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Christian Education Director - Chicago


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Job DescriptionTHE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOISWe're on the hunt for a Christian Education Director to steer our church's awesome Sunday School program. In collaboration with the ChildrenA cents € (TM) s Education ministry team, and our Associate Minister of Faith Formation, this role is an opportunity to implement a dynamic program of religious education for children from birth to 8th grade.HOURS: 20 hours per week, including SundaysRESPONSIBILITIES:Oversee Sunday morning education programs for children from birth to 8th gradeIdentify and implement creative, age-appropriate curriculum for childrenRecruit, train, coordinate, and provide ongoing support to teachers and classroom facilitatorsManage set-up and maintenance of classrooms and equipmentCommunicate regularly with families, Associate Minister, and Christian Education Ministry to assess ongoing needs and identify areas for potential growthManage volunteer and paid Nursery staff on Sunday mornings; coordinate supplies and maintenanceCollaborate with Christian Education Ministry and Outreach Ministries to provide outreach opportunities and special events for children and familiesCoordinate mailings, calendar, and office-oriented business with FCC secretarial staff; arrange special communication pieces as neededReceive, count, and record Sunday School offeringMaintain Christian Education accounts, registration files, and attendance recordsProvide staff leadership and support to the Christian Education Ministry in collaboration with Associate MinisterServe as a resource to Membership Ministry and staff regarding new and returning visitors in Sunday School programCommunicate with Associate Minister about pastoral concernsQUALIFICATIONS:Personal faith in God through Christ, and a passion for serving children and familiesDemonstrated experience in leadership and working with childrenCommitment to spiritual development, religious education, and emotional health of children and familiesWorking knowledge of child development, classroom management, and educational methodologyWorking knowledge of the BibleAbility to identify and synthesize creative curriculum activities for childrenCompetence in computer and technology usageDedication to personal faith formation and professional growth as an educatorAbility to work independently and on a teamExcellent leadership, organizational, and communication skillsDiscretion and ability to maintain confidentialityCompany DescriptionThe First Congregational Church is an Open and Affirming congregation in the United Church of Christ, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. We are a suburban church--home to nearly 1,400 members--that prides ourselves in providing meaningful worship and robust programming for our congregation throughout the week (and especially on Sundays). Celebrating 175 years of history this fall, we are a church that can't wait to see what the future holds. Part of this future includes the hiring of a new Christian Education Director who will help us shape the faith formation of our church's youngest members. We hope it may be you!

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