April 30, 2019 - Director of Children and Youth Programs
Are you passionate about helping children, youth, families, and adults grow in the Christian faith to serve God? Are you organized? Are you decisive? Do you get things done? If yes, we want to talk to you.
All Saints' Episcopal Church in Austin is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Programs.
Our historic facilities and diverse, urban congregation are located on the Northwest corner of the University of Texas campus in the heart of the Hill Country. The ideal candidate will possess a deep and abiding faith with a knowledge and love of Episcopal traditions and demonstrate keen organizational and administrative skills. Applicants will work closely with our dedicated clergy, enthusiastic volunteers, and energetic young people in person and through social media.
As a full-time position, the expected work week consists of 40 hours, with presence at church on Sunday mornings from 9 am – 1 pm required as part of the work week (and later if EYC meets on Sundays).
Participation in evening meetings is required as needed. Attendance at parish events is required. Comp time is awarded when appropriate. Regular office hours are expected with the hours being flexible based on work needs and in consultation with the rector. Benefits include health insurance, pension contributions, and two weeks of paid vacation.
- Oversee and provide leadership (as needed) for Sunday morning programs for all children and youth programs including nursery, Sunday school, Children’s chapel.
- Plan and implement seasonal events, working with volunteers (e.g. Mardi Gras, Easter Egg Hunt, Youth Sunday, Adventure Bible School, Advent Event).
- Plan and implement an annual or biennial EYC mission trip.
- Plan and implement fellowship events to encourage community building and to foster intergenerational relationships.
- Work with volunteers to plan and implement EYC meetings and events.
- Identify means and implement ways for parents to learn spiritual formation practices and encourage parents to be spiritual mentors for their children.
- Build relationships with local youth groups and diocesan partners to facilitate broader faith-based relationships and opportunities for children and youth.
- Serve as liaison to All Saints’ Episcopal Day School.
- Prepare annual budget for Children and Youth activities and submit to Treasurer by August 1.
- Prepare annual calendar of Children and Youth activities in coordination with overall church calendar and submit to rector semiannually for approval by August 15 and January 6.
- Attend All Saints' staff meetings to coordinate Children and Youth activities and programming with the overall church calendar.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date online calendar for all Children and Youth activities, e.g., Advent event, VBS, Sundays when Sunday School is cancelled.
- Coordinate and lead meetings throughout the year with Sunday School teachers and volunteers for planning and training purposes.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date database of contact information for parents, children and youth in the parish.
- Work with volunteers and church staff to verify that all volunteers working with children have obtained/are current on Safeguarding God's Children certification (church staff to provide training).
- Interact and coordinate with All Saints' staff and clergy to schedule and execute Children and Youth program events.
- Use technology and social media to promote and publicize Children and Youth events and activities.
- Coordinate communication among all Sunday School Teachers, helping create a vision across the program and unifying projects.
- Publicize and communicate Spiritual Formation Activities and programs for all ages to the parish.
- Recruit volunteers from the parish to help with “Work Days” and other Spiritual Formation events to make intergenerational connections to the broader parish community.
- Identify and pro-actively recruit Sunday School students.
- Follow-up with children and families who attend sporadically or who “fade” away. Communicate pastoral needs to the clergy for follow up.
- Recruit Sunday School teachers and volunteers and coordinate their training.
- Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5+ years experience in one of the following fields:
- Christian Education or Youth Ministry
- Public or Private School Teacher
- Social Work or School Guidance Counselor
- Human resources, coaching
- Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with a diverse group of people
- Ability to carry out duties in a timely fashion
- Strong communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Commitment to and participation in professional development activities
- Proficiency in basic computer programs
- Proficiency in social media apps
Please send a letter of interest with a resume to Patricia Goubil-Gambrell at [email protected].
Expected Start Date: July 2019