Menlo Kids Coordinator at Menlo Church
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Position Title: Menlo Kids Coordinator

Department: Children’s Ministries-General / Menlo Park

Supervisor: Menlo Kids Director

Direct Reports: n/a

Classification: Regular / Part-time 20-25 hours / Non-Exempt

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Menlo is a multisite church in the San Francisco Bay area and a member of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. Our Menlo Park campus is one of five locations throughout the Peninsula and South Bay. The Menlo Kids Coordinator will support an integrated ministry that partners with parents and the broader church family to successfully launch children into a lifetime of faith in Jesus Christ. Being a part of a multisite church, the Menlo Kids Coordinator will need to have a strong collaborative nature and be able to work in a matrix organization. You’ll work closely with our Menlo Park campus team and report directly to the Menlo Park Menlo Kids Director. In addition, you’ll collaborate with the Central NextGen team and other Menlo Kids staff from various campuses. All our locations comprise one church where everyone is welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything’s possible.

 

The MK Coordinator equips us for rapid growth and enables us to more fully invest in supporting volunteers, serving current families, and reaching our neighbors. The Menlo Kids Coordinator will focus on early childhood, which includes infants through pre-school aged children. The Menlo Kids Coordinator will prepare materials and physically set up the classrooms each week. You’ll schedule volunteers, answer questions, and provide support to parents, families, volunteers, and lay-leaders. Our volunteers, children, and families come from a variety of backgrounds, so it is important that our MK Coordinator feels comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people.

 

We are looking for a MK Coordinator who is proactive and can help us keep the ministry organized and on track. The MK Coordinator will need to be organized, relational, and handle change and unexpected surprises with grace. Our ideal candidate will have a servant’s heart, feel called to serve children and their families, and be willing to do whatever needs to get done to help the team. At Menlo Church, our staff is a team of humble, hopeful, and gritty Jesus-followers who do what we do so that people can find and follow Jesus.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.     Work as a cohesive unit with our Menlo Park team.

2.     Work with Menlo Park campus staff to plan and execute events and services to reach our neighborhood (Easter, Serve Your City, Christmas Eve) and Menlo Kids specific events such as Summer Camp.

3.     Implement the Menlo Kids strategy that draws families into the church and launches children into a lifetime of faith in Jesus Christ.

4.     Recruit, train, and develop volunteers and leaders.

5.     Collaborate with the Central Kids Resource Coordinator to ensure all materials and supplies are ready for volunteers on Sundays.

6.     Help prepare Menlo Kids classrooms, following all COVID safety protocols.

7.     Schedule early childhood team leaders and volunteers for Sundays and be able to step into any area of Kids Ministry, including welcoming families, checking children in, facilitating large or small groups, coaching, or providing creative support with music, design, or tech.

8.     Work with MK staff to ensure volunteers are screened, participate in mandated training, and maintain healthy boundaries.

9.     Participate in Sunday programming and provide leadership to volunteers; create a hospitable environment, answer questions, articulate and clarify new processes and procedures, and support volunteers as needed.

10.  Assist with childcare needs as needed.

11.  Manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and intelligently delegate.

12.  Develop and maintain positive working relationships by actively living out and championing our staff values of teamwork and being humble, hopeful, and gritty.

13.  Additional duties and special projects as assigned by the Menlo Kids Director, Menlo Park.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Required Education and Experience

·  High school diploma or equivalency

·  Some experience working with young children in a preschool, elementary, or ministry setting

 

Preferred Education and Experience

·   Some coursework in Early Childhood Education

·   Experience serving in children’s ministry

·   Supervisory experience of staff or volunteers

·   Familiarity with Menlo Church & Menlo Kids programming

 

Knowledge and Skills

·   Knowledgeable about children’s ministry best practices

·   Ability to relate to and support all parents and families

·   High Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

·   Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills

·   Strong written and spoken communication skills

·   Ability to speak effectively before small and large groups

·   Self-motivated

·   Team player and team builder with a focus on the vision of the whole church

·   Proficiency with Planning Center Online (PCO) or other volunteer databases

·  Proficiency with common office applications and collaboration tools, including Zoom, AppleTV, and MS 365 (Outlook, Word, & Teams)

·  Comfortable learning new technology, software, and applications

 

Physical Demands

·   Stand for prolonged amounts of time

·   Walk, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, and reach

·   Climb up and down stairs

·   Finger and hand dexterity to manipulate small objects and operate computer and office equipment

·   Eye-hand coordination

·  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

·  Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds with or without assistance

 

Work Conditions

·  This job regularly operates in a typical classroom setting with low tables, chairs, shelves, rugs, and toys and manipulatives in various storage containers

·  This position occasionally operates in a professional office or church environment with standard office equipment such as computers, printers, filing cabinets, and telephones

·  Days and hours of work are generally business hours Sunday-Thursday with an occasional Friday, Saturday, or evenings as needed

·  Effective November 1, 2021, all Menlo Staff will be required to abide by the Menlo COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

 

Menlo Church Spiritual Requirements

·   Must have an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ

·   Must be a committed disciple of Christ and committed to serving God and the body of Christ

·   Must have compatible theology in alignment with ECO essential tenets

·   Must be pursuing or active in a community of believers who can speak truth into your life

Address

Menlo Church
950 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, California 94025

Contact

Lorianne Lee
650-323-8665
recruiting@menlo.church

Website

www.menlo.church

Location
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job type
Part Time
Posted
Hours/week
20-25
Pay rate
range starts at $25 per hour, DOE
Ordained position
No
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Skills
Collaboration
Customer Service
Next Gen Ministry
Teaching
Working with Children
Industries
Church Ministry