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Job Description: Coordinator of Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM)

First Presbyterian Church Tecumseh

Our Mission Statement:
We are a loving community of faith
following Jesus Christ,
where everyone has a place and a face,
a story and a voice.
Our minds, hearts and hands are engaged,
as we humbly serve
our neighbors near and far.
Come and See

Our Values:

Leadership: We celebrate that God equips and calls everyone, women, and men, young and old to all ministries of the church.

Language: We tell the timeless story of Jesus and his love with new words for today.

Learning and Action: We study the Bible and humanity. We acknowledge our blind spots and the limits of our understanding. We pray for grace and courage to move outside our comfort zones. We work toward abundant life for all God’s children.

Legacy: We acknowledge that God has brought us together for a reason. We are each who and what we are because of the people of faith who have impacted our lives, and we carry their legacy forward to the next generation by God’s grace.

We follow Jesus because:
he has the words of life,
we are inspired to believe in a dream
where all things are made new,
the way is counter-cultural, radical and real,
he knows us, loves us and calls us each by name.

Position Summary

To plan, develop, and supervise the Christian nurture of children, youth and families of our church as directed through the Christian Education committee and the Session.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and welcoming place for children and youth to form deep relationships with God, each other, and other members of the congregation.
  • Work with the pastor and other worship leaders to create and coordinate programs that allow children and youth to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and participate in the worship life and mission of the church.
  • Ensure that the ARK (age 0-5) has coverage for families with infants and toddlers. Work closely with preschool staff to help brainstorm and develop ideas for educational opportunities as well as assist with special projects.
  • Support and administer intergenerational educational opportunities for families of all ages to learn and grow together: organize curriculum and train volunteer staff of teachers for children ages 6-10, and provide support for youth 11-13.
  • Creatively foster the development of relationships with community groups that provide services to children, youth, and young adults.
  • Participate with Maumee Valley Presbytery to gain insight into programming that other churches are doing and work towards understanding how special programs can be implemented to support the membership.
  • Provide a monthly report to Session and Christian Education Committee on the activities and specific outcomes accomplished.

Qualifications
 Enthusiasm and contagious love for children
 Bachelor’s degree in education or childhood development
 Certification in infant and child CPR and First Aid
 Completed background check
 Passion for continued professional development
 Alignment with First Presbyterian Church Tecumseh mission and values
 Commitment to the integration of youth and children’s programming into congregational ministry
 Demonstrated organizational skills and experience in training and managing volunteers

Evaluation

Annual performance evaluation will be conducted by the Personnel Committee with input from the Education Committee and the Pastor/Head of Staff

Reporting

Functional reporting is to the Pastor/Head of Staff

Administrative reporting is to Session

Hours:

Attendance on Sunday mornings is required.  Other hours required to perform the duties will be coordinated with the Pastor and education staff/volunteers, including one day a week in the office – preferably Tuesdays. This position is expected to work 15 hours per week on average.

Terms of Employment: First Presbyterian Church Tecumseh is an at-will employer. This means that either an employer or employee may decide to terminate employment at any time, with no reason needed.

Compensation: salary paid bi-weekly, calculated on 15 hours/week; the hourly rate will be based on experience up to $18/hour

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, and 3 reference letters to:

Lisa Michelin, Personnel Elder
First Presbyterian Church
211 W. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh Mi 49286
OR email materials to: tecumsehfirstpres@gmail.com (attn: Lisa Michelin)
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Job Description – Nursery/Preschool Staff

First Presbyterian Church Tecumseh

This position includes care for infants, toddlers, and young children up to third grade being dropped off by families who are attending Sunday school, Worship Service, or possibly other extra-curricular church activities.  It addition to supervision of the children, it is expected that this individual will provide age-appropriate faith-based learning activities.

The hours are Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Additional hours may be possible if agreed upon in advance. 

Oversight for this position is provided by elders on education and personnel in conjunction with the Head of Staff.

A background check is required by all who participate in the care of young children pursuant to our Child Safety Policy.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age.

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, to:

First Presbyterian Church
211 W. Chicago Blvd., Tecumseh Mi 49286
OR email materials to: tecumsehfirstpres@gmail.com
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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