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Sand Point Community UMC is hiring a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church is hiring a Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries.

This position is salaried at $53,000 per year with a stable, dedicated funding source. It requires 35 hours per week with fewer summer hours from mid-June until September (except if the church hosts and/or participates in a week-long Vacation Bible School). Days and hours are somewhat flexible and some work may be done remotely, but Sundays and Christmas Eve are required on-site work days.

The Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries:

  • connects children, youth, young adults and families and integrates them into the wider life of the church;
  • develops outreach strategies to invite new families and to connect the congregation to the wider community;
  • works with the Pastor and staff to develop a ministry program which complements the faith formation for children, youth and their families;
  • leads spiritual and faith forming education for Children and Youth each Sunday (including Children’s Time during worship);
  • recruits and supports volunteers;
  • coordinates and regularly updates the church’s social media accounts.

Desired qualifications:

  • Christian faith that includes an understanding of the Bible beyond a literal interpretation;
  • Shares our progressive-leaning theology and is hospitable to diverse viewpoints;
  • Strong organizational skills, positive interpersonal skills, and effective communication;
  • Ability to recruit and encourage volunteers;
  • Academic coursework or direct experience in Christian Education/Spiritual Formation;
  • Experience in early childhood development and/or in education desirable;
  • Familiar with social media platforms, and confident user of software to create relevant content.

What we hope for: We have a small core of consistently attending families of preschool age children and sporadically attending elementary age children. We hope that you will connect the families in our existing congregation and lead their faith development. And we want you to create and implement appealing, meaningful programming that will attract new children and families so we can grow our existing core into a stable critical mass.

To be considered for the position, please reply to with a cover letter and your resume. We will follow up promptly.

Mission statement: We are an inclusive, caring community – committed to Christ’s work, seeking spiritual growth, and lovingly responding to the needs of God’s world. We welcome all persons, including members of the LGBTQ + community.

Sand Point Community United Methodist Church
4710 NE 70th Street • Seattle, WA 98105 •

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