Director of Christian Education and Community Life at First United Methodist Church of Eugene


Director of Christian Education and Community Life Job Description
First United Methodist Church Eugene (EFUMC)
Salary Range= $43,00-49,000 annually + Benefits
Our Mission:
-Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world
-EFUMC is a reconciling congregation: all people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, immigration status, age, race, ethnicity, mental or physical ability, or economic situation are welcome to participate fully in the life of our faith community.
Our Goals:
 -We will grow our church by creating a welcoming and inviting place for all people, including non-religious and nominally religious people and families.
-We will deepen our relationships with each other and nurture the spiritual growth of our community.
Full Time Position:
.50 focus on children, youth and family programming.
.50 focus on community life within the congregation
Qualifications and Attributes:
- Christian Education or Education experience preferred
- Bachelor’s Degree
- A spiritually mature Christian with a strong sense of calling to children, youth, and family ministry
- Grounded in social justice-oriented theology
- Supportive of the LGBTQ+ community
- Competency in computer skills and social media
- Demonstrates competency and experience in developing a culture of inclusion with individuals    of diverse identities, experiences and backgrounds
-Ability to be a visionary and an action-oriented leader in pursuit of our EFUMC goals
- Working knowledge of child development and youth culture
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work tasks
- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proven planning, organization, and problem-solving skills
- Proven ability to organize, mobilize and train volunteers to build community
- Creative thinker, open to new ideas
- Strong attention to detail
- Approachable, open-minded, self-directed and flexible
- Ability to work collaboratively with church leaders and volunteers
 -Receptivity to constructive feedback
Christian Education Responsibilities:
-Embrace and implement the EFUMC vision for growth and community building in the Children, Youth & Families programs 
-Select, adapt and/or lead a birth-12th grade progressive Christian curriculum, including summer programming, activity nights and field trips
-Willing to be trained and to collaboratively teach the OWL (Our Whole Lives faith and human sexuality) curriculum and/or Confirmation on a regular but flexible rotation.
-Promote our engagement with conference and district youth events, including camping ministries and service projects
-Organize regular music experiences with children and youth in collaboration with the music staff
 Community Life Responsibilities/Goals:
-Focus on building connections between generations in our church community
-Encourage informal friendship groups within the church community to reach out to include others so that we truly welcome all
-With the Pastor oversee and/or coordinate Adult Christian education and formation groups
-Collaborate with JAMM to coordinate volunteer service
-Demonstrate genuine hospitality by strategically recruiting, engaging and following up with local families including non-religious and nominally religious people
-Assist in the organization and planning of special worship services (Easter, Christmas, summer worship at the park)
-Greet and connect with visiting families and adult visitors in worship and at special services
-Develop EFUMC information materials for visitors and develop procedures for following up with them
-Produce content for monthly newsletter, weekly Family News emails, website and social media platforms for family programs
Supervision and Management Requirements:
-Regularly meet with the pastor and other EFUMC committee leaders to discuss and collaborate on our EFUMC goals
-Attend Covenant Council meetings regularly and report on Christian Education and Community Life ministries
-Reports to and is supervised by the pastor and SPRC
-Recruit, mentor, train and supervise children’s and youth Sunday school teachers and volunteers
-Ensure that all volunteers adhere to the Safe Sanctuary policy in all EFUMC activities and spaces
-Maintain all Safe Sanctuary and Background check records
-Responsible for requesting and overseeing budgetary needs related to the Christian Education/Community Life program
Application Process:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to rcmosqueda@hotmail.com
Submit by September 1 for priority review
Position will remain open until filled

Location: First United Methodist Church of Eugene

Contact: Cathy Mosqueda

Address: 1376 Olive Street Eugene OR 97401

Phone: (541) 345 8764

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