Job Opportunities

First Pres has the following openings. Position Description and details on how to apply are listed below.

Transitional Coordinator of Children’s Education and Family Ministry

First Pres Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks a caring Transitional Coordinator of Children’s Education & Family Ministry to provide leadership over programs for young children and families. The Coordinator will work in partnership with parents, church staff, and adult volunteer leaders to ignite the light of God and a heart for service in each young disciple.

The Transitional Coordinator of Children’s Education & Family Ministry will guide all aspects of ministry with children from infancy through grade 5 and their families. The emphasis at First Pres will be on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, establishing healthy relationships, offering opportunities for young families to grow in faith, sustaining vital and effective programs, and forging connections between young people and the congregation-at large of First Presbyterian Church. Responsibilities include: coordinating Sunday Church School, including the recruitment and training of teachers; providing continuity of First Pres’s Milestone Ministry program; upholding the church’s Child Safety Policy; planning and coordinating with other program staff; overseeing family education and fellowship activities; and supervising paid childcare providers and the Children’s Education Assistant.

Applicants who are highly organized, passionate about children’s ministry, have an innovative, compassionate spirit, are highly relational with both parents and children, can work effectively with a large church leadership team, and are able to take initiative should apply. This is a fulltime position open to ordained or non-ordained individuals, envisioned as 12 months in duration, with the potential to be extended. Although the intent is to hire one full-time person, First Pres is open to duties being split between two individuals. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and final terms of the position.

Position Description

View a Position Description here (pdf).

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to children-family@firstpresbyterian.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position has been filled. Questions may be directed to Kate Silbert, Chair of Christian Education, or Linda Dabrowski, Chair of Personnel, via the same email address.

 

Peer Minister: Youth and Family Ministries

As a large, dynamic congregation in a world-class university city, First Pres Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks an energetic Peer Minister to build relationships with students, share the love of God in Jesus Christ with young disciples in innovative and meaningful ways and work with a ministry team in Youth and Family Ministries. The Peer Minister will work in partnership with the young people themselves, as well as with parents, church staff and adult volunteer leaders to ignite the light of God and a heart for service in each young disciple. The young people at First Pres are the church of today, as well as the church of tomorrow and beyond, and we seek a Peer Minister who embraces their contributions, talents and ideas.

The Peer Minister for Youth and Family Ministries will participate in all aspects of ministry with middle school and high school young people and their families. The emphasis at First Pres will be on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, establishing healthy relationships, offering opportunities for young people to grow in faith and forging connections between young people and the First Pres community.

This year-long position at First Pres will enable an individual to gain practical ministry experience, work in an atmosphere of personal and professional guidance and support, explore one’s gifts and call to vocational ministry, grow spiritually and theologically and work as a team member in relational ministry with middle and high school students.

Position Description

View a Position Description here (pdf).

For more information contact:
Essie Koenig-Reinke, Youth Ministries Coordinator
(913) 638-1708
essie@firstpresbyterian.org

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to peer-minister@firstpresbyterian.org

Rev. Jay Sanderford, Associate Pastor
(734) 662-4466
peer-minister@firstpresbyterian.org