Children's Ministry Coordinator (part time)

Children's Ministry Coordinator (part time)


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.

About you
You are excited about joining a community of spiritual seekers and have passion and respect for young people. You have previous experience working with children, have training in developmentally appropriate education and care techniques for children aged 3 to 12.* You have Biblical knowledge foundational to teaching and leading in ministry as well as unflagging commitment to LGBTQ+ advocacy within church programs. You love engaging kids with new ideas, laughing, and doing things differently.
*Formal childhood education is preferred but not required if the candidate has proven experience in the field.

About the job
This is a part-time (10-15 hours per week) position requiring that you:

  • Lead programs for preschool- through elementary-age children in a “one-room-schoolhouse” setting at our single Sunday morning service throughout the year; additional services may be held during the seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas.
  • Understand and implement UMC Safe Sanctuaries protocols.
  • Create inclusive spaces where each child feels protected and connected to a loving community.
  • Implement curriculum and create age-appropriate programming for the spiritual development of children.
  • Schedule volunteers from the church to support the smooth running of children's programming.
  • Work closely with the pastor and appropriate church leadership to encourage the growth, effectiveness, and longevity of children’s ministry at our church.
For the safety of our children and community, this position requires a criminal background check and completion of UMC Safe Sanctuaries training. VHUMC requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID19 and remain up to date on CDC-recommended COVID and annual influenza vaccines.

Please submit application materials to
  • Resume or CV, including names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Cover letter, introducing yourself and your specific interests related to this position.
Position title: Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Position type: Part-time, 10-15 hours per week
Reports to: Pastor, Staff Parish Relations Team
Rate of pay: $23-$25 per hour, commensurate with experience

Location: Vermont Hills United Methodist Church

Address: 6053 SW 55th Dr Portland OR 97221

Phone: 503.246.1213

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