Director of Christian Education - Darien


First Congregational Church of Darien, CT 
Director of Christian Education

The Director of Christian Education is responsible for developing and integrating a dynamic Christian education program that nurtures spiritual growth for all ages of our Congregation. He or she will be required to manage the Sunday School program, to create a Middle School Ministry program, to assist with Confirmation & High School Youth Group as well as to conduct outreach to young families in our community. The ideal candidate for this position would have previous experience teaching children in a faith-based environment, is a self-starter who can work independently to create new initiatives, and has strong communication skills. This position must be sensitive to the cultural, social and individual needs of each child while ensuring the safety of each child during church activities by administration of the Safe Church Policy.


Director of Christian Education responsibilities:

A complete job description including duties and responsibilities will be discussed during the interview process. A sample of key responsibilities include:

    •    Work with church leaders to set goals, priorities, establish programs, coordinate calendar of events

    •    Develop, implement, organize, and supervise weekly Sunday school (Sept-May) including key milestone programs and events

    •    Recruit, train and on-going communication to all teacher volunteers and Nursery staff

    •    Organize and execute special ministries and events for children & families

    •    Maintain administrative records & supplies

    •    Develop, implement, organize and lead Middle School Youth ministries including monthly youth group meetings, Church-wide events, mission and service projects

    •    Collaborate with Associate Minister to develop, implement, organize and lead the Confirmation Program for 8th graders

    •    Collaborate with Board of Christian Education to identify opportunities for continued adult education


Director of Christian Education skills:

    •    Has a foundational understanding and acceptance of Christian theology and teachings

    •    Has strong communication, organizational and time management skills

    •    Is comfortable expressing his/her own Christian faith and innovative in building relationships

    •    Has experience working with children and youth


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $34,000.00 to $38,000.00 /year

Required education: High school or equivalent

Required experience: Christian education teaching: 2 years

Contact: Andrea Huntington

Address: 14 Brookside Road Darien CT 06820