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Children?s Ministry Coordinator

Union Gospel Mission of the Inland Northwest
Spokane County, Washington, US
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Jan 15, 2022

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Job Title: Children's Ministry Coordinator

Department: Crisis Shelter

Location:1515 E Illinois

Reports To: Director of Crisis Shelter

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

UGM considers every position one of ministry and a vital and valued part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all employees of UGM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Statement of Faith and Core Values. Additionally, employees must be willing to lead and/or participate in Bible study, prayer, devotions and sharing the Gospel.


This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the Children's Ministry of the Crisis Shelter. They also oversee volunteer training and ensuring the use of appropriate curriculum- taking into consideration the children's developmental stages and ability.


This position directly supervises all volunteers and children involved in The Children's Ministry at the Crisis Shelter.


Key Result Area #1: Leadership and Management
  • Oversee and manage all facets of the children's department.
  • Provide direct supervision to staff, interns, and volunteer staff.
  • Meet bi-weekly with staff to provide strong communication, support, and accountability.
  • Communicate concerns or issues regarding staff, residents, and program pieces the CS Director.
  • Develop, implement, & supervise the scheduling of Volunteer Staff, and Associate Staff.
  • Develop, oversee, & communicate systems and policies that promote spiritual and developmental growth.
  • Collaborate with other areas of the ministry to provide consistent services/curriculum for resident's children.
  • Manage children's program including; program curriculum, classroom supplies, outings, and food, keeping the Director informed
  • Conflicts will be resolved using the Peace Maker tools.
  • Participates in holding others and self-accountable and participates in self-evaluation process.
  • Comes to meetings prepared and with a positive, supportive attitude.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Key Result Area #2: Train/Manage Associate Staff & Volunteers
  • Ensure UGM policies and procedures are followed.
  • Work with volunteers and the house facilitator to ensure a sanitary and safe environment.
  • Work with the Kitchen Supervisor to acquire snacks supplies for children's programs.
  • Communicate with the moms of children at drop off and pick up each day.
  • Develop a program designed to support various ages of children's developmental progress and spiritual growth.
  • Model and train volunteers in communicating with moms about the progress & needs of their children on a daily basis.
  • Collaborate with Crisis Shelter director and staff on planning & implementing Children's program components for special events such as outreach, camp and fun outings, etc.
  • Assess and address each child's physical, spiritual, social, emotional and educational needs.
  • Work with moms to assess & address their parenting needs & their child's developmental progress within the first two weeks.
  • Work with moms and staff to create safety & parenting plans within the first week.
  • Work with Homework club as well as children's ministry providers and mentor's within the first week.
  • Support and provide contracts for pre-teen children. Monitor their boundaries.
  • Teach and model biblical parenting.
  • Provide parenting education opportunities weekly.

  • Committed Christian, able and willing to model servant-leadership and interested in being part of a ministry for the poor, homeless, drug addicted and mentally ill. Grounded in the Christian faith as a mature, active member of the body of Christ. In accordance with Union Gospel Mission Statement of Purpose, Statement of Vision and Statement of Faith.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills - exercise compassion and discernment while modeling the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • As a unified team member, will honor the leadership, chain of command, and standards and ministry objectives of Union Gospel Mission.
  • Follows UGM policy regarding addressing and resolving conflict amongst team members, volunteers, & residents.
  • Know and able to communicate and embrace UGM's cultural Core Values and their indicators. The Core Values are applied and observed
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • Computer literate with a high proficiency using Word, Excel, Outlook; able to complete documents, reports and accurately record information.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, oral, and instructional.
  • Prove to be teachable: organized with the ability to manage multiple projects/tasks at once; able to listen and follow instructions.
  • Prove to be a leader: show ability to listen empathically, respond appropriately in emotional situations, and resolve difficult guests and situations in an understanding way with the overall safety of the shelter in mind.
  • Prove to be an effective manager; show ability to lead RA's and associate staff in standard operating procedures with the goal of empowering and developing them to become leaders.


Occasionally = 1%-33%; Frequently = 34%-66%; Continuously = 67%-100%
  • Requires working with a diverse population, many of whom struggle with homelessness, addiction and mental illness - continuously.
  • Work is primarily indoors. It requires climbing stairs, sitting, standing, bending, and reaching - Continuously.
  • Requires a sustained level of high energy, stamina, and the ability to move about the store on a regular and ongoing basis - Continuously.
  • Requires the ability to hear, see, and speak clearly - continuously.

  • Computer, Microsoft Office, including excel, word and power point, copier, scanner, fax machine and multi-line phone system

  • Two-year college degree in applicable field of study preferred, or equivalent years of experience.
  • Two plus years' experience working with homeless families in crisis.
  • Experience managing children and positive parental interactions
  • :-Proven to be a fast learner and able to quickly assess and address issues as they arise:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 1:30pm

From $17.86/hour
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