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POSITION: Kids Ministry Director
REPORTS TO: Pastor Matt & Raven Cannon, Kids Pastors
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time
WORK SCHEDULE:
● Must be available Sundays from 7am-2pm
● Monday – Thursday office hours / special events for kids ministry
POSITION OVERVIEW: Cornerstone’s Kids Ministry is passionate about planting seeds of faith in the
children of San Francisco and cultivating a love for Jesus Christ. We want our children to be spiritually
alive and unified in Christ!
We are looking for the right person to join our team to direct one of our Kids Ministry Campus
locations under the direct leadership of the Kids Pastors. We have two locations, one in downtown
San Francisco in the Mission district and one at Riordan High School. The Kids Ministry Director
manages the execution of high-quality kids’ ministry for three Sunday services at one location. This
includes overseeing staff and volunteer leaders as they fill their various roles.
Operating as one church, two locations. The director will work in conjunction with and under the
leadership of the Kid’s Pastors daily. The Kids Ministry Director also plays a key role in special events
planned by the Kids Ministry.
Skills required to fulfill this job include excellent communication and organizational skills. The Kids
Ministry Director will be someone who loves Jesus, connects well with children, takes initiative, and
has a positive attitude. They should be a leader who is empathetic, discerning, loving, kind, and full of
energy and life. And of course, they should LOVE children!
RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Lead weekly Sunday Kids services and other events at either the Mission or Riordan Campus
○ Set up, break down, and execute
○ Lead operations of classrooms / check-in & out
● Help with leading volunteer teams and recruiting new volunteers
● Administrative responsibilities, including scheduling, sending e-updates, keeping inventory
supplies, communicating to volunteers, and delivering curriculum content to teachers.

Cornerstone Church of San Francisco • 3459 17th

Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 • (415) 861-2439

Offices • 150 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94134

● Stays accountable to the Kids Pastors weekly for mentorship and direction.
● Leads on Sundays in pre/post set up, host prayer for the volunteers, and welcomes families as
they arrive on Sundays at check-in stations. Manages volunteers and families with enthusiasm
and trust.
● Fill in as teacher/assistant in classrooms as needed or to help coach other volunteers.
● Meet weekly with the Kids Team and Kids Pastors.
● Will help coordinate special events along with Kids Pastors and the Admin Assistant.
● Work closely with the Kids Pastors to implement the vision of Kids at Cornerstone across the
entire kids ministry.

ESSENTIALS:
● Excellent computer and communication skills and can multitask.
● Experience in children’s ministry and/or studies in children’s ministry.
● Desires to work with a team.
● Experience working with early childhood or elementary children.
● Bachelor’s Degree preferred
● Works well with systems for check-in, management of databases and presenting media in
classrooms. (ex. Planning Center Online & Propresenter, Google Docs and Spreadsheets,
Google Drive, Excel, Pages or Microsoft Word)

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS:
● Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
● A lifestyle that serves as a model of authentic commitment to Christ
● Passion for children and leading them to Jesus
● Outgoing and charismatic personality who easily connects with families
● Strong interpersonal communication skills
● Hardworking team player who is eager to learn and takes initiative
● Trustworthy, responsible, and dependable
● Strong organizational and administrative skills
● Excels at time management
● Commitment to the church body outside of kids ministry, including attending weekly Sunday
service, supporting body-wide initiatives, and active involvement in a small group
TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to raven@cornerstonesf.org or
matt@cornerstonesf.org
ABOUT CORNERSTONESF: CornerstoneSF is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, non-denominational
Christian church in San Francisco. Hyphens aside, we’re a place where all kinds of people gather to
worship Jesus, and learn about Him for 60-ish minutes in a casual, yet sacred space. So no matter
which campus you’re at, our mission is the same: Live out our faith in Jesus, and invite others into life

with Him.

Cornerstone Church of San Francisco • 3459 17th

Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 • (415) 861-2439

Offices • 150 Executive Park Blvd., Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94134

KidTown is a large, dynamic ministry of Overlake Christian Church. We work to help families raise kids that Love God, Love People and Serve the World by helping them take one step closer in relationship with Jesus. We do this through a variety of ways but everything we do is through the lens of child development and learning. We look to minister to the whole child and respond to their developmental needs as they grow in our ministry. We strive to be a church that says “yes” to every family, regardless of their needs, struggles, concerns and fears.

The Upper Elementary Minister reports to the Lead Children’s Pastor. Their role is to oversee the discipleship for children in 3-5th grade. They work with a volunteer team to ensure that children are engaged and equipped to explore their faith in a loving, safe and intentional environment. We want all children to feel included at church and that church is place where they are known, heard and loved. The primary program for this ministry is during weekend services but also includes events throughout the year. The UE Director works in close collaboration with the entire KidTown team to ensure a high quality of programs and care for kids and families.

Relational skills and willingness to teach/preach or lead from stage are important. Desire to learn, grow and work as a team is vital. Experience in education or working with children that have additional needs is desirable.

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We are replacing a full-time children’s director position.  Depending on candidates, we will either be replacing it with another full-time person or multiple part-time people with the right skills in the right areas to work well as a team.  When you apply, please indicate in the cover letter whether you are interested in full-time and/or part-time.

We have a number of ministries outside of Sundays that we want to continue to improve and add more outreach and service opportunities to for children and their families.

VBS/Camp that has been a solid outreach to unchurched for us

Various age group parties and fun events for people to invite their unchurched friends and families to so as to build friendships that will be redemptive

Moms-N-Tots

Parent empowerment classes and events (that can be done in concert with our Thrive Counseling and Coaching Center, a professional community counseling center that is an extension ministry of the church).

