PT Director of Children's Ministry - Normandy UMC, Dayton

Job Description

(revised March 2022)

Normandy United Methodist Church

450 W. Alex-Bell Rd. • Dayton, OH 45459

Part-time Position Title: Director of Children's Ministry This person will be responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of a ministry of Christian instruction and nurturing that will enable children from birth through 5th grade to experience God and grow in their Christian faith. Reports to the Pastor.


Leadership responsibilities:

  • Meet with the Childrens Ministry Council to establish/clarify educational goals, plans and budget related to children's ministry. Work to continually increase the effectiveness of the Christian education program.  
  • Plan with the Childrens Ministry Council for childrens ministry related teacher/leader recruitment, training, evaluation and recognition.
  • Coordination of the Sunday morning children's program including:
  • The recruitment, training, and scheduling of teachers, leaders and substitutes o Coordinating and planning children's music o All logistics including distribution of CUrriCUlUm, ensuring the availability of basic supplies, attendance recordkeeping and offerings o Onsite direction on Sunday morning.
  • Ongoing implementation of Safe Sanctuary Policy.
  • Coordination and onsite direction of Vacation Bible School.
  • Plan with the Children's Ministry Council and provide leadership for: o Churchwide family events o Children's parties at Christmas and Easter and other special events o Monthly Kids Club 45 (fourth and fifth grade fellowship).
  • Occasional participation in worship.
  • Coordination of the Nursery Program.

Administration responsibilities:

  • Communicate to staff, church and wider community about children's ministry activities
  • Attend Normandy staff meetings.


  • Spiritually well-founded in Christian beliefs
  • College degree &/or 4 years experience in a children's ministry setting
  • Excitement about and commitment to children and their Christian education
  • Able to relate well to children, families and leaders
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including ability to communicate, network and delegate duties
  • Works well with volunteers
  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Competent with computer and internet skills.


  • A team style of ministry is vital to the success of the ministry at Normandy UMC. A team player will enthusiastically participate in cooperative planning and implementation of programs and general ministry activities. This includes regular attendance at staff meetings and sharing In the teaching-ministry of the church.


If interested, you can call the church office at 937-433-1636 or send a cover letter and resume to info [at]