Want to serve in Children and Youth Ministries? Move to Portland! [Job Posting]

I don’t plan on using my blog as an advertisement, but it strikes me that any members of our community might also be interested in ministry. So I’ll self justify this just this one time. :-)

In short, we have a soon-to-be-open position at my ministry context. Here’s the job announcement release and a call for applicants. If you or someone else you know might fill that role, please consider applying.


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Child, Youth and Family Ministries.

First United Methodist Church, Portland (FUMC), a progressive congregation in Portland OR, is recruiting candidates to fill this position.  The responsibilities include facilitating the coordination, development, and administration of the ministry of Christian education for children, youth and families of FUMC.  The Director staffs various volunteer advisory groups, representing Christian education.  The Director recruits and develops volunteers as necessary to implement an education effort for age level ministries.  The position also supervises paid early childhood staff.

Salary range is $36-38,000 annually with benefits (DOQ).

Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and experience in Christian education.  Experience with children and family education highly preferred.  Strong planning and organizational skills, experience recruiting and managing a large volunteer corps, ability to be self-directed, team player, sense of humor and good communication skills (written and verbal) are also required.

HOW TO APPLY: Letters of application including resumé must be received electronically by 5pm on October 10, 2012.  Please send to:  jobs@fumcpdx.org with the subject heading “JOB APPLICATION.”

This information (including a full job description PDF) can also be found on our website at http://fumcpdx.org/?p=4552.


Please do NOT reply to this blog post with your information. ONLY respond at the above link. Thanks.

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