About Kenilworth Union Church: Kenilworth Union Church, a large, vibrant, NorthShore church founded in 1892, is the oldest non-denominational protestant church in the
United States. For more information about the church, see
Position: The Director of Children’s Ministries is responsible for managing all aspects
of the children’s programs, including Sunday school, A Joyful Noise preschool and all
extracurricular events. The Director reports to the Senior Minister and is a member of the
Senior Staff. The Director of Children’s Ministries partners with the Senior Staff and the
Board of Trustees to ensure that children’s spiritual and educational needs are met. The
Director oversees the Children’s Ministries budget and manages a team of four and
provides oversight for nine teachers.
Primary Responsibilities:
Sunday school – Directs the Sunday school program, which includes overseeing
curriculum for children in 3 years of age through 8th grade. Recruits, trains and
oversees 125 volunteer teachers and 50 High School Helpers. Ensures consistent
professional and volunteer workers for Crib & Toddler care each week.
Conducts chapel for 3 year olds through 2nd grade at 9:00 and 10:30 services each
Directs Christmas pageants, Family Nativity Service (Christmas Eve) and
Children’s Day annually.
Oversees summer Family Services – Create and deliver children’s message during
worship service. Provide oversight to children’s activities for family services.
Provides oversight for A Joyful Noise preschool – Works closely with the
preschool director to ensure preschool is running effectively and efficiently.
Attends all preschool Board meetings and Executive committee meetings as well
as all preschool functions. Oversee Beginnings program.
Directs all extracurricular children’s activities, including 1st – 6th grade
Fellowship and Service Clubs, Rejoice Art, Minister Hour, and other activities as
Additional Responsibilities:
Collaborating with Senior Staff and other staff members as needed.
Serving as staff representative on various Board of Trustees committees.
Providing support and services to various congregational groups and activities.
College degree and solid understanding of basic Bible stories and Kenilworth
Union Church beliefs and values.
Experience, ability and desire to work with children and families.
Familiarity with and comfort working in a not-for-profit environment.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Success Factors:
Children and family oriented.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
Conscientious, detailed and organized.
Hands-on, team player with collaborative style.
Strong computer skills a plus.
Full-time, salaried position. Sundays required. Flexible hours possible. Position
also requires occasional involvement with evening meetings and events.
Attractive benefits available in accordance with the church’s standard personnel
policies, including health insurance, life insurance, 403(b) plan, vacation and
personal days.
If interested in this position, please send resume and cover letter,
no later than May 10th, 2010 to :
Caroline Degenaars
723 Cummings Avenue
Kenilworth, IL 60043
Direct all inquiries to:
[email protected]