About the job
Childcare Coordinator - The Foundry Methodist Church
About The Foundry… Foundry is a multi-site church serving the communities in NW Houston and Cypress, Texas. Founded in 1978, Foundry has grown into a church with several thousand active members who are engaged in helping others to know, follow and share Jesus. We are committed to building resilient faith in the next generation and to allow God to work through us in our community where we live, work and play. By calling ourselves The Foundry we embrace both the mission of John Wesley, who radically changed the world by sharing the truth about Jesus with countless people, and our start in a humble foundry. We invite God to work in us, using the circumstances of our lives to “refine us like silver and purify us like gold,” (Zechariah 13:9). Together, we are allowing the master artist to transform us and create something beautiful from our lives.
The Childcare Coordinator will have the primary responsibility for coordinating age-appropriate childcare for children during worship and special events. The Childcare Coordinator will ensure the nursery is a secure, nurturing environment where each child will see, hear, and feel the love of Jesus Christ and parents can feel confident their child will receive the highest quality of care and ministry.
About Belonging – Believing – Becoming… Foundry exists to help people know, follow, and share Jesus. As a part of the Foundry team, you are inviting people into a deeper level of commitment to Christ and His Church. Therefore, you must be able to declare the following:
I am willing to publicly profess my faith in Christ.
I have been baptized.
I am committed to growing as a follower of Jesus.
I have read and accept what Foundry believes (Statement of Faith, Values and Mission).
I agree to protect the unity of Foundry by learning, supporting church leadership and doing my part to stay informed and engaged in the mission of the church.
I agree to participate in the life of Foundry in these ways: Corporate Worship, Small Groups, Serve Teams, Offering (Contributing financially to the mission), Witness (Inviting others to follow Jesus and be part of His church)
Demonstrate leadership and supervisory skills.
Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
Understand the needs and abilities of infant/preschool children.
Ensure compliance with emergency, accident, and illness procedures.
A high energy, multi-tasking team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
Strong planning and organizational skills.
Ability to work well with all levels of staff, volunteers, parents, and children.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to adapt and utilize technology in Kids Ministry.
Bilingual preferred (Spanish).
Education and Experience:
High School degree required
Previous experience in teaching or providing care to young children
Trained in CPR, First Aid, and child protection policies
Oversee and coordinate all aspects of childcare at The Foundry Methodist Church.
Prepare resources for programs and special events.
Recruit, hire, and train childcare team members and leaders.
Ensure that staff greet parents with a warm and welcoming attitude.
Be available at programs and special events to greet families and volunteers.
Ensure that staff-to-child ratio is correct.
Manage challenges as they arise and communicate closely with the Director of Kids Ministry.
Communicate effectively and regularly with parents.
Ensure that childcare staff are always actively engaged with the children in their care.
Schedule appropriate number of childcare team members for scheduled worship and events.
Review and submit childcare team member’s payroll timesheets.
Perform quarterly check-ins/reviews with Childcare Team Members and discuss with Director of Kids Ministry.
Meet with Kids Ministry staff to plan programs and special events.
Fully support all ministries in prayers, words, and deeds.
Participate in training opportunities as offered.
Attend weekly staff meetings, chapel, and have weekly in-office hours outside of Sunday mornings.
Other responsibilities as required to fulfill the mission.
Compensation: Foundry offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with education and work experience.