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Coordinator of Pre-school Ministry

Reports To: Director of Children’s Ministry

Classification: Part-Time, 15-20 hours weekly

Position Summary: Responsible for the oversight of Early Childhood (Pre-school) Christian Education in LGK (Lake Grove Kids)  and oversight of children’s programming for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). For LGK, helps to implement/create a hands on, Biblically based learning experience for children birth through pre-k.   For MOPS, implement/create curriculum for use by children attending Lake Grove Presbyterian’s MOPS program. Supports the LGK team in delivering a welcoming environment during worship times and other LGK events including VBS

Essential Functions

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Children’s ministry and the LGK team to implement the vision, mission and values of Lake Grove Kids and Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
  • Work with the LGK team to continue to develop a friendly and inviting atmosphere in LGK where families and children are known by name and welcomed
  • Provide support and a warm welcoming presence in during Sunday worship times and special LGK events
  • Develop a robust and rich large group experience for children birth through pre-k in LGK as well as participating in the large group teaching times as needed in LGK Pre-school
  • Help develop and implement curriculum for children birth through pre-k ensuring that teachers have necessary weekly curriculum and all supporting materials are prepped and ready
  • Work with Director of Children’s Ministry to help recruit, train, develop and inspire volunteer leaders
  • Work with Children’s Childcare Coordinator to help hire child care workers and together develop expectations for paid childcare workers
  • Collaborate with Children’s Ministry Director to develop and execute early childhood milestone experiences
  • Work across departments as needed to create rich learning experiences for children birth through pre-k
  • Maintain all supplies in pre-school classrooms as well as ensuring that the environments are clean, safe and inviting
  • Connect with families of young children to create a growing network of relationships with parents in LGK
  • Participate in other church-wide functions, events and meetings as appropriate
  • Develop a curriculum for MOPS pre-school and help oversee volunteers/childcare workers implementing the program
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor

 Professional and Personal Qualities

  • Flexible team player with high energy level and a positive attitude
  • Experience with and a love of working with young children
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Basic understanding of Christian theology as it relates to the reformed tradition
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; proficient in Word, Excel and Social Media platforms
  • Ability to problem solve and manage and prioritize multiple tasks

Education and Experience

  • An ideal candidate will have experience and education in ministering to pre-school aged children
  • Demonstrated success in being on and/or leading a team

Other Consideration

  • Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and pre-employment drug test.

Physical Requirements

The conditions listed are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

  • Environment: Office setting and preschool rooms
  • Physical: Sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment.  Ability to arrange and organize children’s rooms and materials, get up and down off the floor with ease and lift children age 5 and under
  • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction, vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents
  • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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Coordinator of Elementary Ministry

Reports To: Director of Children’s Ministry

Classification: Part-Time, 15-20 hours weekly

Position Summary: Responsible for the oversight of Elementary Christian Education in LGK (Lake Grove Kids)  and oversight of children’s programming for 45’ers (4th/5thgrade ministry group). LGK-helps to implement/create a hands on, Biblically based learning experience for children in kindergarten through grade 5.  Supports the LGK team in delivering a welcoming environment during worship times and other LGK events including VBS

Essential Functions

  • Work in conjunction with the Director of Children’s ministry and the LGK team to implement the vision, mission and values of Lake Grove Kids and Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
  • Work with the LGK team to continue to develop a friendly and inviting atmosphere in LGK where families and children are known by name and welcomed
  • Provide support and a warm welcoming presence in LGK during Sunday worship times and special LGK events
  • Develop a robust and rich large group experience for children kindergarten through 5th well as participating in the large group teaching times as needed in LGK Elementary
  • Help develop and implement curriculum for children kindergarten through 5th grade ensuring that teachers have necessary weekly curriculum and all supporting materials are prepped and ready
  • Work with Director of Children’s Ministry to help recruit, train, develop and inspire volunteer leaders
  • Collaborate with Children’s Ministry Director to develop and execute elementary milestone experiences
  • Work across departments as needed to create rich learning experiences for elementary aged children
  • Develop schedule of events and curriculum to be used in 45’ers
  • Maintain all supplies in elementary classrooms as well as ensuring that the environments are clean, safe and inviting
  • Connect with families to build relationships within LGK
  • Participate in other church-wide functions, events and meetings as appropriate*`
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor

Professional and Personal Qualities

  •  Flexible team player with high energy level and a positive attitude
  • Experience with and a love of working with young children
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Basic understanding of Christian theology as it relates to the reformed tradition
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Competent in social media platforms, excel and Word
  • Ability to problem solve and manage and prioritize multiple tasks

Education and Experience

  • An ideal candidate will have experience and education in ministering to elementary aged children
  • Demonstrated success in being on and/or leading a team

Other Consideration

  • Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check and pre-employment drug test.

Physical Requirements

The conditions listed are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

  • Environment: Office setting and preschool rooms
  • Physical: Sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment.  Ability to arrange and organize children’s rooms and materials, actively participate in games and get on and off the floor with ease; lift chairs and tables
  • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction, vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents
  • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.