Director of Children’s Ministries at First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC
Glastonbury, CT

Director of Children's Ministries - First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC

Seeking PT Director of Children’s Ministries (20 hr/week)

First Church of Christ, UCC, Glastonbury, CT

About Our Congregation:  First Church of Christ (UCC) of Glastonbury, CT is seeking an energetic, warm and creative team player to serve as our next Director of Children’s Ministries. First Church is a large and very active multi-staff UCC congregation with a strong focus on ministry to children, youth and families, as well as mission, service and justice in the wider community. We are an LGBTQ+ affirming church with a diverse congregational body.

About the Role: The Director of Children’s Ministries will oversee ministry programs to children and families from birth through 8th grade. This includes Sunday morning nursery, preschool, elementary school, and middle school programs, as well as seasonal programs for children and families, including Advent and Lenten events and Vacation Bible School. This position works closely with a 12 to 15-member volunteer Board of Children’s Ministry to administer education and service programs, fundraise for our annual church school mission project, engage in community outreach, participate in congregational worship leadership, recruit and train volunteers, and welcome visitors and new families to participate in the life of the church. The Director of Children’s Ministries supervises two employees - a part-time Administrative Assistant and a Nursery Care Provider.

Who We Hope to Hire: The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, faithful, caring and collaborative in nature. The Director should be able to develop and implement engaging and age-appropriate educational programs and build meaningful relationships with children and adults. The Director will need to work well with families, volunteers, and staff, including the Associate Pastor who manages Youth Fellowship Ministry programs (Grades 6-12). Previous experience and professional training/certification in children’s ministry preferred but not required. Experience with technology and social media is a plus. Love of children and God is necessary.

The Perks of the Job: This position has flexible work hours (Sunday mornings required) ideal for a student, parent, or other person looking to balance multiple responsibilities. The position includes dedicated administrative support. Compensation commensurate with experience and above average for the field. Professional development budget included. First Church is a warm and welcoming community with a healthy, collaborative, supportive staff team. We are forward thinking and outward facing, and we want to hire someone who will grow and thrive with us.

To Apply: Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to Leslie Donovan


First Church of Christ, Congregational, UCC
2183 Main Street
Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033


Andrew Wicks

[email protected]


Glastonbury, CT
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry