Employment Opportunities

  • Director of Family Ministries

    Summary
    The purpose of the Director of Family Ministries at Edmonds United Methodist Church is to draw our church community closer together so that we can draw closer to God through the spiritual development of children, youth and families. A more detailed job description will be provided upon request.

    The Edmonds United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Ministry.

    Essential Functions

    Leadership:

    • Lead and coordinate teachers and volunteers in the Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
    • Supervise Youth Director, Nursery Staff, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Children’s Ministry Volunteers
    • Serve as an advocate for Family Ministry with staff, congregation, and lay leaders
    • Facilitate education and lead curriculum training of Family Ministries stakeholders (Children’s Moment, Sunday School, VBS, Club 56, Youth Group, Mission Trip Preparation, and other activities)

    Programming:

    • Oversee and manage all Children, Youth, and Family Programs
    • Develop & implement new programs to enhance and grow the Family ministry and help stakeholders grow in their relationships with each other and Jesus Christ
    • Equip families with resources and education to help them become actively and intentionally involved in the spiritual formation and discipleship of their families
    • Develop and direct children and family outreach opportunities
    • Work with Children’s Center Director to develop opportunities for cross engagement between the Children’s Center and EUMC Family Ministries

    Administration:

    • Ensure appropriate supplies are made available to teachers and volunteers
    • Manage children and youth building spaces, ensuring spaces adequately meet the needs of the ministries
    • Write grant applications for funding support for mission partnership opportunities
    • Develop, implement, and manage the budget for Children, Youth, and Family programs.
    • Ensure EUMC Safe Church Policy is followed and enforced including completion of appropriate training and paperwork
    • Coordinate schedules and train education volunteers
    • Recruit, interview, and screen volunteers and staff
    • Manage communications with Children, Youth, and Families using a variety of technology and social media

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in Children’s Education, Theology or Ministry related field
    • Computer literacy that includes a familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
    • Able to build positive and constructive relationships with children, youth and their parents
    • Substantial knowledge of Christian education curriculum options
    • 5 or more year of experience in a leadership/management role of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
    • 5 or more years of experience in Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
  • Finance Manager

    Summary
    30 hour per week exempt senior staff position reporting to the Pastor and responsible for directing and overseeing the business and financial support functions in the church.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Leadership:

    • Member of Finance Committee
    • Member of Board of Trustees
    • Member of Church Council
    • Serves as the Church Treasurer

    Finance:

    • Responsible for all banking, investment accounts
    • Responsible for paying all bills, reimbursements, payroll - EUMC & Children’s Center (CC)
    • Responsible for recording of monetary donations to the church
    • Create and distribute quarterly and end of year contribution reports to givers
    • Pay all payroll taxes, pension payments, health insurance payments – EUMC & CC
    • Prepare and file Quarterly 941 Taxes, and Labor and Industries Taxes – EUMC & CC
    • Prepare, file, and distribute end of year W-2 Tax forms and 1099’s – EUMC & CC
    • Prepare, file, and pay annual Sales/Excise Taxes for Thrift Shop
    • Help prepare annual budget
    • Assist with annual financial review of records
    • Track Children’s Center tuition
    • Prepare and distribute monthly financial reports to committees
    • Generate and submit annual reports to the Annual Conference
    • Prepare apportionment reporting as requested

    Other:

    • Ensure the direction of monetary gifts to the Edmonds Food Bank

    Qualities Sought in a Qualified Candidate

    • A passion for working with staff, members of the congregation, and the general public
    • Supports the vision of Edmonds United Methodist Church
    • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated written and oral communication skills
    • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and MS Office programs.
    • Familiarity with Shelby church management software and Fellowship One Go is desired.
    • Proven ability to leverage and mobilize volunteers and build community
    • Proven planning and organization skills
    • Proven & effective delegator
    • Flexible, adaptable, and approachable
    • Creative thinker and problem solver

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in finance, bookkeeping, and administration
    • 4 or more years of experience in finance, bookkeeping, and administration
    • Previous experience in a leadership/management role in a church or non-profit is beneficial

If you'd like to apply for a position, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@edmondsumc.org.