Director of Children's Education - Crystal Lake, IL


Listed 06-27-2017
First Congregational Church, 461 Pierson St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Phone: 815-459-6010. Web site:
Crystal Lake, IL
Start Date
Part Time

PURPOSE: With the Associate Minister for Faith Formation—and in collaboration with the Children’s Education Ministry—develop and implement a dynamic program of religious education that contributes to the spiritual formation and growth of children from birth to 8th grade. 

Interested parties should contact the Rev. Emily Ann Davis by email at

REPORTING TO: Associate Minister for Faith Formation

HOURS:  20 hours per week



  • Personal faith in God through Christ, and a passion for serving children and families
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and working with children
  • Commitment to spiritual development, religious education, and emotional health of children and families
  • Knowledge of child development, classroom management, and educational methodology
  • Working knowledge of the Bible
  • Ability to identify and synthesize creative curriculum activities for children
  • Competence in computer and technology usage—both for identifying new children’s resources, and for communicating with families, church, and surrounding community
  • Dedication to personal faith formation and professional growth as an educator
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills
  • Discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality


  • Oversee Sunday morning education programs for children from birth to 8th grade
  • Identify and implement creative, age-appropriate curriculum for children
  • Recruit, train, coordinate, and provide ongoing support to teachers and classroom facilitators
  • Manage set-up and maintenance of classrooms and equipment; ensure adequate supplies are ready and available for teachers and classroom leaders
  • Communicate regularly with families, Associate Minister, and Christian Education Ministry to assess ongoing needs and identify areas for potential growth
  • Manage volunteer and paid Nursery staff on Sunday mornings; coordinate supplies and maintenance
  • Collaborate with Children Education Ministry and Outreach Ministries to provide outreach opportunities for children and families
  • Work with Christian Education Ministry and the Associate Minister to host special events for children and families, such as:
  • Rally Sunday, Fall Festival, Advent Festival, Christmas Pageant, Easter Eggstravaganza, Teacher Appreciation, Children’s Sunday, Vacation Bible School, etc.
  • Coordinate mailings, calendar, and office-oriented business with FCC secretarial staff; provide relevant written material for bulletins, newsletter, and eblasts; arrange special communication pieces as needed
  • Receive, count, and record Sunday School offering
  • Maintain Children’s Education accounts, registration files, and attendance records
  • Provide staff leadership and support to the Christian Education Ministry in collaboration with Associate Minister
  • Serve as a resource to Membership Ministry and staff regarding new and returning visitors in Sunday School program
  • Communicate with Associate Minister about pastoral concerns

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