Description: Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministries Reports to Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Committee Qualifications ?h Christ-centered individual with experience in outreach, children, youth and family programs who is able to function well in a church environment. ?h Strong leadership, organizational, communication, time management and human relationship skills. Must be a self-starter and able to work independently. ?h Experience with recruiting, organizing, training and leading volunteers. ?h Understand and appreciate the trust associated with this position and the necessary manner and steps to report immediately any suspected or observed abuse, endangerment and/or neglect of children placed in the temporary care of De Soto UMC and its members to civil and church authorities. ?h Good computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. ?h Must successfully pass a background check and complete conference Safe Gatherings training and certification. Desirable: ?h Undergraduate degree preferred, minimum of two years of college, with additional bible/ seminary study helpful. ?h Bilingual ?V Spanish and English preferred but not required. ?h Musical ability helpful. ?h Living within the De Soto School District preferred but not required. *Duties: ?h The major emphasis of this position is to grow and oversee our families with children and youth ministry. This will include designing outreach programs, planning and leading fun group activities, finding and leading opportunities to be of service in the community, and leading bible study, youth group and small groups that fit the needs of this sector. ?h Research and identify the needs for children, youth and families ministry in the community; implement programs and events designed to strengthen current church families and attract new unchurched families. ?h Coordinate the recruiting of volunteers for family ministries. ?h Participate in selecting curriculum and implement children, youth, and family bible studies and other educational studies such as financial planning, parenting, and marriage enrichment. ?h Resolve conflicts in a timely manner. ?h Administer and adhere to Church policies and procedures and develop a relationship of mutual trust and accountability with members of the staff and Church body. ?h Report to the Administrative Council regularly on the status of the program. ?h Ensure the safety of our children and youth. Oversee that all volunteers working with children, youth, or adults with developmental disabilities have Safe Gatherings background checks, training and current certifications. ?h Help to develop and recommend to the Finance Committee an annual budget and adhere to it. ?h Be actively engaged in the De Soto Community. ?h Be present and participate in Church services. To apply, please send your resume to: Brenda Crisco Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org For questions, call Brenda Crisco at Phone: 913-461-6075. Anticipated Start Date: Summer, 2013 Hours: 20 hours per week. Salary: $1000 per month *This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather a reflection of the principle elements essential to the job.