Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Houston, Tex.

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Diocese of Texas

St. Francis Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. St. Francis is a medium-sized, conservative, warm, and fun-loving congregation that worships in both contemporary and traditional styles, also offering a family worship on Sunday mornings that’s more kid-friendly. This position reports directly to the Rector and oversees a part-time ministry assistant and childcare staff.

Primary responsibilities for the position include:

  • Work in collaboration with the children’s and youth ministries’ leadership to manage and lead weekly programming and special events for children, birth to high school
  • Develop and explore opportunities for connection within the St. Francis Day School (currently enrolls over over 900 Kindergarten-8th graders) 
  • Serve as a Church Liaison to the Sports Association Board, work with Sports Association Registrar, and attend monthly Sports Association Board Meetings. 
  • Recruit and equip volunteers to serve children and youth in weekly programming and special events (including the youth mission trip, VBS, etc.). This includes ensuring that all volunteers complete the required Safeguarding God’s Children Trainings.
  • Work closely with ministry staff and clergy to coordinate milestones, events and programming for families, children, and youth.
  • Engage children and youth into events sponsored by the Diocese of Texas as well as serve with the diocesan leadership for children and youth

Qualifications for this position are: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with the traditions, liturgy, and doctrine of the Episcopal Church
  • Communication skills including familiarity with technology such as email, social media postings, texting, and other connectional tools useful for working with families and youth
  • Organizational abilities to manage a large ministry as well as systems and processes 
  • Long-term call to ministry for children, students, and families
  • Ability to recruit and equip volunteers
  • Vision caster and people motivator

This is a full-time position. Applications will be accepted until April 6, 2018. Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to Renee Wilson