Children & Family Ministries Director, Part-time (SW Portland)

Children & Family Ministries Director, Part-time (SW Portland)


Children & Family Ministries Director, Part-time
Vermont Hills UMC seeks an energetic and affirming individual capable of reigniting our children's ministry.

Position title: Children & Family Ministries Director
Position type: Part-time, 10-15 hours per week
Reports to: Pastor, Staff Parish Relations Team
Rate of pay: $20-$25 per hour, commensurate with experience

About us
Vermont Hills UMC focuses on big ideas, good conversation, meaningful worship, and community service. We strive to be an oasis for those seeking deeper connection with God, self, and others; an inclusive place for learning and spiritual renewal; a loving and accepting community dedicated to service and justice. We are a small, growing church located in the heart of the Hayhurst neighborhood in SW Portland, with congregants from all over the city. An intergenerational community, we welcome at all levels of ministry people of all races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, ages, and abilities.

As we all emerge from this time of darkened buildings Vermont Hills is seeking an energetic and affirming individual capable of reigniting our children’s ministry.
This position would be responsible for engaging volunteers to help establish children’s ministries for birth through high school in our small community of faith. Key to this role is creating a future full of spirited families for our neighborhood facing expansive growth.
The role in particular is responsible for:

  • Participating in the additional hiring of childcare staffing who also spark our children’s spiritual imaginations
  • Identifying and eliciting volunteers from church families to add to our energetic team
  • Planning and hosting attractional events that our students and their friends rave about
  • Selecting and procuring Sunday morning lesson curricula that ignite multiple age groups
  • Creating energizing youth programs and events for alternate days
  • Understanding and implementing Safe Sanctuaries within all of our programming
  • Providing regular updates to church council on children and family participation, engagement, involvement, and growth of the program
We are looking for a person who has a basic understanding of developmentally appropriate practices (especially in the Preschool arena). Higher education in early childhood development is desired but not required
If you wish to be part of a small church poised to light a thousand small candles in our children so they begin a lifetime of doing all the good they can in all the ways they can for generations to come please apply.
Please send a Cover Letter and your Resume to
Position open until filled; application materials will be reviewed as they are received. 
We take COVID19 seriously. Only those fully vaccinated will be considered. We are currently meeting for online worship each Sunday, with occasional masked outdoor services. Our hope is to move back into our space for in-person worship in the fall of 2021.

Location: Vermont Hills UMC

Contact: Sara Ross

Address: 6053 SW 55th Drive Portland OR 97221

Phone: 314-258-7141



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