UCC Sunday School and High School Youth Group Coordinator

First Congregational United Church of Christ | Downers Grove, IL
Date posted: September 20, 2021
UCC Sunday School and High School Youth Group Coordinator
Contact Name: Kristen Hurter
Contact Email: [email protected]
Deadline: November 1, 2021

First Congregational United Church of Christ is a UCC church in the western suburb of Downers Grove.

Our Values-

  • As an open and affirming United Church of Christ, we seek to:
  • Lead with love
  • Nurture faith as a lifelong journey
  • Engage with Scripture
  • Embrace diversity and value all people
  • Hold sacred God’s creation
  • Advocate for peace and justice
  • Serve our local, national and global communities
  • Share joy, hope, and kindness

Job Description

Coordinate curricula, supplies, and scheduling of volunteers for all Sunday school activities ranging from nursery care through sixth grade (to include both on site and online components, depending on whether in-person church services are being held). Work with lay leaders to organize fellowship and service events for senior high youth group and communicate event information as needed.

The Sunday School Coordinator works closely with the Senior Minister, the Interim Associate Pastor, the Faith Formation Ministry, and Church staff.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Communicate information to families about what is happening in Sunday school and upcoming events for senior high youth group, utilizing various media such as verbal and written announcements at Sunday services, email, text messages, social media, Church app, announcements at staff meetings, and publications in the Pilgrim newsletter
  • Coordinate teachers to make sure Sunday school and nursery are covered every week
  • Assist Sunday school teachers, making sure they have their lessons 1 week in advance, Sunday school rooms are set-up, and supplies needed for units are there (including supplies needed for recording/uploading digital content if Sunday school is online)
  • Meet and greet families after service
  • Schedule training for new Sunday school volunteers as needed
  • Meet regularly with lay leaders (approximately 2-4 hours per month) to organize fellowship and service events for senior high youth group
  • Ensure compliance with Safe Church policy for all Sunday school and senior high youth group events
  • Promote the church and Sunday school in the community
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Abide by church staff covenant

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (works well with children, parents, volunteers, and Church staff)
  • Excellent organizational skills (able to multi-task, prioritize, self-starter)
  • Knowledgeable re social media and technology needed to record/upload video content
  • Light lifting up to 25 pounds may be occasionally required

Educational Requirement

  • Associate‚Äôs degree or equivalent preferred

Time Commitment

  • 15 hrs/week including Sundays 8:00am-11:00am (when Church is meeting in person) and weekly staff meetings
  • 90% of Sundays/year required (when Church is meeting in person)

Benefits

$20/hr to $27/hr (or $600 to $810 semi-monthly)

Application Instructions

If interested in this position, please apply via the job listing found on http://www.indeed.com or you can send your resume to [email protected]

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