Highland Park UMC: Early Childhood Coordinator

Date Posted: 7/18/2019


Highland Park UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

Responsible for planning and executing all programming for children ages birth through pre-K, and for staffing and equipping the weekday childcare and nursery functions. 

Reports To: Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry  

FLSA Status: Exempt  

Campus: Mockingbird 

Working Hours: This is a full-time 33.5 hours per week  

Anticipated Schedule: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  During the year additional hours may be necessary. All church staff will be asked to support and serve for religious holidays and worship services, including Christmas Eve and Easter. 

Duties

General

  • Be present and manage the first floor Nursery and Preschool areas each Sunday morning, ensuring safety and security for children and families, as well as greeting, welcoming and shepherding them as a representative of HPUMC Kids. 
  • Work closely with Child Development Program on shared space topics and issues. 
  • Attend and participate in weekly meetings for children's ministry team and HPUMC staff. 

Nursery

  • Serve as leader and supervisor for a team of 40 part-time caregivers. 
  • Responsible for hiring, training and leading caregiver team, resolving problems that arise and consulting Director of Children's Ministries and/or Human Resources when necessary. 
  • Lead weekly caregiver meeting before Sunday worship services and communicate with them on a regular and as-needed basis. 
  • Prepare and communicate schedules for caregivers on a monthly basis. 
  • Serves as main contact for families who use KidCare offerings during week. 
  • Maintains a presence on the first floor during KidCare weekly hours (as determined by schedule) to resolve issues and monitor activity in rooms. 
  • Maintains a presence on the first floor during large special events scheduled during a week night. 
  • Analyzes weekly KidCare participants to determine the number of Caregivers and rooms needed 

Preschool

  • Select and implement age appropriate educational programming for preschool age children ages 2-5, working closely with Elementary Coordinator to ensure a consistent approach to ministry at all ages within children's ministry. Programming may be adapted from standard or packaged curriculum, or custom-created, as appropriate. 
  • Supervise, guide and work closely with the YC Music Teacher to create a consistent and effective music moment for the children. 
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteer Age Level Coaches for preschool age levels. 
  • Lead Music Time for Sunday School Classes during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. 
  • Prepare lesson plans and all necessary materials for Sunday morning (purple bags for each classroom - roster, craft, Bibles, lesson, etc.). Preparation may be done solo or with volunteer help.   

Education  

  • Bachelor’s degree required  
  • Supervisory experience required  
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite (Google, Gmail, Calendar), Arena or Touch Point 

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
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 214-523-2265


 

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