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Riverside Presbyterian Church – Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator

116 Barrypoint Rd

Position Type

Children and Youth


Presbyterian (Other)

Ministry Area

Children’s/Family Ministry

Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Hours: 20 hours per week, including worship on Sunday mornings.
Compensation: $22,000-$25,000/year ($21-24 per hour), paid monthly
Supervision: Reports to Pastor as Head of Staff
Evaluation: Annual review conducted by Personnel Committee and Pastor


Children & Youth in Worship
● Work with Pastor and committees of the church to include children & youth in various aspects of worship such as by lighting candles, reading scripture, music, etc.
● Coordinate Children’s Messages in conjunction with Pastor
Children’s Sunday School for ages 5-11
● Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer teachers for programing during worship
● Assemble curriculum and materials
● Liaison with parents and other caregivers
Nursery Care for ages 0-5
● Recruit, hire, train, and supervise childcare workers during worship
Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS)
● Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers
● Coordinate registration, promotion, and all other aspects of the program in conjunction with relevant committees of the church.
Confirmation Program
● Encourage 8th & 9th graders to participate
● Assist the pastor in coordinating classes, retreats, and celebrations.
● Recruit mentors from the congregation
Summer Camp
● Encourage children and families to attend Stronghold camp in the summer
● Help coordinate carpools, registration, subsidies, etc.
Middle & High School Programming
● Work with the Christian Education Committee to coordinate regular opportunities for fellowship, study and service.
● Be a mentor to young people and help nurture them in faith.
High School Mission Trip
● Coordinate with outside program providers as necessary to select dates, location, etc.
● Help recruit students and chaperones
● Assist with fundraising efforts such as the spring Spaghetti dinner.
Intergenerational All-Church Retreat
● Provide for children and youth programing during retreat weekend in June.
● Assist with promotion and registration
● Help promote the church’s children’s programming in the community and online
● Attend functions of the Riverside Preschool when available to promote the church’s ministries

● Ensure the RPC Child Protection Policy is upheld at all times for the safety of both children and adult volunteers.
● Attend staff meetings & committee meetings as needed.

Desired Qualifications
• Mature and active faith commitment to Jesus Christ with love for the church
• Experience working with youth and/or children
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Must pass criminal background check