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Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator

Company: St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Contact Person: Joan Lawrence
217 First Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario , K1S 2G5
Phone: 613 234-4024

Position Description

Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator
Reporting to the Rector, the Children and Youth Ministries (CYM) Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of the St Matthew’s Sunday School program and the emerging Youth Ministries.
Please send your CV and letter of interest to
Applications to be received no later than Friday, June 22nd, 2018.

Children’s Ministries
The CYM Coordinator directs and leads the ministries for children on Sunday morning by:
a. ensuring that age-appropriate books and other materials for children are available at the back of the church
b. preparing curriculum materials as needed for teachers
c. preparing the Chapel and the Sunday School rooms prior to the arrival of the children
d. greeting parents and children as they arrive at church
e. welcoming new students and parents, obtaining contact information.
f. shaping the Sunday morning church school program, and designing special events from time to time.
g. assisting teachers as needed in class areas
h. Ensuring the spaces used by the Sunday School students each Sunday are tidied
i. in coordination with the Rector, providing opportunities for children to participate in the service
j. meeting administrative responsibilities including record keeping, statistics, report writing, presentations to Councils/Vestry if invited.
The CYM Coordinator ensures the smooth operation of the Sunday School by:
• recruiting and equipping volunteer teachers for each of the three classes
• maintaining a roster of teachers and a list of all students by classes, including full names and contact information such as phone number and e-mail address
• assigning teachers to Sunday duties  in each of the 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 age groups
• familiarizing the teachers with the Spark curriculum
• make arrangements for the summer Sunday School (schedule and lessons for class and at the back of the church) before summer break
The CYM Coordinator builds strong connections within the parish by:
• building the children’s sections of the parish website
• meeting regularly with the rector and the parish staff as needed
Youth Ministries 
a. developing a program of youth activities that appeal to our young people, and will endue them with a sense of Christian community and ethos,
b. delivering youth events/gatherings including on some Sunday mornings and other gatherings on at least a monthly basis

c. Coordinating with a co-leader at all events and ensuring the leader is paid.
d. coordinating the meeting schedule for our youth and posting it in a timely manner,
e. ensuring that any materials needed for meetings and activities are prepared and ready, 
f. coordinating participation of our youth in appropriate activities with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, other local churches and youth organizations,
g. maintaining contact with the youth of the parish using appropriate means, including social media.
h. Prepare Facebook and website posts for events or expressions of spirituality, social justice etc.
i. preparing requests and seeking approval for expenses related to programming.
j. Communicate with the Diocese of Ottawa Youth Missioner, Leslie Giddings, and other youth leaders of the Diocese. Participate in shared events and programming.

Supports for the CYM Coordinator:
• administrative support of the St. Matthew’s parish administrator
• mentoring by the Rector or his designate
This position is for calculated at and average of10 hours per week from September 2018 to June of 2019.
A competitive compensation package will be offered according to education and experience.

Posted: June 1, 2018 | Expires: June 24, 2018
Posted Under: Pastoral - Children's Ministries
Career ID: [ 5485 ]