Highland Park UMC: Director of Children’s Ministry

Date Posted: 6/24/2022

Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Director of Children’s Ministry is responsible for developing and implementing strategies the help children and families become deeply devoted followers of Christ. The position oversees programs and staff while also shepherding families with children up to 5th grade.


  • Leads HPUMC Kids Staff
  • Primary “Face” and representative ministry to children (birth-5th grade) and their families
  • Serve as pastor to children and families (birth thru 5th grade)
  • Connect relationally with staff, volunteers, children and parents
  • Development & Vision Casting
  • Strategic Planning & Goal Setting
  • Alignment of programs with overall church mission & vision
  • Advocate at church leadership level for ministries to children
  • Parent Relations and Parent Resources/Equipping (HPUMC Moms/Dads, Parenting Classes, Spiritual Formation for Moms, Baptism class, etc.)
  • Financial oversight and management of HPUMC Kids 
  • Oversee strategy for hiring, training, and motivation of team
  • Performance Evaluation Process & Implementation

Other duties as assigned. Changes to job may occur at any time and without notice.

Education and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters preferred
  • 5+ Years ministry experience (staff or volunteer)
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Proven track record of fostering relationships
  • Preferred Software Experience:
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • G Suite (Google, Gmail, Calendar, etc…)
    • Touchpoint Church Management System

Physical Demands: Sitting, Standing, Walking, Seeing, Hearing, Speaking, Lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds, Fine Motor Skills

Other Qualifications: Must be a committed Christian comfortable working in a United Methodist church environment. Our employees are called to lead a life that becomes the gospel, and we expect them to exhibit appropriate demeanor both on and off the job.

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How to Apply

Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0bfa9fa1-b3c4-4fcd-b950-b74c10e0385d&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US
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