Created: 14 June 2016
Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator
Reporting to the Rector, the Children and Youth Ministries (CYM) Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation and oversight of the St Matthew’s Sunday School program and the emerging Youth Ministries.
Please send your CV and letter of interest to
Applications to be received no later than Friday, June 22nd, 2018.
The CYM Coordinator directs and leads the ministries for children on Sunday morning by:
ensuring that age-appropriate books and other materials for children are available at the back of the church
preparing curriculum materials as needed for teachers
preparing the Chapel and the Sunday School rooms prior to the arrival of the children
greeting parents and children as they arrive at church
welcoming new students and parents, obtaining contact information.
shaping the Sunday morning church school program, and designing special events from time to time.
assisting teachers as needed in class areas
Ensuring the spaces used by the Sunday School students each Sunday are tidied
in coordination with the Rector, providing opportunities for children to participate in the service
meeting administrative responsibilities including record keeping, statistics, report writing, presentations to Councils/Vestry if invited.
The CYM Coordinator ensures the smooth operation of the Sunday School by:
recruiting and equipping volunteer teachers for each of the three classes
maintaining a roster of teachers and a list of all students by classes, including full names and contact information such as phone number and e-mail address
assigning teachers to Sunday duties in each of the 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 age groups
familiarizing the teachers with the Spark curriculum
make arrangements for the summer Sunday School (schedule and lessons for class and at the back of the church) before summer break
The CYM Coordinator builds strong connections within the parish by:
building the children’s sections of the parish website
meeting regularly with the rector and the parish staff as needed
developing a program of youth activities that appeal to our young people, and will endue them with a sense of Christian community and ethos,
delivering youth events/gatherings including on some Sunday mornings and other gatherings on at least a monthly basis
Coordinating with a co-leader at all events and ensuring the leader is paid.
coordinating the meeting schedule for our youth and posting it in a timely manner,
ensuring that any materials needed for meetings and activities are prepared and ready,
coordinating participation of our youth in appropriate activities with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, other local churches and youth organizations,
maintaining contact with the youth of the parish using appropriate means, including social media.
Prepare Facebook and website posts for events or expressions of spirituality, social justice etc.
preparing requests and seeking approval for expenses related to programming.
Communicate with the Diocese of Ottawa Youth Missioner, Leslie Giddings, and other youth leaders of the Diocese. Participate in shared events and programming.
Supports for the CYM Coordinator:
administrative support of the St. Matthew’s parish administrator
mentoring by the Rector or his designateA competitive compensation package will be offered according to education and experience.
This position is for calculated at and average of10 hours per week from September 2018 to June of 2019.