Designated Term Director of Children, Youth, and Families Ministry - Dedham, MA

Designated Term Director of Children, Youth, and Families Ministry - Dedham, MA


Allin Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ congregation in the historic center of Dedham, MA, seeks a part-time designated-term Director of Children, Youth, and Families Ministry (CYF Director).

Job Description:

The CYF Director plans and oversees a rich program of faith formation and fellowship for all youth (infant to 12th grade) and their families who attend Allin Congregational Church. The CYF Director coordinates Christian education offered by the Church, including weekly Sunday School and youth ministry, and works to build strong bonds between children, youth, their families, and the other members of the church community. We are looking for a warm, caring, and energetic individual with a strong Christian faith who is a self-starter. Good administrative, organizational, leadership and ministry skills are essential. The successful candidate will collaborate with the pastor, the Christian Education Committee, and a committed group of volunteers to lead Allin Church’s CYF ministry. At this time, most CYF duties are carried out in a virtual environment, so facility with a variety of online collaboration tools, social media, and software is a must.

Programmatic Duties:

  •  Plan and deliver children and youth faith formation programming, including weekly worship “Children’s Time” activities, Sunday School, and Confirmation Class while adhering to current COVID safety protocol. 

  • Provide pastoral care for children, youth and their families in communication with the pastor and actively engage and maintain communication with Allin families about faith formation activities and resources.

  • Administrative duties, including but not limited to communication with appropriate Allin ministries, staff and families, record keeping, etc.  

Required qualifications:

  • Commitment to the Christian faith and to fostering a safe and supportive community for kids and families of all backgrounds and abilities to deepen their relationship with God.

  • Ability to relate to children and youth in a personable and engaging manner.

  • Degree, course work, and/or experience in Christian education, faith formation, or related field.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player, work well with volunteers and staff, and effectively manage conflict.

  • Fluency in basic digital and social media platforms such as Google (docs, Hangout, etc), Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, etc.

  • Eligible to work in the United States.

  • Required to submit to a criminal background check through Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) system for the state of Massachusetts.

Overall Position Time Commitments:

12-15 hours/week, $18-25/hr, commensurate with experience.

Designated term: ASAP through Sunday, June 20, 2020. 

 Please email resume and brief cover letter with the email subject line “CYF Director.”


Location: Allin Congregational Church, UCC

Contact: Elizabeth McNamee

Address: 683 High St. Dedham MA 02026



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