We are looking for someone who can

Motivate, train and manage our large team of volunteers (in excess of 100 volunteers for some events) and 2 part-time assistants

Be the face of Sunday mornings for families and children including being a dynamic large group presenter and good mentor of children’s small group leaders

Recruit adults, youth and older children and empower them effectively as volunteers for Sundays and various events throughout the year multiplying workers and leaders

Administrate the ministry through effectively supplying fantastic digital and in person support and focus for volunteer workers, leaders, teams, parents and social media marketing to the community

Execute on and regularly refine a fantastic assimilation plan for children of all ages and their families

Continue to encourage and develop the children’s teams:  Prayer team, worship team, welcome team.

The Summit Church, a rapidly growing congregation in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is seeking an energetic, dynamic Jesus-loving person to be our Director of Kids Ministry.  The right person will demonstrate a strong commitment to Jesus Christ while providing the entrepreneurial leadership necessary to take a thriving kid’s ministry program to the next level and help children, parents and other family members find a thriving and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  The right candidate will be available to work a full-time schedule that will include Saturday and Sunday hours.  If you are the right person to help us get children engaged and connected, send your resume to jobs@reachingthesummit.com.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Maintain a thriving faith and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ
2. Coordinate Elementary Sunday School and Seasonal Ministry Events that teach, grow, and equip children and families for their faith journey
3. Assist the Associate Pastor for Discipleship with the following Children’s Ministry Programs:
Wednesday Evening programs
Summer Programs
Fourth & Fifth grade programs
Worship Education
4. Coordinate with other ministries to ensure the successful integration of children and family discipleship programs
5. Collaborate with the Associate Pastor for Discipleship, the Director of Early Childhood Ministry, the Childcare Supervisor, and Children’s Ministry Summer Interns to direct the Children’s Ministry through planning, leading, and staffing programs
6. Recruit and train volunteers
7. Work with the Associate Pastor for Discipleship to appropriate curriculum for the various programs
8. Build relationships with children and their parents
9. Communicate information to parents, teachers, leaders, and staff

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The Associate Director of Children’s Ministry should have the following qualifications:

·        Three years of experience in church work or education

·        Leads a life of integrity and Christ-centered faith that demonstrates his/her ability to build healthy and responsible family, social and professional relationships

·        A dynamic teacher who demonstrates effective listening and communicating skills and is comfortable in large and small group settings

·        Strong administrative and organizational skills

·        A calling and strong-felt desire to work with children and families

·        A strong team player, working alongside pastoral staff, administrative personnel and lay leaders

·        A sense of humor and demonstrates a flexible attitude

 

The Early Childhood Director facilitates the recruiting, equipping and leading a team of volunteers for weekly services in our Kids Center (Nursery-2nd Grade). This leader will be a hyper recruiter developing a dynamic team of volunteer leaders who create services for students to experience Jesus regularly. This role is responsible for overseeing weekend services, our TK2 Lead, coordinating our KidCare program, and other special events. This role needs to have experience leading in Kids Ministry or a preschool program. A passion for Journey’s DNA and vision is crucial for this role.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Recruit Volunteers
Actively seek out volunteers to join the Kids Center Team
Build an effective and reliable volunteer team to consistently run each of the five (5) Little Ones rooms
Create a team of volunteers who want to see kids experience Jesus regularly

Equip Volunteers
Provide training for all new volunteers and regular training for current volunteers
Ensure all volunteers follow our Kids Ministry General Policies and Procedures
Assure background checks and handbook requirements are completed
Provide and follow volunteer checklist

Oversee TGIF Little Ones Lead
Ensure Friday night services run at the same standard as Sunday morning services
Meet regularly (at least 2x/month) providing coaching and training to the TGIF lead
Serve as their first point of contact for the Generations communication, questions, time off and issues that might arise on Friday nights.

Oversee Club TK2 Lead
Ensure Club TK2 Lead is resources for success with volunteers, supplies and curriculum.
Meet regularly (at least 2x/month) providing coaching and training to the Club TK2 Lead
Serve as their first point of contact for the Generations communication, questions, time off and issues that might arise.

Staffing & Scheduling
Ensure all Little Ones rooms are open and well-staffed each weekend
Move volunteers around when necessary
Connect with and support your volunteers

Preparations for Sunday Morning Services
Update Planning Center with weekend plans at least 3 weeks in advance so Kids Min Admin can effectively prep materials needed
Ensure rooms are reset following the service and replace supplies as needed

Sunday Morning Services
Be the face of the Kids Center. Be ready to welcome and assist any new families
Be the voice of the Kids Center in situations where follow up with parents is needed

Coordinating KidCare
Recruit, train and manage all KidCare Workers
Schedule all KidCare events
Designate a Shift Lead for each KidCare event
Ensure rooms are prepared and cleaned for all KidCare events
Process timecards for all KidCare workers and distribute checks

Staff Participation
Help plan, prep and work all Kids Ministry Special Events including, but not limited to, holiday services and annual Summer Fun Camp
Attend all Journey and Generations Team Meetings and Trainings

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Education, Training & Experience

-Three (3) years of experience in Preschool or Children’s ministry leadership
-Able to equip volunteer leaders to share God’s love and stories on an age-appropriate level
-Knowledge and understanding of early childhood development and its application to each age group
-Read, write, spell, and communicate clearly in English.

Job Skills, Knowledge, Expectations and Abilities

-Knowledge of Centered-Set and its application for how we do church
-Communication, organizational skills, time management, leadership, initiative, attention to detail and flexibility core competencies.
-Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, and exercise a sense of urgency.
-Work productively, both independently and collaboratively with others.
-Ability to discern and maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
-Demonstrate skills and techniques to recognize problems and find solutions that uphold values of excellence and loving people first.
-Maintains positive and professional relationships with community partners/vendors/volunteers.

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