Job Title: Early Childhood Coordinator
Department: Children’s Ministry
Reports To: Next Gen Pastor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Philip Pine
Prepared Date: 10/04/22
Summary: Directs and oversees the Preschool and Early Childhood Ministries, planning and executing all functions essential to create and sustain safe and viable ministries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop culture of Preschool and Early Childhood Ministry.
- Recruit and develop Preschool and Early Childhood Ministry volunteer teams.
- Lead Childcare Staff and Volunteer Leaders.
- Check in on Preschool/Early Childhood classrooms during Worship Experiences and assist/teach classroom lessons as needed.
- Build relationships with Preschool parents, families, and children by interfacing through ministry providing a warm, welcoming, and safe environment.
- Develop Preschool and Early Childhood Ministry curriculum and programs.
- Attend leadership meetings as directed.
- Maintain departmental budgets.
- Plan activities as needed for ministry areas.
- Maintain correct information in Church databases (i.e., Planning Center).
All paid childcare teams will report directly to the Early Childhood Coordinator.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Staff Core Values/Staff Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should adhere to the Staff Core Values and demonstrate the related competencies:
We can only lead someone to a place that He has led us to first.
Visionary Leadership – Our staff displays passion and optimism, which inspires respect and trust. They provide vision and inspiration to their teammates, mobilizing others to fulfill the vision.
Leadership – A leader effectively influences the actions and opinions of others, motivating them to perform well. They give appropriate recognition and accept feedback from others.
Never stop learning.
We will intentionally grow personally and professionally.
Adaptability – Our team is able to adapt to changes in the work environment, changing the approach or method to best fit the situation. They are able to manage competing demands and deal with frequent changes or unexpected events.
Quality – Our staff look for ways to improve and promote quality, monitoring their own work to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. They apply feedback in their quest to improve performance.
Initiative – Our team members undertake self-development activities, seeking increased responsibilities. They look for opportunities, taking independent actions and calculated risks.
Change Management – Our team builds commitment for change through effective communication, preparing and supporting those affected by change. Implementation plans are workable, with results evaluated.
Technical Skills – Our staff pursues training and development opportunities to continuously build knowledge and skills, which they share with others. They are able to assess their own strengths and weaknesses.
We are committed to maintain emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial health.
Motivation – We set challenging goals, looking for persistence and the ability to overcome obstacles. We measure ourselves against a standard of excellence.
Interpersonal Skills – Our staff are able to keep emotions under control, effectively solving conflict. They are active listeners and are open to others’ ideas. We strongly believe in maintaining confidentiality.
Problem Solving – It’s necessary for our team to work well in group problem-solving situations, using reason, even when dealing with emotional issues.
We champion the vision of this church because our ministries are not ours.
Innovation – Our staff are team players, developing innovative ideas and suggestions for improving work. They display original thinking and creativity, with a view toward the mission and vision of Victory.
Teamwork – Our staff puts the success of the team above their own interests, supporting everyone’s efforts to succeed. They exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views, giving and welcoming feedback.
We believe that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Attendance/Punctuality – Our staff believes in being on time for meetings and appointments. They ensure that work responsibilities are covered when absent and help cover teammate’s absences.
Planning/Organizing – Our staff uses time efficiently by prioritizing and planning work activities.
Dependability – Our staff takes responsibility for their own actions, communicating with management as needed, keeping commitments, and completing tasks on time.
We will always remember where we came from and how far God has brought us.
Organizational Support – Our staff knows and embraces our church’s goals and values, recognizing that they are the foundation of the ministry. The policies and procedures are followed to move us through the process effectively.
We believe respect is earned; honor is given.
Professionalism – Our staff treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, always approaching in a tactful manner. We react well under pressure and accept responsibility for our own actions.
Ethics – Our staff inspires the trust of others by keeping commitments, working with integrity, and upholding organizational values.