Kidventure Elementary Associate Director

Kids-Kidventure · Latham, New York
Department Kids-Kidventure
Employment Type Part time - Cat A
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Company Summary

Grace Fellowship is a Christ-centered, non-denominational, Christian church in the Capital District that believes in the authority of the Bible. All of the Church’s teaching focuses on integrating the truth of God's Word into our daily lives. Grace Fellowship’s mission is “to glorify God by making more and better disciples.” We believe that God, in His wisdom, has chosen us to be an integral part of helping to fulfill this mission. It’s Grace Fellowship’s goal to see our community continually moving forward in their journey towards being Christ-centered. Grace Fellowship has 3 locations; Latham, Halfmoon, and Saratoga.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Next Generations (NextGen) Director, the Kidventure Elementary Associate Director will oversee ministry activities geared towards elementary (grades K-5) students. These activities will align with the overall NextGen strategy to inspire and develop the foundation of faith in students through support and impact of assigned staff and volunteers. The Elementary Associate Director will develop connections with families to best serve and direct ministry efforts for the growth and development of the student and family as a whole. This ideal candidate will be able to develop an engaging environment where children eagerly connect with each other and the volunteers and staff as they grow in their personal discipleship in Christ. Weekend and other program activities must be relevant, exciting, and Christ-centered with the goal of supporting families in their efforts to lead their children/students in their spiritual growth and build from and toward other NextGen ministry objectives. As such, the Elementary Associate Director must constantly balance immediate, tactical program activities with Grace Fellowship’s life-long strategy for spiritual growth.


How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Customize and prepare materials, including curriculum, for elementary-focused programs
  • Share elementary-specific components of NextGen strategy and vision to staff and volunteers of elementary ministries
  • Execute weekly and periodic programs which engage and excite elementary-aged students
  • Relevantly communicate to and with families of elementary students the vision of NextGen ministries specifically as pertains to elementary students and ministries
  • Supervise and support volunteers in the operation of program events
  • Recruit, train and support staff and volunteers serving in elementary ministries
  • Work with NextGen Director to ensure volunteers are appropriately appreciated and supported
  • Connect with parents and families of elementary-aged children in support of needs, both physical and spiritual
  • Support preparation and execution of family-wide events
  • Manage Kidventure and, as appropriate, NextGen spending in accordance with budget/spending plan and/or as directed by the NextGen Director
  • Communicate needs and support efforts related to shared physical spaces used by elementary ministries, including facilities and production resources and safety/security measures
  • Support and coordinate transition of students into and out of elementary ministries within the NextGen continuum, including transitioning students into serving throughout Grace Fellowship
  • Work with NextGen Director to develop and refine elementary-age spiritual development goals, in the context of an overall NextGen strategy
  • Ensure quality and upkeep of Latham elementary spaces


What You Must Bring to This Role

  • Associates degree from a 2-year college and/or 4 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience - required
  • At least 6 months experience leading groups of at least 5 peers/subordinates in the execution of events and/or programs - required
  • Demonstrated history and knowledge of and passion for Children’s ministries - required
  • Mature understanding of scripture consistent with Grace Fellowship’s theological positions - required
  • Proven ability to think creatively and on the spot - desired
  • A history of exceptional attention to detail - required
  • Strong interpersonal skills & the ability to effectively work with a wide range of individuals - required
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and written - required
  • A vibrant relationship with Jesus - required
  • An active member of Grace Fellowship - desired
  • Strong knowledge of Google Suite & Microsoft Excel - required
  • Experience using Planning Center Online and/or Propresenter - desired


What We Believe

  • The Bible: The Scriptures, comprising 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life
  • God and the Trinity: There is only one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He is now our High Priest and Advocate
  • The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit’s ministry serves to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin; regenerate the believing sinner; and to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service
  • Mankind and Sin: Mankind was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained
  • Salvation by Grace: The blood shed by Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for salvation of all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God
  • The Physical Return of Christ: The personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our “blessed hope” and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer
  • The Bodily Resurrection: There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead. The believer will be welcomed to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting, conscious punishment
  • The Church: The true Church consists of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head

Compensation, Benefits & Fun Stuff

  • Be a part of integrating the truth of God's Word into our daily lives
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, dental & life insurance plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid personal days
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid bereavement

Working Conditions & Physical Efforts

  • Work is performed in an office work and similar environments
  • May be required to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to sit and stand for a prolonged period of time
  • Visual functions being those of near vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with leadership & client businesses
  • Transportation to & from work locations
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk



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  • Location
    Latham, New York
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Part time - Cat A
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation