JOB OPENINGS

Now Hiring

The following positions are now open, and applications are being accepted:

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES  see more

DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND WORSHIP  see more

KITCHEN MANAGER  see more

Director of Children and Family Ministries

REPORTS TO:  Directing Pastor

REPORTS TO:  Director of Discipleship

POSITION PURPOSE:  To make disciples of Jesus Christ through dynamic children and family ministries.

POSITION STATUS:  Full-Time, Exempt

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field; graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ employment in children and family ministries or similar position preferred.
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, necessary internet tools, and social media resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills in relating to congregational members and diverse community.
  • Strong skillset in planning specific programs and strategic direction for family and children’s ministries.
  • Professional experience in advanced teaching methodologies and faith based curricula for target ages.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and demonstrate positive accountability to those in authority.
  • Effective use of ACS or related software to enhance personnel dimensions of ministry position.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Affirm and embrace the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church Peoria.
  • Personal lifestyle, integrity, and values consistent with visible leadership in the church.
  • Commitment to work in close, supportive, and collegial ways with pastoral leadership and staff.
  • Articulate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how this relationship shapes living as a disciple.

POSITION ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute comprehensive ministry programs and outreach to children and families.
  • Procure quality curricula for children and families in Sunday school and other special programs.
  • Recruit and train-equip volunteer-servants in children and family ministries including annual Vacation Bible School, seasonal, and special events.
  • Prepare and manage annual budget including restricted funds relating to children and family ministries.
  • Identify all logistical and technology necessary to ensure effective ministry to children and families.
  • Create a viable, ongoing, volunteer-driven ministry to children at the ‘Alive’ worship service.
  • Provide full resources, guidance, and support for children and families within the Hispanic community.
  • Supervise and evaluate other staff involved in the delivery of children and family ministries.
  • Ensure all necessary information relative to children and family ministry is provided to Director of Communication for website, print, intra-church and community publicity.

POSITION ANCILLARY DUTIES:
  • Participate in regular team staff meetings and leadership in Sunday activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Send your letter of inquiry and resume to Diane Broe, Director of Administration & Facilities, by clicking here:

Director of Traditional Music and Worship

POSITION PURPOSE
To make disciples of Jesus Christ through dynamic traditional music ministry.

POSITION STATUS
Full-Time, Exempt

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in music or associated field
  • Minimum of three years employment in a church setting
  • Knowledge of traditional and newer hymnody
  • Familiarity with music arranging software
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, and internet and social media resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills in relating to  members and diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively supervise others and demonstrate positive accountability to those in authority.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Articulate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how this relationship shapes living as a disciple. and staff in seeking to fulfill the mission of FUMC
  • Affirm and embrace the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church Peoria.
  • Personal lifestyle, integrity, and values consistent with visible leadership in the church.
  • Ability to teach and coach volunteers with various musical abilities
  • Ability to connect with outside music organizations/schools to build partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, including proactive teamwork, and constructive visioning, planning, encouragement, and conflict management

POSITION ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Plan, lead, direct choral and handbell ensemble(s) with membership of varying ages
  • Implement and lead overall music series of the church
  • Plan, lead, and coordinate the Alive Service music rotation
  • Recruit, lead, and coordinate ushers and communion stewards
  • Recruit, lead, and coordinate with volunteer music team members
  • Supervise Organist, Instrumental Directors, and A/V Manager
  • Create and manage overall Traditional Worship and Music budget

POSITION ANCILLARY DUTIES
  • Participate in regular team staff meetings and Sunday leadership activities.
  • Attend staff, worship, and church council meetings as assigned
  • Present at all Christmas Eve services, Christmas Day (if a Sunday), Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and all Easter Sunday services
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KITCHEN MANAGER

POSITION PURPOSE
Provide oversight of kitchen and food service programs

POSITION STATUS
Part-Time, Non-Exempt

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associate Degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum two years of kitchen management experience
  • Food Service Management and Sanitation Certification
  • Attention to detail on food costs, safety measures, food/supply shipments, and inventory control
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel software programs
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle with valid driver’s license
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact and work with diverse staff and community
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  • Affirm and embrace the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church Peoria
  • Articulate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how this relationship shapes living as a disciple
  • Personal lifestyle, integrity, and values consistent with visible leadership in the church
  • Commitment to work in close, supportive, and collegial ways with pastoral leadership and staff

POSITION ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Work collaboratively with staff and volunteers to maximize utilization of funds
  • Oversee proper food preparation, clean up, and kitchen safety techniques for Loaves and Fish, Café’,   staff functions, and other church-wide programs and events
  • Maintain compliance with Peoria County Health Department and OSHA standards Generate and sustain standardized recipes for meals that fulfill nutrition requirements
  • Ensure food is cooked properly, has good presentation, correct serving proportions, in a timely manner
  • Provide inventory control over all food and supplies used for meal preparation
  • Administer proper cleanliness of kitchen surface areas, food prep pans, utensils, and equipment
  • Coordinate regular timely inspections of kitchen equipment

POSITION ANCILLARY DUTIES
  • Participate in regular team staff meetings
  • Provide monthly kitchen report to Trustees
  • Perform other duties as assigned