Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Riverside Presbyterian Church | Riverside, IL
Date posted: March 26, 2024
Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator
Contact Name: Rev. Mark Zimmerly
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (708) 447-1520
Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Organization Description
We welcome all to worship with us, regardless of religious affiliation, cultural background, sexual orientation, or social location. We’re here not just for Riverside, but for the life of the world! Join us in seeking to know God’s love and direction through prayer, song, service, and the study of God’s word. Dedicated to mission, an active coordination of refugee resettlement and hosting of a little food pantry are the two primary focuses. The congregation numbers approximately 200 with a significant recent influx of children and youth.

20 hours per week, including worship on Sunday mornings.

$22,000-$25,000/year ($21-24 per hour), paid monthly

Reports to Pastor as Head of Staff

Annual review conducted by Personnel Committee and Pastor


Children & Youth in Worship

  • Work with Pastor and committees of the church to include children & youth in various aspects of worship such as by lighting candles, reading scripture, music, etc.
  • Coordinate Children’s Messages in conjunction with Pastor
    Children’s Sunday School for ages 5-11
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer teachers for programing during worship
  • Assemble curriculum and materials
  • Liaison with parents and other care-givers
  • Nursery Care for ages 0-5
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise childcare workers during worship

Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS)

  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers
  • Coordinate registration, promotion, and all other aspects of the program in conjunction with relevant committees of the church.

Confirmation Program

  • Encourage 8th&9th graders to participate
  • Assist the pastor in coordinating classes, retreats, and celebrations.
  • Recruit mentors from the congregation

Summer Camp

  • Encourage children and families to attend Stronghold camp in the summer
  • Help coordinate carpools, registration, subsidies, etc.
    Middle & High School Programming
  • Work with the Christian Education Committee to coordinate regular opportunities for fellowship, study and service
  • Be a mentor to young people and help nurture them in faith

High School Mission Trip

  • Coordinate with outside program providers as necessary to select dates, location, etc.
  • Help recruit students and chaperones
  • Assist with fundraising efforts such as the spring Spaghetti dinner.

Intergenerational All-Church Retreat

  • Provide for children and youth programing during retreat weekend in June.
  • Assist with promotion and registration


  • Help promote the church’s children’s programming in the community and online
  • Attend functions of the Riverside Preschool when available to promote the church’s ministries


  • Ensure the RPC Child Protection Policy is upheld at all times for the safety of both children and adult volunteers.
  • Attend staff meetings & committee meetings as needed.

Desired Qualifications

  • Mature and active faith commitment to Jesus Christ with love for the church
  • Experience working with youth and/or children
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Must pass criminal background check
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