Oct 30, 2021

Assistant Local Director for Greater Paterson

  • Child Evangelism Fellowship of New Jersey, North Jersey Chapter
  • Paterson, NJ USA
Full time Ministry Jobs Missionary Youth Ministry

Job Description

The Assistant Local Director for Greater Paterson is primarily responsible to develop effective primary ministry (Good News Clubs® and 5-Day Clubs®) in the Greater Paterson area through church and community partnerships.

 QUALIFICATIONS – The Assistant Local Director must:

  • Have a demonstrated love for Jesus Christ and prayer, and an unquestionable passion to reach kids with the Gospel.
  • Be a continual learner, relevant, love people and demonstrate an ability to connect with people and communicate CEF’s vision.
  • Love the local church and other Christian organizations and value them as partners.
  • Have skills to provide leadership to groups, communicate vision, and conduct programs.
  • Affirm the CEF Statement of Faith and exercise biblical conduct publicly and privately.
  • Have completed one year of formal Bible Training (or equivalent).
  • Complete all necessary child protection policy requirements.
  • Urban ministry experience would be a plus.

 Once hired, the Assistant Local Director will be expected to:

  • Successfully complete the CEF Children’s Ministries Institute in the first year of service (full 12-week program, some of which may be completed online).
  • Maintain an incarnational ministry in Paterson by living in the area.

 MINISTRY – In the Greater Paterson area, the Assistant Local Director is responsible to:

  • Help grow the chapter’s local prayer program.
  • Aggressively pursue church and community partnerships to fulfill the purpose of CEF: evangelize, disciple and establish the next generation to God and His church. (Primarily through Good News Club and 5-Day Club.)
  • Cultivate relationships with resource churches, which may not be located in Paterson, but which have a heart for the city.
  • Equip, develop and encourage volunteer teams to serve God in this ministry.
  • Be involved in a minimum level of direct ministry with children to maintain an understanding of today’s child and evaluate the ministry’s effectiveness.
  • Organize and participate in ministry training events for Paterson volunteers.
  • Recruit students (grades 9-college) who may be potential Christian Youth In Action (CYIA), participate in CYIA training as requested by the local and state leaders, and help CYIA become/remain successful.
  • Participate in chapter events, projects, and training as requested by the local director.
  • Participate in ministry fundraising.

 LEADERSHIP – The Assistant Local Director will:

  • Meet regularly with the local director to strategize and assess progress and effectiveness in developing ministry in Paterson.
  • Develop leadership skills in Paterson area volunteers and CYIA.

 ADMINISTRATIVE – The Assistant Local Director must:

  • Communicate CEF policies and ensure primary ministry volunteers completed needed training and child protection policy compliance prior to participating in ministry.
  • Ensure that all ministry reports are submitted to the local director on a timely basis.
  • Keep contacts and activity current in the shared ministry CRM software.
  • Attend committee meetings and conferences as requested by the local director.

As a religious organization, CEF is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion.


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