Job Opening at Gilroy Presbyterian Church

Family Ministries Director

Job Opening for Gilroy Presbyterian Church:

Family Ministries Director

Reports to: Senior Pastor Department: Christian Education

Supervises: Children, Youth, and Youth volunteers

Classification: Full-time or Part-time contingent upon COVID19 conditions

Salary Range: $50,000 for full-time/ Negotiable contingent upon qualifications and experience

I. Job Summary

To prepare God's people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12), with an emphasis on planning, coordinating, directing, and leading weekly Family Ministries. The Family Ministries Director will oversee the life and direction of the Children and Youth Ministry operations, teaching, and volunteer care.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Coordinate and maintain excellent elementary, middle, and high school ministry operations, including Sunday mornings, mid-week programs, and special events/ projects.

• Develop weekly thematic plans and select appropriate focus and activities for elementary students (grade K-5) and youth (middle and high school) with participatory emphasis

• Communicate plans to staff, volunteer teams, and church in a timely manner

• Supervise and facilitate children's and youth activities: games, small groups, music, and spiritual formation

• Recruit, train, and supervises volunteers to assist with children's and youth activities

• Schedule and direct special events, i.e., Day Camp, TNT, family game night, movie night

• Participate in staff and ministry leadership meetings. Provide input and feedback for the adaption and implementation of COVID19 regulations

• Communication with families and students on an ongoing basis via social media, online worship, and other innovative modes

• Manage care and use of facilities used for Family Ministries and is responsible for light custodial and maintenance as needed. Responsible for alerting Pastor or Office Manager to larger needs

• Manage and structure budget in collaboration with Christian Education Committee and/or Session

• Perform other duties as assigned by Pastor, Christian Education and/or Personnel Committees

III. Required Personal Attributes

• Applicant possesses physical, mental, interpersonal, and creative qualities that enable him/her to effectively execute all duties that are typically encountered and reasonably expected while serving in the role of Interim Family Ministries Coordinator.

IV. Qualifications and Experience

• College degree, highly preferred

• Leadership experience, ability to lead and mentor volunteer team(s)

• Possess a positive attitude and ability to motivate and praise others

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

• Possess technology and social media skills and experiences

• Strong Christian commitment to serving as a disciple of Christ (highly desirable)

V. Compensation

• $50,000 and /or negotiable and commensurate with education level, skillsets, and/or experience

• Health Benefits are contingent upon employment status such as full-time

VI. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled

VII. Beginning Date: Per recommendation of Personnel Committee and Approval by Session

VII. Application Procedure:

  • Submit Gilroy Presbyterian Church Application (click on the link below to download) save and e-mail the application to
  • Letter of Intent, which can be emailed to
  • Resume and three (3) current letters of reference to:

Gene Sakahara, Chair, Personnel Committee

Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020

Phone: (408) 842-3000

Application For Employment - click link below to download and print application

Gilroy Presbyterian Application of Employment