May 14, 2018

Childrens Ministry Director

  • St Teresa of Avila Church
  • Summit, NJ, USA
Full time Ministry, Youth Religious Education Strategy-Planning

Job Description

Role Purpose

The Children’s Ministry Director oversees all elements related to preschool and elementary faith formation. This position will be responsible for planning an excellent kid’s ministry program that fosters young disciples. The Children’s Ministry Director is also expected to execute the program efficiently and in an organized manner. Finally, the Children’s Ministry Director will evaluate the program to ensure that it continues to be effective in its mission to make disciples.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Children’s Ministry Director will oversee these main ministries:

  • Elementary and Preschool Faith Formation
    • Worship Experiences
    • Family Assemblies
    • Community Events
    • Digital Content
  • Sacramental Preparation
    • Rite of Christian Initiation for Children
      • Reconciliation Preparation
      • Communion Preparation
      • Baptism Preparation

The Children’s Ministry Director will perform the following functions:

  • Communicate swiftly, properly, effectively, and professionally with parents, children, staff members, and all other professional associates
  • Recruit, manage, develop, and lead volunteers and staff to minister to the parish’s children
  • Know and execute best practices in the children’s ministry program
  • Develop and implement a children’s ministry program and a sacramental preparation program that both catechizes and evangelizes our children
  • Act as a liaison with the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office and Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
  • Cooperate with the Pastor and other Faith Formation leaders to build, execute, and evaluate an effective program
  • Build healthy relationships with families, staff, volunteers, and children to create community in the parish
  • Systematically evaluate and measure the effectiveness of the program
  • Other duties as assigned


Some items to be considered for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s a plus
  • Practicing Roman Catholic
  • 3-5 years ministry experience or in a related field requested
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must receive a Protecting God’s Children certificate


Some items to be considered for the position:

  • Full time position
  • Nights, weekends, and flexible hours are required
  • Salary position
  • Benefits included
  • Tuition assistance possible
  • Room and board possible
  • Continuing professional development

If interested, please forward your resume and a cover letter to Nick Leeper at

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