Overview:

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church is seeking a children’s ministry coordinator, who will be responsible for facilitating a variety of connections and activities for our youth and children. The Children’s ministry coordinator will work for 8 hours a week. This position works closely with church staff and volunteers. The right candidate must be a great communicator, organized, and able to work independently while being proactive and child focus. Familiarity with the Godly Play curriculum is preferred, but previous experience working with children in other environments is also beneficial.

St. David of Wales is an Episcopal church located in the Division/Hawthorne neighborhood of inner SE Portland. As an active, intergenerational congregation, the members of St. David’s represent a community committed to the values of the Anglican tradition, such as creativity, diverse spiritual practice, community life, and creation care. St. David’s is an open and affirming congregation that includes people from all backgrounds and identities in full participation in church life, with special outreach to houseless communities. St. David’s is profoundly committed to social justice, looking to participate in work that ensures Black lives matter, people have the resources they need, and no one is turned away from love or dignity. Applications for this position must be submitted by August 18 by filling out the form linked below. This position will be scheduled to work 8 hours per week earning $20 per hour.

Application: Email seniorwarden@saintdavidpdx.org

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates all aspects of Godly Play and other children’s ministry programs (ages 0 – 12) under the guidance of the Rector.
  • Completes (or shows completion of) the Godly Play Core Training.
  • Adheres to the Godly Play curriculum, practices, and philosophy. 
  • Recruits volunteers for all areas of children’s programs.
  • Supports Godly Play leadership as needed.
  • Creates and initiates older children formation opportunities (Approximate ages 8 – 12). Supports leadership of the developed opportunities for older children as needed.
  • Recruits, supports, and schedules lay leaders for Sunday children liturgies.
  • Hires, schedules and oversees nursery care workers.
  • Coordinates and leads parent meetings on at least a quarterly basis
  • Works with Parish Administrator to ensure all who work with children are “Safe Church” certified and have background checks on file. Monitors completion of certification process where needed.
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings.
  • Coordinates programming and communications with Youth Leader, as needed.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and professional conduct at all times.
  • Is supportive and positive as a team member of the staff.
  • Develops and utilizes effective, efficient and timely communication systems with families of all children’s programming participants. Responsible for requesting assistance from administrative staff where needed to ensure an effective and timely communication system is developed and maintained.
  • Develops and maintains clear, written behavioral guidelines and expectations with all persons involved in children’s programming.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to pass the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon background check and complete Safe Church trainings
  • Demonstrated life experience that demonstrates ability to perform duties and responsibilities as outlined above.
  • Experience or aptitude with newsletter management programs, with Mailchimp familiarity preferred.
  • Proficiency with Google Documents and online systems such as Google Drive.
  • Basic English grammar, spelling and writing abilities.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $6,000 – $7200. .2 FTE position, or 8 hours per week average over the course of the year. Anticipate lesser hours per week during Summer months; more hours per week during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter Seasons.
  • Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, and Workers’ compensation provided through the Diocese.
  • Continuing Education: attendance to meetings, conferences, and seminars related to the job and requested for and approved by the Rector is compensated as normal working hours. Budgeted funding for continuing education in 2023 is $150.00.

Vacations and Leaves:

  • 2 weeks paid vacation a year, of which only 4 days may be Sundays. Vacation time may not be taken during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, or Feast of Pentecost.
  • 5 sick days per year, which may or may not include Sundays. Time off for funerals, jury duty, and other personal requests granted by the Rector as circumstances dictate.

Work Time:

  • 8 hours per week to include Sundays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

St. David of Wales Episcopal Church is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. St. David of Wales Episcopal Church makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and our congregation’s needs.