Full-time Coordinator of Programs - Avon (non-UCC)


St. Matthew Lutheran Church (SMLC) in Avon, Connecticut is recruiting a Coordinator of Programs.  The Coordinator of Programs is a person of committed faith, with a passion to further the mission of SMLC through intergenerational programming.  This position is responsible for the creation, development, and implementation of programming, with a focus on the needs of younger members, which include but are not limited to Education, Fellowship, and Outreach.
Job responsibilities:

  • Provide primary oversight of the educational programs of the church, including Sunday School, Youth Group, Youth mission trips and the National Youth Gathering, Adult Forum, and other opportunities.
  • Collaborate with church staff and committees to provide leadership on the design, staffing, and implementation of programs, ministries, classes, and events.
  • Coordinate and plan the calendar of events – which include Education, Fellowship, and Outreach – and clearly communicate these opportunities to the congregation.
  • Develop new offerings, programs, and partnerships that serve under-represented groups in our church and reach beyond the walls of SMLC.
  • Assess the needs of ministries and programs to ensure that appropriate resources are available and utilized, including the recruitment and training of volunteers.
  • Attend appropriate staff, committee, and council meetings to stay in touch with the needs of the parish and community.
  • Provide reports of activities to Church Council on a monthly basis.
  • Perform other various duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
  • Passion for sharing the Good News of Jesus in word and deed.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in ministry or related field (e.g. religion, education, psychology, sociology, or human resources).
  • 3+ years of experience teaching, training, and motivating in a corporate, non-profit and/or ministry setting.
  • Proven organizational, leadership, communication, diplomatic, and people skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology and social media.
  • Market competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and retirement.
  • Reasonable reimbursement for pursuit of ELCA certifications is negotiable.
Interested individuals may apply by sending cover letter and resume to SMLCjobopening@gmail.com.


Contact: Rev Julie Reuning-Scherer

Address: 224 Lovely St Avon CT 06001

Email: SMLCjobopening@gmail.com

Website: www.stmatthewavon.org

Attached file(s): view file