

  • Coordinate volunteers for Sunday School / nursery / other ed commitments

  • Engage and communicate with parents on a regular basis, to keep them informed and excited about Christian Ed at BWUMC

  • Work with families to develop the best and safest plans to include every child in our ministry.

Community Education and Outreach

  • Create, advertise, and run community events that create simple service and/or fellowship opportunities for our neighbors regardless of church affiliation or interest

  • Create new relationships with members of the community outside the church walls

Qualifications

  • Close relationship with God

  • Extreme patience for children of all personalities, behaviors and abilities

  • Positive can-do attitude

  • Excellent organization and logistical skills

  • Strong communication

  • Experience (including volunteer) in any of the areas of community organization, community outreach, Christian education, or childhood education.

To apply or for further information please contact office@bwumc.org